Irvine, Calif. -
said Wednesday its previously announced first three XVT-series 3D LCD TVs are now available through select online retail sites, including Amazon.com, Target.com, SamsClub.com and Vizio.com.
The XVT3SV-series models, which will see distribution ramp up to hit brick-and-mortar stores in December, are offered in the 42-inch, 47-inch and 55-inch screen sizes. All feature FullHD 1080p resolution, Vizio Internet Apps (VIA) and active-shutter 3D glasses technology.
The models will head up a 3D Home Theater Ecosystem product assortment that also encompasses Vizio's FullHD 3D glasses, 3D Blu-ray Disc players with wireless apps, wireless Internet router and high-speed HDMI cables.
To help support the new XVT3SV-series sets, Vizio said it will run a new TV spot featuring BeyoncÃ©. The spots will present a performance face-off between a live-performing BeyoncÃ© against a recording of herself on a Vizio XVT TV with the VIA system.
Other features in the 3D sets include, high speed HDMI inputs, SRS TruSurround HD and 480Hz SPS motion processing.
The VIA system is supported by a built-in dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth remote with sliding QWERTY keypad.
Current VIA apps include Amazon Video On Demand, Facebook, Flickr, Netflix, Rhapsody, Pandora, Twitter, Vudu and Yahoo! TV Widgets, as well as several new apps recently released, including Fandango, Yahoo Fantasy Football, NBA Game Time, Wiki TV, My-Cast, MediaBox, TuneIn Radio, Web Videos and iMemories.
The 55-inch XVT3D554SV and 47-inch XVT3D474SV models have a full-array TruLED backlighting system with Smart Dimming, while the 42-inch XVT3D424SV uses Razor LED edge lighting with Smart Dimming.
Vizio is also shipping this month two 3D Blu-ray Disc players with wireless apps technology, each carrying a $190 suggested retail.
Models VBR333 and VBR334 feature built-in Wi-Fi connectivity and a host of apps services, including Netflix, Vudu, Pandora and others.
The players support up to 7.1 channels of digital surround sound, Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD. Buyers can now get a free HD movie rental from Vudu and a free Netflix trial.