VIZIO Launches 2018 4K HDR Smart TV Lineup

Posted Tue Apr 10, 2018 at 07:10 AM PDT by
VIZIO 2018 4K SmartCast

The company's newest home theater products have been detailed.

VIZIO has announced the launch of its 2018 4K HDR Smart TV lineup. The collection includes new D-Series, E-Series, M-Series, P-Series, and P-Series Quantum models. Units are now available on VIZIO.com and will be expanding soon to additional retailers.

The 2018 4K HDR displays all use the SmartCast OS with integrated access to popular apps like Netflix, Prime Video, Vudu, iHeartRadio, Crackle and Xumo directly through the TV screen using the included remote. In addition, customers can download the free SmartCast Mobile app to use their smartphone as a touchscreen remote, and Google Chromecast built-in allows users to cast thousands of Chromecast-enabled apps to the display from their supported mobile device. Meanwhile, voice-control support for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant is offered as well. And unlike the company's 2017 display lineup, VIZIO's 2018 models do include TV tuners.

You can find initial details on each new model below, and be sure to check back with High-Def Digest later this week for hands-on impressions of VIZIO's 2018 home theater displays. 

D-Series & E-Series 4K HDR Smart TVs


The entry-level D-Series displays feature 4K Ultra HD resolution and direct-lit LED panels. In addition, the units include support for HDR10 and HLG high dynamic range formats. Models are available in sizes ranging from 43-inches to 70-inches. Here's a full roundup of pricing for each size:

VIZIO D-Series™ 43” 4K HDR Smart TV (D43-F1) MSRP $349.99

VIZIO D-Series™ 50” 4K HDR Smart TV (D50-F1) MSRP $429.99

VIZIO D-Series™ 55” 4K HDR Smart TV (D55-F2) MSRP $499.99

VIZIO D-Series™ 60” 4K HDR Smart TV (D60-F3) MSRP $649.99

VIZIO D-Series™ 65” 4K HDR Smart TV (D65-F1) MSRP $779.99

VIZIO D-Series™ 70” 4K HDR Smart TV (D70-F3) MSRP $999.99

Meanwhile, the new E-Series offers a few key performance upgrades with 4K Ultra HD resolution and full array local dimming powered by up to 16 zones for better black levels. Likewise, Dolby Vision support is also included along with HDR10 and HLG high dynamic range playback. Models are available in sizes ranging from 43-inches to 75-inches.

"VIZIO believes all consumers – including those on a budget – should be able to enjoy the growing library of 4K and HDR movies and shows available to them," said Bill Baxter, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. "Packed with picture quality benefits that are oftentimes reserved for pricey, high-end TVs, our all-new 2018 D-Series and E-Series 4K HDR models were engineered to bring the benefits of 4K HDR to the masses. The entertainment experience is rounded out by our easy-to-use, on-screen smart TV experience that grants access to thousands of popular streaming apps."

Here's a full roundup of pricing for each E-Series display:

VIZIO E-Series™ 43” 4K HDR Smart TV (E43-F1) MSRP $349.99

VIZIO E-Series™ 50” 4K HDR Smart TV (E50-F2) MSRP $439.99

VIZIO E-Series™ 55” 4K HDR Smart TV (E55-F0/E55-F1) MSRP $499.99

VIZIO E-Series™ 65” 4K HDR Smart TV (E65-F0/E65-F1) MSRP $799.99

VIZIO E-Series™ 70” 4K HDR Smart TV (E70-F3) MSRP $1,049.99

VIZIO E-Series™ 75” 4K HDR Smart TV (E75-F1/E75-F2) MSRP $1,549.99

M-Series 4K HDR Smart TVs


The mid-range M-Series displays feature a bezel-less design with 4K Ultra HD resolution and Active Full Array Plus technology powered by up to 48 local dimming zones. In addition, the units include support for Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG high dynamic range formats with UltraBright 600 for up to 600 nits of peak brightness. Models are available in sizes ranging from 55-inches to 70-inches.

"This year’s M-Series collection fulfills a consumer demand for a robust smart TV with the best balance of step-up picture quality technologies and enhanced smart TV features," said Bill Baxter, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. "The 2018 SmartCast OS has been packed with a wider selection of on-screen apps, faster performance and voice-control support from Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa-enabled devices, allowing users to easily stream the content that matters most to them."

Here's a full roundup of pricing for each size:

VIZIO M-Series™ 55” 4K HDR Smart TV (M55-F0) MSRP $699.99

VIZIO M-Series™ 65” 4K HDR Smart TV (M65-F0) MSRP $999.99

VIZIO M-Series™ 70” 4K HDR Smart TV (M70-F3) MSRP $1,499.99

P-Series 4K HDR Smart TVs


The premium P-Series displays feature a bezel-less industrial design with 4K Ultra HD resolution and Active Full Array Pro tech powered by up to 120 local dimming zones. In addition, the units include support for Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG high dynamic range formats with UltraBright 1,000 for up to 1,000 nits of peak brightness and Ultra Color Spectrum for over one billion colors. Models are available in sizes ranging from 55-inches to 75-inches.

"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."

Here's a full roundup of pricing for each size:

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

P-Series Quantum 4K HDR Smart TV


The flagship P-Series Quantum display features a bezel-less design with 4K Ultra HD resolution and Active Full Array Max powered by 192 zones of local dimming. In addition, the set includes support for Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG high dynamic range formats with UltraBright 2,000 for up to 2,000 nits of peak brightness and advanced Quantum Color Spectrum technology for more than one billion colors. The series is currently available as a 65-inch model.

"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."

Here's a full roundup of pricing for each size:

VIZIO P-Series® Quantum 65” 4K HDR Smart TV MSRP $2,199.99

Source: VIZIO

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