Vizio Black Friday TV deals 2018: which Vizio TVs should you buy this year?

When it comes to TV deals, there are few brands that can compete with Vizio. Sure, Samsung, Sony and LG might be able to drop their premium screens a few hundred bucks during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but you'll be hard-pressed to find something extraordinary from them for under $1,000.

But that's not the case with Vizio.

Not only are most Vizio TVs just as good as the competition, but thanks to some exceptional deals that happen right around the holidays, they're often available for around half the cost of the competition (see: the Vizio P-Series Quantum). 

The only problem with Vizio – and it's a good one to have – is that there are simply too many TVs on the market. With four series from 2018, and a dozen more from years prior, it can be hard to know which TVs are worth the cash – especially when the deals start flying fast and furious.

To help you find the perfect screen at the perfect price, we've taken the liberty of creating a Vizio TV guide specifically for Black Friday. What you'll find below are descriptions for every series in the 2018 line-up plus a few picks from years prior that will see a massive price drop in the coming weeks. We'll highlight what we liked about them and where your money is best spent.

Not seeing a deal that catches your eye? We'll keep updating this page throughout the months of November and December as deals become available.

Why buy a 2018 Vizio TV?

Of course, if you're not tech-savvy, you might be wondering what all the hubbub around Vizio is about. Vizio, a US TV manufacturer based in Irvine, California, is all about providing performance at a reasonable value. Years ago, that might've meant a less-than-competitive picture, but these days Vizio can compete with the likes of Sony, LG and Samsung – especially in the LED-LCD category. 

Vizio's biggest strength in terms of technology is its use of local dimming zones. These help the screens turn off sections of the screen while still allowing other sections to be emitting peak brightness. 

Vizio’s flagship screen – the P-Series Quantum – not only boasts 192 of the aforementioned local dimming zones on a full array panel, but according to Vizio it will even be able to output 2,000 nits of peak brightness. This would put it in direct contention with Samsung’s flagship QLED TV, the Samsung Q9FN – one of our favorite TVs to come about in 2018.

Of course, brightness and contrast are just two of the key components of any good TV. You also need high-end color reproduction, motion handling and a robust smart TV offering. 

Thankfully, Vizio has those aspects covered, too. 

To handle color, Vizio uses Quantum Color Spectrum technology that leverages quantum dots to more accurately match incoming signal while its Clear Action motion interpolation system helps the action stay buttery smooth.

On top of all that will be Vizio’s SmartCast system, which offers both traditional streaming apps for Netflix, Amazon and Hulu as well as Chromecast built-in for whatever Cast-compatible apps you might have on your phone.

The P-Series Quantum, P-Series and M-Series will support Dolby Vision and HDR10, giving you access to the vast majority of HDR content out there today.

The pièce de résistance of the system is that it will support both Amazon and Google’s smart systems, allowing voice-control support for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant – perfect for folks who've adopted a smart speaker like the Amazon Echo Dot or Google Home Mini.

Want the full specs and prices on each model? We’ve got them! 

Vizio 2018 TV lineup and deal prices

  • Curious about the M-Series? Here's our hands on preview of the Vizio M65-F0

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