Vizio VT420M 42-Inch LCD HDTV Reviewed

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vizio_vt470m_LCD_HDTV_Reviewed.gifVizio has been hard at work designing their full product line of HDTV's to compliment every consumer's desire to own a high-quality HDTV for less than almost any other A/V manufacturer around. This well-designed HDTV retails for just under $1,000 and it contains a lot of design elements that most other LCD TV's listed at the same cost don't include, such as SRS TruSurround HD and SRS TruVolume, both audio technologies that make listening to this HDTV's attached inner speakers a joy to your ears.

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The 42-inch LCD screen displays a full 1080p HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 and contains a refresh rate of 120hz, along with smooth motion technology that insures there will be no motion blurring occurring as you start watching your Blu-ray or DVD collection using the VT420M as your main HDTV in your home theater configuration. This TV was designed with the consumer who needs an LCD TV to play video games on as well as watching DVD movies and TV shows with, so Vizio's designers made sure that this HDTV possesses a two million pixel resolution for both the avid video gamer as well as the common home theater fan.

This TV's high contrast ratio of 20,000: 1 results in an extremely vibrant display image, no matter what type of source material you happen to be watching. The fact that the VT420M comes with three HDMI inputs makes this specific high-definition TV very attractive to the consumer who needs to hook up his PS3 to this unit as well as his DVR and any other high-end audio/video component that delivers superb audio or video with an HDMI cable.

The five video modes that are easily switched via the very nicely designed remote control allows you to customize the color saturation levels and contrast to your own specifications if you prefer, but Vizio has done an excellent job of designing video modes for every type of movie or TV show available. The "movie" mode automatically softens up the video image of whatever you are watching so that the image replicates 35mm film resolution perfectly, and the "video game" mode brightens the contrast level of the video image so that the game you are playing looks more vibrant and 'alive'.

For the home theater consumer who is looking to upgrade their current HDTV that might lack certain design elements such as superior audio, smooth motion technology and multiple HDMI inputs, Vizio's VT420M should definitely fit the bill.

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HTR Product Rating for Vizio VT420M 42-Inch LCD HDTV

Criteria Rating

Performance

4.5

Value

4.5

Overall

4.5

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