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Vizio M320NV LCD HDTV Review

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The Vizio E320VL is an entry-level TV that lacks features but put up some good numbers on a lot of our tests.

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Color Temperature

The Vizio M320NV had a pretty even color temperature. It leaned towards the cool side, but not by an amount that was particularly perceptible. You shouldn't have any problems here. More on how we test color temperature.

Color Temperature Chart

RGB Curves

The M320NV had a decent RGB response, but the colors all peak before they should. In the graph below, you'll see three smooth curves up until the right side of the graph, at which point they level out. This means the TV displays the same shade of red, green, and blue despite being instructed to show increasingly brighter shades. The result is a loss of detail in bright areas. This being said, the peaking isn't too bad: it occurs very close to the highest intensity, meaning only a small amount of detail will be lost.

Aside from the peaking, the M320NV put up a great performance here. More on how we test RGB curves.

RGB Curves Chart

Below you'll find the red, green, and blue responses from the above chart plotted as gradient bars. We've also including the RGB responses of several competing models. Look for how aggressively the gradient blacks out, or for any vertical stripes. You want a nice, even progression that retains as much of the spectrum as possible; vertical stripes indicate a loss of detail.

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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. VIZIO E320VL Comparison
  14. Sony Bravia KDL-32EX700 Comparison
  15. LG 32LD350 Comparison
  16. Conclusion
  17. Photo Gallery
  18. Ratings & Specs
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