VIZIO E420i-B0 Review

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Editors rating

vizio VIZIO E420i-B0 is a huge leap forward considering the value TV range offered by VIZIO this year. This model homes in a full-array LED TV with 5 LED zones for dimming. There are in fact two models of the E series E420i (with Internet) and E420 (without Internet). The VIZIO E420i-B0 is perfect for your bedroom and super easy to install.


VIZIO E420i-B0 – 42 Inch 1080p Full Array LED Smart TV

Picture Performance

The VIZIO E420i-B0’s image quality cannot be compared to that of a plasma display regarding depth and contrast but it offers great value. If you watch a TV show like Game of Thrones with it the darker scenes will distort a little and the black color will depict a haze over it too. The overall color with the VIZIO E420i-B0 is just above average quality but to some more is desired. However, the black levels can be adjusted by the Black Detail option under the Advanced Picture Setting menu. It does provide a significant boost to the overall picture quality.

Viewing Angle

The viewing angles with the VIZIO E420i-B0 are not that bad. With the Black Detail option adjusted accordingly the viewing angle gets better but the view distorts after crossing 25 degrees or more.

Calibration Option

You have to opt for the best picture mode with the VIZIO E420i-B0 to get the best out of it. The VIZIO E420i-B0 offers standard, calibrated, calibrated dark, game and vivid TV modes to choose from. My personal favorite is the calibrated dark as it displays blacker blacks and brighter brights. It gives the picture quality a much needed boost.

Smart TV Features

The VIZIO E420i-B0 comes with the VIZIO Internet Apps Plus platform that is pretty decent. Of course it is not up to the standard of the LG WebOS or the Samsung Smart Hub but still it offers some decent features. Plus means that it is a revised version of the earlier platform that enables built in WiFi and loads HD content streaming faster. It supports streaming content from Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, VUDU, MGO, Hulu Plus, YouTube, and more. The Internet Apps Plus is easy to setup and provides fast streaming speeds over WiFi, which is the most common issue with other Smart TV platforms nowadays.



The Pros and Cons about the VIZIO E420i-B0


  • FHD 1080p
  • 6 LED Zones for active dimming
  • Speaker output 10W*2
  • 802.11n Built-in WiFi
  • 10mm super thin bezel outlook
  • Under the $500 price range


  • Poor side viewing angles
  • A constant high-pitch buzz when the TV is on
  • The thin/light bezel body is hard to wall-mount


Customer Reviews and Scores

I found a whopping 1210 customer reviews at the time of writing this review and they awarded a solid 4.2 stars out of 5 on average.



The VIZIO E420i-B0 certainly holds pride in its value add point of identity. The picture quality compared with its price tag is good but it is desired to be even better in the future model by its buyers. The buyers of the VIZIO E420i-B0 are pleased with the product ranging under the $500 price tag and would recommend this TV to others. 

Conclusion Rating
Picture Quality
4 stars
Viewing Angle
3 stars
Smart TV Features
4 stars
Sound Quality
4 stars
Value For Money
5 stars

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