All-New 2017 VIZIO SmartCast™ E-Series™ Collection Debuts with XXL 75" and 80" Big Screens
All Full-Array LED Backlit Models Bring Added Value to Consumers with Large 4K HDR Screen Size Options and Powerful Picture Quality Technologies Like High Dynamic Range
| February 28, 2017 |
IRVINE, California – VIZIO, Inc. unveiled today its all-new 2017 VIZIO SmartCast E-Series collection. Highlighted by 4K Ultra HD High Dynamic Range models for the 55" class screen sizes and above, the collection also includes Full HD and Ultra HD models, ranging from 32" - 80" class sizes. All E-Series models feature Chromecast built-in, the easiest way for viewers to stream apps they know and love, and the new 75" and 80" class size XXL 4K HDR big screens also boast picture quality technologies like High Dynamic Range with HDR10 content support. The VIZIO SmartCast E-Series collection ranges in price from $209.99 for the 32" class size, to $3,399.99 for the 80" class size. Both the 75" and 80" models are available now at VIZIO.com, with the entire collection coming soon to VIZIO.com and retailers nationwide including Best Buy, Costco, Walmart and Sam's Club.
The VIZIO SmartCast E-Series collection is known for bringing uncompromised value to consumers. With advanced picture quality technologies like High Dynamic Range with HDR10 content support on the 55" class size and above, the E-Series is one of the most feature-rich entry-level options available to consumers. Unlike edge-lit LED backlight displays, VIZIO utilizes a powerful Full-Array LED backlight and up to 16 Active LED Zones® that dynamically adjust to on-screen content, producing dark, inky black levels much richer than edge-lit LED backlight displays can deliver. High Dynamic Range with HDR10 content support further enhances big screen viewing by offering greater depth and more vibrant contrast. HDR10 enables compatibility with HDR Blu-ray players from Samsung (UHD-K8500) and Philips (BDP7501/F7), as well as PS4 and Xbox One S game consoles. Clear Action™ 240 technology and ultra-fast 120Hz Effective Refresh Rate, achieved with backlight scanning, ensures action-packed scenes are consistently smooth, stable and realistic.
"Our E-Series collection is known for offering features that simply aren't found on other entry-level models in the market, and the new 2017 E-Series collection is no different. With the addition of 75" and 80" class screen sizes to the line-up, value-minded shoppers who want to go big now have access to powerful picture quality in an XXL screen," said Matt McRae, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. "High Dynamic Range with HDR10 content support provides another reason to upgrade by allowing consumers to get the most out of their HDR Blu-Ray players and game consoles."
Like every display, sound bar and speaker in the VIZIO SmartCast collection, the all-new E-Series displays allow users to simply stream and control their entertainment. With Chromecast built-in, consumers can simply tap the Cast button in popular Chromecast-enabled apps like Netflix and YouTube to stream their entertainment to the big screen1. By downloading theVIZIO SmartCast app, users can control their display from any room in the home, search for content across multiple apps at once and stream shows directly to their E-Series display through the Google Assistant on devices like Google Home2. To further simplify the out-of-box experience, an all-new remote is included with all E-Series models to seamlessly allow users to complete the first-time set-up of their display without a phone or tablet. Once set-up is complete, the remote continues to provide access to the on-screen menu, sidebar settings and more.
For more information on the VIZIO E-Series collection or VIZIO SmartCast visit VIZIO.com.
1 - Works with Chromecast-enabled apps on Android 4.1+ smartphones and tablets; iOS 7.0+ iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod®. Subscriptions may be required to access certain content.
2 - The third party applications and content described herein may only be available in certain countries and languages, may require additional fees or subscription charges, and may be subject to future updates, modifications, interruption and/or discontinuation of service without notice, and VIZIO has no control over such content. Google account required to download apps from the Google Play store.
VIZIO's mission is to deliver the ultimate entertainment experience through our community of connected consumers, advertisers, and media content providers. Through our connected entertainment platform, VIZIO is transforming the way consumers discover and experience media content. Since our founding in California in 2002, VIZIO has built an industry-leading brand and sold over 75 million products, including televisions, sound bars and other devices. VIZIO is a leading HDTV brand in America (1) and is the #1 sound bar brand in America (2). VIZIO product leadership is highlighted by a number of industry reviews and awards, making the 2016 collection the most awarded in company history. The VIZIO SmartCast P-Series, M-Series and E-Series Home Theater Displays all received Reviewed.com Editor's Choice awards (3) and are all listed as CNET's "Best TVs of 2016 (4)." The VIZIO M-Series SmartCast Home Theater Display was awarded Editor's Choice from CNET with an 8.8 rating (5) and the VIZIO SmartCast 65" E-Series Home Theater Display (E65u-D3) was awarded Reviewed.com's "Best TV of the Year" award for 2016 (6). Also, the VIZIO D-Series earned a 2016 Editor's Choice award from PC Magazine (7). For more information, please call 888-VIZIOCE or visit www.VIZIO.com.
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1 - The NPD Group / Weekly Retail Tracking Service, based on TV units sold in the U.S. from Dec. 30, 2012- Aug. 27, 2016
2 - The NPD Group / Weekly Retail Tracking Service, based on sound bar units sold in the U.S. from Dec. 30, 2012- Aug. 27, 2016
3 - reviewed.com for full reviews for the VIZIO SmartCast P-Series (published: 10/28/2016), VIZIO SmartCast M-Series (published: 10/5/2016) and VIZIO SmartCast E-Series (published: 9/13/2016)
4 - Visit CNET.com for full article (published: 12/16/2016)
5 - Visit CNET.com for the full review, published 9/16/2016
6 - Visit reviewed.com for the full E65u-D3 review, published 11/14/16
7 - Visit pcmag.com for the full VIZIO D-Series review, published 3/24/16