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No more Skype app,
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This review is from: VIZIO E320i-A0 32-inch 720p 60Hz LED Smart HDTV (2013 Model) (Electronics)
This is the newest "Smart" TV from Vizio. Many new features at a much lower price ($369 list).
I unboxed and set it up next to one of my Roku boxes, it found my wireless network and joined it without any problem. It receives a stronger signal than the Roku. I then moved it into my guest room, attached the Vizio camera and updated the Skype app. (I'm having a quest arrive from France next week and wanted this setup to allow him to maintain contact with his family.)
I mounted it on a wall and have yet to connect it to cable. Skype, Netflix and Amazon Prime all work great. Amazon was not offered at first but showed up after a firmware update. The Vizio app store now has over 100 offerings and I'm sure they will add many more.
Pleased so far; will keep this updated.
Waiting for a larger size of this model for me.. Get rid of cable !!
*** UPDATE !! No more Skype !!! ***
Love this TV and bought a 2nd like unit (don't have to teach an old dog new tricks..) My French guest has returned an wanted a kitchen TV (or no food for me..)
After paying $100 for a Vizio camera attachment, there is no Skype app on the new TV. Customer service says that since Microsoft bought Skype, they can no longer install the feature. I'm very disappointed and reduced my rating to three stars.
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Initial post: Dec 14, 2012 9:23:11 PM PST
J. Woody says:
What are my options if I want to use this tv without cable?
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 28, 2013 12:51:30 PM PST
Jennifer H. says:
You have all the internet apps. Netflix and Youtube are the most popular apps to use to watch movies or shows without cable. I would also consider looking into Amazon video. If you pay the $80 yearly fee for Prime on top of free 2day shipping on Amazon items, you get a very long list of videos to watch at no cost. Also, if you have a USB drive you can load avi. and mp4. video files to the TV.
Posted on Mar 29, 2013 8:16:03 PM PDT
Philip B says:
Thanks for the review Bob. I am having trouble getting Amazon and M-Go to work. How did you update the firmware? I can't find any downloads anywhere :(.
Posted on Apr 6, 2013 3:06:36 PM PDT
Claire Baldwin says:
Posted on Apr 7, 2013 8:40:16 AM PDT
Eddie Dennison says:
Does the tv require ROKU for Netflix or is the Wi-Fi included and all you need?
Posted on Apr 21, 2013 2:15:29 PM PDT
Re: getting rid of cable - I tried to do that, but Comcast/Xfinity screws you with making the cost of internet alone nearly as expensive as having a bundle with the most basic cable. :(
Posted on Apr 23, 2013 9:19:18 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 30, 2013 6:24:28 PM PDT
Mr. David Griffiths says:
I am being told by Vizio support that Skye does NOT work on this TV.
Is this true ?
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 26, 2013 3:05:58 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 11, 2013 9:20:20 AM PDT
You do not need a Roku box, the wi-fi is included. You just need a computer internet connection with enough power to get Netflix, etc. (about 10/15 mbps is suggested, but I have done it with less).
In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2013 5:24:10 PM PDT
One Leaf says:
No, it does not require a Roku. It has a Netflix app and wi-fi built in. You need a wi-fi signal to connect to in order to use the smart apps.
In reply to an earlier post on May 11, 2013 12:36:33 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 11, 2013 12:37:07 AM PDT
Checking the TV pictures, this TV does have an Ethernet cord connection. So you can be wired or go Wi fi, however wi fi is more expensive and not as clear or reliable as the Ethernet cable cord going from internet connection to TV. I just use the Ethernet cord and am very happy. For the ney sayers, I cant get good wi fi because of interference where I live.