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What do you think of the 2021 Vizio 4k OLED TVs?

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What do you think of the 2021 Vizio 4k OLED TVs?

Best of CES 2020, almost half the price of comparable 55" Sony OLED TV's.

https://www.vizio.com/en/tv/oled

OLED 55" Class 4K HDR Smart TV
$1,299.99 USD
https://www.vizio.com/en/tv/oled/OLED55-H1

Class Size 55"
Screen Size (Diag) 54.50" (1384.30mm)
Backlight Type
Resolution 3840 x 2160
UHD Upscale Engine Spatial Scaling Engine
UHD Codec Support VP9 and HEVC (H.265)
Smart Platform VIZIO SmartCast™
Free Streaming Channels Yes
Dynamic Motion Rate
High Dynamic Range Dolby Vision, HDR10+, HDR10, HLG
Wide Color Gamut Ultra Color Spectrum™
Display Processor IQ Ultra™
Gaming Engine ProGaming Engine™
Variable Refresh Rate Type HDMI VRR
Variable Refresh Rate Range 40 - 120Hz
Built-in Wi-Fi No
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Good luck getting in Canada as I believe they no longer sell to Canada. I have 6 vizios myself and think its a great brand.
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So Costco Canada dropped the brand? There was one deal posted in June but it was for a 2020 model.

I may pick up one in the US when it goes on sale.

Haven't checked slickdeals out for so long.
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The surprising part is that I had never even heard of Vizio till about maybe 2-3 years (?) ago when I noticed people here on rfd discussing the Costco Vizio deals. Talk about living under a rock! But all my life I have been the Sony TV fanboy. I’m sure there must be other TV brands equally good or maybe even better than Sony but they don’t even remotely interest me. I steadfastly refuse to put a TV anywhere else in the house except the family room so I don’t even have the opportunity to try another brand as a second TV.

Sorry OP, got a bit digressed from the topic Winking Face
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Are the Vizio firmwares any better now? Cuz they absolutely sucked when they first became available in Canada several years ago. Plus the QA of the panels was suspect. There was a LOT of variability, much more so than say Sony.

alanbrenton wrote: So Costco Canada dropped the brand? There was one deal posted in June but it was for a 2020 model.
I wonder if the return rates were significantly different.
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EugW wrote: Are the Vizio firmwares any better now? Cuz they absolutely sucked when they first became available in Canada several years ago. Plus the QA of the panels was suspect. There was a LOT of variability, much more so than say Sony.



I wonder if the return rates were significantly different.
OLED uses VA or IPS panels? I didn't know.
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Holystone wrote: The surprising part is that I had never even heard of Vizio till about maybe 2-3 years (?) ago when I noticed people here on rfd discussing the Costco Vizio deals. Talk about living under a rock! But all my life I have been the Sony TV fanboy. I’m sure there must be other TV brands equally good or maybe even better than Sony but they don’t even remotely interest me. I steadfastly refuse to put a TV anywhere else in the house except the family room so I don’t even have the opportunity to try another brand as a second TV.

Sorry OP, got a bit digressed from the topic Winking Face
Are you single? :)

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alanbrenton wrote: So Costco Canada dropped the brand? There was one deal posted in June but it was for a 2020 model.

I may pick up one in the US when it goes on sale.

Haven't checked slickdeals out for so long.
Correct, Costco Canada no longer sells Vizio.
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alanbrenton wrote: So Costco Canada dropped the brand? There was one deal posted in June but it was for a 2020 model.

I may pick up one in the US when it goes on sale.

Haven't checked slickdeals out for so long.
Vizio pulled out of Canada so nobody is selling them in Canada anymore except for anything they have left in stock.
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alanbrenton wrote: OLED uses VA or IPS panels? I didn't know.
? I'm not sure if you're joking or not, but OLED TVs use OLED panels of course.

I was just saying that companies like Sony had stricter requirements for the panels that go into their TVs. With Vizio, at least initially, it seemed there was very high variability in the quality of the panels they used, and more problems in their firmwares too.
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EugW wrote: ? I'm not sure if you're joking or not, but OLED TVs use OLED panels of course.

I was just saying that companies like Sony had stricter requirements for the panels that go into their TVs. With Vizio, at least initially, it seemed there was very high variability in the quality of the panels they used, and more problems in their firmwares too.
Thanks for clarifying. I only read briefly topics on IPS or VA panels on LCDs but since you brought them up, I might as well ask whether that comment applies to OLED.

OLED panels seems to all come from LG anyway so they will save the best for their TV. I just read a thread on the 2021 OLEDs on slickdeals.
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alanbrenton wrote: Thanks for clarifying. I only read briefly topics on IPS or VA panels on LCDs but since you brought them up, I might as well ask whether that comment applies to OLED.

OLED panels seems to all come from LG anyway so they will save the best for their TV. I just read a thread on the 2021 OLEDs on slickdeals.
LG has the necessary patents for OLED :)
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alanbrenton wrote: Are you single? :)

My wife dissuaded me from watching The Boys when our 6 y.o. is awake and near or in the family room.
Nope! I suppose it’s just the way I’ve been brought up. No TVs blasting in the sleeping areas or in fact in the dinning area. I think I inherited these traits from my dad...lol.
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Holystone wrote: Nope! I suppose it’s just the way I’ve been brought up. No TVs blasting in the sleeping areas or in fact in the dinning area. I think I inherited these traits from my dad...lol.
I was just thinking after my earlier reply that watching something on the smartphone or tablet is like having a portable TV anywhere around the house.

Do those devices stay in your family room too?
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ah was hoping this was avail in canaduh! cheaper then the LG cx 55inch?
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Vizio is great, their 2018s were a fan favorite. Their reliability was mediocre at the same, but has since improved noticeably.

Had their QA issues not been what they were, they might've stayed in Canada, but I suspect the high volume of defect returns proved an issue for resellers.

They're managing reasonably well in the US market by comparison, although whether that will remain, is an open question.
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Vizio 4k OLED makes no sense because they are not priced much lower than LG, which is superior is just about every ways due to better firmware.

The current OLED still does not work with HDMI 2.1 with 4k120hz properly, with no fix in sight. While LG is pushing new firmware nearly monthly to fix bugs since release.

It just isn't worth it to save only maybe 10% of the cost for a buggy experience.

If you are only using it to watch TV and nothing else, it will do, but if you use it for gaming, hook up to PC/PS5/etc. You best stick with LG.
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vizio sucks for firmware support. They deny their firmware has any bugs, by doing that they by definition wont fix anything. Been that way for years now, yet a lot of you ,keep rewarding this crappy company by buying more of their products.
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I went from Vizio P55-F1 to Vizio P659-G1 to Sony XBR65900H

The picture was pretty good on the Vizios, but software was terrible.

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