Yesterday, from Costco, for $429.99, I purchased a Vizio, E420-A0, a 2-D version of the Vizio, E420D-A0, 3-D model. The purpose and intended usage of this unit is to be used in a home office, for general cable TV viewing. This unit will not be hooked up to a Blu-ray player. It will be hooked up to a Comcast, HD, cable box.
The purpose of the thread is to highlight the Vizio, E420-A0 for anybody considering this model based on the above stated usage; a general purpose television.
I have not opened the box yet, it's warming up as it sits in the living room so as to not have condensation issues.
The E420-A0 does not have 3-D, Wi-Fi and has 60Hz vs 120Hz refresh at a rate of 6ms, when compared to it's sibling, the E420D-A0. With state/local sales taxes, I picked the unit up at a local Chico, CA, Costco, with an extended 3yr refundable (Cost $30.00), in house repair, warranty, state/local taxes include, for <$500.00.
The unit has a full, LED back light, forty-two inch, LCD screen. One can go to vizio.com for specification.
The unit un-boxed nicely with only the base to attach and batteries to put into the remote control. Set up was intuitive as the first time turned on, automatically, the setup program came up, choose language and that was it. In the menu, switch to HDMI in and for video display, we used the standard, factory setting.
From there, it was off to cable, movie watching using Sennheiser, cordless headphones. So far, having used the television for about an hour of various programming, overall, for the price, I'm a happy camper.
More to be added as the usage continues but FYI, I'm not a picture, video kinda guy so I won't be including images with this review/report.