Vizio VW32L LCD HDTV Review
The Vizio VW32L is a simple television with simple ambitions.
The Vizio VW32L would be hard to describe as pretty. It's boxy, with a matte finish. The speaker grills on the front definitely give it a 90s look. But it's cheap and functional, so don't ask for much.
From the front, you can see a thick bezel and the speaker grills under the display. More stylish TVs typically hide the speakers underneath (called 'downward-firing' speakers).
The back of the Vizio VW32L is home to all the ports, which are exceptionally hard to access. The labels face out for easy viewing, but the actual ports are hidden underneath a little shelf, and impossible to see unless you're crouching. It's very poor design. For information about the ports on the back of the Vizio VW32L see our Connectivity section.
The sides of the Vizio VW32L are unusually barren of features, considering how thick they are. On one side, you can see the onboard controls, but on the other side you won't find a single port. Strangely, there's a patch of space where ports or controls could be, but Vizio clearly opted out for this particular model. For information about the ports on the Vizio VW32L see our Connectivity section.
The base of the Vizio VW32L is pretty flimsy, but it more than suffices for this small TV. Note: this base does not swivel. Sorry.
The onboard controls on the Vizio VW32L are all quite standard: power, menu, channel up/down, volume, and input. The buttons themselves are hard plastic and respond well when touched.
The remote control is stripped down, compared to most HDTV remotes. There are precious few buttons, and any advanced features are buried somewhere in the menu. For more details, read the Remote Control section of this review.
In the Box
The Vizio VW32L is an inexpensive TV, so don't expect much. It comes with the stand, a remote control, batteries, and an instruction manual. You won't find any cables, though, or any other easter eggs.
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