OK got my Costco P65-E1 that was on sale two weeks ago. Got it set up and spend a little bit of time giving it a spin. First I come from multiple Panasonic plasmas over the years. I got. LG 65C7 to replace my main VT60 plasma back in July and today replaced my exercise room VT60 with the P65-E1. Once I tasted UHD HDR I knew my second plasma's days were numbered. I knew I was not going to spend OLED money and am not worried about super critical viewing while I am working out and thought the Vizio would be a great value and deliver way above average performance.
So my initial observations are first the TV is heavier than I expected. My TV was built at the end of August or early September (week 35). I fired up the TV and noticed some blotchy gray, but as soon as the backlight turned off it was gone. I need to test some slides soon. So the firmware seems to be current and all the apps were built in and the remote has shortcut keys to the services I care about, NetFlix, Amazon and Vudu. I logged into all services and took them for a test drive. Quickly changed to Calibrated Dark mode and fired up HDR content. I must say the out of box experience in Calibrated Dark and Calibrate modes looks very good. fav and HDR on Nerflix looked great, tried Daredevil, Like Cage and Cosmos Laundromat and was impressed. I could easily see the difference compared to the deeper contrast from my OLED, but it held its own very nicely. I then tried some Amazon content and then Vudu I fired up Pacific Rim. On full bright scenes there is some minor vignetting in the corners. For my short 45 minute test drive I was impressed.
The TV is fairly responsive, but it does fell a tad slow compared to my Roku Ultra. I did hook up my Ultra and sent ARC back to my Sony sound bar. I am getting some audio dropouts if the audio is set to DD+, if I set it to stereo it sounds fine. I will need to spend some time to troubleshooting further.
Overall excellent TV, still hoping the one I ordere from Office Depot ships in 2 weeks at the bargain price they had it for and may keep both of these. I am looking forward to doing some more viewing and appreciating this great value.
LG 65C7P (Also XBR65X900E and XBR55X900E)
Klipsch RP-280F / RC-62ii / RP-140SA / RS-35 / RS-25
Dual PSA V1800s