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Vizio launches 2017 D-Series line of value-minded smart TVs

By Shawn Knight ยท 11 replies
Mar 28, 2017
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  1. Vizio on Tuesday unveiled its 2017 lineup of D-Series, value-minded smart televisions with models ranging in size from 24 inches up through 65 inches.

    Pricing starts at $139.99 for the Vizio D-Series 24-inch LED Smart TV (D24h-E1) and scales up accordingly for 32-inch, 39-inch, 40-inch and 43-inch models, all of which (except the 24-inch model) feature full-array LED backlighting with up to 12 active LED zones and 1080p displays.

    If it’s a 4K set you’re after, be prepared to plunk down at least $419.99 for the D-Series 43-inch full-array LED unit (model D43-E2). The other 4K sets in the series are as follows:

    • Vizio D-Series 50-inch Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV (D50-E1) MSRP $499.99
    • Vizio D-Series 55-inch Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV (D55-E0) MSRP $569.99
    • Vizio D-Series 65-inch Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV (D65-E0) MSRP $899.99

    The sets also include a 120Hz effective refresh rate and Vizio’s Internet Apps Plus (the “smart” interface). The 4K units support the latest HDMI standards and high-quality streaming thanks to the built-in V8 octa-core processor, HEVC decoding and 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi.

    D-Series sets are available as of writing from Vizio’s website and will soon be in stock at retailers including Best Buy, Sam’s Club, Target and Walmart, just to name a few.

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  2. alabama man

    alabama man TS Guru Posts: 563   +355

    Just sell it without the smart and you can drop price even more. Would love a three 65" screen setup for simulators and stuff but don't want "smart" features, just the panel and input.
    MonkeyBoyX8000 and Reehahs like this.
  3. Greg S

    Greg S TS Evangelist Posts: 1,607   +443

    I'm still waiting for cheaper OLED panels.
    MonkeyBoyX8000 likes this.
  4. EClyde

    EClyde TS Evangelist Posts: 1,867   +695

    I'm waiting for the 24 hr Boobies channel before I invest
  5. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,824   +427

    Waiting for TVs that don't have silly feet. --_--

    lol seriously though, those feet are so silly. They should stick with the single base in the middle.
  6. Greg S

    Greg S TS Evangelist Posts: 1,607   +443

    Actually a good point as well. I don't like those either. It makes it hard to put them on a base that isn't fairly wide.
    Reehahs likes this.
  7. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 2,792   +2,611

    The cheapness really shows...they only spy on you in 720p.
    MonkeyBoyX8000 and Kenrick like this.
  8. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 5,534   +3,914

    Well, despite some of the comments I found it to be a pretty good product. In fact the only serious fault I could find are those stupid little legs it sits on. Requires you to have to buy a pretty decent size table to put it on! Certainly would be nice to have a few different options ... especially for those of us not willing to risk ruining the plaster walls by putting up a wall mount!
    Kibaruk likes this.
  9. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,412   +629

    Or two smaller tables.
    Uncle Al, Kibaruk and Reehahs like this.
  10. Theinsanegamer

    Theinsanegamer TS Evangelist Posts: 1,587   +1,797

    "value minded" as in "we are trying our hardest to mine ever last scrap of data about you through this device, since it's margins are so low"

    Dont ever let this thing on any network, ever.
    But then how will they make profit off of you after you have bought your new TV? Think of the poor corporations!
  11. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,286

    All reasonable points so I'm waiting for y'all to inform me when it happens.
  12. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,786   +1,171

    Before I bought one, because to me the brand was unkown, I saw them side by side with LG, Sony, Samsung, and they all looked the same quality wise.

    I bought it, never looked back. I don't care that they know what channels or what I'm using my tv for, heck, besides plugging it to an hdmi I don't do anything else with it.

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