Items tagged with VIZIO

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...
If you walk into any Walmart and head over to the HDTV section, one of the brands that will jump out at you is Vizio, which has built a reputation for building and selling comparatively affordable TV sets. In a way, Vizio is to TVs what Rosewill is to PC parts -- value oriented. Perhaps bored with focusing almost entirely on HDTVs (Vizio also dabbles in related equipment, like home theater speakers and Blu-ray players, as well as tablet PCs), Vizio is reportedly taking its low-cost mojo over to the PC industry. In an interview with USA Today, Vizio's chief technology officer, Matt McRae, goes into a bit of detail about new PCs Vizio plans to unveil at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas... Read more...
It's still a little hard to believe that Vizio, America's low-cost TV spokesperson, makes a tablet. But given the popularity of the segment, we suppose we can't really blame them. Now, they're taking additional steps to make sure their slate measures up to the rest of them.  The company has just unveiled a new update for their 8 inch tablet that promises enhanced performance and feature enhancements that are built to optimize the Internet Apps Plus experience. This new update supposedly makes the user interface a bit quicker to get around in, not to mention bolstered graphics performance, battery life and an expanded set of devices that can be controlled from the VIZIO Universal Remote Control... Read more...
Love Hulu? Love your Vizio tablet? You're in for a treat. The company's 8" Tablet just got Hulu Plus support, bringing one of the Web's most popular video viewing services to a tablet that's still struggling to make a dent in the U.S. market. Anyone willing to splurge on the $7.99/month service will now be able to enjoy it on the Vizio Tablet, which can be picked up for just $299. Having Hulu Plus support enough to get this thing into the mainstream mind? Hard to say, but one thing's for sure: a $99 price tag would! Right, HP? VIZIO’s Groundbreaking 8” Tablet Launches Hulu Plus™   -Hulu Plus™ Now Available from Android Market Bringing Even More Entertainment Options... Read more...
At last, someone's really pressing Apple when it comes to tablet pricing. Vizio has grown their brand tremendously in recent years by being the low-cost leader in TVs, and is now spreading their wings to other avenues in the consumer electronics universe. The company's new 8" tablet may not have the name-brand recognition that the iPad 2 has, but boy, does it ever have the value. The company just announced that tablet will be shipping nationwide starting today for just $299, placing it well cheaper than even the recently discounted TouchPad. The slate ships with a three-speaker design that delivers stereo audio in both landscape and portrait modes, a built-in universal remote control app,... Read more...
Guess what? It's another tablet, but this one's got something different going for it: a low, low price. The Vizio 8" Tablet is now being offered for pre-order, with just $399.99 putting you in line for the slate itself, a 16GB microSD card and event a folio / case. Not a bad offer, compared to what else is out there. The current estimated ship date is July 18th, and those that get their order in now can look forward to an 8" touchscreen, built-in IR blaster and universal remote control app, not to mention an HDMI port, Bluetooth, 802.11n Wi-Fi, built-in GPS, 4GB of internal memory. The question is: will you fork out $400 for a tablet made by a TV company, or are you sticking with a name that's... Read more...
Tons of new gear is being introducing during Consumer Electronics Week in NYC. It may be as official, but it's basically Fashion Week, but for gadgets. Vizio is one of the companies on hand to introduce something new, including a fresh Theater 3D technology that's wrapped up in new television models. They showcased their full line, including a new suite of passive 3DTVs. There's the E, M and XVT, in screen sizes ranging from 32 to 65 inches, with 3D tech available across 11 models at a wide variety of pricing levels. The new crew also has Vizio Internet Apps, enabling folks to hop online and download games, news, sports, and other widgets right from their couch. These new sets will also include... Read more...
VIZIO has become the number one brand for LCD HDTVs in North America, the company said recently. When considering last year's sales numbers, VIZIO held the No. 1 spot for LCD HDTVs in the US with over 21% market share. In the final quarter of 2010, VIZIO's share of the market was 28%. VIZIO also boasts of being the leading shipper of LED backlit HDTVs in North America in Q4. Consumers Make VIZIO the #1 LCD HDTV in North America VIZIO #1 in US LCD HDTV for the full 2010 year with over 21% market share VIZIO’s share for Q4 US LCD HDTVs was 28% - the highest share any brand in the industry has achieved since 2004 VIZIO led the top brands in the industry with 55% Y/Y LCD HDTV sales growth,... Read more...
And just like that, all is right in the television world again. Or, at least between two giants in the industry who have been at each other's throats lately. LG and Vizio have been fighting over patents the past few years, but it looks like they're both resolving to let bygones be bygones in 2011. Vizio just announced that they have signed a settlement agreement together with cross license agreements ending a patent dispute with LG Electronics. If you can remember that far back, these disputes started in 2008. For around three years now, both companies have been bickering about who owns what, and who owes what. The settlement encompasses actions that LGE and VIZIO filed in the U.S. including... Read more...
VIZIO announced its new line up of LED TVs with models ranging from 16- to 71-inches. Among the new models are two Cinema HDTV LED models with a 21:9 Cinema aspect ratio, Theater 3D, and VIZIO Internet Apps. Select models in the E and M series and the entire XVT series feature VIZIO Theater 3D, a technology that uses a circular polarized filter to eliminate the need for batteries and shutter mechanisms in Theater 3D eyewear. Theater 3D also claims to be better than conventional "active" 3D systems by boasting of reduced crosstalk, fast motion without blurring, the ability to be up to 2X brighter, a wider horizontal viewing angle, and no Active Shutter 3D flicker. Depending on the model of TV,... Read more...
And with CES opening its doors in Las Vegas today, in comes the official Vizio news we were waiting for. It was reported last night that Vizio would be entering the tablet market; an odd move for a television maker, but today we've found out that it's true. Vizio is basically turning themselves into a consumer electronics powerhouse today. First TVs, now smartphones and tablets. Watch out! The VIA Phone and VIA Tablet have been launched in earnest today, both a part of the new VIA Plus ecoysystem. That's described as the next generation of Vizio Internet Apps, and we expect that both of those new products will integrate nicely with Vizio's line of HDTVs, Blu-ray players, etc. The VIZIO VIA Phone... Read more...
The Consumer Electronics Show for 2011 hasn't even started yet, but already things are warming up near Las Vegas. While Vizio themselves have yet to make a proper announcement, The Wall Street Journal has published a report that essentially spills the beans on two new major products from America's low-cost TV leader. Vizio has made a name for themselves over the years by producing low-cost televisions that still have high-end features: things like connected apps, 3D, 120Hz, etc. But for some reason, being up top in the television sector isn't enough for Vizio. Now, according to this report, they are planning to sink their teeth into two more blooming markets, where the competition will be equally... Read more...
3D HDTVs are obviously all the rage these days, right along with tablet PCs. The jury is still out on whether there's enough traction for them to truly stick around and make an impact in the grand scheme of things, but there's no question that companies are trying their best to market and promote them. Vizio is no different. The company's newest 65" 3D HDTV has launched this week, but it's offering something that few other rivals can: passive glasses. All of Sony's 3D HDTVs require "active glasses," which require batteries to operate and are generally more bulky and expensive. Passive glasses are the kind you use in a movie theater; they're light and cheap. The main reason that companies have... Read more...
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. And now, 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... Read more...
When you think VIZIO, you probably think of low-cost televisions at big box retailers. And that is exactly what has made VIZIO one of the fastest growing company's in America. But the newest TV from the company is pretty far from being a "big screen TV." In fact, it's a tiny screen TV. The company's new 7" Edge Lit Razor LED Portable TV is the company's first mini TV, offering an 800x480 resolution. The company says it's perfect for tailgating or hanging on the beach, anywhere that it's difficult to take a full-size TV. It also ships with a portable tuner stick that catches free-to-air ATSC or NTSC broadcast signals without subscription required, and it's just 1" deep. The folding antenna clips... Read more...
It's been some time since we've had any new HDTVs from Vizio to consider, but it looks like the company that's fighting it out with Samsung for the #1 spot in America has a few new higher-end models for those back to school apartment shoppers. The company's XVT series is expanding, with the new sets offering Full Array TruLED LCDs designed for deeper blacks and better off-angle viewing, and they also have increased zones of Smart Dimming for greater intelligent control plus the ability to reduce LED brightness to enable pure black. The new models are as follows: XVT553SV (55"), XVT473SV (47") and XVT423AV (42"). Not so easy to remember by name, but the features definitely help set them apart.... Read more...
The United States Customs and Border Protection agency has issued a ruling in favor of VIZIO, stating that all current models of VIZIO televisions do not infringe upon a patent held by Funai Electric Company. This ruling means that VIZIO can continue importing the fastest selling line of televisions in America without interruption. "Today's Customs ruling is yet another major step forward for VIZIO, our supply partners, our retail customers, and most importantly the American consumers who have shown they prefer VIZIO HDTVs over other brands," said Laynie Newsome, Co-Founder & Vice President of Sales and Marketing Communications. "We are pleased that Funai's ill-advised tactics continue to... Read more...
While HDTV growth is still strong during the global recession, Blu-ray adoption remains sluggish. We obviously can't pinpoint the exact reasons, but we have our guesses. The primary reason we figure the format still hasn't taken off the way BD backers would like is price. Even years after BD hit the mainstream, the price of admission is still too high. Most players are still hovering around the $200+ mark, while most consumers aren't yet willing to fork over that kind of dough to see only "incremental" boosts in audio/visual quality. Now, however, Vizio is hoping to turn the tables with a $188 Profile 2.0 player that should mimic higher-end units costing far more. If all goes well, it will debut... Read more...
Vizio showed up in style at CES 2009, and we're not just talking about the HDTVs it brought along. The company's balance sheet is looking about as healthy as any outfit's could possibly look these days, with it using momentum from the third quarter of last year to propel it right past Sony in Q4. No need to check your set -- we really just said that Vizio passed Sony for the number two spot in US flat-panel TV sales. According to its Q4 numbers -- which were absolutely amazing, by the way -- the low-cost HDTV leader in the United States was able to overtake a TV mainstay in Sony during a quarter which saw the latter company struggle like it had never struggled before. Of note, Samsung is still... Read more...
(CES) VIZIO, America's TV and Consumer Electronics Company, announced today the unveiling of its "Connected HDTV" Platform, which enhances the HDTV viewing experience by bringing personalized entertainment, information and social networking content into the viewer's living room. With unprecedented choice and control of web-based and local content from a wide range of popular content providers and services, including on-demand movies and music, news, weather, sports, gaming and social networking services, this platform will be integrated as a key feature into VIZIO televisions shipping to retailers nationwide this Fall 2009 in time for the busy holiday season.VIZIO's "Connected HDTV" Platform... Read more...
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