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[Costco] Vizio Quantum M658-G1 65-in. Smart 4K HDR LED TV $1029.99

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[Costco] Vizio Quantum M658-G1 65-in. Smart 4K HDR LED TV $1029.99

Looks like the price on this thing went even lower than the sale earlier this month
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Vizio M Series Quantum 2019 Review (M437-G1, M507-G1, M558-G1, M557-G0, M658-G1, M657-G0) - RTINGS.com
https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/vizio ... antum-2019
Vizio M-Series Quantum (2019) review: High-end HDR features and picture quality for an affordable price - CNET
https://www.cnet.com/reviews/vizio-m658-g1-review/
Vizio M-Series Quantum 65-inch (M658-G1) Review | Tom's Guide
https://www.tomsguide.com/us/vizio-m-se ... -6560.html

Vizio M Series Quantum 2019 Calibration Settings - RTINGS.com
https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/vizio ... 9/settings

Jimboski wrote:
Jul 26th, 2019 11:26 am
Per drspaceman rtings.com just posted their review for this model.

https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/vizio ... antum-2019

Motion rating for the Sony X990F is 8.7 for motion and 8.1 for sports versus 7.6 motion and 7.8 sports. So that answers your question, this Vizio model will not be as smooth as the X990F you have. I think that was a given though considering a 55" X990F is going for $1400 @ Best Buy and this model is only $999.

Overall the ratings are 8.3 for X990F and 8.1 for Vizio M658-G1 which is not bad at all.

Pros for Vizio
65" ($999) vs 55" X990F ($1400 at Best Buy)

Cons for Vizio
Overall not as good compared to the X990F but is cheaper by $400

Closing thoughts about the review for the M658-G1 and my picks for 55" and 65" TV

It's hard to see TV's with good uniformity in this price range, i noticed it with this model when i had it. The TCL 6 Series also suffers for uniformity issues which is the dirty screen effect. I wouldn't be unreasonable and say it's a deal breaker, since every other TV in this price range has this similar effect.

Edit: I projected the Vizio M658-G1 to have a 8-8.2 rating (in my previous posts). The TCL 6 Series (2018) comes in at a rating of 8 vs 8.1 on the M658-G1. These ratings definitely don't define which model to get, as you have to check the specifics in what you like in a TV. Lots of categories like, Movies, Tv Shows, Sports, Video Games, HDR Movies, HDR Gaming, PC Monitor. The review also has scores for Design, Picture Quality, Motion, Inputs, Sound Quality, Smart Features.

With that said my personal go to pick would be this model (Vizio M658-G1) over the TCL 6 Series 65" (going for $1200 at Best Buy). TCL might somewhat be better subjectively but it's definitely not worth the extra $200 for the 65" model.

If you're ok with a 55" model then the TCL 6 Series 55" is available at Costco for $720. Whether you think $279 is worth an extra 10" screen size or not gives you one of the two choices...

My Recommendation (if you want a 55" or 65" TV)
65" TV: Vizio M658-G1 $999 (Costco, on sale)
55" TV: TCL 6 Series 55" $720 (Costco, regular price)

This sums up my brief but extensive 2 week research on 4K TV's and which to get in the $700-$1100 price range lol, hope this helped.

Vizio M658-G1 Rting.com Review
TCL 6 Series Rting.com Review
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Anyone know if this is available in store?
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JustinS6 wrote:
Jul 24th, 2019 12:45 pm
Anyone know if this is available in store?
Yes! It was $50 more a couple of days ago.

I did extensive research for 65" TV's in this price range, cut down to 2 options.

TCL 6 Series 65" - About $1000 at Costco, didn't have any in my location so don't know the exact pricing, 2018 model. Edit: Shows $1200 price on Best Buy/Amazon Canada. If it's $1200 then i'd probably pick the Vizio. The TCL might be better but not worth the $170 price difference.

Vizio M658-G1 65" - $1029.99, should be stock at most Costco locations since it's a new 2019 released model.

Despite TCL 6 Series being released in 2018, it's still giving the Vizio M658-G1 a run for it's money in terms of best bang for the buck TV in the 65" spectrum despite this Vizio coming out very recently.
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Thanks for sharing OP, Great price for a nice TV (probably even cheaper in-store too).

Now that it has the Quantum Color spectrum and 90 dimming zones, the M65 2019 is closing in on the P65 from 2018.
Comes short on the Refresh Rate, Peak Brightness and Contrast Ratio, but still a great TV for the price.
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$30 cheaper and could have had the cheaper warranty :-)
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Does anyone know what the in-store price maybe? I know the stores usually tend to sell the TVs for a lower cost compared to online.
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jetertmac wrote:
Jul 24th, 2019 1:17 pm
Does anyone know what the in-store price maybe? I know the stores usually tend to sell the TVs for a lower cost compared to online.
I doubt it's under $1000. It makes things complicated for those who bought the extended warranty because sub $1000 the price on the warranty is $40 cheaper.
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jetertmac wrote:
Jul 24th, 2019 1:17 pm
Does anyone know what the in-store price maybe? I know the stores usually tend to sell the TVs for a lower cost compared to online.
Last I checked, Costco cleared them all out already. I remember reading something from another poster that they cleared the in store models.
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RodDog999 wrote:
Jul 24th, 2019 1:30 pm
Last I checked, Costco cleared them all out already. I remember reading something from another poster that they cleared the in store models.
There's no way, this is a new 2019 model. Had a few at my local Costco the day before the previous deal ended. Also saw a skid on the very top shelf that looked like the same model, not sure though.

There are Vizio -G0 variants, those are much worse and not the lower price. You'd be paying 2/3 price but getting 1/3 the performance. -G1 variant is the best one, either in M558-G1 (55") or M658-G1 (65").
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RodDog999 wrote:
Jul 24th, 2019 1:30 pm
Last I checked, Costco cleared them all out already. I remember reading something from another poster that they cleared the in store models.
stonyboys wrote:
Jul 24th, 2019 12:43 pm
Looks like the price on this thing went even lower than the sale earlier this month
I just called Costco and the TV is going for $999.99 instore. This makes the deal even better as now you can save on the warranty too :)

As for clearing them out already part, the 2018 models have been cleared out at great prices already which is making room for the newer 2019 models like the one OP posted.
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Is the 2019 M65 significantly better than the 2018 M65?
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Jimboski wrote:
Jul 24th, 2019 1:34 pm
There's no way, this is a new 2019 model. Had a few at my local Costco the day before the previous deal ended. Also saw a skid on the very top shelf that looked like the same model, not sure though.
It must be very location dependent then. I know a few weeks back I went to three different Costco locations out west and they got rid of all instore Vizio models, even the demo units which had been reduced in price.
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jetertmac wrote:
Jul 24th, 2019 1:35 pm
I just called Costco and the TV is going for $999.99 instore. This makes the deal even better as now you can save on the warranty too :)

As for clearing them out already part, the 2018 models have been cleared out a great prices which is making room for the newer 2019 models like the one OP posted.
That's actually surprising. Makes the warranty way more worthwhile since you'd be paying $60 for $999 TV (6%'ish) versus $100 for $1030 TV (10%'ish). Paying 6% of the cost of the TV for extended 5 year warranty is a no brainer..

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