VIZIO debuts streaming ecosystem on SmartCast P-Series Ultra HD HDR Home Theater Display
VIZIO has announced the launch of VIZIO SmartCast, its next generation smart entertainment ecosystem, which will span displays, sound bars and standalone speakers.
VIZIO SmartCast debuts on the new P-Series Ultra HD HDR Home Theater Display collection, the first Ultra HD and High Dynamic Range offerings to fully integrate Google Cast technology according to VIZIO.
The displays are controlled by the VIZIO SmartCast app, which comes preinstalled on the included 6" 1080p Android Tablet Remote. The VIZIO SmartCast app turns every mobile device screen into a remote control. It allows users to search and browse content first by genre across multiple apps at once, then select the app or source to play the content. The app also simplifies on-screen navigation by allowing users to gain access to all menus and playback controls through the app.
"The VIZIO SmartCast app, pre-installed on the P-Series Tablet Remote, finally brings home entertainment into the mobile era with advanced navigation, search and control of content sources," Matt McRae, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO, said in a statement.
"We're excited to debut the P-Series collection, which not only sets a new benchmark with picture quality technologies like High Dynamic Range and Ultra Color Spectrum, but is also the world's first display to fully integrate the Google Cast protocol."
SmartCast P-Series Ultra HD HDR Home Theater Display
The VIZIO SmartCast P-Series Ultra HD HDR Home Theater Display features the same picture quality technologies first released on the 2015 VIZIO 120" and 65" Reference Series. Ultra HD also features High Dynamic Range with Dolby Vision content support.
"We're excited to see VIZIO cascade Dolby Vision into their P-Series collection, delivering a premium imaging experience to a broader range of consumers," said Giles Baker, SVP, Broadcast Business Group, Dolby Laboratories.
"Viewers are now just a few taps away from the vibrant color and stunning contrast that Dolby Vision brings to Hollywood content."
Ultra Color Spectrum and Lighting
In addition to high dynamic range, Ultra Color Spectrum provides a wider color range for better accuracy in hue and tone. The P-Series also features Full-Array LED backlighting with up to 128 Active LED Zones, which dynamically adjust to on-screen content.
Android Tablet Remote
Each VIZIO SmartCast P-Series Ultra HD HDR Home Theater Display includes a 6" Android Tablet Remote with a wireless charging dock.The tablet remote comes pre-installed with the VIZIO SmartCast app and features Full HD 1080p resolution, Android Lollipop OS, a powerful V8 octa-core processor, integrated stereo speakers and 16GB of storage.
VIZIO SmartCast 50" P-Series Ultra HD HDR Home Theater Display (P50-C1) MSRP $999.99
VIZIO SmartCast 55" P-Series Ultra HD HDR Home Theater Display (P55-C1) MSRP $1,299.99
VIZIO SmartCast 65" P-Series Ultra HD HDR Home Theater Display (P65-C1) MSRP $1,999.99
VIZIO SmartCast 75" P-Series Ultra HD HDR Home Theater Display (P75-C1) MSRP $3,799.99