Vizio To Demo 2 3D Systems At Line Shows

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said Tuesday that it plans to make its first appearance at the Consumer Electronics Association Line Shows here next week a showcase for its two approaches to 3D HDTV presentation, among other things.

The company will show a variety of HD LCD TVs and wireless 3D Blu-ray Disc players using two different 3D TV techniques, the active-shutter technique using Bluetooth wireless technology instead of the standard IR system used by most competitors, and a system based on the same passive polarized glasses system used in most commercial movie theaters.

Vizio said it will showcase two 3D televisions to demonstrate the approaches.  A 55-inch TruLED Active 3D HDTV incorporates a frame-sequential display and active-shutter glasses that work together with Vizio's 480Hz SPS high-frame-rate technology for FullHD 3D images.

A Vizio 65-inch passive 3D HDTV enables the use of less-expensive passive polarized glasses, while providing viewers greater style and comfort, Vizio said.

For 3D Blu-ray playback the company will demonstrate its Vizio VIA Connected VBR330 with 2D and 3D HD capability.

Also on tap at the company's booth will be a comprehensive line of Vizio Internet Apps (VIA)-enabled TruLED and Razor LED LCD TVs and Blu-ray players.

Vizio said it is putting the VIA system in every popular screen size, from 22 to 55 inches, this year.

The 55-inch XVT-series TruLED HDTV and the M261VP 26-inch Razor LED LCD HDTV both include the VIA system.  The M261VP and the 22-inch M220NV are among the smallest Internet-enabled HDTVs on the market. Both include built-in Wi-Fi (802.11n) access for easy setup, and the M261VP adds Full 1080p HD with Razor LED backlighting.

Vizio is also showing its VHT510 5.1 home-theater sound bar with wireless subwoofer offering a slim profile design that fits under any flat-screen TV, Vizio said.

The wireless subwoofer can be placed anywhere up to 60 feet away and connects two satellite speakers for surround-sound speaker placements.

To bring Internet-delivered content to its new VIA devices, Vizio will also show its XWR100 dual-band HD wireless Internet router, which optimizes wireless streaming of HD movies, TV episodes and music to Internet HDTVs and Blu-ray Disc players and other Wi-Fi-enabled devices.

The XWH100 helps prevent loading delays while viewing online movies or TV shows. It features a USB port to connect a hard drive to share access to videos, photos and other content.

Also to be displayed are a range of Vizio headphones, including wireless home-theater headphones that automatically sync with Vizio sound.


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