“a consumer reports for the cheap” — the new york times
Vizio E420VL 5 Star Rating: Cheapism Best Pick
Where to Buy Vizio E420VL
Not ready to buy?

Vizio has earned a reputation of making affordable yet good LCD TVs, and the E420VL is a good example of this. Walmart.com users rave about this TV's picture quality using superlatives such as "fantastic," "unbelievable," and "outstanding." LCDTV.net feels the E420Vl does display accurate, vibrant colors, but the set's black levels could be deeper. Cnet.com also would like the E420VL to have deeper black levels, but likes its picture quality and the fact that this TV is pretty cheap for a model with a 120Hz refresh rate.

In addition to the E420VL's 120Hz refresh rate, it has 3 HDMI ports, 1 component connection, 1 composite, a USB port, and a PC port. Like most of the TVs we reviewed, the E420VL has a 1080p resolution.

This 42-inch model is reasonably priced and delivers a solid picture. Although the TV's black levels may not be perfect, the E420VL does have a fantastic picture quality overall, and its fast 120Hz refresh rate should ensure a smooth picture even during fast-action sequences.

by Michael Sweet (Google+ Profile) – January 26, 2015
email Sign up for our
Free Newsletter

Other Recommended Cheap LCD TVs:

  • Vizio E480i-B2
  • Sony KDL-40W600B
  • TCL 48FS4610R Roku TV
  • Samsung UN40H5500