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Hands-On With Vizio’s D-Series

I’ve had the opportunity to test out one of Vizio’s TVs for the last few months, the 65 inch D65-E0. I’ve come away impressed with it, both with the quality and the sharpness of the image. It’s a full 4K set, with small bezels and a small footprint. The blacks are black, the whites white, and it overall offers an experience I’d have trouble distinguishing from sets that cost considerably more.

VIZIO’s D-Series of HDTVs offer value-minded consumers a wide array of home entertainment options. Picture quality options on various models include HD, Full HD, and even 4K Ultra HD in select models in the 43” class size and above. Most D-Series’ models feature VIZIO’s Internet Apps Plus Smart TV platform for simple access to stream TV shows and movies from Netflix, iHeartRadio, and other popular apps. A handful of newer models have recently been introduced with VIZIO’s SmartCast platform—on 24, 43 and 50-inch models—which includes Chromecast built-in and on- screen. VIZIO’s D-Series also includes a built-in Digital TV tuner for those who utilize an off-air antenna to receive free, over-the- air broadcasts. The D-Series truly has something for everyone.

 

The D-Series collection starts with superior picture quality thanks to full-array LED backlighting, which provides advanced LED control for superior light uniformity and enhanced contrast when compared to edge-lit TVs. The series has p to 12 Active LED Zones® in the full-array LED models like the D65-E0 that we reviewed. These zones dynamically adjust to match the light and dark portions of on-screen content, resulting in brighter whites and deeper, black levels. Sports and action fans will appreciate the image processing benefits of Clear Action™ 180 with 120Hz effective refresh rate that is achieved with backlight scanning for sharper detail in quick-moving action scenes. Select VIZIO D-Series models like the D65-E0 also support 4K Ultra HD resolution, for four times more detail and clarity in every image compared to 1080p Full HD. Additionally, the 4K Ultra HD models support the latest HDMI standards, enabling Ultra HD playback from Ultra HD Blu-ray players,
gaming consoles, and next generation cable and satellite receivers. Equipped with VIZIO’s Internet Apps Plus SmartTV platform, the 2017 D-Series collection provides consumers with easy access to the hottest movies, TV shows, music and more. Popular apps such as Netflix, iHeartRadio, Xumo and more are all accessible via the on-screen app dock. High- quality streaming on 4K Ultra HD models is possible thanks to built-in V8 octa-core processor, HEVC decoding and the latest ultra-fast WiFi standard, 802.11ac dual-band WiFi.







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