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post #91 of 126
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Originally Posted by nameajh View Post

Any predictions on its release date?

I predict February 29th.
post #92 of 126
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Originally Posted by tomnan24 View Post

I predict February 29th.

I hope you're correct, also hoping we will at least find out the date any day now!
post #93 of 126
29th? Lol...
post #94 of 126
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Originally Posted by DistractedJohn View Post

29th? Lol...

tongue.gif That's what I get for not looking at a calendar... how about any day this month!
post #95 of 126
I went to Best Buy today just to at least check out the new 2014 E series and the guy helping me said I think this is a new one pointing to a M, I was excited for about 2 seconds until I saw the "A" at the end and then also read the specs (3D, etc)... Not that i'm blaming the sales guy, the current Vizio's are now coming in the new boxes (as others have pointed out) and the general sales person at a local B&M can't be up to date on every single TV release schedule. Anyway, needless to say nobody there knew when to expect the 2014 sets other than to say they were due some in the next few weeks (E i'm sure).

The only way we could find out for sure would be to have someone from Vizio corporate give us the dates, or like the E series just have it start showing up, news will travel fast. Considering Vizio has all the specs and prices online for the E and M series I would just think the M are due any day now. It's the P and R series that could be toward the end of the year.
post #96 of 126
I share your sentiments Seattle. Btw I fell for the "29th" too lol...
post #97 of 126
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Originally Posted by seattlerichardso View Post

Considering Vizio has all the specs and prices online for the E and M series I would just think the M are due any day now.

Outside of the Vizio/CES website: http://ces.vizio.com/, where have you seen any online specs for the 2014 M-Series?

-fafrd
post #98 of 126
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Originally Posted by fafrd View Post

Outside of the Vizio/CES website: http://ces.vizio.com/, where have you seen any online specs for the 2014 M-Series?

-fafrd

Well retailers (Amazon, Costco) have them online too...well the E that is, not M.
post #99 of 126
I was keeping an eye on Vizio's mean site and ever time they have put a new model out to market there site has been updated. They still are showing the 2013 M's. So that seems to be what they have been doing.
post #100 of 126
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Originally Posted by seattlerichardso View Post

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Originally Posted by fafrd View Post

Outside of the Vizio/CES website: http://ces.vizio.com/, where have you seen any online specs for the 2014 M-Series?

-fafrd

Well retailers (Amazon, Costco) have them online too...well the E that is, not M.

Yeah, I know about the 2014 E being out - I was specifically interested to understand if you had found any online information regarding the 2014 Vizio M Series (sounds like not :-(

-fafrd
post #101 of 126

I emailed a Best Buy/Magnolia employee and they said they expected the 2014 M-Series TVs to be released the 1st or 2nd week in April.  Take it for what it's worth.

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In terms of Glossy VS Matte, what types of screens with the 2014 E and M series have? Thanks Bob
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Originally Posted by bob_m10 View Post

In terms of Glossy VS Matte, what types of screens with the 2014 E and M series have? Thanks Bob
I haven't seen or read anything specific, but I would expect the E series to have matte screens and the M series to have glossy, like last year.
post #104 of 126
Yesterday a bestbuy employee said the M series will be out this month. Naturally i took that with a grain of salt. Yet again lol...
post #105 of 126
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Originally Posted by DistractedJohn View Post

Yesterday a bestbuy employee said the M series will be out this month. Naturally i took that with a grain of salt. Yet again lol...
That might be the 32". It will be quite a while later before anything you can view from more than 5 feet will be out.
post #106 of 126
Well, its a start lol...
post #107 of 126
Has anyone received any updates in regards to these TV's i.e. when can we expect them to be released? I'm interested in the 80" m-series and will be selling my Epson 8350 Projector with a 106" Da Lite Hi Power (old 2.8 gain material) I custom fastened to a fixed frame screen. I would presume it would be reasonable to expect the 80" 2014 m-series tv to exceed the PQ I am currently receiving with my projection setup?

I emailed Vizio, I will update upon their response.
post #108 of 126
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Originally Posted by NickTF View Post

Has anyone received any updates in regards to these TV's i.e. when can we expect them to be released? I'm interested in the 80" m-series and will be selling my Epson 8350 Projector with a 106" Da Lite Hi Power (old 2.8 gain material) I custom fastened to a fixed frame screen. I would presume it would be reasonable to expect the 80" 2014 m-series tv to exceed the PQ I am currently receiving with my projection setup?

I emailed Vizio, I will update upon their response.

No official dates have been given for the M series release time frame. It is "assumed" that they will start hitting stores in May, as last years M series did.

In regards to your question about the picture quality difference between your epson and the M series., I cannot comment as I am not familiar with that projector.
post #109 of 126
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Originally Posted by spoonmandts View Post

No official dates have been given for the M series release time frame. It is "assumed" that they will start hitting stores in May, as last years M series did.

In regards to your question about the picture quality difference between your epson and the M series., I cannot comment as I am not familiar with that projector.

Epson 8350 applicable specifications which should shed some better light on how it should stack up according to those in the know on this site.

Projection System: Epson 3LCD, 3-chip optical engine
Driving Method: Epson Poly-silicon TFT Active Matrix
Native Resolution: 1080p (1920 x 1080)
Contrast Ratio: Up to 50,000:1
Color Reproduction: Full-color (1.07 billion colors)
Color Processing: Full 10-bit
post #110 of 126
There better be more of a difference than going from 16 to 32 sectors for the backlight control. wink.gif
post #111 of 126
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Originally Posted by videobruce View Post

There better be more of a difference than going from 16 to 32 sectors for the backlight control. wink.gif

120Hz native panel refresh versus 60Hz on the E.

Backlight will probably be brighter

Faster action rate so motion blur should be 1/2 to 1/3 of the E

Rumored to support native 24 and 48fps cinema modes

'20 Million to 1' versus '5 Million to 1' Dynamic Contrast Ratio

'Active Pixel Tuning' is mentioned on the M but not on the E (so we'll end up seeing what than means, but PQ should be improved)

Oh, and various bits like the bezel are metal instead of plastic in case you are into that kind of thing...
post #112 of 126
I asked this question in another forum topic. I didn't really get any usable information. Does anyone know if there is going to be a 2014 model with FALD in the 80 inch size? It looks like the announcement made at the CES show was rather vague when it came to the new 80 inch model. They announced the M801i-A3 which is now available. But that set is now in stores and it's only Razor Edge Lit, No FALD. Is there going to be another new 80" model with FALD or is the 80" excluded from having FALD for 2014?
post #113 of 126
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Originally Posted by StevesC5 View Post

I asked this question in another forum topic. I didn't really get any usable information. Does anyone know if there is going to be a 2014 model with FALD in the 80 inch size? It looks like the announcement made at the CES show was rather vague when it came to the new 80 inch model. They announced the M801i-A3 which is now available. But that set is now in stores and it's only Razor Edge Lit, No FALD. Is there going to be another new 80" model with FALD or is the 80" excluded from having FALD for 2014?

This is the Vizio Press Release on the 2014 Vizio E and Vizio M: http://store.vizio.com/news/vizio-announces-2014-e-series-and-m-series-hdtv-collections

"For consumers interested in stepping up to a higher grade of picture quality, VIZIO’s 2014 M-Series collection offers enhanced picture quality with screen sizes ranging from 32” to 80” .Using advanced Full-Array LED backlighting technology, the 2014 VIZIO M-Series models provide superior picture performance. With up to 32 Active LED Zones, consumers will notice more evenly distributed backlighting across the screen for more accurate and deeper black levels and brighter, more vivid details. Plus, Active Pixel Tuning delivers intelligent pixel level luminance adjustments to further increase contrast and picture detail accuracy."

"Like the all-new E-Series, the 2014 M-Series collection also includes design enhancements like a premium metallic finish and ultra-narrow 8mm bezels that are up to 20% slimmer than last year’s models."

"VIZIO M-Series Full-Array LED backlit LCD Smart TVs
(M322i) $329.99 (MSRP)
(M422i) $529.99 (MSRP)
(M492i) $699.99 (MSRP)
(M502i) $729.99 (MSRP)
(M552i) $899.99 (MSRP)
(M602i) $1,199.99 (MSRP)
(M652i) $1,499.99 (MSRP)
(M702i) $1,899.99 (MSRP)
(M801i) $3,299.99 (MSRP)"

So unless they are fabricating in this press release, I don't think there can be any doubt that Vizio plans to release an 80" 1080p FALD M Series panel this year along with the rest of the sizes.

A Razor edge-lit M -Series is not FALD, end of story. If there is any further doubt, measure the bezel to see if it is 20% slimmer than the 2013 model or not.

Don't get me wrong, Vizio's use of partial model codes ('M801i' instead of 'M801i-xx') along with their unannounced re-release of the 2013 80" M-Series as the M801i-A3 is a disaster and almost seems like they want to cause as much confusion as they can. I guess that may be what you have to expect when you only have a marketing staffed by a college undergrad working one day per week. biggrin.gif
post #114 of 126
One Vizio chat rep told me there is no certainty that every model mentioned in the press release will actually make it to market. Could be a glimpse of truth, could also be unfounded.

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Kayla: The M801I-A3 was released in 2013, not 2014.
Visitor: OK, so there will be a 2014 model that is also m801i?
Visitor: little confusing, no?
Kayla: At this time, we are not sure what is being released that was announced at CES.
Visitor: you are saying that some of the CES models may not go to production?
Kayla: Correct.

Edited by baniels - 3/26/14 at 6:55am
post #115 of 126
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Originally Posted by baniels View Post

One Vizio chat rep told me there is no certainty that every model mentioned in the press release will actually make it to market. Could be a glimpse of truth, could also be unfounded.

From what I gather from digging up information on these tvs the short time I have been I would lean toward this being a more accurate representation of what 2014 is going to look like for Vizio's brands. Perhaps I will buy another projector bulb and delay my tv purchase a year.
post #116 of 126
Sorry if already discussed, but is there any info on screen type for 70"...glossy? matte?
post #117 of 126
Not that this changes anything... I was in a meeting earlier this week and during our conversation the topic of TVs came up and the other person mentioned he had a friend who worked for Vizio. Not being shy, I asked if he would inquire as the availability of the new M series. The answer, “in the next couple months.”
post #118 of 126
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Originally Posted by HTaddiction View Post

Sorry if already discussed, but is there any info on screen type for 70"...glossy? matte?
Hard to say until someone sees one, but the discussion so far has been "semi-gloss".
post #119 of 126
Sams club in mansfield Texas has the 2014 80" M. They also have the 2013 80" M.
2014 box is much thinner than the 2013.
post #120 of 126
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Originally Posted by Shaee View Post

Sams club in mansfield Texas has the 2014 80" M. They also have the 2013 80" M.
2014 box is much thinner than the 2013.

That would be a huge surprise because no 2014 Ms have been seen yet. Does the model number end in a "B"?
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