Thanks for the reply. I use an LG plasma at aork that plays back everything as well, its just that in their smaller TV's they dont provide that option.
I did go purchase the 32" Vizio E320i-A0 at Costco because they have an excellent return policy, and it just may be going back.
The TV is a "smart" TV, which is to say that it can connect to the internet. I have my home networked with good CAT6A cable and connecting to the internet was a breeze. Unfortunately it doesnt seem to be able to access my home network. I have a W7 64 bit PC that I use as a server and it works well for me in other rooms where my televisions are connected via a Boxee Box or a WD player, I had hoped that the Vizio would connect to my network the same way as the media players but it doesnt. It just connects to the web through loaded aps on the TV and I couldnt care less about that.
So I thought, well O.K. lets just plug my portable hard drive into the USB on the Vizio and watch content that way. It recognized the hard drive and I was able to play content from the drive, but if you navigate away from the hard drive there is no way back to it. There is actually no designation for the USB when scrolling Input. I couldnt believe that, but there really is no way back to the hard drive unless you unplug and plug it back in.
My Verizon remote doesnt synch with the TV either. You know the routine of finding a number that you program into the Verizon FIOS remote to get it to synch with the television so the Verizon remote works to turn the TV on/off so you dont have to juggle two remotes? Well that doesnt work, there are just three codes for Vizio TV's and none of them work.
Kinda disappointed. I know its a pretty cheap price and I shouldnt expect much but it's just for a workout room and if just one thing worked that was important I would be so happy... able to access my network to play content on my PC, or play from a portable hard drive without having to reconnect every time you navigate away, but not so much.
Its close to being useful, but in the end its just a pretty good cheap panel.
So is there a 32" out there that is better able to accomplish reading from a USB?