Vizio Going Long in '09

Vizio is looking to expand from a new-comer in the TV market to leading player in the home theater world. They're introducing a new product line destined to turn your sporting viewing into a super-event. 

120Hz is the latest buzz word, and Vizio's line wouldn't be complete without one. Their latest 55" 1080p LCD comes loaded with 120Hz Smooth Motion. Oooh. Silky smooth.

They have a new Sound Bar and a wireless subwoofer, which are both designed to complement the Vizio flat-panel TVs. Vizio is also releasing three small HD LCD sets, to give folks options as the digital transition gets closer.

One last bit of news is a 26" multimedia monitor with Full HD+, ideal for gamers.

Keep reading for the complete release on these new products.

NEW YORK and IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 20/PRNewswire/ -- VIZIO, America's HDTV Company, introduces a variety of new, high performance video and audio products in New York City this week. They include a new addition to the popular VIZIO XVT series with an impressive 55" 1080p 120Hz Smooth Motion Video(TM) LCD HDTV for only $1999 just in time for the Big Game, a High Definition performance packed Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer, three smaller screen stylish LCD HDTVs priced under $500, and a high performance Full HD+ 1080p multimedia monitor.

"VIZIO is committed to providing advanced technology to consumers at a value. We understand the importance of value and it doesn't stop at the price, consumers deserve performance, style, and great prices," says Laynie Newsome, VIZIO Co-Founder and VP Sales and Marketing Communications.

55" XVT 120Hz, 1080p LCD HDTV

VIZIO gets in the game with the new 55" XVT Series 120Hz (model VF550XVT1A), 1080p LCD HDTV featuring Smooth Motion Video(TM) Technology, which delivers flawless video frame after frame. As the Official HDTV of pro football player LaDainian Tomlinson, the newest XVT model delivers high performance with 50,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 9 total High Definition Inputs, and the latest in audio technology from SRS Labs.

The faster refresh rate of 120Hz is twice the speed of other LCDs (60Hz), VIZIO's Smooth Motion Video(TM) Technology eliminates motion blur from fast- action movie scenes. VIZIO's advanced noise reduction removes noise and artifacts caused by signal compression from cable and satellite providers. This latest XVT model displays 1.7 billion colors using a 10-bit data input panel, with a super fast 5ms response time. The VF550XVT1A is also equipped with an advanced polarizer for less reflectivity, it meets the Energy Star 3.0 criteria, and in Home Mode actually achieves an additional 15% savings making it extremely eco-friendly.

The unit is outfitted with 9 total High Definition Inputs, that include five HDMI inputs. It also includes VIZIO's HD Game Port(TM) with HD Inputs conveniently located on the side of the TV for fast connection of camcorders and game consoles. The rear panel also provides component, composite, S-video and VGA connections along with digital and analog audio jacks. VIZIO has also incorporated SRS TruSurround HD(TM) for a more immersive home theater experience and TruVolume(TM) technology that eliminates unwanted volume spikes when you channel surf and watch television commercials. The VIZIO 55" VXT LCD HDTV will be available in January 2009, selling for an MSRP of only $1999.99.

NEW High Performance HD Sound Bar and Wireless Subwoofer

VIZIO's new Sound bar and Wireless Subwoofer (model VSB210WS) delivers a high performance surround sound experience without the mess or clutter of multiple speakers. The VSB210WS uses four 3" high efficiency mid/bass drivers and a single 1" high performance aluminum dome neodymium tweeter for each channel. With a total harmonic distortion of less than .01%, the VSB210WS features SRS TruSurround(TM) for immersive surround sound and is one of the first products to utilize SRS Labs' TruVolume(TM), which prevents extreme volume fluctuations when changing channels or watching commercials. With its elegant piano black finish and subtle chrome accents VIZIO has designed one of the world's most stylish Sound Bar and Wireless Subwoofer solutions on the market today. The VSB210WS comes equipped with a hybrid table top stand and wall mount bracket providing consumers the ultimate installation flexibility.

The advanced 2.4GHz Wireless Subwoofer is outfitted with a long throw 6.5" woofer providing bass response that extends from 35Hz up to 80Hz. The Auto Sync function ensures the subwoofer connects wirelessly to the Sound Bar for convenient plug and play operation. Only a single cable is required to connect the VSB210WS to any flat panel TV.

The VIZIO VSB210WS Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer will be available in January 2009, selling for an MSRP of $349.99.

NEW Small Screen LCD HDTVs Just in Time for Holidays and Digital Transition: VA19, VA22LF, and VA26 LCD HDTV

Committed to great style, quality, and value, VIZIO releases three new models (VA19, VA22, and VA26) in smaller widescreen (16x9) sizes and featuring a bold, new industrial design. The VA22 (22") is VIZIO's smallest Full HD 1080p LCD TV and features a 5000:1 contrast ratio for exceptional black and rich colors. All models incorporate VIZIO's advanced polarizer for less reflectivity and meet the latest Energy Star version 3.0 standards, to ensure these models consume significantly less power during operation.

All three models will be available NOW and sell for the following MSRP:
VA19 (19") $249.99
VA22 (22") $349.99
VA26 (26") $449.99

NEW 26" Class 1080P FHD+ Multimedia Monitor Display

Further demonstrating VIZIO's commitment to cutting edge styles, features, and performance, the VMM26, 26" Class 1080P FHD+ multimedia monitor is VIZIO's answer for the power user and avid gamer. The VMM26 model is 25.5" diagonal wide screen 16:9 aspect ratio, displays 16.7 million colors and provides 1920 x 1200 resolution for a Full HD+ experience with 2.3 Million pixels for both computer and external game machines that support the extended resolution.

The built-in stand is height adjustable and can guide easily up and down up to 4.3", the design also offers tilt functions 5 degrees forward and 20 degrees back along with a built in swivel stand for optimal viewing in large spaces. The most unique and captivating feature is the illuminated touch controls that allow the user to adjust the display functions, in lieu of physical buttons, by touching the bottom of the screen the user activates the monitor's menus. The touch-activated menus include Power on/off, brightness control and image adjustments.

Capable of supplying a clear and vibrant image even in conditions of high ambient light, this new monitor comes with a built in contrast enhancing glass feature that is treated with advanced anti-reflective coating. Ideal for avid gamers the ultra fast response of 3ms will benefit the most graphic intense and fast paced video processing machines and equipment.

The monitor provides input and output connections on both the side with VIZIO's HD Game Port(TM) including 1xHDMI and 1xUSB (2.0) and rear access with an additional 3xUSB (2.0), 1xHDMI, 1xVGA, 1xDVI. The HDMI inputs facilitate the use of external HD game consoles such as PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The VMM26 monitor is currently available for an MSRP of $429.99.

Vizio is playing the game for all it's worth with these new products. Football has a new player. -Leslie Shapiro

PR Newswire