VIZIO announced a new generation of M-Series Home Theater Displays earlier this year, but up until now pricing and availability details have been left out by the manufacturer. Fortunately, yesterday VIZIO officially launched the VIZIO SmartCast M-Series Home Theater Display systems on its website, where prices start at $850 for the smallest model, and can go as high as $3,999 for the largest model.
The 2016 VIZIO SmartCast M-Series can be pricey, but then again they have quite a bit to offer. VIZIO M-Series TVs feature Full-Array LED backlighting with up to 64 Active LED Zones, they integrate Google Cast, HDR & Ultra HD playback, and support Dolby Vision content. Moreover, playback can be controlled with a new 6-inch Android-powered Tablet Remote which, as the name suggests, acts as a remote controller for the TV set along with the preinstalled VIZIO SmartCast application.
As mentioned above, the most affordable 2016 VIZIO SmartCast M-Series TV set costs $849, and features a 50-inch display. For a 55-inch screen customers will have to pay an extra $150 for a total of $999, and the sum of $1,249 will secure a 60-inch M-Series display. The 65-inch, 70-inch, and 80-inch models are priced at $1,499, $1,999, and $3,999 respectively. All the models have a screen resolution of 3840 x 2160, they support Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity, Spatial Scaling Engine and VM50 Engine, and are powered by a V8 octa-core display processor. As for the Tablet Remote, it runs on Android OS, it has a 6-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 720, dual stereo speakers, 8 GB of on-board memory, and is powered by an unspecified quad-core processor. The tablet is also accompanied by a wireless charging dock.
One thing to be aware of is that not all 2016 VIZIO SmartCast M-Series home entertainment systems listed on the manufacturer's website are available for purchase at the moment. Instead, the 60-inch, 70-inch, and 80-inch M-Series are listed as "Coming soon" along with a "Notify Me" button. Additionally, while all the 2016 VIZIO TV sets benefit from free shipping, at the time of writing, not all models were ready for immediate shipping and some variants were expected to be shipped within 30 days. Assuming that the 2016 VIZIO SmartCast M-Series is not exactly the product you are looking for, remember that VIZIO has other products to offer, including the P-Series and E-Series.