Reference Series RS65-B2by Vizio

  • Reference Series RS65-B2
  • Reference Series RS65-B2
  • Reference Series RS65-B2
TECHWALLA
VERDICT
Clearly above average. Only a couple of issues keep this from being best in class.
85%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • As one of the first Dolby Vision-compatible sets on the market, the RS65-B2 is capable of intensely bright highlights balanced by deep blacks.
  • The Vizio RS65-B2's 10-bit Quantum Dot-enhanced display delivers rich, vivid color.
  • With 384 local dimming zones, the RS65-B2 maintains excellent control over dark and light elements in images with little visible blooming.

CONS

  • While Vizio's RS65-B2 has generally good picture uniformity for an LCD TV, it suffers from the typical LCD problem of losing contrast when viewed from off-center seats.
  • The RS65-B2 omits a 3D display mode, which seems like an oversight for a TV in this price range.
  • The RS65-B2's HDR compatibility is currently limited to Dolby Vision, though support for the HDR10 standard used by the 4K Blu-ray Disc format should be available in a future firmware update.
Vizio’s RS65-B2 is one of the first Dolby Vision-compatible sets to hit the market. The benefits that accompany that distinction include High Dynamic Range images with deep shadows and intense highlights. The 65-inch RS65-B2 displays images with vivid color and few blooming artifacts thanks to a 384-zone full-array local dimming backlight. Surprisingly for a TV in this price range, the RS65-B2 lacks support for 3D and for the HDR10 standard used by the 4K Blu-ray Disc format, though the latter should be forthcoming in a future firmware update. The RS65-B2 is one of two entries in Vizio's Reference Series. The other is the RS120-B3, a 120-inch TV available for a mere $129,999.99.
NameReference Series RS65-B2XBR-65X900BXBR-65X950BUN65JS9500UNJU7100 Series
ManufacturerVizioSonySonySamsungSamsung
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90%

The RS65-B2's intense luminosity is truly its selling point.

The RS65-B2's intense luminosity is truly its selling point.

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80%

While the Vizio gets very dark—visually and by measurement, comparable to the blackness of the best plasmas ever made—it doesn’t go totally …

While the Vizio gets very dark—visually and by measurement, comparable to the blackness of the best plasmas ever made—it doesn’t go totally black on a full black field as do some local-dimming LCD designs.

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This ranks as perhaps the best-looking TV I've ever seen, and sets Vizio up to inherit the crown from beloved home theater centerpieces...

This ranks as perhaps the best-looking TV I've ever seen, and sets Vizio up to inherit the crown from beloved home theater centerpieces...

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Vizio’s version of HDR from Dolby Vision doesn’t require HDMI 2.0a to work and can instead function just fine with ordinary HDMI 2.0. In oth…

Vizio’s version of HDR from Dolby Vision doesn’t require HDMI 2.0a to work and can instead function just fine with ordinary HDMI 2.0. In other words, the TVs have a simpler connectivity technology doing a more complex job.

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The problem is that because they lack other HDR-compatible HDMI 2.0a jacks, these new Vizios won't be able to display any non-Dolby Vision H…

The problem is that because they lack other HDR-compatible HDMI 2.0a jacks, these new Vizios won't be able to display any non-Dolby Vision HDR-encoded enhancements, disc or broadcast content, just the standard 4K picture. At least not yet.

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