IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VIZIO, the #1 Smart TV Company in the U.S.1, today announced the Canadian availability of its all-new P-Series Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV collection, offering advanced local dimming with up to 72 Active LED Zones™, Spatial Scaling Engine technology for beautiful upscaling of HD content to near 4K Ultra HD picture quality, and VIZIO's V6 six-core processor for powerful performance. The VIZIO P-Series Ultra HD Smart TV collection has been engineered to offer consumers excellent picture quality, delivering a comprehensive 4K Ultra HD solution. VIZIO P-Series Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TVs will be available in 50", 60" and 70" class screen sizes.
Having launched in the U.S. market earlier this fall, the VIZIO P-Series Ultra HD collection has already been heralded by Reviewed.com as the Best Value 4K TV and Best Mid-Range LCD2 TV of the year. Available initially at Best Buy Canada and Future Shop retail locations and through their stores' online channels, P-Series Ultra HD TVs feature the latest technologies. With four times the resolution of 1080p Full HD, the P-Series Ultra HD collection offers Canadian consumers higher detail in every picture. Full-Array LED backlighting allows for better light uniformity, offering up to 72 Active LED Zones, raising the bar for LED backlight performance. For a more vibrant, beautiful picture when compared to edge-lit LED backlight sets, each Active LED Zone in the P-Series TVs dynamically adjusts to discretely control the backlight to match content on-screen, generating deeper black levels and higher contrast levels for a greatly enhanced picture compared to edge-lit LED sets.
VIZIO's new P-Series Ultra HD Smart TV collection is optimized to deliver consumer entertainment in near 4K Ultra HD picture quality right out of the box for a beautifully simple Ultra HD experience. The Spatial Scaling Engine has been engineered to beautifully transform 1080p Full HD entertainment into spectacular near Ultra HD. As consumption of movies and TV shows through streaming services continues to grow, the P-Series Ultra HD Smart TVs have been fully designed to stream 4K Ultra HD from popular apps like Netflix and later this year, UltraFlix4.
"As proven with reviews from leading U.S. technology outlets, the P-Series collection will now also offer Canadian consumers outstanding Ultra HD picture and performance," said Matt McRae, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. "With 4K popularity and content options on the rise, consumers are now demanding innovations to upgrade their viewing experience. Technologies such as HEVC H.265 codec, 802.11ac dual-band WiFi, and support for the latest HDMI standards all give Canadian consumers the Ultra HD solutions that matter most."
On top of standout picture quality, P-Series Ultra HD Smart TV viewers will appreciate Clear Action Rate 960 from VIZIO. Perfect for watching a hockey game and following the fast moving action, Clear Action Rate 960 boasts an effective refresh rate of 240 Hz, ensuring viewers enjoy a crisp, smooth picture with superior motion clarity when watching their favorite fast-action scenes. Beautifully crisp images are further enhanced by Advanced Color Management and Active Pixel Tuning technologies. These critical innovations deliver color, contrast and picture detail accuracy for an outstanding viewing experience.
Committed to providing a multitude of entertainment options for Canadian consumers as the #1 Smart TV Company in the U.S.1, VIZIO designed P-Series Ultra HD Smart TVs to support the latest standard in streaming thanks to VIZIO Internet Apps Plus®. VIZIO's latest connected platform is equipped with support for the HEVC H.265 codec and 802.11ac dual-band WiFi for a more robust streaming experience that is up to 3x faster3. These advancements enable consumers to easily stream Ultra HD content through apps like Netflix and launching later this year, UltraFlix4, with HDCP 2.2 built-in for playback of protected Ultra HD content. Support for the latest HDMI 2.0 standards helps ensure consumers continue to enjoy their P-series Ultra HD Smart TV into the future as more consumer electronics devices enter the market, enabling playback of 4K Ultra HD content at up to 60 fps. VIZIO Internet Apps Plus offers consumers an intuitive experience with seamless second-screen interactivity through Netflix and YouTube that allows users to search for content on the corresponding app on their Android and Apple iOS mobile devices. When the TV and device are on the same WiFi network, consumers can simply click to play the content on the big screen, controlling playback on the TV from their device. VIZIO Internet Apps Plus features a multitude of popular apps like Netflix, YouTube, Yahoo! News, Flickr, Crackle, among others.
To support the excellent picture quality and Ultra HD experience in the P-Series Ultra HD collection, VIZIO engineered the V6 six-core processor. Comprised of a quad-core GPU plus dual-core CPU, the V6 six-core processor delivers maximum speed and advanced graphics processing, enabling an even faster smart TV user experience. To ensure picture quality always remains king, VIZIO also enabled VM50, a dedicated motion and picture-processing engine that beautifully renders every image, including Ultra HD content, with incredible detail.
With an established track record driving mass adoption of new technologies in the U.S. – such as LCD, LED and Smart TV – VIZIO has positioned itself to offer Canadian consumers a 4K Ultra HD solution that not only enhances the home entertainment experience but also raises the bar in terms of picture quality. P-Series carries the same beautifully simple pedigree of the VIZIO E- and M-Series Smart TV collections which launched in the Canadian market in early September 2014, but delivers a new Ultra HD entertainment experience Canadians will appreciate.
Consumers can purchase models from the VIZIO P-Series Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV collection today in-store and online at Best Buy Canada and Future Shop retail locations.
VIZIO P-Series Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV Collection (MSRP)
VIZIO 50" P-Series Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV (P502ui-B1) $1,139,99*
VIZIO 60" P-Series Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV (P602ui-B3) $1,939.99*
VIZIO 70" P-Series Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV (P702ui-B3) $2,849.99*
*PRICES NOT APPLICABLE IN QUEBEC. MSRP does not include applicable fees and taxes. Pricing may vary depending on retailer.
1 The NPD Group / Weekly Tracking Service, Flat Panel TV units with Apps included, Dec 30 2012 – May 24 2014
2 Reviewed.com 2014 Best of the Year Awards
3 IEEE standard 802.11 specifications. Maximum throughput rate of 802.11ac (1300 Mbps) is approximately three times faster than that of 802.11n (450 Mbps). Actual rate will vary, and will be subject to router model, site environment, range, Internet bandwidth and other factors.
4 The applications and content of the VIZIO Internet Apps Plus® pictured may only be available in certain countries or languages, may require additional fees or subscription charges, and may be subject to future updates, modifications or discontinuation without notice.
VIZIO, Inc. is headquartered in Irvine, California. VIZIO skyrocketed to the #1 shipper of LCD television in North America in Q2 20071, within five years from their first shipment, and has been in the top 3 ever since2. VIZIO is now also America's #1 Smart TV company5 and large size LCD TV company3 VIZIO is also the #1 Sound Bar Brand in the U.S4. For over a decade, VIZIO has remained committed to what it does best -- focus on the consumer to deliver visionary products at a great value. The brand is consistently recognized for excellence in customer service, and was awarded 19 Stevie Awards, including the Grand Stevie Award in the 8th Annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. VIZIO offers a broad range of award winning consumer electronics that now include PCs and mobility products. VIZIO's products are found at Amazon, Best Buy, BJ's Wholesale, Costco Wholesale, Sam's Club, Target, Walmart and other retailers in North America. VIZIO has won numerous awards including Reviewed.com's 2014 Best of the Year Value 4K TV, Best of the Year Mid-Range LCD and CES Editor's Choice, "Best of CES 2014" by IGN, "Best of CES 2014" by PC Magazine and "Best of the Best 2014" by UltraHDTV Magazine for its Reference Series Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV. VIZIO's P-Series Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV was also recognized by The Verge as "Best TV of CES" for 2014 as well as awarded "Best of CES" by Complex and "Best of Show" by Wired for 2014. VIZIO also earned #1 ranking in the Inc. 500 for Top Companies in Computers and Electronics and made the lists of Ad Age's Hottest Brands, CNET's Editor's Choice, CNET Best of CES 2011 - Television, CNET Best of CES 2013 – Home Theater and Audio, Sound & Vision's Top Picks, Good Housekeeping's Best Big-Screens, PC World's Best Buy and Popular Mechanics Editor's Choice among many other prestigious honors. For more information, please call 888-VIZIOCE or visit www.VIZIO.com.
1NPD DisplaySearch Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report, North America LCD Shipments Q2 2007
2NPD DisplaySearch Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report, North America LCD Shipments, Annual 2007-2013
3 The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, 60" and greater LCD units sold, Jan 2013 – Mar 2014
4The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, units sold in the U.S., Jan 2011 – Dec 2013
5The NPD Group / Weekly Tracking Service, Flat Panel TV units with Apps included, Dec 30 2012 – May 24 2014
SOURCE VIZIO, Inc.