Vizio E series
On the other hand we have reviewed a bunch of E series TVs, and we've liked them all from a value perspective. The mid-sized E0i models linked below (from 39- to 55-inches) are great examples, with very good picture quality helped by solid local dimming. Meanwhile the 32-inch, 60-inch and 70-inch sizes lack that dimming, but they're still good performers and still current models (as of late October 2013) despite their 2012 review dates.
- Overall score: 7.4 (3.5 stars)
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Starting at: $499.99
The good: The Vizio E0i series shows deep black levels, a uniform screen, and commendable bright-room performance, making it a solid midlevel LCD TV. The Smart content selection is excellent. With its thin bezel, the set has a more compact, sleeker look than many competitors.
The bad: The set's local-dimming system can cause crushing, obscuring shadow detail; the dimming effect can be very obvious on some scenes; the so-called 120Hz refresh rate does nothing to improve picture quality.
The bottom line: The Vizio E series offers picture quality nearing the more expensive M series and is a very good choice if you value its Smarts and styling.
October 31, 2013 3:23 PM PDT
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