• Good picture and sound quality
  • Pause Live TV feature


  • Lacks some advanced controls
  • Awkward USB media playback interface

At A Glance

Though other HDTVs offer more extras and options, the Vizio VT420M performs best where it matters most: image quality.

Manufacturer’s Description

This 42 HDTV complements any room's decor with its fashion forward design and dramatic java brown finish. It's feature rich with full 1080p high definition resolution and 120Hz Smooth Motion technology for beautifully bright and clear images, and includes a built-in multi-media feature enabling you to enjoy music and photos directly from your HDTV.

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The Specs

Broadcast Format Displayed 1080p
Broadcast Format Supported
  • 1080i
  • 1080p
  • 720p
Display size 42.0 inches
Viewable size 42.0 inches
Display type LCD
Aspect ratio 16:9
Resolution 1080p pixels
Refresh rate 120.0 Hz
General Information
UPC Code 845226002281
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • Digital Optical
  • HDMI
  • RCA Digital Coax (S/PDIF)
  • RS-232 - 9 pin D-Sub (DB-9)
  • S-Video
  • USB
  • VGA
Energy and Ergonomic Standards Met Energy Star


Lab Tests 2D
Brightness and Contrast Rating Very Good
Brightness and Contrast Score 3.6
Color Quality Rating Good
Color Quality Score 3.4
Detail Rating Good
Detail Score 3.4
Motion Rating Very Good
Motion Score 3.6
Power Usage
Green Rating Very Good
Green score 87.0
Power off 0.8   watts
Power on 90.0   watts