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2016 Vizio M-Series Anticipation Thread

http://www.vizio.com/m-series

Looks like it'll have HDR/Dolby Viz too + the tablet remote included. Up to 64 zones, as well.


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I didnt see any specs for the 2016 M series models...
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2016 Vizio M-Series Anticipation Thread

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2016 Vizio 4K UHD HDR M Series Anticipation Thread "Coming Soon"
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I think M-series details would be out once there are sufficient P-series orders :-) Hang tight.
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Looks like they deleted it
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I wonder how close/far the specs are between the M and the P series is...
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I wonder how close/far the specs are between the M and the P series is...
I read the M specs before they deleted it. Unless it was incorrect, they seemed very similar. Both had DV and the Tablet remote. Only major thing of difference was the 64 zones on the M versus 128 zones on the P. Also, I liked the black bezel on the M better than the silver of the P. Don't think pricing will a whole lot cheaper. Maybe $300-400 at most. Hard to beat that 65P at $1900 on sale.
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Agreed and thank you. Now that the P is officially out. More info should appear soon...
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I read the M specs before they deleted it. Unless it was incorrect, they seemed very similar. Both had DV and the Tablet remote. Only major thing of difference was the 64 zones on the M versus 128 zones on the P. Also, I liked the black bezel on the M better than the silver of the P. Don't think pricing will a whole lot cheaper. Maybe $300-400 at most. Hard to beat that 65P at $1900 on sale.

Also no WCG on M series (at least from what I can remember).


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It does seem like there isn't a whole lot of difference between the M and P but given that the M was a top seller last year I hope they'll be more than a couple hundred cheaper than the P..especially the 75".

Doesn't HDR more or less require WCG?
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Does anyone think there's a chance of the new M series coming in a 70" or are we looking at 65" and 75"? I think the new E series has a 70" so I'm hopeful. 65 seems to small for my space and 75, while it will fit, seems just a tad too big.

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I agree. I'm also really interested in the Sharp 70N8100. 70 seems like a really good size, and the price of that set is very competitive. Like the Vizio P series 75, it appears once you go over 70", prices skyrocket. 75 would be cool but not for twice the price of a 65. I'd love a 70" M series.
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Also no WCG on M series (at least from what I can remember).


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Appears so, on the vizio site (http://www.vizio.com/e-series) -- scroll down to bottom, itll compare M to P series.
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From what I have been able to cobble together, the Vizio lineup will pretty much be:

D-Series
mostly 1080p with built in apps and traditional remote

E-Series
4k, basic remote, Chromecast that is used with your smartphone

M-Series
4k, HDR, basic remote plus tablet remote for use with Chromecast

P-Series
4K, HDR, Ultra color spectrum, basic remote plus tablet remote for use with Chromecast

R-Series add 5.1 audio system and a lot of money.

As you move up in the lines, you also gain more local dimming zones although there is some gray area between the D and E series.
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I've read in a CNET article that HDR incorporates WCG (wide color gamut) as well as increased contrast. So, in looking at Golfster's very helpful summary, I'm wondering if the 2016 M-Series, which is expected to have HDR, will therefore have WCG as well? Is "Ultra Color Spectrum" (shown beginning with the P-Series) different from WCG? If so, what is it, and how important is it? The 2016 M-Series is looking good to me on a price/performance basis, but it sounds like HDR (with WCG) is a significant and noticeable upgrades to previous technology - if the new M-Series somehow has HDR without WCG, that would be a significant omission.
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Do any of the Vizio's have an onboard Digital Tuner on board....the web site says no...that's a deal breaker for me.
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I hope the sizes will be more varied the the P series ...
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Do any of the Vizio's have an onboard Digital Tuner on board....the web site says no...that's a deal breaker for me.
Looks like the D-series still has a tuner.
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I hope the sizes will be more varied the the P series ...
if you want an 80" M I expect you will be able to get one for 4 grand.
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From what I have been able to cobble together, the Vizio lineup will pretty much be:

D-Series
mostly 1080p with built in apps and traditional remote

E-Series
4k, basic remote, Chromecast that is used with your smartphone

M-Series
4k, HDR, basic remote plus tablet remote for use with Chromecast

P-Series
4K, HDR, Ultra color spectrum, basic remote plus tablet remote for use with Chromecast

R-Series add 5.1 audio system and a lot of money.

As you move up in the lines, you also gain more local dimming zones although there is some gray area between the D and E series.
Also noticed the tablet that comes with the P series will be higher-speced vs the M series. 1080p vs 720p resolution, M could also have a slower processor/less storage but exact specs haven't been published yet.

http://www.vizio.com/smartcast-tablet-remote
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From what I have been able to cobble together, the Vizio lineup will pretty much be:

D-Series
mostly 1080p with built in apps and traditional remote

E-Series
4k, basic remote, Chromecast that is used with your smartphone

M-Series
4k, HDR, basic remote plus tablet remote for use with Chromecast

P-Series
4K, HDR, Ultra color spectrum, basic remote plus tablet remote for use with Chromecast

R-Series add 5.1 audio system and a lot of money.

As you move up in the lines, you also gain more local dimming zones although there is some gray area between the D and E series.

1080P for E-sizes TV's under 50".
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Looks like with the E-series Vizio is giving people a TV for those who do not really care about smart features and just want to hook up to a cable box and watch TV. If it is priced right it will probably sell.

The P-series looks like a great value, but the M-series will still probably be the sweet spot as most people will not see much or any difference in them.

What I do not understand is this whole Dolby Vision/HDR10 issue. Have we not learned from Beta/VHS or BD/HD-DVD? Ultimately, someone is going to get screwed. Do you buy into a manufacturer that chose Dolby only over one that picked HDR10. Do you get a very pricey TV with both to "future proof you"? Remember 3D? Yep, active and passive. Come on guys, pick a standard or at least make them compatible.
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Looks like with the E-series Vizio is giving people a TV for those who do not really care about smart features and just want to hook up to a cable box and watch TV. If it is priced right it will probably sell.

The P-series looks like a great value, but the M-series will still probably be the sweet spot as most people will not see much or any difference in them.

What I do not understand is this whole Dolby Vision/HDR10 issue. Have we not learned from Beta/VHS or BD/HD-DVD? Ultimately, someone is going to get screwed. Do you buy into a manufacturer that chose Dolby only over one that picked HDR10. Do you get a very pricey TV with both to "future proof you"? Remember 3D? Yep, active and passive. Come on guys, pick a standard or at least make them compatible.
The P-series is getting an update to enable HDR10. I assume the M series could get the same update.
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The P-series is getting an update to enable HDR10. I assume the M series could get the same update.


Might want to wait on that one. Right now only the P and R are confirmed. Without the ability to do WCG not sure the M will get it. Here's hoping for future buyers though.
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Might want to wait on that one. Right now only the P and R are confirmed. Without the ability to do WCG not sure the M will get it. Here's hoping for future buyers though.
That would further differentiate the sets. Personally, I will not buy a TV for the HDR feature until there is a standard or the TV incorporates both at no extra cost. Ultimately, there will be one standard and it is a crap shoot right now which to choose.
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I was planning on getting the 2015 version on the M-Series but the tablet with the addition of HDR may make me wait for the 2016 version. Anyone have an idea on when these may be released.

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I was planning on getting the 2015 version on the M-Series but the tablet with the addition of HDR may make me wait for the 2016 version. Anyone have an idea on when these may be released.

Wait a month??? Maybe 2...
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This is a bummer. I went to buy the M80-C3 today and discovered everyone is out of them. Hope Vizio will still offer the new M with an 80" display.

Saw the M80-C3 for around $3300 a little while ago. Should have bought one while I still could.
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