Just for giggles, we would love to hop in a time machine, dial it back to 2008, and let the home theater enthusiast community know that one of the most hotly anticipated TVs of 2018 is a Vizio. Here we are, though. The company's new P-Series Quantum TV is one that a lot of people have been waiting for, and you can count us in with that lot, since we're itching to get one in for review. If you just can't wait for that review, though, the PQ65-F1 is available today.
If there's one bummer, it's that the P-Series Quantum is only available at 65 inches, whereas the regular non Quantum P-Series displays max out at 75 inches diagonal. Vizio seems to think that doing this level of performance at 75 inches would have resulted in a display that doesn't quite match their standards for value. And hey, there's something to be said for that. Other manufacturers who offer similar flagships at 75 inches and above don't sell them cheaply. At all.
VIZIO, Inc. announced today the availability of its flagship 2018 P-Series Quantum 65" Class 4K HDR Smart TV, featuring a bezel-less design crafted for a highly immersive experience. Boasting VIZIO's most captivating combination of premium picture quality technologies, the P-Series Quantum is the ideal home theater solution for discerning videophiles. Dolby Vision HDR is enhanced with Active Full Array Max backlighting that boasts 192 zones of local dimming for superb contrast and deep black levels, while up to 2,000 nits of peak brightness delivers unmatched highlights. Quantum Color Spectrum further elevates the viewing experience by producing a more complete palate of over one billion colors. The P-Series Quantum also features VIZIO's 2018 SmartCast OS for unparalleled streaming and smart home functionalities. The 2018 P-Series Quantum 65" Class 4K HDR Smart TV (PQ65-F1) has an MSRP of $2,099.99 and is available now at retailers such as Best Buy, Costco and Sam's Club.
Serving as the ultimate combination of vibrant color, crystalline clarity and spectacular contrast, the 65" P-Series Quantum exists to elevate the home-theater experience. As VIZIO's brightest TV yet, the P-Series Quantum features UltraBright 2000 which delivers an unmatched level of luminance, taking the realism Dolby Vision HDR provides, to the next level1. Projecting up to 2,000 nits of peak brightness, UltraBright 2000 allows P-Series Quantum viewers to experience dramatic highlights like never before. VIZIO's powerful Active Full Array Max backlight combines a powerful full array backlight with 192 local dimming zones to dynamically adjust to precisely mimic on-screen content. These simultaneous adjustments add brilliance to bright elements in a scene while also producing VIZIO's purest black levels. Equipped with VIZIO's advanced Quantum Color Spectrum technology, the P-Series utilizes more than one billion colors to impeccably match every hue and tone with cinematic color closer to what the human eye sees. Clear Action 960 stabilizes imagery and reduces motion blur, allowing viewers to enjoy intense action scenes with powerful image processing and a 240Hz effective refresh rate for a smoother, more natural picture.
"The P-Series Quantum combines the best VIZIO picture quality technologies and wraps them in a beautifully modern aesthetic," said Bill Baxter, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. "With up to 2,000 nits of peak brightness, 192 zones of local dimming and advanced quantum dot technology, viewers enjoy the ideal blend of brightness, contrast and color for a home-theater experience that rivals the cinema. Our 2018 SmartCast OS opens the door to an expansive collection of streaming options while also allowing the P-Series Quantum to fit seamlessly into Amazon and Google smart home ecosystems thanks to voice-control support."
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 remote2. 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 can 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 an elevated level of craftsmanship, the P-Series Quantum features a distinguished bezel-less design that further draws viewers into its striking picture. Sophisticated silver styling around the perimeter is complemented by minimalist polished aluminum legs that serve as a seamless foundational element. From a modern aesthetic, to premium picture quality technologies and an intuitive smart TV experience, the 2018 VIZIO P-Series Quantum 65" Class 4K HDR Smart TV serves as an ideal solution for consumers seeking an unmatched home-theater experience.
1 Other HDR content formats such as HDR10 and HLG are also supported
2 The third party applications and content described herein may only be available in certain countries and languages, may require additional fees or subscription charges, and may be subject to future updates, modifications, interruption and/or discontinuation of service without notice, and VIZIO has no control over such content.
For more information, visit VIZIO.com.
•VIZIO P65-E1 4K LED/LCD Monitor Reviewed at HomeTheaterReview.com.
• VIZIO Announces New Flagship P-Series Quantum Display at HomeTheaterReview.com.