Summary: The included remote is pretty uninspired, just a couple of dedicated buttons for smart features to set it apart from a generic clicker. Value It's the bottom line that counts. For consumers who are concerned as much with cost as with performance, it's tough to do better than the Vizio E0i-A1. This competent performer is a near-stellar choice when compared to LED TVs in its price class.
Pros: Great black levels, Non-reflective screen, Good streaming features
Cons: Local dimming causes some black crush, Mediocre color performance, Refresh rate only 60 Hz
Vizio's LCD TV finally fulfills its earlier promise
5 February 2013
Summary: The Vizio E series offers picture quality nearing the more expensive M series and is a very good choice if you value its Smarts and styling.
Pros: The Vizio E0i series shows deep black levels, a uniform screen, and commendable bright-room performance, making it a solid midlevel LCD TV. The Smart content selection is excellent. With its thin bezel, the set has a more compact, sleeker look than many competitors.
Cons: The set's local-dimming system can cause crushing, obscuring shadow detail; the dimming effect can be very obvious on some scenes; the so-called 120Hz refresh rate does nothing to improve picture quality.
Conclusion: 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 to have at the center of our home theater. Those looking to move into the 1080p Smart TV arena without breaking the bank will find the Vizio E420i-A0 a formidable contender.
Pros: Good picture quality, Relatively slim design, Excellent Smart TV platform, Great feature set, Affordable
Cons: Minor white washout on select mediums, Occasional jitter in fast-paced scenes, Smart Dimming feature lowers picture quality