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The line is called the “M” series and offers 8 screen sizes from 43-inches ($599) to 80-inches ($3999). While all have 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution, there are no quantum dots for a wider color gamut or higher dynamic range that will be available from other vendors in select 4K models. 3D is also omitted. Like Vizio’s 2014 4K UHD “P” series the “M”s offer LCD panels using full array LED backlighting with local dimming. The 65-inch has 32 dimmable zones. Based on the specifications, it employs a 10-bit LCD panel.

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Vizio unveils its latest batch of super cheap 4K TVs
After releasing its first lineup of aggressively priced 4K UHD TVs last year, Vizio is doubling down with its newest batch. The company's new M-series collection of Smart TVs starts at $599 for a 43-inch set and goes all the way up to $3,999 for the top-of-the-line 80-inch set. As with previous collections, this range is cheap through and through, and shows Vizio fighting hard for mainstream consumers as 4K becomes the standard.Like last fall's P-series, the super thin M-series features Full Array LED backlighting, which allows for the even distribution of light across 32 LED zones in the screen's back panel. The sets also include a Spatial Scaling Engine, which upscales 720p and 1080p content to "near 4K" resolution (which could prove useful for sports fans and those watching Netflix and Amazon series on the onboard apps).
"Competition is heating up"
In the months since Vizio unveiled its 4K lineup, the competition has heated up to get UHD TVs in consumers' homes. Samsung this month announced the pricing for its "seductive" curved SUHD sets that were first unveiled at CES. Starting at $949 for the so-called "regular" 40-inch set, the prices are certainly attractive. Still, $599 is hard to beat. The M series is available right now at Best Buy, Walmart, and other outlets. http://www.theverge.com/2015/4/13/8399079/vizio-4k-uhd-television-cheap-mainstream If in wrong section please move and I apologize!
 

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Seems kinda early to be competing on price in a market that isn't all that far along. Of course that's Vizio's bread and butter but it doesn't leave much room for later.

An interesting side note: my local Costco is down to one or two UHD display models.
 

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IRVINE, Calif., April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- VIZIO, the #1 Smart TV company in the U.S.1, announced today the rollout of its second Ultra HD line-up, the all-new 2015 M-Series Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV collection. Backed by the brand's leadership in Ultra HD technology, the VIZIO M-Series offers a wide range of screen sizes from 43" to 80", as well as stunning picture quality and access to several Ultra HD streaming apps. The collection features a Spatial Scaling Engine to upscale lower resolution content to near 4K Ultra HD picture resolution2, along with Full-Array LED backlighting with up to 32 Active LED Zones, and up to Clear Action 720, which together produce a stunningly beautiful Ultra HD experience. Consumers can find the all-new M-Series rolling out now to retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, BJ's Wholesale, Costco Wholesale, Sam's Club, Target, VIZIO.com and Walmart.

The all-new VIZIO M-Series Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV collection displays over 8.3 million pixels in every image, four times the resolution of 1080p Full HD, bringing breathtaking detail and clarity into consumers' homes. Full-Array LED backlighting offers an even distribution of light for superior uniformity as compared to Edge-Lit TVs, and up to 32 Active LED Zones deliver precise, controlled backlighting with extremely high contrast and deep black levels. Active Pixel Tuning enables pixel-level adjustments of brightness for increased picture accuracy and contrast. For the fast-action lover or sports enthusiast, the M-Series line-up boasts up to Clear Action 720 with a blazing 240Hz effective refresh rate achieved with backlight scanning. These technologies, combined with powerful image processing, allow for sharper detail and ensure fast moving scenes appear clearer than ever.

"VIZIO is committed to providing mainstream access to Ultra HD technology," said Matt McRae, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. "Last fall we disrupted the market with the VIZIO 50" P-Series Ultra HD Smart TV, now the #1 Selling UHD TV3, and this year, we're poised to do it again with M-Series. Ultra HD is here to stay and consumers are continuing to seek out technologies that deliver a more immersive entertainment experience. With Ultra HD content options on the rise, VIZIO is committed to ensuring consumers have the ability to enjoy the enhancements in picture quality in their homes at the best possible value."

The M-Series Ultra HD collection gives consumers a great reason to upgrade with additional Ultra HD apps and more native Ultra HD content options available. The 2015 collection features the latest generation VIZIO Smart TV platform, VIZIO Internet Apps Plus, and is equipped with ultra-fast 802.11ac dual-band WiFi and VIZIO's V6 six-core processor. This translates into a fast, easy-to-use experience for the consumer, with access to the latest app options4 including Ultra HD content from Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, UltraFlix and Toon Goggles5. For users enjoying sports, movies or TV shows produced at 720p or 1080p resolutions, the M-Series is equipped with a powerful Spatial Scaling Engine, which beautifully transforms HD content to create a beautifully upscaled Ultra HD resolution image with better accuracy and clarity to provide an all-around more immersive viewing experience.

Support for HDCP 2.2 allows playback of protected Ultra HD content while the latest HDMI 2.0 standard enables Ultra HD playback at 60Hz. This helps to ensure consumers using next generation cable and satellite receivers, Blu-ray players and game consoles that support Ultra HD content playback, will be able to plug and play those devices with their M-Series Smart TV.

"The Ultra HD TV market in North America grew more than 1.5 million units in 2014 as consumers found more affordable sets later in the year after VIZIO launched the P-Series," said Paul Gagnon, Director of TV Research at IHS. "In 2015, we expect shipments of Ultra HD TVs to more than triple to 5.4 million units on greater availability of content and even more affordable prices."

From a design perspective, the VIZIO M-Series has been purposefully crafted with an all-new design that distinguishes it from the rest. Built using select materials, an elegantly slim profile and ultra-thin bezel, the all-new M-Series delivers an immersive, near borderless entertainment experience that complements any room. Additionally, the collection includes a two-sided remote with a backlit QWERTY keyboard, making searching for Ultra HD content and typing a breeze, even in the dark.

Consumers can find the all-new M-Series Ultra HD Smart TV collection rolling out both in-store and online through key retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, BJ's Wholesale, Costco Wholesale, Sam's Club, Target, VIZIO.com and Walmart. MSRP pricing for the collection starts at $599.99 for the 43" M-Series Ultra HD Smart TV up to $3,999.99 for the 80" class size.
 

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M-Series Full-Array LED Ultra HD Smart TV Collection Pricing

M-Series 43" Ultra HD Full Array LED Smart TV - $599.99
M-Series 49" Ultra HD Full Array LED Smart TV - $769.99
M-Series 50" Ultra HD Full Array LED Smart TV - $799.99
M-Series 55" Ultra HD Full Array LED Smart TV - $999.99
M-Series 60" Ultra HD Full Array LED Smart TV - $1499.99
M-Series 65" Ultra HD Full Array LED Smart TV - $1699.99
M-Series 70" Ultra HD Full Array LED Smart TV - $2199.99
M-Series 75" Ultra HD Full Array LED Smart TV - $2999.99
M-Series 80" Ultra HD Full Array LED Smart TV - $3999.99
 
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HDCP 2.2, HDMI 2.0, 4K @ 60Hz, 240Hz effective refresh rate, 802.11ac, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and UltraFlix streaming - all import bases seem to be covered.

And the $599 list price probably means a sub-$500 price on sale. Not bad at all!

So, what's missing? I assume HDR, and deep colors. What else?
 

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Missing? Isn't it HDMI 2.0a now?

Everybody that has faith Vizio's implementation of the latest and greatest versions of HDMI and HDCP are spot on, raise your wallets.
 
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HDMI 2.0 is supposed to be firmware upgradable 2.0a, but it's a moot point because 2.0a is for HDR, and these sets are unlikely to support that anyway.
 

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Are the people concerned with those things likely to be buying Visio?
Even if you have no intentions of buying a Vizio set, there are still at least two major reasons to be excited about this announcement:

First of all, such an extensive line-up of UHD TV sets, covering the entire spectrum of screen sizes at such low prices is guaranteed to put a huge pressure on all TV manufacturers, driving the prices down.

Second, at this price point (cheaper than an iPad!) UHD sets will sell like hot cakes this Fall! And that should speed up the acceptance of the UHD format dramatically. I think this year will be the breakthrough year for UHD!
 
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This is good news. It is good to see a fire being lit under the 4k TV manufacturers. 1080p's days will soon be relegated to black Friday closeout specials, once 4k TVs reach 1080p pricing!
 

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I just purchased a Vizio M55-C2 4K UHDTV from Best Buy for $999.99.



Best Buy included Free Delivery&Setup,Free Electronic Recyling(hauling away my old non-working HDTV).



Depending what you will use your new 4K UHDTV for you can check out all the 4K UHDTV ratings at www.rtings.com
 

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I just purchased a Vizio M55-C2 4K UHDTV from Best Buy for $999.99.



Best Buy included Free Delivery&Setup,Free Electronic Recyling(hauling away my old non-working HDTV).



Depending what you will use your new 4K UHDTV for you can check out all the 4K UHDTV ratings at www.rtings.com
Walmart has the same TV for $50 cheaper
http://www.walmart.com/ip/43310253?...0831912&wl4=&wl5=pla&wl6=127090158512&veh=sem
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MacMall has it for $909
http://www.macmall.com/p/Vizio-Vide...wbgoogleshop&gclid=CLDzzriw7cYCFYsRHwodU8EFEw

Also looks like BestBuy has dropped the price by $50. might want to call and get them to at least price match.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/vizio-m...0&ksdevice=c&gclid=CKn6_duw7cYCFVOQHwodibwPHA
 

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Walmart has the same TV for $50 cheaper
http://www.walmart.com/ip/43310253?...0831912&wl4=&wl5=pla&wl6=127090158512&veh=sem
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MacMall has it for $909
http://www.macmall.com/p/Vizio-Vide...wbgoogleshop&gclid=CLDzzriw7cYCFYsRHwodU8EFEw

Also looks like BestBuy has dropped the price by $50. might want to call and get them to at least price match.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/vizio-m...0&ksdevice=c&gclid=CKn6_duw7cYCFVOQHwodibwPHA

Thanks for the information,yes I ordered that TV in the morning and the price dropped that same afternoon.I did call and got the $949 price from Best Buy.:oldsmile2
 
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