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Vizio 32” 720p LCD HDTV

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chaz7979


quality posts: 1 Private Messages chaz7979

Does the logo light up on this one too?

coolphilip04


quality posts: 8 Private Messages coolphilip04

http://deals.woot.com/deals/details/64fc3f9c-9e31-4c85-82cb-aa89d134ebf6/vizio-e320vl-lcd-720p-60hz-hdtv-tv#5

Same TV 30 bucks cheaper excellent condition.

coolphilip04


quality posts: 8 Private Messages coolphilip04

http://www.amazon.com/VIZIO-E320VL-32-inch-720p-HDTV/dp/B003GDBFWK?tag=dealswoot-20

4 out of 5 stars on Amazon

gerardosalazar11


quality posts: 1 Private Messages gerardosalazar11

Secondipity has this model for $220.99


http://bit.ly/dN6igr

Saryio


quality posts: 3 Private Messages Saryio

How does the "digital light sensor" work? It seems like it would be frustrating after a while.

chaz7979


quality posts: 1 Private Messages chaz7979

720p not good or not noticeable on a 32 inch?

tpscan


quality posts: 26 Private Messages tpscan
chaz7979 wrote:720p not good or not noticeable on a 32 inch?



On a 32" you won't notice and any resolution issues with 720p.

My experience:
I have the Vizio 37" and love it. A few years ago Vizio was not a well known name, but my experience is that their products score well, perform well and are priced low.

gerardosalazar11


quality posts: 1 Private Messages gerardosalazar11
chaz7979 wrote:Does the logo light up on this one too?



Yes. When off it has a dim orange glow. White when TV is on

whatsamattaU


quality posts: 1068 Private Messages whatsamattaU

Regurgitated again:

Fall 2010 PC World reader survey on HDTV: Vizio quality above average

http://www.pcworld.com/article/211088/2010_reliability_and_service_survey_hdtvs.html

Summer 2010 PC Magazine reader survey on HDTV:

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2368161,00.asp

edit: and the actual table from the article:
http://www.pcmag.com/image_popup/0,1871,iid=267315,00.asp

dpn0121


quality posts: 8 Private Messages dpn0121
coolphilip04 wrote:http://deals.woot.com/deals/details/64fc3f9c-9e31-4c85-82cb-aa89d134ebf6/vizio-e320vl-lcd-720p-60hz-hdtv-tv#5

Same TV 30 bucks cheaper excellent condition.



I've never heard of this website. Also unless I missed it I don't see warranty info.

remisser


quality posts: 13 Private Messages remisser

A few of you have linked to a cheaper version of this TV - but the cheaper version you linked to is in "EXCELLENT" condition which their site defines as "they have been handled by the original owner, the store, and our facility, they may have a few very minor scratches." Whereas with Woot, you're paying for a refurbished item which is considered "like new" cosmetically, has been tested and fixed by the manufacturer.

duckcake


quality posts: 44 Private Messages duckcake

Is 720p and 60hz noticeable on a 32" TV compared to one with 1080p and 120hz?

Hi people =þ

coolphilip04


quality posts: 8 Private Messages coolphilip04
dpn0121 wrote:I've never heard of this website. Also unless I missed it I don't see warranty info.



Secondipity FAQ
We guarantee the items we sell for 30 days from date of purchase. Some items may be sold with known cosmetic damage. All such damage will be noted on the product listings. In the unlikely event of a functional problem, we provide a full and complete refund or an exchange, both at no cost to our customers.

quantamm


quality posts: 85 Private Messages quantamm

The 1.06 billion colors in the description means that this television uses 30-bit color, which is 10 bits per color channel (red, green, and blue). And if you care about the math, the way to calculate the bit depth from the number of colors is:

log(1,060,000,000)/log(2)

gerardosalazar11


quality posts: 1 Private Messages gerardosalazar11
remisser wrote:A few of you have linked to a cheaper version of this TV - but the cheaper version you linked to is in "EXCELLENT" condition which their site defines as "they have been handled by the original owner, the store, and our facility, they may have a few very minor scratches." Whereas with Woot, you're paying for a refurbished item which is considered "like new" cosmetically with manuals and other such things included.



I bought mine from Secondipity. The TV came with all manuals and cables as if from the factory. The TV looks like it was never actually taken out of the box as it still had all the factory protective wrappings.

coolphilip04


quality posts: 8 Private Messages coolphilip04
remisser wrote:A few of you have linked to a cheaper version of this TV - but the cheaper version you linked to is in "EXCELLENT" condition which their site defines as "they have been handled by the original owner, the store, and our facility, they may have a few very minor scratches." Whereas with Woot, you're paying for a refurbished item which is considered "like new" cosmetically, has been tested and fixed by the manufacturer.



Nice out of context quote. Actual Excellent Condition description.

Excellent Condition
These items will be in near perfect condition. As they have been handled by the original owner, the store, and our facility, they may have a few very minor scratches. However, these will need to be sought out and will not be immediately evident without a close inspection.

booshpanda


quality posts: 1 Private Messages booshpanda
chaz7979 wrote:Does the logo light up on this one too?



It shows up in rainbow when you're watching the Logo channel. it's a feature.

netspursfan123


quality posts: 1 Private Messages netspursfan123

Well I was going to buy from woot until I saw it $30 cheaper on the deals.woot site. If you buy it on the other site and pick up a squaretrade warranty for a year, it's still cheaper then buying from woot.

special72


quality posts: 1 Private Messages special72

I bought this tv last summer from Walmart for $408. Office Max had it recently for $299. TV works great for me, only downside is that there are only 2 HDMI ports.

zeroelement


quality posts: 2 Private Messages zeroelement

720 not worth it

tpscan


quality posts: 26 Private Messages tpscan
Saryio wrote:How does the "digital light sensor" work? It seems like it would be frustrating after a while.



LCD screens work with a back lit, polarized screen. The liquid crystal cells "twist" polarization to pass more or less light.

In low room light, like at night, a bright back light can wash out the blacks and the whites may be glaring bright. That same back light level during the day will be too dim. The white areas will be dim or gray, and the dark areas will be blacked out.

So the TV senses the ambient light and adjusts the backlight to give you the best contrast range.

See this Vizio press release discussing some of the back light and edge light technology.. Then click the link for the "reviews tab" to read details about the impact this can make.

coolphilip04


quality posts: 8 Private Messages coolphilip04
zeroelement wrote:720 not worth it



Depends on how close you are, I guess.
http://s3.carltonbale.com/resolution_chart.html

hippie19


quality posts: 21 Private Messages hippie19

anyone else expect blinking lights of a wootoff?

whatsamattaU


quality posts: 1068 Private Messages whatsamattaU
hippie19 wrote:anyone else expect blinking lights of a wootoff?



My guess is next Tuesday. Of course, it's just a guess,....

nitronick


quality posts: 0 Private Messages nitronick

Uh, the deals.woot bar has it for $220.99 w/ free shipping

troydogtvtv


quality posts: 7 Private Messages troydogtvtv

I own the 320va and have had great luck with it. Someone ask about the light on front. Easy to fix I would think the vl is the same.

Remove the back easy to do the light plugs into the board inside top right hand side. Tv works fine without it.

DJGosch


quality posts: 1 Private Messages DJGosch

I haven't had a Vizio yet that I have been entirely impressed with, but for 250 and 1080i, i'd say this is worth it.

sdc100


quality posts: 502 Private Messages sdc100

From the description:
"Digital Ambient Light Sensor that automatically adjusts backlight levels to the brightness of its surrounding"

Keep in mind that this uses the older technology of CCFL backlighting (aka fluorescent), not LEDs. As such, the lifespan will likely be shorter. The tubes, for example, can crack from impact and they generate heat.

The bigger issue, however, is how this Ambient Light Sensor affects the tubes. In general, fluorescent tubes can't use dimmers, and the newer ones can generally have shorter lifespans. I wonder if this feature is actually useful, however. I mean, how often do you find yourself dimming your laptop to ambient light? It's very easy to do so but I've never done it. And about 30 years ago, Zenith TVs (remember them?) had a similar photocell-circuitry to dim their TVs in accordnace to ambient light. The feature was not a hit. No other company copied the technology and even Zenith dropped it in future models.

Saryio


quality posts: 3 Private Messages Saryio

Probably way more review than you ever really wanted to read about this tv...

http://www.televisioninfo.com/content/Vizio-E320VL-LCD-HDTV-Review.htm

sdc100


quality posts: 502 Private Messages sdc100
tpscan wrote:LCD screens work with a back lit, polarized screen. The liquid crystal cells "twist" polarization to pass more or less light.

In low room light, like at night, a bright back light can wash out the blacks and the whites may be glaring bright. That same back light level during the day will be too dim. The white areas will be dim or gray, and the dark areas will be blacked out.

So the TV senses the ambient light and adjusts the backlight to give you the best contrast range.

See this Vizio press release discussing some of the back light and edge light technology.. Then click the link for the "reviews tab" to read details about the impact this can make.



Unfortunately, that PR page is about their LED-backlight TVs. This model uses the older technology of CCFL (aka fluorescent) tubes. Dimming CCFLs is quite a bit harder than dimming LEDs, and dimming CCFLs will likely impact their lifespan. Just compare the impact of lowering the voltage on a fluorescent bulb vs that on an LED. The LED, like that in flashlights, will generally dim. Fluorescent bulbs, however, will flicker.

chaz7979


quality posts: 1 Private Messages chaz7979
zentlea wrote:Yes, just like all other vizio models..



ALL? Do any others have the option to shut it off? Thanks for the heads up.

ctinder27


quality posts: 0 Private Messages ctinder27

Great reviews here > http://shop.retrevo.com/m/search/productpage?c=1041&og=441256&m=23673421

I wish I could find another "Meh" shirt

nah85


quality posts: 1 Private Messages nah85
zentlea wrote:Yes, just like all other vizio models..



Mine doesnt. I have a 22 inch though.

patreardon


quality posts: 0 Private Messages patreardon

Costco had a -$60.00 coupon. I paid $279.99 + sales tax + CA recycle fee.

Design:
Picture - great
Sound - OK on some channels, bad on others
On screen info boxes - way too small
Remote - design really sucks

Quality:
Sometimes switches itself to mute. A nusance.

My Costco 90 day return rights expired 2/26.

I see from the posts other places to buy this one for less than I paid Costco, but it's too late now.

Maybe I should have spent more $$ and got another brand.

cheroke55


quality posts: 37 Private Messages cheroke55
gerardosalazar11 wrote:Secondipity has this model for $220.99


http://bit.ly/dN6igr



You can't get a Squaretrade warranty on it though. There is no classification as "excellent" Only new and refurbished unless you buy it on eBay. And I would definatly want a extended warranty

Mattroid


quality posts: 17 Private Messages Mattroid

Where is NightGhost? I can't make a decision without those quality posts.

It's cold and lonely in here.

whatsamattaU


quality posts: 1068 Private Messages whatsamattaU
Mattroid wrote:Where is NightGhost? I can't make a decision without those quality posts.

It's cold and lonely in here.



He's here, more nowadays with comments on wine.woot:
http://members.woot.com/NightGhost

For what it's worth, this was some of his comments last woot, from the woot before--hope he doesn't mind:

mkentosh wrote:Froogled

NightGhost wrote:You don't really need 1080p on a screen this size:

1080p charted: Viewing distance to screen size
About response rates:
60Hz vs. 120Hz vs. 240Hz vs. 480Hz - LCD Response Rate