Vizio P-Series Quantum X (PX65-G1) review

Editor’s Note: The Vizio P-Series Quantum X (PX65-G1) is no longer being sold, but it has been replaced by the newer Vizio P-Series Quantum P65Q9-H1, which we will be reviewing in the near future. We have updated this review to reflect this change. The original rating and recommendations remain from the original review in February of 2020.

It may not be stunningly svelte. And it may not deliver earsplitting explosions from movie soundtracks. But for the money, the 65-inch Vizio P-Series Quantum X ($1,198) delivers solid color performance in a crisp 4K TV. It also includes some intelligent upscaling to keep the picture clear when you’re watching standard HD material (which you will be, most of the time).

Vizio packs a lot into this top-of-the-line model, including a full-array LED backlight with multiple active zones. The set supports the major high dynamic range (HDR) formats for boosting color intensity. And its picture skills place it above lower-priced 4K models from Hisense and TCL — and in contention against models that cost thousands more from LG, Samsung and Sony.

Does it have flaws? Certainly gamers and music lovers will think so, but the trade-off results in a very respectable 4K picture at a very competitive price, making it one of the best TVs available in terms of value for the dollar.

Vizio P-Series Quantum X (PX65-G1) specs

Price: $1,198
Screen size: 65 inches
Resolution: 3840 x 2160
HDR: Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HGL
Refresh rate: 120 Hz
Ports: 5 HDMI 2.0 ports, 1 USB
Audio: 10 watts x 2
Smart TV Software: Vizio SmartCast 3.5
Size: 57 x 32.7 x 2.72 inches [w/o stand]
Weight: 54.06 pounds [w/o stand]

Vizio P-Series Quantum X (PX65-G1) price and availability

The Vizio P-Series Quantum X (PX65-G1) is no longer being sold.

For the latest model in the new series, consider the newer

Color-accuracy tests (according to our measurements with an X-Rite colorimeter and CalMan calibration software) turned in a Delta-E number of 2.5 (the closer to 0, the better). That may sound about average, but there are more nuances to these results. Consider that the

There is an Alexa option (as well as support for Apple HomeKit and Google Assistant) if you want to use voice commands. However, you have to use it via your own existing smart speaker, like the Amazon Echo. It is not built into the set.

Vizio P-Series Quantum X (PX65-G1) remote control

The supplied remote control for the P-Series could use an update. It’s thin enough and curved to rest comfortably in the hand, but it lacks backlit keys, making it difficult to find buttons in the dark.

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There are dedicated buttons for services like Vudu, Netflix, Amazon, iHeartRadio and Crackle. But there’s no guide button, which can lead to some nonintuitive navigation. On WatchFree, for example, you have to hit OK on the remote, which tells you the channel, and then select OK again (within a few seconds) to get a guide. One button would be easier.

To get this level of picture performance at this price, you have to give up something. With the Vizio P-Series Quantum X (PX65-G1), the company has cut corners in sound quality and some other minor niceties to achieve its relatively affordable price tag. There are cheaper 65-inch 4K models out there, such as the Hisense H9F, which is more than $300 less, but they can’t match the picture quality of the P-Series. More expensive sets like the Sony A9G OLED still best the Quantum X in sharpness and image fidelity, but they can cost upward of a $1,000 more.

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