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The Best Vizio TVs

We’ve reviewed more than 20 Vizio TVs. Vizio offers compelling performance in each price bracket their products cover. Unlike most other manufacturers, most of their models released before 2018 lack a tuner (making them unable to brand them as TVs). This is less of an issue nowadays, but it’s still a good thing to keep in mind if you plan to cut the cord. Here are the best Vizio TVs for your reference.

The Best Vizio TVs

Vizio OLED 2020

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The best Vizio TV that we’ve tested is the Vizio OLED 2020. It’s Vizio’s first OLED TV, and like all OLEDs, it delivers stunning picture quality. It has an outstanding design with thin borders on all sides and a center-mounted stand that allows you to place a soundbar in front without obstructing the screen. It has excellent viewing angles so that images remain accurate when viewed from the side, great for large rooms with wide seating areas. It handles reflections exceptionally well but may struggle a bit to overcome glare in very brightly-lit rooms. It’s incredibly well-suited for dark rooms, though, as its OLED panel can produce perfect blacks. And since it doesn’t require a backlight, there are no issues with blooming around bright objects or distracting zone transitions that we commonly see on backlit LCD TVs.

Like all other OLED TVs, the response time is nearly instantaneous, resulting in almost no motion blur in fast-moving scenes. It has a Black Frame Insertion feature that can further improve motion clarity; however, it only flickers at 120Hz, which causes slight image duplication, especially in 60fps content. Its input lag is slightly higher than most recent high-end 4k TVs, but it should be good enough for casual gaming. It has a 120Hz refresh rate and HDMI 2.1 ports, making it a great fit for new consoles like the PS5 and the Xbox Series X. It runs on Vizio’s SmartCast platform, which is easy to use but has a limited number of apps because there’s no app store. Unfortunately, there are risks of permanent burn-in, which happens when static elements remain on the screen for an extended period, like a channel logo or a game’s user interface. That said, we don’t expect it to be an issue for most people, and there are features built-in to minimize the risks. Overall, it’s an excellent TV that most people should be happy with.

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Vizio has released several lines of television models onto the market, but the P-Series Quantum 65-Inch is the best balance between form and function with a price point that is easier on the wallet than other 4K UHD models. It uses Vizio’s QuantumColor technology to deliver up to 115 percent more colors than their standard 4K TVs for deeper saturation and lifelike images. The screen uses backlit QLED arrays that give you 1100 nits of brightness so you can enjoy your favorite movies and shows in all but the brightest of environments. It also has 200 local dimming zones to create deep blacks for superior contrast.

You can connect your iOS or Android mobile devices with Airplay 2 or Chromecast to stream directly from your smartphone or tablet. This TV also works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant to give you voice controls while browsing menus or searching for something to watch. Vizio includes its proprietary WatchFree app to give you access to over 150 free live and original content channels for more shows and movies to enjoy with friends and family.

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The M-Series 55-inch TV delivers a lot of the same features as its big brother, the P-Series Quantum, but in a smaller and more affordable package. It utilizes Vizio’s QuantumColor technology to produce over 1billion colors and create stunning images. This model has 4K UHD resolution with Dolby Vision HDR for extra detail so you never miss a second of action in your favorite shows, movies, and sports games.

The screen uses a backlit LED array to produce 600 nits of brightness, great for any typical home theater or media room. It also has 90 local dimming zones to create deep, true blacks for greater contrast to really make those billion colors pop. With a refresh rate of 120Hz, you’ll notice that motion blur will virtually be a thing of the past. You can connect iOS and Android devices with Apple AirPlay 2 or Chromecast, and this TV is also compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant for hands-free voice controls. You’ll get Vizio’s WatchFree app with access to 150 live and original content channels for free.