Vizio D-Series (LCD)

Vizio D-Series (32" LCD)

Vizio D-Series (LCD)

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BEST RATING
Cartoons & Animaton:
4.1
PICTURE QUALITY: Fair6.6/10
MOVIES & TV: Fair6.2/10
GAMING: Poor5.6/10
SPORTS: Fair6.1/10
CARTOONS & ANIMATION: Good7.1/10
NEWS & TALK: Fair6.7/10
BRIGHT ROOM: Poor5.7/10

The Vizio D-Series (LCD) is positioned as a budget-friendly TV, which means it's more affordable but may not offer the advanced features of higher-end models. It has fair overall picture quality making it suitable for a range of content like movies, sports, and regular TV programming. However, its performance in bright rooms is not very strong, so it's more suited to environments where you can control the lighting. For gaming, the TV's performance is noted as poor, indicating it may not be the best choice for fast-paced or competitive gaming due to limitations like slower response times or input lag. The TV has moderate sound quality with two speakers, but it doesn't support advanced audio formats like Dolby Atmos or DTS:X. If you use the TV in a dark room and don't prioritize gaming, it could serve your needs well, but if you're looking for a TV that excels in bright environments or for gaming, you might want to consider other options. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








Evaluation

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Pros
  • Budget price
  • Good for gaming
  • 1080p resolution support
Cons
  • Poor brightness
  • Poor viewing angles
  • No HDR support

Ratings by Category

Cartoons & Animaton:
4.1
The Vizio D-Series is well-regarded for cartoons and animations as it displays colors vibrantly right out of the box, making it immediately enjoyable for colorful content without the need for adjustments. However, its limited color gamut may not provide the widest range of colors, which could affect the depth and richness of hues in certain scenes.
News, Talk & Reality TV:
3.7
The Vizio D-Series (LCD) is fair for watching news and other programs because while it has excellent colors out of the box, ensuring a vibrant display for content, its SDR brightness is poor, which means it may not perform well in brightly lit environments.
Overall Picture:
3.6
The Vizio D-Series LCD TV has fair picture quality largely due to its subpar color performance, with colors out of the box scoring 'Excellent' but limited by a poor color gamut and a color volume that is only fair. Furthermore, despite having a good contrast ratio, the lack of an effective local dimming feature—which scores very low—and poor HDR brightness means it doesn't deliver as well in darker scenes or high dynamic range content.
Movies & TV shows:
3.2
The Vizio D-Series (LCD) provides a fair contrast which is important for watching movies and cinematic TV, offering dark blacks, but lacks local dimming to enhance that contrast in dark scenes and has only average black uniformity, impacting dark scene performance. Although it excels with colors out of the box, ensuring a vibrant initial viewing, it has limitations in color volume and less-than-ideal viewing angles, potentially leading to color distortion when viewed from the side.
Sports:
3.2
The Vizio D-Series (LCD) has only a fair response time which may lead to some motion blur during fast sports scenes, and restricted viewing angles could result in the picture looking washed out from the side, making it less ideal for group viewing. However, it handles reflections well, which is beneficial when watching sports in rooms with a few lights on.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$160
Brand
Vizio
Release Date
June 2, 2022
Full name
D32fM-K01
Screen Size
32"
Screen Resolution
1080P

TV FEATURES

Operating System
SmartCast
Sound Quality Score
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6/10
NextGen Ready
No
HDMI Ports
2
Coax Ports
1

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
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6.6/10
Bright Room Score
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5.8/10
Gaming Score
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5.7/10
Movies & TV Score
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6.2/10
Sports Score
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6.2/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
16.8" x 28.1" x 3.1"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
18.9" x 28.1"
Weight without Stand
8.4 lbs
VESA Mount
100 x 100

DISPLAY

Color Depth
10 bit
Black Frame Insertion
No
Auto Low Latency Mode
No
Contrast
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6.9/10
Local Dimming
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3/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.0
Speaker Power
10 W
Dolby Atmos
Yes
DTS:X
No

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Nick Pino | July 2021
"A Full HD TV that has the wits of most 4K TVs at a bottom-barrel price point. It has decent black levels thanks to its full array lighting and the above-par brightness will surprise you. Compared to the competition, the Vizio D-Series is probably the most affordable TV out there from a reputable manufacturer which makes it compelling."

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