Vizio has announced its 2018 'P-Series Quantum' that will use an LCD panel with full array local dimming and quantum dot technology. The company says that it is “our brightest TV with up to 2000 nits” of peak brightness. It will also support Dolby Vision.
2018 Vizio P series
Vizio had teased the new TV on social media and on the front page of its website. The company will in 2018 continue to focus on LCD technology, rather than OLED technology, but it has made a number of improvements over last year’s P series.
Vizio has increased the number of local dimming zones from last year’s 128 to 192 zones this year. The company says that this is “our most powerful full array LED” LCD TV to date. Furthermore, it has incorporated a quantum dot film that aims to expand the color gamut when enjoying HDR content.
In many ways this mirrors the direction that Samsung is taking with its latest TVs but Vizio is hoping that the addition of Dolby Vision support will make consumers pick their TV. Vizio promises “up to 2000 nits” peak brightness, which is similar to Samsung’s new TVs.
The company further explains that it has incorporated a “Spatial Scaling Engine” and that the new TV has a “240Hz effective refresh rate” that supports backlight scanning for smoother and clearer motion.
Vizio’s 2018 P-Series runs the company’s latest version of the SmartCast operating system and has Google Chromecast built-in. The company briefly experimented with building Chromecast-only TVs without an on-screen user interface but it has abandoned the project. The 2018 line-up of TVs will have tuners built-in. The new TVs are also compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
Vizio’s 2018 P-Series Quantum will be available only in a 65-inch model this summer for $2,199.99. Vizio’s new standard P-Series, M-Series, E-Series, and D-Series are also online on vizio.com
2018 Vizio P-Series Quantum – in the company’s own words
1. Cinematic colors from Quantum Dot Technology. 2. Our leading contrast with Dolby Vision™ HDR. 3. Our brightest TV with up to 2000 nits. 4. Our most powerful Full Array LED backlight. 5. 192 local dimming zones for the purest blacks. 6. Immersive bezel-less screen design. 7. VIZIO Smart TV with 2018 SmartCast OS. 8. Voice control with Amazon Alexa & the Google Assistant. 9. Google Chromecast built in.