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    2016 Vizio P Series

    Per the AVS thread, the 65" seems to be more often a victim of banding issues compared to the other sizes. You could always try for a third. I recommend you read the massive thread on the new LG OLEDs on AVS as well. They do have some drawbacks, which depending on your values and usage...
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    2016 Vizio P Series

    People demonstrated on the AVS forum thread that if you pass a signal from the Vizio P to a proper AVR, the AVR recognizes the signal as 4K@60Hz, with 4:4:4. However, the TV still displays what appears to be 4:2:2. So I actually think what the Vizio customer support is saying may be somewhat...
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    2016 Vizio P Series

    From reports on AVS, the TV supports 444 but does not display it correctly. When you connect the TV to an AVR, the signal is passes is detected as 444, so it's supported. However, there is some sort of issue with displaying it on the TV itself. Some people on AVS believe this to be a bug that...
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    2016 Vizio P Series

    Just fyi for those interested, the 50" P is on sale at Best Buy for $799+tax this weekend.
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    Philips BDM4350UC 43 inch 4K IPS PWM-free monitor

    As a monitor, I'm not exactly sure. But as a TV, it has multiple: HDR10/DV support, WCG, VA panel (except for 55"), 1080p@120Hz (on 55"+ sizes), and a built-in Google Chromecast. But for a $1000, it's close to the price of these monitors, so from a value perspective, it might make more sense to...
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    Philips BDM4350UC 43 inch 4K IPS PWM-free monitor

    With the active HDMI2-->DP1.2 adapters now available, lack of DP is no longer a big issue. Also, if you have a GPU that supports 4k@60Hz w/ 4:4:4 chroma, then you already have a HDMI2.0 port, so you don't need DP. However, the 4:4:4 chroma on the 2016 Vizio P series is current bugged. The TV...
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    2016 Vizio P Series

    Were you communicating with their advanced tech support? In my experience, those are the more knowledgeable people.
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    2016 Vizio P Series

    Thank you for following up on this. It sounds like a firmware issue rather than a hardware deficiency, so hopefully they'll include the fix in the imminent HDR10 firmware update.
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    2016 Vizio P Series

    Out of curiosity, in what usage scenarios does having 1080p@120Hz become significant? Are they only PC-specific? After looking through the AVSforum thread more, there are some mentions of the 4:4:4 being "blurry" or "fuzzy" compared to usual. So I guess the conclusion is that while the TV is...
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    2016 Vizio P Series

    There are plenty of people on the 2016 Vizio P owner's thread on AVSforum that use theirs with a PC and there are no indications that 4:4:4 is not working.
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    2016 Vizio P Series

    You actually saw 2016 P series at Costco? I was under the impression that Costco is only carrying the D, E, and (soon) M series until August when Best Buy's exclusivity deal with Vizio ends.
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    2016 Vizio P Series

    keep in mind that best buy will match the 5% off from Vizio. You could also try to get them to match the tax-free aspect of buying direct from Vizio.
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    2016 Vizio P Series

    I mean, the best way to know is to see both on display in Best Buy, if that's a possibility for you. General consensus is that the Vizio: has much better blacks and uniformity due to FALD, is more reflective (so better in dark room), supports both HDR10 and DV. The Samsung: has a wider color...
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    New Samsung 4k for everyone.

    The 2016 series only use the mini version too. The full One Connect from JS9000, etc. has been abandoned for the time being. Maybe it'll be resurrected with Samsung's OLEDs?...
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    Philips BDM4350UC 43 inch 4K IPS PWM-free monitor

    I think the huge Samsung TV thread had instructions somewhere to fix the last issue you noted.
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