VIZIO XVT423SV 42-Inch Full HD 1080p LED LCD HDTV with VIA Internet Application, Black

By R. Garcia

This review is from: VIZIO XVT423SV 42-Inch Full HD 1080p LED LCD HDTV with VIA Internet Application, Black (Electronics)

I got this TV because it has features that are more commonly found in much more expensive TV's, and the one expert review out there said very good things. In particular I wanted the dimming (non-edge) LED lighting and the ambient room sensor (except I've ended up turning that off, oh well), and I didn't need to pay more to get thinner than 3". Another price note to Amazon: you're being undersold! I paid $998 at Sam's Club, and just saw that it's now being sold at $899.

I'm happy with the image. A review has suggested that it looks bad when viewing it from the side, which is the main reason why we went to see it in person before buying. Like any other LCD it's not as good as a plasma screen--which wouldn't work in our window-filled room--but I don't think it's at all bad.

Even better, it's doing well with tennis! We watched the first day of the US Open on someone else's HDTV and noticed that the tennis ball's fast movement across the court looked noticeably jagged. We set this TV up on the second day, and it looks smooth (and that's with the dejugger/smoothing settings set to low).

I also like the looks of the TV. One expert review calls them "generic," but I want a TV to fit with my house, not vice versa. The matte screen means it doesn't reflect, which is great for the picture when it is on and for the room as a whole when it is off (less noticeable). Another reviewer noted that the VIZIO name stays orange when it's on standby/off. I find this more annoying in principle than in impact. Still, I'm *almost* tempted to go get some black electrical tape...

The setup was easy: it connected to our wireless without problem, programming the remotes was easy, etc. The 5 HDMI connectors are generous. Right now we're using 2 HDMI's (TiVo and computer), the component & RCA (DVD) and the RCA sound out. Someday we'll replace the older components and go to all HDMI/digital sound, I assume. I look forward to the promised software updates that will allow streaming through wireless and/or the USB ports!

I haven't tried out the internet widgets (I don't really care), and since we haven't gotten a high-def DVD player yet, I don't know how it does with film's 1080p/24 output. I haven't had any problems with smells.

    * TruLEDTM backlighting with Smart Dimming (128 zones)
    * VIZIO Internet AppsTM
    * Built-in WiFi 802.11n dual-band
    * Bluetooth Universal Remote Control
    * 240Hz refresh rate

Product Details

    * Product Dimensions: 27.7 x 3 x 40.6 inches ; 37.7 pounds
    * Shipping Weight: 52 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
    * Shipping: This item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.
    * Item model number: XVT423SV
    * Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

Product Description

VIZIO's XVT423SV 42" TruLED™ LCD HDTV with VIZIO Internet Apps delivers the ultimate HDTV experience. Packed with the latest technology, this high performance HDTV combines advanced picture quality, immersive virtual high definition sound and premium wireless Internet connectivity with built-in Wi-Fi 802.11n dual-band so you can enjoy the convenience of on-demand movies, TV shows, social networking, music, photos and more with just the push of a button on the premium Bluetooth QWERTY keyboard universal remote.

TruLED LCD HDTV graphic
Backlit LED blocks turn on and off based on the real-time content.

VIZIO Wi-Fi dual band 802.11n HD graphic
Quick and easy 802.11N wireless networking built-in.

VIZIO's VUR10 QWERTY remote used for Internet Apps
Control TV and Internet Apps via remote with QWERTY keypad.

240Hz SPS Smooth Motion technology graphic
240Hz SPS technology delivers 240 scenes per second for clarity.

Featuring full array TruLED backlighting with Smart Dimming for brilliant clarity, 240Hz SPS* refresh rate for sharper, blur free images, full 1080p high definition detail and 10,000,000 to 1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio delivering deeper blacks and brighter whites through contrast and dimensions, the XVT423SV renders every image with amazing precision, color and contrast. Enjoy immersive virtual high definition sound with SRS TruSurround HD premium audio processing and SRS TruVolume, eliminating volume inconsistencies between programming. Take pleasure in knowing this energy efficient LED LCD HDTV exceeds new ENERGY STAR 4.1 guidelines, conserving our planet’s resources while saving you money.
Key Features

      Front view of the VIZIO XVT423SV 42-inch full 1080p TruLED LCD HDTV
      Advanced 42-inch picture quality with immersive virtual high definition sound and premium wireless Internet connectivity.
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    * 42-inch HDTV featuring 1920 x 1080 pixels and support for 1.06 billion colors.
    * Features VIZIO TruLED and Smart Dimming Technologies providing backlit illumination of the screen that results in breathtaking clarity and depth of color, while consuming up to 50 percent less energy than other HDTVs.
    * Full 1080p High Definition Resolution gives you over 2 million pixels, making the clarity and detail of your picture razor sharp.
    * 10,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio giving you deeper blacks and brighter whites.
    * 240Hz refresh rate delivers 240 scenes per second, producing enhanced frame rate and delivering sharper clarity of fast action scenes for blur free images.
    * 178/178 Degree Horizontal/Vertical Viewing Angle results in a crisp and clear picture that is easily visible from just about anywhere in the room.
    * Two built-in 15-watt speakers provide room-filling sound.
    * SRS Audio Technologies: SRS TruVolume evens out dynamics to limit volume inconsistencies between programming, while SRS TruSurround HD delivers immersive virtual high-definition surround sound out of the unit's two speakers.
    * Connect to the Internet Via Integrated Wireless-N Wi-Fi or via the included Ethernet port.
    * VIZIO Internet Apps (VIA) let you easily connect to the Internet and stream movies and TV shows, listen to music and get the latest news, sports and weather. VIA comes with Amazon Video on Demand, Flickr, Netflix, Rhapsody, Twitter, VUDU and Yahoo TV Widgets pre-loaded on the TV, ready to launch on-screen at the touch of a single button on the remote. You can continually discover and download more apps from other content and service providers by browsing our gallery of apps that is dynamically updated right on your VIZIO HDTV. (Learn more)
    * Customized Bluetooth remote with slide out QWERTY keypad enables you to control your TV, even type on-screen, from any spot in the room--all without having to point the remote at the TV. This universal remote also uses infrared to control all of the A/V devices connected to their HDTV, such as DVD and Blu-ray players, VCRs, audio devices, cable and satellite set-top boxes, DVRs, and other components.
    * ECO HD exceeds the current Energy Star Guidelines by 50 percent below Energy Star 3.0, saving you money on your utility bills while limiting the impact on our planet.
    * Mercury Free Display: The display's backlight is environmentally-friendly due to the fact that LED backlights do not utilize mercury, an environmentally harmful substance.
    * Warranty: One year parts and labor, and free lifetime technical support.

Illustration of the back panel of the VIZIO XVT423SV 42-inch full 1080p TruLED LCD HDTV
Plenty of rear panel connections including 4 HDMI, component, Ethernet and more.
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Connections

    * HDMI (with HDCP): 5 (1 side)
    * Component: 1
    * Composite A/V: 1
    * RF: 1
    * PC input (RGB): 1
    * Ethernet: 1
    * SPDIF Digital Optical Output: 1
    * Stereo Audio Output: 1
    * USB: 3 (on the side)

Dimensions

    * TV with stand: 40.55" x 27.87" x 10.63" (WxHxD); 41.67 pounds
    * TV without stand: 40.55" x 2767" x 2.99" (WxHxD); 37.70 pounds
    * What size TV should you get?

What's in the Box

VIZIO XVT423SV TruLED LCD HDTV, VIZIO VUR10 remote control (2 AA batteries included), detachable base and thumb screw, power cord, VIZIO cloth, safety strap, user manual, quick setup guide, registration card.
Side view of the VIZIO XVT423SV 42-inch full 1080p TruLED LCD HDTV
1 HDMI and 3 USB at the side.
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Technical Specifications

    * Screen size: 42 inches
    * Tuner: ATSC/Clear QAM Tuner
    * Native Panel Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels
    * Signal Compatibility: 1080P (FHDTV), 1080I(HDTV), 720P(HDTV), 480P(EDTV), 480I(SDTV)
    * Display Compatibility: 1080P(FHDTV)
    * LED: Direct Type LED Backlight Technology with Smart Dimming - 128 zones
    * Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 10,000,000:1 w/DCR
    * Brightness: 500 nits
    * Response Time: 5ms
    * Picture-in-Picture (PIP): Yes
    * Picture-outside-Picture (POP): Yes
    * Zero Bright Pixel Defect Guarantee: Yes
    * V-Chip: Yes
    * 3D Comb Filter: Yes
    * 3:2 or 2:2 Reverse Pull-down: Yes
    * ATSC with 8VSB and QAM demodulation: Yes
    * ATSC with MPEG-2 decoding: Yes
    * NTSC Video decoding via Video: Yes
    * Progressive Scan Video: Yes
    * Color Fine Tuning: Independent Red, Green and Blue
    * Universal Remote: VIZIO Bluetooth Remote Control with Qwerty Keyboard - VUR10
    * Panel Lamp Life (typical): 30,000 hours
    * Voltage Range: 100~240 Vac at 50/60 Hz
    * Power Consumption: 146W (AVG), < 1W standby
    * Wall mount hole pattern: VESA standard 200mm x 200mm

Internet-Ready Television

Internet-ready TVs use your broadband connection to deliver dynamic content, whether it's streaming video from Netflix, new music from Pandora, or a quick glance at today's weather forecast.

Although there is overlap, each manufacturer offers a unique bundle of free or paid services, including streaming video and music, social networking apps, online photo galleries, news and financial updates, weather info, sports scores, and a variety of other smartphone-like applications.

Manufacturers continue to add new content to their offerings, keeping customers current through firmware updates, and making a bit of research a prudent step in your buying decision.