We used the following calibration settings to review the Vizio V Series 2020 (V655-H9), and we expect our results to be valid for the 40" (V405-H19), 43" (V435-H11), 50" (V505-H19), 55" (V555-H11), 58" (V585-H11), 60" (V605-H3), 70" (V705-H3), and 75" (V755-H4) models as well.
Vizio has a setting that they call Timers. It has similar options to the "Eco Settings" found on other brands. One of the first things we did was make sure that all of the Timers options were adjusted to not interfere with our testing. We don't want the TV to adjust the image or go to sleep during testing.
For SDR content, we recommend choosing the 'Calibrated Dark' picture mode, as it's the most accurate one out of the box, and allows for the most customization. We recommend setting the Contrast to '50', Color at '50', Tint at '0', and Sharpness at '20'. We selected the 'Warm' Color Temperature, as it's closest to our calibration target of 6500K. If you prefer a warmer or cooler image, you should adjust this setting to your preference.
You should adjust the Backlight to your specific viewing conditions. Changing the backlight does not have any impact on the overall picture quality. The Brightness setting adjusts the image itself, and we don't recommend changing it.
As we aim for an image that is as close as possible to the content creator's intent, we disable most image processing options, including Black Detail , and Backlight Control. We set Film Mode to 'On' which is used to remove 24p judder and will not interfere with our image quality. You can adjust these settings to your personal preference though.
HDR is automatically enabled for the native apps. When you start playing HDR content, the picture settings menu changes to specify the HDR format. Once you start playing HDR content, some of the settings change automatically. We recommend choosing the 'Calibrated Dark' Picture Mode, and leaving the other settings to their defaults in HDR.
There's no longer a Full UHD Color setting. Instead, you have to set HDMI Mode to '2.1' to enable full bandwidth.
The Vizio V Series 2020 supports Dolby Vision, from native apps and with most external devices. As with normal HDR content, when you start playing Dolby Vision content, some settings change automatically. We recommend leaving these settings as-is, do not copy our SDR settings over.
If you find HDR content too dim, you can make it brighter by setting the Picture Mode to 'Calibrated Dark', Gamma to '1.8', Color Temperature to 'Standard', Local Contrast to 'High', Backlight Control to 'On', and Black Detail to 'High'. These settings result in a much brighter image, as you can see in the EOTF curve.
Although we disable most motion enhancing functions for most of our tests, you should adjust these to whatever looks best for you.
The Vizio V Series 2020 can only remove judder from true 24p sources and native apps. To do so, enable Film Mode.
From the base SDR and HDR settings, simply enable the Game Low Latency setting from the ProGaming Engine menu. Unlike most other TVs, this setting can be enabled with any picture mode.
Unlike TVs from most other brands, no special settings are required for PC use on the V Series 2020, you only need to turn on Game Low Latency to get the lowest input lag. Vizio has removed the 'Computer' Picture Mode, and the Full UHD Color setting. To display proper chroma 4:4:4, first set the computer to 4:4:4, then set Full Color 4:4:4 to 'On'. For signals that require full bandwidth, set HDMI Mode to '2.1.
The following are the results of the white balance and colorspace calibration on our unit. They are provided for reference, and should not be copied as the calibration values vary per individual unit even for the same model and same size as the TV we reviewed due to manufacturing tolerances. If you want to try them you will need to enter all values shown, as all of them are active at the same time. If you end up with worse picture quality, simply reset them to the default values.