VIZIO Debuts First OLED 4K TV, 2020 SmartCast 4K TV Lineup, and Sound Bars

VIZIO is making some big moves at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, announcing its first-ever OLED TV as well as their largest TV ever; an 85-incher for a movie theater experience in the home. VIZIO is also debuting new immersive soundbars as well as SmartCast 4.0 which includes more voice control and a new VIZIO Voice Remote.

VIZIO is looking to enhance performance across its entire 2020 TV lineup with VIZIO SmartCast TVs thanks to a first-of-its-kind processor for the U.S. market as well as a powerful, new gaming engine. The brand-new VIZIO IQ processors feature 64-bit image processing and a 1 GHz CPU with multi-step algorithms to more accurately upscale HD/FHD to 4K while reducing noise and artifacts and enhance detail and contrast with pixel-level brightness adjustments. The premium IQ Ultra processor will also enrich picture processing with AI and machine learning capabilities.

Also included in the 2020 lineup is VIZIO’s ProGaming Engine that will take Xbox One X and Playstation 4 performance up a notch with support for Variable Refresh Rates, AMD FreeSync, and resolutions up to 4K at 120Hz for ultra-smooth gameplay. The fast response time will improve picture detail so that gamers can respond quicker than ever.

VIZIO’s first-ever 4k OLED TV that we teased earlier will be available in 55-inch and 65-inch sizes. These OLED TVs are built for cinephiles since the pixels offer true blacks, infinite contrast, and unmatched viewing angles. The VIZIO OLED TVs will be backed by the new IQ Ultra professor and will have a borderless 4mm thin display that will blend into any space. This sounds like a TV that we need to see with our own eyes!

VIZIO will also have its M-Series Quantum lineup to bring premium features to mid-range price points. The 2020 M-Series Quantum series TVs will feature VIZIO’s IQ Active processor with models ranging from 50-inches to 65-inches. The higher-end 55 and 65-inch models will offer upgraded picture quality with 90 local dimming zones and 800 nits of peak brightness for amazing contrast to give HDR content a more realistic look.

The VIZIO V-Series 2020 lineup will offer 4K picture quality at a great value. The V-Series will be available from 40-inches all the way up to 70-inches and will feature HDR, SmartCast 4.0, and VIZIO’s IQ Active processor for a razor-sharp image with a V-Gaming Engine that offers low input lag, faster response time, and low-latency for a smooth picture with great clarity to maximize player performance.

Pricing and availability of the 2020 lineup of VIZIO SmartCast TVs will be available closer to launch.

VIZIO is also overhauling its lineup of soundbars in 2020, including the Elevate Sound Bar featuring Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. The Elevate Sound Bar is a 5.1.4 channel system that offers premium audio performance and an innovative design. The auto-rotating front upfiring speakers on the Elevate Sound Bar allow for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X content. The M-Series and V-Series soundbars are also updated for 2020.

The Elevate Sound Bar showcases VIZIO’s revolutionary design that works on its own or can be docked seamlessly with VIZIO’s new OLED TV. This new soundbar features high-performance two-way left, center, and right front speakers as well as dual-midbass drivers and passive radiators for improved low-frequency sound. When you pair it with a wireless 8-inch subwoofer to produce thunderous bass down to 30Hz and two satellite surround speakers with the four upfiring speakers, the system delivers a fully immersive Dolby Atmos and DTS:X experience. The patent-pending high-performance upfiring channels in the bar are typically front-facing but automatically rotate upwards for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X enabled content. This is a soundbar that sounds like an amazing innovation and something we’d love to review here at Gear Diary.

The 2020 M-Series 5.1 Sound Bar and the M-Series 5.1.2 Sound Bar also feature Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support at a more mid-range price point. Both systems offer separate tweeters, mid-bass drivers, and passive radiators for the front three channels to improve clarity and dialogue intelligibility.

There’s also a new M-Series All-in-One Sound Bar is a great solution for a room with limited space for an additional surround speaker or a subwoofer. Using DTS Virtual:X through the high-performance two-way left and right channels, the Sound Bar creates a virtualized immersive sound with great bass using two integrated subwoofers.

Then at the most affordable price point, is VIZIO’s V-Series 2.1 Sound Bar that delivers powerful sound with stereo speakers and a wireless subwoofer. The V-Series 5.1 Sound Bar adds a center channel for improved dialogue clarity and satellite speakers for better dialogue clarity.

Pricing and availability of the 2020 lineup of VIZIO SmartCast TVs will be available closer to launch.

You can check out all of VIZIO’s 2020 tech on their website at VIZIO.com and stay tuned to Gear Diary where we plan to have a hands-on review coming later this year.


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Perry Brauner
I'm an architect by trade, but the overarching theme of my life has always been trying to keep up with the newest, coolest technology. Ever since I picked up an NES controller, I've been hooked on the latest and greatest gadgets, gizmos, and toys. Whether it's gaming, mobile phones, and accessories, or PCs and Apple products, I'm interested. I use many Apple products in my daily life, such as the iPhone, iPad, and my MacBook Pro. I've also built a few PCs in my day, so I'd like to say that I'm a pretty well-rounded techie.