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Vizio VP423 Review – 42-inch Plasma HDTV

Originally Reviewed on September 22nd, 2008

Review of Vizio VP423 – 42″ Plasma HDTV Vizio VP423

Popular for its low-cost LCD TV’s, this time Vizio group has incorporated advanced LCD technology to bring out a much advanced high definition plasma HDTV. Vizio VP423 is one from such high definition television range. This HDTV model is built around a technology that guarantees the sharpest and most detailed image.

Both feature as well as performance wise, Vizio VP423 has lots of similarities with that of Vizio VP422. Both have spacious 42” screen sizes. Like VP422, Vizio’s VP423 plasma HDTV too boasts a 1024×720 compressed signal resolution with an impressive 30,000:1 contrast ratio. Its 4x HDMI inputs help in bringing the best screen resolution ideal for your big screen. Superior panel technology found in Vizio VP422 is also present in this model. This technology enables in getting half-original brightness for up to 60,000 hours! Priced around $899.99, Vizio VP423 is perfect for fastest action movies, sports. Its game option is another hit factor.

Vizio VP423 Features & Specifications Review:

Size: 42-in*
*Viewable: 42.32-in
Tuner: Integrated NTSC/ATSC/QAM HDTV TunerS
upported TV Formats: 1080i

Native Panel Resolution: 1024 x 768
Supported PC Resolutions: 1024 x 768, 800 x 600

Panel Type: 42″ Diagonal*, 16:9 Wide Screen, Plasma Panel
Panel Specifications: Anti-Static and hard coated surface
Pixel/Dot Pitch: 0.912 (H) mm x 0.693 mm (V)
Display Compatibility: HDTV (1080i)
Signal Compatibility: 480i (SDTV), 480P (EDTV), 720P (HDTV), 1080i (HDTV)
Response Time:
Colors: 16.7 million
Brightness: 1,500 cd/m2 (typical)
Contrast Ratio: 30,000:1 (typ)
Viewable Angle: <178° (horizontal and vertical)

RF (F Connector for internal tuner): 1
HDMI with HDCP: 4
Analog Stereo Audio for HDMI Inputs: 1
Component YPbPr plus Stereo Audio: 1
Composite Video: 1
S-Video plus Stereo Audio: 1
Computer RGB plus Stereo Audio: 1
Service Port: 1

Analog Audio out (RCA): 1
5.1 SPDIF Digital Optical Audio: 1
Headphone (Stereo Mini-Jack): 0

Additional Information
Picture-in-Picture (PIP)
Picture-outside-Picture (POP)
Closed Caption (CC)
3D Comb Filter
3:2 or 2:2 Reverse Pull-down
ATSC with 8VSB & QAM demodulation
ATSC with MPEG-2 decoding
NTSC Video decoding via RF: Yes, thru Antenna, Cable, or Satellite
NTSC Video decoding via Video: Yes, thru CVBS, S-Video, or Component
Progressive Scan Video: Yes, thru Component YPbPr, VGA or HDMI
HDTV: Yes, thru HDMI or Component YPbPr
Computer: 640×480, 800×600,1024×768, 1360×768 via VGA or HDMI
Sound enhancement: Yes
Color Temperature: 6500K (standard), 5400K and 9300K
Color Fine Tuning: Independent Red, Green and Blue
Audio: Built-in 10W x 2
Lamp (LCD) / Panel (PDP) Life: 60000 hours
Power: IEC Connector for direct power line connection
Voltage Range100 ~ 240 Vac at 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption: 350W average
Removable Base

VIZIO Warranty
One Year Parts & Labor
Free Lifetime Technical Support
Free On-Site Repair on VIZIO Televisions 30″ and above
Zero Bright Pixel Defects Guaranteed: No

Vizio VP423 is a standout because of it fast speed and better resolution picture quality. With over 16 million natural colors reproduction display with an amazing 30,000:1 contrast ratio, and a blazing speed of 1000x faster than other flat panel televisions, it’s got to be different! Because of its compressed signal resolution, you can enjoy crystal clear image. It’s HD Component, 4-HDMI (v1.3), and RGB (VGA) Input can be used for multiple purpose of entertainment like video, audio and even games.

However, a close look at the specification details will give you an idea that Vizio VP423 is similar in many ways with its predecessor VP422. Starting from screen size, to resolution speed, color contrast ratio to price, these two models appear like twins. Choose this model for an enjoyable HDTV experience at an affordable price. gives Vizio VP423 8/10 stars!

One Customer Review for “Vizio VP423 Review – 42-inch Plasma HDTV”

  1. Vizio Sucks's reviewOctober 05, 2008

    Don’t Buy VIZIO They Suck Big Time !!!!!!!!!!!

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