Vizio's 2017 M-Series and P-Series 4K TVs Hit Retail Stores
(June 14, 2017) The competitive landscape of midrange to premium priced 4K televisions just got a little bit more crowded. Yesterday, Vizio announced the official retail launch of its new SmartCast M-Series Ultra HD HDR XLED Plus and P-Series Ultra HD HDR XLED Pro Display televisions. These models all feature full-array local dimming (FALD) for a better picture enhanced by improved brightness and deeper blacks.
The P-Series offers buyers higher quality imaging technologies, highlighted by the inclusion of up to 128 local dimming zones and the company’s Clear Action 960 and a 240Hz effective refresh rate. The M-Series only offers 32 local dimming zones, a slower refresh rate (120Hz) and Clear Action 360. These differences are clearly reflected in pricing, where the P-Series outpaces the M-Series as well.
Pricing for the two lines is as follows:
On the 4K front, both the M-Series and P-Series support HDR10 and Dolby Vision High Dynamic Range (HDR). Dolby Vision offers a better HDR experience, but currently has far less content for viewers to consume. New titles are slowly beginning to emerge, however, with more expected as we progress further into 2017.
- M-Series 55" Ultra HD HDR XLED Plus Display (M55) MSRP $699.99
- P-Series 55" Ultra HD HDR XLED Pro Display (P55) MSRP $999.99
- M-Series 65" Ultra HD HDR XLED Plus Display (M65) MSRP $1,199.99
- P-Series 65" Ultra HD HDR XLED Pro Display (P65) MSRP $1,699.99
- M-Series 70" Ultra HD HDR XLED Plus Display (M70) MSRP $1,999.99
- M-Series 75" Ultra HD HDR XLED Plus Display (M75) MSRP $2,499.99
- P-Series 75" Ultra HD HDR XLED Pro Display (P75) MSRP $3,499.99
Both Series are also designed to deliver a user-centric streaming experience, which Vizio refers to as “SmartCast.” Vizio says SmartCast brings app functionality to the display, presenting viewers with content and app recommendations, all of which can be launched using the included physical remote or the smartphone oriented SmartCast Mobile app. Conveniently, the app integrates with popular networks from Turner (including TNT, TBS, and Cartoon Network) and popular apps (such as Hulu, Vudu, and iHeartRadio), allowing for quick browsing and content selection. It’s also designed to expedite television setup and control of display settings for adjustments on the fly.
Further viewer conveniences are afforded by the inclusion of Chromecast, which enables browsing of Chomecast apps and 4K/HDR streaming content.
The M-Series and P-Series TVs can be found in-store and online through retailers such as Best Buy, Costco, Sam’s Club, Target, and Walmart. They are on sale now!
- Todd Anderson News Editor / Reviewer/ Senior AdminStaff MemberThread Starter
- Jan 20, 2017
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