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CES 2014: Vizio unveils $1,000 4K 50-inch LED TV

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 08 Jan 2014 5:22 User comments (8)

CES 2014: Vizio unveils $1,000 4K 50-inch LED TV Vizio has unveiled its first P-Series Ultra HD TVs, starting at just $1,000 for a 50-inch LED-backlit set.
Vizio has unveiled its beautiful new range of Ultra HD TVs. The new P-Series Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV collection starts at $999.99 for a 50-inch set, and ranges to $2,5999.99 for a 70-inch set.

All P-Series TVs features a backlight that consists of 64 Active LED Zones, fine-tuned to the smallest detail with Active Pixel Tuning technology. The result is Dynamic Contrast Ratios up to 50,000,000:1. For Ultra HD (4K) video content, P-Series TVs pack a dedicated VM50 motion and picture-processing engine that renders every image with incredible detail and the latest HDMI standard for display of Ultra HD content up to 60fps.

The P-Series are Smart TVs with a wide range of apps and features, powered by a new V6 processor which combines a quad-core GPU and a dual-core CPU. For connection to the web, all of the models features 802.11ac Wi-Fi support.

Since 4K content is likely to be delivered primarily from web streaming sources, each P-Series model has a HEVC (H.265) codec built-in, which can be used by Ultra HD-enabled apps like Netflix.

Controlling the Smart TV can be done using a backlit QWERTY keyboard remote, or some apps can be controlled using Android and Apple iOS smartphones and tablets when the TV and device are on the same WiFi network. YouTube and Netflix provide initial support for this "second screen" control, where you can use your mobile device to select content to play on screen.

Availability information will be given soon, and pricing is as follows:

VIZIO P-Series Ultra HD Full-Array LED backlit LCD Smart TVs
(P502ui-B1) 50-inch $999.99 (MSRP)
(P552ui-B2) 55-inch $1,399.99 (MSRP)
(P602ui-B3) 60-inch $1,799.99 (MSRP)
(P652ui-B2) 65-inch $2,199.99 (MSRP)
(P702ui-B3) 70-inch $2,599.99 (MSRP)

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8 user comments

19.1.2014 0:30

Yikes, perhaps I'll queue for this instead.


Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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210.1.2014 13:44

$999.99 for a 50-inch set, and ranges to $2,5999.99 for a 70-inch set.

huh? Typo? a grand for a 50" 4k tv? Where do I sign up? And that's a big jump to 25K. Or is it 2.5k?


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310.1.2014 14:42

4k @ 50"?

How many millimetres (or for our US cousins, 8ths of an inch) do you have to be away from it to notice the difference between this and a 50" 1080p set?
Give me a quality 1080p panel @ this price over a cheapo 4k one any day.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 10 Jan 2014 @ 14:43

410.1.2014 21:07

Originally posted by Interestx:
4k @ 50"?
Give me a quality 1080p panel @ this price over a cheapo 4k one any day.
That remains to be seen.... yuk yuk. :)



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This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 10 Jan 2014 @ 21:08

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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Zilog Z80 CPU, 32KB RAM (16K+16K cartridge), video processor 6847, 2KB video RAM, 16 colours (text mode), 5.25" FDD

511.1.2014 8:23

Originally posted by Jemborg:
Originally posted by Interestx:
4k @ 50"?
Give me a quality 1080p panel @ this price over a cheapo 4k one any day.
That remains to be seen
TBH I've ducked out of looking at TVs for a while.
Just no real need or want to spend for the sake of it.
My current Panny plasma - a G20 50" set with not only freesat HD but also free over the air HD (we call it Freeview HD in the UK), useful features even with a subscription TV services box too & it's not common to get both - is doing just fine.

I'm disappointed to hear Panny are dropping their plasma sets so if I do buy again it'll be one of the last of the current range I guess....and that is no bad thing the current GT/VT have superb image quality & as good a range of professional image calibration facilities as anything out there.

I would be far more inclined to go for one of those than a budget 4k set....which happens to be LED/LCD not OLED.
I wouldn't be expecting the best image quality with that as the starting point.
Sorry LCD/LED LCD is fine as a monitor but I am not that impressed with them when it comes to watching films.


611.1.2014 10:38

Well &%#@%! I just wrote a whole lot of stuff that got obliterated by the site going down.


The upshot is I agree wholeheartedly. I have a 50" 1080p Panny plasma which I love too. Plasmas are the best hands down.

I even love gaming on it.

Sad news about them going.

Still want to game on this cheap $1000 4K just to see no jaggies for once. Even 1080p 64x SLI AA can't get rid of them.


Unfortunately, 4K OLED is a long way off.





Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


DSE VZ300-
Zilog Z80 CPU, 32KB RAM (16K+16K cartridge), video processor 6847, 2KB video RAM, 16 colours (text mode), 5.25" FDD

711.1.2014 12:44

Originally posted by Jemborg:
Well &%#@%! I just wrote a whole lot of stuff that got obliterated by the site going down.
Bummer.


Originally posted by Jemborg:
The upshot is I agree wholeheartedly. I have a 50" 1080p Panny plasma which I love too.
Plasmas are the best hands down.
Shame they aren't the bargain they once were, my G20 was a fraction of the cost of an LCD/LED LCD equivalent.

But I guess Panasonic decided to keep prices high once they realised the film lovers mostly wanted Plasma.

Originally posted by Jemborg:
I even love gaming on it.
Wipeout on the PS3 in HD is a really nice way to immerse in HD goodness :)

Originally posted by Jemborg:
Even 1080p 64x SLI AA can't get rid of them.
That surprises me.
Can you switch refresh rates?
Afaik with these TV's it wasn't until 2013 Panny's fixed the 50Hz problem (you can ignore it & sort of have to look for it to see it but it's there, the pull-down on deinterlacing a 1080i/50 video signal - common in Europe - isn't quite what it ought to be).


Originally posted by Jemborg:
, 4K OLED is a long way off.




True....and they have to go a long way yet to convince me that they have the life-span of the OLEDs sorted out to something acceptable (blues especially).

811.1.2014 13:33

Refresh rates? Na... not an issue.

I not sure I've ever noticed a 1080i problem in PAL (flicker etc.) on account of the doubling up on the Hz. It's always looked great to me. If you say there's an issue there despite the doubling I'll take your word for it... but I won't look for it. I'm one of those that wants to ignore it. :)

But this was running 1080p 60Hz at the time... because that's the max input here. But if you're curious vert sync was tried on and off.

This is two nVidia 780s & an OCed i5 with 2400mHz DDR3 I built for a client. 64x SLI AA is actually a SLI only type AA setting. (I'm not sure I noticed the difference between that and 32x SLI AA either.) This rig can run 4K with maxed out AA on it's head. Regardless, I doubt you'd even have to max the AA to have no jaggies in 4K.


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