Large 4K TV sets generally require an equally large budget. That’s just the way it is. But that’s not how Vizio rolls, and their mission to provide an excellent viewing experience is exemplified by this superb 65-inch 4K TV. With the Vizio P-Series P652ui-B2, you get advanced features at half the normal price of TVs in its class.
Features of the Vizio P-Series P652ui-B2
The P652ui-B2 comes with all the usual features you’d expect. Smart TV apps are built in supporting all the major streaming services. Wi-Fi is built in too. You have 5 HDMI ports including 3 that support HDCP 2.2 for copy-protected 4K feeds, and one of them even supports the 60 fps frame rate. Two USB ports are on the side as well.
Put in a space setting Blu-ray, and you’ll definitely notice the great display features of the P652ui-B2. You won’t find streaks on the stars when the camera rotates, and there are no annoying halos around brightly lit items. Color reproduction is also realistic. The contrast is superb, the images are sharp and crisp, and black areas look black instead of gray. Download true 4k content, and the details on the screen are truly compelling.
It’s excellent for gaming, offering great support for fast-paced games. The delay between the input controller and the time the action is displayed on screen is just 76 milliseconds. (In comparison, the Samsung HU85504k needs 188 milliseconds, while the Sony Aquos LC-60 4K has a 292 millisecond delay.)
The image contrast for the P652ui-B2 is quite good when you consider its price. The upscaling of HD content to 4k is quite reliable.
The audio features a 15-watt per channel stereo sound with only DTS support. The remote control looks plain, but there’s a full QWERTY keypad with backlighting so entering search terms and passwords isn’t such a pain.
Pros and Cons
The price is unbelievable really, and with that in mind the color and image quality of the display is truly a bargain. It’s true that other sets like the Sony X950B may offer better display qualities but then again, the Sony X950B costs about $6,000 while you may be able to find a P652ui-B2 for just $2,000.
As expected, the stereo sound system is average. In other words, you really need to upgrade it. But that’s what your savings are for, anyway, and it’s likely that you’ll still get some money left over.
When it comes to 4K TVs, you need to find the right balance between performance and price. Some TVs are even cheaper than the P652ui-B2, but their picture quality may be distressingly inferior. Some TVs come with better picture quality, but the price may be too high. With the Vizio P-Series P652ui-B2, the balance is just right.