These days, companies like Samsung unveiling their latest and greatest TVs goes hand-in-hand with CES itself. So it’s no surprise that at this point, a majority of the standout news we’ve seen has been focused on the home theater center pieces. This morning, Vizio joined in and showcased its 2019 lineup of new TVs.
While AirPlay 2 support is one of the more eye-catching features, there’s so much more to write home about. Focusing on top-notch color vibrancy and accuracy, the new releases feature ultra bright panels, local-dimming and more. Head below for a closer look.
Vizio’s 2019 roster of new TVs is comprised of four different types, all with their own set of defining features. AirPlay 2 support will be available across the board, thanks to Vizio’s SmartCast 3.0 update.
Leading the way is the P-Series Quantum X, which is headlined by a new Ultrabright 2900 panel. The 2,900 nits of peak brightness pair with HDR support as well as Quantum Color to feature the best color vibrancy and accuracy that Vizio has to offer. And because we’re talking about Vizio’s flagship series here, the P-Series Quantum X will only come in 65-inch and 75-inch sizes.
Next up, you’ll find the P-Series Quantum, which drops the increased brightness down to just 1,000 nits. Otherwise, most of this TV’s features are comparable to the Quantum X’s. There’s Quantum Color, HDR, up 240 zones of local-dimming and the same 65 or 75-inch configurations, which ultimately makes it a most cost-effective option compared to the pricier flagship version.
Those looking to get the most bang for their buck will be pleased by Vizio’s M-Series. Having historically been a great option when it comes to balancing features and price, the 2019 version features most of the functionality from the P-Series Quantum with 43-inch to 65-inch screen-size configurations. The main trade-offs here are a peak 600-nit brightness and only 90-zone backlighting.
Lastly there’s the V-Series, which enters as the lowest-end option of the bunch. It starts at a more conservative size of 40 inches and climbs all the way up to 75 inches, should you desire. The V-Series model is by far the least impressive of the lot, missing Quantum Color and only packing 400 nits of peak brightness. However, you will find HDR support and 16-zone backlighting.
Availability & Pricing
As of now, there aren’t any details on where Vizio’s latest TVs will land price-wise. Given the lineup of high-end features we’re talking about, there’s certainly going to be an equally premium price tag associated with the different models. But how they compare to the competition is what will really matter. Samsung started off CES with guns blazing, and with both company’s TVs touting AirPlay 2 support, it’ll be up to the other features, as well as price, to persuade customers.
Luckily, it seems shoppers won’t have long to wait though. Vizio says that its new TVs are slated to hit store shelves come spring.