Just when you thought you had the latest and greatest, think again. VIZIO, the once-bargain-priced value brand for LCD & Plasma TVs, throws itself into the spotlight with the announcement of an amazing line of next-gen LCD televisions. Feast your eyes upon the XVT series VIA™ HDTV (pictured above). So what exactly makes this TV so great?
The VIA™ (short for Vizio Internet Apps) Connected HDTV features include built-in 802.11n dual-band wireless (42”, 47” and 55” sizes only) and wired networking and a customized Bluetooth universal remote control with sliding QWERTY keyboard.
Why would your remote need a full keyboard, you might ask? Well, this puppy will have complete integration with: Accedo Broadband®, Amazon Video On Demand®, Blockbuster On Demand®, Flickr®, Netflix®, Pandora® and Rhapsody®, eBay®, Facebook®, RadioTime®, Revision3®, Rallypoint Sports®, Showtime®, Twitter® and Vudu®.
As if all of these features weren’t enough, this thing looks deadly and is priced to move… Model sizes from 32″ to 55″, starting at just $749 for the 32″ model available starting in July. In all models, VIZIO has integrated USB video inputs that are enhanced and offer high quality 1080p video playback, along with Mega Dynamic Contrast Ratio™ of up to 2,000,000:1 that makes for incredible black levels and almost three-dimensional imagery. All XVT series televisions include an advanced user interface control with picture in picture and picture on picture functionality as well as universal learning remote controls.
Superior TV audio is provided by SRS Labs’ TruSurround HD™ which enhances clarity and produces surround sound without external speakers, and TruVolume™ which eliminates annoying volume fluctuations when switching channels or during commercial breaks.
I don’t know about you, but seeing this kind of makes me regret buying a new 47″ TV less than a year ago. Might have to start the process of getting one of these XVT’s for the ol’ living room!! Anyone want to buy a slightly-used, not-as-cool LCD TV?
All images in this post provided by and copyright VIZIO, Inc.