Vizio E3D0VX

The Good The Vizio E3D0VX series is inexpensive for a 3D TV. It produces accurate color and its matte screen helps reduce reflections in bright rooms. The TV's feature set is superb, including a QWERTY remote control, built-in Wi-Fi and an Internet TV suite with numerous content options. Passive 3D on this TV has fewer artifacts than LG's version, minimal crosstalk, is brighter than active, and Vizio includes two pairs of lightweight, nonpowered glasses.

The Bad The Vizio's 2D picture quality falls short of many entry-level competitors, mainly because it produces a significantly lighter shade of black. It can't properly reproduce 1080p/24 cadence and off-angle viewing is poor. The design of its Internet content menus can make services difficult to access, and its external styling is lackluster. Passive 3D shows visible line structure and a slightly softer image than LG's version.

The Bottom Line The Vizio E3D0VX series has excellent features for the price, including 3D and robust streaming, but its 2D picture quality is a big Achilles' heel.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 6.0
  • Features 8.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 8.0
6.8 Overall

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Review

Vizio E3D0VX

If you want the most features for your TV buck, look no further than Vizio's E3D0VX series. It's the least expensive 1080p 3D TV on the market--yeah, entry-level 720p 3D plasmas from Samsung and LG cost less but don't include active glasses, while Sony's PlayStation TV is just 24 inches. The Vizio also sports a well-equipped Internet package, complete with content galore, built-in Wi-Fi and, yes, a remote equipped with a QWERTY keyboard on the flip side. About the only thing missing is an LED backlight.

The downside is that the Vizio's disappointing 2D picture can't match that of many basic-featured competitors that cost less. If you can overlook that significant flaw and actually want 3D, you'll find Vizio's E3D0VX plenty appealing.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $714
  • Brand Vizio
  • Type LCD TV
  • Diagonal Class 42 in
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model VIZIO Theater 3D E3D420VX 42" 3D LCD TV

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