VIZIO 32 inch HDTVs with Internet Apps - News and Review

VIZIO 3D | image credit: Amazon
VIZIO 3D | image credit: Amazon

VIA Internet Apps (VIA)

VIZIO pioneered the value market for high quality, high definition connected television.

VIZIO now offers an unusually large variety of HDTV sizes and features, many featuring VIZIO Internet Apps (VIA)the marriage of high definition television and Internet online content.

Since VIA first came on the scene, VIZIO has developed numerous partnerships with content providers resulting in a rich variety of streaming content now available through VIA. According to Bestcovery.com "Vizio Internet Apps offers one of the most comprehensive portals (in terms of content)."

VIZIO HDTVs with Internet Apps (VIA)

Full-featured VIA web-connected models in 42-, 47- and 55-inch models were introduced a few years ago and updated from time to time. Now VIZIO offers full-featured HDTV models in smaller sizes..

This hub takes a look at three VIZIO 32" models with VIZIO Internet Apps (VIA).All three models come with built-in wireless connectivity.

I'll let you know which VIZIO 32" model I purchased at the end of this hub.

What are 32-inch HDTVs so popular?

32-inch LCD HDTVs offer versatility and affordability. They are small enough to be used in bedrooms, kitchens and home offices. They are large enough to be used in small living rooms and family rooms. They fit conveniently in smaller entertainment centers. Some families use them in kids' rooms. And they can be used for games.

A lot of reviewers were very pleased with the way these VIZIOs worked with their PlayStation3 (PS3) -- they particularly liked playing 3D games using the VIZIO E3D320VX as the monitor.


VIZIO XVT323SV 32-Inch Full HD 1080p LED LCD HDTV with VIA Internet Application, Black (Old Version)
VIZIO XVT323SV 32-Inch Full HD 1080p LED LCD HDTV with VIA Internet Application, Black (Old Version)

Featuring edge lit RazorLED backlighting with Smart Dimming for brilliant clarity in a razor thin design, 120Hz refresh rate for sharper, blur free images, full 1080p high definition detail and 1,000,000 to 1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio

 

Reviews

"...we have been thrilled with the purchase and it has a lot more assets than I had expected."

"...the screen on this tv had more of a matte finish until it arrived and it is not something that would have been important to us, but now that I have it I love it. It really cuts down on the glare from windows and lamps."

"...The picture is outstanding, you will be blown away when you watch a 1080p movie on this HDTV!

"...For what you you pay for this TV I feel like you can get more features and better quality than any other brand. This TV is great!

"...it is hands down the nicest tv i have ever had. the picture is so crisp and welcoming.

"...I am a studio musician/producer and that Vizio could get "this" nice of audio in a slim model is not bad. There are those who remark otherwise- to each his own- but, remember this Tv is 2 inches deep for goodness sake !

VIZIO XVT323SV -- full-featured 32-inch Edge-Lit LED LCD HDTV with VIZIO Internet Apps

This 32-inch VIZIO features Razor LED backlighting with Smart Dimming with a screen profile of only 2 inches.

  • VIZIO is the first to bring LED technology to smaller size LCD HDTVs like as this 32-inch model.
  • VIZIO's trandemarked Smart Dimming™ controls each block of LEDs, turning them on and completely off achieving richer, darker blacks with better uniformity and brighter, more bold colors.

The blur that might occur in fast-action scenes is virtually eliminated with 120Hz Smooth Motion

Deeper blacks and brighter whites enhance viewing enjoyment through the.1,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio designed into this model.

With a refresh ratio of 120 Hz the XVT323SV is virtually flicker-free.

It features built-in wireless connectivity (802.11n) for streaming internet content into VIA Internet Apps.

Some reviewers found the built in sound not to their liking, despite the two 10-watt speakers. The solution to this is to connect the SVT323SV to your hi-fi system, or purchase a soundbar accessory.

Other reviewers didn't like that the remote control with QWERTY keyboard wasn't backlit.

Despite the problems they mention, nearly 60% of reviewers give the XVT323SV a 5-star rating. Check out reviewers' comments to the right.

Reviews

"...Popped the 3D movie into the blueray player and it was just like being in a theater. No annoying red and blue. It was as good as the 3D movies you'll see in Disney World. "

"...all i have to say is that this tv is incredible, the image is so sharp and clear"

"...If you're looking for a 3D internet connected TV, then this is the one to buy. This TV is probably the best overall value out there right now."

"...for the money, this model provides a rich feature-set and performs very well. Finding anything comparable--at this price point--will be difficult."

"...Incredible value for a spectacular 3D and 2D HDTV. If you've been waiting, now is the time thanks to Vizio."

"...for the money, it's about the best buy in a 3D TV at this time.
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VIZIO E3D320VX -- 32-inch-Theater 3D LCD HDTV with VIZIO Internet Apps,

You can view either 2D or 3D content on this 1080p high definition 32-inch model for less than you would pay for the full-featured XVT323 highlighted above. It comes with two sets of passive 3D eyeglasses.

However, it has a lower refresh rate of 60 Hz.compared to 120 Hz for the XVT323SV and a lower contrast ratio of 200,000 :1 compared to the dynamic contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1 for the XVT323SV. The lower refresh rate and lower contrast ratio are subtle differences however.

The 3D model is backlit with CCFL (fluorescent lighting) compared to the LED backlighting with SmartDimming on the XVT323SV. This is another subtle difference that keeps the SVT323SV's black, whites and colors crisp from scene to scene.

The E3D320VX automatically adjusts backlight levels based on its surroundings to optimize brightness less and avoid washed out colors.

It features built-in wireless connectivity (802.11n).

Some owners found the optimum viewing angle for 3D less than ideal. The screen must be at eye level for optimum viewing without ghosting. Also, the optimum horizontal viewing angle for 3D is much narrower than the 178 degrees viewing angle for 2D.

The ease of operation of the remote was less than perfect, according to some.

Nevertheless, over 3/4 of reviewers give it a 5-star rating. Take a look at the comments on the right.

Finally, like the XVT323SV, some folks would like better auto.


VIZIO E322VL 32-Inch LCD HDTV with VIZIO Internet Application, Black (2010 Model)
VIZIO E322VL 32-Inch LCD HDTV with VIZIO Internet Application, Black (2010 Model)

Value 32-inch HDTV with VIA Internet Apps. Features dual band wireless networking.

 

Reviews

"...Excellent Value Internet TV."

"...awesome. Great picture quality. Super audio. And the Netflix streaming is excellent."

"...I purchased this TV as a refurb. I didn't note any blemishes."

"... absolutely LOVE this television!!!"

"...My take, for the money I spent, this was the best purchase I made in 2010."

"...The HD OTA (over the air antenna) looks great!"

"...This hdtv is fantastic. The color, sound and picture clarity on this tv is wonderful."

VIZIO E322VL -- 32-inch HDTV with VIZIO Internet Apps

This is VIZIO's value 32-inch HDTV. It features 1080p high definition without the 3D capability that comes with VIZIO's E3D320VX.

Like the previous two VIZIO 32-inch models it has built-in WiFi (802.11n).

It comes with a remote -- but not the QWERTY keyboard remote that comes with the full-fledged XVT323SV.

Like the 3D model above it has a lower refresh rate of 60 Hz.compared to 120 Hz for the XVT323SV and a lower contrast ratio of 50,000 :1 compared to the dynamic contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1 for the XVT323SV

Also like the 3D model it is backlit with CCFL rather than the LED backlighting with Smart Dimming that is built into the XVT323SV.

This model has a larger pixel size (0.51) compared with the full-featured XVT323SV (0.36375). The smaller pixel size results in a sharper, more crisp image on the XVT323SV.

Some reviewers wished they had remote with the QWERTY keyboard.

Which VIZIO 32-inch HDTV did I buy?

I needed a 32-inch HDTV to fit the size and look of a small room. I decided to buy the VIZIO XVT323SV full-featured LED model described at the top of this hub.

I decided not to buy the 3D model because I really liked the XVT323SV's added features. As 3D content expands and 3D technology is refined, I'm sure I'll consider purchasing 3D sometime in the future.

The XVT323SV was easy to set up. I like its sleek black appearance and exterior design. The screen's matte surface softens its look when the HDTV is turned off, and it reduces distracting reflections when in use. The blacks, whites and colors are striking.

Watching TV on this gem is a real pleasure.


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What is your experience with small-sized HDTVs? 2 comments

Bob Smith 4 years ago

My Sony TV went out a few weeks ago so when it came time to shop around for my new TV, I looked for the latest in TV technology. LED-LCD was what I was always told from sales reps, friends, and co-workers at DISH Network. After previously owning many different types of TV’s like a Sony SXRD, Sony LCD, Samsung DLP, and Samsung Plasma televisions I agree that LED-LCD offers the best picture quality I've ever seen. The HD does come in quite clear on this TV. I even on occasion order a pay per view with my Sling loaded VIP922 satellite receiver from DISH Network and watch a ton of sports on the NFL Network and ESPN and this TV is awesome. My main concern was the cost, and that's part of what made this VIZIO XVT323SV appealing.


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John Dove 4 years ago Author

Hi Bob --

Thanks for your comment. Your experience confirms my own -- that VIZIO XVT323SV is an excellent combination of affordability and quality.

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