VIZIO, Inc. recently unveiled its all-new 2017 VIZIO SmartCast E-Series collection, which features 4K Ultra HD High Dynamic Range models for the 55″ class screen sizes and above and Full HD and Ultra HD models for televisions in the 32″ – 80″ class sizes. The televisions in the SmartCast E-Series collection will also feature built-in Chromecast for easier streaming of their favorite apps. The new 75″ and 80″ class size XXL 4K HDR big screens also boast picture quality technologies like High Dynamic Range with HDR10 content support. MSRP for the SmartCast E-Series will range from $209.99 for the 32″ class size, to $3,399.99 for the 80″ class size. The 75″ and 80″ SmartCast E-Series options are already available on VIZIO.com, with models of all sizes coming soon to VIZIO.com and major retailers such as Best Buy, Sam’s Club and Wal-Mart.
The VIZIO SmartCast E-Series collection is known for bringing uncompromised value to consumers. With advanced picture quality technologies like High Dynamic Range with HDR10 content support on the 55″ class size and above, the E-Series is one of the most feature-rich entry-level options available to consumers. Unlike edge-lit LED backlight displays, VIZIO utilizes a powerful Full-Array LED backlight and up to 16 Active LED Zones® that dynamically adjust to on-screen content, producing dark, inky black levels much richer than edge-lit LED backlight displays can deliver. High Dynamic Range with HDR10 content support further enhances big screen viewing by offering greater depth and more vibrant contrast. HDR10 enables compatibility with HDR Blu-ray players from Samsung (UHD-K8500) and Philips (BDP7501/F7), as well as PS4 and Xbox One S game consoles. Clear Action™ 240 technology and ultra-fast 120Hz Effective Refresh Rate, achieved with backlight scanning, ensures action-packed scenes are consistently smooth, stable and realistic.
“Our E-Series collection is known for offering features that simply aren’t found on other entry-level models in the market, and the new 2017 E-Series collection is no different. With the addition of 75″ and 80″ class screen sizes to the line-up, value-minded shoppers who want to go big now have access to powerful picture quality in an XXL screen,” said Matt McRae, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. “High Dynamic Range with HDR10 content support provides another reason to upgrade by allowing consumers to get the most out of their HDR Blu-Ray players and game consoles.”
Like every display, sound bar and speaker in the VIZIO SmartCast collection, the all-new E-Series displays allow users to simply stream and control their entertainment. With Chromecast built-in, consumers can simply tap the Cast button in popular Chromecast-enabled apps like Netflix and YouTube to stream their entertainment to the big screen. By downloading the VIZIO SmartCast app, users can control their display from any room in the home, search for content across multiple apps at once and stream shows directly to their E-Series display through the Google Assistant on devices like Google Home. To further simplify the out-of-box experience, an all-new remote is included with all E-Series models to seamlessly allow users to complete the first-time set-up of their display without a phone or tablet. Once set-up is complete, the remote continues to provide access to the on-screen menu, sidebar settings and more.