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Great TV for the price, provided you don't need streaming video.,
This review is from: VIZIO E320-A1 32-inch 720p 60Hz LED HDTV (2013 Model) (Electronics)
I recently purchased the VIZIO E601i-A3 60-inch 1080p 120Hz Razor LED Smart FHDTV, an absolutely phenomenal TV with every conceivable feature you could ask for. Wanting to get a smaller TV for a second bedroom, I stumbled upon the TV featured here, the VIZIO E320-A1 32-inch 720p 60Hz LED HDTV TV at a friends house. He had just purchased it from Amazon. Upon checking out the TV; I felt as if it was missing some features that I was looking for. My friend was a little upset, but eventually pleased when I told him that he might want to return it to Amazon and get something else. While the picture and sound are excellent on this model; unless you're only buying a TV for the basics; I'd spend a little extra and get one that has more features than this. On the other hand; if all you need are the basics, look no further, as you won't find a better picture on any other 32" TV. This one comes with only 2 HDMI ports, which in my opinion is too few. There's no picture in picture, and more importantly, there's no Apps for streaming video. It comes with a very thin bezel(a great feature), as do all of the new Vizio TV's. The 720P resolution is superb, and is all that's needed on a TV of this size. As mentioned above; the surround sound was exceptional and quite an improvement over previous generation Vizio TV's. While at his house; I watched a few minutes of a soccer game, and found the picture to be extremely stable, with virtually no blurring effect during movement. The problem with the TV(for some people, not all) is that for the price, or slightly more; you can get one that has a lot more features. My friend knew nothing about streaming video, as he gets Netflix DVD's by mail. When I told him about the streaming feature available on most new TV's; he agreed that he had probably made a bad choice for him, which does not mean that this would be a bad choice for others. The bottom line is that if you're looking for a basic TV without streaming capability; this is an excellent choice. If you want more features, such as are available on most new TV's, than I would look elsewhere. Keep in mind that many people have no interest in streaming video, and as such this TV IS a superb choice.
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Initial post: Nov 8, 2012 9:21:03 PM PST
Michael J. Gandara says:
I'm glad this model has great sound and picture and also looks great! The "smart" tv feature I could care less about (actually this TV is for my parents, who are very simple and do not see the need for a "smart" tv). so your concerns aren't an issue for me. But thank you anyways, because I'm gonna buy this set soon.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 9:36:58 PM PST
Expressed Reviews says:
This is a great TV; I was just trying to point out that IF you were interested in the streaming features found on other TV's; you might want to look elsewhere. If you're not interested in the streaming, than this is a perfect choice at a great price. As mentioned; the picture and sound are superb. I know your parents will enjoy this.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 11:41:07 AM PST
Barbie Q Pitt says:
Is this model better than the older version that's cheaper?
VIZIO E320AR 32-Inch 60Hz Class LCD HDTV (Black)
Posted on Nov 13, 2012 9:55:54 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 13, 2012 9:56:28 PM PST
I think you spent way too much time talking about the lack of streaming ability. Vizio clearly labels what TV's are Smart and which aren't. If it's the "best picture" on the market I would think it deserves 5* (Which it isn't. Samsung 32 inches are far better). As someone who sells TV's this was a very confusing read.
Posted on Nov 20, 2012 7:32:05 AM PST
Cynthia E. Oakes says:
My understanding of this TV was that it DID stream movies ALA Netflix. Also, you keep saying there are better TV's out there with more features for "a little extra", can you be specific about what TV/TV's you are referring to? Also, as someone asked previously, are you able to state how it compares with the older model E322AR which I am interested in purchasing as it has 3 HDMI and also advertised as being able to stream movies via Netflix.
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John Beirne says:
Cynthia, I believe this model, E320-A1, does not have Internet connectability. The Vizio model's with that feature have an "i" in the model #. Such as E320i-A2. Check the Vizio.com site for the full details of their models to make sure.
Posted on Nov 25, 2012 10:28:23 AM PST
Careful Reader says:
Another point to consider - if this is replacing an older tv, you may have already gotten yourself a Roku or similar, which in fact would allow you to stream with this set. Right...?
Posted on Nov 25, 2012 1:04:29 PM PST
C. Mullan says:
Just ordered this TV after checking it out at a local store. Perfect for our needs as we have Apple TV so the fact that it is not "smart" matters not.
Posted on Nov 26, 2012 4:35:23 AM PST
I always find it irksome when people review product they don't own. And I disagree Andy, for slightly more, you do not get the features you are mentioning. You have to pay at least $100 more to get the those features. Your friend could have added streaming via the Roku for half that price and then you could have reviewed that product too without owning it.