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Vizio Begins National Passive 3DTV Rollout

11/16/2011 12:05:24 PM Eastern
Irvine, Calif. - Vizio said Tuesday it recently ramped up distribution of its much-hyped, passive glasses M-Series 3D LCD TV line to dealers across the country.

Select screen sizes in the series have been available in recent months at select dealers and regions, but the company said most models are now available everywhere.

The passive-glasses 3D technology uses low-cost unpowered 3D glasses, unlike most rival 3D sets that use more expensive battery powered active-shutter glasses.

The Full HD 1080p M-Series line includes the 42- ($1,040 suggested retail), 46- ($1,260), and 55- ($1,650) screen sizes. A 65-inch ($2,100) version will start shipping in Jaunary 2012, the company said.

All use the company's "Edge Lit Razor LED" backlighting technology.

Vizio claims the LED system produces a brighter picture needed for optimal 3D effects.

The technology is also said to produce a wider horizontal viewing angle and improved fast motion pictures.

All M-Series models also include Vizio Internet Apps (V.I.A.) technology and built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi connectivity.

The company offers a premium Bluetooth QWERTY remote to navigate the connected platform for services including Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand, Facebook, Fandango, Flickr, Hulu Plus, Netflix, Pandora, Rhapsody, Twitter and VUDU.
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