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Version 5/20/2008
Dear VIZIO Customer,
Congratulations on your new VIZIO VX32L High
Definition LCD Television purchase. Thank you
for your support. For maximum benefit of your set,
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Summary of Contents

  • Page 1

    __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Purchase Date _____________________ VIZIO is a registered trademark of V, Inc. HDMI logo and “High Definition Multimedia Interface” are registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC. Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories...

  • Page 2

    The Display is exposed to rain or other moisture. The Display is dropped or damaged in any way. The performance of the Display changes substantially. Version 5/20/2008 VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual Do not defeat the safety purpose of the www.VIZIO.com...

  • Page 3

    VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual Television Antenna Connection Protection External Television Antenna Grounding If an outside antenna/satellite dish or cable system is to be connected to the TV, make sure that the antenna or cable system is electrically grounded to provide some protection against voltage surges and static charges.

  • Page 4

    Opening the Package Your VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A and it accompanying accessories are carefully packed in a cardboard carton that has been designed to protect it from transportation damage. Now you have opened the carton check that the VX32L HDTV20A is in good condition and that all of the accessories are included.

  • Page 5

    High Definition Cables Extra or replacement Remote VIZIO also offers Installation Services and Extended Warranty Services for your VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A To purchase or inquire about additional accessories and services for your VIZIO product, visit our web site at www.VIZIO.com...

  • Page 6

    Preparing Your LCD HDTV for Wall Mounting The VIZIO VX32L can either be kept on the stand base or mounted on the wall for viewing. If you choose to mount the VX32L on the wall, please follow the instructions below for removing the stand base.

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    1.5 VIZIO Remote Control...12 1.5.1 Insertion of Batteries in the Remote Control ...13 1.5.2 Remote Control Range ...13 1.5.3 VIZIO Remote Control Precautions ...13 Chapter 2 Connecting Equipment ... 14 2.1 Which Video Connection Should I Use?...14 2.2 Connecting Coaxial (RF) ...15 2.2.1 Using Your Antenna or Digital Cable for DTV /TV ...15...

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    4.3 Telephone & Technical Support ...66 4.4 Compliance ...67 4.5 FCC Class B Radio Interference Statement...67 Chapter 5 Miscellaneous Information ...68 5.1 Specifications ...68 5.2 Glossary – Standard Definitions ...69 5.3 Index ...70 Version 5/20/2008 VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual www.VIZIO.com...

  • Page 9: Right Side Panel Controls

    Chapter 1 Basic Controls and Connections 1.1 Front Panel Power ‘VIZIO’ light – The VIZIO name lights white when powered on and orange when powered off. Remote Control Sensor – This is the window through which all of the remote control signals pass to the sensor.

  • Page 10: Left Side Connections

    VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual 1.3 Left Side Connections AV2/S-VIDEO IN – Connect the secondary source for composite video devices, such as a VCR or video game. Use the white and red connectors to connect the external audio from the same source.

  • Page 11: Rear Panel Connections

    For users who want to connect to a DVI enabled device, use a DVI-HDMI cable and connect the Analog Audio output of the device to the L+R AUDIO here. Your VIZIO Certified HDMI and HDMI-DVI cables are available for purchase from www.VIZIO.com or by calling 888-VIZIOCE (888-849-4623).

  • Page 12: Vizio Remote Control

    - (DASH) – When selecting a digital channel directly, use this button for the separation of main and sub-channels. For example, channel 28-2 would be selected by the button sequence 2 8 --2. Version 5/20/2008 VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual www.VIZIO.com...

  • Page 13: Insertion Of Batteries In The Remote Control, Remote Control Range

    The effective range of the remote control is approximately 30 feet (10 meters) from the front of the receiver window, 30° to the left and right, 20° up and down. 1.5.3 VIZIO Remote Control Precautions The remote control should be kept dry and away from heat sources. Avoid humidity.

  • Page 14

    Chapter 2 Connecting Equipment 2.1 Which Video Connection Should I Use? The VIZIO VX32L has six different ways to connect your video equipment from a basic connection to the most advanced for digital displays. Connection Connector Quality (type) Best (digital)

  • Page 15: Connecting Coaxial (rf), Using Your Antenna Or Digital Cable For Dtv /tv

    HDTV, or directly by pressing the TV button on the Remote Control. Note: If you have an off-air antenna or cable TV, connect it to the “Antenna In” connector on the rear of your VCR. Version 5/20/2008 VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual for detailed information. 2Hwww.VIZIO.com www.VIZIO.com Refer to...

  • Page 16: Connecting Your Hdtv Set-top Box, Using Hdmi

    HDTV Set-Top Boxes that have a HDMI digital interface should be connected to the HDMI input of the LCD HDTV for optimal results. Note: To maintain the display quality, use a VIZIO certified HDMI cable that is 10 meters. 3Hwww.VIZIO.com or call 1-888-VIZIOCE (1-888-849-4623) for details.

  • Page 17: For Hdtv Set-top Boxes With Dvi

    Refer to your HDTV Set-Top Box user manual for more information about the video output requirements of the product or consult your cable or satellite operator. Version 5/20/2008 VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual www.VIZIO.com...

  • Page 18: Using Component Video

    6; and then select Component 2 in step 7. Note: Refer to your HDTV Set-Top Box user manual for more information about the video output requirements of the product or consult your cable or satellite operator. Version 5/20/2008 VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual www.VIZIO.com...

  • Page 19: Connecting Your Basic Set-top Box, Using Composite Video, Using Coaxial (rf) Input

    TV button (below the GUIDE button) on the Remote Control. Note: Refer to your Set Top Box user manual for more information about selecting the video or RF output of the product. Version 5/20/2008 VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual www.VIZIO.com...

  • Page 20: Connecting Your Dvd Player, Using Hdmi

    DVD players that have a digital interface such as HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) should be connected to the HDMI input of the VIZIO VX32L for optimal results. Note: To maintain the display quality, use a VIZIO certified HDMI cable available up to 10 meters. 0Hwww.VIZIO.com or call 1-888-VIZIOCE (1-888-849-4623) for details.

  • Page 21

    Refer to your DVD player user manual for more information about the video output requirements of the product. Version 5/20/2008 VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual Turn off the power to the HDTV and DVD player. Using a HDMI-DVI cable, connect the...

  • Page 22

    If Component 1 input is being used, use Component 2 as the input and follow the steps 1 through 6; and then select Component 2 in step 7. Note: Refer to your DVD player user manual for more information about the video output requirements of the product. Version 5/20/2008 VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual www.VIZIO.com...

  • Page 23: Using S-video (av2), Using Composite (av1, Av2) Video

    If AV1 input is being used, use AV2 as the input and follow steps 1 through 4; and then select AV2 in step 5. Note: Refer to your DVD player user manual for more information about the video output requirements of the product. Version 5/20/2008 VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual player www.VIZIO.com...

  • Page 24: Connecting Your Vcr Or Video Camera

    Note: Keep in mind that the signal through the S-Video connection will take priority when this input is being used. Note: Refer to your VCR or Video Camera user manual for more information about the video output requirements of the product. Version 5/20/2008 VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual www.VIZIO.com...

  • Page 25: Connecting An External Receiver/amp

    AUDIO OUT (white area) at the rear of the LCD HDTV. This is active when receiving digital audio with the program being viewed no matter what input (TV, AV, Component or HDMI) is being used. Version 5/20/2008 VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual Audio received www.VIZIO.com...

  • Page 26

    A RGB (VGA) cable and stereo mini jack cable are not included and can be purchased at an electronics store. Version 5/20/2008 VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual Turn off the power to the HDTV and PC Computer. Connect a 15-pin D-Sub RGB...

  • Page 27: Preset Pc Resolutions

    Refresh (Hz) 640x480 640x480 720x400 800x600 800x600 800x600 1024x768 1024x768 1024x768 1366X768 NOTES: N = Negative, P = Positive Version 5/20/2008 VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual H.Freq (kHz) V.Freq (Hz) H.Sync 31.5 59.94 37.5 75.00 31.46 70.08 37.9 60.317 48.077 72.188...

  • Page 28: Setting Up To Watch Television, Basic Lcd Hdtv Start Up

    Set-Top Box from your Local Cable or Satellite Service Company or other equipment is been used; please press the LAST key on the remote control and go to Step 5. If this is not your case, please continue at Step b. Version 5/20/2008 VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual www.VIZIO.com...

  • Page 29

    TV as input (through the Input key) and then go through the Menu option, and select the Tuner setup to get the option of scanning the channels again. Version 5/20/2008 VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual www.VIZIO.com...

  • Page 30

    White) connectors, Component (Red, Green, Blue plus Red and White) connectors, HDMI connectors or Separate-Video (S-Video) plus Red and White connectors (if applicable). Make the physical connection or hook up. Version 5/20/2008 VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual www.antennaweb.org www.VIZIO.com to get information...

  • Page 31

    Press the Menu key to bring up the Menu display. Use the to scroll to the Color Temperature option. Version 5/20/2008 VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual button b. Press the c. Press either to Normal, and then press the LAST key again to go back to previous screen.

  • Page 32

    Your new TV set is now ready to automatically reproduce the best picture quality out of the input signal which is been fed into it. Enjoy your TV watching!! Version 5/20/2008 VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual button to e. Press either Picture Mode option to Standard.

  • Page 33: Watching A Tv Program

    Also, verify that the power cord is plugged into a correctly grounded electrical outlet or surge protector. Press the power button on the remote or on the side of the HDTV. The VIZIO logo on the front will change from orange to white.

  • Page 34: Adjusting Basic Hdtv Settings

    Setup (wrench look alike icon) options. Press the button scroll down to Wide and select it. Press either the button to select among the modes. Fore more information see Section 3.17.1 – Viewing Modes, on page 63. Version 5/20/2008 VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual www.VIZIO.com...

  • Page 35: Program Information

    Banner is displayed for a few seconds to tell you the status of the LCD HDTV. Program Information: Provided by Broadcaster Program Closed Caption Rating is available Version 5/20/2008 VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual Audio is Stereo TV Channel Number NTSC SDTV (Standard Definition TV) www.VIZIO.com Station Name: provided by Broadcaster...

  • Page 36

    Repeat steps 2 through 5 to adjust additional options within this menu. Press the LAST key once to return to the previous screen or repeatedly to return to your program if task has been completed. Version 5/20/2008 VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual button on the TV Tuner Setup www.VIZIO.com...

  • Page 37: Dtv / Tv Input Picture Adjustment, Picture Mode

    VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual 3.2 DTV / TV Input Picture Adjustment 3.2.1 Picture Mode When the MENU button is pressed, the On Screen Display (OSD) appears PICTURE adjustment page. Press the button to highlight the Picture Mode selection. Use the button to choose from Custom, Standard, Movie and Game.

  • Page 38: Backlight, Brightness

    Press the LAST key once to return to the previous screen or repeatedly to return to your program if task has been completed. Version 5/20/2008 VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual www.VIZIO.com...

  • Page 39: Contrast, Color, Tint

    Press the LAST key once to return to the previous screen or repeatedly to return to your program if task has been completed. Version 5/20/2008 VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual www.VIZIO.com...

  • Page 40: Sharpness, Color Temperature

    Repeat the procedure to adjust the other colors if desired. Press the LAST key once to return to the previous screen or repeatedly to return to your program if task has been completed. Version 5/20/2008 VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual button to www.VIZIO.com...

  • Page 41: Advanced Video

    VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual 3.2.9 Advanced Video Press the button to highlight the option for Advanced Video selection. Press the MENU button. A new menu will be displayed showing advanced functions available for fine tuning of the picture. Press the button to highlight DNR (Dynamic Noise Reduction).

  • Page 42

    Press the button to turn this feature On or Off. Press the LAST key once to return to the previous screen or repeatedly to return to your program if task has been completed. Version 5/20/2008 VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual www.VIZIO.com...

  • Page 43: Dtv / Tv Input Audio Adjustment, Volume, Bass

    Press the LAST key once to return to the previous screen or repeatedly to return to your program if task has been completed. Version 5/20/2008 VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual PICTURE button to display www.VIZIO.com...

  • Page 44: Treble, Balance, Surround, Digital Audio Out

    The options being Dolby Digital, PCM and OFF. Press the LAST key once to return to the previous screen or repeatedly to return to your program if task has been completed. Version 5/20/2008 VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual www.VIZIO.com...

  • Page 45: Speakers, Lip Sync

    Lip Sync. Press either button to make the appropriated adjustment. Press the LAST key once to return to the previous screen or repeatedly to return to your program if task has been completed. Version 5/20/2008 VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual www.VIZIO.com...

  • Page 46: Dtv / Tv Tuner Setup, Tuner Mode, Auto Search, Skip Channel

    3.4 DTV / TV Tuner Setup When you first used your VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A you will have setup your TV for DTV / TV channels using the Initial Setup screens. If you did not do this or if your setup has changed, you can do this from the TV TUNER SETUP menu.

  • Page 47: Time Zone, Daylight Saving

    Press either the button to select On or Off. Press the LAST key once to return to the previous screen or repeatedly to return to your program if task has been completed. Version 5/20/2008 VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual www.VIZIO.com...

  • Page 48: Dtv / Tv Input Setup, Language, Sleep Timer, Wide

    Press the LAST key once to return to the previous screen or repeatedly to return to your program if task has been completed. Version 5/20/2008 VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual PICTURE button until the www.VIZIO.com...

  • Page 49: Input Naming

    Inputs which are being used as well as these for which you have an idea what their name is going to be. Version 5/20/2008 VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual numbers Press either the the letter or number belongs to this place.

  • Page 50: Closed Caption (cc), Closed Caption On Mute (cc On Mute)

    Off and On to make the correct selection. Press the LAST key once to return to the previous screen or repeatedly to return to your program if task has been completed. Version 5/20/2008 VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual www.VIZIO.com...

  • Page 51: Digital Closed Caption Style (digital Cc Style), Reset All Settings

    Press the LAST key once to return to the previous screen or repeatedly to return to your program if task has been completed. Note: This does NOT reset the Parental Control Password. Version 5/20/2008 VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual www.VIZIO.com...

  • Page 52: Dtv / Tv Input Parental Control, Channel Block

    Note: Make sure you write down and store the new password in a secure place. The Reset All Settings feature (see page 51) does NOT reset the password. Version 5/20/2008 VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual PICTURE button to The default...

  • Page 53: Tv Rating

    TV rating options. Press the MENU button to block (locked) or allow (unlocked). Press the LAST key once to return to the previous screen or repeatedly to return to your program if task has been completed. Version 5/20/2008 VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual www.VIZIO.com...

  • Page 54: Movie Rating, Check For New Dtv Rating

    Press button to execute this operation. Please follow the on screen instructions to complete this procedure. Press either to select and then adjust any other option in this menu. Version 5/20/2008 VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual www.VIZIO.com...

  • Page 55: Blocked Unrated Programming, Change The Password

    Note: Make sure you write down and store the new password in a secure place. The Reset All Settings feature (see page 51) does NOT reset the password. Version 5/20/2008 VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual www.VIZIO.com...

  • Page 56: Hdmi Input Picture Adjustment, Hdmi Input Audio Adjustment, Hdmi Input Setup

    The Setup menu operates in the same way for the HDMI Input as for the TV input in section 3.4. The menu difference is that there is no icon along the top for DTV / TV or Parental Control adjustments. Version 5/20/2008 VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual www.VIZIO.com...

  • Page 57: Video Input Picture Adjustment, Video Input Audio Adjustment

    Video Inputs (Component and AV) as for the DTV / TV input in section 3.3. difference is that there is no icon along the top for DTV / TV adjustments. Version 5/20/2008 VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual The menu The menu www.VIZIO.com...

  • Page 58: Video Input Setup, Video Input Parental Control

    Video Inputs (Component and AV) as for the DTV / TV input in section 3.6. difference is that there is no icon along the top for DTV / TV adjustments. Version 5/20/2008 VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual The menu www.VIZIO.com...

  • Page 59: Pc Input Picture Adjustment, Auto Adjust, Backlight

    Press the LAST key once to return to the previous screen or repeatedly to return to your program if task has been completed. Version 5/20/2008 VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual PICTURE button to highlight www.VIZIO.com...

  • Page 60: Brightness, Contrast

    Press the LAST key once to return to the previous screen or repeatedly to return to your program if task has been completed. Version 5/20/2008 VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual www.VIZIO.com...

  • Page 61: Color Temperature, H-size, H. Position

    Use the button to adjust the horizontal position. Press the LAST key once to return to the previous screen or repeatedly to return to your program if task has been completed. Version 5/20/2008 VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual www.VIZIO.com...

  • Page 62: V. Position, Fine Tune, Pc Input Audio Adjustment, Pc Input Setup

    The Setup menu operates in the same way for the PC Input as for the DTV / TV input in section 3.4. The menu difference is that there is no icon along the top for TV adjustments and no Closed Caption. Version 5/20/2008 VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual www.VIZIO.com...

  • Page 63: Understanding Viewing Features, Viewing Modes

    Note: Viewing modes are saved based on input. watched a DVD in widescreen mode and then watched TV in standard mode. When you switch back to DVD input, the viewing mode will return to widescreen. Version 5/20/2008 VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual For example, you lasted www.VIZIO.com...

  • Page 64

    3.18 Using a Cable or Satellite Remote Your VIZIO remote uses codes 11758 and 10178 to work your LCD HDTV. To use a cable or satellite remote to work the LCD HDTV, refer to your cable or satellite remote user guide for more information on how to program the remote.

  • Page 65: Troubleshooting Guide

    If the TV fails or the performance changes dramatically, check the display in accordance with the following instructions. Remember to check the peripherals to pinpoint the source of the failure. If the display still fails to perform as expected, contact the VIZIO for assistance by calling 1-(949) 428-2525 or techsupport@vizio.com...

  • Page 66

    Customer support and quality service are integral parts of VIZIO’s commitment to service excellence. For technical assistance contact our VIZIO Technical Support Department via email or phone. Please have your VIZIO model number, serial number and date of purchase available before you call. Version 5/20/2008...

  • Page 67: Compliance

    The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or TV interference caused by unauthorized modification to this equipment. interference. Version 5/20/2008 VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual BASE/BS Electric Appliance Control Act It is the responsibilities of the user to correct such...

  • Page 68

    CSA C/US, FCC Class B *Product specifications may change without notice or obligation. Version 5/20/2008 VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual 1x RGB PC plus Stereo Audio 1x S-Video plus Stereo Audio (shared in AV2) 2x Composite Video plus Stereo Audio (AV1, AV2) www.VIZIO.com...

  • Page 69

    (DTV) retailers to reproduce and distribute to consumers on the sales floor. The file may be downloaded online at www.dtv.gov. While you’re there, check out the other useful information in the FCC is making available to consumers interested in learning more about the analog to digital transition. Version 5/20/2008 VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual www.VIZIO.com...

  • Page 70: Index

    Black Level Extender, 41 CTI (Color Transient Improvement, 42 DNR (Dynamic Noise Reduction, 41 Flesh Tone, 42 White Peak Limiter, 41 Cleaning your VIZIO TV, 64 Coax (RF) Connecting for DTV, 15 Connecting your Basic Set Top Box, 19 Component...

  • Page 71

    Troubleshooting Guide, 65 Audio Adjustment, 43 Parental Control, 52 Picture Adjustment, 37 Special Features, 48 TV Audio Adjust Version 5/20/2008 VIZIO VX32L HDTV20A User Manual Balance, 44 Bass, 43 Simulated Surround Sound, 44 Speakers On/Off, 44 Treble, 44 Volume, 43...

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