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Vizio V-Series 40" Class 4K HDR SMART TV V405-G $229 Full Chroma 4:4:4 and Game low latency mode

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I Just bought this last night at Costco with my Costco Visa card. 1 year manufacturer warranty + 1 year Costco extended + 2 years more if you buy with the Costco Visa. 4 yrs total warranty!

4K from my computer looks awesome! Very clear, sharp and bright, even better with a little tuning. I can say the line between TVs and monitors just got tighter.

Lots of custom settings for:

Back light control
Full Chroma 4:4:4
Game Low latency mode
Color Space RBG / YCbCr
Gamma controls
temperature controls
Color Calibration mode with HSB, gain, offset, 11 point white balance and test modes.
custom picture save modes.
1080P up-scaling
Says HDR10 - it appears to change on the computer but Win 10 says its not on. I have to test it more. Most likely only works with streaming as others but not sure.

Pros for me:
  • Great as a 4K computer monitor. You have to sit back about 28-30" min for the optimal experience. I am just amazed on how good it looks, great color reproduction, its solid and the refresh rate at 60hz is clean and fast enough for me. I will be borrowing a color calibrator and tune it further in the next week.
  • Clear, Sharp and Bright images in 4K. 1080P up-scales nicely but still not 4k good.
  • True 4:4:4 mode. make computers and consoles look great.
  • Low latency gaming mode.
  • Motion tech for better gaming. Says 120hz effective (But we know its only truly 60hz)
  • Full-Array LED-LCD. Very consistent image with deep blacks and good brightness. I can't notice any bleeding especially on the edges.
  • Light weight - 15 lbs. I have it attached to a clamp desk mount.
  • 200x200 vesa mount ready
  • Great Smartphone app with full feature remote and control of the built-in Chromecast / Smartcast. Even has the user manual on the app!
  • Youtube plays very nicely on it via the built in app / smartcast even at 4k. PC as well.
  • The built in Watchfree app has some really good content! its kind of like a cable guide with lots of stuff playing and yes ads, local ones too right from the get go. but its free.
  • 3 full HDMI 2.0 inputs.
  • 802.11 AC wireless and Ethernet port
  • Very tight black brushed metal bezels
  • Looks great floating over my desk. A little ominous, but works well for me. I love the real estate! I can't go any bigger even to a 43".
  • Costco warranty and returns. If it breaks Its so easy to swap out. 90 day return policy too.

Cons:
  • The Chromcast / Smartcast apps are limited but you get all the popular apps. (Love my Ruku premiere on my other tv.)
  • You need the remote or smartphone to access the advanced setting. Buttons are limited to power volume and source.
  • Watchfree appears to be only 720p, not real streaming and plays ads frequently but not too frequently.
  • HDR might not be easily usage but still not sure.

Bottom Line: Great screen with lots of control for a great price. Build in apps and screencast get the job done. If you want Roku or Amazon TV you need to buy something else. 4 yr warranty. I don't think you can find anything close to the screen quality for the price right now. I was going to buy a samsung for almost $200 more but am really glad I didn't. It looked a little dim in the store display, I think they had the mode set wrong or something.
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How's this compare to the 43" LG they have for the same price at Costco?

https://www.costco.com/LG-43%22-C...74077.html
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How are the viewing angles? Any idea if the panel is VA or IPS?
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How are the viewing angles? Any idea if the panel is VA or IPS?

I am pretty sure its VA panel from my research.

The viewing angles are really good compared to older tech. 45 degrees still looks really good. I am sitting directly in front about 30"+ away and it looks nice even when I move to the sides a good bit. still readable at sharp angles but optimal is further back 45 degrees or better from my view.

Here are the specs from the Visio site:
  • Effective Refresh Rate
  • 120Hz
  • Aspect Ratio
  • 16:9
  • Viewable Angle (H/V)
  • 178°/178°
  • Number of Colors
  • 1.07 Billion

https://www.vizio.com/v405g9.html
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Bottom Line: Great screen with lots of control for a great price. Build in apps and screencast get the job done. If you want Roku or Amazon TV you need to buy something else. 4 yr warranty. I don't think you can find anything close to the screen quality for the price right now. I was going to buy a samsung for almost $200 more but am really glad I didn't. It looked a little dim in the store display, I think they had the mode set wrong or something.
Damn, this is an awesome price. The 2018 43" E-series that this V series replaced and improved upon was $300-$330 all last year. I had it for a bit when I was using it as a monitor, but wished it was a slightly smaller 40" rather than 43". Now this is the perfect size and a steal for $229.
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How's this compare to the 43" LG they have for the same price at Costco?

https://www.costco.com/LG-43%22-C...74077.html

Quick key differences:
  • LG is slightly larger 42.5" vs 39.5" screen. DP is a tiny bit less on the LG.
  • Backlight is better on the Vizio with "Full array LED" vs the LG has "Edge Lit LED-LCD"
  • LG has webOS which most likely has more features that the chromecast on the Vizio.
  • Looks like the LG draws less power too. Might not be as bright?
  • Looks like the LG has a slightly bigger bezel too.
Other than that they look comparable at least in price for $229 each.
I would have the see the LG in person and test it with my laptop. To really see how good it is or not.

I basically picked the Vizio for screen quality, Computer 4:4:4, low latency options and that it was the smallest 4K TV for the price. whats 3" more. not much but 39.5 is pretty big!
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How are the viewing angles? Any idea if the panel is VA or IPS?
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I am pretty sure its VA panel from my research.

The viewing angles are really good compared to older tech. 45 degrees still looks really good. I am sitting directly in front about 30"+ away and it looks nice even when I move to the sides a good bit. still readable at sharp angles but optimal is further back 45 degrees or better from my view.

Here are the specs from the Visio site:
  • Effective Refresh Rate
  • 120Hz
  • Aspect Ratio
  • 16:9
  • Viewable Angle (H/V)
  • 178°/178°
  • Number of Colors
  • 1.07 Billion

https://www.vizio.com/v405g9.html
Correct, it's VA. For a monitor or bedroom TV it's perfectly fine. However, in a wide family room with people viewing it well off center the picture will wash out. Then again, I think it's getting pretty uncommon for people to use sub-43" TVs in medium to large living rooms these days.

EDIT: Might want to add for those who have a Sam's Club membership but not Costco, Sam's also has it at a steep discount right now. [samsclub.com] It's $239 there. Not quite as good but still an excellent price.
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I'm using the tcl 405 series with 14.4ms input lag. I can't find any numbers for this Vizio but the better picture quality is tempting. I have a 55 inch Vizio in the living room.
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Correct, it's VA. For a monitor or bedroom TV it's perfectly fine. However, in a wide family room with people viewing it well off center the picture will wash out. Then again, I think it's getting pretty uncommon for people to use sub-43" TVs in medium to large living rooms these days.

EDIT: Might want to add for those who have a Sam's Club membership but not Costco, Sam's also has it at a steep discount right now. [samsclub.com] It's $239 there. Not quite as good but still an excellent price.
How do you guys know it's VA for certain?
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I am pretty sure its VA panel from my research.

The viewing angles are really good compared to older tech. 45 degrees still looks really good. I am sitting directly in front about 30"+ away and it looks nice even when I move to the sides a good bit. still readable at sharp angles but optimal is further back 45 degrees or better from my view.

Here are the specs from the Visio site:
  • Effective Refresh Rate
  • 120Hz
  • Aspect Ratio
  • 16:9
  • Viewable Angle (H/V)
  • 178°/178°
  • Number of Colors
  • 1.07 Billion

https://www.vizio.com/v405g9.html
I can't seem to find a definitive answer about it being VA or IPS..

also, can you tell in comparison to your other tvs, if it's a 200nit panel or 300nit.
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Also looking for a 4k tv to use as a monitor; any comments on this cheaper one, https://www.bestbuy.com/site/insi...Id=6245701
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How do you guys know it's VA for certain?
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I can't seem to find a definitive answer about it being VA or IPS..

also, can you tell in comparison to your other tvs, if it's a 200nit panel or 300nit.
Well, as I said, I owned and did a ton of research prior to purchase of the 2018 model (the E-series). All sizes in the lineup were VA with a very, very few exceptions. This new V series is hardly any different from last year's E series and more of a rebranding if anything. Vizio's own press announcement from CES for their 2019 TV lineup calls the V series "VIZIO's former E-Series collection reimagined" although all specs appear nearly identical to last year. Given all this and the fact than IPS panels would actually cost Vizio more to include, do not buy this TV expecting to receive anything other than VA.

As for peak brightness, expect it to be the same as last year on the E-series - around the 300 to 350 nits range.
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Also looking for a 4k tv to use as a monitor; any comments on this cheaper one, https://www.bestbuy.com/site/insi...Id=6245701
RTings had the 2018 43" E series (now the V series) ranked as tied with the Sony KD43X720E for their favorite 40-43" TV to use as a monitor. They also ranked the 43" E series as the best all-around set in the 40-43" range. [rtings.com] I personally prefer the TCL S515/S517 to it, but the E series was extremely close in quality for monitor use (I bought both during holiday sales).

Meanwhile the Insignia Fire TV [rtings.com] was reviewed as decent but not as good as the competition when used as a monitor. If it were me I'd definitely spend the extra $60 on the Vizio. Seemingly minor differences can make a big impact when it comes to monitor performance.
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Also looking for a 4k tv to use as a monitor; any comments on this cheaper one, https://www.bestbuy.com/site/insi...Id=6245701
https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews...edition-4k
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Also looking for a 4k tv to use as a monitor; any comments on this cheaper one, https://www.bestbuy.com/site/insi...Id=6245701

Here's a couple reviews and spec's on this Bestbuy Insignia 43" 4K TV I found. For $179 how much lower can they go for 4K. Has FireTV built in, Direct LED and a VA panel and about the same features. Only 1 year warranty. Best to find one at Costco if you can go that route to get the extra warranty years on these low cost TVs just in case. That's my take.

https://www.displayspecifications...l/215415f5
https://www.tomsguide.com/us/insi...-5869.html
https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews...rison_2464
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