VIZIO Announces Filmmaker Mode Will Launch with 2020 Smart TV Collection

VIZIO, Inc. announced plans to incorporate Filmmaker Mode™ into VIZIO’s 2020 Smart TV product lineup. In partnership with the UHD Alliance (UHDA), along with Hollywood studios, members of the filmmaking community, and other leaders in consumer electronics, VIZIO will integrate this new viewing mode to provide audiences with the cinematic experience each filmmaker originally intended.

VIZIO is supporting this industry initiative by incorporating the standards developed by the UHDA for Filmmaker Mode, which will allow viewers to optimize their UHD TVs for a more cinematic experience. The new mode will adjust the picture quality settings so the movie or television show can be displayed as it was intended by the filmmaker. At an event on August 27, the UHDA announced the new standard, which will be consistent across the television industry.

“Joining the UHD Alliance’s Filmmaker Mode initiative was immediately compelling and our team is fully embracing this new industry standard to ensure viewers can experience content the way it was intended,” said Bill Baxter, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. “At VIZIO, we are constantly innovating by integrating meaningful features and technologies into our TVs and Sound Bars and partnering with other leaders to provide stronger, smart features for an unmatched entertainment experience.”

Starting with models in its 2020 Smart TV lineup, VIZIO will provide consumers with access to the benefits of Filmmaker Mode along with all of the other great benefits that VIZIO products offer. The addition is a natural extension for the company; VIZIO continuously enhances its TV and audio products to deliver a best-in-class experience for consumers at the best price possible.


VIZIO’s mission is to deliver the ultimate entertainment experience through our community of connected consumers. Through our connected entertainment platform, VIZIO is transforming the way consumers discover and experience content. Since our founding in California in 2002, VIZIO has built an industry-leading brand of products, including televisions, sound bars and other devices. VIZIO is a leading HDTV company, and America’s #1 Sound Bar Brand1 in America. VIZIO product leadership is highlighted by a number of industry reviews and awards; the 2018 collection was the most awarded in company history. The 2018 VIZIO SmartCast E-, P-, and P-Series Quantum TVs earned Editors’ Choice awards2. VIZIO’s 2018 P-Series earned Wirecutter, a New York Times company’s “Best LCD/LED TV,” and the P-Series Quantum earned their “Alternate Pick”3. The 2019 P-Series Quantum X has already received a Best of CES 2019 award from both CNET4 and Digital Trends5. The SB3621n-E8 sound bar still holds a 9.1 score and an Editor’s Choice from CNET6. They also described the SB36512 Home Theater Sound System with Dolby Atmos as “Excellent,” awarding it 4 out of 5 stars7. Wirecutter8 similarly named VIZIO’s SB46514 Home Theater Sound System with Dolby Atmos as the “Best Sound Bar,” while they named the SB3651 sound bar their “Best Budget Pick”.

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1 Source: The NPD Group, Inc., U.S. Weekly Retail Tracking Service, Sound Bars, Based on Units, Feb. 4, 2018 – Apr. 6, 2019
2 Visit for full reviews for the VIZIO SmartCast P-Series Quantum (published: July 25, 2018), VIZIO SmartCast P-Series (published: July 15, 2018) and VIZIO SmartCast E-Series (published: August 21, 2018)
3 Visit for the Best LCD/LED TV (published: August 31, 2018)
4 Visit for the Best of CES 2019
5 Visit for the Best of CES 2019
6 Visit for the full VIZIO SB3621 review (published August 21, 2017)
7 Visit for the full VIZIO SB36512 review (published April 5, 2019)
8 Visit for the full article (published September 11, 2018)