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Vizio’s New 2019 4K HDR TVs Will Give Competitors A Run For Their Money

by on January 9, 2019
Stephan Jukic – January 09, 2019

Vizio, the company that kept a fairly low profile during most of 2018 has been focusing its nose to the grindstone of simply creating better TVs for this new year. Instead of making a big splash with a plethora of new technologies like consumer 8K TV models, or pushing forward the still mostly irrelevant HDMI 2.1, Vizio instead has pulled out a whole new lineup of its now famous differently lettered levels of TV series, starting with the economical V-Series and moving up to their most powerful performers, the P-Series, which take the same name their predecessors have had in previous years but now with “Quantum X” attached to it.

All of the new 4K TVs come with a pile of good solid cutting edge technologies but most impressively of all, even the lowest-tier budget oriented V-Series (which is this year’s successor to what used to be Vizio’s budget E-Series models) will come in sizes ranging from 40 to 75 inches and with full HDR support (with Dolby Vision included) as well as local dimming technology. That’s not bad at all of their cheapest 2019 4K HDR TVs.

Also Read: Our guide to the best 4K HDR TVs you can buy right now for less than $1000

Moving up the Vizio lineup, the new 2019 M-Series models also emerge very impressively, with 90 local dimming zones, full HDR support (Dolby Vision goes without saying) and a peak brightness that according to Vizio should reach 600 nits. This isn’t stunning but it’s also not bad at all, and the 90 local dimming zones are more than many other similarly priced 4K TVs will have a claim to in 2019.

Next along is the flagship lineup of new P-Series Quantum models, which have had their size range shrunk down to just 65 inches, 75 inches and an 85 inch edition that’s still in the planning stages. These new Vizio successors to the excellent 2018 P-Series 4K HDR TV are going to have full-array LED backlighting and a whopping 480 local dimming zones along with what Vizio calls its new “UltraBright 2900” technology, which we would love to think gets that number because that’s how bright these 4K TVs can get –though we have our serious doubts about this.

vizio V Series 4K HDR TV

Vizio is claiming that they will take Dolby Vision HDR and HDR in general to a whole new level in their TVs with the 2019 P-Series Quantum X lineup and we’re inclined to believe them. The company has been a ground breaker since all the way back in 2014 when they unveiled what were even at that time the cheapest 4K UHD TVs with quality specs and full-array LED backlighting with local dimming on the market.

Also Read: Our full ranking of all the best 4K UHD HDR TVs of 2018 and 2019 for every budget

All of Vizio’s new 2019 4K HDR TVs will also support full connectivity specs of HDMI, USB, Ethernet with the latest consumer market standards, and all of these 4K TVs will come with Vizio’s SmartVast 3.0 smart TV platform, which supports Apple Airplay  2 and Homekit.

We don’t yet have pricing or release date details on Vizio’s impressively extensive 2019 4K TV lineup but we’re expecting at least the majority of them to be on sale before the summer months roll around.

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  • Walker Long
    January 19, 2019 at 10:34 am

    Why have serious doubts about 2900 nits? I have the 2018 Quantum and it peaked at around 2450 so im almost inclined to think the Quantum X will peak between 3000 and 33-3400. I think they could have put such an odd number of nits on it because maybe they realized that last year there Quantum exeeded there ratings and maybe this one might just peak at 2900 or 3000. The 2 explinations and im assuming one will definately be justified. Now there regular P series actually didnt even hit or exeed there 1000 nit claim with 850 nits max I beleive. Tcl 6 though exeeded 1000 nits at 10% tho just by a hair. Another thing, Vizio’s quantum at real scene brightness at average was around 1450 in HDR so 2900 on the X will probobly be around 1900-2000 real scene.Thats amazing but every other manufacturer is yet to catch up I mean at least this year Vizio’s new sets will probly be the closest to putting out true Dolby Vision which is 4000 nits and DV has been out for what 3 yrs and TV’s are just finally just passing the true 1000 nit HDR premium? Vizio is gonna have a trend setting year and I wouldnt be suprised if it becomes the new samsung in 2-3 yrs. Only thing I would also wish for from vizio this year is that they put an engine in there Quantum X tvs that was as good as the sony master series or even the 2017 sony 930.


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