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Vizio VW32L LCD HDTV Review

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The Vizio VW32L is a simple television with simple ambitions.

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Connectivity

Input Ports (5.5)

The Vizio VW32L is certainly not setting itself up as an all-inclusive entertainment hub. The ports that you absolutely need are there (mostly), but there's nothing extraneous here.

Connectivity Tour Image 1
The ports are invisible when you look at them from straight on.

See the table below for the complete rundown. The items of note include just two HDMI ports, which is certainly not enough if you want to plug in HD cable/satellite, a Blu-Ray player, and an Xbox 360 with the best possible connections.

Output Ports (1.0)

The Vizio VW32L offers an optical audio output, but no analog audio output. It's a bit of a paradox, because this is a cheap TV, but it's counting on you having a fairly modern home audio system to benefit from it.

Other Connections (0.0)

There are no other connections on the Vizio VW32L. You usually don't find anything extra, except the occasional built-in DVD player, on TVs at this price range.

Media (0.0)

There are no media ports on the Vizio VW32L; no USB ports, no media card slots, no nothing.

Placement

All the ports on the Vizio VW32L are located on the back. Okay, that can be inconvenient. But it gets worse. All the ports are located in the center of the back, rather than one side or the other. Then it gets worse again. The ports are actually hidden under a little ledge on the back of the TV. You can't see them. It's nearly impossible to plug a cord in without first craning your head all the way under the chassis.

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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. Samsung LN32B460 Comparison
  14. Insignia NS-LDVD32Q-10A Comparison
  15. Memorex MLT3221 Comparison
  16. Conclusion
  17. Series Comparison
  18. Photo Gallery
  19. Ratings & Specs
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