A new 42 inch LCD TV
For HDTV addicts that don’t want to pay a lot for their beloved device, the famous American company Vizio wants to lend a helpful hand with its newest model, E3D420VX. According to manufacturers, this device is able to bring an out-of-this-world 3D watching experience, open access to online goodies via Wi-Fi, enable users to listen to music and look at images they took with their cameras and give superb performance in the audio and video departments, all these at a more than reasonable bucks. Is the product as good as we are led to believe? We invite you to find out the answer from our review below.
1080p Full HD resolution
First things first, let’s see how the Vizio E3D420VX does in terms of design. As is the case with other products that come from the company, this one is also good-looking with its sleek and stylish black bezel that gives it an overall elegant look. The TV weighs 14.19kg and measures 3.3 x 40.2 x 25.9; these specs make the device occupy a good spot among the slimmest and lightest TVs out there. The front ships with a 42″ CCFL-backlit LCD screen. The display boasts the following: 1080p full HD resolution, 200.000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 16.7 million colors, 5 milliseconds time of response and a refresh rate at a value of only 120Hz. When we performed our usual tests on this TV we noticed that the dynamic contrast ratio was enough to produce, through dimensions and contrast, brighter whites and good black levels.
3D technology included
Since we talk of levels of black, they are superior to what the device’s predecessors were able to offer. Moreover, we enjoyed the fact that the same dynamic contrast ratio managed to deliver beautiful and vibrant colors; they truly provided a very good to reason to watch whatever we wanted on the TV’s screen. Details were rich, the depth of contrast was more than we’d imagined and the sharpness of images was excellent. The latest Vizio E3D420VX also comes with Theater 3D technology which, during our tests, provided very clear flicker-free 3D that was up to 50% brighter than standard 3D; you also get a pair of Theater 3D glasses. The resolution contained over 2.000.000 pixels, offering never before seen details and a clarity to compete with the best of the best in the industry.
The 178 degrees made viewing angles impressively wide.We had no problem looking at a movie from whatever angle we chose to do it.
The new E3D420VX features Wi-Fi technology and Internet Apps; they were easily accessible via the TV’s two-sided remote control with keyboard. The Wi-Fi technology provided easy and fast connection to the World Wide Web.
The device ships with 2 USB 2.0, 3 HDMI, 1 stereo audio, 1 Ethernet, 1 composite and many more. Regarding the 2 HDMI ports, they made connecting to High Definition satellite TV cable, home theater and other gadgets an easy affair, therefore providing a pleasurable watching environment. The TV offered multimedia support for photos and music.
In the sound department, the E3D420VX HDTV boasts TruVolume, SRS TruSurround and 20W speakers. As for general quality, we found the TV lacked the greatness of its competition.
You’ll be glad to know that this Vizio E3D420VX exceeds new Energy Star 4.2 Guidelines, which means that it doesn’t consume a lot of power like other standard TVs (only 93 Watts), there’s no mercury in sight in the LED edge lights and you’ll see a Green Leaf certification if you look closely at the product.
In the box which the device came with we found the following: remote control with batteries, user’s manual, one power cable, a pair of glasses aimed at basic 3D, one for premium 3D, one safety cable and cleaning cloth.
After this test we can conclude that if you consider buying a new TV with good performance and price, the latest Vizio E3D420VX is one of the best ones for you.
|* Display Technology: LCD|
|* Display Size: 47 inches|
|* 47-inch class (49.96 inches viewable) LCD HDTV with Full HD 1080p resolution|
|* View full-screen slideshows of your JPG photos from connected USB devices|
|* 100,000 to 1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio|
|* Built-in ambient light sensor adjusts backlight levels based on surroundings|
|* 1080p Full HD Resolution|
|* Two HDMI inputs for connecting your Full HD sources|
|* Exceeds ENERGY STAR 4.1 Guidelines|
|* Ambient Light Sensing technology|
|* Energy-efficient display exceeds ENERGY STAR 4.1 guidelines|
|* SRS TruVolume and SRS TruSurround HD audio|
|* Image Contrast Ratio: 100000:1|
|* Refresh Rate: 60Hz|
|* Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9|