I’ve lengthy admired Vizio for its high-value TVs and soundbars. This yr isn’t any exception, with efficiency enhancements throughout the board. The firm first introduced many of those merchandise throughout CES final January, however now they’re hitting the market with costs which might be certain to please shoppers.

Vizio invited journalists to rise up shut and private with the 2019 lineup throughout two product-showcase occasions in May, one in New York City and the opposite on the firm’s headquarters in Irvine, California. I attended the occasion in Irvine, and I used to be fairly impressed with what I noticed and heard.

Smart TVs

Vizio is providing 21 new TV fashions for 2019 in six strains, all of which function 4K decision and the power to simply accept and decode HDR, together with HDR10, Dolby Vision, and HLG. In addition, all Vizio TVs use full-array backlighting—no edge lighting in any mannequin—and all however the entry-level V5 line present native dimming, which typically improves perceived distinction.

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Vizio launched six new strains of TVs, represented right here (L-R) by the V656, M658, P659, and PX75.

Starting on the high, the brand new PX collection—formally, the P-Series Quantum X—affords two display sizes: 65 and 75 inches. (The PQ was out there solely in a 65-inch display dimension.) Like the PQ, the PX makes use of quantum dots in its backlight to attain very excessive brightness and extensive coloration gamut. In reality, the height brightness has elevated from 2,000 nits within the PQ65 to 3,000 nits within the PX65 and a pair of,700 nits within the PX75. Likewise, the colour gamut has elevated from 80 % to 84 % of BT.2020.

Also, the variety of native dimming zones has elevated from 192 within the PQ65 to 384 within the PX65 and 480 within the PX75. In reality, every LED within the backlight is its personal dimming zone, which is significantly better than having a number of LEDs per zone.

Pricewise, the PX75 lists for $3,499.99, whereas the PX65 carries an MSRP of $2,199.99. That’s amazingly low for such excessive efficiency at these sizes.

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The step-down P-Series now makes use of quantum dots in its backlight, in contrast to final yr’s P-Series, which used phosphor-based white LEDs. As a outcome, the color-gamut protection has elevated from 71 % to 80 % of BT.2020. Available in display sizes of 65 and 75 inches, the 2019 P-Series additionally will increase its peak brightness from 1,000 nits to 1,100 nits within the 65-inch P659, and 1,200 nits within the 75-inch P759. In addition, the variety of native dimming zones has elevated from 192 in 2018 to 200 within the P659 and 240 within the P759. And just like the PX, every LED within the backlight is its personal dimming zone.

And the costs? The P759 lists for $2,499.99, and the P659 is $1,399.99.

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