Guest Writer IV

Television: it numbs you, it heals you.

Look, we're human, okay? Sometimes we run out ideas. That's why, from time-to-time, we'll farm out the product writeup to an MFA student. Hey, if it worked for James Frey, it can work for us, right? So, today's writeup for this VIZIO 32" 720p LED Smart TV comes from Terrance Halpern, an MFA Candidate at Eastwestern College in Massachusetts:

I could feel the drivel on VIZIO cutting a tunnel through my soul, but would I turn it off? No. For then I would be faced with a program which I would not like to watch, a program called my reflection, a program called me. 

That the television's 720p display provided a high-quality progressive-scan picture from a high-definition source, that its energy efficient sensors auto-adjusted the brightness for the perfect picture regardless of room conditions, that its LED technology allowed for richer colors and more vivid details, none of this mattered to me. All that was important was that the machine serve as a barrier between me and myself, a sponge to soak up my idle thoughts, a temporary eraser that could, for a moment, delete my past and allow the present to stand alone, like a pillar whose prize had long been stolen and forgotten.

Of course, at some point, I would have to come back to the real world. I would have to press the off button, to ween my heart off the emotional morphine known as entertainment, and to face the haunting music of my terrible situation. I would have to come to terms with the house fire that claimed my parents, and grandparents, and all of my aunts and uncles, and several second cousins, and god parents. It took my entire family from me, except for Timothy, my baby brother, who I now had to care for, this new and unexpected responsibility sending my blossoming career international journalist into a state of shrivelment.

But why fuss with any of that now? Why face the tightly woven web whose sole purpose was to trap me, to slap me across the face with my own mortality and remind me of what could have been but will now never be. No, I thought, I would watch television until everything got better or until I died, and with what the doctors had been telling me, I had a good idea of which one would come first.

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Features

  • 720p display provides a high-quality progressive-scan picture from a high-definition source
  • From true blacks to pure white and every shade in between, this VIZIO HDTV delivers a dazzling contrast that displays each image with spectacular intensity and realism
  • VIZIO Internet Apps (V.I.A.) is your passport to a world of entertainment, movies, TV shows and more. All on your schedule, directly to your HDTV learn more
  • Featuring all your favorite apps, from Amazon Instant Video to Facebook, plus hundreds more from the Yahoo! Connected TV store, to bring the best of the web right to your screen
  • Integrated Wi-Fi auto-detects your wireless network using its built-in 802.11n wireless connection. Setup is a breeze so your new TV is up and running quickly
  • Energy efficient sensors auto-adjust brightness for the perfect picture regardless of room conditions
  • LED technology for richer colors and more vivid details
  • SRS StudioSound HD™ delivers immersive surround sound, deep bass, clear dialog and level volume
  • Slim frame design looks great on a wall or table stand

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Warranty: 90 Day Woot Limited Warranty

Specs

Specifications:
Class: 32"
Viewable: 31.5"
Tuner: NTSC/ATSC
Resolution: 1366 x 768
Signal Compatibility: 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i
Colors: 16.7 Million
Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 200,000:1
Brightness: 300 nits
Response Time: 8ms
Viewable Angle: 178° / 178°
Pixel/Dot Pitch: 0.510 x 0.510mm
SRS TruSurround HD™: Yes
SRS TruVolume™: Yes
SRS StudioSound™: Yes
Inputs:
HDMI: 2
RF in: 1
Component: 1
Composite: 1 (shared with component)
Ethernet: 1
USB: 1 (Photo, Music, Video)
Outputs:
Digital Audio (SPDIF): 1
Analog Audio: 1
Additional Features:
Refresh Rate: 60Hz
Panel Type: LED
Parental Controls: Yes
VIZIO Internet Apps: Yes
Ambient Light Sensor: Yes
HDMI CEC: Yes
HDMI ARC: Yes
Wi-Fi: 802.11n
Speakers: Built-in 10W x 2
Voltage: 120V @ 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption: 26.85W; Standby <1W
Certifications: CSA, CSA-US, FCC Class B, HDMI 1.4 incl. CEC/ARC, App Certificates, Vizio AQ, Vizio PQ, Dolby Digital Plus
Compliance: ENERGY STAR®5.3, ATSC Spec A/65, EIA/CEA-766-A, California Energy Commission
VIZIO Remote Control: XRT112
Dimensions:
With Stand: 28.74"(W) x 19.25"(H) x 7.46"(D)
Without Stand: 28.74"(W) x 17.25"(H) x 3.34"(D)
Weight:
With Stand: 13.49 lbs
Without Stand: 12.5 lbs
Wall Mount Specifications:
VESA Hole Pattern: 100 x 100mm
Screw Size: M4
Screw Length: 20.0mm
Screw Pitch: 0.7mm

 

In the box:

  • VIZIO E320i-A0 32" 720p LED Smart TV
  • Stand with Hardware Screws
  • Remote Control
  • Power Cord

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VIZIO 32" 720p LED Smart TV
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