Vizio VO32L LCD isn't the cheapest, but it's solid

CNET reviews the Vizio VO32L 32-inch LCD.

When most buyers hear the name Vizio, they think of cheap HDTVs, but if you look at recent prices for LCDs, that's no longer the case. More established brands like Panasonic, Sony, and Samsung have all slashed their prices to meet Vizio. Luckily for the Vizio VO32L, that's not much of an issue, because it's a solid performer even without the price advantage.

The gritty details are all in the review, but the bottom line is that the VO32L has perfectly good image quality with relatively deep blacks and accurate primary colors, along with a nice connectivity suite, with three HDMI inputs and a VGA-style PC input. Our major gripe is that the blacks tended to look greenish in darker areas, but it's not a dealbreaker.

Read the full review of the Vizio VO32L .

Note: Longtime readers of CNET reviews have come to expect the pieces to be accompanied by picture settings that enable viewers to set up their TVs as we did for the review. Unfortunately, we're unable to publish those settings to the review itself at the moment, so you'll find them reproduced below instead.


Below you'll find the settings we found best for viewing the Vizio VO32L in a completely dark room via the HDMI input with a 1080p, film-based source. Your settings may vary depending on source, room conditions, and personal preference. Check out the picture settings and calibration FAQ for more information.

Picture menu
Picture mode: Movie
Backlight: 25
Brightness: 51
Contrast: 52
Color: 45
Tint: 0
Sharpness: 0

Advanced Video menu
Noise reduction: Off
Color enhancement: Off
Advanced adaptive luma: Off
Enhanced contrast ratio: Off
Color temperature: Normal
-- Red: 116
-- Green: 110
-- Blue: 114

 

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