Excerpt: (1 items) Vizio’s SV420M isn’t the least-expensive HDTV in Vizio’s current 42-inch lineup. But this 42-inch, 120Hz, 1080p LCD model won’t break the bank either, and it delivers midrange image quality and excellent usability, plus one feature (picture-in-picture) that you typically don’t find at its price point. Vizio also touts the set as exceeding Energy Star 3 requirements, and in our tests we found that it did fall on the lower end of power consumption.
Pros: Picture-in-picture from two video sources, Lots of presets and customization options
Cons: No Internet or external-media support, Remote can't be programmed for other components
Excerpt: Coming from nowhere just a few years ago, this relatively new television manufacturer has managed to muscle its way into the ranks of the market leaders by selling its sets largely through major discount warehouse retailers like Costco. As the song goes, you gotta have a gimmick, and a low price with a high perceived value is a pretty good one. The SV420M is the least expensive entry here.