First announced at CES in January, the Vizio P series of 4K TVs are now officially launched. The TVs are Vizio’s first affordable 4K TVs, starting at $999.99 for a 50-inch model.
Vizio launches P series
Vizio is taking 4K TVs mainstream with its P series that will be available in 50, 55, 60, 65 and 70 inch sizes. Prices range from $999.99 to $2499.99, which is considerably less than other brand-name TV makers such as Sony, Samsung.
The P series TVs feature full-array LED backlighting with 72 LED zones that can be controlled locally to improve black depth. The 4K TVs come equipped with HDMI 2.0 and HEVC decoding, which lets you stream Netflix in 4K, says Vizio. The VIA Smart TV platform will also offer other streaming apps such as Hulu Plus, YouTube, Vudu, the upcoming Amazon 4K service, and more. Additionally, the TVs have built-in 802.11ac WiFi – the new, faster WiFi standard.
Other features include 24/48 fps native playback as well as a 120fps mode for gaming. Vizio is promising “incredibly low latency” in the game mode. On the other hand there is no 3D in any of Vizio’s 2014 TVs.
You can pre-order the Vizio P series TVs now from Amazon and others. They will start shipping very soon.