Vizio M Series 4K UHD TVs – Release Dates and Pricing

 

Vizio M70-C3

Update: Vizio’s Latest M Series 4K UHD TVs – All Models Available Now!

The popularity of 4K Ultra HD TVs continues to rise, and with that rise, comes falling prices. And speaking of pricing; when Vizio launched its P Series 4K Ultra HD TVs in October of 2014, a new bench mark was set in the price vs. performance market segment. At that time,Vizio introduced a 50-inch 4K UHD TV for a very affordable $999.00.

Now, several months later, Vizio’s 2015 M Series has made the transition from 1080p to 4K
UHD, and promises even lower pricing. This line-up will feature 9 screen sizes from 43-inches to 80-inches.

Vizio UHD M Series side view

Vizio UHD M Series side view

A key performance feature still available on these new displays is full-array LED backlighting with local dimming, which enhances contrast and black level reproduction.

Other features include:

  • Ultra HD 3840 X 2160 resolution
  • 32 active LED zones (28 zones on 43″ model)
  • 60Hz refresh rate (120Hz effective refresh rate) 43″ 49″ 50″ 55″ models
  • 120Hz refresh rate (240Hz effective refresh rate) 60″ 65″ 70″ 75″ 80″ models
  • VM50 UHD picture processing engine
  • V6 Six-Core processor
  • UHD video streaming support (HEVC H.265)
  • 5 HDMI inputs – HDMI port 5 is version 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 compliant
  • 802.11ac Dual-band Wi-Fi
  • Two sided remote with backlit QWERTY keyboard

Note:The effective refresh rates stated above are a function of the display panel’s backlight scanning feature which should provide better motion blur control.

See the following info below for pricing and availability:

M80-C1  80″ $3,999.99  Available now

M75-C1  75″ $2,999.99  Available now

M70-C3  70″ $2,199.99  Available now

M65-C1  65″ $1,898.98  Available now

M60-C3  60″ $1,499.99  Available now

M55-C2  55″ $999.99     Available now

M50-C1  50″ $799.99     Available now

M49-C1  49″ $769.99     Available now

M43-C1  43″ $599.99     Available now

Vizio m series uhd rear panel

Vizio 4K M Series rear panel

 

Vizio’s P Series got off to a shaky start due to several performance issues that have been mostly resolved. I certainly hope Vizio has perfected its 4K technology in its M Series to the point we will not see any problematic issues with these new displays; and if that is the case, Vizio’s 4K UHD M Series should be a big hit with consumers, especially those who want to make the jump to a 4K TV this year.

 

Updated on 9/2/2015

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