Vizio set the hearts of AV lovers aflutter earlier this year when it announced its newest lineup of 4K TVs. Some of the models hit the shelves straight away, while would-be buyers were made to wait for others, namely the P-series, which has now finally arrived in stores. Available in 55", 65" and 75", the high-end bezel-less 4K TVs are available from VIZIO.com and retailers including Best Buy, Costco, Walmart, Sam's Club and Target. Canadian shoppers can pick one up in Costco. So there's a fairly significant price jump between sizes, but even the largest size represents exceptional value for the tech that's packed into it.
A bunch of our favorite Vizio TVs are on sale at Wal-Mart right now (Photo: Reviewed.com) If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives. There's no time like the present to go all-in on a fancy new TV, but waiting until these kinds of "SuperB" February deals launch always gives you something to h"owl" about. You get what I'm saying: the kinda deals you can't ignore, like getting a 65-inch 4K HDR smart TV for less than $800.
As the young folk say, the Vizio Reference Series is pretty hype. The vaunted 4K TVs first graced the stage during CES 2014, grabbing AV enthusiasts' attention and refusing to let go. But then 2014--and 2015--came and went with hardly a peep about Vizio's darling, save for a brief appearance last April when the company debuted surprise prototypes of the 65- and 120-inch Reference Series TVs in NYC. The TVs became available for special order shortly after, suggesting a masterfully timed release that would hit the market just in time to take advantage of the growing tide of new TV standards like HDR.. We've finally got the 65-inch Reference Series (Vizio RS65-B2, MSRP: 5,999) in our lab and have set Vizio's paragon to boil after two years of simmering. Does it really deserve the title of "Reference Series?"
Walmart is back at it again with the insanely low smart TV prices. Not only is this 50-inch VIZIO TV huge and a smart TV, it also has Chromecast built in. It's normally $448, and when we saw it on sale for $299 a few weeks ago, we thought that was a once-in-a-lifetime, do-or-die type thing. SEE ALSO: How to watch the Tony Awards if you don't have cable: Free trials, TV hacks, and more Paying under $300 for a smart TV would usually get you like, something 40 inches or less. But this smart TV is a whopping 50 inches.
Vizio's Chromecast-enabled TV vision is being expanded even further with the integration of Google Play Movies & TV. The updates, coming to the Vizio SmartCast app, will allow users to control Vizio SmartCast devices from any room as well as stream content from phones or tablets straight to the TV. Considering the glut of streaming content out there that people are routinely consuming these days, this will be a boon for cord-cutters and those looking to simplify the amount of services they use to access their favorite movies and shows. Interestingly enough, there's also a special Android widget being added with the update that allows you to control the power, play, pause and volume control even when your remote or Android device is locked, meaning you can be as lazy as you want to be when sitting and browsing through what you want to watch. Quick Start mode was just added as well, which lets you display automatically over Wi-Fi when you begin a casting session.