Vizio’s new TVs go back to built-in apps and a normal remote control
A little over one year ago, Vizio tried to reinvent the TV user experience by taking menus off the screen, getting rid of built-in apps, and letting Google’s Chromecast (and your smartphone) control pretty much everything. They even included an Android tablet in the box.
It was a very short-lived experiment. A tablet, it turns out, isn’t a good remote after all.
Today Vizio is introducing its 2017 P-Series and M-Series 4K HDR displays. Their outward designs are basically identical to last year: the P-Series is still silver, and the M-Series is still black. The company says they deliver a better picture than ever before. But the way that you use them will feel a lot more familiar to just about everyone. There are actual menus now. You…