Vizio is the epitome of affordable, reliable TVs.
For the new season of programming, Vizio is bringing a number of new features to its TVs like voice assistant integration and ATSC tuners, alongside an increase in local dimming zones while keeping the pricing low for those on a budget. Black Friday is a great time for deep discounts and we’re sharing our favorites.
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The Vizio E-Series did not perform well in the limited time we were able to use it. Black levels could have been better, and its viewing angles prevent the TVs from being used as a main TV for your whole family.
Vizio’s newest models come in a variety of sizes. Combined with the latest HDR technologies, it could be enough to keep even the bluest among us interested.
Overall, although the 2018 E-Series design is traditional and rather simple, it doesn’t call much focus on itself like some of its silver or aluminum brushed counterparts from Samsung or LG might.
Consider the footprint of your furniture compared to the TV size before purchasing. The TV is designed to be mounted such that the screen faces downward.
The feet on the stand enable it to better grip a surface and resist tipping.
For people who enjoy over-the-air broadcasts, the new 2018 Vizio TV models include an ATSC tuner for free.
The SmartCast OS interface is similar to what we saw on Vizio TVs from 2017, so it’s not the best experience if you’re used to Android TV.
Fortunately, having Chromecast built-in is an advantage and Vizio tells us that an iPhone app for YouTube TV will be available soon.
For new television models in 2018, the integration of Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant is expected to include voice control.
With Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant both able to interact with any number of devices, there are various reasons why you may want one over the other.
The E-Series has 16 zones of local dimming. The 65 inch size has 12 zones which will make for less than stellar images.
The 2018 E-Series and Clear Action 240 TVs support HDR10, HLG and Dolby Vision HDR content.
Vizio’s E-Series uses both IPS and VA panels, but it does not explicitly say which TVs have which panel. You will want to check the specs before investing in a certain TV.
The inputs for all devices have been upgraded to HDCP 2.2/HDMI 2.0, allowing people to keep up with new forms of compatible technology that arise in the future such as HDR formats and Picture-in-Picture options.
Overall, the Vizio E-Series remains a solid budget option. It may not be at the top of its game in 2018 but you won t have to worry about breaking your bank by buying one. If you are after an inexpensive, top selling 4K TV, this is the one for you.
The features herein, like the full-array backlit panel and SmartCast OS, are uncommon among entry-level TVs. Notwithstanding a few nifty bits, the Vizio E55 TV doesn’t produce particularly deep blacks or top quality picture.
If you’re planning on investing in a larger E-Series screen, we’d recommend the higher-priced M-Series model for deeper blacks and a better quality picture that’s visible to the eye.