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Vizio RBE420VL HDTV Review

February 10th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments


Vizio RBE420VL  is a 42 inch HDTV with full HD, 1080p resolution. The Vizio RBE420VL comes with 3 HDMI Inputs and and boasts a 120 Hz refresh rate. The higher refresh rate leads to blur free picture quality. This HDTV comes with 100,000 : 1 theoritical dynamic contrast ratio, though we do not want you to be bogged down in the specification numbers.

This HDTV should give you comparitively good sound quality with its SRS TruVolume and SRS TruSurround HD audio. The brightness of this TV at 500cd/m2 means that you will get pretty bright picture even in moderate lighting condition. The Vizio RBE420VL comes with the ability to adjust the brightness automatically based upon the lighting condition of the home.

If you wish to take full advantage of the 1080p resolution, your CATV source must supply the real 1080p resolution in channels that have them. You may like to call your CATV operator to change the set top box, so it can supply the content in Full HDTV.


As part of the Vizio RBE420VL Review, which is essentially based upon the specifications, we present you a brief set of features that this HDTV comes with.

– Full HD 1080p or 1920 x 1080 resolution
– Relatively high brightness of 500cd/m2 – enables viewing in daylight
– 3 HDMI Inputs ( two in the rear and one in the side)
– 100,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
– 5-ms. response time
– Wide 178-degree vertical as well as horizontal viewing angles
– Built-in ATSC/QAM digital tuner

The Vizio RBE420VL HDTV also comes with a USB connector that you can use to view pictures or video contents stored in a USB pen drive. You may also connect the VGA output of your older notebooks to this HDTV to view its content on the HDTV. Besides the HDMI it also provides 2 component video inputs and a composite video input.

Vizio RBE420VL HDTV is available at $499.00 ( at the time of writing) at Walmart, making it one of the most competitive 42 inch HDTV. You may however like to explore Samsung TVs which has been providing decent quality video at an affordable price. The Vizio RBE420VL HDTV does not come with wired and wireless networking capability.

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