VIZIO SmartCast E-Series Ultra HD TVS Get a HDR10 Firmware Update

Posted by at 12:13 pm on February 9, 2017

Vizio announced today a new firmware update for select VIZIO SmartCast E-Series Ultra HD Home Theater Display models, enabling HDR10 compatibility with existing HDR Blu-ray players from Samsung (UHD-K8500) and Philips (BDP7501/F7), as well as PS4 and Xbox One S game consoles. VIZIO is continuing to work to further expand support for additional players as they become available in the market. E-Series models receiving the added bonus of HDR10 firmware range from the 55″ – 70″ class size and are available at retailers nationwide, such as Costco, Sam’s Club and Walmart.

The Vizio SmartCast E-Series collection sport a HDR picture quality on select models with full-array LED backlight and up to 12 Active LED Zones that dynamically adjust to on-screen content, HDR10-enabled E-Series Ultra HD models offer viewers even richer black levels, for an enhanced entertainment complete with more vibrant contrast they Also feature Clear Action 180 technology and ultra-fast 120Hz Effective Refresh Rate to ensures action-packed scenes are consistently smooth, stable and realistic.
“The E-Series collection already stands out as a feature-rich entry-level option, packed with picture quality benefits typically reserved for higher-priced, more premium collections,” said Matt McRae, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. “By offering the added benefit of HDR10 compatibility on select VIZIO SmartCast E-Series Ultra HD displays, we’re giving even more consumers the ability to enjoy the benefits of High Dynamic Range content in their living rooms.”
To start enjoying HDR discs on supported blu-ray players and game consoles, VIZIO SmartCast E-Series users can enable the HDR10 update by first ensuring their display is connected to the Internet. The display will then automatically search for the new firmware update and then begin downloading to the display. Once the display has been updated, to enable HDR playback from a HDR-enabled UHD Blu-ray player or game console, open the VIZIO SmartCast remote control app, tap “Settings” and press “Inputs” then “HDMI Color Subsampling” and then enable subsampling for the HDMI port the HDR-enabled Blu-ray player is connected to.
For more information on VIZIO SmartCast visit and for questions about the recent HDR10 update, visit E-Series models eligible for the HDR10 firmware update listed below.
VIZIO SmartCast 55″ E-Series Ultra HD Home Theater Display (E55-E1) MSRP $629.99
VIZIO SmartCast 55″ E-Series Ultra HD Home Theater Display (E55-E2) MSRP $629.99
VIZIO SmartCast 60″ E-Series Ultra HD Home Theater Display (E60-E3) MSRP $749.99
VIZIO SmartCast 65″ E-Series Ultra HD Home Theater Display (E65-E0) MSRP $899.99
VIZIO SmartCast 65″ E-Series Ultra HD Home Theater Display (E65-E1) MSRP $899.99
VIZIO SmartCast 70″ E-Series Ultra HD Home Theater Display (E70-E3) MSRP $1,299.99

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