In her review of the 2017 Vizio P-Series 65-incher, Adrienne called it "an excellent all-purpose UHD monitor," and concluded that "you'll be hard pressed to find a better performer around its price point." That was last year; this is this year. And it seems that Vizio isn't pulling any punches in attempting to deliver a better performer and a better value with its new 2018 P-Series lineup. The big news here for cord cutters is that in addition to SmartCast OS platform, the 2018 P-Series displays actually include TV tuners, something last year's models lacked.
Vizio is also promising up to 1,000 nits of peak brightness, which should make for a more vibrant Dolby Vision and HDR10 experience.
For full details, check out the press release below:
VIZIO, Inc. announced today the availability of its all-new 2018 P-Series 4K HDR Smart TV collection - the ideal solution for consumers seeking a smart TV packed with high-quality performance features. The latest P-Series collection features a bezel-less industrial design, a compelling blend of 4K HDR picture quality enhancements and unprecedented smart TV and smart home capabilities.
Complete with advancements like Dolby Vision HDR, up to 1,000 nits of peak brightness and over one billion colors thanks to Ultra Color Spectrum, the P-Series collection delivers on next-level color, clarity and contrast bound to impress even the most demanding videophiles. To round out the experience, VIZIO's 2018 SmartCast OS offers unparalleled streaming options and smart home controls with the integration of voice-control support for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Offered in 55", 65" and 75" class sizes, the 2018 P-Series 4K HDR Smart TVs are now available on VIZIO.com and retailers such as Best Buy, Costco, Walmart, Sam's Club and Target. Pricing ranges from an MSRP of $899.99 for the 55" class size to an MSRP of $2,499.99 for the 75" class size.
Expansive colors, superior HDR performance and pristine 4K detail allow the 2018 P-Series 4K HDR Smart TVs to deliver a jaw-dropping experience in every frame. Dolby Vision HDR enhances images by elevating color, detail and depth for an extraordinary level of realism. VIZIO's high-performance Active Full Array Pro backlight combines a powerful full array backlight with up to 120 local dimming zones, resulting in added vibrancy and incredibly deep black levels. Water will shimmer and fire will flicker with more luminance than ever before thanks to UltraBright 1000 which features up to 1,000 nits of peak brightness to deliver intensely realistic on-screen imagery. Equipped with Ultra Color Spectrum technology, the P-Series utilizes more than one billion colors in each scene to impeccably match every hue and tone with incredible accuracy. Clear Action 720 with superior motion clarity ensures fast-action content looks both smooth and razor-sharp thanks to powerful image processing and a 240Hz effective refresh rate achieved with backlight scanning.
"Picture quality technologies like Ultra Color Spectrum, Dolby Vision HDR and UltraBright 1000 enable the P-Series to take 4K HDR performance to the next level," said Bill Baxter, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. "Incredibly realistic on-screen imagery is complemented by cutting-edge smart TV features to round out the collection's entertainment experience. VIZIO SmartCast OS not only expands discovery and streaming options so consumers can watch content they love from their favorite apps, but also serves as an ideal centerpiece to any smart home with easy-to-use voice-control support through Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant."
From everyday users to cord-cutters and smart home enthusiasts, the 2018 SmartCast OS ensures VIZIO users are met with a versatile and intuitive smart TV experience. Popular apps like Netflix, Prime Video, Vudu, iHeartRadio, Crackle and Xumo can be instantly accessed on the TV screen using the included remote. Users can also download the free SmartCast Mobile app to turn their smartphone into a touchscreen remote. To round out the streaming app experience, the SmartCast OS features Google Chromecast built-in which allows users to access thousands of Chromecast-enabled apps for a range of free, subscription and paid content.
The VIZIO 2018 SmartCast OS also serves as the perfect smart home companion. With voice-control support for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, users to control their TVs without lifting a finger. By utilizing speaking commands, users can turn their TVs on and off, change channels or adjust volume - and for Google Assistant users, even stream content to the TV.
Offering a gorgeous edge-to-edge screen design and sophisticated aluminum styling, the P-Series is an ideal focal point for any room in the home. The three-sided bezel-less design pushes the screen virtually to the edge of the display for a more immersive viewing experience. This modern aesthetic, combined with videophile-worthy picture quality and an intuitive smart TV experience makes the 2018 VIZIO P-Series 4K HDR collection an ideal focal point for any next-level entertainment setup.
For more information on the 2018 VIZIO P-Series 4K HDR Smart TV collection, visit VIZIO.com.
2018 P-Series 4K HDR Smart TV Collection
VIZIO P-Series 55" 4K HDR Smart TV (P55-F1) MSRP $899.99
VIZIO P-Series 65" 4K HDR Smart TV (P65-F1) MSRP $1,299.99
VIZIO P-Series 75" 4K HDR Smart TV (P75-F1) MSRP $2,499.99
For more information, visit VIZIO.com.
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