Background and Identification
This 40-inch television is manufactured by Vizio, which is an American electronics company founded in 2002. Their products include tablets, speakers, and mobile phones as well as televisions. Vizio has faced controversy in their use of Smart TVs, where they collected data on the viewing habits of 11 million users without their consent. They claimed that this is illegal for cable TV companies, but not for TV manufacturers like themselves. However, they were taken to court and lost, paying $2.2 million to the FTC and the State of New Jersey in settlements.
The E422AR model uses an LCD (liquid crystal display) screen. In an LCD television, each pixel is made of a layer of molecules in between two electrodes, as well as two filters. Electricity through the pixels twists the molecules, allowing a certain amount of light through, and the color is then determined by the filter. LCD TVs gained popularity in the 2000s, and eventually replaced CRTs as well as plasma display and rear-projection televisions.
- Class Size: 42" Class
- Screen Size (Diag.): 40.00"
- Dimensions with Stand: 39.4"W x 25.4"H x 9.2"D
- Dimensions without Stand: 9.4"W x 24"H x 3.8"D
- Product with Stand Weight: 26.5 lbs
- Resolution: 1080p
- SRS StudioSound: Yes
- SRS TruSurround HD: Yes
- SRS TruVolume: Yes
- Builtin WiFi: 802.11n
- VIA (VIZIO Internet Apps): Yes
- Speakers/Power Output: 2 x 10W
- Power Consumption: 162W
- Standby Power Consumption: <1W
- Energy Compliance: Energy Star 5.3