Vizio, RCA and LG make 42-inch televisions. These sets are in the lower middle of the television sizes available as of 2015. They are large enough for use in a small living area and also on the upper end of the spectra for use in the bedroom.
Vizio offers 42-inch televisions in its M-series and its E-Series. The E-series sets are the less expensive line. The flat-screen liquid crystal diode screen is backlit using light emitting diodes. The screen has a matte finish, and the Smart TV feature offers instant access to applications such as Netflix.
The RCA 42-inch television has three HMDI ports and offers a high-definition picture if the owner has access to HD programming. It features a 176-degree viewing angle both horizontally and vertically, allowing viewers to have a clear picture practically anywhere in the room. The RCA television is Energy Star compliant. The LED television supports USB connectivity.
The LG 42-inch television has two HMDI ports and a USB 3.0/2.0 port. It includes virtual surround sound with five different preprogrammed sound settings. It has Clear Voice II technology to ensure clear audio quality; however, reviewers find its sound quality lacking. The set is able to display HD pictures. It does not include a Smart TV interface.