Well, it's pretty much official now. 3D is the next big thing in
television. Once 1080p
become "the norm," we wondered what the next
logical step would be. Traditional cable companies can't readily deliver
4k content yet, so upping the resolution on existing sets doesn't make
much sense. But with 3D content becoming more readily available (ESPN
3D, 3D Blu-ray Discs, etc.), it seems that people are becoming more
willing to splurge on a TV that requires 3D glasses.
America's first low-cost leader in televisions (Vizio
) is following Samsung,
Panasonic, Sony and everyone else by introducing a 3D line of their XVT
televisions. These sets have won the company quite a few awards, and now
they're going 3D. The new line includes three Full HD 3D TVs, 3d
glasses, 3D Blu-ray players (with Wireless Apps), wireless internet
routers and high-speed HDMI cables.
The new trio of sets will
arrive in 42", 47" and 55" sizes, and they're available now at Amazon,
Sams Club and Target websites, not to mention Vizio.com. Retail
availability is planned for the next few weeks. The new sets don't
change much from the 2D versions, except of course by offering 3D
support, Smart Dimming, built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi and a Bluetooth
with sliding QWERTY keypad. We definitely hope that more apps come
through the pipeline that support 3D, but at any rate, we think it's
going to become increasingly difficult to buy just a 2D HDTV by the end
of next year.
VIZIO's Six-Time Award Winning XVT Series Goes 3D
- VIZIO's XVT Series brings 3D to America with three Full HD 3D TVs, Full HD 3D Glasses, 3D Blu-ray Players with Wireless Apps, Wireless Internet Routers and High-Speed HDMI Cables
- VIZIO XVT3SV Series Wins awards from CNET, Home Theater Magazine, The Perfect Vision, HDTVSolutions, PC World, and TopTenReviews
- VIZIO kicks off new ad campaign with TV commercial featuring Grammy Award winner Beyoncé and VIZIO's XVT3 Series with Internet Apps
IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- VIZIO, America's HDTV and Consumer Electronics Company, announced today that its six-time award winning XVT3SV Series is adding 3D technology to its most coveted line. VIZIO's 3D launch will feature three Full HD 3D XVT Series TVs with VIZIO Internet Apps™ (VIA) available in 42", 47" and 55" screen sizes. The units are now available online at Amazon.com, SamsClub.com, Target.com, VIZIO.com and will hit retail shelves later this month with wider availability in December.
These three HDTVs headline a 3D Home Theater Ecosystem that also boasts VIZIO Full HD 3D glasses, 3D Blu-ray Players with Wireless Apps, Wireless Internet Router and High-Speed HDMI® Cables.
The XVT3SV Series has recently won the CNET Editor's Choice, Home Theater Magazine Top Pick, ThePerfectVision's Highly Recommended Components, HDTVSolutions #1 Rated 55" and 32" TVs, PC World's Best Buy 40- to 42-inch HDTV, TopTenReviews Gold Award as the #1 LCD HDTV and was recognized by Mashable.com as one of the five gadgets that broke new ground in 2010.
At the same time VIZIO will debut a new TV spot featuring 16-time Grammy Award winner Beyoncé that promotes the award winning XVT3SV Series. VIZIO's new TV spot features a performance face off of a live performing Beyoncé battling herself on a VIZIO XVT TV with VIZIO Internet Apps™ (VIA). The creative was developed by Venables Bell & Partners of San Francisco and directed by Jake Nava who also directed Beyoncé's "Single Ladies" and "Crazy In Love" videos.
"Working with the team at VIZIO has been a great experience. They are at the top of the TV industry and have created an award-winning product. I admire VIZIO's drive to take entertainment to the next level," stated super star Beyoncé.
"The VIZIO XVT line is an incredible, award-winning product that has earned the title of the best LED LCD HDTV on the market," stated Randy Waynick, VIZIO CSO. "We are thrilled to launch our new XVT television campaign featuring Beyoncé a true leader in entertainment and look forward to the upcoming release of our new 3D XVT sets which will continue to set the bar for performance, design, and value, challenging all others to improve."
VIZIO XVT 3D HDTVs
VIZIO's latest XVT series of HDTVs now adds advanced technologies such as Full HD 3D, High Speed HDMI inputs, SRS TruSurround HD™ and 480Hz SPS™ to their award winning picture quality. With VIZIO Full HD 3D, Smart Dimming™, VIZIO Internet Apps with built-in Dual Band 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth remote with sliding QWERTY keypad, these feature-rich sets are state of the art entertainment hubs for both 3D and 2D broadcasts, discs, online streams, games and more. The 55" (XVT3D554SV) and 47" (XVT3D474SV) HDTVs offer full array TruLED™ backlighting with Smart Dimming. These 3D HDTVs work with VIZIO Full HD 3D active shutter glasses (sold separately) and also feature VIZIO's 480Hz SPS high frame rate technology with Smooth Motion to produce amazing 3D and 2D images.
VIZIO's 42" (XVT3D424SV) XVT 3D HDTV produces stunning 3D images with VIZIO's Razor LED™ backlighting with Smart Dimming and works with VIZIO Full HD 3D active-shutter glasses (sold separately). These HDTVs also utilize VIZIO's 480Hz SPS high frame rate technology with Smooth Motion.
VIZIO Internet Apps™ (VIA™)
All XVT sets feature the VIZIO Internet Apps (VIA) Connected HDTV platform, delivering unprecedented choice and control of web-based content directly to the television without the need of a PC or set-top box. Current Apps from top online content and service brands include: Amazon Video On Demand, Facebook®, Flickr®, Netflix, Rhapsody®, Pandora®, Twitter™, VUDU®, and Yahoo!® TV Widgets, as well as several new apps recently released, including: Fandango, Yahoo Fantasy Football, NBA® Game Time, Wiki TV, My-Cast® ,MediaBox™, TuneIn Radio™, Web Videos and iMemories.
VIZIO XVT Series HDTVs with VIA are able to connect to the Internet using the built-in high definition wireless (802.11n dual-band) or a wired connection, accessing on demand movies, TV episodes, music and other online content is easy. Each XVT Series HDTV includes a Bluetooth universal remote control with sliding QWERTY keyboard that makes thumb-typing easy.