Vizio V655-H19 Review: A Budget 65-Inch 4k Feature-Rich Smart TV
The V in Vizio stands for value (it doesn’t, but we like to say it does).
Being able to pick up a feature-rich 65-inch 4k TV for just south of $600 is a bargain. And we do mean feature-rich, just look at what the Vizio V655-H19 is packing:
- A refresh rate of 3ms
- Full HDR compatibility, including HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, and HLG
- Built-in Chromecast
- Built-in Apple AirPlay
- And full voice assistant compatibility
Despite the positives, for $600 you do have to make trade-offs. And because this TV packs the above features, it skimps on the following:
- The TV comes with a VA panel. This means it isn’t premium for contrast and colors
- The VA panel isn’t the best for live sports and gaming (adequate, but not the best)
- The image fades if you watch from a viewing angle of more than 45 degrees
- Plus, the sound is hit and miss (yet, all TVs need soundbars these days)
Therefore, if you’re after a 4k TV for a small room and don’t expect OLED clarity, the Vizio V655-H19 might be the perfect fit for you.
Vizio V-655-H19 Series Design
Like other sets in the V Series, the V655-H19 has a black plastic case:
In addition, it comes with two V-shaped legs at each end to support the set on a tabletop. To mount this set to a wall, you will need a VESA 200 x 200-millimeter bracket, which costs between $25 and $80 – depending on how sturdy (and branded) you want the bracket.
Regardless of how you set up the Vizio V-Series, it is relatively easy to get it where you want it. In addition to weighing just 21lbs, it is relatively thin, with dimensions of 44.13 x 25.6 x 2.42 inches.
The Vizio V-Series has many models, covering many budgets. However, every model includes commonalities such as the IQ Active Processor and support for multi-HDR:
The common thread linking this Series is the new IQ Active Processor. Which helps upscale HD to 4K and power its lineup of apps.
Additionally, this V-Series includes the V-Gaming Engine. So despite the VA panel not delivering top-of-the-line contrasts for gaming, the TV still provides low latency and a high refresh rate with maximum response in games.
These technologies help deliver a feature-rich 4k TV that’s perfect as a household hub that doesn’t need cutting-edge, high-budget tech.
(Another great feature of this TV is that it can turn older HD photos into 4K vibrant motion graphics).
Among the three HDMI 2.1 ports on the device, one supports an enhanced audio return channel (eARC). The TV recognizes the soundbar or A/V receiver when it is connected to an eARC port, so the sound is sent to it automatically.
In addition, there are:
- 1x USB port
- 1x Ethernet connection
- 1x Headphone Jack
- 1x RF connection for an antenna
- 1x Digital audio output
- A set of composite video inputs for older video sources like a VCR
You can also sync the Vizio smart TV to your mobile, Apple AirPlay, and Google Chromecast.
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Is The Vizio V-655-H19 Worth Checking Out?
The simple answer is yes, especially at $585.
- Good build quality
- Nice selection of inputs
- A responsive OS compatible with Google Voice Assistant
- Very low input lag
- Low brightness
- Weak audio
- Narrow color gamut
- Narrow viewing angles