Vizio debuts competitively priced Quantum Pro and Quantum TVs

Mike Wheatley

Vizio has announced two new TV models that are likely to provide stiff competition to bigger brands in terms of their affordability. They include the new Vizio Quantum Pro series that offers higher brightness than previous lower-end TV models in its range, plus some useful features that should enhance gaming and performance.


There’s also a second series called the Vizio Quantum, which is a range of 4K QLED TVs offered in various sizes that throws in some gaming features.

Both models run the new Vizio Home Screen operating system, which has been updated with an improved visual experience compared to the company’s older SmartCast platform. Home Screen provides a more intuitive browsing experience and makes content discovery easier, with a higher level of personalisation for users.

Vizio said the Quantum Pro TVs come in 65- and 75-inch sizes, priced at $699 and $999 respectively. They offer a QLED display with LED backlights and 40 local dimming zones on the smaller model, rising to 80 on the larger display. Even better, they can hit a peak brightness of 1,000 nits, the company claimed.

The display has 120Hz refresh rate that makes it ideal for gamers, with support for variable refresh rates at up to 240Hz at 1080p resolution. FreeSync Premium Pro is also available, with Vizio specifying an input lag of just 6ms.

They also have ADS Pro technology that supports wider viewing angles, an anti-reflective screen coating to help with viewing in brightly-lit rooms, and 2304-zone Active Pixel Tuning. The Quantum Pro TVs are powered by Vizio’s IQ Ultra Plus chip, and they have widespread support for High Dynamic Range formats including HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision and HLG. There’s also a novel Dolby Vision Bright + picture mode that’s exclusive to the TV.

As for the step down Quantum series, these are available in 55-inches as well as larger 65- and 75-inch sizes, with prices starting at $399 for the smallest model and maxing out at $699 for the largest. The Quantum series feature QLED with full-array LED backlights and Wide Viewing Angle IPS display panel, with peak brightness said to reach 300 nits. Dolby Vision, the new Dolby Vision Bright + picture mode, HDR10+, HDR10 and HLG are also supported.

The Quantum Series Tvs only have a 60Hz panel, but they support Freesync (on the 55-inch model) and FreeSync Premium to provide a smooth gaming experience. The company specified a 10ms input lag on this model, which also supports Amazon Alexa, Google Home and Apple Homekit, like the Pro series.

Vision said the Quantum Pro TVs will launch at U.S. retailers in the coming weeks, while the regular Quantum series TVs are available now.

With the new models, Vizion is making a compelling proposition to anyone in the market for a budget big screen 4K TV, with some advanced features at very temping price points. It’s notable that the regular Quantum sets undercut both Amazon’s Fire TV Omni QLED and the Roku Plus series TVs, which are competitors that offer similar features.

Moreover, the Quantum Pro series will also look very interesting for enthusiastic gamers, given the 120Hz panel, low input lag and other gaming features.