Vizio E400i-B2

40-Inch Full Array LED TV  8/10


Vizio E400i-B2 LED TV
At about $450, the Vizio E400i-B2 is a worthy contender for a budget LED TV. As a perk, it includes a range of upgrades, such as the full-array LED backlighting, which enhances the contrast and uniformity of the picture. It creates better peak whites and deep blacks as a result. Be aware that this TV, at 40 inches, does not have the active dimming found on larger models. Also, the remote doesn’t have voice recognition or a QWERTY keyboard; it does, however, have convenient buttons for instant access to streaming services like Netflix and Amazon. Additionally, this E series includes the Vizio Internet Apps Plus for the first time. If you’re watching non-HD cable, be aware that it will be tough to find the optimal aspect ratio without losing screen space or cutting off/stretching the image.

Quick Specs

  • 40″ diagonally
  • 1080p
  • Full-Array LED Smart TV

Very lightweight

Thin bezel frame

For a budget TV, calibration makes for great picture quality

Offers different picture modes for various viewing situations

Built-in speakers offer enough volume

Black Detail feature under picture settings boosts black saturation and contrast


SD aspect ratio problems

When in standby mode, fan makes clicking noise

When on, display makes high-pitched whining sound

Side-angle viewing is not terrific




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