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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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Internet Features

The E322VL features Vizio's suite of Internet Apps. The collection pales in comparison to what Sony was offering prior to September '10, and now with the Sony Google TV, there's really no contest. Sony is completely dominating in the field of internet features right now. But Vizio does offer Netflix, which probably covers 90% of what you want, anyway. Other features include Amazon Video on Demand, Flickr, Pandora, Rhapsody, Vudu, Facebook, and a few more.

Internet Features 1 Photo
The internet apps appear along the bottom

The interface is terrible due to the incredibly slow response time. The menu pops up along the bottom of the screen and you scroll horizontally to view your options. Frequently, you hit the "right" button and nothing happens. You think the remote control is not responding, so you hit "right" five more times. Several seconds later, the menu goes flying by six items to the right. It's like using a busted old computer, fresh out of the box.

Local Media Playback

The Vizio E322VL supposedly plays photos if you plug a FAT32-formatted device into the USB port, but we couldn't get it to work. There are no instructions, or even hints, in the instruction manual (yet another reason we gave that a low score, as well).

The Vizio E322VL does not play music or video files from the USB port, at least according to the manual.

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Other Media

The Vizio E322VL does not play any other types of media.

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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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