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Vizio E Series (2016) LED TV Review

43 in.
42.51 in.
69.5 in.
31.5 in.
47.6 in.
49.5 in.
54.64 in.
49.51 in.
54.64 in.
60 in.
31.5 in.
40 in.
47.51 in.
64.5 in.

Future-facing features and reliable picture quality at a great price? Must be the E.

Credit: Reviewed.com / Lee Neikirk
September 13, 2016
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About the Vizio E43-D2

The 43-inch 2016 E Series features 1080p resolution, a full-array backlight with local dimming, and the SmartCast smart platform. While we tested the 65-inch E Series, we expect most performance points to extend to this model.

About the Vizio E43u-D2

The 43-inch 2016 E Series features 4K/UHD resolution, a full-array backlight with local dimming, and the SmartCast smart platform. While we tested the 65-inch E Series, we expect most performance points to extend to this model.

About the Vizio E70u-D3

The 70-inch 2016 E Series features 4K/UHD resolution, a full-array backlight with local dimming, and the SmartCast smart platform. While we tested the 65-inch E Series, we expect most performance points to extend to this model.

About the Vizio E32h-D1

The E32h is the 720p (1,366 x 768) resolution version of the 2016 E Series. It features a full-array backlight with local dimming and the SmartCast smart platform. While we tested the 65-inch E Series, we expect most performance points to extend to this model.

About the Vizio E48-D0

The 48-inch 2016 E Series features 1080p resolution, a full-array backlight with local dimming, and the SmartCast smart platform. While we tested the 65-inch E Series, we expect most performance points to extend to this model.

About the Vizio E50-D1

The 50-inch 2016 E Series features 1080p resolution, a full-array backlight with local dimming, and the SmartCast smart platform. While we tested the 65-inch E Series, we expect most performance points to extend to this model.

About the Vizio E55u-D2

The 55-inch 2016 E Series features 4K/UHD resolution, a full-array backlight with local dimming, and the SmartCast smart platform. While we tested the 65-inch E Series, we expect most performance points to extend to this model.

About the Vizio E50u-D2

The 50-inch 2016 E Series features 4K/UHD resolution, a full-array backlight with local dimming, and the SmartCast smart platform. While we tested the 65-inch E Series, we expect most performance points to extend to this model.

About the Vizio E55-D0

The 55-inch 2016 E Series features 1080p resolution, a full-array backlight with local dimming, and the SmartCast smart platform. While we tested the 65-inch E Series, we expect most performance points to extend to this model.

About the Vizio E60u-D3

The 60-inch 2016 E Series features 4K/UHD resolution, a full-array backlight with local dimming, and the SmartCast smart platform. While we tested the 65-inch E Series, we expect most performance points to extend to this model.

About the Vizio E32-D1

The 32-inch 2016 E Series features 1080p resolution, a full-array backlight with local dimming, and the SmartCast smart platform. While we tested the 65-inch E Series, we expect most performance points to extend to this model.

About the Vizio E40-D0

The 40-inch 2016 E Series features 1080p resolution, a full-array backlight with local dimming, and the SmartCast smart platform. While we tested the 65-inch E Series, we expect most performance points to extend to this model.

About the Vizio E48u-D0

The 48-inch 2016 E Series features 4K/UHD resolution, a full-array backlight with local dimming, and the SmartCast smart platform. While we tested the 65-inch E Series, we expect most performance points to extend to this model.

Like most of the Vizio E Series iterations over the years, the 2016 model's performance puts it squarely in "good enough" territory. By this, I mean the overall color accuracy, color saturation ability, out-of-the-box white balance, motion, gamma, and RGB emphasis won't elicit complaints from the average viewer.

If you're a real videophile with a penchant for calibration, you might want to tweak the E Series a bit, but otherwise you should be satisfied with the core performance detailed below.

Vizio-E65-Color-Gamut
Credit: CalMan 5 / Lee Neikirk
The E Series won't produce "HDR" wide color, but it does a pretty good job accurately hitting the Rec.709 standard. Red is a bit undersaturated out of the box.
Vizio-E65-RGB
Credit: CalMan 5 / Lee Neikirk
The E Series' RGB emphasis is quite a bit off, producing grayscale error due to an overemphasis on blue and underemphasis on green.
Vizio-E65-Grayscale
Credit: CalMan 5 / Lee Neikirk
The RGB emphasis errors above resulted in an out of the box grayscale dE of 8.2 in the TV's Calibrated Dark mode. This is not ideal by any means, but it isn't terrible.
Vizio-E65-Gamma
Credit: CalMan 5 / Lee Neikirk
The E Series tested with a gamma sum of 2.19 while aiming for the standard 2.2 in Calibrated Dark mode. This is a pretty good result, though it handles 70-90 IRE in a non-ideal manner.
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