Vizio PQ65-F1 (USA version)
- 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) QLED Display
- HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
- Full Array Local Dimming
- Quantum Color Spectrum
- VM50 Processor
- Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
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Vizio PQ65-F1 was introduced in 2018. It has a QLED screen with 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and 200 Hz/240 Hz refresh rate. The TV is HDR compatible and can reach 2000 nits of peak brightness. It supports HDR10, Dolby Vision and HLG. Its powerful VM50 picture processor guarantees a high quality upscaling of any low resolution source to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160).
We give Vizio PQ65-F1 TV 88 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.
Pros and Cons
In this section we highlight pros and cons of Vizio PQ65-F1.
|High Refresh Rate: 200 Hz/240 Hz|
|Full Array Local Dimming|
|High Number of Local Dimming Zones: 192|
|Works with Alexa|
|Limited Viewing Angle|
|No IMAX Enhanced|
|No AMD Freesync™|
|No NVidia G-Sync|
|No 4K HFR|
|No 2K HFR|
|No NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)|
Vizio PQ65-F1 is a Quantum dot LED (QLED) TV which has a LED backlight LCD display with additional semiconductor nanocrystal layer that produces different colors of light depending on the size of the particle. Quantum dots are able to emit precise colored light because particle sizes adjust at quantum-level velocities, resulting in accurate and efficient light emissions. This results in more accurate color reproduction and can even achieve a full coverage of BT.2020 color gamut. besides color Quantum dots also offer high brightness which results in high contrast ratio. This is especially important when displaying HDR content.
Vizio PQ65-F1 has a vertical alignment (VA) panel which is most commonly used in LCD TVs as it provides deeper blacks compared to the IPS panel. However, it is still limited with the viewing angle compared to the IPS panel or OLED display.
Full-Array Local Dimming
The TV has Full-Array Local Dimming technology with multiple zones throughout the display. Individual zones of LEDs can light up independently which enhances black levels, shadow details and decreases level of light bleed in dark parts of the image. This gives higher contrast with increased picture quality which is very important for HDR reproduction. Higher number of zones gives better control over local dimming and less blooming around the bright objects and subtitles. This particular model has 192 zones.
Vizio PQ65-F1 supports HDR10 which was announced on August 27, 2015, by the Consumer Technology Association and uses the wide-gamut Rec. 2020 color space. It is not backward compatible with SDR. It sends static metadata via video stream to the TV which calibrates its screen brightness and color according to that. HDR10 is technically limited to a maximum of 10,000 nits of brightness and uses 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors.
This TV also supports Dolby Vision which is an update to HDR10 by adding dynamic metadata that can be used to more accurately adjust brightness levels up to 10,000 nits maximum brightness on a scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame basis and support up to 12-bit color depth (4096 shades of RGB) and 8K resolution.
In this section we present all the features and specifications available for Vizio PQ65-F1.
|Actual Size (Diagonal)||64.5"|
|Resolution||4K UHD (3840 x 2160)|
|Refresh Rate||200 Hz/240 Hz|
|LED Type||Direct LED|
|Backlight Dimming||Full Array Local Dimming|
|Backlight Name||Full Array LED|
|Dimming Name||Active Full Array™ Max|
|Number of Local Dimming Zones||192|
|Color||Quantum Color Spectrum|
|Panel Bit Depth||10 bits|
|Color Depth||1.07 billion|
|Rec.2020 Color Space Coverage||80%|
|DCI P3 Color Space Coverage||100%|
|Peak Brightness||2000 nits|
|Dynamic Contrast Ratio||50000000∶1|
|Minimum Response Time||4 ms|
|Input Lag||10 ms|
|Dolby Vision IQ|
|Advanced HDR by Technicolor®|
|Upscaling||Spatial Scaling Engine™|
|Frame Interploation Technique||Clear Action™|
|Frame Interpolation Frequency||960 Hz|
|Black Frame Insertion|
|Auto Low Latency Mode|
|Speaker Power Rating||2 x 10 W|
|Dolby Digital Plus|
|Wi-Fi Frequency||2.4 GHz, 5 GHz|
|Virtual Assistant||Google Assistant|
|Works with Alexa|
|HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)|
|USB 3.0 Ports|
|RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs||1|
|IF (Satellite) Inputs|
|RCA Audio Outputs|
|3.5mm headphone Audio Output|
|Optical Audio Output|
|SoC||V8 Octa-Core Processor|
|Operating System||VIZIO SmartCast™|
|Mobile App||Vizio SmartCast Mobile™ app|
|On-Screen Display Languages||English, Spanish, French|
|NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)|
|Digital Terrestrial TV System||ATSC|
|Digital Cable TV System||Clear QAM|
|Color system||NTSC / PAL / SECAM|
|Power Supply||AC 120 V, 60 Hz|
|Power Consumption (Typical)||240 W|
|Power Consumption (In Standby)||0.5 W|
|Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)||56.96" x 32.72" x 2.72"|
1446.8 mm x 831.1 mm x 69.1 mm
|Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)||56.96" x 35.11" x 11.81"|
1446.8 mm x 891.8 mm x 300.0 mm
|Dimension of Package (W x H x D)||64.76" x 8.11" x 38.54"|
1644.9 mm x 206.0 mm x 978.9 mm
|VESA Wall Mount|
|VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)||400 mm x 400 mm|
|Weight Without Stand||54.06 lbs / 24.52 kg|
|Weight With Stand||54.90 lbs / 24.90 kg|
|Weight of Package (Gross)||88.11 lbs / 39.97 kg|
|Warranty||1 Year Parts & Labor|
The 2018 P Quantum series has a successor - 2019 P Quantum series. Let us now display the changes that the successor brought.
|UPGRADES||Vizio P659-G1||vs||Vizio PQ65-F1|
|More Local Dimming Zones||200||vs||192|
|DOWNGRADES||Vizio P659-G1||vs||Vizio PQ65-F1|
|Lower Refresh Rate||100 Hz/120 Hz||vs||200 Hz/240 Hz|
For this comparison we chose 65" version of the successor - model P659-G1. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Vizio PQ65-F1 vs Vizio P659-G1 where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.