Vizio Just Launched a Series of Affordable 4K Televisions
Vizio has just launched its P-Series line of affordable 4K/Ultra HD TVs the company originally unveiled back in January during CES.
The new Vizio P-Series televisions come in 5 different models/sizes with relatively affordable tags ranging from the smallest 50-inch model at $999.99 to the largest 70-inch model at $2,499.99. Other models include a 55-inch, a 60-inch, and a 65-inch model at SRPs of $1,399.99, $1,699.99, and $2,199.99, respectively.
All the models feature a 4K Ultra HD resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 and full-array LED backlighting that’s equipped with 72 Active LED Zones that dynamically adjust according to the content on-screen. The new TV sets also
feature Vizio’s own Spatial Scaling Engine which is an engine powered by a quad-core GPU which the company claims is able to accurately and properly upscale non-4K content for the P-Series TVs. Other specifications include a 240HZ effective refresh rate, HDMI 2.0 inputs that support 4K/UHD at 60 frames per second, and support for HDCP 2.2. Content streaming is also supported by the P-Series TVs via 802.11ac WiFi from a range of content providers like Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, and Ultrafix, among others.
“Our P-Series collection offers an outstanding Ultra HD picture and performance,” said Matt McRae, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. “The shift towards 4K has left consumers demanding new solutions that deliver the right innovations to enhance their viewing experience. The P-Series Ultra HD line-up is benefited by VIZIO’s #1 position in the Smart TV marketplace, equipped with HEVC H.265 codec and 802.11 ac dual-band WiFi for faster streaming and the latest HDCP 2.2 support for playback of protected Ultra HD content. This combination of technologies leaves consumers with the solutions that matter most in an Ultra HD set.”
The new Vizio P-Series 4K Smart TVs are now available for pre-order at the Vizio website and will soon begin rolling to stores and other online retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, Costco, Sam’s Club, Target, and Walmart.