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VIZIO - 55" Class - LED - P-Series - 2160p - Smart - 4K UHD TV with HDR-Front_Standard

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic! Performance, look and value...

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    skylog
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    Great TV! I am moving from a recent mid-range Samsung 4K and I think this outshines it in nearly every way. From looks, to performance, features and finally value, I think Vizio brought the goods here. For starters, I like the look and design. It is a fresh, sleek, and metallic bezel-less appearance on three sides with a solid feel that rests on sturdy aluminum legs. It is a very modern edge-to-edge, yet not over-the-top look. Beyond the looks, it comes with quite a few connection options. Further, all 5 HDMI ports support 2.0a which help with 4K HDR connectivity. Another nice feature is built-in ATSC tuners, for those not tied to a cable plan. Once you are up and running (set-up is an easy process), you get a look at that picture. The picture is clear, crisp, bright, and detailed while the colors are brilliant, pop and are both rich and alive. It is a VA panel, so there is a little distortion when at extreme viewing angles, as opposed to an IPS, but it is a tradeoff, as the VA brings better blacks and much better contrast levels. For my money, that is what one would prefer. The TV also has full array local dimming (FALD) (Vizio calls it Active Full Active Array) with 56 local dimming zones which is crucial for HDR. It is not perfect, but it is much better than edge and nice to have at this price point. As for HDR, Vizio has most of the current formats covered with this set. Dolby Vision (with UltraBright 1000), HDR 10 and HLG are all there. Beyond that, they offer something they call Ultra Color Spectrum which brings more accurate color detail and a wider range of the color spectrum. What does all this mean? As I said, it means a great picture. 4K content is out of this world. Details, colors, blacks all look outstanding. Up-scaled content also looks great, which is important, given I watch a lot of non 4K content. There are countless options and calibration settings to fine tune everything. I spent a great deal time of time here, but I think it is time well spent. You can absolutely get the most out of your purchase/experience. The speakers are acceptable to good. They should be good enough from most people, but if you are looking for immersive sound for theatre etc…you will probably want to turn to a surround system or sound bar. Not really a knock, as they are good for everyday use, but just something to think about. Given it is 2018 and streaming is so important, it is nice Vizio brought quite a bit to the Smart TV aspects of this set. They offer their Smart Cast OS, with apps already on the TV and their Smart Cast mobile app. In addition, Google Chromecast is built in. Honestly, Smart Cast can feel a little slow at times, and I did not have the best experience with the mobile app, but things worked great with the pre-installed apps (Netflix and VUDU are what I use) and while using the Chromecast. I will have to give this more time to see how it plays out. Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant integration are also nice smart features. While I found they work fine, it is just something I am not used to doing in my day to day with regards to my media consumption. I will also have to give that some time, but I like that it is there. Lastly, the included remote works well enough, but is a little basic. There are buttons for several streaming services (Netflix/VUDU/Amazon…) and it does what you expect, but it doesn’t have any advanced features and lacks any backlighting, which would have been appreciated. Ultimately, I really like this TV. Most importantly, it has a great picture, with clear and brilliant details, great black levels and fantastic HDR performance. Its specs hold up, if not shine, and it has a nice design. If you are looking for a large 4K display with all the HDR formats and full array dimming at a great price you can’t do much better than this TV.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding TV

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    Aurora85
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    Luckily Vizio decided to release the new P series tv around the time I was shopping. I was replacing an 9 year old Vizio that was lost in my home due to a thunderstorm and subsequent lightning strike close by my home. Up to that time my Vizio performed flawlessly and was my first experience and a positive one with the brand. I was cross shopping the q6 QLED Samsung as well as the NU8000 Samsung. After reading numerous reviews and viewing all 3 TVs in the store simultaneously, I went ahead with the 55 P55-F1 Vizio. My main reasons were due to it having a true 120hz refresh rate vs the Samsung 60hz which they try to claim as a 120hz. To be fair Vizio also markets their's as 240 but its 120. I wish all manufacturers would stop playing games with the true refresh rates on these sets. Our main TV is a Plasma Panasonic ST60 which still produces an amazing picture. So far in fast action scenes and sports I have not noticed any judder/lag. I do have motion blur reduction settings on. Very happy in this aspect. I didn't want any motion blur issues with the new tv for my office so the 120hz was a big factor for me in this purchase. Next is the brightness and the color on this set. The samsung Q6 had a great picture as well, but the brightness on this set in the store just appeared better to my eyes. Now overall I think the Q8 Qled would be fantastic, but way beyond the $1,000 price point I wanted to spend. So far in my home the blacks appear to be very good for the LCD sub 1,000 price point. It still isn't as ink deep as my Plasma Panasonic, but comparing LCDs Ive been accustomed to this gets pretty darn close and for my amateur eyes appears just fine. Local dimming appears to work as well. They tout 120 dimming zones and I didn't notice a huge issue compared to my old Samsung LCD upstairs that is over 10 years old. Again technology is amazing. Finally the features are great. Short of the TCL, this TV combines Dolby Vision, HDR10, 4K UHD along with it's smart apps at an unbeatable price. Other reviews here and online talk about the vizio interface lacking. I'm not sure why? It has all the main apps I frequently use ( netflix, hulu, youtube). All of them startup quickly and without issue. The wifi connectivity is pretty decent overall. My home wifi signal is weak downstairs and the TV has had some issues connecting and getting a signal, but as soon as I connected it to ethernet, performance has not been an issue. Shows load very quickly. I'll update my review after I put in a range extender if there are still wifi connecting issues. Dolby vision movies/ shows on Netflix so far have been superb. Only 1 of them appeared grainy and I think that has more to due with the network vs the TV. All others have look stunning. Design- Looks great in the office. Bezel-less frame and nice chrome on the bottom which gives it an upscale look. The stand is basic and elegant with metal legs. I didn't think I would watch much 4k, but after having so much content on Netflix, its amazing how great the picture is. Watching standard HD is almost disappointing now. Cons: Sound-- pretty much all the new flat LCD's suffer from this. I'll get a sound-bar at some point. Remote- Pretty flimsy. Again not a huge deal as I mainly use my Xfinity remote. Overall..I think this tv is going to be a great value for the year. I was the first one to buy one at my local store and have been very pleased to get the latest from Vizio. For the price you get so much in the way of picture and features. Their quality seems to be fantastic and hopefully will last me as long as my previous Vizio TV did.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent 4K TV

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    Robs
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    This latest 4k TV model from Vizio is pretty amazing. I have watched cable TV, played HDR-enabled games via my PS4 Pro, and streamed 4k content via the YouTube app. Everything looks amazing and I could not be more happy with this item. Let me start with the design, which looks very nice and modern. This unit has no bezel on three of the sides and has a silver metallic bezel along the bottom. It stands via two silver metallic V-shaped legs. I found the TV to be very stable sitting on those legs on top of my TV cabinet. This TV has five HDMI ports: 3 along the back and 2 on the side. Not only is that an excellent number of HDMI inputs, but each of the HDMI inputs supports 2.0a/HDCP 2.2 so that it doesn't matter which input you use to plug in your 4k device. There is one ARC-enabled HDMI input which has worked flawlessly. The included remote functions well and I would say it is typical in quality and features for a Smart TV remote. I also controlled the unit by downloading the Vizio SmartCast app. The app was easy to set up and made casting my phone quick and easy. Next, I will discuss the functionality of the TV. No matter what the source, the image on the screen looked amazing. This TV supports the newest HDR formats: HDR10, Dolby Vision, and HLG. This TV is going to have an excellent image for a long time to come. I have the 55” model and so it comes with 56 local dimming zones. The contrast between the light and dark parts of a screen image were displayed very well. I saw no light bleeding from the edges, and I observed minimal blooming around brighter parts of the image. For this review, I used all of the factory-set picture options to see how they worked. I must say that they are very useful, very handy, and improved what I was watching. Vivid was extremely powerful (1000 nits I believe) and would work very well in a super-bright room. The two picture modes I used the most were Calibrated and Calibrated-dark. During the day, Calibrated was perfect. It was a little less dark than Vivid but still bright enough to make the image clear in moderate sunlight. Once the sun set, I used Calibrated-dark. There is a Gaming picture mode which changes all the appropriate TV settings to minimize input lag but keep the games looking great. I use a PS4 Pro for my gaming, and all of the games looked so good that I found myself going through my library to find old games I had not played in a long time just to see how good they looked on this TV. I did use a soundbar hooked into the TV via the ARC HDMI input, and that worked well. However, I did listen to the TV speakers for a bit, too. I felt they were reasonably good for TV speakers. TV speakers are rarely going to be great, so I recommend at least a soundbar for any modern TV. I just can't say enough good things about my experience with this TV. Everything has worked well, has been easy and intuitive to use, and it just produces an amazing image from every device I have used on it. I highly recommend this TV for all users, for all purposes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    4k is stunning

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    InsaneDiego
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    This set replaces my aging HD TV. I have a small living room so I don't need a huge TV so the 55" is a good size. The TV picture seems very configurable. You can make a substantial set of changes to things like Brightness, Backlighting, Color, Sharpness and many more. Surely there will be some combination that you'll find to suite your taste. When you turn on the set all the inputs are set to Vivid. No doubt Vizio wants you to have your mouth open at how colorful the picture can be. That setting is great when you are viewing landscapes but not so good when viewing people. Each input (HDMI 1, HDMI 2, etc) remembers it's picture setting. This is outstanding when you have a game console hooked up because you'll have a different setting for it than you would for your Blu-ray player vs. TV. This model has all the bells and whistles for the latest technology. 4k (Ultra HD), HDR, Dolby Vision. Because this set has Smartcast, you'll be able to take advantage of all of that using several of the included streaming services. I'm seeing that all of this works using Amazon and YouTube but I seem to be having a problem with Netflix. The TV Info is saying it understands Dolby Vision but it's not saying it's showing 4k Ultra HD. The picture looks great but I don't know why it won't show the right setting. I'm a little disappointed in Smartcast. The TV comes with about a dozen installed apps. First, that's all you get. Going to their "store" shows there is nothing else available. Second, there is no ability to reorder them. I watch YouTube daily but that app is about 7th in the order so I have to do a lot of scrolling to get to it. It seems like Vizio limited the apps in Smartcast because this model has Chromecast built in. After playing with it a bit, it generally works very well. Connecting my phone to the TV was really no issue. As has been the case though using the Chromecast dongle, eventually you run into a problem keeping the connection. One of my favorite features on this set is the 5 HDMI ports. It's about time! I'm also very happy with not only the bezeless design, but finally the Vizio name doesn't illuminate! The sound on the set is good. There are a couple of back facing speakers but volume hasn't been an issue. It certainly doesn't have any kind of thumping bass but it's got enough. It also has a surround sound setting and surprisingly you do seem to hear some sounds that seem eminate from areas other than the front of the TV. The bottom line though all comes down to the image. I'm really happy with the images I'm seeing. Nice brightness, good color on people's faces, good contrast. The source does matter though. You'll watch a few shows that are stunning and then change to a show where it's nice but you can see the softness in picture. Hookup a 4k Blu-ray player, get some 4k blu-rays and you are set. 4k is amazing what you see. It's so sharp you can see when a guy has missed a spot when they shaved!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best 4k TV under 1k

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    bblack11211
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    I went through countless reviews before buying this TV. I owned a 2015 55" 4K M series that had a plastic body before this. It recently started having issues with back lighting. I realized that was my fault because I maxed out the backlight to 100 causing premature failure. Make sure it's no higher then 50% it will last 5 to 10 years that way. Now back to review on this tv that is American made and has a nice beautiful aluminum body and legs. 1st off the picture for a non OLED tv is better then anything under $1,000. I'm not into overpriced OLED TV that will end up with burn in issues if not careful which start at 1400 and up. This TV just wows you with making you feel like your right there. It is a Massive upgrade over my 3 year old M series. The colors are very natural. When watching actual 4 k HDR content at the true 120hz abilty this P series has its amazing compared to anything else out there. Make sure to use the Dark calibrated in normal mode for picture for best ease of use results for a real natural picture for cable TV or Satellite. I find controls to be easy to use and remote to be excellent if you like it simple and less complicated. If you like more buttons then this remote will disappoint. The Smart TV function is excellent and FAST. Anyone says it slow has no idea how to use it. But considering you cant add apps that is the only downside but it makes up for it with built in 4k chrome casting which honestly is way more useful. So you can cast any app or picture straight to your TV from your smart device. 2nd the audio is pretty decent consider there only 10 watt. But I would recommend not using the surround setting and set the equalizer to Dynamic you will enjoy this TV at its finest audio this way. 3rd this TV is usually on sale for $650 the next closest tv of this picture quality is a Sony x900 series that when on sale is $900 and has no chromecast. If your reading reviews that the 55" Roku 4k TCL is excellent. It isnt anywhere near this TV in quality so ignore the hype because its Chinese junk you will be very disappointed. This TV is made here in the U.S.. If you want the roku abilty its better to buy the separate device. Also to note this TV is the only one at this price point with the abilty to plug in up to "five" 4k HDMI devices most are only 2 or 3 a real problem if you have multiple devices.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    4K tv in a great package

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    szcbossman
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    This is a great 4K tv with all necessities: 120hz panel, various hdr standards, local dimming and wide color gamut. Pros: Brightness. It can reach up to 1000 nits which is insane for a tv at this price. Hdr really pops as intended. If a tv is no brighter than 600 peak, the hdr will only feels washed out. Color calibration. Out of the box the color is accurate and needs minimum tweaking. This is a huge plus for average customers. Local dimming. With it, this tv can reach some awesome bright dark contrast. Although it only has 56 zones (mine is 55 inch), they really work great without obvious blooming. Build quality: not flimsy, panel quality is solid as well. Slight Vignette on corners but unifomity is great. Cons: Laggy OS. The tv OS is sometimes slow to respond. If you have a console or a tv sticker, you are fine. Viewing angle. This tv including all other tvs with VA panel have this problem. Color will shift slightly if not directly in front of the tv but in real world it’s not that scary. Sound quality. The speaker of this tv is bland and mushy. A basic 2.0 sound bar is recommended. **for the people struggling with this tv and TCL 6 series: TCL has better brightness and more dimming zone in paper. I compared with them side by side only found that thanks to Vizios better color calibration and better dimming algorithms, tcl does not feel as pop as vizio. Plus, you don’t risk playing panel lottery with TCL at least for this year or before they upped their game in QA. Overall, this tv ticks all the boxes for a real 4K HDR experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing picture quality, Smartcast is just okay

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    Tomton
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    Overall, this TV is amazing. I switched over to this from a Samsung NU7100 and the difference is significant, although I realize there's a slight price difference between the two. This TV is still better than Samsung's other mid-range offerings for the value. I compared a lot of TV's on Rtings.com, and for the price and picture quality, this TV can't be beat. It's more reliable than the TCL 6 series and performs better overall. I feel immersed in the content I'm watching, particularly HDR/4k. The TV supports Dolby Vision and it's been very impressive. The first thing I watched was Planet Earth (UHD Netflix subscription), and there were colors I'd never seen previously (because previous TV's did not have the wide color gamut/were not bright enough to show HDR highlights). Freaking cool. Now I've got to rewatch the series. PROS: -Amazing picture quality with deep blacks and a wide color gamut for HDR -Simple UI -5 HDMI ports -Premium, elegant and bezel-less design CONS -Smartcast, as others have noted, isn't the best. The good news is you can cast in 4k, but Smartcast can be limiting. An issue I ran I to is the backdrop/ambient mode. I like to display my Google photo albums on my standalone Chromecast (ambient mode) and while the Vizio Smartcast let's you use the built in Chromecast ambient mode, it dims the display and you can't see the photos as well. I've worked around this by continuing to use my standalone Chromecast in an HDMI port. -Sound, as with most modern TV's is mediocre. Get yourself a soundbar or av receiver/speakers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic 4K HDR television!

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    PhilGA
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    I was given a unit in exchange for an unbiased review. The Vizio P-Series 55-inch 4K HDR television does not disappoint in terms of picture quality and features. If you're looking for a great 4K TV for under $1,000, then this TV could be for you. To start with, the Vizio P-Series comes with 5 HDMI ports -- at v2.0a with HDCP 2.2, so there's never an issue with 4K content viewing. Then, there's the three-sided, bezel-less design, allowing the unit to fit into pretty much any home (or otherwise) decor. In fact, Vizio did a great job of shielding the front of the TV for the unboxing process; with such designs, it's always wise to be careful because bezel-less designs make it easier to bruise the screen otherwise. Vizio included four ways to control the TV -- via the included IR remote, through the SmartCast Mobile app, Google Assistant, and Amazon Alexa. As far as picture quality is concerned, it's simply top notch. Vizio has included the following points for this 2018 model: - 56 dimming zones (for this 55-inch model) -- and there truly is no light bleed, something that's common with larger monitors - Up to 1000 nits peak brightness - Includes support for HDR10, Dolby Vision, and Hybrid-Log Gamma (HLG) It's not necessary to understand the technicals, they simply translate the picture from satellite, cable or Internet into a fantastic view, allowing an array of picture modes to best suit content being played. Speaking of Internet, the Vizio P-Series TV features its own 802.11ac dual-band wifi. As soon as the TV turns on, it's able to access the Internet. The setup process is intuitive and straightforward, and within two minutes the main screen is available, as are various included apps that allow for both free and paid content-watching. The Vizio P-Series 55-inch 4K HDR television is simply a great TV. Whether it's connectivity, picture quality, voice control or smart features that you're after, this television satisfies.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Value

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    Chris
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    Never wanted an LED, but my beloved plasma died and with OLEDs still a few years away from being a good value purchase in my eyes I was left with few options. That being said I am extremely happy so far. I was looking for the best “bang for your buck” TV as far as picture quality is concerned, and the P series fit the bill perfectly. Great picture, sound is fine, whatever app issues this line had previously seemed to have been corrected with the latest firmware update. My Vizio loads Netflix and other apps much quicker than the fire stick with no issues whatsoever. The viewing angles are poor, as is the case with all LEDs to my understanding. Even being slightly off center causes some deterioration in color. I also use an antenna for local channels, and it takes a solid 10 minutes at least to find the available channels. I had to run the search several times to find the spot where the antenna found the most channels, so that was tedious but works fine after it’s all set up. My 7 year old plasma found more channels much faster than this set for some reason. At this time, the TCL 6 series and the Vizio P seem to be the two most popular value lines. The Vizio was generally rated higher, though not by much, but the TCL was $200 cheaper at retail. TCL could be the better value, but from what I read their quality control is very poor. So you have to play the “panel lottery” and be prepared to make exchanges until you get a good tv. With my Black Friday deal the Vizio P was only $50 more, so to me buying this one was a no brainer. But if the difference was $200 I probably would have gambled with the TCL once, since the ratings were pretty close between the two. If i ended up with a dud I would have just exchanged it for a Vizio. If I didn’t live close to Best Buy or purchased online I wouldn’t even consider the TCL though as the difficulty in exchanging would erase any additional value I was saving in price in my opinion. The Vizio P is a great deal and should be strongly considered by anyone not willing to pay current OLED prices.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Mind Blowing

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    Tony
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    First off let me say that i have been through the ringer trying to find a TV. Guess what? I found it! After going through the TCL hype, we went through 6 (SIX) replacement tv's between the 5 and 6 series.. I was enraged and couldnt believe how hard it was to buy a decent tv these days.. I called the TCL support line (awful, absolutely awful) and finally got them to send me a refund for my defective equipment and i will not be going back. Ever! Horrible experience. Now on to the Vizio.. I did extensive research on this product. A native 120hz panel with full array backlighting from a trusted brand for under $1,000, I had to try it out. The colors are super vibrant and rich even in a bright room. Reflections to a minimal and black looks like black, grey looks like grey. I seriously couldnt be happier with this purchase. The sound on the tv is a little iffy, but it's fine for everyday watching. Dont expect a concert in ur family room. HDR content is crazy. I'm seriously blown away with this TV. You cannot go wrong with this. You just cant. PS4 plays flawlessly and actually looks like a different game. Especially madden. The AI on this thing is incredible and i honestly cant rave enough. I hope this review is enough to persuade you into buying this set.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Vizio Value

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    Technopackrat
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    My previous TV was a 2015 Vizio 4K HDTV. While the previous TV was adequate it did suffer from artifacts in solid black and dark scenes so I was looking for something better. Wanting a better viewing experience I got the Vizio P-Series 55" 4K HDR Smart TV as an upgrade. This unit is loaded with features making Vizio and even better value for the money some of which are: - Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant control enabled - SmartCast (control and cast with smartdevices and built in Chromecast) - SmartCast Home (browse and launch apps on TV such as Netflix, Hulu, Youtube, Vudu, etc) - Watchfree (over 100 free streaming channels) - Built in TV Tuner for free local broadcasts (antenna required) - support for Dolby Vision,HDR10 and Hybrid-Log Gamma Lots of input and output ports: - 5 HDMI ports (1 of which is ARC enabled for two way link with devices such as a soundbar) - component input - coax input - Ethernet - USB Port - optical out (SPDIF) The appearance is stunning with clean bezel-less design however I do wish the stand was adjustable rather than the 4 fixed legs. The wide stance of the fixed supports legs prevents the use on narrower stands or tables. Also an adjustable height would be nice. Picture quality is crisp with no noticable ghosting or artifacts in dark or black areas. The built in speakers are more than adequate to fill the room but a soundbar or surround sound system really brings the viewing experience to another level, especially with action shows. Setup was extremely easy, basically plug and play. It comes with an infra-red remote but there is also an iOS and Android app for added control convenience, including casting streamed shows, pictures or music from tablets or phones. Vizio has long been known for adding value to their displays and TVs and the P-Series does not disappoint.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Can’t beat the color

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    EddieM
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    So my wife and I tried to take the cheap way out when buying our first 4K tv. We literally bought and returned 3 tv’s within 1 week during the Black Friday deals before buying this Vizio P series. We started out with a Samsung, then LG then a Vizio E Series, all in the $399-$549 price range, none of which came close to this Vizio P series. Yes we ended up spending $799, but the picture brightness and clarity is that of the lower end OLED TVs. Everyone has to remember the TVs at the store are hooked up to 4K programming or CD, so when you go home and hook up to your cable box or direct tv, you will lose a lot of the color, even if you spend five grand$$$ I was not even aware of this tv until the salesman showed it to us. The picture, vibrancy and 2D effect is unbeatable in the price range. After doing extensive reasearch and many trips to Best Buy, the only thing close in the price range is the Sony Bravia 55 inch 900F series and it is priced at $1400. Nothing compares in this price range. The only negative I have to mention is the setup took forever (45 mins) by the time all the apps updated. Also you have to have your home WiFi modem close buy, the tv WiFi is not that strong and will be intermittent if the modem is too far away, causing signal loss and buffering while streaming movies. So in recap for the size and price range this tv can’t be beat. The only thing comparable is the Sony Bravia 800E, but it is only a 49’ inch, the 55’inch is $1400. Sure all the $400-$500 4K tv’s are clear, but you have a hard time getting everything like clarity, vividness, color, brightness etc... all in one tv. Do yourself a favor and look for the Vizio display and watch this P Series tv on display. You will see what I mean. I would upload a photo, but it really doesn’t do it justice depending on your phone pixels.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Budget TV for gaming/movies

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    Anthony
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    After extensive research online, I had narrowed my TVs down to the Sony x900f and the Vizio P-55-f1 . After reading hundreds of reviews, and multiple stat websites, I decided to give the Vizio a go, as the price difference ultimately gifted me a free reciever. I can't lie, I am so thankful I did. My friend owns an x900f and going back and forth, you can hardly tell a difference in picture quality aside from the fact the sony deals with glare better. Color quality, dimming g, motion, detail- it was all pretty much the exact same. If you buy the tv simply for its smart features, you probably won't be satisfied. All the reviews saying the software is sluggish is kind of true, however, I don't understand people's complaints about the connection speed. I was able to watch netflix in 4k at 20mb/s with no issues whatsoever. If you do end up scooping this TV I highly recommend using the post calibration settings for the P-65-F1 from rtings.com! Watching Planet Earth on 4k ultra Blu-ray has literally blown my mind. Why even go to a Zoo when it looks this good... Lastly, paired with my PS4 Pro, I've never enjoyed gaming on a console like this before. The details in FIFA are so overwhelming I can't believe everything I was missing. Red Dead Redemption has taken over right now, and my friends all comment how the game looks so much better on my TV. I got the black Friday deal at 650 which was a steal, but I can assure you if you buy this at full price you will still be satisfied with your purchase, especially with the only other TVs that contend with this picture quality being 300+ dollars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent 4K TV

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    VideoJoe
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    I recently upgraded our primary TV (aging Panasonic Cinema Series Plasma) which had served us well but was in serious need of retirement. There were several contenders for the replacement including higher end models from Sony, Samsung and LG. I actually was leaning towards an LG model (non OLED) based on great reviews in Sound & Vision and several other reputable sites but a recent price drop on this P Series put this model on the short list. I read very positive reviews on several highly respected AV sites including S&V which lead me to select this model. The color calibration (there are several factory presents available to use) was excellent right out of the box which was something that impressed me based on highly technical reviews and was further improved (minor adjustments) using Spears & Munsil HDTV Calibration tool to better suit the units location in my home. Overall I am very happy with this TV, the picture is excellent, there are 5 HDMI ports including a dedicated HDMI port that is setup specifically for using with a game system, the remote is easy to use but capable of doing everything a typical user needs. The TV responds easily by switching inputs as needed even when using the Apple 4K TV which is an added bonus (press a button on the Apple 4K TV remote and the P Series turns on along with our soundbar, autoswitches to the Apple 4K TV input source and even remembers to switch picture mode as needed), it also realizes and changes the picture mode based on the source input which is a great feature (Xbox is best viewed in the computer/game picture mode which also adjusts certain aspects of the picture to reduce lag). I would highly recommend this model to anyone who is seriously considering the higher end models.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent TV Great price!!

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    Willo101
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    I went to Best Buy right after Black Friday to get a new 4K UHD TV. I didn’t want one of the cheap Doorbuster Tv. I picked up the LG SK8000 55” for $699 which was a good deal I thought. The picture was great but the Edge Lit Display was TERRIBLE! So I exchanged that for this Vizio P Series 55” 4K UHD Tv and the P Series is WAY BETTER than the Lg SK8000 55” Pros of the P Series: - nice bright display - Great colors - Nice Clear And Amazing Picture Quality that competes with QLED TVs for half the price. - Built in Chromecast is a Plus - I love the build of the P Series 2018 TVs. - Non-existing Bezel on top and sides with a tiny sliver of silver at the bottom. - 5 HDMI PORTS! - Best TV in this price Range by far! - Full Array Dimming - Bright colors deep blacks Cons of the P Series : - Smartcast is a little sluggish but is nice especially when you cast stuff to your tv. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this TV to anyone looking for an AMAZING 4K UHD Tv for an amazing affordable price! Defiantly beats ALL the competitors which are a lot more exspensive with less features. I always get Vizio TVs but this P Series 2018 55” is the best TV I have owned!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great performance

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    Peaches710
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    This is a Great TV for the price which was on sale. I am moving from a recent mid-range Vizio. I think this outshines it in nearly every way. From looks, to performance, features and finally value, For starters, I like the look and design. It is a fresh, sleek, and metallic bezel-less appearance on three sides. It is a very modern edge-to-edge, yet not over-the-top look. Beyond the looks, it comes with quite a few connection options. Further, all 5 HDMI ports support 2.0a which help with 4K HDR connectivity. Another nice feature is built-in ATSC tuners. Once you are up and running (set-up is an easy process), you get a look at that picture. The picture is clear, crisp, bright, and detailed while the colors are brilliant, pop and are both rich and alive. It is a VA panel, so there is a little distortion when at extreme viewing angles. The TV also has full array local dimming. It is not perfect, but it is much better than edge and nice to have at this price point. Beyond that, they offer something they call Ultra Color Spectrum which brings more accurate color detail and a wider range of the color spectrum. The picture. 4K content is out of this world. Details, colors, blacks all look outstanding. There are countless options and calibration settings to fine tune everything. I spent a great deal time of time here, but I think it is time well spent. You can absolutely get the most out of your purchase/experience. The speakers are acceptable. I connected a sound bar to TV excellent sound. Ultimately, I really like this TV. Most importantly, it has a great picture, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An excellent 4k HDR TV

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    Chris
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    What can I say, it's a great tv! Coming from a 32 inch Dynex TV I am blown away by the clarity and response of this Television. I was originally going to purchase the popular TCL 55 inch, but after reading multiple reviews on panel banding (which is inherent with VA Panels) I decided to go with the Vizio. I am happy to report that even though the Vizio is uses a VA panel, I have no banding issues. Good! 4k HDR content looks extraordinary, I recent watched Dr. Strange & Le Mans, both were spectacular on this set! I have no reason to go to a theater :) that being said, standard broadcast 1080i even looks good too. Short list of what to expect - Color / brightness : Very bright, rich colors, vivid blacks (temperature and brightness control's for different room lighting) Range of Motion: Very good, no judder or motion blur, due to the fast response time of the VA panel. 5, that's right 5 HDMI ports! Intuitive controls, minimalistic menu screen, easy to navigate. Contoller, supports both TV functions and Vizio Sound Bar. A Vizio sound bar will par beautifully with tv also, very easy to install. Lastly, Best Buys customer service at the Hurst Tx, location was top notch. The associate was very helpful and didn't push me into buying something I didn't want. Furthermore I purchased the TV when it wasn't on sale at $800, a week later it went on sale and Best Buy and they gladly credited me the difference! Awesome! If you're looking for a mid range HDR 4k TV that will offer most of the functions of a top tier unit, you should definitely look into this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great TV, Good Price

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    Ryan
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    I purchased this TV after reading about TVs in general on rtings. I'd highly suggest you go there prior to buying a TV. With that said, here's what I think after using the TV for about three weeks: Pros: - The TV seems nicely built in general. - It is an enormous upgrade over the old 1080p TV I had in terms of picture quality, especially in the way the local dimming can get the darks much closer to black and it gets much brighter to boot. - Five HDMI inputs is fantastic, and the low latency port is great for game consoles. - There are a ton of menu options available to customize each input to what works best for you. - The included smart apps work well and navigating between them is relatively easy. The fact that chromecast is built into the TV makes it relatively easy to use other apps that aren't native on the TV. - I've had no issues streaming 4k HDR content on Netflix or Amazon Video, so the hardware and software package keeps up with the demands of the stream. Cons: - The sound that comes out of this TV is mediocre. I'd recommend an external speaker setup of some sort. - The "watchfree" feature that Vizio recently added to their televisions is not very good. While perusing a selection of channels, they generally looked to be broadcast in 480p and video at less than 720p looks bad on this TV. - I'd prefer a stand that is a little less wide than the one that comes with this TV, as it reduces the options you've got for platforms. The included stand is quite sturdy, though.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great TV with above average picture

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    NotSoAverageJoey
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    A month in. Let me start of by saying I own two other TVs, one is a $4300 Sony 70in and another a $2500 LG. Both TVs have very high ratings at Best Buy and RTing. Now to the Vizio. I was looking for a TV the wife and I can enjoy and wasn’t our go-to entertainment system. This TV has impressed me from the start, the blacks are comparing near OLED levels of my LG and picture detail and clairity is near perfect compared to the Sony. I was able to get it at a very good price during the Labor Day sale and it has been worth every penny. Let’s talk about the application and UI(user interface). I am amazed so many people are complaining of a slow response and application taking a long time to load. Coming from a very high end tv comparison the noticeable lag is almost not there, I am not sure what reviewing are expecting and what they are comparing this to because I would love to get a hold of that tv which they are referencing. The SmartCast application is very handy, you download the app and replaces the remote control. Power, volume, channel, setting etc. all can be controlled with the app. A note to Vizio, please add backlighting to your handheld remote. The audio on this tv isn’t so great but almost nobody now days uses the build in audio for their entertainment system. A $170 Vizio soundbar any other soundbar/surround would solve this issue. I don’t see this as reason to give this tv anything less than 5 star. Cheers!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    If you dont get OLED, P55 is great

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    Eddie
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    I’ve had the Vizio p55 for about a month now and am impressed every time I turn it on. Originally I was considering Sony’s 900f or praying an OLED would drop in price, but I saw the Vizio and saw they had an open box for a great price and took it. I was ready to look for any flaw with the picture and go back for the 900f, but after getting home and playing my Xbox oneX and watching 4K videos there was no way I was returning. The 4K picture out of the box is incredible, blacks are deeeep and images look natural, not cartoonish like on Samsung sets. For almost $400 less than the Sony you will not have doubts about your purchase. Also having an option for gaming latency speed is a nice bonus. My only gripe is that the built in SmartCast (smart tv menu) is laggy and the legs are very wide so the table has to be long, but I bought a table top mounting system for $35 on Amazon. Sound quality is not very good so make sure you get Vizio’s incredible sound bar that’s only about $130. Sorry if it sounds like I’m a fan boy but I’m not, this is my first Vizio. I’ve had Samsung’s for a long time but none of their sets below $1500 impressed me.

    I would recommend this to a friend