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Gamestop will start selling Vizio TVs with FreeSync and variable refresh rate even though the Playstation 5 doesn't support them

Gamestop will start selling Vizio TVs with FreeSync and variable refresh rate even though the Playstation 5 doesn't support them (Source: Vizio)
Gamestop will start selling Vizio TVs with FreeSync and variable refresh rate even though the Playstation 5 doesn't support them (Source: Vizio)
The Vizio-Gamestop partnership might be more beneficial to the Microsoft XBox series than for the Sony PS5 at least in the short term. The TV maker is pushing hard to make it the brand of choice for console gamers.

Everyone and their mothers are trying to bank in on the next-gen console craze including Kentucky Fried Chicken and Philadelphia Cream Cheese. This latest move, however, makes a bit more sense for all gamers involved. Vizio has announced that it will be partnering with Gamestop to sell and showcase its lineup of smart TVs and sound bars fit for next-gen gaming and 4K playback.

According to the press release, at least 26 different smart TVs and sound bars will be made available through Gamestop.com ranging from the the dorm-friendly 24-inch D-Series to the hulking 85-inch P-Series Quantum X. Some of these models support Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), Auto Game Mode, Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), and AMD FreeSync to enhance the gaming experience or make gaming easier for users who don't like to fiddle around with TV settings.

Unfortunately, not every console will be able to benefit from all of these Vizio features. Unlike the XBox Series X or S, the Playstation 5 does not support VRR or FreeSync at the moment and so these features will be incompatible with Sony's machine. Sony is expected to add VRR support in the near future, but owners will have to live with some screen-tearing until then.

See the press release below for the full list of Vizio models now available at Gamestop.

Sale off now on Amazon - VIZIO P-Series Quantum 65" 4K HDR Smart TV

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Vizio

Irvine, CA – November XX, 2020 – Today, VIZIO, Inc. announces that its award-winning TVs and sound bars are available for purchase at GameStop.com. The #1 American-based TV brandand America’s #1 Sound Bar Company2,VIZIO’s newest online retail channel makes it easier than ever for gamers to complete their gaming experience and connect the newly-released gaming consoles to VIZIO’s latest gaming ready TVs and sound bars that are proven to elevate the gaming experience.

 

Consumers can find a full assortment of VIZIO’s TVs on GameStop.com, ranging from VIZIO’s HD and FHD (D-Series™), 4K Smart V-Series™ TVs, Quantum Color ProGaming Engine™ 4K M-Series, performance packed AMD FreeSync Premium 4K P-Series Quantum TVs which IGN named Best Gaming TV 2020, and the ultimate P-Series Quantum X, which Rtings named best HDR LED TV in 2020.

 

Now for a limited time at GameStop, customers will receive a $50 gift card when purchasing any VIZIO M-Series™ Quantum, P-Series® Quantum, or P-Series Quantum X TV to help them get the consoles and games they want for the ultimate gameplay.

 

VIZIO’s 4K HDTV lineup helps to create a best-in-class experiences for gamers; VIZIO introduced the V-Gaming Engine™ for its 2021 V-Series TVs, which utilizes Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and Auto Game Mode to optimize performance upon identifying the game signal. For step-up models, M7 and M8-Series and P-Series VIZIO includes a ProGaming Engine™ – a suite of technologies with support for Variable Refresh Rates (VRR) and AMD FreeSync – allowing gamers to experience the highest intensity scenes of today’s latest and most demanding games. 

 

VIZIO’s gaming advancements are not exclusive to TV. The revolutionary VIZIO Elevate Sound Bar, currently <wbr />available at GameStop.com on sale for $699 ($300 off), takes the audio experience to new heights with 18 premium speakers built- in, and was named Best Sound Bar by Wirecutter, with industry first rotating speakers that deliver intense sound overhead and front facing sound, dependent on the content. VIZIO offers a complete assortment of award winning sound bars models that produce dynamic sound so players can hear everything and react quickly as they are immersed into their gameplay.

 

A full list of the products available now at GameStop.com can be found below.

 

TV

Audio

VIZIO D-Series 24” Class Smart TV | D24f-F1

VIZIO 20" 2.0 Sound Bar | SB2020-H

VIZIO D-Series 32” Class Smart TV | D32f-G1/G4

VIZIO 20" 2.1 Sound Bar | SB2021-H

VIZIO D-Series 40” Class Smart TV | D40f-G9

VIZIO 36” 2.1 Sound Bar with Built-in Dual Subwoofers | SB362An-F6

VIZIO V-Series 40" Class 4K HDR Smart TV | V405-H

VIZIO 36" 5.1 SmartCast Sound Bar System | SB3651n5

VIZIO V-Series 55" Class 4K Smart TV | V555-H

VIZIO 36” 2.1 Sound Bar | SB3621n-H

VIZIO V-Series 70" Class 4K Smart TV | V705-H

VIZIO 36" 5.1.2 Home Theater Sound System with Dolby Atmos® | SB36512

VIZIO M-Series Quantum 50” Class 4K HDR Smart TV | M50Q7-H

VIZIO 46" 5.1.4 Home Theater Sound System with Dolby Atmos® | SB46514-F6

VIZIO M-Series Quantum 65” Class 4K HDR Smart TV | M65Q7-H

VIZIO V-Series™ 2.1 Home Theater Sound Bar | V21-H8

VIZIO P-Series Quantum 65” Class 4K HDR Smart TV | P65Q9-H

VIZIO V-Series™ 5.1 Home Theater Sound Bar | V51-H6

VIZIO P-Series Quantum 75” Class 4K HDR Smart TV | P75Q9-H

VIZIO M-Series All-in-One 2.1 Home Theater Sound Bar | M21d-H8R

VIZIO P-Series Quantum X 65” Class 4K HDR Smart TV | P65QX-H

VIZIO M-Series 5.1.2 Home Theater Sound Bar | M512a

VIZIO P-Series Quantum X 75” Class 4K HDR Smart TV | P75QX-H

VIZIO Elevate Sound Bar | P514-H6

VIZIO P-Series Quantum X 85” Class 4K HDR Smart TV | P85QX-H

 

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Allen Ngo, 2020-11-25 (Update: 2020-11-26)
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.