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post #991 of 6015 Old 02-05-2014, 11:32 AM
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Did you find anymore info for the 2014 M Series like a release date biggrin.gif

Probably in the summer, along with most of the other new models.
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Who thought the e series was going to be out now so soon after C.E.S? Im guessing the M series will be out by march. On the Vizio web site they say the E & M series have arrived afterall...
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Who thought the e series was going to be out now so soon after C.E.S? ...

Since the E series was in store before CES it's not all that shocking.
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I stopped by the local Cosco warehouse outlet this evening to see if they had any of the new "E" series and they had a 48" television on display. About the only things I can ascertain in a store environment are the aesthetics, workmanship and available ports. It had two HDMI ports downward (one with ARC) and one HDMI port on the side but I could have easily found that out from Amazon and a number of other websites. I'm hoping the "P" series will come with a HDMI/MHL port so at least I have the option of using a Roku streaming stick if Vizio continues to use an older version of Amazon VOD.

Though I like the base much better on the "M" series I thought the "E" series looked pretty good for a low end TV. The back panel continues to be plastic but it's a high quality plastic with a nice clean design. I didn't notice any lapses in workmanship. I really like Vizio's keep it simple approach from their physical designs to their straightforward Via apps. The television was actually playing a Blu-ray but with the harsh florescent lights I still couldn't really tell one way or the other on PQ. Back to the back panel, it was quite thin which tells me they had to use a lot of LEDs as the closer the LEDs are to the screen the less area they can cover.

As for how we'll found out when the "M" series will be available for retail sale, I think It'll be the same way we found out with the "E" series, someone will come on one of the threads and tell us you can get one at [fill in the store/website].

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I agree with the last sentance by Venus...
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Probably in the summer, along with most of the other new models.

 

Say it ain't so. 

 

My CRT just blew out and I am sitting in my living room watching a 13" set waiting for the Vizios to be released.

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Probably in the summer, along with most of the other new models.
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Say it ain't so. 

My CRT just blew out and I am sitting in my living room watching a 13" set waiting for the Vizios to be released.


The M's will start showing up in March and April with the P's first part of Summer...that's my bet wink.gif
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So, a while back, I was tasked with finding a large HDTV for the over-sized over-bright conference room. I recomended the Vizio line, and told them that the upcoming P Series would be the one they wanted. Well, now one of the that is in charge comes to me with two quotes, one of them for the 70" P series! A local company called Curtis has it for $2899! No idea if that is just a pre-order type of thing, or what, but it has me curious.

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What are the chances the P series will show HD better than a $700 HD television currently on the market?
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Even without the 4K these TV'S wiil be better with FALD. I own two FALD 1080P'S and would not buy a TV without FALD. When the P series comes out with FALD and 4K it will be out standing.
HTPC on the P series will be out standing, it will be like going from 720P to 1080P.
The price is another out standing!
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Do I have to be concerned about a screen lottery with VIZIO?

 

I read somewhere either on this board or on the internet who will be making the screens for each of the sizes for the M series sets.  I read that there will be a different manufacturer for the screens depending on size.  I am interested in the 50".  I believe the article was from Digitimes.

The article might have been about the P Series though.

 

Who usually makes VIZIO panels?

 

Can someone point me to that?

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Good question Blue...
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Do I have to be concerned about a screen lottery with VIZIO?

I read somewhere either on this board or on the internet who will be making the screens for each of the sizes for the M series sets.  I read that there will be a different manufacturer for the screens depending on size.  I am interested in the 50".  I believe the article was from Digitimes.

Can someone point me to that?

I believe it was Rogo that has the deepest knowledge of the screen size / manufacturer matrix.

I think he said that the 65" panels will come from a Taiwanese manufacturer (AOP??), and the 60" and 70" panels will come from Sharp. Not sure about the other sizes, but you may want to try a PM to Rogo, since if anyone knows the answer to you question, it is likely to be him...

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Okay, I have contacted the company, and it turns out that the guy had just given us an estimate and had no informaion on when they would be available. mad.gif

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So, a while back, I was tasked with finding a large HDTV for the over-sized over-bright conference room. I recomended the Vizio line, and told them that the upcoming P Series would be the one they wanted. Well, now one of the that is in charge comes to me with two quotes, one of them for the 70" P series! A local company called Curtis has it for $2899! No idea if that is just a pre-order type of thing, or what, but it has me curious.


Have you called them to find out anything more about it?

 

- Sorry i just saw your second reply. I sent this at the exact same time.

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Do I have to be concerned about a screen lottery with VIZIO?

I read somewhere either on this board or on the internet who will be making the screens for each of the sizes for the M series sets.  I read that there will be a different manufacturer for the screens depending on size.  I am interested in the 50".  I believe the article was from Digitimes.
The article might have been about the P Series though.

Who usually makes VIZIO panels?

Can someone point me to that?

This was my post on Vizio FALD and this is the link http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20131218PD217.html
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Do I have to be concerned about a screen lottery with VIZIO?

I read somewhere either on this board or on the internet who will be making the screens for each of the sizes for the M series sets.  I read that there will be a different manufacturer for the screens depending on size.  I am interested in the 50".  I believe the article was from Digitimes.
The article might have been about the P Series though.

Who usually makes VIZIO panels?

Can someone point me to that?

This was my post on Vizio FALD and this is the link http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20131218PD217.html

That makes it pretty clear, thanks:

"Vizio will launch Ultra HD LCD TVs in varying sizes, with

60-, 70- and 80-inch Ultra HD TV panels to be supplied by the 10G joint-venture factory of Foxconn and Sharp,

55- and 65-inch models will come from AU Optronics,

and other sizes from LG Display, the sources noted." [meaning all sizes below 55"...]

It would be interesting if anyone knew about differences to expect in panels from these suppliers (especially Sharp versus AUO for the >55" panels). For example, are the Sharp and the AUO panels both VA? Do they have similar native contrast ratio and/or viewing angle? Any other notable differences to expect in panels coming from Sharp and AUO (or any reason to expect a TV based on a panel coming from one of those two will perform differently/better than a TV based on a panel coming from the other)?

Anyone waiting for the Reference Series will end up with a 65" panel coming from AUO, but anyone considering a P or an M Series will be able to decide whether they want a Sharp panel or an AUO panel based on the screen size they select - it would be nice to know if there are any panel-supplier-based reasons to prefer one panel over another...

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Which panel is better?...
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Oops! Strike that question lol...
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Which panel is better?...

Rogo might know, but I don't...

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I give up--what does FAFD mean? I've searched and searched and can't find anything which gives the meaning.

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I give up--what does FAFD mean? I've searched and searched and can't find anything which gives the meaning.

If you mean 'FALD' - it means Full Array Local Dimming (the best kind of LCD backlight)

If you mean 'fafrd' - it's a name from a sci-fi book I read as a teenager which has stuck with me...

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I give up--what does FAFD mean? I've searched and searched and can't find anything which gives the meaning.

Sorry--FALD was what I meant. Thanks. Weird that goggling "FALD television", "FALD TV" and "FALD screen" doesn't reveal a definition for the acronym. I submitted a definition to acronymfinder.com .

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I give up--what does FAFD mean? I've searched and searched and can't find anything which gives the meaning.

Sorry--FALD was what I meant. Thanks. Weird that goggling "FALD television", "FALD TV" and "FALD screen" doesn't reveal a definition for the acronym. I submitted a definition to acronymfinder.com .

I don't think I could successfully goggle 'FALD' either, though I'm starting to get the impression that you and your keyboard don't get along so well biggrin.gif

Sorry, I couldn't resist, but seriously, if you run a search for 'FALD' on AVS Forum, you should find a ton of information...

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Sorry, I couldn't resist, but seriously, if you run a search for 'FALD' on AVS Forum, you should find a ton of information...

I typed "FAFD" on purpose--I just forgot the proper acronym biggrin.gif. There are plenty of references to FALD on AVS Forum, but not so many posts which define it.

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Sorry, I couldn't resist, but seriously, if you run a search for 'FALD' on AVS Forum, you should find a ton of information...

I typed "FAFD" on purpose--I just forgot the proper acronym biggrin.gif. There are plenty of references to FALD on AVS Forum, but not so many posts which define it.

So I guess my AVS user name got you confused, huh biggrin.gif

This is a pretty good overview of Full Array Local Diming: http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-33199_7-57617495-221/led-local-dimming-explained/

And here is another one: http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-33199_7-57572740-221/led-lcd-backlights-explained/

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I've just recently started looking at replacements for my 7 y/o Mitsubishi LCD panel and have certainly seen the technology explained, just not seen the acronym.

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I've just recently started looking at replacements for my 7 y/o Mitsubishi LCD panel and have certainly seen the technology explained, just not seen the acronym.

Cool - well now you know :-)

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I believe it was Rogo that has the deepest knowledge of the screen size / manufacturer matrix.

I think he said that the 65" panels will come from a Taiwanese manufacturer (AOP??), and the 60" and 70" panels will come from Sharp. Not sure about the other sizes, but you may want to try a PM to Rogo, since if anyone knows the answer to you question, it is likely to be him...

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The 65" will be AUOptronics (AUO).
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