VIZIO E3D420VX LED LCD 3D HDTV Review$729.00
The VIZIO E3D420VX is a television that offers advanced features to the average consumer. Frequently, 3D and streaming video are come with a higher price tag. Most people cannot afford to drop a couple thousand dollars on a television and thus are prevented from being able to experience these exciting frontier technologies. VIZIO makes these attributes affordable in more ways than one. The E3D420VX is one of few televisions that uses passive 3D technology, which means no expensive glasses. With this TV, the whole family can view 3D without spending an extra $1000.
Features are not the only strong point of the VIZIO E3D420VX. Looking at performance alone, the E3D420VX competes with high-end models from strong brands in the categories of color accuracy and motion processing. It certainly outclasses its entry-level brethren with these pros, as well as a strong contrast ratio.
A few drawbacks are worth noting. We saw some color artifacts that we could not get rid of, specifically a blueish tint to some of our high frequency patterns as well as a circular yellowing at the edges of the picture, most noticeable on an all-white screen. The DLNA offerings are great, but the interface software may need another round of tweaking to get rid of bugs that, at one point, prevented us from accessing the streaming content at all.
All together, the VIZIO E3D420VX is an affordable way to get into 3D and internet streaming video, without sacrificing strong visual quality.