D Seriesby Vizio

  • D Series
  • D Series
  • D Series
TECHWALLA
VERDICT
A solid product. Despite some flaws, it's still a good value.
80%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • With a full-array LED backlight, Vizio's D Series TVs deliver impressive contrast for non-HDR displays.
  • At less than $1400 for a 70-inch screen, Vizio's D Series is one of the best 4K TV values going.
  • Vizio's D Series sets have above average out-of-box picture performance, displaying balanced, mostly accurate color.

CONS

  • Though the full array backlight helps deliver deep blacks, local dimming on the D Series is limited to 16 zones--barely enough to create smooth transitions between bright and dark areas in images.
  • The D Series' limited viewing angle means that pictures lose contrast when viewed from off-center seats.
  • Despite having 4K resolution, the lack of HDR on Vizio's D Series means you can't take full advantage of next-gen sources like 4K Blu-ray.
Despite being a value series in Vizio’s extensive TV lineup, the D Series offers high-end features that include 4K resolution and a full-array LED backlight. Performance overall is good for the price, with mostly accurate out-of-box color and impressive contrast. The only D Series downsides are the somewhat coarse local dimming processing that results in a degree of light bleed between bright and dark areas in images, and the limited viewing angle--a common issue with LCD displays. D Series sets aren’t compatible with High Dynamic Range sources such as the new 4K Blu-ray format. Vizio's D Series sets are available in screen sizes from 24 to 70 inches.
NameD SeriesM65-C1XBR-65X950BUN65JS9500UNJU7100 Series
ManufacturerVizioVizioSonySamsungSamsung
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