Vizio was erstwhile the de facto proposal for TV shoppers looking to walk nether $1,000 connected a caller set. But implicit the past respective years, companies similar TCL and Hisense person made their beingness felt successful the mid-range terms conception that was agelong Vizio’s specialty — and sometimes with amended performance.
It didn’t assistance that Vizio deed immoderate snags with its 2020 TV lineup (particularly successful the country of next-gen 4K gaming), requiring aggregate firmware updates to get those TVs wherever they needed to beryllium for the astir demanding gamers. So it makes consciousness that the institution took its clip with the 2023 models being announced today.
What’s not being refreshed are Vizio’s highest-end sets. The 65- and 75-inch P-Series Quantum, 85-inch P-Series Quantum X, and OLED TVs volition each proceed to beryllium sold for the remainder of 2022, but the institution isn’t announcing hardware updates to those products today. (Vizio says they’ll proceed to person bundle improvements, similar enactment for Bluetooth headphones.)
Instead, arsenic Vizio celebrates its 20th anniversary, the institution is focused connected its breadstuff and butter: the M-Series. The caller lineup is led by the M-Series Quantum X 4K. Available successful 75- ($1,199.99), 65- ($849.99), and 50-inch sizes, this TV supports Dolby Vision, HDR10 Plus, 4K 120Hz gaming, AMD FreeSync Premium, VRR, and more. Its full-array backlight strategy includes up to 32 dimming zones — this is regular section dimming, not Mini LED — and highest brightness tin scope up to 1,000 nits.
Vizio says the $629.99 50-inch model has a autochthonal refresh of 120Hz and tin deed 240Hz erstwhile utilized for 1080p PC gaming. Input lag has been reduced to nether 8 milliseconds. And similar LG and Samsung, Vizio has added a gaming paper for speedy entree to pertinent settings. Unfortunately, contempt having 4 HDMI 2.1 ports, lone 1 is labeled arsenic providing 4K astatine 120Hz. There’s besides an M-Series Quantum 6 lineup that delivers akin quantum colour representation prime without immoderate of the gaming features.
Step down from the M-Series and you get the V-Series. Vizio says the 55-inch size successful this enactment is “often the best-selling TV successful America connected immoderate fixed day,” according to NPD numbers. The 2023 V-Series lineup starts astatine $289.99, and the institution notes that each exemplary delivers 4K representation with full-array section dimming, positive enactment for Dolby Vision and HDR10 Plus. Beneath that is the Full HD D-Series, which comes successful smaller sizes ranging from 24 to 43 inches with a starting terms of conscionable $169.99. Even there, you’re getting immoderate level of section dimming for improved contrast.
Across each of the caller TVs, the institution is promising “lightning-quick” navigation of its SmartCast bundle acknowledgment to a caller processor inside. Wi-Fi 6E is included connected the M-Series and V-Series for much dependable streaming performance, and Vizio continues to enactment a slew of third-party services similar Amazon Alexa, Apple’s AirPlay 2, HomeKit, Google Assistant. and Chromecast.
Vizio’s $799.99 M-Series Elevate 5.1.2 system brings the neat instrumentality of the company’s flagship soundbar, auto-rotating speakers, to a much affordable model. Since the caller exemplary is covered successful charcoal fabric, determination are aluminum discs astatine each extremity that illuminate erstwhile the speakers displacement to occurrence upwards for Dolby Atmos content.
If you’re aft thing smaller with a debased illustration design, the modular M-Series All-In-One 2023 soundbar mightiness beryllium much your speed. Since it’s a 2.1 soundbar, it’s acold cheaper astatine $199.99. But the institution claims it inactive delivers “an uncompromising, full-featured audio strategy with show that outperforms its size.”
Just arsenic it ever has, Vizio is intelligibly remaining assertive connected terms with its 2023 exemplary twelvemonth TVs and soundbars. But the question is whether the company’s lush quantum dot colors and representation prime tin support up with (or surpass) others successful a mid-range TV marketplace that’s grown fiercely competitive.