VIZIO E65-E1 65-inch 4K TV review with HDR10 clarified

By Alan Ng - Nov 15, 2017

Vizio TVs are undoubtedly one of the most popular brands of TV to buy during the Holiday season, even above Samsung, Sony and LG in most cases due to the extremely low prices that retailers set in the hope of tempting you into a purchase.

The new Vizio E65-E1 SmartCast 65” XLED Class 4K Ultra HD TV with HDR and built-in Chromecast is one of these models which many consumers will be interested in for 2017 and we have some details to share which will give you a heads-up to help with your purchase decision.

Vizio E65-E1 specs include a mammoth 65-inch display screen with a resolution of 3840×2160 pixels, 120Hz effective refresh rate, 4 HDMI inputs, USB port and Vizio Smartcast with Google Chromecast built-in as highlighted above.

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One word of warning though as we can confirm that the Vizio E65-E1 sold by Sam’s Club does not come with HDR10 as advertised on Vizio’s official product listing. We spoke to a representative from Sam’s Club who told us that this model only supports HDR and not the higher standard HDR10.

This is going to be a huge blow if true, as it means that you won’t be able to use this TV to get the best out of the new PS4 Pro and Xbox One X gaming consoles which we have a feeling many of you will be looking at straight away.

Combine this with the fact that it is only a 60Hz native refresh rate TV rather than 120, you may find that this isn’t to your liking with such a big display screen – a 120Hz native refresh rate would look a lot better in comparison.

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Sam’s Club will be selling the Vizio E65-E1 for as low as $598, so still a very attractive price point now that it is under the $600 mark.

Read through the VIZIO E65-E1 4K TV reviews here to get a better idea of what buyers have said, there are also further discussions on the confusion regarding HDR and HDR10 through the link.

What are your thoughts on this model? Are you surprised to see the conflicting information between retailer and manufacturer regarding such a key 4K feature? Will you still buy this model if it only comes with standard HDR and not HDR10?

Update 15/11/17: We’ve since been in contact with Vizio who has clarified that the Vizio E65-E1 does in fact have HDR10 which is great news, meaning the information at Sam’s Club was incorrect. That makes it a fantastic purchase at $598 so this could change everthing for you. Let us know if you are now reconsidering a purchase with HDR10 available out of the box. We have edited the title of the article to now say ‘HDR10 clarified’, rather than ‘HDR confusion’ as a result of information from Vizio.

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Also See: Vizio E50-E3 50-inch 4K TV review with warning signs

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  • Jake.L

    how bad of a problem is it if this tv only has 60hz instead of 120hz native? trying to understand here.. before i go all out on Black Friday!