Vizio E3D420VX review: Vizio 42-inch 3D LCD TV
The Vizio E3D420VX 42-inch 3D LCD TV is an affordable 3D LCD TV for only $699. This 42-inch 3D TV features Theater 3D, Vizio Internet Apps (VIA) and built-in WiFi 802.11n. The E3D420VX has full HD1080p resolution, 200,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and 120Hz refresh rate. The E3D420VX includes two pair of 3D glasses and the connectivity includes 3HDMI inputs. Please note, the E3D420VX is a LCD TV with CCFL backlight, not LED back light.
- Rich features with WiFi and Ethernet port
- Extensive Internet content such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon VOD
- Very good 3D picture quality
- Passive 3D TV with light and affordable 3D glasses
- 120Hz refresh rate
- LCD backlight
Vizio Theater 3D TV, or passive 3D TV, delivers flicker-free and brighter images and significantly reduces crosstalk compared to current Active Shutter 3D LCD TVs. The passive 3D TV uses polarized glasses, the same as used in 3D movie theater, which are much cheaper and lighter than active shutter glasses. You can get as many pairs as wish and enjoy 3D movie or sports with your family and friends for relative longer period of time. Recent reviews showed that the Vizio passive 3D TV does offer very good 3D effect comparing with active 3D TVs.
VIZIO Internet Apps (VIA) deliver web-based content directly to the television without the need for a PC or set-top box. Current Apps from top online content and service brands include: Netflix, Amazon Video On Demand, VUDU, Pandora, Facebook, Flickr, Rhapsody, Twitter, and Yahoo! TV Widgets. Additional Apps recently released include FandangoÂ, iMemories, MediaBox(TM), My-CastÂ®, TuneIn Radio(TM), Web Videos, Wiki TV and Yahoo Fantasy Football. Unfortunately, I still don’t see that Vizio supports Youtube. It is easy to control the apps with the two sided remote with keyboard.
The E3D420VX is energy efficient and exceed Energy Star 4.2 guidelines.
- Manufacturer: Vizio
- Model number: E3D420VX
- Product type: 3D LCD
- Screen Size: 42-inch
- Display technology: CCFL backlight
- Resolution: 1, 920X 1, 080
- Refresh rate: 120Hz
- Aspect ratio: 16:9
- Dynamic contrast ratio: 200,000:1
3D: Passive 3D
- Internet TV: VIA-Vizio Internet Apps
- HDMI with HDCP 2 rear and 1 side
- Ethernet 1rear
- USB 3 side
- SRS TruVolume limits volume inconsistencies between programming
- SRS TruSurroundHD.
Warranty and support
- One year part and labor
- 33.1 pounds with stand
- 40.2 x 27.6 x 9.0 Inches (W x H xD) with stand
- 40.2 x 25.9 x 3.3 Inches (W x H xD) without stand