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Vizio P55-C1 55" TV for $1,048.00 at SamsClub.com -- 4K, HDR, full-array backlighting w/ IPS panel, 120hz, tablet

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Vizio P55-C1 (2016 model) 55" 4K TV, $1,048.00 with Free Shipping: http://www.samsclub.com/sams/55-u...0093231.ip

According to http://tvdealsnow.com/vizio/P55-C1 this is the lowest price it has ever been. Best Buy sometimes has it for $1,099.00, and they are still the only place (AFAIK) that has it in-store (in the USA). Sam's Club has a great return policy. Best Buy has an awful return policy. I still think Costco is the best, but right now they only have the Vizio P-series available in Canada.

4K, HDR, 120hz (supports a 1080p 120hz signal), full-array backlighting (126 zones). Includes a 6" tablet which is also used as the remote (although a regular dumbed-down remote is still included). It has an IPS panel which has much better viewing angles than a VA panel, but the blacks with IPS are not as deep as VA. However, the full-array backlighting definitely makes up for this shortcoming. IPS also has greater color accuracy. It does do 4:4:4 with 4K@60hz, however there is a bug in the video pipeline which is making it display something very close to 4:4:4 but not quite. Vizio has publicly acknowledged this bug and will be addressing it in the next firmware update (sometime in November). There is no built-in TV tuner, but that shouldn't be an issue for most people these days.
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So I was going to pull the trigger at BB on this TV for 4k gaming until I read what the new firmware (HDR) did

Update 08/05/2016: Retested with the newest firmware update.
Update 09/14/2016: Input lag at both 1080p and 4k with an HDR signal is higher due to the fact that the faster HDMI port 5 can't transmit the HDR signal, so you need to use the slower HDMI port and it result in a higher input lag. At around 63ms, it not very good for gaming.
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So I was going to pull the trigger at BB on this TV for 4k gaming until I read what the new firmware (HDR) did

Update 08/05/2016: Retested with the newest firmware update.
Update 09/14/2016: Input lag at both 1080p and 4k with an HDR signal is higher due to the fact that the faster HDMI port 5 can't transmit the HDR signal, so you need to use the slower HDMI port and it result in a higher input lag. At around 63ms, it not very good for gaming.
Sadly that isn't even that bad for HDR. Until HDR is perfected, it is going to give people bad input lag. This is at least what I have seen on RTINGS.com. I really want HDR for gaming, but I have decided to wait until the dust settles on the format.

It's definitely not, the Haier is a Chinese owned company now, most likely the model you linked uses a base level VA panel, and it is only 60hz. Not saying it isn't a good deal, just saying the Vizio blows it out of the water in quality.
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If this set had the same color gamut as the 65in Id be all over this. If I'm going to spend over a grand for a TV I want an official HDR set. Still a great deal though.
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Sadly that isn't even that bad for HDR. Until HDR is perfected, it is going to give people bad input lag. This is at least what I have seen on RTINGS.com. I really want HDR for gaming, but I have decided to wait until the dust settles on the format.



It's definitely not, the Haier is a Chinese owned company now, most likely the model you linked uses a base level VA panel, and it is only 60hz. Not saying it isn't a good deal, just saying the Vizio blows it out of the water in quality.
Yea unless your willing to spend 2-3k theres too many issues that make it a no go for me. I was hoping to spend under 1k and just get something decent for 4k gaming, but it just doesn't exist. Guess I'll just keep playing the waiting game.
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Yea unless your willing to spend 2-3k theres too many issues that make it a no go for me. I was hoping to spend under 1k and just get something decent for 4k gaming, but it just doesn't exist. Guess I'll just keep playing the waiting game.
Oh you can get something for around $1000 that would be good for 4K gaming. i would recommend a Sony TV. They have lower end models that should support HDR and 4K plus they are the best for upscaling typically.

I have an LG UB8500 that I got a little over a year ago for $800 at Best Buy and I love the thing. It lacks proper HDMI ports (it is an odd duck), and has bad input lag (according to reviews), but I use it for console gaming and have no problem with it for the most part.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-l...ition=used

Amazon has an open box for the same price as this Vizio.
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One thing that makes this unique is the full-array backlight at this price. Pretty much all of the other TVs out there right now are edge-lit. Edge-lit technology has advanced a lot over the years, but it's not what I'd consider real HDR since the light still has to travel from the edge of the screen, causing blooming and other undesirable effects. Also, all of the newer Samsung TVs have edge lighting at the top and bottom which makes movie letterboxing difficult without bad light bleeding. Full-array backlighting is the best solution right now aside from OLED (which is near perfect in this regard, but still insanely expensive).
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wish it were the 65 but that's nearly double the price. Maybe BF will help.
http://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-tv/
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wish it were the 65 but that's nearly double the price. Maybe BF will help.
http://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-tv/
THIS. I'm set on the 65" P Series unless I find a crazy deal on a 65" OLED for 2 grand or less
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Maybe lowest price ever but not a slick deal

Best Buy has it at 1099 right now: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/vizio-55-class-54-64-diag--led-2160p-smart-4k-ultra-hd-home-theater-display-with-high-dynamic-range-black/4352209.p?skuId=4352209

Call me when it's at 800
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Oh you can get something for around $1000 that would be good for 4K gaming. i would recommend a Sony TV. They have lower end models that should support HDR and 4K plus they are the best for upscaling typically.

I have an LG UB8500 that I got a little over a year ago for $800 at Best Buy and I love the thing. It lacks proper HDMI ports (it is an odd duck), and has bad input lag (according to reviews), but I use it for console gaming and have no problem with it for the most part.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-l...ition=used [amazon.com]

Amazon has an open box for the same price as this Vizio.
Sony 4K TV's have some of the highest latency of all the 2015 & 2016 models on the market. They are NOT good for gaming. http://www.rtings.com/tv/tests/inputs/input-lag
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I hate this tablet remote nonsense. Give me real buttons.
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how often do you guys upgrade ur tvs? I have 2006 LCD display collecting dust
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Sadly that isn't even that bad for HDR. Until HDR is perfected, it is going to give people bad input lag. This is at least what I have seen on RTINGS.com. I really want HDR for gaming, but I have decided to wait until the dust settles on the format.



It's definitely not, the Haier is a Chinese owned company now, most likely the model you linked uses a base level VA panel, and it is only 60hz. Not saying it isn't a good deal, just saying the Vizio blows it out of the water in quality.
The Samsung 55" KS8000 seems to have really good input lag with HDR tho. At least according to rtings.
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