Vizio P Series TV Review

Vizio P Series TV Review
The new Vizio P Series TV elevates your experience to beautiful new heights with 4K Ultra HD picture quality, High Dynamin Range and immersive Ultra Color Spectrum. This is why the Vizio P series has one of the best picture quality we have seen. When you turn it on in the dark room, it really shines. It won’t please everyone because it is not OLED especially because of its poor upscaling of low-quality content. But for people who are looking for a TV for watching 4K movies, this series is more than just satisfying.

Vizio P Series Design

The Vizio P series is designed with higher-end than the previous P series design. It doesn’t look as premium as the high-end models from other brands, this series is still bulky. when we look at the stand of P series is very wide, therefore you need to provide enough space of a TV table so that you are able to put the P series model on top of it. If you don’t want to put it on the table, in most cases it has no problem when it is mounted to the wall without any problem accessing the connections at the back of the TV. P series uses a metallic finish as its borders, and it seems a bit thicker than most TVs.

Vizio P Series Picture Quality

Picture quality is very much important for an excellent display. The Vizio P Series has excellent picture quality, and is especially good in a dark room so this series can fulfil the requirements of excellent display. It is good in dark room because the dark scenes will look great, with deep and very uniform blacks. This series also supports HDR content, offering up a wider range of colors and a high peak brightness. This series is average at dealing with reflections, but the whole screen can get quite bright to combat glare, this is why it can be so good in the dark room. Sadly, it has low resolution content, like DVDs and SD channels, looks a bit too soft and the picture quality deteriorates when viewed from the side.

This P series has excellent native contrast ratio in which the blacks are very deep, even when local dimming is off. An exception for the 55” size that doesn’t have great blacks, though, because it uses an IPS panel, and not the VA panel used by other sizes. The uniformity of the blacks on P series is almost perfect, especially when the local dimming feature is used. The P series has some more issues that can be seen at an angle, but it is still better than the majority of LED TVs.

It has local dimming feature called as ‘Active LED Zone’ that works really well because of its full-array backlight. You will see more blooming at an angle of P Series than you will from directly in front of the TV. When you are watching movies on P Series, a downside of this feature is that stars in the sky won’t be bright but at least the blacks will be great any way. You can set this P Series to get a small highlight as bright as other high end TVs, but you can set it to get very bright across the entire screen. bright scenes on this series should perform well compared to most other HDR TVs. While the uniformity of the blacks is almost perfect, the gray uniformity is average. It is indicated by a few vertical bands of the colors across the screen that you can see, as well as darker corners. When you look at an angle, it is a bit worse. The colors shift when it is viewed from the side, as is expected from a VA panel. This is not ideal if you watch TV from wide angles, but there is an exception for the 55” model’s IPS panel that will maintain better colors even at an angle. It has quite good white balance by default under the ‘Calibrated Dark’ preset, with too saturated color especially the blue and the red.

Vizio P Series Motion

Vizio P Series has great Motion handling; it seems from the appearance of fast moving object with very little motion blur. You can enjoy your favorite movies on Vision P series since movies played from any source display smoothly. It is able to interpolate content up to the native refresh rate of 120Hz. The average response time of the pixel transitions is really good, except the dark transition that has problem, particularly the 0% to 20% which comes in at a pretty long 42.9ms. this series is good for watching movies sent by an HTPC because it is able to play a 24p signal without judder, and detect and perform 3:2 reverse pulldown without issue, even with a 60p signal.
Motion interpolation of the P Series that increases video’s frame rate; ‘Reduce Judder’ is the setting that turns on motion interpolation for 30 fps (and lower) content. For 60 fps to be interpolated to 120, ‘Reduce Motion Blur’ slider is needed to. This is the feature that has the effect of making movement look smoother, clearer, and more lifelike on P Series.

Vizio P Series Inputs

Vizio P Series supports a wide range of inputs, and the input lag is low that makes it perfect for fast games. You will see the appearance of the text is blurrier than usual on a PC because this is a Vizio TV. It is right that the input lag of P Series is great, but if you want best result, you can use HDMI5 with ‘Game Low Latency’ on for both 1080p and 4K resolution.
Vizio P Series Sound Quality
The sound quality of Vizio P Series is sub-par, and the TV doesn’t get very loud. Therefore, if you want to have a better sound quality, you may need to have a separate sound system to give some sound improvement. The sound quality of P series is mostly caused by its average frequency response. low-end cutoff of 127 hz and maximum loudness of 89.2dB SPL are not great, even for a TV. There may also be a slight compression and pumping present at higher volumes. The other factor which influences P Series sound quality is its poor distortion results. The overall distortion is high, and it rises even more as the volume is increased. The peak in distortion at around 1.5KHz is quite noticeable.

Vizio P Series Smart Features

The Vizio P Series 2016 uses SmartCast which is a Google Cast based. This makes P Series has a completely different approach than the one taken by other smart TVs. Actually the smart feature is not being directly on the TV, but it acts as a screen to which you cast videos from your apps on your tablet, smartphone, or PC. The implementation of this current smart feature of P Series is not flawless. The tablet often either loses connection with the TV or lags behind. It is a bit frustrating to not have the TV respond when you are trying to make a change of the volume or a setting. Well, let’s hope Vizio will be able to improve on the implementation and really make this smart platform a more seamless experience than before.


After all, we can conclude that Vizio P Series is a great TV for a range of usages. The picture quality is excellent, and this is really shines, so it is also excellent in a dark room. P Series also design with great motion handling for sports or video games. unfortunately, the image deteriorates quickly when viewed from the side, and the sound quality is also not satisfying. Anyway, this TV price can be a good reason for choosing it than the similar TV in its class which offers higher price. Read the next review of Vizio P Series calibration settings to make it work well for everything except for video games.