The arrival of Vizio’s P Series 4K HDTV’s has been highly anticipated ever since their introduction at CES 2014 earlier this year.
Now, the wait is over and the P Series is readily available at many retail stores. Before the release of the P Series, 4K TVs were priced a bit too high for many potential buyers. Now, with prices starting at $999.00 for a name brand 50″ display, many consumers can afford to jump on the 4K bandwagon.
Vizio’s long awaited P Series has finally arrived. I have gathered info on five of the six models (with five screen sizes) currently available through Amazon.com, which include the 70″ P702ui-B3, P652ui-B2, 60″ P602ui-B3, 55″ P552ui-B2 and 50″ P502ui-B1.
From the specs listed below these models look very promising. And I certainly hope these new 4K displays will deliver on picture performance.
One of the key features of these new displays is the full array backlighting with local dimming and up to 72 active LED zones. This should add to the sets 4K performance giving it increased black level capability and better picture contrast.
Also, the pricing of the P Series is much cheaper than similar models from Samsung and LG, which will certainly attract many consumers looking to get into the 4k Ultra HD arena.
I will be reviewing one of these models in the near feature. So say tuned.
Update: See my review of the P652ui-B2 here.
Vizio TV’s have been known as a no-frills low cost brand with mediocre picture quality ever since they hit the market. And it was one of the cheap brands that I stayed away from and would not recommend to anyone looking for an HDTV with good picture quality.
Over the past couple of years the company has stepped up its game and is now producing HDTV’s with good to excellent picture quality and overall respectable performance. Starting with the E-Series, you get solid performance along with good picture quality.
Moving up to the M-Series will get you a noticeable improvement in image quality. Now to get the performance of the better performing Samsung, Panasonic, Sony and LG models you will have to move up to Vizio’s P-Series and Reference Series. These models (once released) will be able to compete with the higher end models of the brands I mentioned above.
Vizio is the #1 selling LED-LCD TV brand in the US, and with the quality of their TV’s on the rise, I’m sure the brand will continue to gain more of the market share.