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Vizio E320VP LED LCD HDTV Review

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Won't thrill you or give you many nasty surprises, but gives exactly what you'd expect from a TV in its class.

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Value Comparison

The Samsung LN32D450 sports a lower MSRP, and frankly, you'll get more bang for your buck with this set over the Vizio E320VP. In addition to providing a better picture quality, there are more connectivity options on the Samsung, which will be useful to those with more external media sources.

Blacks & Whites

Due to the nature of the display that Vizio chose to equip the E320VP with, you'll notice a trend that its black and white performance is subpar, and that holds true in this comparison here. The Samsung LN32D450 not only has a lower black level, but also a much improved contrast ratio over the E320VP. If you watch more TV in a well-lit room, however, the Vizio might be the better pickup, as it can produce a screen brighter than 200 cd/m2, while the Samsung cannot.

Contrast Chart
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Color Accuracy

While neither TV did well with color accuracy, the Samsung gets the edge here by having less perceptible color temperature error than the Vizio, a slightly more accurate color gamut and more ideal RGB color curves.



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Motion

Both TVs net very similar scores in motion performance, so there's no major upside or downside to choosing either based on this metric.

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Viewing Effects

Both TVs have very different displays, as we explored earlier in the viewing effects section of the review. Still, our raw data suggests that the Vizio has a much better viewing angle than the Samsung, but it's worth noting that as these are both LCD screens, the viewing angle is never going to be as good as that of a plasma screen.

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Connectivity

Neither of these TVs will dazzle you with their wide array of connectivity options, but the Samsung actually has a fair number of input ports, providing you with more options than the Vizio E320VP.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Calibration
  8. Connectivity
  9. Audio & Menus
  10. Multimedia & Internet
  11. Power Consumption
  12. Samsung LN32D450 Comparison
  13. LG 32LV2500 Comparison
  14. Sony Bravia KDL-32EX520 Comparison
  15. Conclusion
  16. Series Comparison
  17. Photo Gallery
  18. Ratings & Specs
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