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Vizio V Series 2022 TV Review

Tested using Methodology v1.8
Updated Nov 16, 2022 at 08:21 am
Vizio V Series 2022 Picture
6.9
Mixed Usage
Value for price beaten by
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6.7
Movies
Value for price beaten by
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7.0
TV Shows
Value for price beaten by
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6.7
Sports
Value for price beaten by
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7.1
Video Games
Value for price beaten by
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6.5
HDR Movies
Value for price beaten by
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7.4
HDR Gaming
Value for price beaten by
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7.6
PC Monitor
Value for price beaten by
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Type LED
Sub-Type
VA
Resolution 4k

The Vizio V Series 2022 is an entry-level 4k TV. It's part of Vizio's 2023 lineup, released in 2022, sitting between the 1080p Vizio D Series 2022 and the Vizio M6 Series Quantum 2022. It replaces the Vizio V5 Series 2021, and while it has many of the same features, it has a few extra gaming perks like variable refresh rate (VRR) support to reduce screen tearing. It's available in a wide range of sizes, from 43 to 75 inches, and all the sizes perform the same. It comes with the same Vizio SmartCast system as other Vizio TVs, which is user-friendly and gives you access to both Google Chromecast and Apple AirPlay to cast content from your phone. However, the operating system is a bit limited compared to other brands, as you can't download any extra apps, and it feels laggy at times.

Our Verdict

6.9 Mixed Usage

The Vizio V Series TV is okay for mixed usage. It's okay for watching movies in dark rooms because it has a high native contrast ratio with good black uniformity, but it doesn't have a local dimming feature to further improve the contrast. It's decent for watching TV shows and okay for watching sports in well-lit rooms as it has good reflection handling, but it doesn't get bright enough to fight glare, and it has a narrow viewing angle that makes the image look washed out from the sides. It's also decent for gaming, thanks to its variable refresh rate (VRR) support to reduce screen tearing, low input lag, and quick response time. Sadly, it doesn't deliver a satisfying HDR experience because it has low peak brightness and doesn't display the wide range of colors needed for HDR.

Pros
  • High contrast for deep blacks.
  • Removes judder from 24p sources.
  • Good reflection handling.
Cons
  • Low SDR peak brightness.
  • Narrow viewing angle.
  • Noticeable uniformity issues.
6.7 Movies

The Vizio V Series TV is alright for watching movies in dark rooms. It has a high native contrast ratio that allows it to display deep blacks next to bright highlights, which is great for watching movies in dark rooms, but it lacks a local dimming feature. It removes judder from 24p sources, which helps with the appearance of motion in movies, and it displays 1080p content from Blu-rays and 4k content from Ultra HD Blu-rays well.

Pros
  • High contrast for deep blacks.
  • Removes judder from 24p sources.
Cons
  • No local dimming feature.
7.0 TV Shows

The Vizio V Series TV is decent for watching TV shows in well-lit rooms. It has good reflection handling if you want to use it in a room with a few lights around, but it doesn't get bright enough to fight a ton of glare. The Vizio SmartCast OS is user-friendly and allows you to cast content from your phone, but it feels laggy at times. Unfortunately, it has a narrow viewing angle that makes the image look washed out from the sides, so it isn't ideal for a wide viewing area.

Pros
  • Good reflection handling.
  • No issue upscaling 720p content from TVs.
Cons
  • Low SDR peak brightness.
  • Narrow viewing angle.
6.7 Sports

The Vizio V Series TV is okay for watching sports. Fast-moving players and objects look good thanks to its quick response time, but it has some uniformity issues that can get distracting during sports. It has good reflection handling for use in rooms with a few lights around, but it doesn't get bright enough to fight glare from a bright light source. Sadly, it isn't a good choice for wide seating areas as it has a narrow viewing angle, and the image looks washed out from the sides.

Pros
  • Good reflection handling.
  • No issue upscaling 720p content from TVs.
  • Good response time for smooth motion.
Cons
  • Low SDR peak brightness.
  • Narrow viewing angle.
  • Noticeable uniformity issues.
7.1 Video Games

The Vizio V Series TV is decent for gaming. It has a quick response time and low input lag for a smooth and responsive gaming experience, and it has VRR support to reduce screen tearing, but it only works within a narrow refresh rate range. It also looks good in dark rooms as it has a high contrast ratio, but it lacks a local dimming feature to further improve it. Sadly, it can't take full advantage of the Xbox Series X or PS5 as it lacks HDMI 2.1 bandwidth and it's limited to a 60Hz refresh rate.

Pros
  • Good response time for smooth motion.
  • VRR support to reduce screen tearing.
  • Low input lag.
Cons
  • No local dimming feature.
  • Limited to 60Hz refresh rate and HDMI 2.0 bandwidth.
6.5 HDR Movies

The Vizio V Series TV is okay for watching HDR movies. It has a high native contrast ratio to display deep blacks, and the black uniformity is good, but it lacks a local dimming feature to further improve the contrast. Unfortunately, highlights don't pop, and colors don't look vivid because it has low HDR peak brightness and can't display a wide range of colors, meaning the TV doesn't deliver a satisfying HDR experience.

Pros
  • High contrast for deep blacks.
Cons
  • No local dimming feature.
  • Doesn't get bright enough to make highlights pop.
  • Can't display wide range of colors.
7.4 HDR Gaming

The Vizio V Series TV is decent for HDR gaming. It provides a decent gaming experience thanks to its low input lag, quick response time, and VRR support to reduce screen tearing. Although it has a good contrast ratio for deep blacks, it doesn't provide a satisfying HDR experience because it doesn't get bright enough to make highlights pop, and it can't display a wide range of colors.

Pros
  • High contrast for deep blacks.
  • Good response time for smooth motion.
  • VRR support to reduce screen tearing.
Cons
  • No local dimming feature.
  • Limited to 60Hz refresh rate and HDMI 2.0 bandwidth.
  • Doesn't get bright enough to make highlights pop.
  • Can't display wide range of colors.
7.6 PC Monitor

The Vizio V Series TV is good for use as a PC monitor. It displays proper chroma 4:4:4 with any resolution, which helps it display clear text when using it as a monitor. It also has low input lag for a responsive feel, and motion looks good thanks to the quick response time. It has good reflection handling if you have a few lights around, but it doesn't get bright enough to fight intense glare. Sadly, it has a narrow viewing angle, and the edges look washed out if you sit too close.

Pros
  • Good reflection handling.
  • Low input lag.
  • Displays proper chroma 4:4:4 for clear text.
Cons
  • Low SDR peak brightness.
  • Narrow viewing angle.
  • Noticeable uniformity issues.
  • 6.9 Mixed Usage
  • 6.7 Movies
  • 7.0 TV Shows
  • 6.7 Sports
  • 7.1 Video Games
  • 6.5 HDR Movies
  • 7.4 HDR Gaming
  • 7.6 PC Monitor
  1. Updated Nov 17, 2022: We uploaded the initial brightness measurements and uniformity photos for the Accelerated Longevity Test.
  2. Updated Oct 11, 2022: Review published.
  3. Updated Oct 05, 2022: Early access published.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the 55-inch Vizio V Series TV (V555M-K01), and the results are also valid for the 43-inch, 50-inch, 58-inch, 65-inch, 70-inch, and 75-inch models. Released in 2022, it's part of their 2023 lineup of TVs, which includes the Vizio M6 Series Quantum 2022. The 65-inch size has two model codes available, and the only difference seems to be with their speakers and a slight difference in design, but other than that, both models perform the same.

Size Model Code(s)
43" V435M-K04
50"  V505M-K09
55" V555M-K01
58" V585M-K01 
65" V655M-K03, V655M-K04
70" V705M-K03
75" V755M-K03

You can see the label for our unit here.

Compared To Other TVs

The Vizio V Series 2022 is an okay entry-level TV that provides better gaming features and performance than some other budget-friendly models. However, you can still find better options if you want to stream your favorite content and want a good smart system with an actual app store.

Also see our recommendations for the best budget TVs, the best TVs under $500, and the best 55-inch TVs.

Samsung TU7000
43" 50" 55" 58" 60" 65" 70" 75" 82" 85"

The Vizio V Series 2022 and the Samsung TU7000 are both okay TVs. The Vizio is better in a few areas, like its peak brightness, reflection handling, color accuracy, and motion handling, and it has VRR support, so it's the better choice for gaming or using it in a well-lit room. However, the Samsung TV has better upscaling, which is important if you watch a lot of low-resolution content like DVDs.

Vizio M6 Series Quantum 2022
43" 55" 65" 70" 75"

The Vizio M6 Series Quantum 2022 is a higher-end model than the Vizio V Series 2022, but the performance is very similar. The main difference is that the M6 has a wider color gamut thanks to its quantum dot technology, allowing it to display a wider range of colors. However, the V Series is still better in a few areas, like the peak brightness and color accuracy, and it removes 24p judder from Blu-rays, which the M6 can't do.

Samsung AU8000
43" 50" 55" 60" 65" 70" 75" 85"

The Samsung AU8000 and the Vizio V Series 2022 are both okay entry-level TVs. Each has their strengths and weaknesses, as the Vizio has more gaming features like VRR support and better motion handling. However, the picture quality is better overall on the Samsung because it gets brighter in SDR, has better upscaling, and has fewer uniformity issues.

Vizio V5 Series 2021
43" 50" 55" 58" 65" 70" 75" 85"

The Vizio V Series 2022 is the newer version Vizio V5 Series 2021. Both TVs are very similar overall, with the main difference being that the 2022 model has VRR support for gaming, which the 2021 model doesn't have. The 2022 model improves in a few areas, like its peak brightness and response time, while the 2021 model has better upscaling, so choosing one over the other depends on which aspects are important to you.

Vizio V Series 2020
40" 43" 50" 55" 58" 60" 65" 70" 75"

The Vizio V Series 2022 is a newer version of the Vizio V Series 2020. The 2022 model improves in a few areas, like peak brightness, motion handling, and color accuracy, and it has a few extra features like VRR support for gamers. Because of this, the 2022 model is the better choice as a budget-friendly TV.

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Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Style
Curved No

The Vizio V Series TV has a simple design with thin bezels on three sides and a thicker bottom bezel, and its body is mainly black.

Design
Accelerated Longevity Test
Uniformity Pictures
Design
Stand

The stand consists of two V-shaped feet that hold the screen well. The display is also high enough off the table that placing most soundbars in front won't block the image.

Footprint of the 55-inch TV: 39" x 11" x 3.15" to the bottom of the screen.

Design
Back
Wall Mount VESA 300x200

The back consists of a metal back panel and plastic housing for the inputs. As the inputs are towards the center of the TV, they're hard to reach, particularly if you have it against the wall. Sadly, there isn't anything for cable management.

Design
Borders
Borders 0.36" (0.9 cm)
Design
Thickness
Max Thickness 3.31" (8.4 cm)

The section where the inputs are sticks out, and the TV doesn't sit flush against the wall if you mount it.

7.0
Design
Build Quality

The Vizio V Series TV has a decent build quality. It's well-put together, and there aren't any obvious quality control problems. The stand supports the TV well, as there's minimal wobble, and although there's a bit of flex on the back near the inputs, this is normal for most TVs. Overall, it feels good for an entry-level model, but it doesn't have anything premium about it.

Picture Quality
9.1
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
6,012 : 1
Contrast with local dimming
N/A

The Vizio V Series TV has a fantastic contrast ratio, allowing it to display deep blacks next to bright highlights in dark rooms. Sadly, it doesn't have a local dimming feature to further improve it.

6.1
Picture Quality
SDR Brightness
Real Scene Peak Brightness
256 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
272 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
271 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
271 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
270 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
270 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
271 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
271 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
271 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
270 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
270 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.000

The Vizio V Series TV has okay SDR peak brightness. It doesn't get bright enough to fight glare from strong light sources, so it's best to use it in a dim or moderately-lit room. It gets slightly brighter than the Vizio M6 Series Quantum 2022, but the difference is insignificant.

These results are from after calibration using the 'Calibrated Dark' Picture Mode with the Backlight at its max, Color Temperature on 'Warm', and Gamma set to '2.2'. By simply setting the Picture Mode to 'Bright' and using the same settings, the TV reaches a peak of 296 cd/m² in the 10% window. However, this isn't a significant difference, and the image is less accurate.

0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Direct

The Vizio V Series TV doesn't have a local dimming feature. The videos are for reference only, so you can see how the backlight on this display performs and compare it to a similar product with local dimming. Although the manufacturer advertises it to have a 'Full-Array Backlight', this means it uses direct LED backlighting with the LED backlights placed directly behind the panel and not along the edges.

0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming In Game Mode
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Direct

The Vizio V Series TV doesn't have a local dimming feature. The videos are for reference only, so you can see how the backlight on this display performs and compare it to a similar product with local dimming. Although it's advertised to have a 'Full-Array Backlight', this just means it uses direct LED backlighting with the LED backlights placed directly behind the panel and not along the edges.

5.1
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness
Hallway Lights (~1950 cd/m²)
157 cd/m²
Yellow Skyscraper (~700 cd/m²)
185 cd/m²
Landscape Pool (~300 cd/m²)
175 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
265 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
266 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
266 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
266 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
266 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
265 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
266 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
266 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
266 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
266 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.000

The Vizio V Series TV has poor HDR peak brightness. It doesn't get bright enough for highlights to stand out against a dark image, and it doesn't deliver a satisfying HDR experience. These results are in the 'Calibrated Dark' Picture Mode with the Gamma on '2.2', Color Temperature on 'Warm', and the Tone Mapping set to its default of '50'.

If you want a slightly brighter image, set to Picture Mode to 'Bright', the Color Temperature to 'Normal', and the Gamma to '1.8'. It makes the image slightly brighter at 299 cd/m² with a 10% window, but it isn't enough to be a significant difference, and the image is less accurate.

5.2
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness In Game Mode
Hallway Lights (~1950 cd/m²)
158 cd/m²
Yellow Skyscraper (~700 cd/m²)
185 cd/m²
Landscape Pool (~300 cd/m²)
177 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
267 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
268 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
268 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
268 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
268 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
267 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
267 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
268 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
268 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
268 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.000

The HDR brightness in Game Mode is once again poor and looks the same as outside of Game Mode. It was tested using the same settings, but with Game Low Latency enabled.

8.6
Picture Quality
PQ EOTF Tracking
600 Nit Tracking Delta
0.0087
1000 Nit Tracking Delta
0.0087
4000 Nit Tracking Delta
0.0087

The Vizio V Series TV has excellent PQ EOTF tracking with darker shades and shadow details. It follows the target nearly perfectly, but as there's a sharp roll-off at the peak brightness, there are a lot of details lost in bright scenes. If you find the image too dim, set the Gamma to '1.8' and the Color Temperature to 'Normal'. It makes shadows appear brighter, as you can see in this EOTF, but there's still the same sharp roll-off.

8.6
Picture Quality
Gradient
Color Depth
10 Bit
Red (Std. Dev.)
0.089
Green (Std. Dev.)
0.101
Blue (Std. Dev.)
0.083
Gray (Std. Dev.)
0.097

The gradient handling is excellent. There's banding in darker colors, like gray and green, but it's minimal. There's a Contour Smoothing setting that aims to further reduce the banding, but it also causes a fine loss of details with high-quality content.

5.9
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
4.014%
50% DSE
0.257%
5% Std. Dev.
2.296%
5% DSE
0.130%

The Vizio V Series TV has disappointing gray uniformity. There's noticeable backlight bleed throughout and vignetting towards the sides. It's noticeable while watching content with large areas of uniform color, like sports or scenes with panning shots, or when you're using it as a PC monitor. Even in near-dark scenes, the backlight bleed and vignetting are still visible.

7.5
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
1.017%
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
N/A

The black uniformity is good. There isn't any clouding throughout the screen, but there's backlight bleed and vignetting towards the sides, which can get distracting. Unfortunately, it doesn't have a local dimming feature to fix this.

5.2
Picture Quality
Viewing Angle
Color Washout
24°
Color Shift
45°
Brightness Loss
28°
Black Level Raise
11°
Gamma Shift
13°

The Vizio V Series TV has a narrow viewing angle. It makes the image look inaccurate from the sides, as colors look washed out, and the screen gets darker. It means it isn't an ideal choice for wide seating areas as people off to the sides won't see the same image as those in front.

7.5
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Semi-gloss
Total Reflections
5.1%
Indirect Reflections
0.7%
Calculated Direct Reflections
4.1%

The reflection handling is good. Although it doesn't get bright, its semi-gloss finish does enough to reduce glare from small light sources, like if you have a lamp or some spotlights in your room.

9.0
Picture Quality
Pre Calibration
White Balance dE
1.41
Color dE
1.32
Gamma
2.17
Color Temperature
6,473 K
Picture Mode
Calibrated Dark
Color Temp Setting
Warm
Gamma Setting
2.2

The Vizio V Series TV has fantastic out-of-the-box accuracy in SDR. There are hardly any inaccuracies with most colors, and even the white balance is incredible, except pure white is a bit off. Gamma and the color temperature are both very close to their targets, resulting in a life-like image.

9.5
Picture Quality
Post Calibration
White Balance dE
0.22
Color dE
1.09
Gamma
2.20
Color Temperature
6,522 K
White Balance Calibration
20 point
Color Calibration
Yes

The accuracy after calibration to the 6500K white point is incredible. The TV is easy to calibrate as it didn't need too much fixing, and calibrating the white balance fixed most color inaccuracies too.

See our full calibration settings here.

5.0
Picture Quality
480p Input

The Vizio V Series TV can't properly upscale 480p content as it doesn't apply the proper aspect ratio, stretching the image horizontally. It's an issue for devices that don't upscale content on their own, like from a PC, and not from a Blu-ray player playing a DVD, as that device already does the upscaling.

7.0
Picture Quality
720p Input

720p content looks decent. It isn't as good as some other 4k TVs, but it applies the proper aspect ratio, unlike with 480p content.

9.0
Picture Quality
1080p Input

The Vizio V Series TV upscales 1080p content without any issues.

9.5
Picture Quality
4k Input

Native 4k content looks great, but there are some dithering issues that result in a blurrier image compared to other 4k TVs.

0
Picture Quality
8k Input

This is a 4k TV that can't display an 8k signal.

Picture Quality
Pixels
Subpixel Layout
BGR
Type LED
Sub-Type
VA

The Vizio V Series TV uses a BGR sub-pixel structure, which doesn't affect image quality; however, it can negatively affect text clarity when using the TV as a PC monitor. You can read more about it here. It also has dithering in blue pixels, which negatively impacts the 4k upscaling as some images aren't as sharp.

6.8
Picture Quality
Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
No
DCI P3 xy
75.09%
DCI P3 uv
81.28%
Rec 2020 xy
54.05%
Rec 2020 uv
59.78%

Unlike the higher-end M Series models from Vizio, this TV doesn't have a quantum dot layer, so it can't display a wide range of colors in HDR. It has good coverage of the commonly-used DCI-P3 color space, but it isn't as good as other TVs and has limited Rec. 2020 coverage, so it isn't future-proof. Tone mapping is also off, so bright colors lose details and don't look life-like.

6.0
Picture Quality
Color Volume
1,000 cd/m² DCI P3 Coverage ITP
35.4%
10,000 cd/m² Rec 2020 Coverage ITP
18.8%
White Luminance
265 cd/m²
Red Luminance
54 cd/m²
Green Luminance
194 cd/m²
Blue Luminance
18 cd/m²
Cyan Luminance
212 cd/m²
Magenta Luminance
72 cd/m²
Yellow Luminance
248 cd/m²

The Vizio V Series TV has mediocre HDR color volume. Limited by its incomplete color gamut and low peak brightness, it can't display bright colors well.

10
Picture Quality
Temporary Image Retention
IR after 0 min recovery
0.00%
IR after 2 min recovery
0.00%
IR after 4 min recovery
0.00%
IR after 6 min recovery
0.00%
IR after 8 min recovery
0.00%
IR after 10 min recovery
0.00%

There are no signs of temporary image retention after displaying a high-contrast static image.

10
Picture Quality
Permanent Burn-In Risk
Permanent Burn-In Risk
No

We don't expect VA panels to experience permanent image retention, as the VA panel in our long-term test appears immune.

Motion
7.6
Motion
Response Time
80% Response Time
5.5 ms
100% Response Time
14.7 ms

The Vizio V Series TV has a good response time. Most motion looks smooth, but there's still a bit of inverse ghosting and image duplication due to the backlight flicker.

7.9
Motion
Flicker-Free
Flicker-Free
No
PWM Dimming Frequency
480 Hz

This TV use pulse width modulation to dim its backlight at any Backlight setting below its max, so it's best to set the TV at its max brightness level anyways to avoid this flicker. If you choose to dim it, the flicker causes image duplication with some fast-moving content.

2.9
Motion
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
Optional BFI
No
Min Flicker For 60 fps
480 Hz
60Hz For 60 fps
No
120Hz For 120 fps
N/A
Min Flicker for 60 fps in Game Mode
480 Hz

Unfortunately, the Vizio V Series TV doesn't have an option to introduce flicker, and it always flickers at 480Hz with its backlight setting below its max.

Motion
Motion Interpolation
Motion Interpolation (30 fps)
No
Motion Interpolation (60 fps)
No

There's no motion interpolation feature to bring lower-frame-rate content up to 60 fps.

7.7
Motion
Stutter
Frame Hold Time @ 24 fps
27.0 ms
Frame Hold Time @ 60 fps
2.0 ms

Despite the quick response time, there isn't too much stutter with low-frame-rate content.

7.8
Motion
24p Judder
Judder-Free 24p
Yes
Judder-Free 24p via 60p
No
Judder-Free 24p via 60i
No
Judder-Free 24p via Native Apps
Yes

The Vizio V Series TV removes judder from 24p sources, like Blu-rays and native apps, which helps with the appearance of motion in movies. However, it can't remove judder from 60p/i sources, like cable boxes.

7.3
Motion
Variable Refresh Rate
Native Refresh Rate
60 Hz
Variable Refresh Rate
Yes
HDMI Forum VRR
Yes
FreeSync
Yes
G-SYNC Compatible
No
4k VRR Maximum
60 Hz
4k VRR Minimum
40 Hz
1080p VRR Maximum
60 Hz
1080p VRR Minimum
40 Hz
1440p VRR Maximum
60 Hz
1440p VRR Minimum
40 Hz
VRR Supported Connectors
HDMI

The Vizio V Series TV supports variable refresh rate (VRR) technology to reduce screen tearing. It only works within a narrow range because it doesn't support Low Framerate Compensation, so you'll see screen tearing when the frame rate drops below 40 fps. Because it isn't G-SYNC compatible, you can't use it with older NVIDIA graphics cards that don't support HDMI Forum VRR.

Inputs
9.6
Inputs
Input Lag
1080p @ 60Hz
11.4 ms
1080p @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
52.4 ms
1080p @ 120Hz
N/A
1080p @ 144Hz
N/A
1440p @ 60Hz
11.3 ms
1440p @ 120Hz
N/A
1440p @ 144Hz
N/A
4k @ 60Hz
11.2 ms
4k @ 60Hz + 10-Bit HDR
11.1 ms
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
11.1 ms
4k @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
35.4 ms
4k @ 60Hz With Interpolation
N/A
4k @ 120Hz
N/A
4k @ 144Hz
N/A
8k @ 60Hz
N/A

The Vizio V Series TV has low input lag in Game Mode to provide a responsive gaming experience without much delay.

7.1
Inputs
Supported Resolutions
1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
No
1080p @ 144Hz
No
1440p @ 60Hz
Yes (forced resolution required)
1440p @ 120Hz
No
1440p @ 144Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
Yes
Resolution 4k
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
Yes
4k @ 120Hz
No
4k @ 120Hz @ 4:4:4
No
4k @ 144Hz
No
8k @ 30Hz or 24Hz
No
8k @ 60Hz
No

The Vizio V Series TV supports most common signals up to 4k @ 60Hz, including with proper chroma 4:4:4, which helps with text clarity when using it as a PC monitor. It accepts a 120Hz signal with 1080p and 1440p resolutions, but it skips frames.

Inputs
PS5 Compatibility
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)
Yes
4k @ 120Hz
No
1440p @ 120Hz
No
1080p @ 120Hz
No
HDR
Yes
VRR
Yes

Without HDMI 2.1 bandwidth and a 120Hz refresh rate, this TV can't take full advantage of the PS5 as it's limited to signals up to 60Hz.

Inputs
Xbox Series X|S Compatibility
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)
Yes
4k @ 120Hz
No
1440p @ 120Hz
No
1080p @ 120Hz
No
HDR
Yes
VRR
Yes

Without HDMI 2.1 bandwidth and a 120Hz refresh rate, the Vizio V Series TV can't take full advantage of the Xbox Series X as it's limited to signals up to 60Hz.

Inputs
Inputs Specifications
HDR10
Yes
HDR10+
Yes
Dolby Vision
Yes
HLG
Yes
HDMI 2.0 Full Bandwidth
Yes (HDMI 1,2,3)
HDMI 2.1 Class Bandwidth
No
CEC Yes
HDCP 2.2 Yes (HDMI 1,2,3)
ATSC Tuner
1.0
USB 3.0
No
Variable Analog Audio Out Yes
Wi-Fi Support Yes (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz)

Although the manufacturer advertises the HDMI inputs as HDMI 2.1, they're limited to HDMI 2.0 bandwidth, so you can't take advantage of the extra bandwidth of HDMI 2.1. As its tuner only supports ATSC 1.0, you can't stream over-the-air 4k content. It's also advertised to support Wi-Fi 6E, but this only works with Wi-Fi 6E-compatible devices for faster speeds.

Inputs
Input Photos
Inputs
Total Inputs
HDMI 3
USB 1
Digital Optical Audio Out 1
Analog Audio Out 3.5mm 0
Analog Audio Out RCA 1
Component In 0
Composite In 0
Tuner (Cable/Ant) 1
Ethernet 1
DisplayPort 0
IR In 0
SD/SDHC 0

The RCA Analog Audio output is great if you have an older two-channel sound system that requires this connection.

Inputs
Audio Passthrough
ARC
Yes (HDMI 1)
eARC support
Yes
Dolby Atmos via TrueHD via eARC
Yes
DTS:X via DTS-HD MA via eARC
Yes
5.1 Dolby Digital via ARC
Yes
5.1 DTS via ARC
Yes
5.1 Dolby Digital via Optical
Yes
5.1 DTS via Optical
Yes

The Vizio V Series TV supports eARC with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X signals. This means you can pass this high-quality audio to a compatible receiver with a single HDMI connection.

Sound Quality
6.5
Sound Quality
Frequency Response
Low-Frequency Extension
126.99 Hz
Std. Dev. @ 70
3.95 dB
Std. Dev. @ 80
3.58 dB
Std. Dev. @ Max
4.98 dB
Max
89.1 dB SPL
Dynamic Range Compression
3.31 dB

The Vizio V Series TV has an okay frequency response. Like most TVs, it gets loud and has a well-balanced sound profile in the mid-range, resulting in clear dialogue, but it doesn't produce much bass, so you'll need to get a subwoofer for the best sound experience possible.

5.9
Sound Quality
Distortion
Weighted THD @ 80
0.069
Weighted THD @ Max
0.600
IMD @ 80
7.78%
IMD @ Max
53.46%

The Vizio V Series TV has disappointing distortion handling. While there isn't much with moderate listening levels, it gets much worse and more distracting at its max volume.

Smart Features
7.0
Smart Features
Interface
Smart OS SmartCast
Version 51.8
Ease of Use
Easy
Smoothness
Average
Time Taken to Select YouTube
3 s
Time Taken to Change Backlight
3 s
Advanced Options
Many

The Vizio V Series TV comes with the Vizio SmartCast system. It's easy to learn but feels laggier than other operating systems as it's web-based and feels slow at times. There are a few bugs, like the fact that the SmartCast was unavailable on initial startup until we reset the TV, which is an issue we experienced with the Vizio M6 Series Quantum 2022.

0
Smart Features
Ad-Free
Ads
Yes
Opt-out
No
Suggested Content in Home
Yes
Opt-out of Suggested Content
No

Like with most TV brands, there are ads throughout the interface, but they aren't always there.

6.5
Smart Features
Apps and Features
App Selection
Great
App Smoothness
Average
Cast Capable
Yes
USB Drive Playback
Yes
USB Drive HDR Playback
Yes
HDR in Netflix
Yes
HDR in YouTube
Yes

The Vizio SmartCast platform doesn't have an app store because all the apps are web-based. It means you can only use the ones it already has, but there's a large selection of apps to start with, and you can cast content from your phone.

6.5
Smart Features
Remote
Size
Medium
Voice Control
Search, Some Other Features
CEC Menu Control
Yes
Other Smart Features
No
Remote App VIZIO Mobile

The included remote is basic and only has a few necessary navigation buttons, including quick-access buttons to popular streaming services. There's a mic in the remote, or you can use the app on your phone to access the voice assistant features, which you can ask to open apps and switch inputs, but you can't search for content.

Smart Features
TV Controls

There's a single button on the bottom left side to turn it On/Off and change inputs.

Smart Features
In The Box

  • Remote control
  • 2x AAA batteries
  • User guides

Smart Features
Misc
Power Consumption 58 W
Power Consumption (Max) 99 W
Firmware 1.510.24.2-5

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