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Vizio’s first OLED TVs are coming this fall, and they’re priced to move

Vizio’s first OLED TVs are coming this fall, and they’re priced to move

  

Vizio’s first OLED TVs are coming this fall, and they’re priced to move

Vizio made a splash at CES back in January when it announced that it was jumping into the OLED market, and now the TV manufacturer says its first two OLED 4K TV models will arrive this fall with enticingly affordable price tags.

Vizio is also teeing up the rest of its 2020 TV and soundbar lineup, including its new P-Series quantum-dot 4K LCD TVs powered by a revamped image processor, its new flagship Elevate soundbar with swiveling upfiring drivers, and its updated SmartCast 4.0 smart TV software.

While Vizio first spilled the beans about its OLED plans back at CES, it’s only now serving up more details about its upcoming OLED models.

Vizio’s OLED 4K TVs: pricing and availability

Cutting right to the chase, we’re talking two models, both of which are slated for fall: a 65-inch OLED TV for $2,000, and a 55-inch version for $1,300. While a $2,000 TV might sound pricey for Vizio, a brand known for its moderately priced televisions, it’s actually a bargain compared to LG’s upcoming 65-inch CX-series OLED, which is slated to sell for $2,500.

Both of Vizio’s new OLED TVs will boast peak brightness in the 800-nit range, along with a 120Hz refresh rate and (impressively) Dolby Vision, HDR10+ and HLG support. They’ll be powered by Vizio’s new IQ Ultra processor, which delivers 64-bit image processing while using AI and machine learning to upscale HD images, boost contrast and reduce noise. (If you find all the buzzwords confusing, our TV tech terms story explains them all.)

The two OLEDs will also feature Vizio’s new ProGaming Engine, which offers VRR support, AMD FreeSync, real-time HDR tone mapping, an automatic low-latency mode, and an Auto Game Mode that kicks in when the TV detects a gaming signal.

Vizio’s new OLED TVs will only be about 4mm thick at their thinnest points with “pencil-thin” bezels, while their built-in stands will integrate with the upcoming Elevate soundbar (pictured above), which is also due this fall. (Click here to read more about the Elevate soundbar, including pricing and availability details.)

Finally, the new OLED sets will support HDMI 2.1, including eARC support, meaning you’ll be able to hear lossless Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks via ARC (Audio Return Channel). In fact, Vizio’s entire 2020 TV lineup will boast HDMI 2.1 support.