When it comes to hitting the ideal balance between price and performance, VIZIO is at the top of its game. The P65Q9 Ultra HD TV, new for 2021, delivers reference-level color accuracy with a large gamut, every flavor of HDR, 1200 nits brightness, a high-speed gaming engine, and VIZIO SmartCast for streaming convenience. You also get a 144-zone local dimming backlight with a high-contrast VA panel. The price? $1,300.
As impressive as that is, it still has to perform. I’ve just finished the initial setup of the P65Q9 and its baseline measurements are impressive. I won’t need to adjust much in the TV’s Calibrated or Calibrated Dark modes.
Accessing HDR content is a snap through the SmartCast interface. I’ve already logged into my Netflix account and checked out a few episodes of Formula One Drive to Survive. There’s nothing quite like Dolby Vision on a high-contrast panel. I look forward to exploring SmartCast more. I’ll also be spinning a few movies from a Panasonic Ultra HD Blu-ray player.
The VIZIO P65Q9 is a very capable display that delivers a lot for the money. For more details about its performance, stay tuned for my full review coming here soon.