Ready for new VIZIO HDTVs? The bargain brand has some new sets that should appeal to shoppers looking for a deal and those seeking high-end features. Really, the new models seem to have a bit of both.
The new high-end line, the XVT series, packs in LED backlighting (VIZIO calls it TruLED), along with 240Hz processing, and are available in 32- to 55-inch sizes. The M series packs 120Hz technology into a 1080p panel. Plus, this series is available in the color Java. Brown is the new black, btw.
The E series looses the high-end features but uses 20% less than the Energy Star 3.0 standard calls for. We’re just thinking though that this series boosts the treehugging features so that folks buying the least expensive model can justify their cheapness.
IRVINE, CA UNITED STATES
– Number One shipper of Flat Panel HDTVs in USA unveils wide range of high-performance, high-value televisions
– Flagship Extreme VIZIO Technology, XVT(TM) Series advances television’s state of the art with NEW TruLED(TM) and 240Hz SPS(TM) (scenes per second), and Thin Line(TM) 120Hz models. (New XVT Models are in 55 – 32-inch screen sizes)
– JAVA(TM) designer collection within the NEW ‘M’ Series combines high style with Full HD 1080P resolution and 120Hz with Smooth Motion(TM) LCD HDTVs (New M Series Models are in 47 – 32-inch screen sizes)
– ‘E’ Series provide energy efficient EcoHD(TM) (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-inch sizes)
– All models are energy efficient, meeting and exceeding Energy Star 3.0 requirements
IRVINE, Calif., June 8 /PRNewswire/ — 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(TM) backlight TruLED(TM) 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(TM) series again advances VIZIO performance with a Full HD 1080p lineup featuring both 120Hz with Thin Line(TM) stylish designs and 240Hz SPS models using Smooth Motion(TM) technology, with the most sophisticated models incorporating TruLED and Smart Dimming(TM) 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(TM) 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(TM), which enhances clarity and produces surround sound without external speakers, and TruVolume(TM), which eliminates annoying volume fluctuations when switching channels or when commercials come on and off.
New “XVT” Series Models and Features
SV320XVT – Thin Line 32″ 1080p 120Hz Full HD LCD HDTV
SV370XVT – Thin Line 37″ 1080p 120Hz Full HD LCD HDTV
SV421XVT 42″ 1080p 240Hz SPS Full HD LCD HDTV
SV471XVT 47″ 1080p 240Hz SPS Full HD LCD HDTV
VF550XVT 55″ 1080p 120Hz Full HD LCD HDTV
VF551XVT 55″ 1080p 240Hz SPS w/Smart Dimming Backlight TruLED
Inputs Audio In-store MSRP
3 SRS TruSurround HD & TruVolume September $749.99
3 SRS TruSurround HD & TruVolume September $849.99
4 SRS TruSurround HD & TruVolume July $1,199.99
4 SRS TruSurround HD & TruVolume July $1,499.99
5 SRS TruSurround HD & TruVolume Now $1,999.99
5 SRS TruSurround HD & TruVolume September $2,199.99
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(TM) 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(TM) 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.
New “M” Series Models and Features
VA22LF 22″ 1080p Full HD LCD HDTV
VX240M 24″ 1080p Full HD LCD HDTV
VL260M with JAVA Stylish Finish 26″ 1080p Full HD LCD HDTV
VL320M with JAVA Stylish Finish 32″ 1080p Full HD LCD HDTV
VA320M 32″ 1080p Full HD LCD HDTV
VOJ320F 32″ 1080p Full HD LCD HDTV
VO37LF 37″ 1080p Full HD LCD HDTV
VO370M 37″ 1080p Full HD LCD HDTV
VL370M with JAVA Stylish Finish 37″ 1080p Full HD LCD HDTV
VL420M with JAVA Stylish Finish 42″ 1080p Full HD LCD HDTV
VA370M 37″ 1080p Full HD LCD HDTV
VT420M with JAVA Stylish Finish 42″ 1080p 120Hz Full HD LCD HDTV
VT470M with JAVA Stylish Finish 47″ 1080p 120Hz Full HD LCD HDTV
SV420M 42″ 1080p 120Hz Full HD LCD HDTV
SV470M 47″ 1080p 120Hz Full HD LCD HDTV
VL470M with JAVA Stylish Finish 47″ 1080p 120Hz Full HD LCD HDTV
VF550M 55″ 1080p 120Hz Full HD LCD HDTV
Inputs Audio In-store MSRP
2 SRS TruSurround XT Now $349.99
2 SRS TruSurround HD July $349.99
2 SRS TruSurround HD June $479.99
3 SRS TruSurround HD June $649.99
4 SRS TruSurround XT June $649.99
2 SRS TruSurround XT Now $599.99
3 SRS TruSurround XT Now $729.99
3 SRS TruSurround XT Now $799.99
3 SRS TruSurround HD July $799.99
4 SRS TruSurround HD July $899.99
3 SRS TruSurround XT September $799.99
4 SRS TruSurround HD & TruVolume July $999.99
4 SRS TruSurround HD & TruVolume July $1,299.99
4 SRS TruSurround HD & TruVolume June $999.99
4 SRS TruSurround HD & TruVolume Now $1,299.99
4 SRS TruSurround HD July $1,299.99
5 SRS TruSurround HD & TruVolume July $1,799.99
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(TM) technology, which lowers energy consumption as much as 20% below Energy Star 3.0 standards.
New “E” Series Models and Features
Model Description Inputs Audio In-store MSRP
VA19L 19″ 720p LCD HDTV 2 SRS TruSurround XT Now $249.99
VX200E 20″ 720p LCD HDTV 2 SRS TruSurround HD July $299.99
VA220E 22″ 720p LCD HDTV 2 SRS TruSurround XT Now $399.99
VA26L 26″ 720p LCD HDTV 2 SRS TruSurround XT Now $449.99
VECO320L 32″ 720p LCD HDTV 2 SRS TruSurround XT Now $499.99
VA320E 32″ 720p LCD HDTV 3 SRS TruSurround HD Now $499.99
VO320E 32″ 720p LCD HDTV 2 SRS TruSurround HD Now $499.99
VO420E 42″ 1080p Full HD LCD 3 SRS TruSurround HD Now $849.99
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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