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: http://store.vizio.com/environment/

westridgehero:

Saw this monster at work, some lucky dude is going to enjoy the NFL season with this. #vizio #tv #70inch #hd #target

And what a perfect way to enjoy NFL season. Thanks for sharing the pic westridgehero!

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PC Mag Editor’s Choice: VIZIO M-Series 55” Smart TV 

We are excited to announce that PC Mag has made the VIZIO M-Series 55” Smart TV its Editor’s Choice midrange HDTV. Check out all the details from PC Mag here and to learn where to purchase this beauty head over to VIZIO.com.

(via Vizio M551D-A2R Review & Rating | PCMag.com)

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frairie:

Got this tv. ;) #target #smarttv #vizio (at Target)

Congrats on the new VIZIO Smart TV frairie

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The VIZIO M-Series: Not Just a Pretty Face

Check out CNET’s review of the new VIZIO M-Series TV Line-upThe new VIZIO M-Series is distinguished by a signature industrial design that perfectly complements its brilliant display. An ultra-slim frame takes brilliant picture virtually to the edge of your TV screen. With a razor-thin profile, interior metal construction and a lustrous metallic finish, it brings a designer touch to any room. 

But the M-Series is is more than skin deep and packed with features that deliver on the ultimate entertainment experience. The line-up is loaded with advanced technologies that push brilliance to new heights. Innovations like Razor LED with Smart Dimming, 1080p Full HD, a 10M:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio and a 240Hz effective refresh rate bring a state-of-the-art viewing experience to life right on your screen. 

Don’t take our word for it, head over to CNET and check out their full review here.

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Eagles QB Matt Barkley Checks Out VIZIO

We were excited to have Eagles QB Matt Barkely stop by VIZIO HQ today to take a look at some of the latest VIZIO technology. It was great to be able to show off the new VIZIO 11.6” Tablet PC, VIZIO M-Series TV Line-Up, award winning Sound Bar and much more. Thanks for stopping by Matt!

VIZIO Takes on PEPCOM with M-Series TVs, PC Line-up and more!

The VIZIO team was in NYC this week to show off some of the latest and greatest VIZIO products at the PEPCOM Digital Experience!

Editors from over 300 media outlets including Men’s Journal, Gizmodo and Popular Mechanics, stopped by the event and had the opportunity to check out our 24” All-in-One Touch PC, 15.6” Touch Thin + Light PC, 42’ 5.1 Sound Bar, and the always popular 80” Razor LED M-Series Smart TV.

We heard some really great feedback from these editors and can’t wait to see their reviews of our favorite new products coming soon.

The New VIZIO 80” M-Series TV is Now Available

We are excited to announce that the all-new VIZIO M-Series 80” Razor LED Smart TV with Theater 3D is now available at VIZIO.com, Best Buy, Costco, Amazon, Sam’s Club and Walmart. 

The 80” smart TV platform has been revamped so users of all skill levels can quickly and easily breeze through set-up and get connected. The intuitive smart TV platform offers more apps than ever before, making it convenient to start watching TV or browse apps like Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, M-GO, VUDU, HuluPlus, YouTube, Pandora and Facebook, using the TV’s built-in Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection to the Internet.

Like the rest of the M-Series collection, the 80” unit boasts an ultra-modern, ultra-thin bezel that virtually vanishes next to the edge-to-edge display and features a sleek backlit smart remote control perfect for nighttime viewing. Beginning Summer 2013, all M-Series remote controls will be enabled with Wi-Fi and Universal remote features, allowing consumers to efficiently navigate and seamlessly switch between devices.

Featuring Smart Dimming technology to deliver deeper blacks and brighter whites, the 80” Razor LED M-Series features a more vivid picture with full HD 1080p and 240Hz effective refresh rate featuring Smooth Motion enhanced with backlight scanning. VIZIO’s Theater 3D technology provides a crystal-clear, flicker-free 3D picture for a more immersive 3D viewing experience.

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