The Vizio OLED TV has really cool features, it will impress you especially if you are still playing on the latest generation devices, as they are amazing pictures in 4K HDR.
But you’ll be disappointed if you connect your PS5 or Xbox Series X to the HDMI 2.1 ports – the Vizio OLED will be a huge disappointment.
Fast Talk (Vizio OLED 4K TV)
The new Vizio OLED 4K TV 2020 screen is a cheaper alternative to the more premium screens produce by LG and Sony, it is considered a very great screen for people who have a budget that is not high and want a screen that has most of the same main features and delivers a performance very similar to other OLEDs.
For example, the Vizio OLED screen has some great advantages, it has exceptional black levels and an extremely thin body, but despite this it also has a downside which is that OLED screens in general are not as bright as their LED-LCD and OLED counterparts from Vizio. We noticed that it is darker.
In addition, it also lacks some major applications and HDMI issues that prevent the TV from displaying an image when the PS5 or Xbox Series X is connect.
They are not, however, as powerful as the upgrade algorithms from LG or Sony as we’ve spotted a great deal of grain on HD sources on more than one occasion.
But the Vizio OLED screen is in the budget-friendly finish that outperforms 4K HDR content and gets a little bit bogged down with the HD upgrade.
And the Vizio OLED is $ 1,399.99 (55-inch).
|Resolution||4K (3,840 x 2,160)|
|HDR support||HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, HLG|
|Dolby Atmos passthrough||Yes, including HDMI eARC for full resolution to supported devices|
|Native refresh rate||120 Hz|
|Smart platform||Yes (Vizio SmartCast 4.0)|
|Color||DCI-P3/10-bit color space|
|Other features||Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) 40-120 Hz|
The Vizio OLED (OLED55-H1 and OLED65-H1) is Vizio’s first generation OLED TV and has been available for purchase since mid-2020. It made its debut earlier that year at CES 2020.
And the Vizio OLED starts at around $ 1,299.99 for the 55-inch model – it’s the first official sub-$ 1,000 OLED TV.
The 65-inch Vizio OLED is $ 1999, but can often be found on sale at $ 1,699.
Vizio has proven itself in making an affordable and budget-friendly OLED TV.
Vizio OLED 4K TV: Thin Design with management system
in terms of design, we found that the Vizio OLED 4K TV screen uses the same panel technology as the LG CX OLED,
and they also share a number of similarities in terms of design, for example, Vizio OLED has a similar stand.
The design is also very thin, it is virtually free of edges, it looks incredibly thin and will look at home directly on the wall.
One of the great things about Vizio is that it has a very smart cable management system at the back,
which allows you to weave HDMI and audio cables through the back of the base
and hide them behind plastic panels, for an aesthetic view.
Regarding the ports
the Vizio OLED 4K TV display has four HDMI ports, two of which support 4K / 120Hz (HDMI 2 and 3), but the mileage may vary.
As we said, we noticed a real problem present, which is that when we tried to connect the new Xbox Series X and PS5 to the VIzio OLED,
we found that every PS5 is a patch pattern of fuzzy lines,
as for the Xbox Series X it was able to display 4K content, but at 60 Hz only.
Also one of the many smart features in the OLED55-H1, is the remote control, as it is considered one of the essentials you need for daily operation.
It measures approximately 6.8 x 1.8 inches, and features a stylish design with a gently round back that makes it comfortable to hold for longer periods. The home button is the dead center, with the round navigation pad and the menu, information, back, and CC buttons, in addition to the volume. The whole canal is within walking distance.
The dedicated buttons on the top of the remote control open Vudu, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Xumo, Hulu, and Redbox.
But if you are someone who is not interest in remote control, you can download the Vizio SmartCast Mobile app and easily turn your phone into a remote control.
Able to take full control of the OLED55-H1 and other Vizio products, this app provides an excellent alternative with every amount of functionality.
Read Our (TV) Selections:
- LG CX OLED TV (OLED65CX) Review
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Vizio OLED 4K TV Features: TV Smart, Amazing sound
The Vizio OLED screen uses the company’s own SmartCast platform that works as a Chromecast built-in system with AirPlay, in addition to a standard smart platform with apps like Netflix, Hulu, and others.
The SmartCast platform has a complete suite of apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Vudu, Apple TV, YouTube, CBS All-Access, Fandango, YouTube TV, Xumo, and Peacock, in addition to a few music-streaming apps like Pandora and Tidal. And iHeartRadio.
SmartCast also has Vizio’s WatchFree app that allows you to stream some content for free with ads, and it’s a great alternative to browse channels for people who still have the box.
Among the features that the SmartCast system has is that it integrates with both
Amazon Alexa smart speakers and Google Assistant, but no assistant is included in the device itself.
The other advantage of the Vizio OLED TV is that it is considered one of the highest performing devices when it comes to sound, thanks to the integration of DTS Virtual: X.
The Vizio OLED screen has a spacious sound stage. During testing we found that it could effectively fill a room with full surround sound, so there was a great deal of clarity there.
But if you are looking for giant audio performance you will need a speaker, and Elevate 5.1.4 Dolby Atmos is the system we recommend.
And Connecting speakers to OLED is easy thanks to ARC.
Performance: Great 4K HDR content, and decent picture
As for the performance of the Vizio OLED screen in general, it is quite good despite the connection problems that we mentioned, but in general it competes with screens that cost twice as much.
For example, the black levels are very impressive and luxurious, and the images are completely saturated in 4K HDR content.
We found the Coco opening, at Dolby Vision via Disney Plus, truly amazing,
as the green fields in the boy’s neighborhood looked amazing, plus the Dead City full of species, was simply amazing.
We also found that 4K HDR content is great by all standards, whether it’s Amazon Prime Video, Netflix or Disney Plus, this TV has an impressive picture.
But we noticed some things that we did not like a little, for example although it is an OLED TV,
but it does not shine like the competing QLED TV, and this could represent a problem when you see a dark scene in bright light.
We also found that the HD-to-4K upgrade with the Vizio IQ Ultra processor was not what we had hoped for,
and we found that the TV did little to make 720p or 1080p cable content look good on its 65-inch screen.
But in the end, we liked it very much with the wide viewing angles on the Vizio OLED screen, so you will enjoy watching your favorite shows and movies.
One of the things that distinguishes the Vizio OLED screen is the price point especially considering what you’ll get for the average price.
Looking at 4K HDR content, it will give you a strong incentive to buy the screen,
it gives the best experience to watch your favorite shows, and the SmartCast platform makes obtaining them easy,
in addition to it reduces dependence on the IQ Ultra upgrade device.
But as we said you shouldn’t be planning to use the PS5 or Xbox Series X,
as we haven’t been able to play the PS5 on screen for more than a minute, and the Xbox Series X will only show 60.