"Such a Great Deal!"on by KeithID
Pros Great looking TV. The pictures make it look extremely thick
Black levels and sound are phenomenal
Sound is decent
Easy to set up
Cons Remote doesn't have a backlight
I've noticed that really dark scenes can sometimes appear a little too dark
Summary This is a great looking TV. The pictures make it look extremely thick, but it's really not---and the bezel is thin enough to make it look more modern than most other TVs.
The thin bezel also allows the screen to be a little bigger than most 32" TVs, even though it takes up the same amount of space. So that's nice. This TV is the perfect size for a small bedroom. For a living room, game room, or bigger bedroom, you'll want something bigger.
Relatively straightforward. You have to attach the TV to the stand, basically. There are two sets of screws, and the manual doesn't make it clear enough which screws go where. I had some trouble because of this. Maybe I'm just dumb. Just remember that the longer screws are used to attach the base to the stand, while the shorter screws attach the stand to the actual TV.
Once you power on the TV for the first time, it guides you through some really simple setup steps. No big deal. After that, you're free to change whatever other settings you want.
It's a remote. I guess there's nothing wrong with it, but it doesn't have a backlight and it can ONLY be used to control the TV, so I'd recommend using a nice universal remote instead.
Coming from a 27" CRT, this is an amazing upgrade. The black levels and sound (both common complaints for non-CRT TVs) are phenomenal. You'll have to mess around with the picture settings to get everything perfect, but that's to be expected.
This is only a 32" TV, so 1080p is unnecessary. Save yourself some money and go with 720p.
If I have to make one complaint, I've noticed that really dark scenes can sometimes appear a little too dark, but it's not a huge problem.
Much better than I expected. The bass isn't going to shake your house, but if you put this TV in a small room, it doesn't sound the least bit empty or tinny.
This is a very barebones TV, but that's fine with me. I would've appreciated a third HDMI port, but again, I can't complain for the price. Plus, it's not like switches don't exist.
I also would've appreciated separate composite and component inputs---one of the ports is shared, so you'll have to pick one or the other. Most TVs I've seen have multiple composite/component inputs, but this TV only has one...again, not a big deal, since I already have a switch.
There's also no internet connectivity (you'll want the E320i-A0 for that), so no "smart" TV features are available. This won't be a problem for anyone who already has a Wii, Wii U, PS3, Blu-ray player, or any other device that can run Netflix, Hulu, etc.
The USB port only allows you to view pictures, which is sort of useless for me, but some people might find it handy. I purchased an HDMI media player to watch movies with.
I guess what I'm saying is that as long as you're fine with buying several cheap devices to add functionality, this TV is a great starting point. If you're the type of person that likes to have everything on one device, you might want to spend a little more. But for the price I paid, I definitely recommend the E320-A1 and I suggest check low price for the E320-A1 at: ledsmarthdtvs2013.blogspot.com/p/vizio-e320-a1.html
Thank for reading, and I hope this review is helpful.