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