Vizio E420i-A1 comparison

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Vizio E420i-A1

Vizio E420i-A1
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Panasonic TC-P55ST50

Panasonic TC-P55ST50
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Samsung PN64F8500

Samsung PN64F8500
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Samsung UN65F8000

Samsung UN65F8000
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Price $429 at 1 store $472 at 1 store $3,097 to $3,297 at 7 stores $1,899 to $2,999 at 2 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.4 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.4 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.2 (4.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.1 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 5.0 stars out of 1 review 0 stars No reviews, write one! 3.5 stars out of 14 reviews 4.5 stars out of 1 review 5.0 stars out of 1 review
Release date November 15, 2012 November 15, 2012 January 10, 2012 April 22, 2013 January 15, 2013
The Bottom Line The Vizio E series offers picture quality nearing the more expensive M series and is a very good choice if you value its Smarts and styling. The Vizio E series offers picture quality nearing the more expensive M series and is a very good choice if you value its Smarts and styling. With flagship-level picture quality for a midlevel price, the Panasonic ST50 series sets the value standard among videophile-grade TVs. Samsung's best-performing TV ever, the PNF8500 series pushes the plasma picture quality envelope, especially in bright rooms. The excellent yet expensive Samsung UNF8000 is a tour de force of LED LCD TV design, features, and picture quality.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Surround mode Yes
Yes
Yes
Info unavailable Yes
Sound effects SRS StudioSound
SRS TruSurround HD
SRS StudioSound
SRS TruSurround HD
3D Sound
Info unavailable DTS Premium Sound
3D technology Info unavailable Info unavailable Yes
Active 3D
Active 3D
Addtional features SRS StudioSound
SRS TruVolume
SRS TruSurround HD
Ambient light sensor (ALS)
Mercury Free
Slim frame design
SRS StudioSound
SRS TruSurround HD
SRS TruVolume
DLNA
Ambient light sensor (ALS)
Slim frame design
Mercury Free
2D to 3D conversion
Infinite Black Pro Panel
Faster-switching phosphor panel
Web browser
Quad-core processor
Full web browser
Super Contrast Panel
Real Black Pro Filter
Wide Color Enhancer Plus
Cinema Smooth+
S-Recommendation
Smart Interaction with voice/gesture control
Smart Evolution
Eco Sensor
AllShare
ConnectShare Movie
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)
Down Firing + Full Range speaker
Auto Volume Leveler (AVL)
Quad-core processor
S-Recommendation
Smart Interaction with voice/gesture control
Full web browser
Micro Dimming Ultimate with Precision Black Local Dimming
Wide Color Enhancer Plus
Ultra clear panel
Eco Sensor
Ultra Slim LED with Clean Back Design
Arc Stand
AllShare
ConnectShare Movie
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)
DNSe+
Down Firing + Full Range speaker
Dolby Digital Plus/Pulse
DTS 2.0+Digital Out/DTS Premium Sound
BD Wise
Game mode
Supported DTV resolutions Info unavailable 1080p
720p
1080p
1080i
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Pixel response time 6.5 ms
6 ms
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Input/Output connections 3 x HDMI (19 pin HDMI Type A) - Side
1 x Composite video / component video input (RCA phono x 3) - Bottom
1 x Network (RJ-45) - Bottom
1 x USB (4 pin USB Type A) - Side
1 x SPDIF output - Bottom
1 x Audio output (Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm) - Side
3 x HDMI (19 pin HDMI Type A)
1 x Composite video / component video input (RCA phono x 3)
1 x Network (RJ-45)
1 x USB (4 pin USB Type A)
1 x Audio output (RCA phono x 2)
1 x Digital audio output (optical) (TOSLINK)
1 x Audio input (RCA phono x 2)
3 x HDMI input (19 pin HDMI Type A) - Side
2 x USB 2.0 (4 pin USB Type A)
1 x Composite video / component video input (RCA phono x 3) - On supplied adapter
1 x Audio line-in (RCA phono x 2) - On supplied adapter
1 x Audio line-in (Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm)
1 x Network (RJ-45)
1 x Digital audio output (optical) (TOSLINK)
Info unavailable 4 x HDMI (19 pin HDMI Type A)
3 x USB (4 pin USB Type A)
1 x Composite video / component video input (RCA phono x 3)
1 x Composite video/audio input (RCA phono x 3)
Total output power 16 Watt
20 Watt
18 Watt
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Weight 28 lbs
23.1 lbs
71.6 lbs
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Image aspect ratio 16:9
16:9
16:9
16:9
Info unavailable
Digital TV tuner ATSC
ATSC
ATSC
QAM
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Diagonal size 42 in
42 in
55 in
64 in
65 in
Technology Info unavailable Info unavailable 3D
Info unavailable Info unavailable
HDMI ports qty 3
3
3
Info unavailable 4
Speaker(s) 2 x Main channel speaker - Built-in - 8 Watt
2 x Main channel speaker - Built-in - 10 Watt
2 x Main channel speaker - Built-in - 4 Watt
1 x Subwoofer - Built-in - 10 Watt
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Resolution 1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
Sound output mode Info unavailable Info unavailable Stereo
3D Sound
Info unavailable
Widescreen modes Info unavailable Info unavailable Full
Conventional 4:3
Just
Zoom
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Brightness Info unavailable 300 cd/m2
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Product type LED-LCD
LED-LCD
Plasma
Plasma
LED-LCD
Plasma panel technology Info unavailable Info unavailable Panasonic 15th Generation Plasma Panel
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Internet streaming services Netflix
Vudu
Hulu Plus
Pandora
Facebook
YouTube
Twitter
Netflix
Amazon Instant Video
Vudu
iHeartRadio
Pandora
Facebook
YouTube
ESPN
Yahoo! Sports
M-Go
USA Today Sports
Twitter
Skype
FOX sports
SHOUTcast
AccuWeather
VIERA Connect
Hulu Plus
MLB.tv
Pandora
YouTube
Netflix
Amazon Instant Video
CinemaNow
Facebook
Flickr
Hulu Plus
Pandora
Picasa
Rhapsody
Vudu
YouTube
Smart Hub
Dimensions (WxDxH) 38.1 in x 8 in x 24.5 in - With stand
37.9 in x 7.3 in x 24.4 in - With stand
51.2 in x 14.1 in x 32.4 in - With stand
Info unavailable 57.1 in x 14.5 in x 34.3 in - With stand
Dynamic contrast ratio 2000000:1
2000000:1
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Manufacturer warranty 1 year warranty
1 year warranty
Info unavailable Info unavailable 1 year warranty
LED backlight type Direct with local dimming
Direct Light w/ local dimming
Info unavailable Info unavailable Edge-lit with micro dimming
Refresh rate 120 Hz
120 Hz
600 Hz
Info unavailable 240 Hz
HDCP compatible Yes
Yes
Yes
Info unavailable Yes
Widescreen Info unavailable Info unavailable Widescreen
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Display format 1080p
1080p
1080p
1080p
1080p
LCD backlight technology LED backlight technology
LED backlight technology
Info unavailable Info unavailable LED backlight technology
Connectivity protocols Built-in Wi-Fi
Ethernet
Built-in Wi-Fi
Built-in Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Built-in Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet
Bluetooth
Built-in Wi-Fi
TV tuner presence Yes
Yes
Yes
Info unavailable Yes
PC interface VGA (HD-15)
VGA (HD-15)
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Video interface HDMI
Component
Composite
HDMI
Component
Composite
HDMI
Component
Composite
Info unavailable HDMI
Component
Composite
ENERGY STAR version 5.3
5.3
Info unavailable Info unavailable 6.0
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