Vizio's 58" VXT CinemaWide 21:9 HDTV Arriving At $3,499

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News Posted: Thu, Feb 2 2012 12:36 AM
How much would you pay for a 21:9 CinemaWide LCD TV? Or, maybe we should ask: how little would you pay? Philips already revealed one of these sets in the past year for TV owners who just love watching ultra-wide movies, and now Vizio -- the low-cost TV king -- is getting into the same game. The XVT 3D CinemaWide will soon arrive as a 58" beast (with 50" and 71" models planed) with a 2,560 x 1,080 resolution and a $3,499 price. One on hand, that's far more expensive than most other 58" sets, but on the other, it's not like Vizio has a lot of competition with this aspect ratio.

Other specifications include a 120Hz Edge LED lit display, Theater 3D support, built-in Wi-Fi and Vizio Internet Apps. All that worth $3.5k to you? It'll be out soon, so make up your mind quickly!

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LLeCompte replied on Thu, Feb 2 2012 12:51 AM

i think i will get 2. I need one for my bathroom.

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Adding 21:9 CinemaWide LCD TVs to the lackluster 3D TV market is a great marketing move to spice things up a bit and may help draw a bit more interest from buyers sitting on the sidelines. However, the timing of this release isn't a great marketing move. I realize most people would buy such TVs to watch movies, but I think it would be pretty cool to watch the NFL playoffs and the SuperBowl on it. During this time of the year, as most of us know, we see many great deals on TVs, which translates to many buyers and hopefully, higher profit margins for manufacturers and retailers.

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This is my dream TV, or better yet, my Dream monitor. Battlefield 3 in 2,560 x 1,080 and no bezels! What a dream.

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AKwyn replied on Fri, Feb 3 2012 2:22 AM

This does seem interesting and 3D support is cool but god damn the price is expensive; still, cinema buffs will appreciate a CinemaWide 3D screen and if it does stir up interest then maybe 3D will finally take off in the home media area; which is where 3D still has trouble getting market share. (due to high price and low 3D content avaliability.)


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 "it's not like Vizio has a lot of competition with this aspect ratio." it's not like Vizio will have a lot of buyers either.I Don't trust videos showing me a 3D product.Must of the time they add stuff that aren't real just to persuade people.

Pretty nice product though if its like in the video, who won't like to have one of those? :-p

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