• Excelent remote control
  • Low price
  • Excellent remote control


  • Images marred by digital artifacts
  • Can't turn off illuminated logo on bezel
  • Can't turn off illuminated logo on bezel
  • Images marred by digital artifacts

At A Glance

While it put up good numbers all-around, this 42-inch, 240Hz set had a hard time displaying fine details.

Manufacturer’s Description

Breaking the mold of traditional HDTVs, the VIZIO XVT series brings you the latest, cutting edge HDTV technologies. From 1080p full high definition resolution, to 240Hz SPS, 50,000:1 contrast ratio and advanced sound technologies. The XVT series epitomizes what HDTV should be.

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The Specs

Broadcast Format Displayed 1080p
Broadcast Format Supported
  • 1080i
  • 1080p
  • 720p
Brightness 500.0 lumens
Display size 42.0 inches
Contrast ratio 50000:1
Viewable size 42.02 inches
Display type LCD
Aspect ratio 16:9
Response time 4.0
Resolution 1080p pixels
Refresh rate 120.0 Hz
General Information
UPC Code 845226002304
Ports and Connections
S-Video-In S-Video (Input)
Audio Input Audio - 1/8" Mini (3.5mm)(Input)
  • Front/Side HDMI (Input)
  • HDMI (Input) Input
Audio Digital Optical Digital Optical Audio (Output)
Available Interfaces
  • Digital Optical
  • HDMI
  • RCA Digital Coax (S/PDIF)
  • S-Video
  • USB
  • VGA
Component Video
  • Component (Input)
  • Front/Side Component (Input)
Energy and Ergonomic Standards Met Energy Star


Lab Tests 2D
Brightness and Contrast Rating Good
Brightness and Contrast Score 2.8
Color Quality Rating Good
Color Quality Score 2.9
Detail Rating Good
Detail Score 2.9
Motion Rating Very Good
Motion Score 4.0
Power Usage
Green Rating Very Good
Green score 87.0
Power off 0.1   watts
Power on 91.2   watts