All-New VIZIO SmartCast™ M-Series™ Ultra HD HDR XLED Plus™ Display Collection Pushes the Boundaries of Picture Quality With Ultra Color Spectrum® Performance

Lineup Features Enhanced Smart TV User Experience with More Ways To Stream with SmartCast Mobile™ Available Now and VIZIO SmartCast TV(SM) Available Summer 2017

VIZIO, Inc. announced today its all-new 2017 VIZIO SmartCast M-Series Ultra HD HDR XLED Plus Display collection. Powered by VIZIO’s high-performance full-array local dimming backlight technology, XLED Plus, the 2017 M-Series dramatically enhances on-screen content with astonishing brightness, captivating color, radiant contrast and strikingly deep black levels. The series perfectly pairs high-performance picture quality with a robust and intuitive smart TV experience designed with consumers in mind. Coming this summer, SmartCast TV will enable viewers to use the included remote to browse featured content and a curated list of apps directly on the big screen. For those who prefer to control their entertainment via a mobile device, SmartCast Mobile is an app available for download for iOS and Android that seamlessly transforms mobile devices into powerful touchscreen remotes. With Chromecast built-in, consumers can browse through thousands of apps they know and love on their phones before streaming to the big screen1. The all-new VIZIO SmartCast M-Series Ultra HD HDR XLED Plus Display collection starts at $799.99 for the 50” class size and can be found at VIZIO.com.

The new M-Series Ultra HD HDR XLED Plus collection captivates audiences with added color performance, image detail and clarity that transforms the viewing experience. Enhanced with enriched brightness, M-Series XHDR Plus™ delivers a wider contrast range revealing details that are often lost in shadows and highlights. Thanks to Dolby Vision™ and HDR10 content support, consumers have more ways to enjoy HDR entertainment, whether they choose to stream their entertainment or view on an UHD blu-ray player.  Having received Editors’ Choice awards from both CNET2 and Reviewed.com3 in 2016, this year’s M-Series collection looks to build on that success with the addition of Ultra Color Spectrum. By tapping into over one billion colors to produce richer, more vivid color detail, Ultra Color Spectrum depicts every hue and tone with impeccable accuracy for a strikingly vivid picture that further enhances the viewing experience. Those who crave inky black levels will appreciate Xtreme Black Engine Plus which utilizes 32 local dimming zones and VIZIO’s advanced local dimming algorithm to dynamically adapt brightness to mimic the on-screen image. Additionally, Clear Action 360 technology and a 120Hz effective refresh rate achieved with backlight scanning ensure action-filled scenes come across smooth, stable and realistic.

“The 2017 M-Series collection provides great choices for consumers interested in accessing a multitude of high-performance HDR picture quality technologies,” said Matt McRae, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. “With the addition of Ultra Color Spectrum to the 2017 M-Series displays, viewers will notice a marked difference in color detail, with every tone and hue depicted. On top of great picture quality, M-Series offers an intuitive smart entertainment experience with the introduction of VIZIO SmartCast TV, accessible with a traditional remote.”

As a member of the VIZIO SmartCast collection, every M-Series offers a robust smart TV experience. Available this summer as an over-the-air update to 2016 SmartCast Ultra HD displays and all 2017 SmartCast models, VIZIO is bringing the SmartCast mobile experience to the big screen by making apps accessible directly from the display. The SmartCast TV home screen greets users with content recommendations and favorite apps like Crackle, Hulu, iHeartRadio, Vudu and XUMO.   Users can easily browse content with their remote before launching TV shows, movies and more, directly from their display with the touch of a button. A revamped out-of-box experience and easy first-time setup helps consumers get their displays up and running without a hitch. SmartCast Mobile offers yet another way for consumers to access their favorite entertainment.  By simply downloading the SmartCast Mobile iOS or Android app, users can turn their mobile devices into the ultimate touchscreen remote where they can search, browse and stream content and control display settings from any room in the house. Popular networks from Turner, including TNT, TBS and Cartoon Network, along with favorite apps like Fandango NOW, Hulu, iHeartRadio, Pluto TV, Vudu, XUMO and more have been integrated into VIZIO SmartCast Mobile allowing viewers to easily search and stream shows from their mobile devices to the big screen.

All VIZIO SmartCast displays feature Chromecast built-in, which allows viewers to browse thousands of Chromecast-enabled apps – including 4K and HDR content from apps like Netflix and Vudu – on their mobile devices. By simply tapping the Cast button in Chromecast-enabled apps, or using voice to control their display with the Google Assistant on devices like Google Home, consumers can stream their favorite shows and movies right to the big screen. The Quick Start Mode allows VIZIO users to turn on their displays automatically with a tap of the Cast button.  By simply launching a Chromecast-enabled app, users can tap the Cast button and their display will turn on automatically and start streaming the selected entertainment. VIZIO M- and P-Series displays are also compatible with Chromecast Ultra.

For more information on the all-new 2017 VIZIO SmartCast M-Series Ultra HD HDR XLED Plus Display collection visit VIZIO.com/m-series.

VIZIO SmartCast M-Series 50” Ultra HD HDR XLED Plus™ Display           (M50-E1)          MSRP $799.99

VIZIO SmartCast M-Series 55” Ultra HD HDR XLED Plus™ Display           (M55-E0)          MSRP $999.99

VIZIO SmartCast M-Series 65” Ultra HD HDR XLED Plus™ Display           (M65-E0)          MSRP $1,499.99

VIZIO SmartCast M-Series 70” Ultra HD HDR XLED Plus™ Display           (M70-E3)          MSRP $1,999.99

VIZIO SmartCast M-Series 75” Ultra HD HDR XLED Plus™ Display           (M75-E1)          MSRP $2,999.99

1 The third party applications and content described herein may only be available in certain countries and languages, may require additional fees or subscription charges, and may be subject to future updates, modifications, interruption and/or discontinuation of service without notice, and VIZIO has no control over such content.  Third party account required to download apps to a mobile device.

2 Visit CNET.com for the full review, published 9/16/2016

3 Visit reviewed.com for full reviews for the VIZIO SmartCast P-Series (published: 10/28/2016), VIZIO SmartCast M-Series (published: 10/5/2016) and VIZIO SmartCast E-Series (published: 9/13/2016)

 

About VIZIO


VIZIO’s mission is to deliver the ultimate entertainment experience through our community of connected consumers, advertisers, and media content providers. Through our connected entertainment platform, VIZIO is transforming the way consumers discover and experience media content. Since our founding in California in 2002, VIZIO has built an industry-leading brand and sold over 75 million products, including televisions, sound bars and other devices. VIZIO is a leading HDTV brand in America1 and is the #1 sound bar brand in America2. VIZIO product leadership is highlighted by a number of industry reviews and awards, making the 2016 collection the most awarded in company history. The VIZIO SmartCast P-Series, M-Series and E-Series Home Theater Displays all received Reviewed.com Editor’s Choice awardsand are all listed as CNET’s “Best TVs of 20164.” The VIZIO M-Series SmartCast Home Theater Display was awarded Editor’s Choice from CNET with an 8.8 ratingand the VIZIO SmartCast 65” E-Series Home Theater Display (E65u-D3) was awarded Reviewed.com’s "Best TV of the Year” award for 20166. Also, the VIZIO D-Series earned a 2016 Editor’s Choice award from PC Magazine7. For more information, please call 888-VIZIOCE or visit www.VIZIO.com.

© 2017 VIZIO, Inc. VIZIO, the V Logo, VIZIO SmartCast, Active LED Zones and other terms and phrases are trademarks or registered trademarks of VIZIO, Inc. All other trademarks and logos are property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

1 The NPD Group, Inc. / Weekly Retail Tracking Service, based on TV units sold in the U.S. from Jan. 5, 2014 – April 8,2017

2 The NPD Group, Inc. / Weekly Retail Tracking Service, based on sound bar units sold in the U.S. from Jan. 5, 2014 – April 8, 2017

3 Visit reviewed.com for full reviews for the VIZIO SmartCast P-Series (published: 10/28/2016), VIZIO SmartCast M-Series (published: 10/5/2016) and VIZIO SmartCast E-Series (published: 9/13/2016)

4 Visit CNET.com for full article (published: 12/16/2016)

5 Visit CNET.com for the full review, published 9/16/2016

Visit reviewed.com for the full E65u-D3 review, published 11/14/16

Visit pcmag.com for the full VIZIO D-Series review, published 3/24/16

 

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