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VIZIO’s new TV lineup is treasure trove of home entertainment

Their first-ever OLED, a refreshed series, and Soundbars

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VIZIO has a massive new lineup of TVs and Soundbars and there’s no shortage of quality home entertainment hardware for us to choose from.

In this new set, VIZIO says it’s delivering its highest peak brightness yet at 3000 nits along with their most powerful full-array local dimming backlight with next-gen TV processing alongside more Quantum Color models.

One of the major upgrades coming to new VIZIO TVs is the all-new new IQ Ultra and IQ Active processors. Other than obviously improving overall picture quality, it helps in more accurately upscaling HD/FHD to 4K resolution, reducing noise and artifacts, and intelligently smoothing diagonal edges for a sharper, cleaner image.

Leading the 2021 lineup are the P, M, and V LED 4K UHD TV series.

P-Series Quantum

It’s a fairly straightforward naming convention which we truly can appreciate. VIZIO’s P-Series refers to its premium TV offerings.

Expect VIZIO’s best 4K HDR picture quality with the IQ Ultra processor and 240 zones of local dimming for detailed highlights and deep, rich blacks. You also get a 1200 nits of peak brightness with expanded color volume thanks to Quantum Color technology.

The VIZIO P-Series Quantum is available in 65- and 75-inch screen sizes. Both the P-Series Quantum and P-Series Quantum X feature an anti-reflective screen that eliminates distracting glare to deliver dark-room performance even in a brightly lit environment.

M-Series Quantum

Here VIZIO promises premium features at mid-range price points. These come in the form of upgraded picture quality, HDMI 2.1 inputs, and VIZIO’s lightning-quick IQ Active processor for a crisp, detailed 4K picture and high-performance gaming.

V-Series Quantum

The V here stands for value. VIZIO wants to bring high-level 4K HDR picture quality and next-level gaming at non-exorbitant prices. It comes with HDMI 2.1 inputs with eARC as well as VIZIOS’s IQ Active processor for contrast improvement, noise reduction, and detail enhancement.

Naturally, these are Smart TVs so you get quick access to premiere streaming sites Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, YouTube, and Prime Video.

Pricing (all in US$) and other specs are as follows.

Model Price (US$) Size (inches)
UltraBright Color Color Volume2 Processor VRR
P85QX-H1  2,999.99

85

3000 Quantum Color 180% IQ Ultra 48-120Hz
P75QX-H1  1,999.99

75

2800 Quantum Color 180% IQ Ultra 48-120Hz
P65QX-H1  1,499.99

65

3000 Quantum Color 180% IQ Ultra 48-120Hz
P75Q9-H1  1,699.99

75

1200 Quantum Color 120% IQ Ultra 48-120Hz
P65Q9-H1  1,199.99

65

1200 Quantum Color 120% IQ Ultra 48-120Hz
M65Q8-H1  749.99

65

800 Quantum Color 85% IQ Active 48-60Hz
M55Q8-H1  549.99

55

800 Quantum Color 85% IQ Active 48-60Hz
M65Q7-H1  699.99

65

600 Quantum Color 75% IQ Active 48-60Hz
M55Q7-H1  499.99

55

600 Quantum Color 75% IQ Active 48-60Hz
M50Q7-H1  399.99

50

400 Quantum Color 75% IQ Active 48-60Hz

VIZIO OLED TVs

Of course, the VIZIO’s Summer Showcase 2020 doesn’t end there. For the first-time, VIZIO will offer 4K HDR OLED Smart TVs.

Available in 55-inch and 65-inch models, VIZIO’s OLED TVs will offer everything you expect from an OLED panel — that is absolute black levels, intense color, infinite contrast, and unrivaled viewing angles.

It will also be equipped with their IQ Ultra processor for further picture quality enhancement with AI and machine-learning capabilities.

The VIZIO OLED 4K HDR SmartCast TV will be available this fall starting at US$ 1299.99 (55”)

New and improved Soundbars

To go along with all these new TVs is the new VIZIO Elevate Soundbar. It utilizes built-in Dolby Atmos and DTS:X decoding to breathe thrilling life-like audio through its 18 speakers across ten total channels creating incredibly immersive surround sound

The VIZIO OLED TV and VIZIO Elevate Sound Bar were literally made for each other. The Elevate docks securely onto the VIZIO OLED TV stand with a simple click. They go together whether they’re hung together on the wall or perched on a tabletop.

Rounding up the soundbar family are the V-Series 2.1, V-Series 5.1, and the M-Series All-in-One 2.1. Each one has  built-in Dolby Atmos and DTS:X as expected with varying levels of decibels for whatever type of room you need to fill audio with.

Pricing are as follows.

Series Model Price  Config Channels/Speakers Wireless Sub Output (SPL) HDMI Remote 
V-Series V21-H8 $ 179.99 2.1 3/3 5″ 96dB YES / ARC New Design
V51-H6 $ 249.99 5.1 6/6 5″ 96dB YES / ARC Backlit Design
M-Series M21d-H8 $ 149.99 2.1 3/6 No; 2x 3″ Built-in 98dB YES / ARC New Design
Elevate P514a-H6 $999.99 5.1.4 10/18 8″ 107dB YES/ 2 In/1 (eARC) Backlit Design

 

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iQOO 11 with ‘monster performance’ launches worldwide

Sleek gaming phone

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iQOO 11

iQOO, independent sub-brand of vivo, is doubling down on its performance-centric approach. Similar to the iQOO 9T, the brand spanking new iQOO 11 5G has honed in on providing the best performance on a flagship smartphone.

Monster power

Powering the device is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, making it one of the first smartphones in the world to sport the new chipset. The processor is promising to deliver peak CPU and GPU performance while still being power efficient.

Supporting the chip is 16GB of RAM(Expandable, +8GB) with 256GB of internal storage. To keep things humming it has a 5,000mAh battery along with support for 120W FlashCharge.

It’s also running Android 13 with FunTouch OS 13 Global on top.

Smooth screen

Gaming isn’t as fun on a subpar screen, that’s why the iQOO 11 5G has a 6.78-inch 2K E6 AMOLED display. It supports up to 144Hz refresh rate which is perfect for a smooth, fast, and responsive gameplay.

The phone should also look great while out and about under the bright sun as it reaches up to 1800 nits of brightness. It also  has a dual stereo speaker for good audio to complement what you see. It also has a Qualcomm Snapdragon Sound Certification.

Capable cameras

Photography isn’t too much of a focus but this phone is still packing a decent set.

  • 50MP f/1.88 GN5 Ultra-Sensing main camera
  • 8MP f/2.2 Ultra wide-angle camera
  • 13MP f/2.46 Telephoto and Portait camera
  • 16MP f/2.45 Selfie camera

It’s also capable of taking 4K Super Night Video along with plenty other camera features. These include Zero-Shutter-Lag Motion Snapshot, Night camera panning, Pure Night View, and more.

Availability

The iQOO 11 5G comes in two color variants: Alpha which is in black and has a glass back, and Legend which is made of vegan leather and comes in the striking BMW Motorsport design.

iQOO 11 will be launched in Indonesia and Malaysia on December 8, 2022, and will be available for purchase following the announcement.

The device will be launched in Thailand and available for purchase on December 15, 2022.

It will be launched in India on January 10, 2023, and will be available for purchase starting from January 13, 2023.

Price will vary per region. You may check with your local retailers.

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How Filipinos Google-searched this 2022

What were the top searches this year?

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The year 2022 has been nothing short of events that rocked the internet — from politics to sports, from pop culture to celebrities, and more. Google recently released its Year in Search 2022 which compiled the list of top items Filipinos searched for in the calendar year, and familiar search terms have emerged on top.

This year in Trending Searches, Filipinos keyed in “Halalan 2022”, “VaxCertPh”, and “precinct finder” the most, in that order.

Hit game Wordle came in at no. 4, while another, Axie Infinity, ranked no. 9. Shows like All of Us Are Dead, Encanto, and the keywords “Jeffrey Dahmer” also made the Top 10 list at no. 5, no. 8, and no. 10, respectively.

Rounding out the list is “Warriors vs Celtics” at no. 6, which of course was the 2022 NBA Finals series won by Golden State, and “Ukraine” at no. 7 due to the country’s on-going conflict against Russia.

To give you a better picture of how Filipinos searched in Google this year, here’s a complete rundown of each list:

Overall Top Trending Searches

  1. Halalan 2022
  2. VaxCertPh
  3. precinct finder
  4. Wordle
  5. All of Us Are Dead
  6. Warriors vs Celtics
  7. Ukraine
  8. Encanto
  9. Axie Infinity
  10. Jeffrey Dahmer

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  1. Halalan 2022
  2. VaxCertPh
  3. precinct finder
  4. Ukraine
  5. Monkeypox
  6. NATO
  7. Gwyneth Chua
  8. presidential race update
  9. Ethylene Oxide
  10. Bagyong Karding update

Korean Series

All of Us Are Dead

  1. All of Us Are Dead
  2. Extraordinary Attorney Woo
  3. Business Proposal
  4. Alchemy of Souls
  5. Twenty-Five Twenty-One
  6. Big Mouth
  7. Our Beloved Summer
  8. Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area
  9. Sh**ting Stars
  10. Happiness

Sports

  1. Warriors vs Celtics
  2. Warriors vs Mavericks
  3. Heat vs Celtics
  4. NBA standings 2022
  5. Grizzlies vs Warriors
  6. Golden State Warriors vs Boston
  7. PBA schedule
  8. NBA playoffs
  9. NBA draft 2022
  10. ​​Deanna Wong

TV Shows or Series

  1. All of Us Are Dead
  2. Extraordinary Attorney Woo
  3. Business Proposal
  4. Alchemy of Souls
  5. Euphoria
  6. Twenty-Five Twenty-One
  7. Big Mouth
  8. Manifest
  9. Our Beloved Summer
  10. The Summer I Turned Pretty

Song Lyrics

  1. We Don’t Talk About Bruno
  2. Sun And Moon
  3. Mahika
  4. Babalik Sa’yo
  5. Easy On Me
  6. Repeat
  7. Favorite Girl
  8. Pano
  9. Angel Baby
  10. Paraluman

Games

  1. Wordle
  2. Axie Infinity
  3. Arceus X
  4. Razer Gold
  5. Tower of Fantasy
  6. Jollymax
  7. Lost Ark
  8. Anime Adventures codes
  9. Flyff Universe
  10. MIR4

Male Personalities

  1. Ricci Rivero
  2. Johnny Depp
  3. Park Solomon
  4. Tyler Poarch
  5. Chris Rock
  6. Juancho Hernangomez
  7. Ahn Hyo-seop
  8. Jordan Clarkson
  9. Andrew Garfield
  10. Adam Levine

Female Personalities

  1. Amber Heard
  2. Kris Aquino
  3. Deanna Wong
  4. Anna Delvey
  5. Kate Moss
  6. Sofia Carson
  7. Xyriel Manabat
  8. Cara Delevingne
  9. Alba Baptista
  10. Bella Racelis

Movies

Mi TV P1

  1. Encanto
  2. Incantation
  3. Eternals
  4. Purple Hearts
  5. Thor: Love and Thunder
  6. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
  7. Turning Red
  8. Black Adam
  9. More Than Blue
  10. Spider-Man: No Way Home

Losses

  1. Queen Elizabeth II
  2. Cherie Gil
  3. Susan Roces
  4. Aaron Carter
  5. Technoblade
  6. Shinzo Abe
  7. Percy Lapid
  8. Kim Mi-soo
  9. Yoo Ju-eun
  10. Betty White
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Dimensity 8200 brings flagship specs to midrange

Phones coming later this month

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At the start of the month, several Chinese brands postponed their much-awaited launches in light of the passing of a political figure in China. Naturally, these brands are scrambling to find new dates for their new products. Now is finally time for one of them to emerge from the shadows. MediaTek has launched the new Dimensity 8200.

Built for higher-end smartphones, the Dimensity 8200 offers flagship-level performance for cheaper price tags. Inside, the chipset sports four Arm Cortex-A78 cores going up to 3.1GHz, while supported by a Mali-G610 GPU. It also has an AI processing unit for more intelligent tasks.

Improving gaming performance, the chipset comes with a HyperEngine 6.0 system. Complemented with Intelligent Display Sync 2.0, smartphones with the chipset automatically adjusts refresh rate and framerate to accommodate gaming based on the game. It can also support 120Hz WQHD+ and 180Hz Full HD+ displays.

For cameras, the Dimensity 8200 features the Imagiq 785 ISP, a processor capable of supporting up to 320-megapixel photos. It can shoot 14-bit HDR videos using three cameras simultaneously. The AI processing unit can also reduce noise in low-light conditions.

Naturally, the new chipset can support sub-6GHz 5G and Wi-Fi 6E connections. It also has Bluetooth LE Audio technology to support clear audio using wireless setups.

Currently, MediaTek has not announced any smartphones which will carry the chipset. However, the brand promises new phones coming later this month.

SEE ALSO: Dimensity 1080 improves MediaTek’s 5G lineup

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