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