Vizio's been awfully busy since we last heard from them, updating three product lines with a total of 31 new HDTVs. The XVT series are more high-end, the M series is more about style, and the E is eco-friendly.
The XVT line will use some new Vizio tech to get the sharpest picture possible, including "Smooth Motion" and "Smart Dimming" technology as well as something called "TruLED." They'll range from 32-inch to 55-inch and will probably be the priciest in the family.
The M series, with a JAVA design, is modeled after wood picture frames and are a mere quarter-inch thick, clearly attempting to be Vizio's style line. And finally, the E series is Vizio's most energy-efficient line yet, as much as 20% below Energy Star standards. Full presser below. [Vizio]
VIZIO America's #1 HDTV Company Delivers NEW High Performance TV Collection
- Number One shipper of Flat Panel HDTVs in USA unveils wide range of high-
performance, high-value televisions
- Flagship Extreme VIZIO Technology, XVT™ Series advances television's state of the
art with NEW TruLED™ and 240Hz SPS™ (scenes per second), and Thin Line™ 120Hz
models. (New XVT Models are in 55 - 32" screen sizes)
- JAVA™ designer collection within the NEW "M" Series combines high style with Full HD
1080P resolution and 120Hz with Smooth Motion™ LCD HDTVs (New M Series Models
are in 47 - 32" screen sizes)
- "E" Series provide energy efficient EcoHD™ (20% below Energy Star 3.0), essential
performance and exceptional value in small to mid screen sizes (New E Series Models
are in 42 – 19" sizes)
- All models are energy efficient, meeting and exceeding Energy Star 3.0 requirements
Irvine, CA – June 8, 2009 — VIZIO, America's #1 HDTV and Consumer Electronics
Company, has unveiled its 2009 TV product lineup, with 31 new models in three product
groups. With a comprehensive range that includes cutting-edge Smart Dimming™
backlight TruLED™ LCD technology, high-style/high performance products, and the best
everyday value HDTVs, VIZIO's products are energy efficient, with each earning and
exceeding Energy Star 3.0 qualification. Product releases are scheduled throughout the
year, with numerous products now in-store and due to hit shelves soon.
"VIZIO's 2009 line of LCD HDTVs advances our mission to deliver the most advanced
video and audio technologies to our customers with unequalled value and style," says
Laynie Newsome, VIZIO Co-Founder and VP Sales and Marketing Communications.
"Our customers have come to expect superior performance and design from VIZIO, and
this new line has unprecedented value in every screen size."
Superior Performance Video & Audio
This year's Extreme VIZIO Technology XVT™ series again advances VIZIO performance
with a Full HD 1080p lineup featuring both 120Hz with Thin Line™ stylish designs and
240Hz SPS models using Smooth Motion™ technology, with the most sophisticated
models incorporating TruLED and Smart Dimming™ backlight technology. In all models,
VIZIO has integrated USB video inputs that are enhanced and offer high quality 1080p
video playback, along with Mega Dynamic Contrast Ratio™ of up to 2,000,000:1 makes
for incredible black levels and almost three-dimensional imagery, they also include
advanced user interface control with picture in picture and picture on picture
functionality. VIZIO XVT models all include a universal learning backlit remote control.
All models have superior audio, thanks to SRS Labs Technology with TruSurround
HD™, which enhances clarity and produces surround sound without external speakers,
and TruVolume™, which eliminates annoying volume fluctuations when switching
channels or when commercials come on and off.
Full HD in New Colors and Styles
VIZIO's designer lines combine 1080p Full HD performance with distinctive looking
designs such as the VL series brushed JAVA™ color treatment, and VT series TVs that
resemble luxurious wood picture frames to bring a stylish touch to consumers' viewing
environments. Select models feature a 120Hz refresh rate with Smooth Motion
technology, as well as VIZIO's new USB Multi-Media Feature that can display MPEG-2,
H.264 and WMV9 video, JPEG photos, and MP3 music from a thumb drive or FAT32
hard drive. Many models have VIZIO's new "Pause Live TV" feature, which allows
viewers to pause their programs without the need for a separate cable or satellite box.
VIZIO's Mega Dynamic Contrast Ratio™ of up to 50,000:1 increases contrast ratio and
picture quality, providing incredibly deep blacks. Each model also has multiple HDMI
inputs and many include a side panel HDMI Game or Camera Input Port.
HDTV Value in Every Size
With screen sizes ranging from 19" to 32", VIZIO's "E" series HDTVs provide incredible
value in small to midsized packages with stylish white or black piano colored bezels.
Many of these sets offer Full HD 1080p performance, and all utilize SRS Labs'
TruSurround technology to provide superior audio. Some models feature VIZIO's
EcoHD™ technology, which lowers energy consumption as much as 20% below Energy
Star 3.0 standards.
VIZIO, Inc., "Where Vision Meets Value," headquartered in Irvine, California, is
America's HDTV Company and Consumer Electronics Company. In 2007, VIZIO
skyrocketed to the top by becoming the #1 selling brand of flat panel HDTVs in North
America and became the first American brand in over a decade to lead major categories
in U.S. TV sales. Since 2007 VIZIO HDTV shipments remain in the TOP ranks in the
U.S. and are again #1 in Q1, 2009 with over 20% market share. VIZIO is committed to
bringing feature-rich flat panel televisions to market at a value through practical
innovation. VIZIO offers a broad range of award winning Plasma and LCD HDTVs
including the new XVT series. VIZIO's products are found at Costco Wholesale, Sam's
Club, Sears, Walmart, Target, BJ's Wholesale, and other retailers nationwide along with
authorized online partners. VIZIO has won numerous awards including a #1 ranking in
the Inc. 500 for Top Companies in Computers and Electronics, Good Housekeeping's
Best Big-Screens, CNET's Top 10 Holiday Gifts and PC World's Best Buy among others.
For more information, please call 888-VIZIOCE or visit on the web at www.VIZIO.com.
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