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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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Overall Design

The Vizio E322VL is a bit ugly, like most Vizios: extremely boxy with lots of black plastic. Some TVs try to hide their bulk. This one almost accentuates it.

Front

The front of the Vizio E322VL has a light-up Vizio logo in the front, as well as the IR receptor for the remote control.

Front Tour Image
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Back

The back of the Vizio E322VL houses most of the ports, grouped together on one side for easier access. The AC cord can be removed completely. It plugs in on the other side.

Back Tour Image

Sides

The Vizio E322VL is not particularly thin, thanks to the older CCFL backlighting technology. Newer LED backlighting allows TVs to be thinner, like the Sony KDL-32EX700. The fat sides of the Vizio allow room for onboard controls and ports, however.

Sides Tour Image

Stand/Mount

The Vizio E322VL's stand mounts with a single screw – not a real confidence builder. Fortunately, the TV panel is very lightweight, so we're not too worried. The construction of the base does not allow the TV panel to pivot, which sadly limits it maneuverability.

Stand Photo
The TV panel cannot swivel on its base

Controls

The remote control is very basic and gets the job done. Unfortunately, it's not programmable with other AV devices.

Controls Photo

Remote Control

The onboard controls on the Vizio E322VL are the same that you'd find on nearly any TV. Each button is a thin, hard plastic strip that offers a confirming click when you hit it.

Remote Control Photo
The remote control is simple but effective

In the Box

The Vizio E322VL ships with the base, AC cable, remote control batteries, instruction manual, and other documentation. Because the TV panel is so lightweight, it's quite easy to assemble.

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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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