Last week's 2013 International CES featured an insane amount of new HDTVs, including many with new, drool-worthy features. VIZIO was certainly doing its part for the frenzy, announcing a stunning 31 new TV models for 2013.
The company is kicking off the year with a brand new line of M-Series Razor LED Smart TVs. However, the most eye-catching (and eye-popping) news is that VIZIO is getting into the Ultra High-Defintion game, adding a little something with four times the resolution of 1080p with its XVT-Series.
VIZIO is planning to pack a lot into its UHDTV line -- and we're not even talking about that resolution. The XVT-Series Ultra HD Razor LED Smart TVs with Theater 3D will include the 55-inch XVT551d, the 65-inch XVT651d and the 70-inch XVT701d. All will include passive 3D technology, an ultra-slim frame, Razor LED technology, and a 240Hz refresh rate.
There's no word on pricing for the models in the XVT-Series. However, VIZIO plans to make that announcement closer to the line's release date -- and there's no word on when that will happen, either.
That said, the company will have plenty of non-UHD models for the year. The bulk of the lineup will fall under that M-Series. It will include the 32-inch M321i ($399.99), the 40-inch M401i ($529.99), the 47-inch M471i ($699.99), the 50-inch M501d ($849.99), the 55-inch M551d ($1199.99), the 60-inch M601d ($1599.99), the 65-inch M651d ($1999.99), the 70-inch M701d ($2499.99) and the 80-inch M801d ($4499.99). Whew!
All nine models boast an ultra-slim frame with a near edge-to-edge glass design and WiFi with VIZIO Internet Apps (V.I.A.). The latter is VIZIO's web-based platform, which provides on-screen access to Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, Hulu Plus, VUDU, Pandora, YouTube, and much more.
All of the M-Series models have WiFi Direct universal remote controls with backlit keys. Models over 50 inches also have advanced local dimming, a 240Hz refresh rate with Smooth Motion, and VIZIO's own Theater 3D passive 3D technology with battery-free glasses.
There's no exact word on when VIZIO will start shipping the M-Series. However, the company says that we should expect to see models selling sometime later this year.
If you're itching for a new HDTV now, VIZIO has the E-Series. This line includes the 22-inch E221 ($159.99), the 24-inch E241i ($199.99), the 29-inch E291i ($259.99), the 40-inch E401i ($529.99), the 42-inch E420d ($529.99), the 50-inch E500i ($699.99) and E500d ($729.99), the 55-inch E551i ($879.99), the 60-inch E601i ($999.99), the 65-inch E650i ($1299.99), and the 70-inch E701i ($1999.99). All have a full 1080p HD image, advanced local dimming, SRS StudioSound HD, DTS technology, and more HDMI inputs (depending on the model).
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