Vizio's entry-level LCD not especially green, but still a good bargain

The hallmark of Vizio's VO320E isn't "Eco," as the name implies--it's decent picture quality for a rock-bottom price.

The Vizio VO320E is one of the least-expensive 32-inch TVs on the market. Sarah Tew/CNET

Vizio chose to adorn its VO320E 32-inch LCD with claims of environmental consciousness, saying the little set exceeds Energy Star guidelines by 15 percent. But that's not a very high standard, and according to our tests the Vizio, while definitely no power hog, sips just a couple bucks less juice per year than other LCDs in its class. Its true appeal is low price combined with perfectly acceptable picture quality. A couple of flaws might give black level sticklers or dual-use PC/TV aficionados pause, but other bargain hunters should consider this entry-level Vizio among the better LCDs in its class.

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Vizio VO320E

The Bottom Line: The hallmark of Vizio's VO320E isn't "Eco," as the name implies--it's decent picture quality for a rock-bottom price. / Read full review

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Section Editor David Katzmaier has reviewed TVs at CNET since 2002. He is an ISF certified, NIST trained calibrator and developed CNET's TV test procedure himself. Previously David wrote reviews and features for Sound & Vision magazine and eTown.com.

 

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