VIZIO E48-C2 48" 1080p Smart LED HDTV
Unlike previous years, Vizio’s excellent E series TVs vary quite a bit between the sizes when it comes to picture quality and performance. There is also slight variation between the connectivity options, creating just enough of a difference to require separate remarks for the 40, 43, and 48 inch models. We have already reviewed the 55 inch version, the E55-C2 [ADD LINK]. The smaller E series TVs retain their good balance between performance and price, offering very good overall picture quality for an affordable price.
Like the larger sizes, the 40, 43, and 48 inch models also use local dimming. This allows for deep black levels, good uniformity, and accurate colors (although less dimming zones are used in the smaller sizes). The units design is basic but a bit thicker than most TVs available today and Vizio’s Smart TV interface is also the same across the series, with few updates from last year’s version. When it comes to connectivity, the 40 and 43 inch E series sets have two HDMI inputs, while the 48 inch version has three. Otherwise, connectivity is identical between all models. Excellent access to content and good overall picture quality despite slight variations between the models makes this a good choice for anyone seeking an affordable and basic non-4K TV in this size range.