Vizio's entry-level 4K TVs finally make HDR affordable

Vizio's new E-series TV has the latest in television tech at very reasonable prices.

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Vizio's a pioneer when it comes to making TVs with high-end features at low-end prices. The company recently rolled out an update to its E-Series line of televisions, which includes a 55-inch 4K HDR TV for $550.

If  is all you want, the 32-inch E-series TV will be priced at $210. Ultra HD (4K) resolutions start at the 43-inch class, but HDR isn’t included until the 55-inch model and up. The E-Series goes all the way up to an 80-inch set, which has a suggested price of $3,400.

Here’s the complete MSRP rundown:

VIZIO SmartCast E-Series 32” Full-Array LED Smart TV


MSRP $209.99

VIZIO SmartCast E-Series 43” Ultra HD Home Theater Display 


MSRP $399.99

VIZIO SmartCast E-Series 50” Ultra HD Home Theater Display 


MSRP $469.99

VIZIO SmartCast E-Series 55” Ultra HD HDR Home Theater Display 


MSRP $549.99

VIZIO SmartCast E-Series 60” Ultra HD HDR Home Theater Display 


MSRP $749.99

VIZIO SmartCast E-Series 65” Ultra HD HDR Home Theater Display 


MSRP $899.99

VIZIO SmartCast E-Series 70” Ultra HD HDR Home Theater Display


MSRP $1,299.99

VIZIO SmartCast E-Series 75” Ultra HD HDR Home Theater Display 


MSRP $1,999.99

VIZIO SmartCast E-Series 80” Ultra HD HDR Home Theater Display 


MSRP $3,399.99

The HDR TVs support the open source HDR-10 format, which is currently engaged in a format war with the more aggressive Dolby Vision. That is a giant mess we won’t get into here, but you can check out our HDR-10 vs. Dolby Vision explainer for more details.

All of Vizio’s E-Series televisions come with Chromecast capabilities built-in, which is great for sending streaming video and music to your TV from a smartphone, tablet, or PC. It also means you can send video and music to your TV through Google Home commands—though right now that means just YouTube and Netflix for video. There’s also a new remote that comes with the TVs that helps users complete their first-time set up if they don’t have a smartphone or tablet available.

Most Chromecast control comes from smartphone apps, however, as the remote only helps with the on-screen menu, sidebar settings, and other features. The E-Series does not come with a tablet remote like other Vizio TV line-ups.

The impact on you at home: If you’re looking for a massive display, you can get the 75- and 80-inch E-Series TVs right now, but the smaller more affordable models aren’t available yet. When they do roll out, the TVs will be at Best Buy, Costco, Sam’s Club, Walmart, and

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