Vizio SmartCast P-Series 2017 TV Lineup

Vizio 2017 P-Series

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4K Ultra HD HDR XLED Pro Displays

Vizio’s latest P-Series displays offer new key features such as XLED Pro which is their latest full-array LED backlight technology that Vizio claims – “delivers some of the industry’s best full-white brightness performance which dramatically expands the contrast range to reveal new detail with enhanced shadows and highlights”.

Vizio’s XHDR Pro with Dolby Vision and HDR10 content support increases the displays contrast range for an expanded level of High Dynamic Range capability with increased peak brightness performance, and more picture detail, depth and color than previous models.

Vizio has decided to drop the touch screen Android tablet remote (introduced on last year’s 2016 models) in favor of a traditional style button remote. Now, the smart TV interface has been returned to the TV screen for access to all smart TV functions, as well as all menus and control of the TV.

The All-New VIZIO SmartCast smart TV platform gives you more ways to discover and control your entertainment experience – this latest edition of SmartCast launches apps directly from the TV screen, and SmartCast Mobile allows you to browse and control your favorite content from your phone.

The P-Series also has Chromecast built-in for quick and easy access to thousands of Chromecast-enabled apps on your mobile device, and lets you stream them right to your display.

VIZIO SmartCast also works with Google Assistant on devices like Google Home, which allows you to access and  stream your favorite shows, in addition to having control of certain TV functions using your voice.

Last year Vizio introduced tuner-free displays which has carried over to this year’s models. This means you will not be able to connect an antenna to these displays to watch over-the-air broadcast TV. You will need to purchase a separate stand-alone tuner for this function.

The New P-Series will be available Summer 2017.

VIZIO SmartCast P-Series 55” Ultra HD HDR XLED Pro Display  (P55-E1)   $999.99

VIZIO SmartCast P-Series 65” Ultra HD HDR XLED Pro Display  (P65-E1)    $1,699.99

VIZIO SmartCast P-Series 75” Ultra HD HDR XLED Pro Display  (P75-E1)    $3,499.99

Specs provided by Vizio:

  • Screen sizes: 55″, 65″, 75″
  • Panel Types: 65″ & 75″ VA / 55″ IPS
  • Smart Platform – VIZIO SmartCast with Chromecast built-in
  • High Dynamic Range – XHDR Pro – Dolby Vision / HDR10 Support
  • Wide Color Gamut – Ultra Color Spectrum
  • Resolution – Ultra HD – 3840×2160
  • UHD Upscale Engine – Spatial Scaling Engine
  • Picture Processor – VM50 Engine
  • Display Processor – 8-Core Performance
  • Backlight Type – XLED Pro
  • Black Level Performance – Xtreme Black Engine Pro
  • Local Dimming Zones – 128 (P75E1 & P65E1)  126 (P55-E1)
  • Clear Action – 960
  • Built-in Wi-Fi – Yes, 802.11ac Dual Band
  • Bluetooth – 4.1 LE (P75-E1)
  • HDMI ports – 5
  • USB ports – 2
  • Effective Refresh Rate – 240Hz

Stay tuned for more info…

Watch the short video presentation below on Vizio’s new P-Series…

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