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Vizio E322VL LCD HDTV Review

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The Vizio E322VL is a one-off model that seems to be nothing more than a successful experiment on Vizio’s part.

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Conclusion

Vizios certainly do not emanate an air of quality. They're boxy and cheap looking, with an emphasis on keeping costs down. But we've been pleasantly surprised a few times this year by finding some models that offer great performance. The Vizio E322VL ($599 MSRP) is among them.

The TV is one of the few in its class to offer built-in WiFi as well as a LAN port for connecting to streaming content. Vizio doesn't offer nearly as much content as Sony, but with Netflix, Facebook, Flickr, and Rhapsody, a lot of the bases are covered. They did seem to cheap out, though, by not including DLNA support.

The color performance is great, but the black level and contrast ratio are quite bad. You can lower the backlight to deepen the blacks, but expect the color performance to suffer. Motion performance and viewing angles were average.

The Vizio E322VL is a one-off model, meaning there are no other models in this series. It seems to be nothing more than a successful experiment on Vizio's part. You can check out the closely related Exx0VL series, but be aware that you'll lose the internet connectivity.

Overall, this is outstanding bargain for the price, and a good choice for the holiday shopper.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Calibration
  8. Remote Control
  9. Connectivity
  10. Audio & Menus
  11. Multimedia & Internet
  12. Power Consumption
  13. LG 32LD450 Comparison
  14. Samsung LN32C350 Comparison
  15. Sony Bravia KDL-32EX700 Comparison
  16. Conclusion
  17. Series Comparison
  18. Photo Gallery
  19. Ratings & Specs
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