I love TV. I’m not ashamed to admit it. Let me rephrase. I love good TV. I admit there is a lot of bad TV, but when I’m watching good TV I want to see it clearly. But the thing is, these days, a lot of the Good TV is coming from different places. We’ve been well past the days of the three major networks for years. But now even the replacements for those channels are being replaced themselves. Now online services are coming up with more and more original content. You need a TV that can keep up. OK, maybe I need a TV that can keep up. My TV isn’t even a Smart TV. Its plain dumb. My DVR doesn’t offer any decent internet features. Right now if I want to access Netflix or Hulu I have to use my very flaky Blu-ray player. Nothing like having a movie freeze halfway through, having to reboot the Blu-ray player and then fast-forward back to your place. Woohoo. Fun filled movie night. Oh wait, that sounds like the dvr from my tv provider too. So yeah, I’m on the lookout for a new smarter TV. And I think I may have found one. The Vizio SmartCast P-Series at Best Buy.
This is one seriously nice TV. To start off with, it doesn’t have a tuner. Now your first thought is probably “What does that mean? Don’t I need a Tuner?” Well, ask yourself this…When was the last time you actually watched TV over the air? For me it’s been at least 20 years that I have had cable or satellite because the good TV I want is only available there. And now, the good TV I want is online more and more. So no, you don’t need a tuner. And you know what the means to you? A thinner TV with more advanced features for your money, like say, a 6-inch android tablet remote. Yeah. You heard me, a tablet is the remote. And it’s a tablet with the Vizio SmartCast App, so you can use Google Cast to show any content from Cast enabled Apps (like Netflix or Hulu) with the press of a button. And in case you thought it makes up for all these cool features with a low quality display, have no fear. The Vizio SmartCast series is the first 4K ultra HD display to feature High Dynamic Range with Dolby Vision and Ultra Color Spectrum. Trust me. You have to see this display to truly appreciate it. When I went to Best Buy I was blown away by the vibrant colors and amazing contrast. Check out this link if you want to see more of the cool features this TV has to offer.
Yep. I know what’s going on my Father’s Day Wish List.
ABOUT THE VIZIO SMARTCAST P-SERIES TV
- The P-Series™ features High Dynamic Range with Dolby Vision content support and Ultra Color Spectrum for a dramatically different visual experience with astonishing brightness, radiant contrast, and captivating color. Full-Array LED backlighting and up to 128 Active LED Zones™ deliver exceptional light uniformity and deeper, richer black levels.
- The included 6” Android™ tablet remote, preinstalled with the VIZIO SmartCast app, puts you in control of your entertainment like never before with simple tap, swipe and voice-based commands. Browse movies, TV shows, music and even Live TV* by genre across multiple apps all at once on the VIZIO SmartCast™ app, then tap to play your show onto the P-Series™’ stunning display.
- With Google Cast built-in, you can cast from thousands of Google Cast-enabled apps that you already know and love, like YouTube and Netflix. Sports and action fans will appreciate the powerful image processing of the P-Series™ with up to Clear Action™ 960 that combines a blazing 240Hz effective refresh rate achieved with backlight scanning for sharper detail in fast action scenes. With all of this and more on display, the P-Series™ is a whole new way to watch.
Disclaimer: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free