Vizio P Series Quantum 2021
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Vizio P Series Quantum 2021 – better than the 2020 series?

Published 09/15/21
Update 09/15/21

The Vizio P Series Quantum 2021 is the successor of the 2020 series. The upper class of the US manufacturer improves with a good brightness, great colors and high contrast, but the TV disappoints in some applications that you would have expected for this price. Can you still buy this year’s model without hesitation?

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P Series 2021: Simple design with special stands

The Vizio P Series Quantum 2021 has a simple design with thin edges and resembles the M7 series. It is a bit thicker than its 2020 predecessor, but that does not bother when mounted on a wall. The back has been completely redesigned and now has rounded edges. The upper side is made of metal, the lower part is made of plastic in a brushed aluminum design. The build quality is very good and the metal around the frame feels solid. All connections are easy to reach on the side but unfortunately it has no cable management.

What makes the P Series special are the stands. These are designed to hold a soundbar on top, so they stick out a bit. Each stand is extra rubberized to prevent scratches to the soundbar. To avoid obstructing the view, the Vizio can even be raised a bit on the feet. However, it wobbles a bit in the highest position, but it is stable at the bottom.

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Design
  • Simple design
  • Good quality
  • Special stands for a soundbar
  • Wobbly at raised position
  • No cable management

P Series 2021: Good HDR quality with old problems

The Vizio P Series Quantum 2021 features a 10-bit VA panel with al layer of quantum dots that has a high native contrast ratio and can reproduce deep blacks very well. The Full Array Local Dimming function has been revised once again in the new model, so it could improve compared to the predecessor. Depending on the TV size, between 144 and 210 zones can be dimmed. This improves the contrast, but also leads to blooming problems, which are nevertheless not as severe as on the 2020 model.

The series support the most common high dynamic range content: HDR10, HLG, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision. The HDR peak brightness of almost 1000 nits is particularly impressive. However, very bright scenes in particular lose detail at maximum brightness. The color gamut and gradients are excellent, which makes watching 4K content a real experience.

The VA panel of the Vizio handles well with most light sources and therefore has a good reflection handling. Incandescent bulbs or candles are nevertheless reflected very strongly in it. Unfortunately, the Vizio disappoints during a sports broadcast or a movie with several people. Colors are quickly distorted at larger viewing angles and the picture looks dark. The viewing angle enhancement mode doesn’t help either. If you often watch TV with several people, you should rather look for an OLED panel.

Those who still like to watch old DVDs might have problems with the P Series, because the TV can’t calculate the aspect ratio correctly and cuts off parts of the picture. However, if you do not own any DVDs anymore anyway, this flaw is not noticeable.

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Picture Quality
  • 10 Bit VA Panel
  • High contrast 9100:1
  • Peak brightness 970 nits
  • Decent full-array local dimming
  • 144 (65") and 210 (75") dimming zones
  • Wide color gamut
  • Very good reflection handling
  • Blooming
  • Narrow viewing angles
  • Trouble with upscaling lower-resolution content

Few improvements

Compared to the predecessor the response time has worsened from 4 ms to almost 7 ms in the Quantum 2021, which is not good in this price range. Therefore, black smearing is visible in dark scenes on the 120 Hz VA panel. Furthermore, the backlight flickers, which can lead to a perceived image duplication. Due to the somewhat slower response time, there’s not as much stutter on this TV.

The Vizio can only apply Black Frame Insertion at 60 Hz. Even there, the BFI doesn’t work very well, as image doubling can occur. A similar effect already occurred on the 2020 model, but it is even more pronounced on the P Series 2021. The Vizio has a motion interpolation feature, which causes the effect known as the soap opera effect. It interpolates 30f ps and 60 fps content up to 120 fps. This works well with slower scenes, but there are many artifacts with fast-moving objects.

Like other Vizios, the P Series Quantum 2021 can only remove judder from native 24p sources, like native apps and Blu-ray players.

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Motion Handling
  • Few stutter
  • Response time 7 ms
  • Black smearing is visible
  • Black Frame Insertion only at 60 Hz
  • Judder can only be remove from native 24p sources

Vizio P Series: Not a gamers dream

The Vizio P Series Quantum 2021 is a mid-range TV for gamers. It has an input lag of 10 ms at 4K and 120 Hz, which allows you to enjoy shooters and sports games in particular, and has two HDMI 2.1 inputs. However, the Variable Refresh Rate is only supported with native FreeSync, G-Sync does not work at all. Since the viewing angle is not particularly good, the picture is not really nice when playing with several friends.

Unfortunately, the Vizio also does not support [email protected] content when a PC is connected to it. Surprisingly, though, this works when an Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5 is detected. The Auto Low Latency Mode then automatically switches the TV to Game Mode.

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Gaming
  • 120 Hz
  • Input Lag ~ 10 ms ([email protected])
  • HDMI 2.1
  • ALLM
  • VRR via FreeSync
  • No G-Sync
  • HDMI 2.1 doesn't support PCs

Balanced sound but weak bass

The P Series has a balanced sound profile with a 2.0 channel sound system and 30 watts. Unfortunately, the bass is too weak, but this could be compensated well with a soundbar and the aforementioned stands. At moderate volumes, the distortion is not too great, but it becomes more noticeable at maximum volume. A plus point in terms of sound is the support of Dolby Atmos and DTS, for better sound quality and acoustics like in the cinema.

The Vizio has an HDMI-eARC port and can thus forward all common audio formats to a compatible receiver.

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Sound
  • Balanced sound profile
  • HDMI eARC
  • Dolby Atmos
  • DTS
  • 2.0 sound system with 30 W
  • Weak bass

New Smart OS with tons of apps

The P Series Quantum 2021 comes with the updated version of the Vizio SmartCast system 1.5. The interface is user-friendly, but sometimes very slow. Unfortunately, there is no app store, but all common apps like YouTube, Disney + or Netflix are preinstalled. The Smart OS also supports Google Chromecast and Apple AirPlay, which makes it easy to cast content from the smartphone to the TV. Google Assistent and Amazon Alexa are integrated and you can use Time Shift to record a TV Show and watch it later.

A big plus is the ad-free interface, which is rather rare in current smart TVs. The remote control of the Vizio has an integrated microphone for voice control. Apps can be opened or inputs changed with it. However, settings cannot be adjusted with it.

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Smart TV
  • Vizio SmartCast 1.5
  • Preinstalled Apps
  • Google Chromecast
  • Integrated Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa
  • Time Shift
  • Apple Air Play
  • Ad-free interface
  • Voice control
  • Slow and laggy interface
  • No app store
  • No Twin Tuner

Good upgrades, old problems

The Vizio P Series Quantum 2021 is a TV with a very good picture quality in both dark and bright rooms, so movie lovers will get their money’s worth. Especially the picture quality and the colors have improved over its predecessor, but it still has some of the same problems as the 2020 model and has even worsened in some areas. The response time has become higher and it causes many problems for gamers in particular. If you want to play games on your TV or watch sporting events with several people, you should look for another model in this price range.

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PROS
  • High contrast 9100:1
  • Peak brightness 970 nits
  • Very good reflection handling
  • 120 Hz
  • Input Lag ~ 10 ms ([email protected])
  • HDMI 2.1
CONS
  • Response Time 7 ms
  • Blooming
  • Narrow viewing angles
  • No G-Sync
  • HDMI 2.1 doesn't support PCs
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Image quality in bright environments and dealing with reflections
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Viewing Angle
Picture quality when sitting at an angle to the TV - Also relevant when sitting very close in front of a large TV.
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SDR Image Quality
Picture quality when viewing material in SDR, i.e. anything that is not HDR.
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HDR Image Quality
Picture quality when viewing material in HDR, so everything from HDR, HDR10, HLG to HDR10+ & Dolby Vision.
84%
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Movies & Series
Use of the TV for movies, series & documentaries - be it as stream, BluRay or in the TV program.
88%
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Gaming
Gaming performance of the TV especially for responsive games with focus on PS5 and Xbox Series X
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Suitability for watching soccer, Formula 1, Olympics and more, even with several persons
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Smart TV features, connections and general equipment of the TV
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Data sheets Vizio P Series Quantum 2021

Vizio P65Q9 technical specifications

Dimensions
Screen diagonal65 Inch
Dimensions without stand (WxHxD)1450 x 832 x 69 mm
Weight without stand25 kg
Dimensions with stand (WxHxD)1450 x 893 x 299 mm
Weight with stand24,6 kg
Footprint (WxD) x mm
VESA Norm400x400 mm
Removable standN/A
Image properties
Panel typeVA Panel
Panel ManufacturerVizio
Colour depth10 Bit
FRCN/A
Resolution4K
Contrast ratio9100 :1
Color space coverage84 %
REC 202074 %
Average brightness800 Nits
Maximum brightness970 Nits
BacklightingDirect LED
Local dimmingFull Array Local Dimming
Dimming Zones144
CurvedN/A
Improved viewing angle
Motion Handling
Response Time< 7 ms
Input Lag< 14 ms
Frequency120 Hz
VRRN/A
HDR
HDR
HDR10
HLG
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Energy
Energy consumption standby (W)N/A
Energy consumption On (W)N/A
Energy consumption per year (kWh)N/A
Energy efficiency class
Smart TV
Operating systemSmartCast 5.0
Bluetooth
WLAN
USB recording PVR
Timeshift
Picture-in-picture
TunerAnalog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-C DVB-S DVB-S2
Twin TunerN/A
Audio
Audio Channels2.0
Power (W)30 W
Dolby Digital
DTS
Dolby Atmos
Integrated soundbarN/A
Connections
HDMI 2.02
HDMI 2.12
HDMI ARC
USB 2.01
USB 3.0
Ethernet RJ451
3.5mm jack1
Digital optical1
Satellite
Antenna1
Ci+ 1.4
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Vizio P75Q9 technical specifications

Dimensions
Screen diagonal75 Inch
Dimensions without stand (WxHxD)955.7 x 1671.0 x 79.6 mm
Weight without stand33.7 kg
Dimensions with stand (WxHxD)1025.8 x 1671.0 x 350.1 mm
Weight with stand34.2 kg
Footprint (WxD) x mm
VESA Norm400x400 mm
Removable standN/A
Image properties
Panel typeVA Panel
Panel ManufacturerVizio
Colour depth10 Bit
FRCN/A
Resolution4K
Contrast ratio9100 :1
Color space coverage84 %
REC 202074 %
Average brightness800 Nits
Maximum brightness970 Nits
BacklightingDirect LED
Local dimmingFull Array Local Dimming
Dimming Zones210
CurvedN/A
Improved viewing angle
Motion Handling
Response Time< 7 ms
Input Lag< 14 ms
Frequency120 Hz
VRRN/A
HDR
HDR
HDR10
HLG
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Energy
Energy consumption standby (W)N/A
Energy consumption On (W)N/A
Energy consumption per year (kWh)N/A
Energy efficiency class
Smart TV
Operating systemSmartCast 5.0
Bluetooth
WLAN
USB recording PVR
Timeshift
Picture-in-picture
TunerAnalog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-C DVB-S DVB-S2
Twin TunerN/A
Audio
Audio Channels2.0
Power (W)30 W
Dolby Digital
DTS
Dolby Atmos
Integrated soundbarN/A
Connections
HDMI 2.02
HDMI 2.12
HDMI ARC
USB 2.01
USB 3.0
Ethernet RJ451
3.5mm jack1
Digital optical1
Satellite
Antenna1
Ci+ 1.4
All information without guarantee.

Frequently asked questions about Vizio P Series Quantum 2021

The Vizio P65Q9 has 2 HDMI 2.1 inputs and 2 HDMI 2.0 inputs, an HDMI eARC, one USB 2.0 port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a digital optical TOSLINK output
The Vizio P Series Quantum 2021 is dimensioned without stand as follows (WxHxD):
  • 65 Inch: 1450 x 832 x 69 mm
  • 75 Inch: 955.7 x 1671.0 x 79.6 mm
The Vizio P Series Quantum 2021 is compatible with the following wall mounts:
  • 65 Inch: 400x400 mm
    Flat Pivotable
  • 75 Inch: 400x400 mm
    Flat Pivotable
The Vizio P Series Quantum 2021 costs as follows:
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