Vizio's $1000 UHDTVs are now shipping

Written by Neil Roberts

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Vizio may not be as well known a brand as Sony or Samsung but they are certainly making waves with their latest range of UHDTVs

 Even though there is precious little 4K content as yet TV manufacturers are busy releasing UHDTVs, some of them at astronomical prices. Vizio may be a smaller company but they have just released a new range of UHDTVs with impressive capabilities and performance. What's more their prices put them well within the reach of ordinary mortals. (they might even be cheaper than the HDTV you bought)

Vizios P Series UHDTVs come in a range of sizes including 50", 55", 60", 65" and 70" and with prices ranging from just $1000 for the 50" models and still only $2,500 for the 70" model they are definitely affordable, but what do you get for so little money?

Well the short answer is you get a lot. These TVs are equipped with a high speed Quad Core processor and a second Dual Core processor to handle the Smart TV UI, HEVC (H.265) decoding and HDTV upscaling. They are equipped with HDMI 2.0 inputs allowing 4K material at up to 60FPS and HDCP 2.2 for support of the next generation of 4K Blu-Ray players and gaming consoles.

Connectivity is dealt with by Gigabit Ethernet and Dual Band 802.11ac Wi-Fi ensuring the fastest possible connection to your network. With support for 4K streaming from Netflix and with Amazon Prime Instant and Ultraflix coming soon you will be able to watch 4K content straight away, but these TVs also do a great job of upscaling HDTV to 4K. 

The TVs also have Full Array direct LED backlighting, with up to 72 zones which are controlled to vary the brightness of that area of the screen giving contrast ratios of up to 50 million to 1. With refresh rates of up to 960Hz, they are perfect for watching fast action sports footage. Check out the video below.

Unfortunately Vizio do not yet sell these models outside the US so the rest of the world will have to wait, but lucky Americans can log on to Vizios Website for more information and to find out where to buy one.

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