Vizio has already let loose its enhancements with SmartCast 4.0, but now it’s time to talk about the 2020 TVs. One thing I really like about the models this year is a level playing field across many of them. It brings value from the V-Series to the top of the line P-Series.
For starters, the P-Series Quantum X, P-Series Quantum, M-Series Quantum and V-Series are all 4K Ultra HD TVs with support for Dolby Vision, HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG.
The V-Series is Vizio’s value offering. For 2020, it’s casting a wide net with screens from 40 inches to 70 inches. These panels are full array and offer a standard 4K picture quality with support for standards. You’ll find a 120Hz dynamic motion rate here, so the TV can move through its range to prevent drops or scrubs. It’s definitely an entry level 4K, but considering that it packs 120Hz refresh rate and SmartCast 4.0, it should deliver big value.
The M-Series Quantum is a step up and is comprised of the M7 (50, 55 and 65) and M8 (55 and 65) for 2020. The core differences between the models are local-dimming zones and brightness. Both the M7 and M8 feature full array local dimming, Clear Action 360 for motion and QuantumColor. All of this powered by the IQ Active processor that delivers the variable refresh and motion tech that comes in handy for gaming. This way, you shouldn’t experience any dropped frames. The M-Series will support AMD FreeSync, so as a mid-range offering, Vizio is bringing a lot to the table.
However, if you want the best of the best, look at the P-Series Quantum X or P-Series Quantum. They are powered by the new IQ Ultra processor which delivers the best picture in Vizio’s Quantum Dot lineup of 4K TVs. This processor can handle upscaling, noise reduction and a variable refresh rate. It can adjust between sports, a soap opera or even gaming, and smoothly present the picture.
Better yet, the top P-Series Quantum X is super bright — we’re talking up top 3,000 nits — and to match that on the other side of the spectrum, it has 792 local dimming zones. All of this works with the Quantum Dot panel and should deliver nearly double the color from previous P-Series models.
Vizio’s line aims to bring core high-end features no matter the model and still impress with even better features on higher-end models. For the average consumer, I think V and M Series both offer large values, while P gives you the best picture. We’ll test these in the coming months, but in the meantime, you can save on the 2019 line of Vizio TVs.
Note: The prices above reflect the retailer’s listed price at the time of publication.