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Vizio M420NV Razor LED 42" LCD Preview

Vizio M420NV Razor LED 42” LCD

Vizio M420NV Razor LED 42” LCD


  • Product Name: M420NV Razor LED 42” LCD
  • Manufacturer: Vizio
  • Review Date: April 23, 2010 01:15
  • MSRP: $1079.99
  • First Impression: Pretty Cool
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Model #: M420NV

  • Size: 42"
  • Viewable: 42.02" diagonal
  • Tuner: ATSC/Clear QAM Tuner
  • Native Panel Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Signal Compatibility: Supports 1080p (FHDTV), 1080i(HDTV), 720p(HDTV), 480p(EDTV), 480i(SDTV)
  • Colors: 1.06 Billion
  • Computer Support: 1920x1080, 1360x768, 1024x768, 800x600, 640x480 via VGA/HDMI
  • Display Compatibility: 1080p(FHDTV)
  • Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 100,000:1 w/DCR
  • Brightness: 450 cd/m2 (typical)
  • Response Time: 6.5ms
  • Viewable Angle: 178/178 degrees (horizontal/vertical)
  • Pixel/Dot Pitch: 0.4845mm (H) x 0.4845mm(H)
  • SRS TruSurround HD: Yes
  • SRS TruVolume: Yes
  • SRS TruSurround XT: No



  • HDMI with HDCP 4
  • RF Connector for Internal Tuner 1
  • Composite Video: 1 
  • Component YPbPr plus Stereo Audio: 1
  • S-Video: 
  • Computer RGB: 1
  • USB Ports: 



  • HDMI with HDCP 3 
  • RF Connector for Internal Tuner  
  • Component YPbPr plus Stereo Audio: 
  • Composite Video: 
  • S-Video:  
  • Computer RGB:  
  • USB Ports:  
  • Music (MP3):  
  • Video (MPG):  
  • Photo (JPEG):  



  • SPDIF Digital Optical: 1 
  • Stereo Audio: 1 
  • Headphones:  



  • Refresh Rate: 120Hz
  • Smooth Motion: Yes
  • LED: Yes, Edge Type LED LCD
  • Picture-in-Picture (PIP): Yes
  • Picture-outside-Picture (POP): Yes
  • Zero Bright Pixel Defect Guarantee:  
  • V-Chip: Yes
  • 3D Comb Filter: Yes
  • 3:2 or 2:2 Reverse Pull-down: Yes
  • ATSC with 8VSB & QAM demodulation: Yes
  • ATSC with MPEG-2 decoding: Yes
  • NTSC Video decoding via Video: Yes
  • Progressive Scan Video: Yes
  • Color Temperature: 5400K, 6500K and 9300K
  • Color Fine Tuning: Independent Red, Green and Blue
  • Speakers: 10W x 2 speakers
  • Panel Lamp Life (typical): 30,000 Hours
  • Voltage Range: 240 Vac at 50/60Hz
  • Power Consumption: 75W (Avg), 0.37W Standby
  • Remote: VUR12



  • Gross: 48.88 lbs
  • Net With Stand: 39.51 lbs
  • Without Stand: 36.4 lbs



  • With Stand: 43.9"W x 27.6"H x 9.4"D
  • Without Stand: 43.9"W x 24.9"H x 2.0"D
  • Packaging Dimensions: 45.3"W x 32.7"H x 12.8"D




COMPLIANCES Energy Star 4.0, ATSC Spec A/65, EIA/CEA-766-A



  • Hole Pattern: VESA standard 200 x 200 mm spacing
  • Screw Size: M6 
  • Screw Length: 20.0 mm 
  • Screw Pitch: 1.0 m


VIZIO WARRANTY One Year Parts & Labor Free Lifetime Technical Support


Executive Overview

With only a 1.15” thin profile, this 42” RazorLED LCD HDTV offers razor sharp clarity with 1080p full high definition resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate delivering sharp, blur free images.  This stylish M420NV has an aesthetic that captures that hip, cool facture like none other with its round edges and sleek bezel design.  The dynamic 100,000:1 contrast ratio provide deeper blacks and brighter whites with an astounding array of colors that stand out brilliantly adding to the rich detail and deep contrast on this TV.  Also included is the digital ambient light sensor ensuring you will always have the best picture and most efficient energy savings by adjusting the brightness based on the lighting conditions of your room.   Experience advanced audio technologies such as SRS TruSurround HD with explicit dialog clarity and SRS TruVolume to neutralize the sound in between commercials and your favorite movie or TV programs.  Enjoy ultimate connectivity with up to four high definition inputs and take pleasure in knowing this energy efficient LED LCD HDTV exceeds new ENERGY STAR 4.0 Guidelines by 30% and consumes 51% less energy than the 2009 model, conserving our planet’s resources while saving you money.

Audioholics hasn't yet done a formal review of this product, but we wanted to get as much information as possible to our readers in order to help them make the best possible purchasing decisions. If possible, we will provide additional info or even a product review at a later date.  

For more information, please visit: http://www.vizio.com/flat-panel-hdtvs/m420nv.html


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Tony is our resident expert for lifestyle and wireless products including soundbars. He does most of the reviews for wireless and streaming loudspeakers and often compares soundbars in round ups and helps us cover the trade shows.

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