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Vizio's 65-inch 4K Smart TV on sale for $698 has voice control and Chromecast built in

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Vizio TV (Image credit: Vizio)

Walmart has the Vizio 65-inch M Series Quantum 4K Smart TV (opens in new tab) for a low price of $698. This is a 2020 model that is selling out as Vizio gears up for the 2021 lineup. This price is $80 off what it normally goes for. It's so low this version, the M65Q8-H1, is basically the same price as the M65Q7-H1 (opens in new tab), the version that's a step behind. You get better local dimming zones and much more brightness, so overall way better image quality, with the M8 TV that's on sale here.

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Includes active full-array backlighting with Vizio's Quantum Color, 90 local dimming zones, and 800 nits of brightness for cinematic images. Supports Dolby Vision HDR and has the IQ Active Processor for superior processing and 4K upscaling.

The Vizio really hits a sweet spot for price and features. You're paying less than $700 and getting 4K with local dimming zones, a solid smart platform, and even tech like Chromecast built into it.

For image quality, the Vizio has a ton of different features to enhance it. For one thing, you start with Vizio's IQ Active processor. This thing is super fast and delivers superior picture processing. You can upscale non-4K content to 4K and ensure everything you watch is in that different resolution. You'll also get 90 local dimming zones with active full array backlighting, and dimming zones are essential so your TV can adjust and match lighting to watch's on screen.

For more cinematic imagery, the TV supports Dolby Vision HDR and has UltraBright 800 tech for 800 nits of brightness. You need good brightness to really make use of HDR in the first place, and this TV is fantastically bright. Dolby Vision and the other HDR supported, including HDR10+ and HLG, heighten contrasts and enhance dramatic imagery for you.

With the ProGaming Engine and AMD FreeSync technology, the Vizio is also a great option for gamers. FreeSync helps keep your gameplay smooth, and the engine automatically optimizes your settings when you switch to an Xbox or PlayStation.

The TV has Chromecast and Apple AirPlay compatibility built in. You can stream from any mobile device straight to the TV to watch on the big screen. The TV remote also comes with a voice-activated search button. If that's not enough for you, adding this TV as a skill to Alexa's app or something similar could enhance your productivity.

J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now for Thrifter. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.