CES 2019: VIZIO Expands Quantum Dot Technology, Boosting Its 2019 4K TV Lineup
Last year’s smash-hit flagship P-Series Quantum is making another appearance, revamped and shipping as the P-Series Quantum X. Unlike 2018, this year’s Quantum X TVs will be available in two sizes: 65- and 75-inches. VIZIO says the 75-inch version features 480 local dimming zones with dynamically adjusted backlighting for improved black levels. And peak brightness can hit an eye-scorching 2,900 nits for improved HDR performance.
The stepdown, but equally popular, standard P-Series now takes on the P-Series Quantum moniker, and will also be sold in 65- and 75-inch models. VIZIO says these models will feature up to 240 local dimming zones and up to 1,000 nits of peak brightness.
"VIZIO has always been synonymous with value and our 2019 smart TV collection is no exception," explained Bill Baxter, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. "We've combined an ideal blend of brightness, contrast and color to create a best-in-class picture across all price points. Layer on our intuitive, feature-rich smart TV platform, VIZIO SmartCast 3.0, and customers receive an entertainment experience that is unmatched in the marketplace."
Moving onto value-oriented models, the M-Series is getting a healthy boost, adding Quantum Color performance to TVs ranging from 43- to 65-inches in size. Not surprisingly, the number of active backlighting zones drops down to 90 (which nearly doubles the number of zones on 2018 M-Series models) and peak brightness can reach 600 nits. And, finally, there’s the entry level V-Series, which replaces last year’s E-Series. These TVs (sized from 40- to 75-inches) carry 16 active zones of Full Array backlighting and can produce up to 400 nits of peak brightness.
On the smart TV front, VIZIO says its entire flock of 2019 TVs ship with SmartCast 3.0 onboard, bringing access to services such as Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, iHeartRadio, and more. They also carry Apple AirPlay 2 and Chromecast built-in.
We’ll learn more about pricing and shipping timeframes this coming spring.