Vizio Ships Flagship 65-Inch 4K Smart TV

Vizio today announced the availability of the flagship 65-Inch 4K smart TV it previewed at CES 2018 in January.

The top model in the company’s P-Series, the PQ65-F1 ($2,100) is a full-array local dimming design featuring 192 zones of backlighting with LEDs that respond dynamically to what’s on screen to enhance contrast and shadow detail. Framed by a razor thin bezel, the TV sports an all-screen look and supports Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) high dynamic range (HDR) formats.

Peak brightness is rated as up to 2,000 nits and Vizio says its quantum-dot-based Quantum Color Spectrum technology produces more than one billion colors. Vizio’s Clear Action 960 processing combined with an effective refresh rate of 240 Hz, achieved with backlight scanning, is said to reduce motion blur for a smoother, more natural looking picture.

The set is based on Vizio’s app-based SmartCast platform, which supports Google Chromecast for access to thousands of Chromecast-enabled apps in addition to providing on-screen apps for Netflix, Prime Video, Vudu, iHeartRadio, Crackle, and Xumo. Vizio’s SmartCast Mobile app can be used to turn the viewer’s smartphone into a touchscreen remote.

SmartCast also makes it possible to control a wide range of smart home devices and enables voice control via Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant for functions such as turning the TV on and off, changing channels, adjusting volume, and, for Google Assistant users, streaming content to the TV.

Vizio describes the PQ65-F1’s modern silver styling and minimalist aluminum legs as a “seamless foundational element.”

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brenro's picture

Why aren't they offering this in a 75" size?

WildGuy's picture

they will offer this in 75".

WildGuy's picture

Wow, this set can go as bright as 2,000 nits and $1,000 cheaper than Samsung flagship Q9FN 65" set. I read a reviewed of it on a different website and they measured this Vizio set has a peak brightness of about 2,300 nits. Very impressive. About as bright as samsung set, possibly a bit brighter but much cheaper too.

Even the color gamut is somewhat wider than DCI-P3 space for HDR according to that website. Especially the green color space. Great work Vizio! :)

utopianemo's picture

It's a better deal than the Samsung as long as you're sitting riiiiight in the middle. I sit about 10' back from my P65, and the picture is marvelous. But the color saturation starts to diminish even moving one seat over.

WildGuy's picture

if that is the case, then getting an oled tv is a much better choice. perfect viewing angle and perfect black. :)

but isn't that the case with samsung qled? that the color saturation starts to diminish when view slightly off angle?