VIZIO has announced it will sell its first-ever 4K OLED TVs in the fall, along with a new premium immersive audio sound bar, known as Elevate. The VIZIO OLED 4K HDR Smart TVs, which will be available in 55- and 65-inch screen sizes, priced at $1,299 and $1,999 respectively, use self-emitting pixels for “absolute black levels”, and better color, contrast and viewing angles. In addition to a 4mm-thin borderless housing, the company is pushing the OLED TVs’ design to match the new 5.1.4 immersive audio Elevate sound bar with adapative height speakers.
“At VIZIO, we constantly strive to raise the bar for picture and sound quality, delivering complete entertainment as no other manufacturer can,” said Bill Baxter, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. “With the debut of our first OLED television and its leading-edge picture processing, along with the first-of-its-kind Elevate Sound Bar, we are making good on that commitment to consumers. The single largest R&D effort in the company’s history, the 2021 OLED TV pairs perfectly with the Elevate to create VIZIO’s finest home theater experience to date.”
The new TVs include processing for one billion colors, plus HDR formats Dolby Vision and HDR10+, and gamers are supported with a variable refresh rate (VRR) of 40Hz – 120Hz, and an onboard ProGaming engine for lower input lag and 4K/120Hz resolution.
The new Elevate sound bar – also available in the fall for $999 – comes with a wireless 8-inch subwoofer and will decode Dolby Atmos and DTS:X bitstreams for a 5.1.4 immersive setup across 18 in-built speakers. Low frequencies extend down to 30Hz and features include Bluetooth, voice assistant input and three HDMI eARC ports. Elevate can be docked securely onto the new OLED TVs whether hung together on the wall or situated close by on a tabletop. The SmartCast platform can be used to access various apps and control media.
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