Collection Features A Revamped Smart Streaming Experience Coming This Summer with VIZIO SmartCast TV(SM)
IRVINE, Calif., June 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- VIZIO, Inc. announced today the availability of its all-new 2017 VIZIO SmartCast P-Series Ultra HD HDR XLED Pro Display collection to the Canadian market. Powered by XLED Pro, VIZIO's most powerful full-array local dimming backlight technology, and XHDR Pro™ with Dolby Vision™ and HDR10 content support, the 2017 P-Series pushes the boundaries of color, contrast and detail to deliver a more breathtaking picture than ever before1. Excellent high dynamic range picture performance is complimented by an intuitive smart streaming experience designed with consumers in mind. Coming this summer, SmartCast TV will enable users to browse featured content and a curated list of apps directly on the big screen with the included remote. For those who prefer to control their entertainment via a mobile device, SmartCast Mobile is an app available for download for iOS and Android™ that seamlessly transforms mobile devices into powerful touchscreen remotes. And with Chromecast built-in, consuers can stream thousands of apps they know and love straight to their display2. The all-new VIZIO SmartCast P-Series Ultra HD HDR XLED Pro Display lineup starts at $1,799 (CAN) for the 55" class size and is available now online and in-store through Costco Canada.
The 2017 P-Series Ultra HD HDR XLED Pro collection builds on the success of the 2016 lineup which received an Editors' Choice rating from Reviewed.com3 and was listed as one of the "Best TVs of 2016" by CNET4. With enriched brightness, XLED Pro full-array local dimming technology delivers some of the industry's best full-white brightness performance to reveal new detail with enhanced shadows and highlights.Consumers interested in a 2017 P-Series will also appreciate a dramatically expanded contrast range complete with lifelike detail and clarity that redefines the viewing experience, thanks in large part to HDR performance with Dolby Vision and HDR10 content support. Consumers can enjoy the latest blockbuster moves in High Dynamic Range, either streamed to the big screen from supporting apps, or through supported UHD blu-ray players. Viewers will notice the impact of Ultra Color Spectrum™, which offers over one billion colors to produce richer, more accurate color detail. For viewers who appreciate rich, inky blacks, the Xtreme Black Engine Pro™ enables precise backlight control utilizing up to 128 local dimming zones to adapt brightness to the on-screen image and achieve extremely deep black levels. Additionally, Clear Action™ 960 technology and an ultra-fast 240Hz effective refresh rate achieved with backlight scanning ensures action-packed scenes are smooth, stable and realistic.
"With the P-Series, VIZIO's picture quality expertise really comes to life in the living room," said Matt McRae, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. "We've combined XLED Pro, our most powerful full-array local dimming backlight, with a range of other premium technologies to push the boundaries of High Dynamic Range and dramatically enhance the viewing experience with added detail, color and contrast. With the introduction of SmartCast TV this summer, P-Series is definitely the collection to consider for those in search of excellent picture performance and a robust smart streaming experience."
As a member of the VIZIO SmartCast collection, every P-Series offers an intuitive smart streaming experience. Available this summer as an over-the-air update to 2016 SmartCast Ultra HD displays and all 2017 SmartCast models, VIZIO is bringing the SmartCast mobile experience to the big screen by making apps accessible directly from the display. The SmartCast TV home screen greets users with content recommendations and favorite apps. Users can easily browse content with their remote before launching TV shows, movies and more, directly from their display with the touch of a button. A revamped out-of-box experience and easy first-time setup helps consumers get their displays up and running. SmartCast Mobile offers yet another way for consumers to access their favorite entertainment. By simply downloading the SmartCast Mobile iOS or Android app, users can turn their mobile devices into the ultimate touchscreen remote where they can search, browse and stream content and control display settings from any room in the house. Apps like Crackle, Pluto TV, Red Bull TV and more have been integrated into VIZIO SmartCast Mobile allowing viewers to easily search and stream shows from their mobile devices to the big screen.
All VIZIO SmartCast displays feature Chromecast built-in which allows viewers to browse thousands of Chromecast-enabled apps – including 4K and HDR content from apps like Netflix – on their mobile devices. By simply tapping the Cast button in Chromecast-enabled apps, or using voice to control their display with the Google Assistant on devices like Google Home, consumers can stream their favorite shows and movies right to the big screen. The Quick Start Mode allows VIZIO users to turn on their displays automatically with a tap of the Cast button. By simply launching a Chromecast-enabled app, users can tap the Cast button and their display will turn on automatically and start streaming the selected entertainment. VIZIO P-Series displays are also compatible with Chromecast Ultra.
For more information on the all-new 2017 VIZIO SmartCast P-Series Ultra HD HDR XLED Pro Display collection visit VIZIO.ca.
2017 VIZIO SmartCast™ P-Series™ 55" Ultra HD HDR XLED Pro™ Display™ (P55) MSRP $1,799 CAN
2017 VIZIO SmartCast™ P-Series™ 65" Ultra HD HDR XLED Pro™ Display™ (P65) MSRP $2,999 CAN
2017 VIZIO SmartCast™ P-Series™ 75" Ultra HD HDR XLED Pro™ Display™ (P75) MSRP $4,999 CAN
1Compared to previous generations of VIZIO SmartCast displays.
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.
3 Visit reviewed.com for full reviews for the VIZIO SmartCast P-Series (published: 10/28/2016)
4 Visit CNET.com for full article (published: 12/16/2016)
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 America1 and is the #1 sound bar brand in America2. 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 awards3 and are all listed as CNET's "Best TVs of 20164." The VIZIO M-Series SmartCast Home Theater Display was awarded Editor's Choice from CNET with an 8.8 rating5 and the VIZIO SmartCast 65" E-Series Home Theater Display (E65u-D3) was awarded Reviewed.com's "Best TV of the Year" award for 20166. Also, the VIZIO D-Series earned a 2016 Editor's Choice award from PC Magazine7. For more information, please call 888-VIZIOCE or visit www.VIZIO.com.
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1 The NPD Group, Inc. / Weekly Retail Tracking Service, based on TV units sold in the U.S. from Jan. 5, 2014 – April 8,2017
2 The NPD Group, Inc. / Weekly Retail Tracking Service, based on sound bar units sold in the U.S. from Jan. 5, 2014 – April 8, 2017
3 Visit 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
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