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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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Ergonomics & Durability

The remote control that ships with most Vizios, including this Vizio VW32L, is very simple – some might say cheap. We suppose that's how you choose to look at it. Many people find remotes with 50+ buttons overly complicated. This remote has stripped away everything but the essentials: power, volume, channel up/down, menu, a 4-way d-pad, mute, 0-9 numeric buttons, and a few more. Any other features (i.e. closed captioning, etc.) and you'll have to go digging around in the menu.

This design was certainly not preferential to some of the editors in our office, but others liked that it was smaller than the average remote. Still others argued 'Who cares?! I only use my cable box remote.' Good point.

The buttons themselves aren't that great to the touch. You have to push down on the numeric buttons pretty hard to get a response, and there's not enough tactile differentiation between volume up and volume down; likewise with channel up/down.

Button Layout & Use

The layout for the Vizio VW32L's remote control is simple enough, precisely because there are so few buttons. The volume and channel up/down are in the center, putting the menu controls (above) and the numeric buttons (below) both in easy reach.

Programming & Flexibility

The remote control is not programmable for any other device.

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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
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  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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