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Stopped into my local Best Buy/Magnolia which is one of their flagship stores (Best Buy is based here in MN). They had lots of TV's on display including a P75 in the Magnolia section. Right above it was a Sony 940C on clearance. I know you can't trust Best Buy, but both the Sony and Vizio were playing the same content (Finding Nemo) and the Vizio looked atrocious. The Sony looked very good. Colors on the P75 were very muted, with zero pop. Blacks looked okay but not as good as the Sony. I seriously wonder if the Vizo was playing SD while the Sony was playing HD... I asked an employee if he could show me any 4K content but he said they were redoing everything and could not at this time. I mentioned to him that it was odd that the Vizio looked so bad because it was getting very good reviews. He said that he was not the TV expert but he might be able to find me somebody who could help me. I just didn't have time, but I have to say the Vizio was by far the worst looking TV there. The Sony 940 looked very good and they were playing 4K/HDR content. Same with Samsung. If I did not know any better I would think the Vizio was utter junk because even the lower level Sony models looked far better.
The LG OLEDs looked okay to me, but I was not blown away. I thought Sony looked better than Samsung, but it was close.
Come on Vizio and Best Buy, get your stuff together.