At a Glance
Exceptional Value Effective full array local dimming
Limited off-center viewing angle
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grayscale leaned toward red at the upper end of the brightness range. But it still performed well enough with HD material that most viewers will be pleased. After calibration I had no complaints. My Fair Lady is a disc I’ve frequently used for TV evaluations. Apart from a few early scenes that show signs of an incomplete restoration
(my disc isn’t the most recent re-release) it looked glorious throughout, with crisp detail and impressive color, brightness, and contrast.
There’s little in the way of dark scenes on My Fair Lady, but more than enough of them on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. It’s the best disc I know of for judging black level and shadow detail. The Vizio didn’t disappoint on any of its many challenges, including the iconic, climactic night attack on Hogwarts starting in Chapter 11. Only an OLED can do noticeably better with this material, and then mainly in a totally darkened room.
I did most of my viewing of 4K/HDR material post-calibration, concentrating on HDR10. Calibration and setup for HDR10 proved tricky on the PQ65-F1, and for best picture quality results I ended up deviating slightly from the settings that I had used for the HDR10 calibration. (Picture settings will be included in the online version of this report at soundandvision.com. Dolby Vision wasn’t separately calibrated.)