Vizio E320VA Review – 32-inch LCD HDTVOriginally Reviewed on August 5th, 2010
Vizio E320VA Review: 32” LCD HDTV
Up for Review: Vizio E320VA LCD TV. Vizio has made this model for the budget-conscious consumer who wants a little bit of everything but for an affordable price. By integrating this TV with 720p, it has compromised with the resolution and hence picture quality when compared with other TVs. But the manufacture has been shrewd enough to judge that a 32-inch TV will in all probability be purchased as a second option in the house and so should sell for a lesser price. In fact, this TV can be best enjoyed by your kids who can watch the cartoon channels as much as they want. You can also keep it in your office room to watch the news or the weather. Since most of the TV channels produce 720p content, you will have no problem in watching any of the programs in them.
However, there has been no change in the contrast ratio which has been maintained at 50,000:1. This is enough for producing good black levels in the TV. When you compare the black levels in this set with the sets of the previous year, you will find a great improvement in it. There are 1.06 billion colors which provide a natural look to the images. This set has 178 degrees viewing angle for both horizontal and vertical directions. This means you can sit anywhere in the room and still get a good view of the pictures. There will be no washing out of colors at the edges.
Vizio E320VA Features and Specifications Review:
- 32″ LCD panel
- 720p resolution
- Dynamic contrast ratio: 50,000:1
- Response time: 8ms
- Refresh rate: 60Hz
- 4 HDMI
- Built-in ambient lighting sensor
- USB photo viewing via flash drive
- Energy Star 4.0 compliant
Vizio has compromised with the refresh rate and response time of this set too. They have been decreased to 60 Hz and 8ms respectively. This will no doubt have an effect on the blurring in the action scenes. The really swift action sequences which can be seen in cars whizzing by or in the swishing of swords may look a bit blurred with the frames not being able to get refreshed as quickly as the action. You will not enjoy playing games and watching action movies so much in this TV. With the resolution at 720p, you will also not enjoy watching movies at their full capacity on a Blu-ray disc player.
There is a built-in ambient light sensor which helps you view the pictures just as you would like it. It controls fluctuations in the brightness and customizes it according to the lighting in the room. The connectivity options are also good. There are 4 HDMI along with an USB for photo viewing. This allows you to connect DVD players, gaming consoles and camcorders without any problem. You can also enjoy watching the photos that you click with your digital camera on this TV. And after getting hours of all-round entertainment, you don’t even run up a big electricity bill, thanks to many energy conservation features by Vizio. This model conforms to the Energy Star 4.0 requirements too.
HDTVUniverse.com gives Vizio E320VA 4/5 stars!