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Vizio E320VP LED LCD HDTV Review

32 in.

Won't thrill you or give you many nasty surprises, but gives exactly what you'd expect from a TV in its class.

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Value Comparison

If you don't mind shelling out the extra cash for the Sony KDL-32EX520, you will be rewarded with better picture quality, much more connectivity options and internet content, which is a very nice plus. The viewing angle isn't as good as the Vizio's, but you're getting value for the extra cost. Depending on what's important to you in a TV, each set has their ups and downs.

Blacks & Whites

Like every single other comparison model, the Sony blew the Vizio away in terms of black and white performance, with a much lower black level, acceptable peak brightness and much wider contrast ratio.

Contrast Chart

Color Accuracy

Unlike the other comparison model TVs for this review, the Sony is the clear winner here, as it scores as well as the Vizio or better in each metric that we score color performance by, with much less color temperature error, better RGB curves and a relatively similar color gamut performance.

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Motion

The Vizio didn't impress in terms of motion performance, but the Sony is just bad. Don't expect high performance out of either of these TVs, though.

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Viewing Effects

The Sony has a different type of LCD screen than the Vizio, so none of the issues we noted earlier apply to it. That being said, the Sony KDL-32EX520's viewing angle is roughly half that of the Vizio's.

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Connectivity

The Sony KDL-32EX520 offers much, much more in terms of connectivity than the Vizio E320VP. It sports double the HDMI ports of the Vizio, more analog audio out options as well as internet connectivity, which the Vizio lacks. If this is something important to you, stick with the Sony.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Calibration
  8. Connectivity
  9. Audio & Menus
  10. Multimedia & Internet
  11. Power Consumption
  12. Samsung LN32D450 Comparison
  13. LG 32LV2500 Comparison
  14. Sony Bravia KDL-32EX520 Comparison
  15. Conclusion
  16. Series Comparison
  17. Photo Gallery
  18. Ratings & Specs
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