Vizio’s 2015 television lineup is loaded with 4K-capable sets and as we’ve seen in years past, they’re priced to sell with models starting at just $599.
The company’s new M-Series line includes amenities like 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Full Array LED backlighting. Sets also come with Vizio’s Spatial Scaling Engine which upscales 720p and 1080p content to “near” 4K resolution, a feature that’ll be particularly useful considering the lack of true 4K content right now.
The entry-level M43-C1 carries a 43-inch display. It’s priced at $599 and available for purchase as of writing. Pricing and screen size scales up from there and includes sets with screens measuring between 49 inches all the way up to 80 inches. To give you an idea of pricing, the 60-inch M60-C3 will set you back $1,499 while the mammoth 80-inch M80-C3 will command $3,999 when it launches later this year.
Every set, save for the 43-incher, feature 32 separate LED zones that’ll help the display achieve deeper blacks. Another difference is the fact that models 60 inches and larger have a 240Hz “effective” refresh rate (120Hz panels) while the others use a 120Hz “effective” refresh rate (60Hz panels) according to the specs.
The M-Series televisions will come with five HDMI ports that can accept 4K sources although only one will be HDMI 2.0 compliant to accept 4K 60 frames per second feeds.
Have you jumped on the 4K bandwagon yet (or are you planning to do so this year)? My next set will likely be 4K capable but not until my current television kicks the bucket (it’s currently in its seventh year of service).