VIZIO Announces Availability of XVT Series Cinemawide™ 21:9 Aspect Ratio HDTV, the First Ultra-Widescreen HDTV of its kind in the U.S.
Irvine, CA - June 26, 2012 - VIZIO, America's #1 LCD HDTV Company*, announced the availability of the highly anticipated XVT Series Cinemawide™ LED Smart TV with Theater 3D®, the first 21:9 ultra-widescreen TV available in the United States. VIZIO's groundbreaking TV allows movie lovers to experience the latest Hollywood blockbusters without the distraction of black bars at the top and bottom of the picture.
The 21:9 Cinemawide screen is wider than the standard 16:9 screen found on most HDTVs, allowing it to perfectly fit the 2.35:1 aspect ratio used for most major Hollywood films. Movie lovers no longer need to see black bars at the top and bottom of the screen, giving them more room to enjoy the crisp, clear picture. The unique 2560 x 1080p screen and Edge Lit Razor LED™ technology deliver breathtaking HD at a higher resolution than conventional 1920x1080 resolution. Smart Dimming™ assures a brilliant picture with outstanding contrast and detail and with the integration of SRS StudioSound HD™, this TV's rich surround sound is just as immersive as the picture.
"As the first to bring a 21:9 aspect ratio, ultra-wide screen 3D HDTV of its kind to the U.S. market, we're proud to be giving consumers the opportunity to view movies the way they were meant to be enjoyed," said Matt McRae, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. "Not only does the Cinemawide HDTV eliminate the black bars, it also allows movie and tech enthusiasts to get the most out of their HD and 3D experiences with excellent picture quality and VIZIO Internet Apps."
The XVT Series Cinemawide HDTV features VIZIO's award-winning Theater 3D technology, providing flicker-free 3D that is clear, crisp and up to two times brighter than conventional 3DTVs, delivering a vibrant cinema-quality 3D experience. VIZIO Internet Apps® also stands as a key component, providing endless entertainment options by bringing thousands of streaming movies, TV shows, and songs directly from the Internet, to the consumer's fingertips**.
VIZIO's Theater 3D technology delivers the state-of-the-art 3D technology used at your local movie theater into your home to produce an immersive 3D experience. Four pairs of lightweight, inexpensive and comfortable battery-free 3D glasses are included with each Cinemawide 3D HDTV.
The VIZIO Cinemawide provides the ultimate smart TV experience.Users can enjoy full-screen, full-resolution 16:9 HDTV on the rightside of the screen while accessing VIZIO Internet Apps in a column on the leftside of the screen. This allows viewers to check scores, catch up on news, or a share a tweet - all while watching TV. Built-in Wi-Fi makes it easy to connect to the Internet and a premium Bluetooth® universal remote control with full keyboard lets users type search and browse apps with ease.
The VIZIOmodel XVT3D580CM - 58-inch class Cinemawide LED Smart TV with Theater3D is now available exclusively on VIZIO.com for $2799 MSRP, with a limited time, introductory offer of $2499.
*IHS iSuppli Corporation Research Q2 2012 Market Tracker Report of Q1 2012.
**High-speed/broadband Internet service and access equipment are required and not provided by VIZIO. Additional fees and/or subscriptions may be required for certain content and services. VIZIO makes no warranties, representations, or assurances of any kind as to the content, availability, or functionality of third party content or services.
VIZIO, Inc., headquartered in Irvine, California, is America's #1 LCD HDTV Company*. In Q2 2007, VIZIO skyrocketed to the top by becoming the #1 shipping brand of flat panel HDTVs in North America and in Q3 2007 became the first American brand in over a decade to lead in U.S. LCD HDTV shipments. Since 2007 VIZIO LCD HDTV shipments remain in the top ranks in the U.S. and were #1 for the total year in 2009 and 2010. VIZIO is committed to bringing feature-rich consumer electronics to market at a value through practical innovation. VIZIO offers a broad range of award winning consumer electronics. VIZIO's products are found at Costco Wholesale, Sam's Club, Walmart, Target, BJ's Wholesale, and other retailers nationwide along with authorized online partners. VIZIO has won numerous awards including a #1 ranking in the Inc. 500 for Top Companies in Computers and Electronics, Fast Company's 6th Most Innovative CE Company of 2009, and made the lists of Ad Age's Hottest Brands, CNET's Editor's Choice, CNET Best of CES 2011 - Television, IGN Best of CES - Television, Bluetooth.org Best of CES, Good Housekeeping's Best Big-Screens, PC World's Best Buy, Popular Mechanics Editor's Choice and OC Metro's 10 Most Trustworthy Brands among many other prestigious honors. For more information, please call 888-VIZIOCE or visit on the web at www.VIZIO.com.
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Posted by Shane Sturgeon, June 28, 2012 7:08 PM
About Shane SturgeonShane Sturgeon is the Co-Publisher and Chief Technologist of HDTV Magazine, an industry publication with HDTV roots going back to 1984, when Dale Cripps founded The HDTV Newsletter. Today, HDTV Magazine is a leading online resource for HDTV news and information and captures the eyes and imaginations of over 3 million visitors annually. Mr. Sturgeon has a background in information technology and has served in various consulting capacities for Fortune 500 companies such as J.P. Morgan Chase, Verizon Communications, Proctor & Gamble and Nationwide Insurance. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Wright State University.