Vizio has introduced its 2017 lineup of SmartCast Ultra HD 4K P- Series and M-Series TVs. The sets boast the company’s XLED full-array LED local-dimming backlighting. They further benefit by several Smart TV platform enhancements, and, via a summertime over-the-air upgrade, the Vizio SmartCast app, now accessible on mobile devices, will be accessible directly from the TV displays through the new SmartCast TV user interface; this will also be available as an upgrade on 2016 UHD SmartCast displays, the company said. Both series, moreover, will have Google Assistant voice control capability when the sets are used with the Google Home speaker.
The full-array LED backlighting technology on the flagship P-Series in 55-, 65- and 75-inch screens ($1,299.99 through $3,499.99) – called Ultra HD HDR XLED Pro - provides 128 zones of local dimming (126 zones on the 55-inch model) and 600 nits of typical brightness.