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VIZIO - 50" Class - LED - M-Series - 2160p - Smart - Home Theater Display with HDR

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Enjoy 4K movies in multi-faceted color on this 50-inch VIZIO UHD XLED Plus home theater display. Equipped with XHDR Plus and Extreme Black Engine Plus technology, this unit produces a beautiful picture with vivid highlights and deep blacks. This VIZIO UHD XLED Plus home theater display comes with built-in Chromecast, so you can install an array of apps and stream Ultra HD content. Additional connected feature includes voice control compatibility with the Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.

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    What's Included


    • 2x AAA batteries
    • Owner's manual
    • Stand
    • VIZIO 50" Class - LED - M-Series - 2160p - Smart - Home Theater Display with HDR
    • VIZIO XRT135 remote control

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (325 out of 348)

    Features


    Tuner-Free home theater display

    Play content from cable and satellite boxes, game consoles, Blu-ray players and more. If you use an external antenna to watch local over-the-air broadcast TV signals, a TV tuner is required (sold separately).

    VIZIO XLED Plus

    High-performance full-array local dimming backlight technology delivers superior brightness performance, color consistency, and more responsive picture.

    Xtreme Black Engine Plus

    With 32 local dimming zones, dynamically adapts the backlight brightness to the on-screen image to produce deep black levels.

    Ultra Color Spectrum

    Produces a vivid and beautiful picture delivered by over 1 billion of colors.

    XHDR Plus Superior HDR technology with Dolby Vision

    Experience a wider range of contrast, revealing details often lost in the shadows and highlights, for a dramatically different visual experience.

    All-new Remote

    Easily set up, control and adjust settings on your VIZIO display with the included remote. The built-in app buttons make it easy to launch your favorite apps like Netflix with a touch of a button.

    Access Apps on the Big Screen

    Browse and launch popular apps directly from the big screen using the all-new remote. This new smart experience makes you discover new shows including movies in 4K Ultra HD and HDR.

    Turn your phone into a powerful touchscreen remote

    Simply tap to stream content to the big screen with the free VIZIO SmartCast Mobile app.

    49.5" screen (measured diagonally from corner to corner)

    A great size for a living room or mid-sized home theater space.

    2160p resolution for breathtaking HD images

    Watch 4K movies and shows at 4x the resolution of Full HD and upscale your current HD content to the gorgeous Ultra HD-level picture quality.

    Watch high dynamic range (HDR) content on your Home Theater Display

    With an HDR-compatible 4K display, you can enjoy HDR movies and TV shows, in addition to all your current content.

    Smart TV with access to streaming services for countless entertainment options

    Stream shows, movies, games and more with the display's built-in Wi-Fi and integrated apps.

    VIZIO SmartCast app

    To access available smart content on your Home Theater Display, download this free app to a compatible smartphone or tablet. It also turns that device into a powerful touch-screen remote.

    Chromecast Built-in

    In order to cast your favorite shows, movies, music and more, you must download the Google Cast app and use your compatible mobile device along with cast-enabled apps to send content right to your Home Theater Display.

    Works with both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa for voice control

    Ask either voice assistant (device required) to help you play movies, shows and more. Plus, control other connected devices like lights for a better viewing experience.

    Advanced sound

    Two 10W speakers and virtual DTS Studio Sound II.

    4 HDMI inputs for the best home theater connection

    High-speed HDMI delivers up to 2160p picture and digital surround sound in one convenient cable.

    1 USB input

    Easily connect a USB storage device for viewing compatible photo and video files or for updating the TV's firmware. USB cable sold separately.

    TV tuner is required and sold separately if you use an external antenna for broadcast TV signals.

    Web-based services and content require high-speed Internet service. Some services may require a subscription.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 348 reviews

    93%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great features for the price

      Posted
      TheTechBuyersGuru

      Special thanks to Vizio for providing a free sample of the Vizio M50-E1 for review. Description and Features The M50-E1 features a relatively standard design. The panel itself measures 49.5" diagonally, with bezels that are 1/2" thick on all sides, but because of the slim strip of black area on the outer margin of the panel, the effective bezel is a bit wider, more like 5/8". The M50-E1 is 25.6" tall and 44.5" wide according to our tape measure, and is a rather chunky 2.9" thick. The metal loop feet add an additional 2.4", making the set exactly 28" tall when assembled on a stand rather than mounted on the wall. Notably, the feet are very wide-set, at 38.5" end-to-end, meaning you'll need a stand that's at least 40" wide to ensure that the M50-E1 doesn't slide off the edge when bumped. This is in contrast to a lot of more expensive models that use a center-mounted foot design, which allows the user to set the TV on top of a stand that isn't nearly as wide as the TV itself. While it could be argued that having a TV overhanging your stand isn't aesthetically pleasing, it's always nice to have the option, and unfortunately you really don't have that with the M50-E1. In terms of connections, the M50-E1 is fairly complete, with a notable exception. Along the side of the frame, it has a USB input, component video along with stereo inputs, plus an HDMI port. On the rear, facing downwards (ideal for wall mounting), you have Ethernet, two more stereo jacks (these being for output to a receiver), a digital optical out, and three more HDMI ports. So this is all very good, but the one issue is that there's only one HDMI 2.0 port (labeled HDMI 1), which is thus the only port capable of accepting true 4K signals. That's of course the one you'll need for high dynamic range (HDR) content as well - the M50-E1 is very cutting-edge in that regards, supporting not just HDR10 but the superior Dolby Vision also. Plus, you must go into the VIZIO display’s Input settings to enable the "full UHD color" function, which turns on the 10-bit signal from UHD content and provide full color and dynamic range. HDMI port #1 happens to also be the audio return channel (ARC) port, used to send audio from the TV to a receiver, as you'd use for media streamed through the TV itself. This becomes a bit of a problem, as you can only get 4K video into the TV through that HDMI #1 port, but you may also want to connect it through the receiver to get audio out. That's going to cause some issues for anyone without a circa-2016 high-end receiver that can pass UHD HDR video. The vast majority of receivers cannot do this, which means you'll need to connect a 4K HDR source, like a 4K Blu-Ray player, into HDMI port #1, but can't get audio out of it to your receiver. A lot of buyers of the M50-E1 won't realize the limitations the set has until they go to hook up true 4K equipment down the line, like HDMI 2.0-equipped gaming PCs, game consoles, or 4K Blu-Ray players. In addition to buying a third-party device, there are three ways to get streaming content from the M50-E1: the Vizio "StreamCast Mobile" app for smartphones, the new-for-2017 built-in "SmartCast TV" apps, and Chromecast, which uses third-party apps with built-in support for casting via Google's Chromecast system. To a certain extent, there's a lot of overlap between these functions, and in our opinion, if the M50-E1 had a full suite of built-in apps, there just wouldn't as much need for the SmartCast mobile app. Alas, Vizio's built-in apps are quite limited, and one of the biggest, Amazon Video, was just recently added (the other big ones included being Netflix, Hulu, Vudu, and Crackle). A few apps that are notably missing are YouTube, Pandora, Spotify, and HBO Now, but these are all available in the mobile app. Basically, users are going to have to do a bit of hunting around if they frequently use various media sources. Performance The first thing you may notice about the M50-E1 is that it boots into a live smart screen. This is a huge advantage in a day and age where so many users are getting their content from something other than an antenna or old-style cable box (which, notably, the M50-E1 does not support, as it has no coax input). Too many modern TVs, including our 2014 Samsung 4K model, default to static if you don't have one or the other attached, and even our 2016 LG OLED reference model defaults to a screensaver. We'd really like to see statistics on how most media is being consumed today, but we'd guess it's not cable or antennas, especially in the young, savvy, cost-conscious market that Vizio is targeting. Now, one major drawback of Vizio's approach is that the welcome screen takes a lot of time to load. Even in "quickstart" mode, the TV took 13.75 seconds to turn on, and in "eco" mode it took 15.5 seconds. Given how close these two are, we'd just as soon leave it in eco all the time for the energy savings while off. We think the slow startup really stems not from the power-up delay, but from the slow processor that Vizio has built into the M50-E1. We tested the M50-E1 using a variety of 4K sources, including Amazon Instant Video via the built-in SmartCast TV app, YouTube via the SmartCast Mobile app, as well as 4K discs via our Oppo UDP-203. Overall, we were very impressed given the pricepoint. No, it won't match an LG OLED when it comes to color and contrast, and it's not as bright as LEDs from Samsung and Sony that cost twice as much, but it's very good, certainly good enough to be someone's first 4K display. HDR content, like Planet Earth II and the science-fiction film Arrival (which uses lots of panning shots) looked great, and John Wick 2, which has among the widest dynamic ranges you'll find in any movie, looked fantastic. Furthermore, we believe Vizio has struck a pretty good compromise in terms of its motion handling in films, avoiding excessive smoothing while still offering decent 3:2 pulldown to avoid excessive judder. Alas, we were disappointed to find that watching content tagged as HDR through the built-in Amazon app did not properly display as HDR10 (as indicated by the lack of an HDR10 notification in the "info" panel), and defaulted to standard 4K content. Our guess is that this is a limitation of Vizio's app, and we hope Vizio can work with Amazon to bring this great source of 4K HDR10 streaming content to consumers. While we wouldn't judge a display for its audio, we found the built-in speakers on the M50-E1 surprisingly good. It helps that the display isn't particularly thin, which gives the set the ability to produce a bit more bass then paper-thin models. The only weakness we found was that dialogue could get lost amidst sound effects and music in complex surround soundtracks, which no doubt is a result of trying to do a bit too much with a set of stereo speakers. That being said, the M50-E1 actually provided a pretty good approximation of surround sound, and overall, we don't think anyone would be disappointed in the audio. Serious audiophiles will of course get a separate AV anyway, but it's not critical if you're just building out your system. Conclusion There's just no other way to say this: the M50-E1 is a great deal! Given its $600 retail price, it packs in tons of features, including a variety of ways to enjoy streaming content, aided by a user-friendly interface that puts streaming content front and center when the TV is powered on, plus comprehensive HDR support. There are just a couple things we would change about the M50-E1. The startup time is notably slow, the multiple overlapping methods of getting streaming content to the TV provides plenty of options but can be confusing, and the styling and stand design could use a bit of work. Put another way, the M50-E1 is perhaps a little rough around the edges, but we think that's reasonable - this model is designed to hit a pricepoint, a very competitive one at that, and shouldn't be mistaken for a luxury model. Note: this review is adapted from one that originally appeared on The Tech Buyer's Guru website.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Value-Packed 4K HDR Smart Display

      Posted
      Olin

      2017 VIZIO SmartCast M-series home theater displays are built around a 4K ultra high-definition resolution that display over a billion colors in high dynamic range. So in terms of performance, the VIZIO SmartCast M50-E1 tested for this review offered an incredible experience. Although the 50″ panel is the smallest of their lineup, it’s also the sharpest, with 3840×2160 pixels crammed into it. My experience with this model has been very positive, and I’ve been impressed by the deep 20,000,000:1 contrast between bright white and dark black colors. Beyond the picture, there is a seemingly endless supply of streaming media sources that are compatible with the Chromecast feature. With regard to appearance, everybody leans toward their own personal preferences, but for most people the thin matte black outer bezel and low-gloss screen are desirable. I have mixed feelings on the metal support stands that come with the VIZIO SmartCast M-series as they seem less elegant, and contradictory to the overall design. For those mounting this panel on a wall, the stands are a moot point. Nevertheless, a matching center stand would have been more appealing in both appearance and functionality. I’ve handled this VIZIO SmartCast M50-E1 sample more than most people will handle their home theater television during its entire product lifetime. I’ve wall mounted it, and moved it to three different pedestal locations. I’ve turned it over several times, and handled it while going up and down stairs. This display is very rigid, and quite durable. VIZIO provides a one-year warranty to the original purchaser against defect in materials and workmanship for non-commercial usage and ninety (90) days of commercial use. Limited technical support is provided for the life of this product. If a SmartCast M-series product covered by warranty is defective, VIZIO will either repair or replace the unit. Consumers may reach VIZIO technical support at techsupport@vizio.com, or by telephone at 877-698-4946. VIZIO offers a large array of proprietary hardware features on the 2017 M-series displays: XLED Plus is VIZIO’s full-array local dimming backlight technology, which works together with VIZIO Xtreme Black Engine Plus that uses 32 local dimming zones to dynamically adapt brightness to the on-screen image for exceptionally deep black levels. An 8-core high performance processor pairs with VIZIO’s Ultra Color Spectrum feature to render over 1-billion colors and produce vivid details to deliver lifelike picture clarity with its native 4K Ultra HD 2160p resolution. VIZIO XHDR Plus extends the visual experience by enabling a wider range of contrast revealing details, and support for Dolby Vision and HDR10 content. The built-in Chromecast Ultra extends the M-series to thousands of media sources. As of November 2017, the 50″ VIZIO SmartCast M50-E1 4K UHD HDR home theater display was available online for as low as $499. I personally found this to be the perfect size for a master bedroom, or small entertainment room. If you’re looking for larger display, I recommend the 65″ version, model M65-E0, which I also purchased for $999. A thousand dollars for a 65-inch 4K UHD smart TV with high dynamic range represents an incredible value, and VIZIO is really winning this segment with the M-series. In summary, I highly recommend the entire 2017 VIZIO SmartCast M-series home theater displays. You’re getting a 4K (2160p) display with High Dynamic Range that supports Dolby Vision and HDR10, and you’re getting it for far less than those same features sell for on other brands. Cord-cutters will love the 1000+ apps that ‘cast’ to this Chromecast smart display, although the 2017 M-series already includes the most popular streaming sources. Read more at https://benchmarkreviews.com/47413/vizio-smartcast-m50-e1-4k-uhd-hdr-display-review/

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      VIZIO's M50 Home Theater Display is Quite Impressi

      Posted
      ctsmithiii

      Thanks to VIZIO for letting me preview their new M50 home theater display. Consistent with how technology is changing daily to make users’ lives simpler and easier, the Visio M50 is an incredible upgrade over our three-year-old VIZIO: • There is no “warm-up time.” When the TV is turned on, the picture appears immediately. • The picture quality and color fidelity at an angle is remarkable. • The TV synchronizes to our cable box (ATT U-Verse) faster than any TV we’ve ever had. • “Smart TV” features are more intuitive and easier to use. We’ll see if I can finally convince my wife to “cut the cord.” More technical highlights of the 2017 M-Series include: • SmartCast: VIZIO’s connected ecosystem, powered by Google's "ChromeCast built-in". It’s like having a Chromecast Ultra built in to the display. As a result, the display’s “SmartTV” interface is primarily centered on your phone or tablet, where you can have access to thousands of apps (that are always up to date), and does not require that you access a separate on-screen interface to cycle through content. Pull up the apps you use now, simply swipe to find the content you want, and press the Cast button to send it to the screen. o VIZIO’s SmartCast Mobile app helps aggregate content in one place to make searches on your phone or tablet even easier. Smartcast Mobile will even let you change display picture settings. o New for 2017, VIZIO has added a new on-screen "SmartCast TV” interface that allows you to use the new IR remote to launch top apps directly from the screen (including Amazon!). The remote even has hot keys for access to the top apps (Amazon, Netflix, Vudu, et.al.) • An Ultra Color Gamut (aka Wide Color Gamut) panel, increases the color gamut for HDR content that reaches 96% of the P3 standard. P3 is the standard for Digital Cinema and is the current standard for HDR content. • Significantly increased peak brightness, a key component in HDR, as measured with an industry standard 10% window, which emulates peak highlights in an HDR signal. • Compatible with both HDR10 and Dolby Vision HDR content! No need to worry about format wars. Enjoy both. • Full array local dimming with 32 individual LED zones means the backlight can dim for very small dark portions of the image, improving black levels, while increasing for bright portions at the same time, increasing overall contrast significantly over edge-lit displays. The price on the M50 is currently only $499, which seems very reasonable to me based on what I see for inferior displays at BestBuy and Costco. I know that VIZIO is offering even better prices during the holidays. The TV was easy to unpack and set-up. I had to call AT&T U-verse to connect to our cable box. When they heard we had the new TV, they immediately wanted to send a service tech to see the TV so they would be able to help their other customers that will buying this TV for the holidays. Just ensure you place it where you’ll be looking at it because the picture is much better when you are looking directly at the TV versus being off to the side. My wife is very impressed with the quality, depth, and richness of the picture of the movies and TV shows she watches. SmartCast is easy to access and the picture quality of HDR movies and shows is remarkable. I enjoy watching football and look forward to watching basketball. VIZIO is giving the fan another reason to watch the game from home rather than going to the event since ticket prices keep going up while TV prices are coming down. I highly recommend the VIZIO the M50 home theater display.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fantastic!

      Posted
      Reagan2791
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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I wanted a quality 4K HDR set on a limited budget, but not a budget tv. I spent several days researching to find the most bang for my bucks. Rtings.com provided me with the most informative guide for comparisons. Any other tv offering everything this one does and performing as well as this one was a minimum of $200 more. So, I purchased it and spent a good hour reading up and calibrating it to my liking. I installed the app on my phone, as recommended, for set up. I use it with an Xbox One S, so then I went through the Xbox calibration, making small tweaks for my preference. I loaded Wildlands (one of the games optimized for HDR on the One S) and the difference was immediately noticeable. Then I put in a bluray (not a 4k bluray) of the Spongebob movie and the colors popped. It was gorgeous! Can't wait to stream a UHD film or show on Netflix or VUDU. The important thing is making sure you take time to calibrate properly. You can use one of the preset calibrations, or modify them and save your own. I have a setting for movies and one for games. If using an Xbox or other 4K HDR device, ensure you have a HDMI 2.0 cable (Xbox One S comes with it) and use Port 1 on the back of the tv. Use game mode for reduced input lag. You'll need to go to Inputs on the app and turn on Full UHD Color. For bluray, you'll also want to enable True Cinema in the Picture settings for judder free playback. I recommend putting the noise filters at 0 unless you're watching standard cable, and you can use the Clear Action but I wouldn't. The app is easy to use and the picture quality is stunning, especially for this price. I need to spend more time with it but I'm very impressed on day one!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great picture quality

      Posted
      LuckyMcKay21
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      First off, the picture quality of this tv is amazing for the price point. I had an older vizio d series in the bedroom that this tv replaced, and what a difference! The black levels on the M series is very impressive. I have an LG c6p OLED in the family room, so black levels are obviously important to me. The vizio M50 far surpassed my expectation for a $549 LED tv. The black uniformity was great and movies looked amazing. Colors were also impressive. While not quite the same level as the higher end Sony and Samsung sets, this vizio certainly held it's own and looked great. Viewing programs on my direct tv cable box, I had minimal complaints. The cubs game looked amazing and crystal clear with no visible dirty screen effect. Movies were upscaled very nicely and colors popped. Again, for $549 dollars, this tv is a tier above it's competition. The only negative I can think of is the lack of a 120hz panel. This tv is more then smooth enough with movies and 24p content however. Unlike my oled, I never really noticed any perceptible judder in movies or annoying studders. In camera shots that pan across the screen, the picture is displayed with just the right amount of blur to hide the judder effect that is present on my oled with motion interpolation turned off. Of course this means the tv does exhibit some judder/blur in certain scenes. While not a deal breaker by any means, I have somewhat been forced to get accustomed to the clear motion that motion interpolation offers on my oled tv. Most people however hate the "soap opera effect" and will not care one iota about this vizio not having a 120hz panel. I should note though, that when watching baseball or football, I never noticed any trailing images on the ball as they fly across the screen. And for those that don't mind a dimmer picture, this tv offers black frame insertion technology which clears up all perceived blur at the expense of a brighter picture. For me the BFI dimmed the picture a bit much for my taste and I preferred to leave it off. Even with it off, judder was minimal in movies and much better then my oled with the soap opera effect turned off. Overall this tv is an amazing value for the picture quality you get. The black levels are the real standout with this tv and really make the picture pop. The addition of a traditional on screen menu for this year was much appreciated as well. Get this tv and don't look back. The only other comparable value tv with black levels this good would be the Sony x900e for twice the price. For me the vizio was the winner

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Can’t Be Beaten for the Price.

      Posted
      Mirvana
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      For my review I’m assuming you’ve done extensive research (rtings.com is a good place to start) and are just looking for a “human” perspective on this TV. Also, I’m specifically reviewing the M50-E1 model (50” version) but there are no major differences between the different sizes in the Vizio M-Series line. Pros: - Incredible picture performance. You’ll need to at least double your budget to get anything better. - Smart TV features are good. Not as good as LG’s interface but definitely good. - I LOVE the simple remote. No fluff; easy to use. - SmartCast app works and compliments the TV well. - Built in casting works really well and supports a huge number of apps. - “Out of the box” picture quality is very, very good. This is probably one of the more under-appreciated aspects of new TVs. - HDR capability can’t be beat for the price. Especially if you stick to “name brands”. - Dolby Vision capability Cons: - The lack of a TV tuner has been a non-issue for me even though I’m a cord cutter. However, build an external tuner into your budget if you must have OTA TV. - Lack of motion interpolation feature will be a deal breaker for fans of the so-called “soap opera effect”. - The legs are beautiful and compliment the TV well but lack any sort of cord management so hiding wires/cables will be more difficult. Also, the TV legs are metal and will reflect some light from the picture. I noticed this for all of two minutes before my brain completely ignored it. - No YouTube app built in but YouTube content can still be cast to the TV without any hassle. - HDMI port 1 is the only “high-speed” port. Problematic only if you don’t have a home theater receiver with HDCP 2.2. If your budget is $600 or less, you will not find a better 4K HDR capable TV in this price range. Period. It simply does not exist.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Horrible for 4k gaming...Good for everything else

      Posted
      Viziotvowner
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      So ill start the review off with the good...for everything other than gaming (1080p fios box, 1080p apple tv, and streaming apps such as netflix) the TV performs very well especially for the streaming video apps. 4k dolby vision looks absolutely amazing...the cripsness and color spectrum are great...even though the set only regreshes at 60hz fast motion scenes look pretty good as well...the tv is great if all you want to do is watch shows from your cable box or streaming...where the set has me extremely disappointed is the performance in the 4k hdr department for devices connected via hdmi...besides the fact that this tv only has one hdmi input capable of handling hdr content the one hdmi input that is supposed to accept it displays 4k hdr in a juttered colorless mess. I have tested this input with high end hdmi cables on a ps4 pro and xbox one x. First for the framerate. There is soo much lag and judder when gaming in 4k hdr i have had to stop playing games on this input. It really takes you out of the experience. The next thing is the supposedly wide color gamit that hdr brings and this tv supposedly supports...when gaming in 4k hdr and watching movies at the same setting using the xbox one x, the tv cannot figure out how to display certain colors so it seemingly displays them as a bright white pixel. This on top of the lag and judder makes this input completely useless for 4k hdr material. I spoke to best buy today and unfortunately I am outside of the warranty period (purchased 11/2017) but am still within the one year manufacturers warranty from vizio. I will be getting in touch with them and would love to see them stand behind their product

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Solid picture quality, decent smart features

      Posted
      John

      Many reviews (or just go to rtings.com for this model) already speak to the solid picture quality of the 2017 m-series so will focus on other aspects. The remote is decent but doesn't have any learning functionality (e.g can't teach it to control my fire tv). I connected the TV to a vizio soundbar via hdmi port1 to make use of ARC (allow tv remote to also control the soundbar) but this effectively prevents me from connecting an HDR capable device (e.g. nvidia shield or xbox) at the same time because only hdmi1 is HDR capable. If i do connect an HDR capable device, I would need to do without ARC (e.g. optical cable). The smart features on this TV are basically a hybrid of chromecast ultra and html5 cloud-based apps (built in). Of the available built-in apps, netflix and amazon work pretty well. Netflix app supports 4K hdr/dolby vision. The amazon app only appears to support 4K resolution (no hdr/dolby). Plex works pretty well but doesn't support live TV features and does strange things to x265 encoded content. The UI for built in apps is sluggish but usable. For non built in apps, the chromecast functionality needs to be used to cast from phone/laptop/tablet. Honestly this solution is messy - Android TV or Roku are superior solutions for smart features. Overall, this is a solid TV in terms of picture quality, but the smart features need work and single hdr/arc hdmi port can be a significant issue if you have multiple hdr devices. If these issues are important for you, then you might want to look toward TCL P605/607 which has similar (ranked slightly lower) picture quality but superior smart features and 3 HDR ports if you can find it at a similar price point.

      I would recommend this to a friend




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