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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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Value Comparison

The LG 32LD450 is a good TV, on the whole. The contrast ratio and black level are far weaker than similar Sonys and Samsungs, but the color performance is among the best. We liked the look and feel of the LG, but the Vizio beats the pants off it, dollar-for-dollar, thanks to a much lower price tag and access to streaming content.

Blacks & Whites

Neither the Vizio E322VL nor the LG 32LD450 were champions in producing a deep black level, which killed their chances at a decent contrast ratio.

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Color Accuracy

The Vizio E322VL and LG 32LD450 were both excellent color performers. However, the Vizio's blue channel peaked too early, losing some detail in the highlights. The LG had no such problems.



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Motion

The Vizio E322VL and LG 32LD450 both performed decently in our motion tests.

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Viewing Effects

The Vizio E322VL has a slightly wider viewing angle than the LG 32LD450, but neither come close to the average performance of a plasma display.

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Connectivity

The Vizio E322VL has one more HDMI, but one less component AV. However, the LG doesn't allow you to connect to streaming content, while the Vizio has both LAN and WiFi.

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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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