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VIZIO E420i Recommended Product
42" 120Hz Oct 2013
Display Diagonal HD Type High Frequency Rate Wi-Fi Release Date
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15 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This VIZIO television was given a "Recommended" award by who said that this television was good.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Three experts from sites including, and have rated this TV on average 72%.

Good Size

One VIZIO E420i reviewer concluded that the VIZIO E420i was thin. One VIZIO E420i reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this TV was compact. said “The set has a more compact, sleeker look t”.

One VIZIO E420i reviewer said in their reviews that this TV was a good weight.

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Good Picture Quality

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that it had good picture quality.

Good Technical Features

Some VIZIO E420i owners reckoned that the product had good features. gave it a rating of 4 stars and mentioned in their review of the VIZIO E420i “Great feature set”. also said “Samsung says that sets offer identical features (save weight and dim”.

Good Product Quality

Two people who reviewed the VIZIO E420i reckoned that it was good quality. said “The E420i-A0's solid picture quality, useable on-board audio”. also wrote “Good picture quality”.


Several VIZIO E420i reviewers concluded that the product was well made. wrote “Commendable bright-room performance, making it a solid midlevel LCD TV” in their review.

Good Sound Quality

One person who purchased it concluded that it had good sound quality.

Nice Design

One customer who bought it concluded that it was a good design. wrote three years ago “Relatively slim design” in their review of this TV.

Easy to Use

One person who reviewed it thought it had a good interface.

Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The VIZIO E420i has a WiFi connection. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the E420i do not have a WiFi connection.

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VIZIO TVs Have Good Reviews

On average VIZIO mid-size TVs have good reviews as do all televisions produced by VIZIO.


802.11n WiFi Standard

This television supports an 802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that are a similar age to it.

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1080p Video Mode

This television supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as it.

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Three HDMI Ports

three HDMI ports

Most mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the E420i have between one and four HDMI ports, including the VIZIO E420i which has three HDMI ports.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The VIZIO E420i does not support smart TV features, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago also do not support smart TV features.

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Not 3D Compatible

The VIZIO E420i is not 3D compatible. Most of the other TVs that have been around for more than two years are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the E420i, the VIZIO E420i does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other TVs of this age and spec, the VIZIO E420i does not feature OLED technology.

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Fairly Thick

Across all the comparable spec TVs that were launched around the same time as the E420i the thicknesses range from 3.5mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 62mm. At 80 millimeters, the VIZIO E420i has a fairly thick thickness compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the E420i.

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3 Other reasons to consider the VIZIO E420i

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when VIZIO released the E420i.

Average Refresh Rate

The VIZIO E420i has a relatively typical refresh rate (120 hertz) compared to most of the other televisions of a similar age and type to the E420i.

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1 Award Recommended Product

Expert Reviews

6 May 2015

S Vizio's E420i-B0 42-Inch 1080p LED Smart TV displays poor gray uniformity. It also has viewing angles which aren't top-notch. But it offers something not many TVs do: it works amazingly as a...

20 April 2013

A few minor quirks aside, we think this Vizio TV provides real value. The E420i-A0's solid picture quality, useable on-board audio and impressive Smart TV interface make it a product we'd be happy...

Good picture quality
Relatively slim design
Excellent Smart TV platform
Great feature set
Minor white washout on select mediums
Occasional jitter in fastpaced scenes
Smart Dimming feature lowers picture quality
The set's local-dimming LED backlight and so-called 120Hz refresh rate do nothing to improve picture quality, making the E-Series a less impressive value than it might first appear
5 February 2013

Despite being unable to fulfill the expectations raised by its specification sheet, the Vizio E-Series remains a good choice if you value its Smarts and styling...

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Electricity cost when switched on $76.49
Electricity cost when on standby $4.66
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Total running cost over 5 years $81.15
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the VIZIO E420iuses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.53 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers e420ia1, vizio e420ia1
Barcodes 00845226007798