VIZIO is shipping the first three HDTVs, part of VIZIO’s XVT (Extreme VIZIO Technology) Series, that include VIZIO Internet Apps™ (VIA) with built-in wireless (802.11n dual-band) networking and Bluetooth universal remote control with sliding QWERTY keyboard. Also included in the TV are a wide range of popular Internet apps that deliver on-demand HD movies, TV episodes, music, social networking, photos and more, with additional apps that users can download from the Internet directly to their HDTV.
The VIZIO 55” VF552XVT, 47” SV472XVT and 42” SV422XVT LCD HDTVs with VIA come with Amazon Video on Demand, Flickr, Netflix, Rhapsody, Twitter, VUDU and Yahoo TV Widgets pre-loaded on the TV, ready to launch onscreen at the touch of a single button on the premium Bluetooth universal remote control. These high performance XVT Series HDTVs also pack the latest in picture quality and audio technologies. The 55” and 47” models feature VIZIO’s industry-leading TruLED backlighting with Smart Dimming technology for incredible brilliance, color and contrast. All three models also deliver 240 Hz (SPS) Scenes Per Second Smooth Motion™ technology, Full 1080p HD resolution, SRS TruVolume and SRS TruSurround HD, and exceed Energy Star guidelines by up to 45%.
“VIZIO is excited to announce our highly anticipated launch of VIA™ Connected HDTVs into the market,” stated Laynie Newsome, VIZIO Co-Founder and V.P. Sales & Marketing Communications. “Enthusiasts on our extensive VIP waiting list will be the first to experience the advanced features and participate in the creation and development of new features.”
Designed to connect easily to the Internet right out of the box, these XVT Series HDTVs with VIA have integrated wireless (802.11n dual-band) and wired networking and automatically launch a quick interactive video that guides users step-by-step through the setup process. These models also are the first Internet enabled HDTVs to ship with a premium Bluetooth universal remote control with built-in sliding QWERTY keyboard that allows users to easily type and interact with their favorite apps – all without having to point the remote at the TV. The customized universal remote also uses infrared to control all of the A/V devices connected to their HDTV, such as DVD and Blu-ray players, VCRs, audio devices, cable and satellite set-top boxes, DVRs, and other components.
As of now Amazon is shipping the 47-inch and 55-inch version, although the larger of the two has a 3-5 week shipping window. There’s no word on when we can expect the other smaller variants of Vizio’s Internet connected sets.
Published on March 31, 2010