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Vizio VO320E LCD HDTV Review

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Vs Samsung LN32B360

Samsung LN32B360 Summary
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Value Comparison Summary


The Samsung LN32B360 is our top-rated 32-inch LCD television, and for only $30 more than the Vizio VO320E is offers both better performance in many areas. That doesn't mean it's perfect, the VO320E has better connectivity options and better audio quality from the built-in speakers. But if push came to shove we'd go with the Samsung here due to it's far superior contrast ratio.

  Comparison Specifications
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  Vizio VO320E Samsung LN32B360
Size 32 32
Price $430 $450
Type LCD LCD
Format 720p 720p

Blacks & Whites


This is the area where the Samsung LN32B360 blows away the Vizio VO320E, with much deeper blacks and a contrast ratio almost five times as wide as the Vizio model.

Blacks & Whites Comparison Chart
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Vizio VO320E Score: Black Level: 5.10 Peak Brightness: 8.78 Contrast: 5.87 Samsung LN32B360 Score: Black Level: 8.23 Peak Brightness: 9.32 Contrast: 8.89

 

Color Accuracy


The Vizio VO320E did a better job matching the industry standard for color gamut, while RGB performance was very similar between it and the Samsung LN32B360. The Samsung model, however, did a far better job keeping the color temperature steady, which means you won't get strange color casts to your content.

Color Temperature Comparison
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Vizio VO320E Score: 5.20
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Samsung LN32B360 Score: 8.67

 

RGB Comparison

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Vizio VO320E Score: 7.18

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Samsung LN32B360 Score: 7.65

 

Color Gamut Comparison
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Vizio VO320E Score: 6.20
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Samsung LN32B360 Score: 4.49

 

Motion


Both television have the standard 60Hz refresh rate, but the Samsung model did much better with both motion blur and motion artifacts than the Vizio VO320E.

  Motion Scores
  Vizio VO320E Samsung LN32B360
Motion Smoothness 3.13 6.00
Motion Artifacting 3.13 5.50

Viewing Effects


Poor viewing angles on both televisions, but the Vizio VO320E did slightly better here than the Samsung model.

Viewing Angle Comparison
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Vizio VO320E Score: 4.60 Samsung LN32B360 Score: 3.26

Connectivity


The Vizio VO320E offers slightly better connectivity options, with an S-Video port that the Samsung LN32B360 lacks and additional composite and component video inputs.

  Connectivity Comparison
  Vizio VO320E Samsung LN32B360
HDMI 2 2
Component 2 1
Composite 2 1
S-Video 1 0
VGA 1 1
Analog Audio In 4 3
Digital Audio Out 1 1
Analog Audio Out 1 1

Other Comparisons


The Vizio VO320E did a significantly better job with audio quality.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Calibration
  8. Remote Control
  9. Connectivity
  10. Audio & Menus
  11. Formats & Media
  12. Power Consumption
  13. Vs LG 32LH20
  14. Vs Samsung LN32B360
  15. Vs Panasonic TCP42X1
  16. Conclusion
  17. Series Comparison
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