VIZIO E552VLE Smart LCD HDTV
An inexpensive, mid-range LED TV that’s odd in every way.
VIZIO's main menu is a 3x3 grid of various sub-menus: Input, which allows you to select a source signal; Wide, which allows you to set your picture size; CC, a sub-menu specifically for closed captions settings; Sleep Timer; Picture, where you'll calibrate your TV and select a video mode; Audio, for EQ settings and toggling of surround sound; Network, for setting up your wired or wireless internet connection; Settings, for major TV functions; and Help, a troubleshooting guide that's built in.
Most of these menus seem a little unnecessary; for instance, CC could be folded into Settings, as could Help, and Wide could be integrated into Picture. But maybe VIZIO just wanted that uniform rectangle of boxes. We like having a separate menu for closed captions, but don't like having to set picture settings and picture size in separate menus.
The Settings menu allows you to set your input source (so why have an Input menu, too?) and to name said inputs, allows for the toggling of parental controls, and to select things like native Menu language. Take particular note of "Game Mode," which needs to be on for gaming, or you're going to have some serious input lag.
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