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Vizio Rolls Out Smart Ultra HD TV Line

Screens range from 43” to 80” 4/13/2015 10:45:00 AM Eastern

Irvine, Calif. — Vizio has introduced its second Ultra HD TV lineup with nine new LED models, all with smart-TV capabilities.

The new M-series Ultra HD full-array LED smart-TV collection offers screen sizes from 43 to 80 inches, all featuring a spatial scaling engine to up-scale lower-resolution content to near-4K, along with full-array LED backlighting with up to 32 active LED zones.

Full-array LED backlighting offers an even distribution of light for superior uniformity as compared with edge-lit TVs, the company said, and the active LED zones are said to deliver precise, controlled backlighting with extremely high contrast and deep black levels. Active pixel tuning enables pixel-level adjustments of brightness for increased picture accuracy and contrast.

To improve fast-action scenes such as live sports, the M-series lineup offers "up to Clear Action 720" with a 240Hz effective refresh rate achieved with backlight scanning for sharper detail, Vizio said.

The line has Vizio's latest-generation smart-TV platform, Vizio Internet Apps Plus, driven by dual-band Wi-Fi and a V6 six-core processor.

The TVs support HDCP 2.2 playback and have HDMI 2.0 connectors.

All TVs in the line include a two-sided remote with a backlit QWERTY keyboard.

  The M series is rolling out now to retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, BJ’s Wholesale, Costco Wholesale, Sam’s Club, Target and Walmart, and on Vizio.com.

Pricing and sizes are as follows: 43-inch, $599; 49-inch, $769; 50-inch, $799; 55-inch, $999; 60-inch, $1,499; 65-inch, $1,699; 70-inch, $2,199; 75-inch, $2,999; and 80-inch, $3,999.

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