Before the console launch of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, some gamers are still feverishly looking for the right TV. A new, inexpensive OLED model would be perfect for this – but there is a big problem for German customers.

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Great picture for a small price: Vizio introduces new OLED television

If you are looking for a new television with a clever picture, you will either choose an OLED or QLED model. The problem is that these televisions usually cost a lot of money. For a brand new, technically up-to-date OLED television, depending on the size, you can often spend between 1,500 and 2,000 euros, but for QLED models, TCL now offers an inexpensive alternative to Samsung products.

But what about OLED televisions? Here you can always find offers for around 1,000 to 1,200 euros, but these are mostly discontinued models that have already been two years under their belt – current versions are the exception.

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US manufacturer Vizio is now providing a remedy. The company presented its first two OLED televisions at this year's CES, but at the time was still keeping the price behind the scenes. But now we know: Both the 55-inch and 65-inch models are real price hit. For the smaller model, the equivalent of 1,018 euros is currently due, while the big brother costs 1,613 euros.

Vizio doesn't seem to have cut back on the rest of the equipment either. Both 4K TVs support all major HDR standards (HDR 10, HDR 10+, HLG, Dolby Vision), offer an HDMI 2.1 connection, support VRR, which minimizes image tearing, and offer a maximum refresh rate of 120 Hz – are therefore ideal for playing with the Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5.

New OLED television for Xbox Series X and PS5: Currently not available in Germany

For customers from Germany, however, the whole thing has a catch. Vizio currently only offers the two televisions in Mexico, the United States of America and Canada – Germany comes out empty-handed. Whether the US manufacturer will offer OLED televisions in Europe at a later date remains to be seen – in the past, however, Vizio has almost never made this effort. We keep our fingers crossed that the television company will decide differently this time.

Robert Kohlick
Robert Kohlick, GIGA expert for gaming hardware, PCs and laptops.

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