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Vizio L42 HDTV

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The Vizio L42 HDTV looks quite stylish but it is certainly not the most stunningly beautiful TV around. The L42 is packed with a black frame surrounding the 42-inch-diagonal screen mounted just over silver speakers. The most prominent thing on the frame is the HDMI and Vizio logos. The L42 measures about 41.3 X 29.8 X 11.4 inches (WHD) with the stand and weighs 73.3 pounds. Like all the other flat-panel HDTVs, the L42 can also be wall mounted. The remote of the VIzio is nothing to talk about and comes wi…

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The Vizio L42 HDTV looks quite stylish but it is certainly not the most stunningly beautiful TV around. The L42 is packed with a black frame surrounding the 42-inch-diagonal screen mounted just over silver speakers. The most prominent thing on the frame is the HDMI and Vizio logos. The L42 measures about 41.3 X 29.8 X 11.4 inches (WHD) with the stand and weighs 73.3 pounds. Like all the other flat-panel HDTVs, the L42 can also be wall mounted. The remote of the VIzio is nothing to talk about and comes without any backlight. There are too many keys and at times it can be tough to differentiate between them. One of the good things is the direct access keys for different inputs.

The Vizio L42 has most of the features that are offered in all other HDTV brands. The L42 picture section offers three presets and neither of them can be adjusted. There is a fourth Custom mode, which is independent for each input. There are three color-temperature presets to choose from and you can adjust the red, green, and blue (RGB) using these preset functions. There is also an adjustable backlight control to turn the intensity of the lamp behind the screen. You can increase it or decrease it depending on your requirement. Some of the other features include picture-in-picture (PIP), freeze mode, and an ATSC tuner to get your hands on over-the-air high-def and digital stations. The aspect-ratio controls are quite average. There are a good selection of inputs at the back including two component-video inputs, one A/V input with composite and S-Video, and one VGA-style RGB computer input. The L42 also has a single RF input, an analog audio output, and an optical digital audio output. C-NET ranks the Vizio as an inexpensive for a 42-inch LCD.

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