The Vizio P-Series Quantum X (2021) will consistently impress you with its picture performance, especially if you’re coming from an older first-gen 4K TV, read more in Vizio P-Series Quantum X Review. It’s bright, it’s colorful, and because of some improvements to the complete array local dimming system, it’s contrast-rich, too. SmartCast remains problematic, there’s a touch of blooming – and therefore the sound quality is lackluster – but all things considered, it’s still one among the higher LED-LCD TVs under $2,000.
The Vizio P-Series Quantum X (2020) may be a consistently impressive LED-LCD TV that mixes the brightness of a QLED and a few of the simplest black levels on this side of an OLED. Offering upwards of two,000 nits of peak brightness, it lights up any home cinema and cuts through ambient lighting to become one among the simplest TVs for brightly lit living rooms.
Thanks to a recent firmware update, it’s now an excellent match-up for the Xbox Series X and PS5 and, because of its auto-low latency mode, it is also pretty responsive with just a 13ms lag time with 4K/60 games.
That said, it isn’t without its faults. TVs this bright are sure to have some blooming, which may be noticed when you’ve got a white text on a black background, and its upscaling – while far better than previous years – still isn’t at an equivalent level of LG, Samsung, or Sony TVs. SmartCast, similarly, maybe a lot better than it’s been in past years because of the addition of Apple TV Plus, Disney Plus, and Peacock, but it’s still frustratingly slow sometimes.
Price and Release Date
The Vizio P-Series Quantum X (2021) may be a carryover from last year and can get on sale for the higher part of 2021 until next year’s models are announced.
It’s available in three sizes: the 65-inch P65QX-H1, the 75-inch P75QX-H1, and therefore the massive, 85-inch P85QX-H1, though you almost certainly won’t see that one out on the shop shelves fairly often.
In terms of pricing, the 65-inch version comes in at $1,529 while the 75-inch will set you back $1,999, though both are often on sale for around $1,000 and $1,800, respectively. If you decide on the most important screen size, you’re watching $3,099, and you almost certainly won’t find nearly as many sales as you’d for the more commonly available 65- and 75-inch variations.
The Vizio P-Series Quantum X may be an assortment in terms of design – it’s not exactly slim due to its full-array local dimming lighting, but it’s a sleek and straightforward front bezel. The all-metal front legs stand on each side of the screen, making it feel relatively stable, but its wide stance might be problematic for people who have smaller home entertainment furniture.
Viewing it from the side and you’ll see that the P-Series Quantum X isn’t exactly super slim. It’s got a touch of girth thereto and isn’t nearly as slim as an OLED, or an edge-lit LED-LCD… not that we’d take the trade-off in performance of the latter for the slimness of the previous.
Despite its middle-of-the-road price, the Vizio P-Series Quantum X competes with the highest performers in image quality. It delivers brightness decidedly and, with nearly 100% coverage of the DCI-P3 color space and 90% coverage of Rec. 2020, it’s a color range that puts most other 4K TVs to shame.
Its overwhelming brightness may be a huge boon if you’ve got tons of ambient light in your front room – even in its standard ‘Bright’ picture settings it’s enough to light output to not look desaturated, but that’s doubly so if you employ the ‘Vivid’ picture setting.
For audio output, the Vizio P-Series Quantum X uses two 15-watt, back-firing speakers. That’s a little step-up from most budget 4K TVs that use two 10-watt speakers, but not nearly as good as a number of the class-leading LED-LCD TVs, just like the Samsung Q950TS that are employing a combination of tweeters and mid-range drivers for a 4.2.2-channel sound.
Despite that, however, for many small-to-medium-sized rooms, the Vizio P-Series Quantum X features a fine sound quality with a good presence within the mids and highs. In fact, because of the way the TV implements DTS Virtual: X, it even features a wide soundstage, too.
If you would like the wow-factor of a QLED TV without Samsung’s primo prices, the Vizio P-Series Quantum X has you covered. We found its calibrated mode is ideal for more critical watchers, but both it’s standard and vivid modes output thousands of nits that turn any 4K TV holdouts into believers.