Visio OLED 4K UHD (2020) review: For the public


As others have noted, I find the extreme brightness of this TV to be lower in factory “calibrated” mode than the more expensive OLEDs. This problem is easily rectified, although not completely mitigated; You can bump luminance in the Advanced Picture Settings menu, which makes high dynamic range (HDR) content a bit more vibrant.

As with all OLED panels, you can burn some screens (where the content leaves an impression on the TV’s panel) showing for several if you leave the same station (or desktop app bar, or game menu) over the lifetime of the unit. Has been hours a day. I would suggest a standard LED TV, like the TCL 6 Series, if you think this might be an issue, but it really won’t be for most people.

It is organic

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Don’t get lukewarm excitement on the forums you get. Trust me: Even though it’s not quite as detailed as bright OLEDs in bright or dark scenes (or in brighter rooms), this TV still looks remarkable.

I watched everything from 4K Blu-ray discs to 720p Plex streams, and in every instance, I found how great the TV is with this price tag. All I had to do was turn on the luminance and turn off the motion smoothie – I would work on any new TV. From there, everything I played was nothing short of spectacular. In previous years, the gap between TV which was two or three times the price would be staggering. This year, it feels like a small leap over a garden hose.

One area gives the upper hand to Visio with its Smartcast interface. This is easily my favorite of the three major OLED TV companies for its intuitive interface and related app. I like that it supports both Apple AirPlay and Google Chromecast, so casting from any phone is a breeze.

It is superior to Sony’s OLED when it comes to game consoles. The Vizio is one of the few TVs on the market with an HDMI 2.1 port, along with full support for using the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X at 4K resolution with a 120-frame-per-second refresh rate. As of publication, the only TV to support this functionality is the LG CX (and other pricier LG models).

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I wasn’t able to test the new game system either in my review period (and I’ve heard that there may be some initial compatibility issues), but upgrading your TV (if you’ve got the cash) uses these features. Absolutely worthwhile to do and make the most of your shiny new console.

Vizio’s OLED has some visual compromise, but overall, this new TV has the best price-to-performance ratio you’ll find outside TCL’s 6-Series. Be sure to wait for the holiday sale, as it usually gets closer to $ 1,000, if it doesn’t dip below. If I were in the market for a new TV right now, it would be at the very top of my list.

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