Ready for an Awesome 4K TV Deal? Vizio is releasing a premium $600 4K TV, the M-Series
Stephan Jukic – April 13, 2015
Vizio is definitely something of a trend-driving pioneer when it comes to ultra HD TVs. Just a few months after first cracking the $1000 barrier in a premium 4K TV with all the features of much more expensive models, the company has now broken new ground on pricing with its latest deals.
Vizio’s new M-Series 4K UHD TVs will be starting to go on sale at a bottom-end price of just $600 for the 43 inch model. From here the price scale moves upwards to a still very affordable $4,000 for the 80 inch set. Considering the prices of any other name brand 4K TV in these size ranges, these are excellent deals. Furthermore, the M-Series 4K TV with a $1000 price tag will have a 55 inch screen, as opposed to the 50 inch model P-Series that sold for the same MSRP back in November of 2014.
As far as specs go, Vizio also delivers the goods again when you consider these prices. While the M-Series won’t be quite as powerful as their P-Series counterparts, they will include a whole host of connectivity features, a full smart TV interface with full access to the latest and best 4K entertainment and general web content apps and will come with HEVC and HDCP 2.2 compatibility.
In contrast, the older P-Series TVs do feature more local dimming zones, higher “clear action” rates, better dynamic contrast ratios and more local dimming zones. On the other hand, the new M-Series TVs also feature the still “premium” technology of full-array LED backlighting and will consume far less energy when in use.
Best of all about the M-series is the fact that it follows in the footsteps of its P-Series cousins in being very open to a wide array of content. Unlike many ultra-affordable 4K TVs, the Vizio UHD lines do give you compatible access to Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video and Ultraflix 4K ultra HD content selections. They are HEVC compatible and come with HDMI 2.0 ports (with HDCP 2.2) for maximum connectivity to third party set-top media boxes and their 4K selections of movies and programming.
The M-Series TVs will also come with dual band wireless 802.11ac WiFi for an extra touch of broadband power and in the very worst case will do their best to upscale normal SD HD and 1080p HD content up to higher levels of clarity. Furthermore, given that the P-Series TVs are known for being good at upscaling, we can likely expect the same from the M-Series.
While there is no fixed release date for the M-Series yet, they will be available very soon and retailing online and offline at Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart and Vizio’s own website.
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