This year, Vizio”s TV lineup is all about bringing the best features down to the more affordable price ranges. That”s always been Vizio”s MO, but this year the TV manufacturer is taking that to new levels with the addition of the IQ Processor to the D-Series of Full-HD TVs and 4K/120Hz support in the P-Series Quantum.
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While there”s no new OLED TV this year or any 8K TVs, Vizio”s 2021-2022 TV lineup runs the gamut of affordability with the top spot going to the new-and-improved Vizio P-Series Quantum X that comes in a massive 85-inch screen size.
That said, where most folks will find the best combination of value and performance is the tried and tested M-Series Quantum, available in the new M-Series MQ7 and MQ6 lineups. The former is slightly brighter and has more local dimming zones, but the latter is a little cheaper and retains many of the same features.
Not sure which Vizio TV you should buy in 2021? Here”s the complete breakdown by series and sticker price.
Vizio TV 2021 technology
Previous years have brought a massive change in technology – like quantum dots or OLED TVs – to Vizio”s TV lineup. This year, however, that”s not the case.
Most of the big changes you”ll see in this year”s lineup are to the remote that now comes with a built-in microphone and support for AMD Free-Sync on more models. For console gamers, the entire Vizio TV lineup will play nicely with the PS5 and Xbox Series X as many support HDMI 2.1, however you”ll only be able to play games at their highest settings on the Vizio P-Series Quantum and P-Series Quantum X that support 4K/120.
Speaking of the P-Series Quantum and P-Series Quantum X, Vizio says the latest models can hit up to 84% of REC2020 and 85% of REC2020, respectively, making them some of the most colorful TVs we”ve yet to see from the manufacturer. In terms of brightness you”re looking at 1,200 nits and up to 3,000 nits, respectively, which means Samsung could have a competitor on its hands when you”re looking for the brightest TVs on the market.
Further down the line, VRRviaHDMI 2.1and Vizio’s ProGaming Engine make their return this year and offer faster response time and lower input lag for the D-Series, V-Series, M-Series, P-Series and P-Series Quantum X. Plus, on top of that, you”ve got Dolby Vision support all the way through the V-Series, just like last year.
Outside of those big changes, we”re getting a refreshed version of the ultra-budget D-Series for 2021 that will offer Full-HD and HD resolution in 24-, 32- and 40-inch screen sizes that could be great for younger kids or a second bedroom.
In terms of smart platforms, Vizio is once again stocking its TVs with SmartCast. The latest version of the smart platform is significantly faster and smoother, according to Vizio, and will support Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant and Alexa interactions. The new voice remote will allow you to jump to shows and movies from any screen, or you can use it to search for something new to watch.
Overall, this isn”t the most massive overhaul in technology for Vizio, but the changes are welcome all the same.
New Vizio TVs for 2021 and 2022
Vizio P-Series Quantum X
Only available in a massive 85-inch screen size, the P-Series Quantum X will make its triumphant return in 2021. The highlights of the screen this year are the higher peak brightness and wider color gamut of 3,000 nits and 85% of REC2020, plus the 792 local dimming zones. Once again the LED-LCD TV will use the IQ Ultra Processor and will support the latest game consoles at 4K/120. There”s Dolby Vision HDR as well as HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG, and the TV comes with the new voice remote.