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Vizio's latest TVs and soundbars are now rolling out to stores. The brand-new display collection includes the company's first OLED, the mid-range M-Series Quantum, the high-end P-Series Quantum, and the flagship P-Series Quantum X.
The OLED TV model is designed to take advantage of all the perks that OLED panels are known for, including superior black levels and viewing angles compared to traditional LED TVs. Meanwhile, the three LED models also offer advanced picture quality features in their own right, like full-array local dimming and quantum dots. All four TVs come with HDMI 2.1 inputs, extensive HDR capabilities, and support for Vizio's SmartCast platform.
Also scheduled for release this year is Vizio's latest Dolby Atmos audio system, the Elevate 5.1.4 soundbar. This unique soundbar can rotate its speakers to transition from forward-facing audio to up-firing audio.
Below, we've rounded up everything you need to know about Vizio's new TV and soundbar lineup, including pricing, release dates, specifications, and purchase options.
Updated on 9/17/2020 by Steven Cohen: Added purchase details for the recently released Vizio OLED 4K TV.
Joining other OLED TV offerings from LG and Sony, Vizio now has its own OLED display model available for purchase. Though still more expensive than a typical LED TV, Vizio's OLED debuted at a slightly lower price point than the competition.
The 65-inch OLED TV costs $1,999.99, while the 55-inch model costs $1,299.99. For comparison's sake, LG's most affordable 2020 65-inch OLED TV, the BX, is currently available for a sale price of $2,099.99. Vizio is also known for offering notable discounts on its products throughout the year, so it's likely that its OLED TVs will be available for even less once Black Friday comes along.
Like other OLED TVs, the display features pixel-level contrast with deep black levels and wide viewing angles. Peak brightness is listed at 800 nits, and the TV supports all three major HDR formats, including HDR10, Dolby Vision, and HDR10+.
Vizio's OLED TV is now available for purchase from Best Buy. We'll update this page with more retailer options once they are available.
Vizio's new TV lineup is led by the premium P-Series Quantum and P-Series Quantum X. Both TVs features quantum dots for wide color gamut support, along with full-array local dimming for precise contrast, and Vizio's new IQ Ultra processor for optimized image performance.
The P-Series Quantum is available now in 65-inch ($1,199.99) and 75-inch ($1,699.99) screen sizes. Both models support up to 1,200 nits of brightness, while the 65-inch version uses 200 local dimming zones, and the 75-inch version includes 240 local dimming zones. More dimming zones typically result in better black level and contrast performance.
Designed to compete with the very best 4K TVs on the market, the P-Series Quantum X line steps things up even further with higher brightness, wider color, and more zones. The 65-inch P-Series Quantum X TV is currently available for $1,499.99 with 384 zones and up to 3,000 nits of brightness. A 75-inch model is available for $1,999.99 with 480 zones and up to 2,800 nits. For buyers who want an even larger screen, an 85-inch model is also set to be released later this year for $2,999.99. The 85-inch P-Series Quantum X will include a whopping 792 zones.
All P-Series Quantum and P-Series Quantum X TVs feature Vizio's SmartCast platform with access to a selection of on-screen apps, including Disney Plus, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and more. Additional apps can be streamed to the TV from a mobile device via Chromecast built-in support and AirPlay 2 connectivity.
P-Series Quantum and P-Series Quantum X TVs are now rolling out to various retailers, including Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon, Costco, Sam's Club, and Target. We'll update this section with more buy links as new options are added.
Though not as high-end as the P-Series Quantum collection, Vizio's M-Series Quantum lineup is designed to offer solid home theater performance at a more affordable price point. M-Series Quantum TVs are available in MQ7 or MQ8 versions, with the latter offering more advanced specifications for a bit more money.
The low-end of the lineup begins with the 50-inch MQ7 Quantum TV with 16 zones of local dimming and up to 400 nits of brightness for just $399.99. Meanwhile, the high-end of the lineup is capped off by the 65-inch MQ8 Quantum TV with 90 zones of local dimming and up to 800 nits of brightness for $749.99.
All MQ7 and MQ8 TVs include SmartCast support and HDMI 2.1 ports. Vizio's M-Series Quantum TVs are now rolling out to various online retailers. With that said, current Walmart price listings are slightly higher than the manufacturer suggested list prices. We'll update this section with adjusted pricing and additional buy links as more options are added.
Vizio's new flagship Elevate Soundbar is set to launch this holiday season for $999.99. The premium audio system features a unique mechanism that allows its speakers to be positioned in two different ways.
In addition to the soundbar unit itself, the Elevate package includes a wireless 8-inch subwoofer and two separate rear satellite speakers. Together, all of the components create a full 5.1.4 Dolby Atmos experience.
But, just what does 5.1.4 mean? Well, beyond standard left, center, right, rear, and subwoofer channels, this 5.1.4 setup also includes four up-firing drivers — two on the soundbar itself and one on each rear satellite speaker. These up-firing drivers are specially designed to bounce sound off of your ceiling, making it seem as if audio is coming from above.
Vizio's Elevate soundbar takes this feature even further by adding a special auto-rotate feature. When you watch movies and TV shows that don't have Dolby Atmos effects, the two up-firing drivers can actually reposition themselves to face forward like regular speakers to create a wider 5.1 audio soundstage.
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