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Vizio has just announced the 2015 E-series HDTV line-up. I would note that Vizio's "Effective Refresh Rate" is typically double he actual refresh rate of the panel. For example, when they say a given TV has an "effective 120 Hz Refresh Rate" they usually mean it has an actual 60 Hz refresh rate combined with backlight strobing. These are Vizio's entry level HDTVs. The following info is from their press release:
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E-Series 24" Razor LED Smart TV MSRP $179.99


E-Series 28" Full-Array LED Smart TV MSRP $199.99


E-Series 32" Full-Array LED Smart TV MSRP $259.99


E-Series 40" Full-Array LED Smart TV MSRP $349.99


E-Series 43" Full-Array LED Smart TV MSRP $389.99


E-Series 48" Full-Array LED Smart TV MSRP $479.99


E-Series 50" Full-Array LED Smart TV MSRP $529.99


E-Series 55" Full-Array LED Smart TV MSRP $629.99


E-Series 60" Full-Array LED Smart TV MSRP $799.99


E-Series 65" Full-Array LED Smart TV MSRP $999.99


E-Series 70" Full-Array LED Smart TV MSRP $1,399.99


The all-new E-Series collection offers consumers the latest technology at an incredible value, and is available in a full range of screen size classes from 24" to 70". The 2014 E-Series collection was heralded by Sound & Vision as a Top Pick2 and by CNET as one of the Highest Rated TVs of 20143, and with that praise, VIZIO aimed to push the technology and picture quality even further across this year's line-up. The 2015 VIZIO E-Series collection4 boasts Full-Array LED backlighting technology, which delivers brilliant picture quality and advanced control of the LEDs behind the entire screen for superior light uniformity and picture performance as compared to edge-lit TVs. Up to 16 Active LED Zones™ dynamically adjust the LED backlighting to match the light and dark portions of on-screen content, culminating in better light uniformity complete with deeper black levels and brighter colors5 for a more vibrant, beautiful picture. Clear Action 240 across most models offers enhanced motion clarity with 120Hz effective refresh rate and powerful image processing so sports and fast-action scenes are seen with stunningly sharp detail. By combining powerful image processing and 120 Hz effective refresh rates, the 2015 E-Series line-up delivers next-level clarity, reducing motion blur and minimizing retina burn5.


"This year's E-Series delivers great picture quality and performance with more Smart TV apps, all at an incredible value to the consumer," said Matt McRae, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. "Picture performance is enhanced by Full-Array LED backlighting and Active LED Zones, which pull out deeper blacks and brighter colors, while powerful image processing and 120Hz effective refresh rate improves details in fast action scenes. These innovations to our E-Series collection make it an affordable entertainment fixture for any room."


All models in the 2015 E-Series collection are equipped with VIZIO's latest generation Smart TV platform, VIZIO Internet Apps Plus, to give consumers the power to stream the hottest movies, TV shows, music and more right to the TV. The seamless Smart TV experience is possible thanks to built-in WiFi6 with apps such as Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, iHeartRadio, Hulu Plus, Spotify, YouTube and more.7 VIZIO Internet Apps Plus allows consumers to enjoy advanced features like second screen interactivity, enabling them to surf for Netflix or YouTube content on their smartphone or tablet, and then send the video directly to their VIZIO E-Series Smart TVs.
 

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Thanks for the release. I'm looking to add a small set (40"-50") to our family room for casual viewing. At these prices the E-series will be hard to beat again this year.
 

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I'm not seeing any differences between these and last year's models, except for a lower MSRP.

That 70" would be a fantastic deal if the superior Visio M-series 70" wasn't available everywhere now for only $100 more.
 

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I'm not seeing any differences between these and last year's models, except for a lower MSRP.

That 70" would be a fantastic deal if the superior Visio M-series 70" wasn't available everywhere now for only $100 more.
Yes we have some differences. The 40" TV seems to have the biggest upgrade compared to last year. Also you do have the change in the base which I hate....

Yes you are getting lower prices, but I think a panel upgrade has also occurred...

NOW if we can only get a professional review of this tv.
 

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It is important to note that the 65 and 70 inch models get the upgraded V6 processor and also claim to have effective refresh rates of 240 Hz. This leads me to believe that the largest sizes are indeed 120 Hz native panels. On another note I am extremely excited for this TV. I have come to the conclusion that I am going to wait out the 4K/OLED/UHD/SHUD/WHATEVER! transition and my next set will be purely bought for screen size. I've got several plasma sets sprinkled throughout the house to keep me picture quality happy for a few more years.
 

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Yes we have some differences. The 40" TV seems to have the biggest upgrade compared to last year. Also you do have the change in the base which I hate....

Yes you are getting lower prices, but I think a panel upgrade has also occurred...

NOW if we can only get a professional review of this tv.
I purchased a 2014 50 inch E series for my mothers house and I must say that the cheap plastic center stand is horrendous. It is flimsy and the TV always seems to be leaning down. Fortunately the TV is sort of wedged into a V shaped corner which provides some stability. I for one am interested to see the wide stance feet.
 

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I purchased a 2014 50 inch E series for my mothers house and I must say that the cheap plastic center stand is horrendous. It is flimsy and the TV always seems to be leaning down. Fortunately the TV is sort of wedged into a V shaped corner which provides some stability. I for one am interested to see the wide stance feet.
The problem is not everyone has enough space for that stand AND do not want to wall mall the TV set.

Maybe the stand from the M panel would have been the way to go??
 

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The problem is not everyone has enough space for that stand AND do not want to wall mall the TV set.

Maybe the stand from the M panel would have been the way to go??
Yeah, totally get the issue. They should have just made a better center stand in the first place. It's really a shame because as first impressions go I was a little shocked. It almost had me second guessing the purchase as I was assembling the TV. However, the picture quality for the dollars spent more than made up for everything. Game of Thrones on blu-ray looked excellent to my eyes.
 

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I have come to the conclusion that I am going to wait out the 4K/OLED/UHD/SHUD/WHATEVER! transition and my next set will be purely bought for screen size.
Considering all that stuff is a simple upsell that really doesn't translate into a much better viewing experience vs. a simply BIGGER TV, I'd say you are being smart.

Pretty much every "upsell" feature (eg. Frame Interpolation, 3D, etc.) on every TV and projector I've had gets turned off. Even 1080P is overkill in most living room setups. This is why I always tell people to just get the biggest TV possible and ignore all that crap.

Thanks for the info on the upgrades to these over last years sets. I missed those. $1400 for a Full-backlit, true 120hz 1080P TV would be amazing!
 

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The fact that the larger sizes have those upgrades really sweeten the deal for me as well. I use our primary TV mostly for Xbox/Wii U/classic console gaming As well as bluray, Fios HBO and AMC viewing. Now I am just torn between the 65 and 70. The cost savings with the 65 inch would leave enough cash over for an upgraded TV stand....but would I kick myself for not just. getting the 70 inch.
 

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I'm just debating, should I wait for the 32" e series or buy 2014 32" M series, it will be use mostly for console gaming (xbox one and ps4) as I don't like to game in more than 32"! And also I saw that this year the M series will be 4K but won't have any 32" model so what would you guys recomend? Thanks
 

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I'm just debating, should I wait for the 32" e series or buy 2014 32" M series, it will be use mostly for console gaming (xbox one and ps4) as I don't like to game in more than 32"! And also I saw that this year the M series will be 4K but won't have any 32" model so what would you guys recomend? Thanks
This is the review of that so called 32" M panel TV set. It did not review so well.

http://televisions.reviewed.com/content/vizio-m322i-b1-led-tv-review
 

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Bought E40-C2 - bad noise

Hi Folks,

So has anyone else experienced this? I bought one last night. In any "picture" mode other than computer it makes a loud sound out of the back of the TV. Sounds like sort of a 1000hz or so tone. The darker the picture, the louder it gets. Doesn't matter the input or input device. In fact, even in VIA apps, the sound occurs. Standard is the worst, Computer best, and everything else is in between. Any ideas? I've already returned one and the second is not as loud, but probably still not something I can live with. Bad power supply anyone?

TiA,

jayw
 
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