VIZIO P652ui-B2 65" 4K Ultra HD Smart LED HDTV
Vizio is known for their budget-friendly TVs, managing to combine quality and performance at prices often lower than anybody else. Their P2ui-B series TVs offer 4K resolution for an affordable price, making this new wave of technology accessible to more people. While a few flaws make the image quality inferior to those leading in this area (Samsung UNHU8550, Sony XBR0X900B), you’d be hard pressed to find a 4K TV this good, at this price, anywhere else.
Full-array local dimming allows for excellent uniformity, although also makes the panel thicker. Black levels in all sizes but the 55 inch (which uses an IPS panel) are deep, and contrast is also very good. Color accuracy is satisfactory although highlights can tend to appear a bit bright. While there were initially more issues with the P2ui-B series, software updates have mostly fixed all of them.
Features and aesthetic design are somewhat light with the P2ui-B, a sacrifice made to keep the price low while including 4K technology; for example, the included remote control isn’t the best, but serves its purpose. Vizio isn’t offering 3D on any of their TVs this year, continuing with the trend amongst manufacturers to phase or drop this technology completely. Connectivity is excellent, including five 4K-compatible HDMI ports.
If you’re looking for a 4K TV on a budget, you won’t find a better value than this. Despite being more basic all-around than more expensive 4K TVs, the simple menu system is easy enough to use, and most users who understand the deal they’re getting will be content. While there are the issues with the 55 inch model’s IPS panel, the Vizio P2ui-B series in any size is your best option currently available for affordable 4K.