Vizio E321VL Review Page 2

Currently the Vizio E321VL costs around $319 from authorized Internet dealers and retailers. It offers a very nice feature set and quality in this small size and price range – which is often lacking in quality options. Competition is from the Sony KDL-32EX520, Toshiba 32E200 and Samsung's LN32D450.

Calibration Notes: First and foremost turn off the Ambient Light Sensor and Backlight Controls when initiating contact. Otherwise, your color will be continually inconsistent.

Follow these picture settings for the Vizio E321VL:

Picture Mode: Custom
Backlight: 60
Contrast: 80
Brightness: 49
Sharpness: 8
Color Temp: Normal
Color: 60
Tint: 0
Advanced Settings Everything Off
Backlight Control: Off
Ambient Light Sensor: Off
(Note: for more color saturation in darker programming, use the Standard setting, but turn the Sharpness setting down to 8.)

Cadence Testing on the Vizio.

HQV Video Board Processing Tests

(These are our processor testing notes. They are more for our own use and help us derive the picture quality scores)

With 480i Input

Jaggies 1: Average to Poor. Flicker at horizontal
Jaggies 2: Average

Film based Pulldown tests (applicable to DVDs)
Cadence 2-2 30fps: Average. Flicker present
Cadence 3-2 24fps: Average result

With 1080p Input

Jaggies 1: Average to Poor result
Jaggies 2: Average result

Video Resolution Loss Test: Good
Film Resolution Loss Test: Average to Poor

HD Background: Average
Stadium Seating Test with Moire: Poor result. Moire' present and judder when panning.

Vizio E321VL Overview

VIZIO's E321VL 32" LCD HDTV delivers superior picture and audio quality at an amazing value. This flat screen LCD HDTV features SRS TruVolume and SRS TruSurround HD audio for advanced virtual surround sound, 50,000 to 1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio, and four HDMI ports to connect up to four HDMI devices to your TV. Also, the E321VL consumes 58% less energy than the 32" 2009 model, exceeding ENERGY STAR 4.1 guidelines, when the TV is turned on, to reduce energy consumption and utilizes built-in ambient light sensing technology, which automatically adjusts backlight levels to the brightness of its surroundings.

-Phil Conner


Class: 32"
Viewable: 31.5" diagonal
Native Panel Resolution: 1366 x 768 pixels
Signal Compatibility: 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i
Colors: 1.06 Billion
Computer Support: 1920 x 1080, 1024 x 768, 800 x 600, 640 x 480 via RGB/HDMI
Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 100,000:1
Brightness: 500 cd/m2
Response Time: 8ms
Viewable Angle: 178/178 degrees (horizontal/vertical)
Pixel/Dot Pitch: 0.510mm(H) x 0.510mm(V)
SRS TruSurround HD™: Yes
SRS TruVolume™: Yes
SRS TruSurround XT™: No
HDMI with HDCP 2
RF Connector for Internal Tuner 1
Component YPbPr plus Stereo Audio: 1
Computer RGB: 1
Composite Video: 1
USB Ports: 1
USB Ports: 1
SPDIF Digital Optical: 1
Stereo Audio: 1
Refresh Rate: 60Hz
Smooth Motion: No
Panel Type: CCFL, LCD
Picture-in-Picture (PIP): No
Picture-outside-Picture (POP): No
Zero Bright Pixel Defect Guarantee: Yes
V-Chip: Yes
3D Comb Filter: No
3:2 or 2:2 Reverse Pull-down: No
ATSC with 8VSB & QAM demodulation: No
ATSC with MPEG-2 decoding: No
NTSC Video decoding via Video: No
Progressive Scan Video: No
Color Temperature: 5400K, 6300K and 9300K
Color Fine Tuning: Red/Blue/Green
Speakers: Built-in 10W x 2 Speakers
Panel Lamp Life (typical): 50,000 Hours
Voltage Range: 120Vac at 50/60Hz
Power Consumption: 49W, <0.37W Standby
VIZIO Remote Control: VR15
Gross: 31.53 lbs
Net With Stand: 21.83 lbs
Without Stand: 20.62 lbs
With Stand: 31.19"W x 22.45"H x 8.28"D
Without Stand: 31.19"W x 22.28"H x 3.52"D

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