VIZIO 65-Inch V-Collection 4K UHD LED HDR Good TV

“Vizio’s least costly TV line leaves one thing to be desired.”

Very low pricing

Low enter lag for gaming

Minimal blooming

Chromecast, AirPlay 2

Poor display screen uniformity

Underwhelming HDR brightness

The V-Collection is Vizio’s most inexpensive TV line, with the 65-inch mannequin coming in at below $500, and the 70-inch mannequin coming in nicely below $700. That sounds very promising — however what sort of high quality are you able to anticipate at that value, and is the V-Collection aggressive with choices from the likes of TCL and Hisense?

Out of the field

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Dan Baker/Digital Traits

Dan Baker/Digital Traits

Dan Baker/Digital Traits

As you’ll anticipate with a TV at this value vary, setup is pretty easy — screwing within the TV’s plastic ft and eradicating some protecting movie is all that’s required for a stand-mounted setup.

The TV set itself seems … OK. The V-Collection bezels are a bit chunkier than we’re used to seeing, however that not stunning at this fundamental value vary. The truth is, “fundamental” is a phrase that may come up lots on this overview.

Inputs

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Dan Baker/Digital Traits

The again of the V-Collection has composite video inputs, an antenna enter, analog and optical audio outputs, and an Ethernet port. On the digital aspect (and in addition dealing with the aspect of the set) are three HDMI inputs and a USB enter. Understand that these HDMI ports are 2.0b and won’t assist most HDMI 2.1 options. Initially, we didn’t suppose this TV supported eARC as a result of there was nothing talked about within the spec sheet, but it surely seems one HDMI port does assist eARC (extra on that later) and is clearly labeled as such.

Setup

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The method of organising the V-Collection takes some time — round 10 minutes. Fortunately, it’s principally automated, so you possibly can wander away to get extra espresso and simply let the TV do its factor. After that, you’ll must conform to some phrases and circumstances that must do with informing the sponsored content material you will notice on the prime of the SmartCast dwelling display screen, which is the place you’ll land on the finish of the setup.

Image settings

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Dan Baker/Digital Traits

The V-Collection ships with the image mode on Vivid, which we moved to Calibrated since that provides us essentially the most correct image to begin out with. Within the Calibrated image preset, the backlight setting is already maxed out at 100, however many of the different choices are set round 50 and could be adjusted to style. The TV does have full-array native dimming, but it surely’s a reasonably restricted system with solely 12 zones, so definitely not very superior. In Superior Image Settings, the Backlight Management is switched on, which exhibits that native dimming management is on by default.

Movement smoothing

The one management obtainable for movement smoothing is Movie Mode — there isn’t a different movement menu we may discover. Granted, the V-Collection is a fundamental TV, however it might be good to have at the very least some management over movement settings. It’s potential that when a distinct image mode like Sports activities is chosen, the movement smoothing robotically adjusts for that content material, however the lack of another controls left us wanting.

Audio

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As we talked about, there isn’t a exterior label for eARC assist on the again of the TV. Nevertheless, we found that there’s an choice to show eARC on or off below the Audio menu. We’d counsel an affordable soundbar for the V-Collection as its built-in audio isn’t excellent.

It’s additionally price noting that the V-Collection ships with DTS: Digital X encompass sound turned on, which we disabled because it appeared so as to add a washed-out high quality to the sound.

Image high quality

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Dan Baker/Digital Traits

Dan Baker/Digital Traits

After operating a number of take a look at patterns and switching between customary dynamic vary (SDR) and excessive dynamic vary (HDR), there didn’t look like a lot of a distinction between the 2 codecs. The V-Collection does include assist for Dolby Imaginative and prescient, HDR10, and HLG, however the set simply isn’t vivid sufficient to have that make a distinction within the image high quality — in line with Vizio, the display screen maxes out at 400 nits.

So far as general image high quality goes, it’s not notably particular. Brilliant highlights are usually a bit washed out, and colour additionally seemed to be just a little aggressive. That’s forgivable for a finances choice and, as soon as once more, the phrase “fundamental” applies. However for those who’re in search of a standout image expertise, stepping as much as the Vizio M-Collection can be a better option at round $220 extra for the 65-inch mannequin and a extra modest improve of about $90 for the 55-inch mannequin.

We also needs to be aware the display screen had some vignetting within the corners and odd vivid spots down the perimeters. Possibly that’s a “display screen lottery” factor, possibly that’s a top quality management factor, or maybe it’s a harm in transit concern. If we had bought this TV, we will surely search for an alternate if we determined to maintain it.

Gaming

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Dan Baker/Digital Traits

Dan Baker/Digital Traits

Dan Baker/Digital Traits

Vizio advertises the V-Collection as having a professional gaming engine, but it surely seems like the one actual choices are Sport Low Latency (which switches the TV to its lowest enter lag settings) and Sport HDR. And whereas it did robotically acknowledge our Xbox Collection X, it switched the image mode to Brilliant as a substitute of Sport, which we needed to manually choose. You may as well toggle the Backlight Management (the full-array dimming function) as nicely, presumably to assist scale back lag.

However so far as gaming options go, that’s about it. Even with HDR gaming, the V-Collection isn’t fairly vivid sufficient to have HDR gaming seem to make any discernible distinction.

Our take

When it comes all the way down to it, the V-Collection is designed for use proper out of the field by individuals who merely need to have an enormous display screen and don’t care in regards to the specifics. The right use case can be placing it within the storage or man cave or sport room — someplace that you just simply need a large display screen for infrequent films or video games, and one thing you don’t must fuss with or gawk over. If what you need is lots of display screen actual property for a low value — and that’s about it — then the V-Collection is price trying out.

Is there a greater different?

Sure, the Vizio M-Collection can be a greater purchase for image high quality; nevertheless, the V-Collection does handle to edge out the comparably priced TCL Four-Collection.

How lengthy will it final?

With Vizio’s newest SmartCast system and document of long-term efficiency in TVs, the V-Collection ought to final a number of years.

Guarantee

Vizio offers a one-year guarantee on its TV merchandise. Extra data could be discovered on Vizio’s guarantee web page.

Do you have to purchase it?

Exterior of these in search of essentially the most display screen for the least cash, no. Once more, we might counsel wanting on the a lot better-performing Vizio M-Collection.

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