Conclusion: The Vizio GV42L is a decent LCD option for game consoles or other "clean" sources of video, but regular TV was tainted by distracting artifacts, and the set's default color quality meant that professional help would be required to achieve realistic results.
Pros: Low price. Comprehensive picture controls for a value HDTV.
Cons: Poor video-processing performance. Excessive edge enhancement. Inconsistent color tracking.
The Vizio GV42L 42" LCD HDTV: Modest Price, Great Picture
18 September 2006
Summary: In the past few years, Vizio has built a good reputation as a company that provides solid picture quality at budget prices, both with Plasma and LCD displays. Their motto is "Where Vision Meets Value," clearly positioning them in the second-tier display market.