Vizio E-series better second time around
Vizio E-series better second time around
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Vizio E-series better second time around

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Hi. This is Ty Pendlebury from CNET.com. And today, I'm looking at the VIZIO E-Series TV. It's not often. Actually, it's almost never that we will review a TV after already looking at it once. But with the VIZIO E-Series we made an exception as it's much loaded but ultimately underdone, local dimming feature was finally fixed several months after appearing on the market. The E-Series comes in a range of sizes from 39 to 50 inches and now includes the promised local dimming for better contrast. The styling of these direct LED panels is thick, as this is where will the LEDs go. But it has a minimalist look from the front with a very slim bezel. The stand is unfortunately non-swiveling. The TV comes with a fairly button heavier remote, which unfortunately also lacks through reversible QWERTY keyboard of last year's TV. The app selection is fairly standard with Netflix, YouTube and Pandora all standard. Inputs are limited to 3 HDMI slots. Unless you get the 50-inch, in which case you get 4. As you'd expect, the latest changes do have an effect on the picture. Black levels now rival plasmas like the Panasonic S60 and shadow detail has been much improved. Be aware that we did find differences between the 42-inch and 50-inch versions. I would pick the 42 if we had to as it has less black crushing problems. Color is okay but a little undersaturated and not as vibrant as its plasma competition. VIZIO showing that it is possible to improve picture quality with a simple firmware update. But we found that getting it can be tough. If you're having problems, check the review on CNET.com for details on how to get it. Overall, this is a very good TV and if you're looking to spend outdoor $1,000 that's quite a good buy. This has been Ty Pendlebury with a second look at the E-Series VIZIO Television.

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