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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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Connectivity

Input Ports (5.0)

The Vizio E322VL is no wonderland of ports, which might be a challenge if you're looking for a home entertainment hub. There are 3 HDMI ports, but just 1 component and 1 composite input. That does not leave much room for legacy devices like standard def DVD players, VCRs, older game systems, and the like. Conversely, though, it's a high tech wonder with a LAN port port and built-in WiFi for connecting to streaming content. What a strange beast!

Connectivity Tour Image 1

Most of the ports are on the back, with a small selection of ports on the side. There's a USB port that's supposed to play back photos, but we could not get the TV to recognize anything we plugged in.

Connectivity Tour Image 2

Output Ports (2.0)

The Vizio E322VL has an analog audio output and a digital audio output. This is great, because it means you have the option to plug in older audio systems if you want to.

Other Connections (5.0)

The Vizio E322VL has a LAN ethernet port and built-in 802.11n WiFi. With either of these, you can connect to Vizio's collection of streaming content and apps. There is no DLNA support. More details here.

Media (1.0)

The Vizio E322VL has a USB port that supposedly connects to FAT32 formatted drives. We tried but could not get the TV to recognize a device.

Placement

The ports on the Vizio E322VL are extremely well-labeled and fairly easy to access. In fact, Vizio has made it as easy as possible for n00bs by labeling the composite port "Good," the component port "Better," and the HDMI ports "Best." Display connection technology, explained in a nutshell.

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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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