As others have pointed out, at least in factory “calibration” mode, I did find that the peak brightness of this TV is also darker than the more expensive OLED. This problem is easy to solve, although not completely alleviated. You can increase the brightness in the advanced picture settings menu, which will make high dynamic range (HDR) content more vivid.
As with all OLED panels, if you display a single workstation (or desktop application bar or game menu) as multiple screens, there may be screen burn-in (content leaves a mark on the TV panel) throughout the life of the device A few hours a day. If you think this may be a problem, I suggest you use a standard LED TV like the TCL 6 series, but for most people, this is not a real problem.
Don’t let lukewarm fans find you on the forum. Trust me: even in darker scenes (or in brighter rooms) the brightness is not as detailed as the more expensive OLEDs, this TV still looks great.
I watched everything from 4K Blu-ray discs to 720p Plex streaming, and in each case, I found myself surprised by such a high-priced TV. I just need to turn up the brightness and turn off motion smoothing, which is what I do on any new TV. From there, everything I played looked great. In the past few years, the gap between TVs has been two to three times the price, which will be amazing. This year, it feels like a small leap on garden hoses.
One area where I have an advantage for Vizio is its Smartcast interface. With its intuitive interface and related applications, it can easily become the favorite of the three major OLED TV companies. I like that it also supports Apple AirPlay and Google Chromecast, so it is very easy to cast from any phone.
In terms of console games, it is also better than Sony’s OLED. Vizio is one of the few TVs on the market with an HDMI 2.1 port, and it fully supports the use of PlayStation 5 or Xbox SeriesX with a resolution of 4K and a refresh rate of 120 frames per second. As of the launch date, the only other TVs that support this feature are LG CX (and other more expensive LG models).
During the review, I couldn’t test any new gaming systems (and I heard that there may be some initial compatibility issues), but upgrading the TV (if you have money) is definitely worth using these features and taking full advantage of your shiny new controls station.
Vizio’s OLED has some visual compromises, but in general, this new TV has the best price-performance ratio outside the TCL 6 series. Make sure to wait for a holiday promotion, because if the price does not fall below, it will usually be close to $1,000. If I am buying a new TV on the market now, it will be the first on my list.