Posted Mon Apr 13, 2015 at 07:30 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
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VIZIO has officially announced its latest flagship 4K display line. The upcoming Reference Series will be available in a 65-inch model and a 120-inch model.
"The Reference Series redefines 'best-in-class' picture quality and audio standards," said Matt McRae, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. "We leveraged our deep understanding of the consumer experience to fuel innovative technologies that take critical drivers of picture quality - like color and contrast - to new levels, transforming long-existing standards. Packed with breakthrough achievements like High Dynamic Range and Ultra-Color Spectrum for a wider-than-ever color gamut, the Reference Series shatters the limits of what's possible for cinephiles. The addition of an unbelievably powerful integrated 5.1 audio solution with a 10-inch wireless subwoofer and two rear satellite speakers further reinforces that the VIZIO Reference Series delivers the most immaculate home theater experience possible."
References Series models feature LCD LED panels with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 and 384 active LED zones to deliver superior black levels. In addition, the displays are the first to support Dolby Vision high dynamic range technology with an 800-Nit backlight capable of enhanced contrast and brightness. Likewise, the series also boasts Ultra-Color Spectrum tech for a wide color gamut that exceeds the traditional Rec 709 standard. To take advantage of the Dolby Vision process, the Reference Series includes access to VUDU's lineup of Warner Bros. Ultra HD Dolby Vision streaming titles.
"We are proud for Dolby Vision to be introduced to consumers through the VIZIO Reference Series, providing a dramatically different visual experience that engages the senses and further draws viewers into the picture," said Giles Baker, SVP, Broadcast Business Group, Dolby Laboratories. "VIZIO Reference Series customers will have access to a slate of 4K Ultra HD Dolby Vision content, bringing viewers closer than ever before to viewing content as it was intended by filmmakers."
Finally, VIZIO is also integrating a full 5.1 soundbar system into the 65-inch Reference Series model, including separate rear satellites and a 10-inch wireless subwoofer. Exact pricing and availability have not been announced yet, but stay tuned to High-Def Digest for more details and full impressions soon!
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