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Vizio E65-F1 basic picture settings

https://www.cnet.com/reviews/vizio-e65-f0-review/

Review:
Vizio E65-F0

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E75-F1
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TV software/firmware version tested: 1.0.21.1

Picture settings tested: As mentioned in the review itself, I did not perform a full grayscale and color calibration for the Vizio E65-F1 I reviewed here. Instead I used the best dark room default settings, with a couple of tweaks (reducing Sharpness to zero, maxing out Backlight), for my evaluation and comparisons.

It's worth noting that I did measure and check out the various default settings, and arrived at the following. For brighter rooms, use the Calibrated setting instead of Calibrated Dark.

Dark room settings:
Picture mode: Calibrated Dark*
Auto Brightness Control: Off
Backlight: 100
Brightness: 50
Contrast: 50
Color: 50
Tint: 0
Sharpness: 0

More Picture menu:
Color Temperature: Normal
Black Detail: Off
Xtreme Black Engine Plus: Low
Clear Action: Off
Reduce Signal Noise: Off
Reduce Block Noise: Off
Game Low Latency: Off
Film Mode: On
Color Space: Auto
Gamma: 2.2

HDR Notes: According to my measurements the Vizio E-Series was a poor performer with HDR10 sources. Overall light output was a weakness, coming in at 445 nits in the horribly inaccurate Vivid mode, and less than half that -- 201 nits -- in the accurate Calibrated and Calibrated Dark modes. None of the default modes was particularly good at following the target EOTF. And compared to the TCL 5 series, the Vizio was worse in color checker and P3 gamut coverage measurements.

I appreciate that the Calibrated and Calibrated Dark modes and automatically switch to the Medium local dimming setting (called "Xtreme Black Engine" by Vizio) with with HDR sources, to improve light output over the Low default with SDR. As on previous Vizio TVs, the Backlight setting should stay at 50 with HDR.

I didn't measure Dolby Vision, just HDR10.

Post was last edited on September 14, 2018 8:27 AM PDT

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I don’t know which to do!

In reply to: Vizio E65-F1 basic picture settings

So I bought the TCL 5 series. It’s was ok not great. Did some digging and The Vizio E series was a better choice to go with, especially In gaming on XB1X. Should I return the Vizio for the TCL. Anyone have any input. Thanks

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Typo?

In reply to: I don’t know which to do!

"Should I return the Vizio for the TCL."

A lot of people would kill for a second chance. I wonder if you meant something else but sure, why not exchange it? But I have to write that if the reason is for HDR, I'm not seeing all be happy with that. Maybe next year they'll sort it out and it will not get "it's dim" complaints.

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