Good for VIZIO Customers and Good for the Environment 

Blog By: Ken Lowe, Vice President and Co-Founder of VIZIO 

For the 2013 model year all VIZIO LCD televisions use LED backlights.

The old method of creating the light was by CCFL (Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp) tubes.  These are similar in operation to the fluorescent tube lamps that are commonplace in stores and offices and like these lamps each CCFL contains a small amount of mercury.  Because of this, care has to be taken when recycling these older LCD TVs because the CCFLs have to be removed unbroken to be disposed of separately ensuring the mercury is recovered.

Another important factor for using LED is that they consume less electricity so that the total power taken by the LCD LED HDTV is significantly less than previous ones.  The average power taken by one of our 32” Class size LCE LED HDTVs is about the same as a 25W incandescent light bulb.  This not only means that it costs less in electricity for our Customers to use their television, it means less demand for electricity and hopefully removing the need to build another power station.

A big bonus with using an LED Backlight is that it also helps improve the quality of the picture, allowing us to use techniques such as local dimming.  It has always been difficult to produce black with LCD panels.  It can seem weird to talk about producing nothing (no light) but when there is still light shining behind the LCD panel it is an enormous task to prevent all of the light from getting through.  With local dimming we are able to reduce the amount of light being emitted by LEDS in areas where the video is dark so the picture is dark, improving the overall picture quality.

For more information on VIZIO’s greener methods, click here:

The VIZIO Top Value Performer Award is back!

We’re looking for the professional football player who blew away expectations and most outperformed their base salary in 2013. VIZIO is calling on fans from coast-to-coast to choose the 2013 TVP by voting online and on Twitter using player hashtags!

2013 TVP Finalists:

Giovani Bernard—Running Back, Cincinnati

Julius Thomas– Tight End, Denver

Alshon Jeffery—Wide Receiver, Chicago

Zac Stacy—Running Back, St. Louis

Russell Wilson—Quarterback, Seattle

Check it out and make some noise for your pick now:

VIZIO Visits the Set of Crackle’s Chosen Season 2 

Action-packed and full of shocking plot twists, Crackle’s original series, Chosen, follows an unsuspecting father and lawyer, Ian Mitchell (Milo Ventimiglia), as he is thrust into a deadly game where he must kill or be killed.

New characters played by Chad Michael Murray, Sarah Roemer and Brandon Routh are introduced in the much-anticipated second season. VIZIO went behind-the-scenes during the filming of Chosen Season 2 and spent the day with the stars and creators of the show.

Check out the exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes action!

Catch up on Chosen Season 1, available now on the Crackle app on your VIZIO Smart TV or Co-Star Stream Player. Chosen Season 2 premieres exclusively on Crackle on Thursday, December 12th. 

Calling all College Football Superfans! 

Sign up for VIZIO Fandemonium for a chance to win a VIP* package to the 2014 VIZIO BCS National Championship Game and a 55” M-Series Smart TV!

All you need to do is show us that you’re a true Superfan—doesn’t matter what team you root for, just upload a video or a photo and your story that proves to the world that nobody is a bigger and more loyal college football fan than you are. We’ll choose the top ten Superfans, then let YOU vote starting 12/16 on which Fan deserves to go to the VIZIO BCS National Championship!

We’re looking for the most passionate and creative College Football fan in the country! Are you fan enough?


*VIP Package for you and a guest includes: Round Trip tickets to Los Angeles, Hotel accommodations for two nights, Tickets to the BCS Game and VIP tickets to the ESPN tailgate area.

Shop VIZIO Black Friday Now!

Starting now through Monday, December 2, VIZIO is offering incredible deals plus free shipping on HDTVs and Sound Bars while supplies last.

Great Bundle Deals!

70” E-Series Smart TV & 54” Sound Bar + Free Shipping — $1,674.98

60” E-Series Smart TV & 54” Sound Bar + Free Shipping — $1,074.98

Free Sound Bar Offers!

47” M-Series Smart TV + 40” Sound Bar & Free Shipping — $679.99

50” M-Series Smart TV + 40” Sound Bar & Free Shipping — $799.99

Check out the deals and purchase your VIZIO HDTV and Sound Bar here:

Introducing the 54” Sound Bar from VIZIO   

Upgrade your big screen with big audio from VIZIO’s 54” 3.0 Sound Bar with Integrated Deep Bass. Designed for any HDTV 55” and larger, this sound bar provides dedicated left, right and center channels for immersive room filling audio. 

Dual Deep Bass Modules add serious low-end frequency without the need for an external subwoofer. Built-in Bluetooth allows you stream music wirelessly from your Bluetooth enabled smartphone, tablet or PC even when the TV is off. Bluetooth with aptX® enhanced streaming technology allows for streaming near-CD quality audio.

The 54” 3.0 Home Theater Sound Bar is now available at for $299.99. For more information, please visit

What is Smart?

These days, many companies are defining “smart” the same way. Their approach is to pack their products with infinite gadgets and gizmos, to make them seem smarter. The result is something that is overly complicated.

At VIZIO, our philosophy is different. With the M-Series, we focused on the consumer experience. We didn’t just give the M-Series amazing picture quality and sleek design; we made it intuitive and human. We made something that is beautifully simple. 

Check out our new commercial for the ultra-intuitive M-Series Smart TV on YouTube:

Co-Star LT Stream Player

Today we are excited to introduce our new stream player, the Co-Star LT. With Co-Star LT, it is easier than ever to transform any HDTV into the ultimate Smart TV. Powered by VIZIO Internet Apps Plus™, Co-Star LT adds apps such as Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, M-GO, Hulu and more to your TV. Delivering the same leading Smart TV experience now available on the latest VIZIO M-Series Smart TVs, you can easily browse apps while watching live TV uninterrupted. You can even control apps and seamlessly transfer content between your TV, mobile phone and tablet with the flick of a finger, creating the ideal second screen experience. Co-Star LT features built-in Wi-Fi for easy, hassle-free internet access and is simple to set up to your TV and cable or satellite receiver with two HDMI ports.

The new Co-Star LT is now available at for $79.99. You can also find Co-Star LT at Amazon,,, Walmart and later this month. For more information, please visit

TDs For TVs

Today we announced the second year of TDs For TVs! For every touchdown Stevie Johnson scores beginning with Buffalo’s Sunday match-up against Miami, and running through the end of the season, we’re giving one lucky fan a new 65” M-Series Smart TV. In addition, the Boys & Girls Club in the city where Johnson scores will also receive a brand new 65” M-Series Smart TV.


Fandemonium members earn 100 points toward rewards and prizes for entering TDs For TVs. Join today:

Official VIZIO Game Day Guide

Every fan should have the ultimate game day experience. Now, you can make sure you do with the VIZIO Game Day Guide!

The perfect game day begins with the perfect TV for your living room. From 50” to 80”, there’s an ideal size for you. Once you’re all set up, be sure to download the latest sports apps on your VIZIO Smart TV. Keep track of multiple games with Yahoo! Sports, watch clips of your favorite moments with ESPN Extra and don’t forget to keep your friends updated on your teams with the Twitter app.

Last but not least, you can’t have game day without great grub! We’ve chosen a few of our favorite game day recipes to keep you fueled throughout the game. 

Check out the Official VIZIO Game Day Guide:

P.S. Fandemonium members earn 50 points toward rewards and prizes for visiting the Game Day Guide. Join today!

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