CES 2014: Updated VIZIO Internet Apps Plus

VIZIO, America’s #1 smart TV company*, announced this week the addition of more popular apps, Ultra HD streaming and second screen experiences to their popular VIZIO Internet Apps Plus™ platform.

The latest generation VIZIO’s smart TV platform – VIZIO Internet Apps Plus – represents two years of development based on years of customer feedback and usage analysis to deliver consumers an even smarter smart TV experience. It features a new app dock that overlays the bottom of the screen for quick, at-a-glance access to seven of the user’s favorite apps, without interrupting on-screen content. 

For more information on VIZIO’s complete Smart TV line-up, visit VIZIO.com/CES.

*The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, Q2 2013 LED TV units with Apps included

CES 2014: Enhanced Computing Line-Up

This week at CES 2014, VIZIO announced a high-performance line-up in the form of the 15.6” Thin + Light Touch and 24” All-in-One Touch PCs. Both models offer premium features, 1080p full HD touchscreen displays and 4th generation Intel Core i7 Quad-core processors to provide superb performance, graphics and an unparalleled entertainment experience.

Designed to deliver the best possible end-user experience, VIZIO PCs boast Intel’s latest quad-core processor, the powerful 4th generation Core i7 processor which provides enough muscle to handle the most demanding tasks including streaming HD movies, music and gaming. Also equipped with Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics, consumers will appreciate amazing visuals that deliver discrete GPU-like performance in an integrated graphics form factor.

For more information about VIZIO’s computing collection, visit http://store.vizio.com/ct15tc1.html 

Check out the VIZIO Computing line-up live from CES!

CES 2014: Portable Smart Audio

This week at CES, VIZIO debuted an innovative, portable Smart Audio line-up, that delivers powerful audio in an all-in-one solution.

A solution for today’s streaming audio fan, VIZIO’s portable smart audio line-up differs from existing Bluetooth or wireless speakers by delivering a complete “smart” audio experience. Combining unparalleled high-quality audio performance with a built-in touchscreen display that runs Android KitKat, VIZIO’s latest audio innovation is built for easy direct streaming.

Rather than being tethered to a Bluetooth-enabled or docked device, the VIZIO portable smart audio collection offers consumers all-in-one portability that allows audio and video apps to be streamed independently from smartphones or tablets. Thanks to Android KitKat, streaming content like music, TV shows, movies and games is easier than ever. 

The VIZIO 7” and 4.7” portable smart audio products feature superior audio quality that even discerning audiophiles can appreciate, complete with integrated deep bass modules for low frequency fidelity. From the office, to kitchen, to beach or backyard BBQ, the portability of VIZIO’s portable smart audio line-up marries convenience with high performance audio quality in a unique, no-compromise mobile design. 

For more information on VIZIO’s innovative smart audio device, visit VIZIO.com/CES

Check out the Portable Smart Audio Collection live from CES: http://youtu.be/qMov60w7-bM

CES 2014: VIZIO P-Series Ultra HD

This week at CES, we are very excited to announce the all-new P-Series Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV collection. Offering the essentials for the most complete Ultra HD solution, P-Series is the culmination of advanced picture quality, powerful performance and a beautifully simple Ultra HD experience, delivering on the features consumers seek most.  

With advanced local dimming technology, featuring a backlight that consists of 64 Active LED Zones, HEVC Codec for Ultra HD streaming and VIZIO’s V6 six-core processor that combines a quad-core GPU and dual-core CPU for unparalleled performance and maximum speed, VIZIO’s P-Series has been engineered to deliver the full range of Ultra HD content consumers want.   The VIZIO P-Series Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV collection – featuring 50”, 55”, 60”, 65”and 70” screen sizes – will start at just $999.99.

More information on VIZIO’s P-Series Ultra HD line will be released closer to product availability. For more information on VIZIO’s complete product line-up, visit VIZIO.com/CES.

Check out the P-Series live from CES: http://youtu.be/LpeEF8BAsH4

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! 

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