At CES 2020, Vizio has announced its new range of TVs, including its first OLED models.
"Our mission has always been to make cutting-edge picture quality and a best-in-class smart TV user experience attainable for everyone," said Bill Baxter, Chief Technology Officer, Vizio. "We're excited with the performance improvements that our new IQ video processors and ProGaming Engine bring to our 2020 lineup. Plus, utilizing the new processing power to optimize the strengths of OLED picture quality proves that Vizio's leadership in the TV industry has never been stronger."
This year, Vizio is introducing its first 4K OLED TVs, in 55- and 65-inch sizes, powered by Vizio's IQ Ultra image processing engine. They're borderless and 4mm thin, designed to mate with the Vizio Elevate Sound Bar, for 5.1.4 Dolby Atmos and DTS:X immersive audio.
Vizio P-Series Quantum X offers up to 3,000 nits of peak brightness, as well as 800 nits full-screen brightness. The full-array LED backlight uses up to 792 zones of local dimming. The Quantum Dot panel has increased color depth. Models are available in 65-, 75- and 85-inch screen sizes.
Vizio P-Series Quantum models offer 4K HDR performance, with 240 zones of local dimming and up to 1,200 nits of peak brightness. They're available in 65- and 75-inch sizes.
Vizio M-Series Quantum lineup hits mid-range price points, with models ranging from 50- to 65-inch. Features include support for AMD FreeSync and Variable Refresh Rate, for smoother gaming. The 55- and 65-inch models offer 90 local-dimming zones and 800 nits of peak brightness. Other M-Series Quantum models provide up to 30 local-dimming zones, and 600 nits of peak brightness.
The Vizio V-Series includes 40- to 70-inch value-oriented models supporting 4K HDR, including Dolby Vision, HLG, HDR10 and HDR10+, as well as Vizio's SmartCast 4.0 smart TV platform, and powered by Vizio's IQ Active processor.
The company's new IQ engine, based on a 64-bit image processor and 1GHz CPU, to better upscale HD/FHD content to 4K resolution, while reducing noise and artifacts, and enhancing contrast and brightness. The new 3D color engine works with auto calibration, to improve color accuracy. The IQ Ultra processor uses machine-learning techniques to further enhance image quality.
Vizio also notes that its 2020 UHD models will incorporate the new UHD-Alliance Filmmaker Mode, preserving the creators' original visual intent as closely as possible.
Vizio's new ProGaming engine provides better motion clarity and smoother images for gaming. It supports variable refresh rates (VRR), AMD FreeSync, at 120Hz at resolutions up to 4K. Input lag is reduced, and low-latency Auto Game Mode is engaged when input from a game console is detected.
Vizio SmartCast 4.0 is an upgrade of the company's smart TV technology. It offers quicker startup and load times, a redesigned search experience, an expanded catalog of features, and greater options for personalization. Over-the-air updates will bring the new platform to Vizio TVs dating back to 2016.
Prices and availability of all madels are to be announced. Vizio's CES 2020 Showcase can be seen at the Vdara Hotel & Spa, 2600 West Harmon Avenue, Las Vegas, by appointment only.