CES 2014: The Reference Series

This week at CES 2014 we were proud to announce our revolutionary new Reference Series Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV collection, highlighted by the larger-than-life 120” model.  VIZIO’s most powerful and advanced collection to date, the Reference Series started with a clean sheet of paper and was engineered from the ground up to offer consumers, videophiles and custom integrators an elite collection of TVs designed to set a new standard for world-class picture and audio quality. 

The result of over two years of research and development, the Reference Series by VIZIO was architected with the latest, innovative technologies that redefine best-in-class picture quality: High Dynamic Range combined with a powerful 800 nit bright backlight and 384 Active LED Zones for unprecedented contrast, Ultra-Color Spectrum with full support for true 10-bit color, and incredible Ultra HD picture performance with Spatial Scaling Engine for unmatched transformation of 1080p Full HD content.   

The Reference Series Ultra HD Smart TV collection by VIZIO will be available in 65” and 120” screen sizes – learn more at www.VIZIO.com/CES.

Check out the Reference Series Live from CES: http://youtu.be/kYbPV-XOMCA 

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/

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?

ENTER TODAY: www.vizio.com/BCSFanThrowdown

*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: www.store.vizio.com/BlackFriday.html

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: http://store.vizio.com/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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Watching Shark Week on Your VIZIO TV?

Here at VIZIO, we love tuning in and watching Shark Week! So what VIZIO products are you able to watch your favorite Shark Week Shows on? VIZIO Smart TVs allow you to tune in and re-watch many of your favorite Shark Week Episodes. Some of our favorite VIZIO Smart TV apps that stream Shark Week include Hulu Plus, Netflix, and YouTube. Feel free to tweet all your friends on your VIZIO Smart TV or post on your friend’s Facebook wall on the latest and newest shark attack! 

The VIZIO E-Series TV Line-Up Gets Top Marks from CNET

The VIZIO E-series shatters the mold for HDTV value, combining a slim frame design with advanced technology and premium features to deliver a more expansive viewing experience at a less expensive price. We were really excited to see what our friends at CNET had to say about it.

Check out the full video review above and to see the complete article click here.

Source CNET

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New Home Theater Sound Bars Deliver High Performing Audio

We are excited to announce three new additions to our home audio solutions with the 29” and two 38” sound bars in various home theater configurations. With a focus on premium design, amazing audio performance and advanced features such as built-in Bluetooth and integrated deep bass technology, these latest additions to our award-winning audio collection give consumers more ways to conveniently upgrade any room with the home theater experience this summer.

To celebrate the new solutions, through its online social community, VIZIO Fandemonium, fans get exclusive access to a custom Pandora station and a chance to win a home theater sound bar featuring DTS audio technology to enhance their summer entertainment experience.

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VIZIO Smart TV Twitter Chat with M-GO

Looking for an easy way to stream your favorite movies and TV shows? Make sure to check out VIZIO’s newest App now rolling out to VIZIO Smart TVs nationwide, M-GO! M-GO is the ‘people-friendliest’ way to watch your favorite movies and TV shows on your screens. With an Easy As Pie™ interface, six profiles per account, personalized recommendations and new releases, you can’t go wrong!

Join VIZIO and M-GO for our #VIZIOSmartTV Twitter Chat Thursday, August 8 from 12 – 1 PM PDT. Follow the conversation using hashtag #VIZIOSmartTV for all the details and a chance to win a 32” VIZIO M-Series Smart TV & a mega M-GO rental package!

To participate in the #VIZIOSmartTV Live Twitter Chat: 

1. Join us Thursday August 8 from 12 - 1 PDT (3 - 4 EDT) on Twitter

2. Follow the hashtag #VIZIOSmartTV

3. Follow @VIZIO and @MGO to make sure you get the whole picture

4. Answer Q1-Q4 with the #VIZIOSmartTV hashtag to be eligible for the grand prize, a VIZIO 32” M-Series Smart TV and M-GO rental bundle! To view complete sweepstakes rules click here.

 Note: We will only be talking about the outlined topic and we will not be answering questions outside those topics.

VIZIO Internet Apps Plus Comes to VIZIO M-Series TV

At VIZIO, we’re always looking to enhance our customer’s entertainment experience. With that, we’re excited to announce the debut of VIZIO Internet Apps Plus™ on our M-Series Razor LED™ smart TV collection.

VIZIO Internet Apps Plus provides you with an intuitive smart TV experience. The platform features advanced, full-screen app browsing, the ability to control apps with mobile devices and an intuitive app launcher.  You will not only navigate quicker and easier, but the redesign also provides access to a newly expanded full-screen app library, making it simple to find, organize and browse the full collection of apps.

Now you’ll have quicker and easy access straight from your M-Series smart TV to all of your favorite apps including Netflix, HuluPlus and YouTube. In addition, we’re adding some great new apps to the line up, including: M-GO, ESPN ScoreCenter, 3DGO! and more!

For more information on the VIZIO Internet Apps Plus platform, please visit VIZIO.com.

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