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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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Value Comparison

The Samsung LN32B460 is a better performer, overall, and also has a better selection of ports. However, it's more expensive. The choice of which is a better value is dependent entirely on how much you want to spend. If you can afford it, get the Samsung.

Blacks & Whites

The Samsung LN32B460 crushes the Vizio VW32L in this category, capable of performing far deeper blacks, as well as brighter whites. As a result, the contrast ratio is much wider: 3382:1 from the Samsung versus 818:1 from the Vizio.

Contrast Chart

Color Accuracy

There was little difference between the Vizio VW32L and the Samsung LN32B460 in our color testing. You can see from the charts below, both TVs are good are maintaining a consistent color temperature. The RGB Comparison shows that there was virtually no difference in the TVs' abilities to produce relatively smooth color curves.



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Motion

The Samsung's motion performance did not quite respond as well as the Vizio in our testing.

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Viewing Effects

Neither TV was particularly good for viewing angles, as is the case with most LCD televisions. The Vizio was slightly better at 25 degrees from center (in either direction). The Samsung was 21 degrees.

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Connectivity

The Vizio VW32L is notably short one HDMI port compared to the Samsung, and has also two fewer analog audio inputs. Strangely, there's no analog audio output, either. Samsung wins.

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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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