August 25, 2010
| by Robert Archer
Within the world of custom electronics the mere reference of the manufacturer Vizio usually elicits a variety of opinions.
There is, however, no disputing the company’s popularity. The Calif.-based company is one of the most popular manufacturers in the entire world of consumer electronics.
On Aug. 20 the company announced that its Xtreme Vizio Technology (XVT) TruLED LED LCD televisions have started to ship.
The line of products includes a range of five screen sizes: 32 inch, 37 inch, 42 inch, 47 inch and 55 inch. They incorporate the company’s Smart Dimming LED dimming technology, dual-band 802.11n wireless Internet connectivity, Vizio’s Web apps, and multiple HDMI inputs.
In addition, all of the TVs offer Vizio’s Smooth Motion video processing, IR/Bluetooth remote controls that include QWERTY keyboards and full backlit LED lighting for improved contrast ratios.
The products carry MSRPs ranging from $699 to $2,199.
Bob is a dedicated audiophile who has been writing about A/V for Electronic House sister publication CE Pro since 2000.