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  • Vizio Sells Out Co-Star Stream Player In Under 12 Hours

    Vizio Sells Out Co-Star Stream Player In Under 12 Hours

    Vizio quietly posted that it sold out the Vizio Co-Star Stream Player pre-order in the first 12 hours that it was available. Read More

  • The $99 Vizio Co-Star Google TV Box Is Now Available To Pre-Order

    The $99 Vizio Co-Star Google TV Box Is Now Available To Pre-Order

    Vizio pulled off a sort of coup with the Co-Star. This $99 Google TV box packs more features than Sony’s latest model and is half the price. Plus, I think the novel UI looks better than the standard Google TV interface. The box, which was announced last month, is now available for pre-order. It costs $99 and will ship August 14th. Read More

  • Vizio Breaks Into PC Market With Five New Models

    Vizio Breaks Into PC Market With Five New Models

    Vizio, maker of cheap LCD TVs for most of this millennia, has just announced they’re releasing five new PCs including ultralights and all-in-ones. These things are oddly well-designed and should come in at under competitor prices – a plus in the low-margin world of CE. Read More

  • Vizio 8″ Tablet Owners Get Three Free Months Of Hulu Plus

    Vizio 8″ Tablet Owners Get Three Free Months Of Hulu Plus

    The Hulu Plus application debuted on Vizio’s wallet-friendly tablet back in August, and that partnership seems to have some life in it yet. New and existing owners of the Vizio 8 tablet will be getting three free months of Hulu Plus service, presumably to lure the truly media-hungry away from other devices. Read More

  • Hulu Plus Makes Android Tablet Debut With Vizio

    Hulu Plus Makes Android Tablet Debut With Vizio

    Hulu Plus has found its way to a handful of Android devices these past few months, but today it makes its first official appearance on an Android tablet — just maybe not the one you were expecting. Read More

  • Vizio’s 8-Inch Android Tablet Hits Shelves With $299 Price Tag

    Vizio’s 8-Inch Android Tablet Hits Shelves With $299 Price Tag

    The Vizio Tablet is finally here after its initial debut at CES. Vizio wants desperately to control your home theater experience and the company’s new Android tablet is an integral part of that, acting as the central hub of Vizio’s V.I.A. (Video Internet Apps) Plus ecosystem. Acronyms aside, this means that Vizio’s HDTVs and its tablets will share the same interface and… Read More

  • Vizio Re-Announces Its Upcoming Tablet, The VTAB100B

    Vizio Re-Announces Its Upcoming Tablet, The VTAB100B


    Vizio has been kicking around their tablet since CES and just issued a press release that details the upcoming slate. But you can’t blame them. Hawking an Android tablet these days isn’t exactly easy, and this tablet is part of a big, and seemingly important Vizio ecosystem called V.I.A. Plus. The central selling point of V.I.A. Plus is that the tablet and HDTVs share common… Read More

  • Blake Griffin Demos The Upcoming Vizio Android Tablet

    Blake Griffin Demos The Upcoming Vizio Android Tablet

    Blake Griffin, previously known for dunking over midsize Korean sedans and playing for LA’s other NBA team, just posted to his YouTube account a quick, clearly sponsored, video of the upcoming Vizio tablet announced back at CES 2011. The tablet is part of Vizio’s ecosystem dubbed VIA Plus that promises to bring the same sort user interaction across different platforms through… Read More

  • Vizio Becomes Top Shipping LCD HDTV In North America

    Vizio Becomes Top Shipping LCD HDTV In North America


    Vizio has been one of the top selling LCD brands the last few years. It seems Vizio and Samsung are constantly leap-frogging one another as the top dog. Well, Vizio’s back on top. The company just posted an iSuppli report indicating the brand reached a 18% shipping marketshare for all of 2010 in North America and a 21% level for just the US. Both Vizio and Samsung saw increased… Read More

  • LG And Vizio Settle Patents, Become Friends

    LG And Vizio Settle Patents, Become Friends

    After two years, LGE and Vizio have settled their differences over patent-infringement¬†disputes¬†in both the US and Taiwan. This legal battle had to do with their flat-panel TVs, but terms weren’t disclosed as to what and how it was settled. But the settlement did end in a licensing agreement “that will resolve all outstanding patent disputes and related actions.” Read More

  • Vizio's VIA Plus Brings AirPlay-type Features To The Company's Google TVs, LCDs, Tablet, and Phone (Yep, All Of Those)

    Vizio's VIA Plus Brings AirPlay-type Features To The Company's Google TVs, LCDs, Tablet, and Phone (Yep, All Of Those)


    Vizio might just be the next big consumer electronic’s company with a set of announcements that should make the rest of the industry take notice. The company has long been a top player in the US domestic LCD wars and seems to be set to utilize their brand with a host of new software and hardware options. VIA Plus: Think the video transporting features of Apple’s AirPlay but instead… Read More

  • WSJ: Amazon, Onlive Developing Netflix-like Subscription Streaming Services

    WSJ: Amazon, Onlive Developing Netflix-like Subscription Streaming Services

    Netflix is currently the big dog of the movie streaming game but offerings from several established companies might put up a bit of fight. Amazon and Onlive are both said to be working on a similar service, but let’s kill something straight away. These are not Netflix killers, m’kay? Just because a massive entity such as Amazon or a lively start-up as Onlive decides to wet their… Read More

  • The Twitter- and Netflix-equipped Vizio HDTVs are now shipping

    The Twitter- and Netflix-equipped Vizio HDTVs are now shipping

    Vizio announced the 1080p LED XVT line way back in June of ’09 and they are just now starting to ship. These are the sets that come with that oh-so-awesome QWERTY remote to work the TV’s collection of Internet apps. It’s too bad that most owners will still need a cable or satellite box because this TV line is nearly an all-in-one solution for home entertainment. Read More

  • Vizio launches Mobile Razor LED TV

    Vizio launches Mobile Razor LED TV

    Uh oh, looks like the mobile TV might be heating up. Vizio announced today that they are launching a mobile TV unit, the “Mobile Razor LED”. Read More

  • Vizio announces a slew of 3D HDTVs that you want

    Vizio announces a slew of 3D HDTVs that you want

    Vizio has grown up from a bargain brand to a top tier nameplate. The companies latest release reaffirms that stance as the just-announced XVT line is as feature filled as it gets. These HDTVs pack everything from 3D to a 480Hz technology to wireless HDMI built-in to a sliding keyboard with a full QWERTY keyboard to better control apps like Twitter and Facebook. These sets are hot, folks. Read More

  • Vizio Internet-connected HDTVs delayed

    Vizio Internet-connected HDTVs delayed

    Well this is no fun. If you’ve been patiently waiting for the Vizio HDTVs that bring Twiiter, Facebook, Netflix, and Yahoo into you living room, you’re going to have to wait a bit longer. Santa isn’t going to bring one this year. Read More

  • Samsung overtakes Vizio as top LCD seller

    Samsung overtakes Vizio as top LCD seller

    Samsung and Vizio have been playing a game of leapfrog the last couple of years. It seems every couple of financial quarters, the manufacturers switch between the number one and number two spots on the top LCD sellers chart. But as of right now, Samsung is king of the mountain again. Read More

  • Vizio outs 19-, 23-inch LED-backlit LCDs

    Vizio outs 19-, 23-inch LED-backlit LCDs

    Vizio has two new LCDs set to hit retailer’s shelves just in time for the depressing holiday season. Yippie. These two boys use LED backlighting to light the LCD screens and to be honest, they’re not to shabby in the specs department. The 23-inch is a 1080p model with 20,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and 300 nits of brightness. The 19-inch however is a 720p model but it too sports… Read More

  • Green: California getting closer to banning power-hungry TVs

    Green: California getting closer to banning power-hungry TVs

    Uh oh, another vaguely political post on CrunchGear. As you already know, the Consumer Electronics Association, the trade group that organizes CES, is fighting tooth and nail against possible regulations that would see California essentially ban the sale of power-hungry HDTVs. This mostly affects plasmas because they consume the most electricity of the different types of TVs out there. Read More

  • Vizio's VBR100 Blu-ray player will be a Walmart exclusive

    Vizio's VBR100 Blu-ray player will be a Walmart exclusive

    Vizio just took the wraps off of its hot Internet-connected HDTVs the other day, but the company has a new Blu-ray player coming soon too. The $188 MSRP will probably get price cuts and sales to bring it down to a more “Walmart” level seeing as Blu-ray players have breached the $100 mark. But even around the starting price, this player might not disappoint. Read More