Vizio E Series

  • 47" 1080p LCD
  • Internet enabled
Released March, 2011
The Roku LT can supply those scads to any TV for as little as $50, and the TCL L40FHDF12A is one example of a budget TV with picture quality that matches this Vizio.
Rated 57% by by c|net (Mar, 2012)

Conclusion Check out the Vizio E Series

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First reviewed December, 2011

Features Key features of the Vizio E Series

Front view of Vizio E Series
I definitely don't think the tradeoff is worth it, not least because the benefits of high numeric motion resolution are, to my eyes, almost impossible to discern.
Rated 57% by by c|net (Mar, 2012)

size

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70"
32"
I performed a hands-on evaluation of the 47-inch Vizio E472VLE, but this review also applies to the other screen sizes in the series.
E Series by c|net (Mar, 2012)
The Vizio scored a surprisingly good motion resolution result for a 120Hz TV (see the Geek Box, below), but to get that benefit you'll have to engage the smoothing effects of dejudder.
E Series by c|net (Mar, 2012)

thickness

Vizio E Series
Panasonic VIERA E3
Samsung 6100 Series (2012)
 

Performance Real world tests of Vizio E Series

 

Our analysis How does it stack up against its top 10 competitors

pros

  • Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, Netflix, VUDU
  • access streaming content over the Internet
  • built-in, 802.11n
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • 18,007 g

cons

  • you'll have to go to the theater for 3D videos
  • 67.9%
  • can't video chat with friends
  • might be harder to access your digital photos, music and video

Reviews Word on the street

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Rated 56%
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The TCL actually has better perceived contrast and black levels, but falls short in color accuracy, so overall it's a scoring wash between the two.

Video

As with previous Vizios, we couldn't see much difference between either of the Real Cinema Mode settings.
Vizio E Series 47" | Rated 56% by by c|net (Sep, 2010)
Vizio equips the TV with a pair of controls related to dejudder, which it calls Smooth Motion Effect-with Low, Medium, and High settings-and Real Cinema Mode, with settings entitled Precision and Smooth.
Vizio E Series 47" | Rated 56% by by c|net (Sep, 2010)
Photo/Music/Video. Features: Vizio is known for getting more features to ever-lower price points, and by ditching expensive LED backlighting on the E2VLE series, it created one of the cheapest Smart TV-equipped models around.
Vizio E Series 47" | Rated 57% by by c|net (Mar, 2012)

Black levels

The trade-off for relatively better black levels was worth it, but definitely not ideal.
Vizio E Series 47" | Rated 57% by by c|net (Mar, 2012)
Colors lacked the richness and saturation we saw on any of the others, however, an issue I blame primarily on poor black levels.
Vizio E Series 47" | Rated 57% by by c|net (Mar, 2012)
The overall picture quality of Vizio's E0VL series competes well against the similarly featured Sony and Samsung models we tested, although we'd rate it a notch below those on account of its less-impressive black levels and off-angle performance.
Vizio E Series 47" | Rated 56% by by c|net (Sep, 2010)

Hdmi

We did appreciate the three direct-input-type keys (HDMI, AV, and TV), however.
Vizio E Series 47" | Rated 56% by by c|net (Sep, 2010)
The complement of HDMI is adequate at three total, but some buyers might chafe at just one component and one composite-video input.
Vizio E Series 47" | Rated 56% by by c|net (Sep, 2010)

Panel

Native resolution is not important for video sources in this case, but will affect the PC performance of the smaller displays.
Vizio E Series 47" | by c|net (Nov, 2010)

Ports

A pair of side-panel USB ports is also on hand.
Vizio E Series 47" | Rated 57% by by c|net (Mar, 2012)

Competition What else you should consider

Editions Editions of the Vizio E Series

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19" None E191VA
 
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19" None E190VA
 
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$300
22" None E220MV
 
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22" None E220VA
 
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24" None E240AR
 
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26" None E260MV
 
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26" None E260VA
 
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26" None E260VP
 
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$490
32" None E320ME
 
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32" None E320VL
 
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32" None E321ME
 
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32" None E320VP
 
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32" None E322MV
 
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32" None E321VL
 
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32" None E320VA
 
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32" None E321MV
 
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32" built-in, 802.11n E322VL
 
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37" None E370VL
 
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37" None E371VA
 
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37" None E370VT
 
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37" None E371VL
 
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37" None E370VP
 
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37" None E370VA
 
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42" None E420VA
 
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42" None E421VA
 
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42" None E420VL
 
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42" None E421VL
 
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42" None E420VSE
 
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$499
42" None E420VT
 
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42" None E420VO
 
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42" None E421VO
 
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42" None E422AR
 
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42" built-in, 802.11n E422VA
 
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42" built-in, 802.11n E422VLE
 
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47" None E470VL
 
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47" None E470VA
 
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47" None E470VLE
 
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47" built-in, 802.11n E472VL
 
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47" built-in, 802.11n E472VLE
 
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50" None E500AR
 
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55" None E550VA
 
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55" None E550VL
 
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$1,300
55" None E551VL
 
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55" optional, 802.11n E552VLE
 
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55" built-in, 802.11n E552VL
 
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