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VIZIO V585x-H1 58″ 4K HDR Smart TV Review


VIZIO V585x-H1 58″ 4K HDR Smart TV Review

By Olin Coles

Manufacturer: VIZIO, Inc.
Product Name: V-Series 58″ Class 4K HDR Smart TV
Model Number: V585x-H1
UPC: 845226019159
Price As Tested: $298 (VIZIO | Walmart)

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article was provided by VIZIO.

Three years ago, I was introduced to VIZIO’s SmartCast M-Series HDTVs. At that time 4K (2160p) displays were the mainstream standard, with HDR (High Dynamic Range) being the new must-have feature for Ultra-HD home theater displays. Since then, 4K HDR Smart TV’s with improved Stream/Casting features have become the market standard.

For the 2021 model year, VIZIO has adapted by dividing their HDTV product lines between value-driven and premium-feature consumers. For under $300 you get a 58-inch 4K UHD display loaded with HDR10+ support, SmartCast 4.0 technology, 802.11n Dual Band Wi-Fi, and VIZIO’s new V-Gaming Engine featuring Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) and AMD FreeSync. In this review, I test the $298 VIZIO V585x-H1 58″ 4K HDR Smart TV.

VIZIO V585x-H1 4K HDR Smart TV Front Color

VIZIO V585x-H1 Features & Specifications

(Provided by VIZIO. Complete specification at V585x-H1 product webpage.)

Key Specs

  • HDTV Class Size: 58″
  • Screen Size (Measured Diagonally): 57.5″ / 1473.2mm
  • Smart Platform: VIZIO SmartCast 4.0
  • High Dynamic Range: Dolby Vision, HDR10+, HDR10, HLG
  • Wide Color Gamut: Ultra Color Spectrum
  • Resolution: 4K – 3840 x 2160p @ 60Hz
  • UHD Upscale Engine: Spatial Scaling Engine
  • Display Processor: VIZIO IQ Active
  • Backlight Type: Full Array LED
  • UHD Codec Support: VP9 and HEVC (H.265)
  • Gaming Engine: V-Gaming Engine
  • Built-in Wi-Fi: 802.11n Dual Band

Inputs

  • HDMI 2.1 Ports: 3 (side)
  • Composite: 1 (rear)
  • Ethernet: 1 (rear)
  • USB Ports: 1 (side)
  • TV Tuner: Yes – Over The Air

Outputs

  • ARC: HDMI 2.1 eARC
  • Analog Audio Out: 1 (rear)
  • Digital Audio Out (SPDIF): 1 (rear)

VIZIO V585x-H1 Overview

This review covers the 58″ VIZIO V585x-H1 model, which joins a wide selection of value-priced 4K displays available in the following size classes: 40″, 43″ 50″, 55″, 58″, 60″ 65″, 70″, and 75″. VIZIO’s entire V-Series shares identical performance hardware features and connectivity options, regardless of panel size-class. Each arrives with a one-year VIZIO Parts & Labor warranty, and free Lifetime Technical Support.

VIZIO V585x-H1 4K HDR Smart TV Front

Panels on VIZIO V-series displays deliver a 60 Hz effective refresh rate, and presented in 16:9 aspect ratio. VIZIO’s proprietary Ultra Color Spectrum technology delivers a wide color gamut, and offers a dynamic contrast ratio of 200,000:1. VIZIO V-Series black levels are reproduced by a full-array local dimming solution, which is to be expected considering their value pricing. VIZIO’s M- and P-series panels offer increasingly-impressive local dimming zones that deliver incredible black levels – for an added price.

VIZIO V585x-H1 4K HDR Smart TV Right Corner

This 58″ VIZIO V585x-H1 model measures 51.38″ x 32.43″ x 10.24″ (1305.05 mm x 823.72 mm x 260.1 mm) with the stands installed, and weighs 32-lbs (14.6 Kg). Without the stands, this display measures 51.38″ x 30.02″ x 3.39″ (1305.05 mm x 762.51 mm x 86.11 mm) for panel only.

If you plan to wall-mount this display, the VESA-compliant mounting pattern measures 300 mm x 300 mm, and accepts M6 screws up to 14 mm long. The viewable angle for V-Series panels is 178° horizontal, and 178° vertical.

VIZIO V585x-H1 4K HDR Smart TV Left Corner

All 2021 V-Series home theater displays feature 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz dual band 802.11n Wi-Fi. Users wo are in need of Bluetooth or 802.11ac connectivity should look to VIZIO’s M- or P-Series HDTVs.

With such a streamlined feature package, power consumption is one area where the V-series shines. In standby mode, power consumption is a miserly half-watt or less for this 58″ display. During typical use, power consumption rises to only 90 Watts for the VIZIO V585x-H1 model. Energy Guide estimates $20 yearly cost based on 5 hours/day.

VIZIO V585x-H1 Detailed Features

Smart TV’s have come a long way since their introduction, and VIZIO’s SmartCast 4.0 technology proves that point with widespread compatibility for their budget V-series lineup. Every popular streaming app is supported, but if you find yourself wanting to ‘cast’ to the TV from another device, it can be done from any of the following platforms: Android 4.4+, iOS 9.0+, Mac OS 10.9+, Chrome 28+, and Windows 7+.

VIZIO V585x-H1 4K HDR Smart TV Back

While offered to the value market, the backside of V-series Smart TVs deliver some premium features not typically available at this price segment. 4K HDR panels aside, you get a wide array of connectivity options: three HDMI 2.1 ports, Composite, Ethernet, USB 2.0, and an over-the-air TV tuner – something not available on many 4K displays. Two rear/bottom-firing 10W speakers offer decent audio output, with good mid and high-range reproduction.

VIZIO V585x-H1 4K HDR Smart TV Connections

Outputs on the V-series include three HDMI 2.1 ports with eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel), a Digital Audio output (TOSLINK, S/PDIF), and an Analog Audio output to enable sound to a wide variety of legacy home theater devices. The USB 2.0 port is specified for storage devices formatted with a FAT32 partition, but NTFS also works.

VIZIO V585x-H1 4K HDR Smart TV Ports

VIZIO’s SmartCast mobile app is available for those who keep a device handy at all times, but for everyone else the XRT140 remote control is more than capable. This remote adds six quick-launch buttons at the top, along with a Watch Free button to browse over-the-air and streaming stations. Two Duracell AAA batteries are included for the remote. If all else fails, a basic set of power, volume, and input select buttons are available at the side of the display.VIZIO XRT140 Remote Control Topr

V-Series 4K HDR Smart TV Conclusion

Much of 2020 has been spent at home, with plenty of free time consumed by seeking relief in front of the TV. These conditions push value to the forefront of consumer concerns, and place added interest in the market segment. VIZIO’s 2021 V-series models account for this, and strike the ideal balance of premium features with budget-friendly pricing. For under $300 you get a 58-inch 4K UHD display with HDR10+ support, versatile casting compatibility, full streaming service support, a wide variety of input and output connections, and VIZIO’s new V-Gaming Engine featuring Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) with AMD FreeSync.

As I evaluated the VIZIO V585x-H1, it was difficult to avoid comparisons to the M-series products that I already own. Really, there were only two standout features missing from V-series: 1) Wireless-AC compatibility, which, if I’m being honest, has no perceivable impact on streaming service quality when compared against Wireless-N, and 2) local dimming zones for darker black levels, which are actually still nice and dark with full-array local dimming.

I’ve handled this 58″ VIZIO V585x-H1 display more than most people will handle their home theater television during its entire product lifetime. I’ve wall mounted it, and moved it to three different table top locations. I’ve turned it over several times, and handled it while going up and down stairs. This display is very rigid, and quite durable.

VIZIO provides a one-year warranty to the original purchaser against defect in materials and workmanship for non-commercial usage and ninety (90) days of commercial use. Limited technical support is provided for the life of this product. If a SmartCast M-series product covered by warranty is defective, VIZIO will either repair or replace the unit. Consumers may reach VIZIO technical support at [email protected], or by telephone at 877-698-4946.

In conclusion, I recommend the 2021 VIZIO V-series displays for budget-minded consumers wanting a versatile 4K Smart HDTV with HDR10+ and a full compliment of streaming services and casting compatibility. Heading into Black Friday priced at only $298 (VIZIO | Walmart) for this 58″ model, you cannot possibly go wrong.


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