Vizio SV422XVT LCD HDTV First Impressions Review

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Tour & Design

Tour & Design Summary
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Front


The front of the SV422XVT is dominated by the screen itself, a 42-inch LCD panel that can display the full HD quotient of 1920 by 1080 pixels. Around the edge of the screen is the dark shiny plastic bezel which nicely offsets the screen, although it does show reflections occasionally. Below this there is a metal plate that proudly displays the processing capabilities of the screen, and the two speakers are located on either side of this. The wide stand is on the bottom of the display.

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  • The front of the SV422XVT *

Back


There are two main areas of interest on the back of the SV422XVT: the power socket on the left side, and the ports on the right. We'll discuss the ports in more detail later on. Another thing to note here are the screw holes for a standard VESA mount and the two hand holds at the top for carrying the screen.

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*The back of the SV422XVT *

Sides


There is nothing on the right side of the display, but the controls and side ports are on the left side of the display. From the top, we have controls for power, Widgets, channel up and down, volume up and down, and the input switch. Below this are three USB ports for connecting devices such as USB thumb drives, hard disks or digital cameras.

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The left and right sides of the SV422XVT

Stand/Mount

 


The stand of the SV422XVT is a pretty standard affair made from plastic, with a wide base that should hold the screen level and avoid it tipping over.

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*The stand of the SV422XVT *

Aesthetics


The SV422XVT has a clean, smart design that's more about function than form. Our only issues are the glossiness of the bezel and the metal plate below the screen, which slightly distracts from the image on the screen.

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Sections

  1. Tour & Design
  2. Performance Features
  3. Connectivity & Media
  4. Controls, Menu & Remote
  5. Conclusion
  6. Series Comparison

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