Reviews and Problems with Vizio Theater 3D E3D420VX
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15 November 2011
Summary: 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.
Pros: 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.
Cons: 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.