Even if you're not interested in a 4K set, you have to like the price points, which will help drive down the cost of Full HD 1080p sets. Unfortunately, Vizio didn't say when these televisions will be available at retail.
Expect 70" 4K TV from Hisense for under $2k long before next Thanksgiving and a 50" version from TCL or Seiki for $700. 2014 Dec is all 4K. Don't wait for content though. Upgrade your smartphone to one which shoots 4k video. In the meant time all your photos should look good.
Just curious, do these have, or will they receive a firmware update to HDMI 2.0? That's a pretty important barrier in an of itself given the 30FPS limitation of HDMI 1.x
At these prices I would definitely buy a 60"!
Johnson has a point though if this is really HDMI 1.x, however at 4K resolutions it could be a while before content can be pushed passed 30fps any way?
Get what you pay for.
RBloch: yes you do, but with Vizio you get a lot more than what you pay for. My home has 1 2013 samsung TV, 1 2010 Sony TV, and 3 Vizio TV's (2007, 2009, 2010) with one of the Vizios being the largest and main TV in my home. We love the vizios they have had amazing quality, rock bottom prices (especially back in the day compared to more known brands) and being the 3 oldest TV's in the house are still functioning exactly like the day we bought them including 0 dead pixels. At this point I consider Vizio as good quality as Samsung etc, only difference is Vizio usually rolls out new tech later than its competitors which doesn't seem to be the case with these new sets, and that the cabinets (actual borders and such) aren't as simple (I like thin bezels and I don't want to see any speakers on the sides or bottom). So you if you meant Vizio's price reflects their quality you are dead wrong.
How will 1080p content look on a 4K tv?
Draconian; it will look AMAZING lollllll. Most if not all sets will most likely upscale 1080p to fit 4k as many sets did in the past with SD to HD. The best part will be the denser pixels-per-inch which will make a 1080p image look sharper on a 4k set than any 1080p one.
I want to see them when they start dropping the prices for smaller ones as monitors on my computer. If this $1,000, how long until small sized ones will be $500? Picture a 32 inch Ultra HD TV set as a monitor.