Vizio launches three VIA Connected XVT HDTVs


‘And it does this too’ – is probably one of the most attention grabbing lines manufacturers can entice gadget buffs with. Building devices that serve multi-purposes have always been a popular idea. Vizio has released three XTV series LCD HDTVs called VF552XVT, SV472XVT and SV422XVT. The devices embrace VIA Internet Apps with in-built 802.11n dual band connectivity and Bluetooth universal remote control.

The HDTVs come pre-loaded with Amazon Video on Demand, Netflix, Flickr, Twitter, Rhapsody, VUDU and Yahoo TV widgets. The 55” VF552XVT and 47” SV472XVT are attributed with TruLED backlighting and Smart Dimming intelligence. All three offer 1080p HD resolution and are infused with 240Hz SPS Smooth Motion technology. They extend in-built wireless 802.11n dual band as also wired networking and automatically launch a quick interactive video that supplies step-by-step guidance to the setting up process.

“VIZIO is excited to announce our highly anticipated launch of VIA Connected HDTVs into the market. Enthusiasts on our extensive VIP waiting list will be the first to experience the advanced features and participate in the creation and development of new features,” remarked Laynie Newsome, Vizio Co-Founder and V.P. Sales and Marketing Communications.

The audio system of these HDTVs is supported by SRS TruSurround HD and SRS TruVolume. Each are sold with a Bluetooth universal remote control with sliding QWERTY keyboard that lets owners type in and interact with applications without needing to point the remote at their TV sets. It may be used to control other A/V devices connected to TV like a DVD or Blu-ray player, STB and so on.

Moreover, the company has also announced three other XVT Pro series HDTVs, four M-series HDTVs and five XVT series HDTVs for 2010. The pricing details for Vizio’s latest offerings are foggy for now.