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Old 10-13-2011, 06:35 PM - Thread Starter
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Not sure if this is the correct forum, but I purchased this set a few months ago for my parents and my father commented that the screen now looks darker than usual.

I checked it out and it does seem pretty dark to me on both cable and with DVDs.

I've checked the light sensor, etc. and all of the default picture settings (game, store, movie, etc.) and is still stays pretty dark. I finally just really brightened the "custom" settings.

My father seems satisfied, but I really don't think it's close to accurate.

Any suggestions?

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Vizio E320VA 32" LCD HDTV (bought at Costco Jan 2012)

Optimal Picture Settings / Calibrations

Ambient Light Sensor = OFF
Picture Mode = CUSTOM
Backlight = 71
Brightness = 63
Contrast = 26
Color = 48 - 52
Tint = 0 (ZERO)
Sharpness = 40
Noise Reduction = OFF
More > Color Temperature = CUSTOM
>Red Gain = 65
>Green Gain = 64
>Blue Gain = 71
Color Enhancement = OFF
Adaptive Luma = OFF

I was ready to throw out this TV until I spent hours getting these settings right. I placed it next to my 42" 3yr old Samsung Plasma (cloaked as Emerson from Walmart '09) as a comparison. After the I applied these settings the picture blew my mind... it now looks better than my plasma. CRAP! If you can get the picture settings better than this please advise here. I will check back regularly. BTW, these are the only settings on the net as of this time.
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Connecting Dell Latitude E5410 (i5) with Intel HD Graphics & Media Control Panel
to Vizio 32" LCD HDTV E320VA (2012) as a PC Computer Monitor

Intel HD Graphics > General Settings
Display = Monitor E320VA
Resolution = 1360x768
Color Depth = 32 Bit
Refresh Rate = 60 Hz
Rotation = Rotate To Normal
Scaling = Maintain Display Scaling

Multiple Displays
Operating Mode = Single Display
Primary Display = Monitor E320VA

Vizio Remote
Menu > TV > Input > Input Source > RGB

Menu > TV > PC Setting > Auto Sync (Hit)
Horiz. Position = 3 (L/R increment adjustment)
Vertical Position = -1 (Up/Down increment adjustment))
Fine Tune = 15 (adjust image for crisp content over entire display area)

Menu > TV > Wide = Normal

Menu > Picture > Picture Mode = Game

Menu > Picture > More > Fast Response = ON

Menu > Picture > Ambient Light Sensor =OFF
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I decided to register to this forum just so that I can reply to your post (Post #2) and thank you a million times. I just learned about calibration and I struggled with information on how to get my Vizio E320VA to its (at least) full potential calibration settings. You're absolutely right. There's no other information online on how to get this TV even close to your settings. The TV looks excellent. Can't find the right words to describe it, because it'll only be understated. 


Thank you again and again.

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I'm impressed!!! Just set my tv up to your settings, it looks GREAT!!!!!! thank you
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