Vizio's new firmware for 2016 TVs improves HDR10, fixes PS4 "green tint", more

12 Oct 2016 | Rasmus Larsen |

Owners of Vizio’s 2016 SmartCast TVs had experienced issues with HDR10 compatibility, “green tint” on PlayStation 4, and other bugs. Vizio has addressed a long list of these bugs in its new firmware update for the E, M, and P series TVs.

Improved HDR10 picture quality

Vizio’s 2016 TVs have supported the Dolby Vision HDR format since launch and Vizio added compatibility for the other HDR format, HDR10, with an update in July.

After the update, some users pointed out that HDR10 picture quality was lacking in some areas. Vizio promised to fix it and with the new firmware version the release notes mentions “Improvements on HDR10 picture quality”.

Vizio 2016 TV

Vizio has also fixed other bugs such as “green tint” on PS4 when using Deep Color, pairing issues with Apple’s new iPhone 7, instances of stuttering/frame drops, and many other bugs. A full list of bug fixes is available below.

The new firmware is available for the 2016 Vizio E, M, and P series TVs that were launched earlier this year. Check the source link for instructions on how to update via Wi-Fi or USB.

Firmware version

Improvements on HDR10 picture quality
Fix for "green tint" issue on PlayStation 4 when in Deep Color
Fixed pairing issue with iPhone 7
Fixed more instances of split screen
Fixed instances of stuttering or frame drops
Sharpness setting fixed (doesn't revert)
Clear Action scanning improvements for 60Hz
40IRE adjustment fixed in Calibrated Dark
Fixes for ARC and dropped audio
Wake on CAST improvements
Fixes for freezing seen in Hulu app
Improvements in OOBE and pairing during setup
General stability and PQ improvements across the system
- Source: Vizio via Matthew McRae

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