Bezel-Less Design, VIZIO SmartCast with Voice-Control Support From Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant
VIZIO today released their all-new 2018 P-Series 4K HDR Smart TV collection in 55-inch, 65-inch and 75-inch screen sizes. The latest P-Series models sit just one step below their top-of-the-line Quantum Dot model, yet are still are value packed. They feature a bezel-less industrial design, a 4K HDR picture quality with Dolby Vision HD enhancements and offer up to 1,000 nits of peak brightness and over one billion colors thanks to Ultra Color Spectrum. Smart TV capabilities include SmartCast OS for streaming and smart home controls with the integration of voice-control support for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
Expansive colors, superior HDR performance and pristine 4K detail allow the 2018 P-Series 4K HDR Smart TVs to deliver a jaw-dropping experience in every frame. Dolby Vision HDR enhances images by elevating color, detail and depth for an extraordinary level of realism. VIZIO’s high-performance Active Full Array Pro backlight combines a powerful full array backlight with up to 120 local dimming zones, resulting in added vibrancy and incredibly deep black levels. Water will shimmer and fire will flicker with more luminance than ever before thanks to UltraBright 1000 which features up to 1,000 nits of peak brightness to deliver intensely realistic on-screen imagery. Equipped with Ultra Color Spectrum technology, the P-Series utilizes more than one billion colors in each scene to impeccably match every hue and tone with incredible accuracy. Clear Action 720 with superior motion clarity ensures fast-action content looks both smooth and razor-sharp thanks to powerful image processing and a 240Hz effective refresh rate achieved with backlight scanning.
VIZIO has dropped prices over their 2017 P-Series, but oddly went with Clear Action 720 instead of Clear Action 960 on last year’s models. The other main difference appears to be the bezel-less design for 2018.
“Picture quality technologies like Ultra Color Spectrum, Dolby Vision HDR and UltraBright 1000 enable the P-Series to take 4K HDR performance to the next level,” said Bill Baxter, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. “Incredibly realistic on-screen imagery is complemented by cutting-edge smart TV features to round out the collection’s entertainment experience. VIZIO SmartCast OS not only expands discovery and streaming options so consumers can watch content they love from their favorite apps, but also serves as an ideal centerpiece to any smart home with easy-to-use voice-control support through Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.”
From everyday users to cord-cutters and smart home enthusiasts, the 2018 SmartCast OS ensures VIZIO users are met with a versatile and intuitive smart TV experience. Popular apps like Netflix, Prime Video, Vudu, iHeartRadio, Crackle and Xumo can be instantly accessed on the TV screen using the included remote1. Users can also download the free SmartCast Mobile app to turn their smartphone into a touchscreen remote. To round out the streaming app experience, the SmartCast OS features Google Chromecast built-in which allows users to access thousands of Chromecast-enabled apps for a range of free, subscription and paid content.
The VIZIO 2018 SmartCast OS also serves as the perfect smart home companion. With voice-control support for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, users to control their TVs without lifting a finger. By utilizing speaking commands, users can turn their TVs on and off, change channels or adjust volume – and for Google Assistant users, even stream content to the TV.
Offering a gorgeous edge-to-edge screen design and sophisticated aluminum styling, the P-Series is an ideal focal point for any room in the home. The three-sided bezel-less design pushes the screen virtually to the edge of the display for a more immersive viewing experience. This modern aesthetic, combined with videophile-worthy picture quality and an intuitive smart TV experience makes the 2018 VIZIO P-Series 4K HDR collection an ideal focal point for any next-level entertainment setup.
Price and Availability
VIZIO’s 2018 P-Series 4K HDR Smart TVs are now available on VIZIO.com and retailers such as Best Buy, Costco, Walmart, Sam’s Club and Target. Pricing ranges from:
- VIZIO P-Series 55″ 4K HDR Smart TV (P55-F1) $899.99
- VIZIO P-Series 65″ 4K HDR Smart TV (P65-F1) $1,299.99
- VIZIO P-Series 75″ 4K HDR Smart TV (P75-F1) $2,499.99