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Vizio E320i-A0 5 Star Rating: Cheapism Best Pick
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Vizio E320i-A0 reviews agree that this 32-inch entry-level LCD TV does a fine job balancing picture quality, features, and price. An expert from Gadget Review is undeterred by the 720p resolution, noting in a Vizio E320i-A0 review that the small screen size makes resolution less important than with a larger TV. Moreover, the Vizio E320i-A0 handles high-definition video perfectly well and produces very good color detail and black and white levels. The Vizio E320i-A0 review at CNET considers this model a value buy because unlike most budget televisions it includes Smart TV features, a Wi-Fi connection, and LED backlighting. This reviewer also applauds the deep black levels, and accurate colors but hedges when it comes to very dark scenes, when colors seem a bit off.

Consumers clearly like this model, as well. In Vizio E320i-A0 reviews at Amazon they commend its vibrant colors and crisp images, easy setup, and overall value. One says low expectations were quickly outflanked by the excellent picture and sound quality and others appreciate the intuitive interface. We did read a few posts reporting problems with the audio when first firing up the set that are quickly fixed by restarting it.

The Vizio E320i-A0 (starting at $258, Amazon) boasts full-array LED backlighting and a 1366x768 resolution, which is more commonly stated as 720p. It features a 60Hz refresh rate and a pair of 10-watt speakers. This is a Smart TV with Wi-Fi, which gives consumers access to Vizio's online apps, as well as to streaming services such as Vudu, HuluPlus, and Netflix. There are plenty of connections on the E320i-A0, including two HDMI ports, a combination composite/component input, a USB 2.0 port, and a digital audio out.

There aren't many LED-based TVs in this price range, especially models with Smart TV features. All that combined with good picture quality and a sub-$300 price make the Vizio E320i-A0 a first-rate budget TV. This is an excellent bargain, particularly for smaller spaces.

by Michael Sweet (Google+ Profile) – January 16, 2014
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