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Dear VIZIO Customer,
Congratulations on your new VIZIO VX42L 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 VX42L High
Definition Television.
For assistance, please call 949-668-0588 or e-
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HDTV10A either at our website
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  • Page 1 Dear VIZIO Customer, Congratulations on your new VIZIO VX42L 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 VX42L High Definition Television.
  • Page 2 • Do not place the VX42L LCD HDTV on an unstable cart, stand, or table. If the VX42L LCD HDTV falls, it can injure a person and cause serious damage to the appliance. Use only a cart or stand recommended by the manufacturer or sold with the VX42L LCD HDTV.
  • Page 3: Television Antenna Connection Protection

    Lightning Protection For added protection of the TV during a lightning storm or when it is left unattended or unused for long periods of time, unplug the TV from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system.
  • Page 4: Opening The Package

    VX42L HDTV10A is in good condition and that all of the accessories are included. The VX42L 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 VX42L can either be kept on the stand base or mounted on the wall for viewing. If you choose to mount the VX42L on the wall, please follow the instructions below for removing the stand base.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    2.1 Which Video Connection Should I Use?...14 2.2 Connecting Coaxial (RF) ...15 2.2.1 Using Your Antenna or Digital Cable for DTV / TV ...15 2.2.2 Using the Antenna or Cable through your VCR ...15 2.3 Connecting Your HDTV Set-Top Box ...16 2.3.1 Using HDMI ...16...
  • Page 7 5.3 Telephone & Technical Support ...52 5.4 Compliance ...53 5.5 FCC Class B Radio Interference Statement...53 Chapter 6 Miscellaneous Information ... 54 6.1 Specifications ...54 6.2 Glossary – Standard Definitions ...55 6.3 Index ...56 Version 4/24/2007 VIZIO VX42L HDTV10A User Manual www.VIZIO.com...
  • Page 8: Chapter 1 Basic Controls And Connections

    Power ( ) – Switch the VX42L on by pressing the button once. Press the button again to the VX42L 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...
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  • Page 11: Vizio Remote Control

    1.5 VIZIO Remote Control Remote LED – Blinks when the remote operates. POWER – Press this button to turn the TV on from the Standby mode. Press it again to return to the Standby mode. Number Button Pad – Use these buttons to select a channel or enter a password.
  • Page 12 VIZIO VX42L 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 13: Insertion Of Batteries In The Remote Control

    The remote control should be kept dry and away from heat sources. Avoid humidity. If the TV responds erratically to the remote control or does respond at all, check the batteries. If the batteries are low or exhausted, replace them with fresh batteries.
  • Page 14: Chapter 2 Connecting Equipment

    Chapter 2 Connecting Equipment 2.1 Which Video Connection Should I Use? The VIZIO VX42L 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 15: Connecting Coaxial (Rf)

    (out-of-the-wall, not from the Cable Box) to the DTV/TV CABLE/ANTENNA connector. Turn on the power to the HDTV. Select TV using the INPUT button on the remote or side of the HDTV, or directly by pressing the TV button on the Remote Control.
  • Page 16: 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 17 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 4/24/2007 VIZIO VX42L HDTV10A User Manual www.VIZIO.com...
  • Page 18: Using Component Video

    (green color) connector in the Component 1 group (green color area - row of connectors nearest to you when viewing from the rear of the TV) at the rear of the HDTV. Connect the Pb (blue color) connector on your HDTV Set-Top Box to the corresponding Pb (blue color) connector in the Component 1 group (green color area - row of connectors nearest to you when viewing from the rear of the TV) at the rear of the HDTV.
  • Page 19: Connecting Your Basic Set-Top Box

    Turn off the power to the HDTV and Set-Top Box. Using a Coax (RF) cable, connect one end to the TV OUT (RF) on your Set Top Box and the other end to the DTV/TV input at the rear of the HDTV.
  • Page 20: Connecting Your Dvd Player

    2.5 Connecting Your DVD Player You have several options for connecting your DVD player to your VX42L; 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 VX42L for optimal results.
  • Page 21: Using Component Video

    Component 1 group (green color area - row of connectors nearest to you when viewing from the rear of the TV) at the rear of the HDTV. Connect the Pb (blue color) connector on your DVD player to the corresponding Pb (blue color) connector in the Component 1 group (green color area - row of connectors nearest to you when viewing from the rear of the TV) at the rear of the HDTV.
  • Page 22: 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 4/24/2007 audio output www.VIZIO.com VIZIO VX42L HDTV10A User Manual...
  • Page 23: Connecting Your Vcr Or Video Camera

    SPEAKERS. Press the on the remote control to select OFF so that the sound from the LCD HDTV will now be routed through your Receiver/Amp system. Version 4/24/2007 VIZIO VX42L HDTV10A User Manual www.VIZIO.com Camera.
  • Page 24 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 4/24/2007 VIZIO VX42L HDTV10A User Manual www.VIZIO.com...
  • Page 25: Connecting A Pc Computer

    2.8.1 Preset PC Resolutions If connecting to a PC through the RGB PC input, set the TV timing mode to VESA 1366x768 at 60Hz for best picture quality (refer to the graphic card’s user guide for questions on how to set this timing mode).
  • Page 26: Chapter 3 Setting Up To Watch Television

    4. Select Input Source Select the Input Source for the HDTV by pressing the INPUT button on the side of the TV or using the Input button on the remote control. Pressing this button will cycle you through the following options: TV, AV1, AV2, Component1, Component2, RGB, HDMI1 and HDMI2.
  • Page 27 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 4/24/2007 VIZIO VX42L HDTV10A User Manual www.VIZIO.com...
  • Page 28 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 4/24/2007 VIZIO VX42L HDTV10A User Manual to get www.VIZIO.com...
  • Page 29: 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 30: Program Information

    Press the GUIDE button to exit this feature. 3.5 Information on HDTV Status When you change TV channels or inputs, or press the INFO button on the remote, an Information Banner is displayed for a few seconds to tell you the status of the LCD HDTV.
  • Page 31: Chapter 4 Advanced Adjustment Of Hdtv

    4.1 Using the On Screen Display (OSD) The remote control or the control buttons on the right hand side of the TV can control all the function settings. The On Screen Display (OSD) allows you to adjust the save contrast, brightness and other settings.
  • Page 32: 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 4/24/2007 PICTURE button to highlight button to adjust the level. www.VIZIO.com VIZIO VX42L HDTV10A User Manual...
  • Page 33: 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 4/24/2007 VIZIO VX42L HDTV10A User Manual button to adjust the level. button to adjust the level.
  • Page 34: 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 4/24/2007 VIZIO VX42L HDTV10A User Manual button to adjust the level. button www.VIZIO.com...
  • Page 35: 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 4/24/2007 VIZIO VX42L HDTV10A User Manual Use this feature to increase the picture button to choose from the Off, Low, Medium or Strong setting.
  • Page 36: Dtv / Tv Input Audio Adjustment

    Volume Indicator Bar so you can see the volume level between the zero and maximum available levels. Use the button to adjust the level. The Volume Indicator Bar will also appear when watching a program on your TV is the Volume button on the remote or the side of the TV is pressed. 4.3.2 Bass Press the button to highlight the Bass selection.
  • Page 37: Surround

    4.4 DTV / TV Tuner Setup When you first used your VX42L 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 38: Time Zone

    TV in 30, 60, 90 or 120 minutes. 4.5.3 Analog Closed Caption When watching regular analog (NTSC) TV, the Analog CC feature is available in the Setup menu. Press the button to highlight the Analog CC selection.
  • Page 39: Digital Closed Caption Style

    VIZIO VX42L HDTV10A User Manual 4.5.5 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 40: 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 4/24/2007 PICTURE button to display The default www.VIZIO.com VIZIO VX42L HDTV10A User Manual...
  • Page 41: 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 4/24/2007 VIZIO VX42L HDTV10A User Manual www.VIZIO.com button to block button to block...
  • Page 42: 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 4/24/2007 VIZIO VX42L HDTV10A User Manual www.VIZIO.com...
  • Page 43: Hdmi Input Picture Adjustment

    4.7 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 4.2. The menu difference is that there is no icon along the top for DTV / TV or Parental Control adjustments.
  • Page 44: Video Input Picture Adjustment

    Video Inputs (Component and AV) as for the TV input in section 4.4. The menu difference is that there is no icon along the top for TV adjustments. Version 4/24/2007 VIZIO VX42L HDTV10A User Manual The menu The menu www.VIZIO.com...
  • Page 45: Video Input Parental Control

    DTV / TV adjustments. 4.14 PC Input Picture Adjustment The Picture Adjust menu operates in the same way for the PC Input as for the DTV / TV input in section 4.2 for Backlight, Contrast, Brightness and Color Temperature. 4.14.1 Auto Adjust...
  • Page 46: 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 4/24/2007 VIZIO VX42L HDTV10A User Manual button to adjust the level. button www.VIZIO.com...
  • Page 47: H-Size

    4.15 PC Input Audio Adjustment The Audio Adjust menu operates in the same way for the PC Input as for the DTV / TV input in section 4.3. The menu difference is that there are no icons along the top for DTV / TV and Parental Control adjustments.
  • Page 48: Understanding Viewing Modes

    TV screen. The center of the image is not stretched. 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 4/24/2007...
  • Page 49: Picture-In-Picture(Pip) Mode

    4.17.1 Picture-In-Picture(PIP) Mode Your TV features PIP mode so you can watch two pictures at the same time. When PIP is turned on, you can display two pictures at one time. One picture is displayed as the full screen (main screen) and the other picture is displayed in a small window (sub screen).
  • Page 50: Setting The Sleep Timer

    4.18 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 51: Troubleshooting Guide

    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 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 4/24/2007 E-mail: techsupport@vinc.com...
  • Page 53: Compliance

    Shielded interface cables and AC power cord, if any, must be used in order to comply with the emission limits. The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or TV interference caused by unauthorized modification to this equipment. interference.
  • Page 54: Chapter 6 Miscellaneous Information

    DVI source), 2x Component YPbPr plus Stereo Audio, 1x RGB PC plus Stereo Audio, 1x S- Video (AV1) plus Stereo Audio, 2x Composite Video (AV1 & AV2) Outputs 1x SPDIF Optical Digital Audio (from digital TV only), 1x Analog Audio Features PIP, Noise Reduction, CC, V-Chip, 3D Comb Filter, Zoom, Freeze, Motion Adaptive De- Interlace, Picture Enhancement, MPEG-2 Decoding via DTV input, NTSC Video decoding via Video (Composite, S-Video or Component), Progressive Scan Video via HDMI™, Component...
  • Page 55: Glossary - Standard Definitions

    Integrated HDTV: An HDTV that has the digital tuner built into the set. It does not need a separate set- top box to receive over-the-air DTV signals. Interlace Scan: A way to scan vertical lines onto a TV picture by scanning all the odd lines first, then filling the in the even lines (this happens instantaneously).
  • Page 56: Index

    Brightness, 31, 43 Color, 31 Color Temperature, 32, 44 Contrast, 31, 44 Picture Mode, 30 Sharpness, 32 Version 4/24/2007 VIZIO VX42L 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 4/24/2007 VIZIO VX42L HDTV10A User Manual TV Audio Adjust Balance, 34 Bass, 34 Simulated Surround Sound, 35 Speakers On/Off, 35 Treble, 34...

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