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Black Friday and Cyber Monday may have come and gone, but that doesn't mean you can't still get good deals. The big game will be here before you know it, and if you want a bigger screen to watch the game or to give as a Christmas gift, here is your chance. Amazon has an excellent deal going on a 65-inch TCL smart TV. The TV is the TCL 65-inch Class 5-Series 4K UHD Dolby Vision HDR Roku Smart TV, model number 65S525. That is a lot of TV for the money, as the regular retail price is $1,199.99. Amazon is offering a $700 discount making the TV 58% off with a price of $499.99. The TV, as of writing, is on Prime for free shipping and promises that it will get to you before Christmas. TCL 65-inch Class... Read more...
Depending on what devices you have been using to stream Netflix, you may find that it is no longer accessible today. That's because Netflix has flipped the switch and stopped supporting its service on older hardware, including a handful of Roku streaming players, certain Vizio TVs, and some Samsung TV models. Netflix actually announced plans to stop supporting certain devices earlier this month, saying at the time that it would happen on December 1st. That day has come, and if you own an affected gadget, you will see a message saying, "Netflix will no longer be available on this device." Most of the affected devices are very old at this point—up to around 8-10 years old. As for which specific... Read more...
Labor Day is fast approaching, which means that a number of retailers are piling on the discounts for consumers. With that in mind, we have some rather enticing deals in store for you today on a variety of products including notebooks, desktops, storage products and smart TVs. First up are some PC from Dell, including the very popular (and highly rated) XPS 13. There are a number of configurations that are on sale, ranging from discounts of $150 off to $200 off. The configuration that will net you a $200 discount comes with an Intel Core i7-8565U processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB PCIe SSD. Instead of the usual $1,299, you'll pay $1,099. If a desktop PC is more up to your speed, the Dell... Read more...
Amazon Prime Day may be a few weeks away, but you do not need to wait until July 15th to get a good deal. A variety of products are available at discounted prices this weekend. You can pick up a discounted Vizio Soundbar, iPad, Roomba Bot Vaccum, or even a $8 wireless charger on Amazon. Perhaps the most intriguing deal this weekend is for a wireless charger. You can currently purchase a Seneo 10W Fast Qi Wireless Charging Pad for $8.49 USD. The charging station is compatible with a variety of devices and can reportedly charge 15% faster than other comparable products. The VIZIO SB2920-C6 29-Inch 2.0 Channel Sound Bar is on sale for $78.99 with free shipping. The sound bar features Bluetooth,... Read more...
There has never been a better time to be in the market for a big screen TV. Whereas buying a sizeable television used to command top dollar, costs have come down considerably over the years, to the point where a few hundred bucks gets you a 4K TV with HDR support. Proof of this exists in Vizio's new V-Series 50-inch class (49.5-inch diagonal) Smart TV, which is available for just $319 on Amazon right now. The V-Series is the most affordable line among Vizio's new 2019 4K HDR Smart TV collection, which it just announced yesterday. For those who have more coin to spend, the lineup also entails new M-Series and P-Series additions. Make no mistake, though, the V-Series is not an afterthought among... Read more...
You do not need to wait until Black Friday to snag a sweet tech deal. A number of devices are on sale during the Sam’s Club Super November Event. You will even be able to nab some devices for $500 USD off of their regular price. This may be a good time to purchase a smart TV. The Samsung 82" Class 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV with HDR is currently available for $500 off its original price of $2,479.00. You can grab the Vizio 80" Class XLED 4K Home Theater Display and Vizio 36" 5.1.2 Home Theater Sound System with Dolby Atmos for $1,999. This is a particularly good deal because just the television alone will run you nearly $2,300 from other retailers. A number of less expensive smart TVs like... Read more...
Vizio is one of the more popular smart TV makers in the U.S. thanks in part to decent specs and low prices. However, the TV maker found itself in hot water with the FTC in early 2017 over the practice of collecting TV user viewing data without the express permission of the users. While this happened over a year ago, there are still likely some Vizio TV owners out there who have no idea that their watching habits were monitored. That will soon change with Vizio rolling out notifications to affected users via their TVs directly. Last week attorneys working on the case against Vizio asked the judge overseeing the proceedings to extend the time to submit a motion for preliminary settlement. That... Read more...
Vizio has agreed to pay a $2.2 million fine after the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and New Jersey Attorney General busted the company for using its internet-connected Smart TVs to automatically track the viewing habits of 11 million customers on a continual basis. The information gleaned from customers was then beamed back to the company’s servers without consent. In addition, Vizio was found to be collecting IP addresses, and then sharing that information with data aggregators in order to match the address with a particular household. “Vizio’s contracts with third parties prohibited the re-identification of consumers and households by name, but allowed a host of other personal details – for... Read more...
Vizio is looking to change the way we interact with our TV and it is doing so thanks to a little bit of help from tech giant Google. The new P-Series TVs have Google Cast built right into the TV, which right away signals that this is a different “smart” TV experience. P-Series TVs as a result don’t have built-in media apps like Netflix or Amazon Video that you typically find with smart TVs, and instead rely on your smartphone or tablet to cast relevant content. And since casting is such a big part of this new TV experience, the P-Series TVs ditch the traditional remote control in favor of Vizio’s own 6-inch, 1080p Android Lollipop tablet with 16GB of onboard storage. Not much else has been shared... Read more...
Content creators are quickly running out of excuses for not taking advantage of 4K Ultra HD resolutions. That's because the transition from Full HD 1080p to 4K Ultra HD is taking place faster than anyone expected, and it's due to hardware makers taking the initiative rather than waiting on content creators to force their hands. Not only are we seeing more and more 4K TVs, we're starting to see affordable models, like Vizio's new P Series starting at $999. Sure, dropping a grand on a television isn't chump change, but comparatively speaking, that's not bad for a big screen TV, especially one that supports a 4K resolution. In this case, that buys you Vizio's 50-inch P-Series TV with a 4K panel,... Read more...
Vizio is voluntarily recalling around 245,000 E-Series 39-inch and 42-inch LED-backlit televisions due to a defect in the stand assembly. If left unfixed, the defective stand could potentially fail and cause the television to tip over unexpectedly, which would not be a happy sight after plunking down a chunk of change for a flat screen TV. It also poses a risk of impact injury to anyone who happens to be around the television, especially small children and babies wandering around the area. At present, Vizio has received over 50 reports of its recalled televisions tipping over, though no injuries have occurred that the company knows of. Affected models were sold at Best Buy, Meijer, Target, Walmart,... Read more...
There are two main barriers to the transition to 4K Ultra HD (UHD). One is a lack of content, and that's being worked on by companies like Amazon and Netflix. The second is price, or at least it's supposed to be. One thing we're seeing at CES this year is an aggressive attempt by companies to push out 4K Ultra HD hardware without egregious pricing premiums attached. On the PC side, ASUS announced a 28-inch 4K monitor for $799, and on the home entertainment side, Vizio unveiled a lineup of 4K Ultra HD smart TVs starting at $999. These aren't gimped TV sets, either. Vizio's P-Series sport LED backlighting with advanced local dimming technology and 64 active LED zones, HEVC H.265 codec for Ultra... Read more...
After all of these years, Vizio's still cranking out low-cost HDTVs. But these days, quality seems to be higher on the priority list. The company's new M-Series is a cut above some of the older models, rivaling flagship sets from LG, Sharp, Sony and Toshiba. This week, pricing and availability details were launched for that range, which includes the Razor LED Smart TV models. These guys have an exceptional design, with practically no bezel to speak of and impressive specifications to boot. The signature M-Series design is available in a full range of screen size classes including 32" (M321i), 40" (M401i), 47" (M471i), 50" (M501d), 55" (M551d), 60" (M601d), 65" (M651d), 70" (M701d) and 80" (M801d).... Read more...
At this point, CES 2013 feels like it was eons ago. But in fact, it was but a few months ago that the technology universe descended upon Las Vegas, and Vizio decided to showcase a few new touch-enabled PCs for the first time. Now, those very machines are ready for shipment, if you've got the coin to snag one. The company's Spring 2013 Windows 8 line-up is finally rolling off of the production line, with a spate of notebooks and a trio of all-in-one desktops taking center stage. Offering the top-of-the-line quad-core processors from both AMD (A10 APU) and Intel (Core i7), the Touch PC line is fronted by the 15.6" Full HD model (starting at $1,189.99) and 14" HD+ (starting at $1,089.99) laptop.... Read more...
It has been a rough few years for AMD. The company has found itself increasingly behind the eight ball and outmaneuvered, thanks to strong competition from Intel and less-than-stellar performance with recent releases of their A series integrated APUs. At a press event yesterday at CES 2013,  the Sunnyvale-based company focused on demonstrating new product wins and continued execution of its own APU roadmap. New devices shipping soon are courtesy of partnerships Asus, HP, and Vizio. AMD and Vizio announced an expansive partnership, with multiple Vizio systems on display including a new AIO (all-in-one) and ultra-thin notebook design. AMD also showcased their Kabini APU performance against... Read more...
It has been a rough few years for AMD. The company has found itself increasingly behind the eight ball and outmaneuvered, thanks to strong competition from Intel and less-than-stellar performance with recent releases of their A series integrated APUs. At a press event yesterday at CES 2013,  the Sunnyvale-based company focused on demonstrating new product wins and continued execution of its own APU roadmap. New devices shipping soon are courtesy of partnerships Asus, HP, and Vizio. Vizio's hardware was big news at the show, though AMD did talk up partnerships with other companies. The first two companies are familiar names, but Vizio has focused on HDTVs and other consumer electronics up... Read more...
Given that Vizio was already cutting thin the razor-sharp margins in the TV universe, it wasn't all that much of a shock when it introduced a PC lineup last year. But given that PCs are giving way to tablets in a major way, now the company has decided to go small. At CES 2013, Vizio is introducing its first Windows 8 tablet, and 11.6" unit running a pure copy of Windows (unlike the Surface RT, which runs the ARM-friendly Windows RT), and a dual-core 1GHZ AMD Z60 processor. Other specifications include a 1080p touch panel, no bloatware at all (a pretty amazing feat, actually), a 2MP front-facing camera, 64GB of internal storage, micro-HDMI output and a micor-USB port. The company isn't coming... Read more...
Google TV's initial struggles are long behind it, and some noteworthy device makers are stepping up up to the plate. One of these is Vizio, which announced pre-orders for its new Co-Star Stream Player VAP430 at $99.99. That's a much better price than we've seen from some earlier Google TV devices, and it puts the Co-Star in the same galaxy as the Roku, price-wise. The Co-Star is expected to ship August 14th and, as of this writing, Vizio is sweetening the deal with free shipping. As we reported last month, the Vizio Co-Star is a do-everything set-top box. (well, almost everything. It doesn't have a Blu-ray drive.) The device makes your plain-old HDTV an Internet-connected TV (via Ethernet or... Read more...
Remember when "widescreen" HDTVs hit the market en masse, and people were complaining far and wide about "black bars" still seen when watching DVDs? It's because loads of movies are shot and filmed at 21:9, not the 16:9 that typical HDTVs show. But evidently Vizio thinks that there's a cadre of consumers out there willing to pony up for an upgraded set that's actually made specifically to cater to those movies. The company has just announced the availability of the XVT Series Cinemawide 21:9 aspect ratio HDTV. It's the first ultra-widescreen HDTV of its kind in America, and regardless of sales figures, it's already getting a lot of attention. It ships with a unique 2560x1080 screen resolution,... Read more...
Google TV hasn’t exactly achieved the adoption Google hoped, but after the initial spate of Google TV products failed to capture the hearts and minds of consumers, it looks now as though a new wave of Google TV products is mounting a charge. Yesterday, Sony announced the NSZ-GS7 Internet Player with Google TV and NSZ-GP9 Blu-ray player with Google TV. The former will cost $199 and hit the market on July 22 (with pre-ordering beginning already), and the latter will $299 and be available for the holidays. Both come with a redesigned Bluetooth-enabled backlit QWERTY keyboard which features a touch pad with a three-axis motion sensor and the ability to be used as a universal remote control.... Read more...
Vizio, making computers? That's right, and pretty ones at that. The company best known for their skyrocketing success in the low-cost TV market has just formally unveiled two new all-in-one PCs and thin-and-light laptops. On the desktop side, there's a 24" and 27" AIO, with Ivy Bridge at the core, NVIDIA's Kepler GPU and 1080p HD displays. Windows 7 is onboard, but you can bet they'll be begging for Windows 8 come autumn. Furthermore, each AIO features 2.1 audio, dual HDMI inputs for connecting game consoles and optical media players, a premium wireless keyboard and touchpad, and a starting price of just $898. On the mobile side, the new Vizio Notebook has a 15.6" HD 1080p panel, with a similar... Read more...
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.... Read more...
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