Vizio has released the details for the Canadian launch of Vizio SmartCast, its next generation smart entertainment ecosystem. Vizio SmartCast comes to Canada with three all-new collections: the P-Series and M-Series Ultra HD HDR Home Theater Displays and E-Series Ultra HD Home Theater Displays. Each model integrates Google Cast technology and is controlled by the Vizio SmartCast app that turns any smartphone or tablet into a touchscreen remote. Rolling out online through Costco Canada, the collections start at around $1,500 for the P-Series 50-inch class size, $3,200 for the M-Series 70-inch class size and $1,300 for the E-Series 50-inch Ultra HD class size.
Rather than struggling to see and adjust settings or navigate apps from across the room, Vizio SmartCast app users have easy access to all menus and playback controls right from their mobile screen. Each Vizio SmartCast model, regardless of collection, also ships with a standard IR remote control, giving consumers an alternative way to control basic functions of the display.
“We’re excited to bring the all-new SmartCast home theater display collections to Canadian consumers. The new Vizio SmartCast ecosystem finally brings home entertainment into the mobile era, providing consumers with advanced navigation, search and control of their display from any mobile device,” said Matt McRae, chief technology officer, Vizio. “Highlighted by the P-Series, which sets a new benchmark for picture quality with High Dynamic Range and Ultra Color Spectrum technologies, the SmartCast ecosystem fully integrates Google Cast technology, giving consumers access to a wide-array of movies, TV shows, music and more.”
The Vizio SmartCast P-Series Home Theater Display models offer Ultra HD featuring HDR with support for Dolby Vision content. The P-Series also boasts Ultra Color Spectrum enabling a wider color gamut for impeccable accuracy in every hue and tone. A Full-Array LED backlight, with up to 128 Active LED zones, dynamically adjusts to on-screen content for richer black levels and more accurate contrast. The Vizio P-Series also allows consumers to control their entertainment experience like never before with an included 6-inch Android Tablet Remote. The tablet remote features a wireless charging dock and comes pre-installed with the Vizio SmartCast app, allowing consumers to browse and play content with simple tap, swipe, and voice-based controls. The Android Tablet Remote accompanying P-Series offers Full HD 1080p resolution, a powerful V8 octa-core processor, integrated stereo speakers, and 16GB of storage, making it a great standalone tablet as well for watching videos, playing games and more.
In addition to Dolby Vision content support, the M-Series Ultra HD HDR Home Theater Display collection also features Full-Array LED backlighting with up to 64 Active LED Zones, doubling the amount of zones when compared to the award-winning 2015 M-Series collection. Like the P-Series, the M-Series ships with a 6-inch Android Tablet remote, featuring 720 HD resolution, 8GB of storage, integrated stereo speakers, and a quad-core processor.
For consumers, the Vizio SmartCast E-Series collection offers features not typically found in entry level displays. The E-Series Ultra HD models offer 4K HD and Full-Array LED backlighting with up to 12 Active LED Zones. For HD entertainment, Vizio’s Spatial Scaling Engine and VM50 Ultra HD Engine upscales the image to Ultra HD resolution. To access smart entertainment features, E-Series users download the Vizio SmartCast App to their mobile devices to discover content and control their displays.
All Vizio SmartCast displays come with Google Cast built in, which enables consumers to stream content from thousands of mobile apps they already know and love. By simply tapping the Cast button, consumers can easily watch content go from their mobile screen to any Vizio SmartCast display connected to their home WiFi network. When streaming over WiFi, users can multi-task on the M- and P-Series included tablet remote, or their own mobile device, without interrupting what is casting on the display.
For more information on the Vizio P-Series Ultra HD HDR Home Theater Display, M-Series Ultra HD HDR Home Theater Display or E-Series Ultra HD Home Theater Display models, visit Vizio.ca.