Originally Posted by gardennj
No one really knows what's delayed and what's not. With Sony and Samsung models hitting shelves, the others probably aren't too far behind. Wouldn't do a lot of good to have them on shelves at this point here in the US. What's probably happening is these are going to ship to consumers almost at the same time as early reviewers.
If you look at past year's announcement (you can confirm by looking at Vizio's historical online blog), the 2019 models came out about the third Monday/Tuesday in May. The 2018 model announcements (excluding the 65" PQ) were the second Tuesday in May. In 2017 it was the last Tuesday in April, and then in 2016 it was the 4th Tuesday in March. So Monday night / Tuesday morning (when all the early reviewers can start talking about what they know) seems to be when Vizio strikes. And based on the pattern of the past 4 cycles, it's probably not going to be until right around Father's Day--and that's assuming they aren't further delayed by COVID-19 fallout. So since I'm a betting man, I'll bet the announcement of the new models being available at Vizio.com will come on Tuesday, June 7th.
I hope I'm wrong, and they do it as early as today. But I think it could still be a while. And it wouldn't shock me if the 85" is delayed another month or so until that's available for sale, as they have sometimes delayed the larger screen sizes in past model sales cycles. Again, hope I'm wrong. But that's been the pattern they've employed.
Given the MSRP of Sony's 85" 900H ($3,499) and Samsung's Q80T ($3,799), my guess is the PX-85 is at or below $3,499--especially given if it is a June release, those two competing model's street price will probably be around $3,000 by then. So wouldn't shock me if the MSRP was right at $3,000. TBD