CES 2010 Las Vegas - Vizio formally launched here Tuesday a new XVT Pro HDTV series, featuring a range of advanced capabilities including LED backlighting with Smart Dimming technology, 3D TV support and built-in HD wireless content access.
The company said it will look to use the line to expand its distribution into select speciality and custom A/V retail accounts.
All XVT Pro HDTVs will include its Vizio Internet Apps (VIA) streaming Internet video access enabled by built-in HD wireless (802.11n dual-band) and wired networking, a Bluetooth universal remote control with sliding QWERTY keyboard, and interactive setup video to guide users in setting up connections.
For 3D support, the sets will utilize Sensio 3D technology that delivers 3D content over conventional 2D infrastructure. Viewers can view compatible 3D content wearing optional XpanD active-shutter glasses (sold separately).
The XVT Pro sets will present 3D in full HD 1080p video to each eye by rapidly alternating between the left-eye and right-eye images within the same visual space. The sets can produce 3D images from Sensio-encoded material on conventional DVD and Blu-ray players, as well as from future distribution channels such as pay per view, video on demand, DTV and HDTV broadcasts, the company said.
Highlighting the offerings here is a 72-inch 480Hz SPS TruLED Full HD3D with 480 zones of "Smart Dimming" technology, built in wireless HDMI and Vizio Internet Apps (VIA) with HD wireless networking. The set will ship in August at a $3,499 suggested retail
The company is also unveiling here this week a 58-inch Razor LED with Smart Dimming cinema display in a 21-by-9 aspect ratio that enables film enthusiasts to view 2.35:1 films on a full screen (2560-by-1080) without black bars.
The set also includes built-in wireless HDMI and VIA with HD wireless networking.
The line will also feature an XVTPRO550SV 55inch 480Hz SPS TruLED Full HD3D HDTV with 120 zones of Smart Dimming, built in wireless HDMI and VIA with HD wireless networking. It will ship in August at a $2,499 suggested retail.
The 47-inch XVTPRO470SV, which will ship in August at a $1,999 suggested retail, will feature 480Hz SPS TruLED Full HD3D model will offer 160 zones of Smart Dimming with built in wireless HDMI and VIA with HD wireless networking.
The built-in wireless HDMI feature eliminates the need for a HDMI cable connected to the display by streaming Full HD quality content from video sources wirelessly with 60GHz technology when connected to an optional Vizio wireless HDMI adapter.