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Dear VIZIO Customer,
Congratulations on your new VIZIO VW42L High
Definition LCD Television purchase. Thank you
for your support. For maximum benefit of your set,
please read these instructions before making any
adjustments, and retain them for future reference.
We hope you will experience many years of
enjoyment from your new VIZIO VW42L High
Definition Television.
For assistance, please call 949-668-0588 or e-
techsupport@vinc.com
mail us at
To purchase or inquire about accessories and
installation services for your VIZIO LCD HDTV,
please visit our website at
call toll free at 888-VIZIOCE (888-849-4623).
We recommend you register your VIZIO VW42L
HDTV10A either at our website
or fill in your registration card and mail it in. For
peace of mind and to protect your investment
beyond the standard warranty, VIZIO offers on-
site extended warranty service plans.
plans
give
additional
standard warranty period. Visit our website or call
us to purchase a plan.
Write down the serial number located on the back
of your VW42L.
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  • Page 1 Dear VIZIO Customer, Congratulations on your new VIZIO VW42L High Definition LCD Television purchase. Thank you for your support. For maximum benefit of your set, please read these instructions before making any adjustments, and retain them for future reference. We hope you will experience many years of enjoyment from your new VIZIO VW42L High Definition Television.
  • Page 2 • Never push any object into the slot on the VW42L LCD HDTV cabinet. Do not place any objects on the top of the product. It could short circuit parts causing a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquids on the VW42L LCD HDTV.
  • Page 3: Television Antenna Connection Protection

    VIZIO VW42L HDTV10A User Manual Television Antenna Connection Protection External Television Antenna Grounding If an outside antenna/satellite dish or cable system is to be connected to the TV, make sure that the antenna or cable system is electrically grounded to provide some protection against voltage surges and static charges.
  • Page 4: Opening The Package

    VW42L HDTV10A is in good condition and that all of the accessories are included. The VW42L HDTV10A weighs over 50lb and is over 40” wide; we advise that you have at least 2 people to unpack and install the HDTV.
  • Page 5: Preparing Your Lcd Hdtv For Wall Mounting

    Preparing Your LCD HDTV for Wall Mounting The VIZIO VW42L can either be kept on the stand base or mounted on the wall for viewing. If you choose to mount the VW42L on the wall, please follow the instructions below for removing the stand base.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    1.5 VIZIO Remote Control...10 1.5.1 Insertion of Batteries in the Remote Control ...12 1.5.2 Remote Control Range ...12 1.5.3 VIZIO Remote Control Precautions ...12 Chapter 2 Connecting Equipment ... 13 2.1 Which Video Connection Should I Use?...13 2.2 Connecting Coaxial (RF) ...14 2.2.1 Using Your Antenna or Digital Cable for DTV / TV ...14...
  • Page 7 4.3 Telephone & Technical Support ...52 4.4 Compliance ...53 4.5 FCC Class B Radio Interference Statement...53 Chapter 5 Miscellaneous Information ... 54 5.1 Specifications ...54 5.2 Glossary – Standard Definitions ...55 5.3 Index ...56 Version 6/19/2007 VIZIO VW42L HDTV10A User Manual www.VIZIO.com...
  • Page 8: Chapter 1 Basic Controls And Connections

    Power ( ) – Switch the VW42L on by pressing the button once. Press the button again to the VW42L off. Menu – This button activates the On Screen Display (OSD). If a sub-menu is active, pressing this button will return to the previous menu level.
  • Page 9: Rear Panel Connections

    HDMI 1 – Connect the primary source for digital video such as a DVD multimedia player or set top box through this all digital connector. The white color band on the rear of the TV indicates this connection. Your VIZIO Certified HDMI cables are available for purchase from www.VIZIO.com or by calling 888-VIZIOCE (888-849-4623).
  • Page 10: Vizio Remote Control

    - These buttons navigate the On-Screen Display (OSD). OK – Use this button to select your chosen option in On-Screen Display (OSD) menus. Version 6/19/2007 Note: this button is NOTE: Your Remote Control may look like this. www.VIZIO.com VIZIO VW42L HDTV10A User Manual...
  • Page 11 VIZIO VW42L HDTV10A User Manual WIDE – This button cycles through the available screen formats. The options for SD (Standard Definition 4:3) are Normal, Zoom and Panoramic. . The options for HD (High Definition 16:9) and RGB PC are Normal and Zoom.
  • Page 12: Insertion Of Batteries In The Remote Control

    VIZIO VW42L HDTV10A User Manual 1.5.1 Insertion of Batteries in the Remote Control Insert two AA batteries into the remote control. Make sure that you match the (+) and (-) symbols on the batteries with the (+) and (-) symbols inside the battery compartment. Re-attach the battery cover.
  • Page 13: Chapter 2 Connecting Equipment

    Chapter 2 Connecting Equipment 2.1 Which Video Connection Should I Use? The VIZIO VW42L has six different ways to connect your video equipment from a basic connection to the most advanced for digital displays. Connection Connector Quality (type) Best (digital)
  • Page 14: Connecting Coaxial (Rf)

    HDTV, or directly by pressing the TV button on the Remote Control. Note: If you have an off-air antenna or cable TV, connect it to the “Antenna In” connector on the rear of your VCR. Version 6/19/2007 VIZIO VW42L HDTV10A User Manual for detailed information. www.VIZIO.com www.VIZIO.com Refer to...
  • Page 15: Connecting Your Hdtv Set-Top Box

    HDTV Set-Top Boxes that have a HDMI digital interface should be connected to the HDMI input of the LCD HDTV for optimal results. Note: To maintain the display quality, use a VIZIO certified HDMI cable that is 10 meters. www.VIZIO.com or call 1-888-VIZIOCE (1-888-849-4623) for details.
  • Page 16 Refer to your HDTV Set-Top Box user manual for more information about the video output requirements of the product or consult your cable or satellite operator. Version 6/19/2007 VIZIO VW42L HDTV10A User Manual www.VIZIO.com...
  • Page 17: Using Component Video

    Set-Top Box to the Component 2 connections coded by the purple area. b) Refer to your HDTV Set-Top Box user manual for more information about the video output requirements of the product or consult your cable or satellite operator. Version 6/19/2007 VIZIO VW42L HDTV10A User Manual www.VIZIO.com...
  • Page 18: Connecting Your Basic Set-Top Box

    HDTV, or directly by pressing the TV button (below the WIDE button) on the Remote Control. Note: Refer to your Set Top Box user manual for more information about selecting the video or RF output of the product. Version 6/19/2007 VIZIO VW42L HDTV10A User Manual www.VIZIO.com...
  • Page 19: Connecting Your Dvd Player

    2.5 Connecting Your DVD Player You have several options for connecting your DVD player to your VW42L; HDMI, Component, AV (S- Video or Composite) inputs. Based on your configuration, you can decide which option is right for you. 2.5.1 Using HDMI DVD players that have a digital interface such as HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) should be connected to the HDMI input of the VIZIO VW42L for optimal results.
  • Page 20: Using Component Video

    Component 1 input for the Set-Top Box, you can connect the Set-Top Box to the Component 2 connections coded by the purple area. Refer to your DVD player user manual for more information about the video output requirements of the product. Version 6/19/2007 VIZIO VW42L HDTV10A User Manual www.VIZIO.com...
  • Page 21: Using S-Video (Av1)

    You may use the AV1 input on the side if you wish, as long as you are not already using it for the S-Video input. Refer to your DVD player user manual for more information about the video output requirements of the product. Version 6/19/2007 audio output www.VIZIO.com VIZIO VW42L HDTV10A User Manual...
  • Page 22: Connecting Your Vcr Or Video Camera

    Select AV1 using the INPUT button on the remote or side of the HDTV, or directly by pressing the AV button on the Remote Control. Note: Refer to your VCR or Video Camera user manual for more information about the video output requirements of the product. Version 6/19/2007 VIZIO VW42L HDTV10A User Manual www.VIZIO.com...
  • Page 23: Connecting An External Receiver/Amp

    If your sound system has a SPDIF (optical) digital audio input you can connect it to the optical DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (gray area) at the rear of the Plasma HDTV. This is active when receiving digital audio with the programs from the DTV/TV CABLE/ANTENNA input. Version 6/19/2007 VIZIO VW42L HDTV10A User Manual www.VIZIO.com...
  • Page 24: Connecting A Pc Computer

    H.Freq (kHz) V.Freq (Hz) H.Sync 31.5 59.94 37.5 75.00 31.46 70.08 37.9 60.317 46.9 53.7 85.06 48.4 60.01 60.0 75.03 47.7 60.00 www.VIZIO.com VIZIO VW42L HDTV10A User Manual V.Sync Pixel Freq (MHz) 25.175 31.500 28.320 40.000 49.500 56.250 65.000 78.750 85.500...
  • Page 25: Basic Lcd Hdtv Start Up

    4 (above) to select the correct input source. a. The screen will show ‘snow’ and the first Initial Setup OSD panel. Press the OK button on the remote control. Version 6/19/2007 VIZIO VW42L HDTV10A User Manual www.VIZIO.com...
  • Page 26 If you do not want to scan for channels at this time, press the button on the remote to highlight Skip Scan and then press the OK button. Version 6/19/2007 VIZIO VW42L HDTV10A User Manual www.VIZIO.com...
  • Page 27 When finished, the Complete screen will be displayed to informed that the HDTV has completed the Initial Setup. Press the OK button on the remote control to exit and begin watching TV. Version 6/19/2007 VIZIO VW42L HDTV10A User Manual to get www.VIZIO.com...
  • Page 28: Watching A Tv Program

    Also, verify that the power cord is plugged into a correctly grounded electrical outlet or surge protector. Press the power button on the remote or on the side of the HDTV. The VIZIO logo on the front will change from orange to white.
  • Page 29: Program Information

    LCD HDTV. Program Information: Provided by Broadcaster Program Closed Caption Rating is available Version 6/19/2007 VIZIO VW42L HDTV10A User Manual Audio is Stereo TV Channel Number NTSC SDTV (Standard Definition TV) www.VIZIO.com Station Name: provided by Broadcaster...
  • Page 30: Chapter 3 Advanced Adjustment Of Hdtv

    Repeat steps 2 through 5 to adjust additional options within this menu. Once the adjustments are completed press the MENU button repeatedly to exit the OSD completely. Version 6/19/2007 VIZIO VW42L HDTV10A User Manual TV Tuner Setup button on the remote control or the www.VIZIO.com...
  • Page 31: Dtv / Tv Input Picture Adjustment

    The Backlight level does not affect the Brightness (black level) or Contrast (white level) of the picture, it adjusts the lamp current and this affects the overall brilliance of the picture. Version 6/19/2007 PICTURE button to highlight button to adjust the level. www.VIZIO.com VIZIO VW42L HDTV10A User Manual...
  • Page 32: Brightness

    In most cases, the default middle position is correct. If people’s faces look too orange try reducing the level of color first as the case of this is often too much color Version 6/19/2007 VIZIO VW42L HDTV10A User Manual button to adjust the level. button to adjust the level.
  • Page 33: Sharpness

    Color (Red, Green or Blue) Indicator Bar as before. Use the button to adjust the color. Press the OK button when finished. Repeat the procedure to adjust the other colors if desired. Version 6/19/2007 VIZIO VW42L HDTV10A User Manual button to adjust the level. button www.VIZIO.com...
  • Page 34: Advanced Video

    Average Picture Level (APL) and the overall picture will look too dark; activation of this feature will raise the APL to counteract this effect. Press the Version 6/19/2007 VIZIO VW42L HDTV10A User Manual Use this feature to increase the picture button to choose from the Off, Low, Medium or Strong setting.
  • Page 35: Dtv / Tv Input Audio Adjustment

    Balance Indicator Bar, as before, so you can see the balance adjustment to the left or right of the nominal position. Use the Version 6/19/2007 VIZIO VW42L HDTV10A User Manual PICTURE button to adjust for bass boost or attenuation.
  • Page 36: Surround

    3.4 DTV / TV Tuner Setup When you first used your VW42L you will have setup your TV for DTV / TV channels using the Initial Setup screens. If you did not do this or if your setup has changed, you can do this from the TV TUNER SETUP menu.
  • Page 37: Time Zone

    When watching DTV, the Digital CC feature is available in the Setup menu. Press the button to highlight the Digital CC selection. Press the button to select Service 1. Version 6/19/2007 button to select On or Off. PICTURE button until the www.VIZIO.com VIZIO VW42L HDTV10A User Manual button to highlight...
  • Page 38: Digital Closed Caption Style

    VIZIO VW42L HDTV10A User Manual 3.5.5 Digital Closed Caption Style When selecting Digital Closed Caption you are also able to customize the look of the Closed Caption. Press the button to highlight the Digital CC Style selection. The default is Broadcast which means the style is the same as the broadcast channel has chosen for transmission.
  • Page 39: Dtv / Tv Input Parental Control

    The Reset All Settings feature (see page 37) does NOT reset the password. Press the button to highlight the Channel Block selection. Press the button to turn it on or off. Version 6/19/2007 PICTURE button to display The default www.VIZIO.com VIZIO VW42L HDTV10A User Manual...
  • Page 40: Tv Rating

    NC-17 – No one under 17 years of age X – No one under 17 years of age Press the button to navigate through the Movie rating options. Press the (locked) or allow (unlocked). Version 6/19/2007 VIZIO VW42L HDTV10A User Manual www.VIZIO.com button to block button to block...
  • Page 41: Blocked Unrated Programming

    Note: Make sure you write down and store the new password in a secure place. The Reset All Settings feature (see page 37) does NOT reset the password. Version 6/19/2007 VIZIO VW42L HDTV10A User Manual www.VIZIO.com...
  • Page 42: Hdmi Input Picture Adjustment

    VIZIO VW42L HDTV10A User Manual 3.7 HDMI Input Picture Adjustment The Picture Adjust menu operates in the same way for the HDMI Input as for the DTV / TV input in section 3.2. The menu difference is that there is no icon along the top for DTV / TV or Parental Control adjustments.
  • Page 43: Video Input Picture Adjustment

    Video Inputs (Component and AV) as for the TV input in section 3.4. The menu difference is that there is no icon along the top for TV adjustments. Version 6/19/2007 VIZIO VW42L HDTV10A User Manual The menu The menu www.VIZIO.com...
  • Page 44: Video Input Parental Control

    Brightness Indicator Bar so you can see the brightness level between the minimum and maximum available levels. Use the Version 6/19/2007 The menu PICTURE button to highlight button to adjust the level. button to adjust the level. www.VIZIO.com VIZIO VW42L HDTV10A User Manual...
  • Page 45: Contrast

    Color (Red, Green or Blue) Indicator Bar as before. Use the button to adjust the color. Press the OK button when finished. Repeat the procedure to adjust the other colors if desired. Version 6/19/2007 VIZIO VW42L HDTV10A User Manual button to adjust the level. button www.VIZIO.com...
  • Page 46: H-Size

    PC Input as for the DTV / TV input in section 3.4. The menu difference is that there is no icon along the top for TV adjustments and no Closed Caption. Version 6/19/2007 VIZIO VW42L HDTV10A User Manual button to adjust the tuning. www.VIZIO.com button to adjust...
  • Page 47: Understanding Viewing Modes

    Note: Viewing modes are saved based on input. widescreen mode and then watched TV in standard mode. When you switch back to DVD input, the viewing mode will return to widescreen. Version 6/19/2007 VIZIO VW42L HDTV10A User Manual For example, you lasted watched a DVD in www.VIZIO.com...
  • Page 48: Picture-In-Picture(Pip) Mode

    You can swap the program that is in the main picture with the program in the PIP sub-picture. To swap the main picture program with the PIP sub-picture program, press SWAP on the remote control. If you press SWAP again, it will return the program to the main picture. Version 6/19/2007 VIZIO VW42L HDTV10A User Manual Component www.VIZIO.com HDMI...
  • Page 49: Setting The Sleep Timer

    3.18 Using a Cable or Satellite Remote Your VIZIO remote uses codes 11758 and 10178 to work your LCD HDTV. To use a cable or satellite remote to work the LCD HDTV, refer to your cable or satellite remote user guide for more information on how to program the remote.
  • Page 50: Chapter 4 Maintenance And Troubleshooting

    If the TV fails or the performance changes dramatically, check the display in accordance with the following instructions. Remember to check the peripherals to pinpoint the source of the failure. If the display still fails to perform as expected, contact the VIZIO for assistance by calling 1-949-668-0588 or e- techsupport@vinc.com...
  • Page 51 The LCD HDTV is an ideal platform for viewing High Definition Content. Best Image Quality will be achieved by the HDMI Input, then YPbPr, then RGB. However, due to variances in broadcast practices, it is possible some image Version 6/19/2007 VIZIO VW42L HDTV10A User Manual www.VIZIO.com...
  • Page 52: Telephone & Technical Support

    Customer support and quality service are integral parts of VIZIO’s commitment to service excellence. For technical assistance contact our VIZIO Technical Support Department via email or phone. Please have your VIZIO model number, serial number and date of purchase available before you call. Version 6/19/2007 E-mail: techsupport@vinc.com...
  • Page 53: Compliance

    The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or TV interference caused by unauthorized modification to this equipment. interference. Version 6/19/2007 VIZIO VW42L HDTV10A User Manual BASE/BS Electric Appliance Control Act It is the responsibilities of the user to correct such...
  • Page 54: Chapter 5 Miscellaneous Information

    40.5” W x 28.4” H x 9.7” D with stand; 40.5” W x 27.3” H x 3.9” D without stand Net Weight 48.5 lbs with stand; 46.4 lbs without stand Gross Weight 60.7 lbs Certifications CSA/CSA-US, FCC Class B, ICE-003, BETS-7 *Product specifications may change without notice or obligation. Version 6/19/2007 VIZIO VW42L HDTV10A User Manual www.VIZIO.com...
  • Page 55: Glossary - Standard Definitions

    (DTV) retailers to reproduce and distribute to consumers on the sales floor. The file may be downloaded online at www.dtv.gov. While you’re there, check out the other useful information in the FCC is making available to consumers interested in learning more about the analog to digital transition. Version 6/19/2007 VIZIO VW42L HDTV10A User Manual www.VIZIO.com...
  • Page 56: Index

    Brightness, 31, 43 Color, 31 Color Temperature, 32, 44 Contrast, 31, 44 Picture Mode, 30 Sharpness, 32 Version 6/19/2007 VIZIO VW42L HDTV10A User Manual Tint, 31 DTV Special Features Closed Caption, 36 Closed Caption Style, 37 Language, 36 Reset, 37...
  • Page 57 Technical Specifications, 52 Troubleshooting Guide, 49 Audio Adjustment, 34 Parental Control, 38 Picture Adjustment, 30 Special Features, 36 Version 6/19/2007 VIZIO VW42L HDTV10A User Manual TV Audio Adjust Balance, 34 Bass, 34 Simulated Surround Sound, 35 Speakers On/Off, 35 Treble, 34...

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