Best Vizio TVs: Are they any good? Which are the best deals?

Best Vizio TVs: Are they any good? Which are the best deals?

Finding a 4K TV deal is like trying to haul in a salmon swimming upstream in Alaska – it's easy, there are hundreds. But how do you know it's a good catch?

Vizio is one TV manufacturer likely to feature as you surf the web or amble down your local shopping aisle. Vizio TVs are some of the biggest-sellers worldwide, especially in the US, and regularly mixes it with heavy-hitters such as Panasonic, Samsung, Sony and LG, thanks to their combination of extensive features married to attractive pricing.

Below you'll find some of the best-selling Vizio TVs available to buy right now. We've highlighted key ranges and their features, plus we've rounded-up the best Vizio TV deals we can find across models and screen sizes. Ultimately – yes, we’re sticking with the salmon metaphor – we’ll try to decide whether or not you should reel one in.

Vizio D-Series (available in 43, 55, 60, 65 and 70in) 

If you’re budget-conscious and looking for a 4K TV – but ideally something big enough for the lounge – how’s this for value? From Vizio’s most affordable line, the D-series, the 60-inch D60-F3 is a 4K HDR set, currently on sale for $450, down from $698, at Walmart. This is a 2018 model so now could be a great time to take the plunge as Vizio's 2019 TV take centre stage. 

The Vizio D-Series has got slightly chunkier feet than Vizio's more expensive models. Like all of Vizio's 2018 sets, it’s an LCD model with an LED backlight - there are no OLED models. However, a number of desirable features are still included, with voice control, Vizio Smart TV and Chromecast built-in – meaning you can cast content from a compatible smartphone or tablet to the TV. 

Vizio D60-F3 4K HDR Smart TV $580 $450 at Walmart

Vizio's entry-level 4K TV in a 60-inch size. A 2018 model that offers great value for a big screen with features galore. View Deal

Vizio E-Series (available in 43, 50, 55, 65, 70 and 75in) 

Next up the range is the E-Series, and it still offers impressive value. The E43-F1, a 43-inch 4K TV from Vizio’s E-Series, has been labelled the gamers’ choice in many a dorm-room Stateside, with reviewers noting a very low input lag.

Although Vizio’s E-series TVs have full-array local dimming it is limited to ten zones so you might want to check contrast is up to scratch. The Vizio V-series, new for 2019, is an update on the this 2018 E-series, and its backlight boasts 16 zones, but you do pay for the privilege.

At just $280 for this 43in set, though, this 2018 model is still worth investigating.

Vizio M-Series (available in 55, 65, 70in) 

Again, the 65in M65-F0 boasts full array local dimming, but compared to the E-Series it also includes UltraBright 600 which means it's can reach 600 nits of peak brightness, compared to the E-Series’ 400 nits.

The M-Series also boasts a screen improvement called Infinity Edge Design; a kind of edge-to-edge, sleek design on three sides of the TV which bumps the screen-size and claims to deliver a more immersive experience.

The set is available at Walmart for $649.99, down from $998. To put things into perspective, a 65in 4K Samsung QLED TV such as the QN65Q8FN costs more than triple that. You’re right to be intrigued.

Our verdict

While we're yet to get a Vizio TV into our test rooms, the pricing and feature lists of these sets alone should provide plenty of food for thought. 

In a similar way that HiSense and TCL both offer plenty of bang for your buck, we wouldn't be surprised if there was a serious bargain (or two) lurking in the Vizio TV line-up.


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