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Vizio OLED Review

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The Vizio OLED 2020’s incredible contrast ratio, great viewing angles, and outstanding motion handling make it a great gaming TV. Unfortunately, it’s held back by a risk of burn-in, low peak brightness, and a non-functioning VRR. If you’re interested in a budget-level TV that also has an excellent contrast ratio, consider the Vizio P Series Quantum X.

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Critics agree that the Vizio OLED 2020’s incredible contrast ratio, great viewing angles, excellent picture quality, wide color gamut, and outstanding motion handling make it…

Critics agree that the Vizio OLED 2020’s incredible contrast ratio, great viewing angles, excellent picture quality, wide color gamut, and outstanding motion handling make it a great gaming TV, especially if you’re gaming in a dark room or playing a dark survival horror game. However, it’s held back by a risk of burn-in (so don’t leave the game paused for too long), low peak brightness, and a non-functioning VRR (variable refresh rate). Try comparing this with the Vizio M7 Series Quantum 2020, a good TV for quick viewing that has wide viewing angles.

Picture Quality


  • Reviewers loved how the Vizio OLED 2020 displays 4K pictures perfectly. They also loved that the TV upscaled lower-resolution content without any issues either, making the TV one of the best for picture quality, according to them.


  • The Vizio OLED 2020 sports excellent color accuracy combined with a good color gamut, according to analysts. They liked how the TV covers about 97% of the DCI P3 color space and 75% of the more expansive Rec 2020 color space.


  • Top critics praised the black uniformity of the Vizio OLED 2020. Because the TV can turn individual pixels on and off, blacks are displayed perfectly with no visible blooming or flashlighting around bright objects.


  • The Vizio OLED 2020 has mediocre peak brightness, according to top evaluators. They were disappointed with the TV’s lackluster SDR brightness (265 nits), and while HDR brightness is better (560 nits), it cannot maintain that level if large areas of the screen are occupied with images. For better SDR peak brightness, try the Vizio M7 Series Quantum 2020.


  • Experts lauded the infinite contrast ratio of the Vizio OLED 2020. Because of this, the TV can display the deepest blacks and the whitest whites, which is especially important if you’re watching TV in a dark room.


  • The Vizio OLED 2020 can display bright objects and subtitles near-perfectly, according to experts. They enjoyed that the Vizio OLED 2020 can dim pixels individually, which is why it can display subtitles and bright objects so accurately.


  • Top evaluators were impressed with the Vizio OLED 2020’s gaming features. They liked the low input lag and slick motion handling it offers, which makes gaming more seamless.
    • However, they criticized the non-functioning VRR, which makes the screen susceptible to tearing.


  • The Vizio OLED 2020 has outstanding HDR capabilities, according to top critics. They valued how HDR movies played well thanks to perfect black levels and that Gaming is a breeze thanks to the fast response time.
    • However, they found the low peak brightness to be one thing holding the TV back from true HDR greatness.


  • Analysts liked the motion performance of the Vizio OLED 2020. They found that the TV’s ‘Clear Action’ setting reduced the already almost non-existent motion blur.
    • However, they found this setting did limit the already limited brightness.


  • The Vizio OLED 2020 has a native 120Hz refresh rate, according to top reviewers, which is good if you’re a gamer.
    • However, they also found that the proposed VRR (variable refresh rate) doesn’t work as it should, making your screen prone to tears while gaming.


  • Top reviewers acclaimed the Vizio OLED 2020’s near-instant response time. They measured between 0.2 milliseconds and 3.1 milliseconds, which resulted in almost no motion blur.
    • However, they did find some overshooting in dark scene transitions, resulting in artifacts.

Viewing Angle

  • The Vizio OLED 2020, unlike its cousin the Vizio P Series Quantum X, has excellent viewing angles, according to reviewers from both Rtings and Cnet. They loved how color washout doesn’t occur until about 50 degrees, while brightness loss occurs at about 69 degrees.


  • Critics were disappointed that the Vizio OLED 2020 does have a risk of burn-in. This is because it’s an OLED TV. They commented that varied content poses no threat, but a long-paused game or using the TV as a computer screen could cause image retention.



  • The Vizio OLED 2020’s stand is cumbersome and annoying, according to analysts. This is because, when attached, it measures over 21 inches long and extends over 4 inches in front and behind the TV.


  • Top experts liked that the top half of the TV’s back is metal while the bottom is textured plastic. They also liked that you could remove these plastic panels for a cable management system.
    • But they did note that these plastic panels are a bit challenging to remove, though.


  • The Vizio OLED 2020 has skinny borders, which top evaluators liked. They measure 0.35 inches (0.9 centimeters) and shouldn’t be too distracting.


  • Product testers admired the thinness of the Vizio OLED 2020, which they measured to be about 2.01 inches (5.1 centimeters). They concluded that if you decide to wall-mount it, it shouldn’t stick out very much.



  • The Vizio OLED 2020 has a tuner for an HDTV antenna. Experts were neutral about this feature because it’s still commonplace in most TVs.


  • Top analysts were neutral about the available inputs on the Vizio OLED 2020. It comes with 4 HDMI ports, 1 USB port, the tuner, and an ethernet port. They were neutral because this port selection is relatively standard, missing just one USB port.


  • The Vizio OLED 2020 has a disappointing remote, most top critics found. This is because the remote control has no voice control. If you want to control it with voice, you need to pair it with a smart home system.

Smart TV


  • Reviewers appreciated the large number of apps that come with the TV. These include Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Redbox, and Hulu, to name a few.
    • However, they were dismayed that you cannot download more.


  • The Vizio OLED 2020 lets you cast whatever you like from your mobile, and most streaming services can play in 4K UHD, which reviewers enjoyed.
    • However, browsing through the selection can be tiring, as reviewers found the smoothness to be sub-par.


  • Leading critics were, for the most part, impressed with the interface. This is because it runs pretty smoothly and is easy to navigate.
    • They did point out, though, that the Vizio SmartCast system does tend to crash.

Sound Quality


  • The Vizio OLED 2020 comes with 30-watt speakers, according to leading analysts, which means the TV can get quite loud. This made them happy, as the TV does have decent distortion performance at higher volumes.


  • Experts weren’t impressed with the bass the Vizio OLED 2020 produced. While it is there, it won’t get any rumble, boom, or thump out of it. Therefore, they concluded it best to invest in a soundbar.


  • The Vizio OLED 2020’s overall sound quality is pretty good, according to most evaluators. The TV has a decent frequency response, which means the sound is well-balanced, especially in the mid-range.

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Reasons to Buy

  • Incredible Contrast Ratio
  • Fantastic Viewing Angles
  • Great Picture Quality
  • Wide Color Gamut
  • Very Smooth Motion Handling
  • Risks of Burn-In
  • Low Peak Brightness
  • No VRR support

Reasons to Avoid


  • Backlight Type
  • Display Type
  • HDMI Inputs
  • HDR Format
    HDR10, HDR10+
  • LED Panel Type
  • Max Resolution
    3840 x 2160
  • Refresh Rate
    120 hz
  • Screen size
    55 inches
  • Smart Platform
  • Sync Technology
    AMD FreeSync, G-Sync
  • VRR


The Vizio OLED 2020 is the brand’s high-end OLED TV released in 2020. Thanks to its excellent contrast ratio, it promises to deliver deeper blacks over traditional OLED TVs and other high-end models, which is great for HDR movie watching both in the dark and in a well-lit room. In addition, the Vizio OLED 2020 boasts a 4k display that upscales well, perfect black uniformity, and a comprehensive and accurate color gamut. Keep reading our Vizio OLED 2020 review to learn more about what top experts said, and don’t forget to check out other top of the line TVs available right now.

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