It seems like every year VIZIO delivers on a wide range of TVs for nearly every budget. For 2018, it’s looking like much of the same. Today, VIZIO announced its newest displays with refreshed lineups across the P-, M- and D-Series. Counting on popular designs and affordable price tags, the popular TV manufacturer has a few new surprises up its sleeve this year.

Leading the way is the refreshed P-Series lineup, headlined by the 65-inch 4K HDR Smart UHDTV that packs a total of 2,000 nits for the brightest display ever manufactured by VIZIO. I’ve been a huge fan of the P-Series lineup for sometime, and this year’s release seems to follow that trend.

New ultra-thin bezels appear to make the display even more lifelike. Amongst the laundry list of upgrades are 192 local dimming zones, which VIZIO says results in its “purest black levels” ever. For comparison, the previous generation had just 128. You’ll find the same 240Hz refresh rate that delivers a smoother picture while gaming or watching sports.

VIZIO is set to offer the 65-inch model for $2,199.

Along with today’s new, VIZIO is also upgrading its more budget-focused lineups as well. The M-Series arrives in 2018 with a familiar look that drops the metal legs in exchange for plastic. While 4K and HDR support continue, some of the higher-end specs such as local dimming are dropped to help save consumers some cash.

The M-Series 65-inch display runs $1,000 and features 600 nits of brightness, 48 dimming zones and a 60Hz refresh rate. Particularly on the larger panels, users will be able to notice deteriorated quality when it comes to any fast-moving content, but it’s still likely a nice value buy come the holiday shopping season.

VIZIO will once again be leaning heavily on its in-house SmartCast OS, which isn’t to be confused with Google Chromecast that is also integrated into these displays. All of the popular apps such as Netflix, Hulu and others will be integrated as always. One recent feature is the addition of Amazon Alexa control which was added a few months back.

For more information on today’s new releases, hit this landing page over at VIZIO.

VIZIO’s All-New 2018 P-Series® 4K HDR Smart TV Collection Turns Every Pixel Into a Masterpiece of Color, Clarity and Contrast

IRVINE, Calif.April 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — VIZIO, Inc. unveiled today its all-new 2018 P-Series 4K HDR Smart TV collection – the ideal solution for consumers seeking a smart TV packed with high-quality performance features. The latest P-Series collection features a bezel-less industrial design, a compelling blend of 4K HDR picture quality enhancements and unprecedented smart TV and smart home capabilities. Complete with advancements like Dolby Vision HDR, up to 1,000 nits of peak brightness and over one billion colors thanks to Ultra Color Spectrum®, the P-Series collection delivers on next-level color, clarity and contrast bound to impress even the most demanding videophiles. To round out the experience, VIZIO’s 2018 SmartCast OS offers unparalleled streaming options and smart home controls with the integration of voice-control support for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Offered in 55″, 65″ and 75″ class sizes, the 2018 P-Series 4K HDR Smart TVs are now available on VIZIO.com and coming soon to retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, Costco and Sam’s Club. Pricing ranges from an MSRP of $899.99 for the 55″ class size to an MSRP of $2,499.99 for the 75″ class size.

Expansive colors, superior HDR performance and pristine 4K detail allow the 2018 P-Series 4K HDR Smart TVs to deliver a jaw-dropping experience in every frame. Dolby Vision HDR enhances images by elevating color, detail and depth for an extraordinary level of realism. VIZIO’s high-performance Active Full Array Pro backlight combines a powerful full array backlight with up to 120 local dimming zones, resulting in added vibrancy and incredibly deep black levels. Water will shimmer and fire will flicker with more luminance than ever before thanks to UltraBright 1000 which features up to 1,000 nits of peak brightness to deliver intensely realistic on-screen imagery. Equipped with Ultra Color Spectrum technology, the P-Series utilizes more than one billion colors in each scene to impeccably match every hue and tone with incredible accuracy. Clear Action 720 with superior motion clarity ensures fast-action content looks both smooth and razor-sharp thanks to powerful image processing and a 240Hz effective refresh rate achieved with backlight scanning.

“Picture quality technologies like Ultra Color Spectrum, Dolby Vision HDR and UltraBright 1000 enable the P-Series to take 4K HDR performance to the next level,” said Bill Baxter, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. “Incredibly realistic on-screen imagery is complemented by cutting-edge smart TV features to round out the collection’s entertainment experience. VIZIO SmartCast OS not only expands discovery and streaming options so consumers can watch content they love from their favorite apps, but also serves as an ideal centerpiece to any smart home with easy-to-use voice-control support through Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.”

From everyday users to cord-cutters and smart home enthusiasts, the 2018 SmartCast OS ensures VIZIO users are met with a versatile and intuitive smart TV experience. Popular apps like Netflix, Prime Video, Vudu, iHeartRadio, Crackle and Xumo can be instantly accessed on the TV screen using the included remote1. Users can also download the free SmartCast Mobile app to turn their smartphone into a touchscreen remote. To round out the streaming app experience, the SmartCast OS features Google Chromecast built-in which allows users to access thousands of Chromecast-enabled apps for a range of free, subscription and paid content.

The VIZIO 2018 SmartCast OS also serves as the perfect smart home companion. With voice-control support for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, users to control their TVs without lifting a finger. By utilizing speaking commands, users can turn their TVs on and off, change channels or adjust volume – and for Google Assistant users, even stream content to the TV.

Offering a gorgeous edge-to-edge screen design and sophisticated aluminum styling, the P-Series is an ideal focal point for any room in the home. The three-sided bezel-less design pushes the screen virtually to the edge of the display for a more immersive viewing experience. This modern aesthetic, combined with videophile-worthy picture quality and an intuitive smart TV experience makes the 2018 VIZIO P-Series 4K HDR collection an ideal focal point for any next-level entertainment setup.

For more information on the 2018 VIZIO P-Series 4K HDR Smart TV collection, visit VIZIO.com.

2018 P-Series® 4K HDR Smart TV Collection

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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About VIZIO VIZIO’s mission is to deliver the ultimate entertainment experience through our community of connected consumers, advertisers, and media content providers. Through our connected entertainment platform, VIZIO is transforming the way consumers discover and experience media content. Since our founding in California in 2002, VIZIO has built an industry-leading brand and sold over 75 million products, including televisions, sound bars and other devices. VIZIO is a leading HDTV brand in America1 and is the #1 sound bar brand in America2. VIZIO product leadership is highlighted by a number of industry reviews and awards, making the 2017 collection the most awarded in company history. The 2017 VIZIO SmartCast E, M and P-Series Displays all received Reviewed.com’s Editor’s Choice awards3 and were listed as the site’s “Best of the Year.” The 2017 VIZIO M-Series SmartCast Display received CNET’s Editor’s Choice with an 8.6 rating4. The M-Series also received the Editor’s Choice from PCmag5. VIZIO’s SB3851 was rated “The Best Budget Soundbar” by The Wirecutter6, a New York Times company, and VIZIO’s SB3621n-E8 sound bar received a 9.1 score and an Editor’s Choice from CNET7. For more information, please call 888-VIZIOCE or visit www.VIZIO.com.

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