Vizio’s New P-Series 4K TVs Officially Hit the Market
(Vizio) The all-new P-Series is loaded with impressive technologies.
(June 14, 2018) The upper-end sweet spot of price for video performance just got a whole lot sweeter. Vizio has officially launched its new P-Series of televisions, offering three new models loaded with high-tech goodies. And priced from $899 to $2,499 MSRP, these new TVs are well within reach of buyers with moderate budgets.
On the outside, each P-Series model features a striking physical appearance capped by aluminum trim and minimalist stands. Vizio’s choice to incorporate a bezel-less design not only delivers an image that stretches from edge-to-edge, but also minimizes each model’s footprint, treating the eye to a truly immersive experience using less wall space. In addition, five HDMI (two side, three bottom) and single Ethernet and USB inputs gives owners a range of connectivity options.
Internally, the P-Series utilizes Vizio’s “Active Full Array Pro” backlighting scheme, which equates to full array local dimming (FALD) performance with 56 to 120 independent zones (depending on the model). Add to that the ability to output up to 1,000 nits of peak brightness, and the P-Series appears primed to deliver competent black levels highlighted by impressively bright High Dynamic Range (HDR) performance. Speaking of HDR, all P-Series models offer HLG and HDR10 compatibility, in addition to full functionality with Dolby Vision media. Dolby Vision, unlike HDR10 and HLG, delivers optimized picture performance on a frame-by-frame basis using dynamic metadata, lending to incredibly detailed and vivid scenes.
Because the P-Series utilizes LCD technology, it’s important to note that motion clarity is held in check by a 240Hz refresh rate. Add to that Vizio’s proprietary Clear Action 720 image processing, and Vizio says its P-Series TVs deliver ultra-smooth fast action content.
The entire P-Series features onboard software called SmartCast OS, which allows popular apps like Netflix, Prime Video, and Vudu to be directly accessed directly on screen. In addition, SmartCast OS houses Google Chromecast built-in for access to thousands of Chromecast compatible apps and media.
SmartCast OS also delivers several user conveniences, such as a smartphone remote control and voice-control support for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
Here’s the complete model lineup with manufacturer pricing:
Buyers can purchase P-Series televisions by visiting Vizio.com or retailers such as Best Buy, Costco, Walmart, Sam’s Club, and Target. It’s worth noting that Vizio is currently offering sale pricing on its website.
- VIZIO P-Series® 55" 4K HDR Smart TV (P55-F1), MSRP $899.99
- VIZIO P-Series® 65" 4K HDR Smart TV (P65-F1), MSRP $1,299.99
- VIZIO P-Series® 75" 4K HDR Smart TV (P75-F1), MSRP $2,499.99
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