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Vizio Debuts 2016 M-Series, E-Series TVs with SmartCast

You can get a 4K TV with SmartCast for under $500.

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This morning, Vizio confirmed its 2016 M-Series and E-Series lineup, highlighted by 4K TVs starting at just $469. Notably, all of the new TVs will include the same SmartCast ecosystem recently announced with the new high-end P-Series 4K TVs.

2016 E-Series TVs

The more affordable E-Series starts at just $229 for the entry-level 32-inch model, and includes both full-HD (1080p) and UHD (4K) resolutions across its 13 screen sizes. Like last year's models, the E-Series TVs will continue to exhibit a focus on picture quality, with full-array local dimming for more impressive contrast. The full-HD sets will include a TV tuner for over-the-air content, but they've been phased out of the more advanced UHD E-Series TVs.

Here's a full price breakdown for the 2016 E-Series:

1080P:
• 32" (E32-D1) — MSRP $229.99
• 40” (E40-D0) — MSRP $299.99
• 43” (E43-D2) — MSRP $369.99
• 48” (E48-D0) — MSRP $399.99
• 50” (E50-D1) — MSRP $469.99
• 55” (E55-D0) — MSRP $569.99

4K UHD:
• 43” (E43u-D2) — MSRP $469.99
• 48” (E48u-D0) — MSRP $549.99
• 50” (E50u-D2) — MSRP $599.99
• 55” (E55u-D0) — MSRP $699.99
• 60” (E60u-D3) — MSRP $969.99
• 65” (E65u-D3) — MSRP $1,099.99
• 70” (E70u-D3) — MSRP $1,699.99

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Credit: Vizio

The 2016 E-Series TVs are available in 13 screen sizes from $229 to $1,699, and include both full-HD and UHD resolutions.

2016 M-Series TVs

The slightly more expensive M-Series TVs will also include SmartCast and full-array local dimming, and all models will offer UHD (4K) resolution. In terms of picture quality, the M-Series TVs go a step further than the E-Series by offering compatibility with the new High Dynamic Range (HDR) format, including the ability to play both HDR10 and Dolby Vision content.

All M-Series TVs include a tablet controller for Vizio's SmartCast app.

The M-Series TVs start at $849 for the 50-inch model, and top off at $3,999 for the gargantuan 80-inch. Like the P-Series models, all M-Series TVs include a tablet controller that runs Vizio's native SmartCast app, keeping the TV screen free of clutter and putting your content front and center.

Here's a full breakdown of the 2016 M-Series pricing:

• 50” (M50-D1) — MSRP $849.99
• 55” (M55-D0) — MSRP $999.99
• 60” (M60-D1) — MSRP $1,249.99
• 65” (M65-D0) — MSRP $1,499.99
• 70” (M70-D3) — MSRP $1,999.99
• 80” (M80-D3) — MSRP $3,999.99

The E-Series and M-Series TVs will first be available on Vizio's website, with retail availability coming at a later date.

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