Vizio launches M-Series Quantum X TV with 240Hz display

Mike Wheatley

Vizio has announced that its upgraded M-, V- and D-Series LCD TVs will go on sale next month. The highlight of the bunch is the Vizio MQX (pictured), which is the company’s first ever TV to feature a 240Hz panel, though it only does so at up to 1080p.


The Vizio M-Series Quantum X is the company’s flagship LCD TV this year, sporting full array local dimming with up to 32 individual zones and 1,000 nits peak brightness, the company said. It’s available in a choice of three sizes, with the 50-inch model priced at $630, the 65-inch version set to cost $850 and the 75-inch model carrying a $1,200 price tag.

The MQX TVs are designed to compete with high-end QLED models sold by Samsung, Sony and LG Electronics, and the company promises “exceptional picture quality, powerful processing and enhanced video performance”, adding that they’re built for “next-generation gaming and streaming.”

They come with the expected premium functionality, with Dolby Vision, HDR10+ and other HDR formats onboard, support for AMD FreeSync Premium Pro, HDMI 2.1 Variable Refresh Rate, compatibility with G-Sync and other gaming features, such as Vizio’s new gaming menu which provides quick access to specialist settings.

As the company previously announced at CES in January, the 50-inch MQX will also support 240Hz input from PCs, though this is limited to just 1080p, with 4K only supported at up to 120Hz. The bigger models do not support 240Hz, meaning performance is capped to 120Hz at 4K.

For those willing to sacrifice a little performance in order to save some cash, Vizio has announced the more affordable M-Series Quantum 6 TV range, which offers a 60Hz panel and 4K resolution, with sizes ranging from 43-inches to 75-inches, with the former priced at $350 and the latter at $950. They also support Dolby Vision but have a less powerful gaming engine, Vizio said.

Lastly, the company announced entry-level V-Series and D-Series models with 4K and 1080p resolution, respectively. Those TVs lack the advanced gaming functionality.

Vizio said its entire 2023 TV range runs its SmartCast operating system, with support for Amazon Alexa, Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit, plus Google Assistant and Chromecast, and WiFi 6E built-in.


"Included on every new TV, Vizio’s award-winning Smart TV offers more than 250 free channels and over 5,000 on demand movies and shows through VIZIO’s WatchFree+ streaming service,” the company said in a statement. “Vizio also provides home screen access to fan-favorite streaming apps like Apple TV, discovery+, Disney+, HBO Max, Hulu, Netflix, Peacock, Prime Video, YouTube TV. New to the streaming services roster are Amazon Music, FuboTV, Sling, and TikTok.”

The new TVs will all go on sale next month, Vizio said. The company did not announce any new versions of its P-Series LCD or H-Series OLED models, which will continue to be sold for the remainder of the year.