After checking out that hefty Toshiba model yesterday, I figured I’d give your wallets a bit of a rest by checking out something a little smaller, the Vizio XVT323SV. And though it’s smaller, that doesn’t necessarily mean it will be worse, though you will make some sacrifices on this model.
The Vizio XVT323SV is a thirty two inch 1080p LED television that offers Vizio’s Smart Dimming Technologies for better color presentation, a 120 Hz refresh rate to reduce blurring, two ten watt speakers augmented by SRS TruVolume and SRS TruSurround HD, integrated wi-fi and an ethernet port to match to give you access to a huge array of streaming video options, a customized Bluetooth remote with a QWERTY keyboard, four HDMI ports, a component input, a composite input, an RF input, a PC input, and three USB ports.
Both picture and sound do nicely here–I remain convinced that SRS TruSurround really does put a little extra punch in even normal audio–so you’ll have nothing to worry about here. I’m a little less pleased with how well this plays with older hardware but that’s an old problem, and these days even the lower-end hardware comes with some kind of HDMI port. And I love the streaming access, no mistake there; I remain convinced that the next big format war will be between physical media and streaming.
And here’s the really good part–out at Amazon you can get one of these for four hundred ninety eight dollars, marked down from the original eight hundred, which means that a new LED television of reasonable size can be had at a reasonable price. That’s good news in my book.
So if you’re in the market for a new television, and you want to get into the LED phenomenon, you may want to check out the Vizio XVT323SV, a television that may not work well with the past, but will do pretty nicely for the future.