In 2020, Vizio released the new P-Series Quantum (PQ9) television set. So, how does this TV fare for playing videogames on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X as well as other videogame systems? You can find out in this comparison guide.
The P-Series Quantum 2020 TV is great for playing video games on the PS5, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X. The television set comes with 2 HDMI 2.1 ports with support for 120Hz, Dolby Vision and variable refresh rate. You will also get low input lag when game mode is enabled in addition to high HDR brightness in a vast majority of scenes.
In terms of older consoles, the PQ9 is also great for playing HDMI gaming systems (PS3, PS4, PS4 Pro, Wii U, Switch, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox One S and Xbox One X). You can also connect older home consoles (NES, Super NES, Nintendo 64, Gamecube PS1, PS2 and Xbox) as the television comes with an antenna and composite input.
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Does the Vizio P-Series Quantum 2020 TV have HDMI 2.1 ports?
The new Vizio P-Series Quantum 2020 TV comes with two HDMI 2.1 ports, which is located at HDMI Port #3 and HDMI Port #4. Since the screen supports a native refresh rate of 120 Hz, you should be able to play games at up to 120 frames per second on the PS5, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X. The television set also supports variable refresh rate, which helps with removing screen tearing and stabilizing inconsistent frame rates on the next-generation consoles.
Vizio P-Series Quantum 2020 TV’s HDR Capabilities
In terms of high dynamic range capabilities, the P-Series Quantum supports Dolby Vision, which is being used by the Xbox Series consoles. The TV is also compatible with HDR10, HDR10+ and wide color gamut.
When it comes to HDR brightness levels, the PQ9 series can get very bright in a vast majority of scenes as it can reach 797 nits at HDR Real Scene Peak Brightness and as high as 1028 nits at HDR Sustained 10% Window according to tests done by RTINGS.com.
The television is a little inconsistent, however, as its high dynamic range brightness can fall below our recommend level of 500 nits at HDR Peak 100% Window and HDR Sustained 100% Window. With that said, it doesn’t go too far below that threshold.
You can find the HDR brightness levels below (via RTINGS):
- HDR Real Scene Peak Brightness: 797 cd/m²
- HDR Peak 2% Window: 1005 cd/m²
- HDR Peak 10% Window: 1045 cd/m²
- HDR Peak 25% Window: 783 cd/m²
- HDR Peak 50% Window: 572 cd/m²
- HDR Peak 100% Window: 497 cd/m²
- HDR Sustained 2% Window: 991 cd/m²
- HDR Sustained 10% Window: 1028 cd/m²
- HDR Sustained 25% Window: 780 cd/m²
- HDR Sustained 50% Window: 571 cd/m²
- HDR Sustained 100% Window: 495 cd/m²
- HDR ABL: 0.044
Vizio P-Series Quantum 2020 TV’s Input Lag
The P-Series Quantum 2020 comes with an Auto Game Mode, which automatically reduces input lag. According to RTINGS, the latency is 13.7 ms at 1080p/60Hz, 1440p/60Hz and 4K/60Hz/HDR. You will also get 13.8 ms at 4K/60Hz and 4K/60Hz/4:4:4.
You will most likely be using 4K/60Hz/HDR to play PS5 and Xbox Series X games and 1440p/60Hz for Series S games.
You can find the input lag test results for the P-Series Quantum 2020 below (via RTINGS):
- 1080p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled): 13.7 ms
- 1080p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Disabled): 109.4 ms
- 1440p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled): 13.7 ms
- 4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled): 13.8 ms
- 4K resolution, 60 Hz refresh rate and 10-bit HDR (Game Mode Enabled): 13.7 ms
- 4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Disabled): 109.1 ms
- 4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (With Interpolation): 130.4 ms
- 4K resolution and 60 Hz at 4:4:4: 13.8 ms
Is the P-Series Quantum 2020 TV good for PS5, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X?
The Vizio P-Series Quantum 2020 is a great gaming TV for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X as it comes with HDMI 2.1 ports, 120Hz native display, support for Dolby Vision, support for variable refresh rate in addition to having very low input lag. The HDR brightness levels are also very high in most scenes.
Is the P-Series Quantum 2020 TV good for Switch, PS4, and Xbox One?
The aforementioned advantages, such as low input lag and high HDR brightness levels, and should also apply to older HDMI consoles like the Wii U, Switch, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One (the PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One S and Xbox One X support HDR gaming).
Legacy Consoles Support
The Vizio P-Series Quantum 2020 Television comes with an antenna and composite input. You can use the antenna for the NES, Super NES and Sega Genesis. The composite can be used for the PS1, PS2, Nintendo 64, Gamecube and Xbox.
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