Summary: I purchased the manufacturer refurbished Vizio. When I received the item in the mail it was missing the styorfoam packing (bubble warp instead) and the manual. I downloaded the manual off the internet. Though it seemed like it's seen some use it was still working pretty well. But then after a couple of weeks of use I noticed the remote was very slow to respond to commands (on, off, volume and channel).
Summary: Our family owns three Vizio TV's between all of us. So we know the brand isn't known for it's stellar audio quality. I'll qualify this review with the possibility that the unit is defective. However the E320VP, if it is operating as intended is possibly the worst sounding TV I have ever heard. Literally have clock radios that sound better. Needless to say the unit is going back since it must be defective.
Nice picture, but absolutely horrible sound quality!!!
6 July 2011
Summary: Nice TV for the money. Very slim and light. Beat lugging around an old 27" tube. Quick easy set up. Picture is awesome. Can't really tell the difference between this and my LCD Vizio. On the down side, the speakers on this TV are HORRIBLE!!! Sounds like an old AM Radio. The menu setup allows all kinds of sound adjustments, but none of them will remedy these tiny crappy speakers. Only has a small port in the back for computer speakers.
Summary: While the Vizio sells at a good price, I must warn you that the sound is extremely tinny. When using computer speakers w/ bass control the bass response was minimal. This is a good second TV for the workshop. Otherwise spend a little more and get a Samsung.
Summary: Bought this as a gift for my 80-year-old parents. They hated it. The Tru-Surround and Tru-Volume were worthless. The volume would go from "can't hear" to "deafening" arbitrarily regardless of the viewing source. The sensor for ambient light would make the screen go almost black. When I turned off these three options & adjusted the sound and picture, it sounded as though the actors were speaking out of tin cans.
Summary: Based on the price and the features, I was hopeful that this TV would have been terrific for our bedroom. Unfortunately, as soon as we turned on the TV and started watching, the sound began to sputter and eventually went silent. We had to turn to a different channel and back again to get the sound to return. This continued with greater occurance and by the 5th day, I gave up and boxed it up to return.
Summary: I always buy Samsung TV's but this replacement was not planned so I decided to try this out. I had seen reviews where it mentioned that the sound quality wasn't great, however I am not one of those people that requires great sound from a TV. Well, the sound is so poor that I had to hook up speakers in order to use this set. When I say that it sounds like it's coming from tin cans, I mean those cans with string attached that kids talk through. It is terrible.
Summary: I never had this problem before.. but I am getting tired of it. 1) When I start the TV (tur ON) the picture it takes a full 20 second to apper the image..(I counted) and 5 seconds more for the sound. 2) When I change channels it takes 5 seconds to get the image and 3.5 more seconds to get the sound. I had a 32 in Vizio before, and this dindn't hapen..these TVs supose to be fast that is why they are digital, and not tubes, that it need to be warmed up before.
Summary: I purchased this item from Costco. It was priced at least $100 less than a comparable Sony Or Panasonic. I hadn't read the reviews beforehand. The sound would go from extremely loud to barely audible without anyone adjusting the volume control. I looked up the reviews and sure enough there were similar complaints. I returned it the next day and bought a Sony.
Sound is as bad as others say but it can be fixed......
John H. Bottkol, Amazon
15 February 2011
Summary: Sound is horrible, can be fixed by adding a Vizio soundbar for $100.00 or more, shouldnt have to and wish Vizio wouldnt have put this TV out with the sound it has. picture is awesome and great price for TV, I live in Dallas and had this TV the next day because Amazons warehouse is local... I should have listened to the reviews...