Vizio E320VP LED LCD HDTV Review
Won't thrill you or give you many nasty surprises, but gives exactly what you'd expect from a TV in its class.
The Vizio E320VP has a native resolution of 720p and can support only a limited amount of standard NTSC resolutions.
We've had instrument issues in testing television screens with in-plane switching before, but this one stumped us for quite a long while. The Vizio E320VP has a type of screen that uses a newer method of , a screen technology that's widely renowned for increasing viewing angles, and is present in many small electronics like smartphones, media players etc.
While it gives wide viewing angles at extremely specific angles, for most viewers our data will be very misleading and inaccurate, as our testing methods account for only one plane of measurement (within that tiny range of ideal viewing angle). It's obvious that in the near future, we will have to revise our testing methods to account for this, but in the interim, we can knock off points for color errors within the recorded viewing angle. As it stands, our viewing angle chart itself is a little misleading, as it can't account for vertical viewing angle, which can make or break your viewing experience with a TV. With the Panasonic TC-L42E30 in particular, the vertical viewing angle was so tiny that it was almost impossible to view the entire screen even in ideal conditions without a precipitous drop in contrast.
The type of IPS screen that is used in this TV is most likely a variation or type of IPS very similar to an e-IPS screen, as it has almost all of the advantages and disadvantages of this particular type. The performance of the E320VP is consistent with what is described as traits of the e-IPS, namely the awful black and white performance, slight purple hue to blacks and reduced viewing angle on some planes (usually vertical).
For more on the differences between the types of LCD screens on the market, visit TFT Central.
The E320VP has a very reflective screen that does a fair job of diffusing some light directly pointed at it. With an exceptionally bright source of light, there tends to be a large, diffuse glow on the screen that can drown out the image a bit.
The Vizio E320VP has a handful of additional video processing modes, some more effective than others.
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