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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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Formats

The Vizio VW32L is a 720p HDTV, but is – like most HDTVs – capable of playing back any format and converting it to fit on the screen. In this case, the Vizio would frequently be taking the popular 1080i or 1080p footage, then downconverting it for playback. You can read more about how well it performs this task at the bottom of the Black & White Performance page. In short: just okay.

Viewing Angle

The Vizio VW32L's viewing angle is about average for an LCD television, measuring 24.55 degrees from center in either direction, or 49 degrees in total. Unfortunately, an LCD TV always comes up short in this category compared to plasma TVs.

Viewing Angle Chart
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Reflectance

The Vizio VW32L is not the best when it comes to avoiding reflections. The TV is not reflective like a mirror. Rather, when you shine a light at it, the screen reflects back a huge, soft focus glow. Better TVs will try creative ways to diffuse or disperse the reflection. If you buy the Vizio VW32L, just try not to shine a light on it.

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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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