Superior Technologies in VIZIO’s Full Array TruLED XVT Series Set the Picture Quality Standard for HDTVs.VIZIO’s XVT™ Series HDTVs use Full Array TruLED™ LCD technology for significant performance advantages over competitors’ sets, with superior uniformity, better off-angle viewing and deeper blacks…..
Even though most HDTVs stick to just the task of outputting TV broadcasts, VIZIO went all the way and gave its XVT series of large and powerful LCD HDTVs a full set of PC-like features, such as wireless connectivity, apps and even QWERTY keyboards built as part of their Bluetooth remote controls.A single TV with such a set of features would not be too unusual as a means of testing the market, but VIZIO didn’t release just one, but a whole line of XVT displays.The list includes versions of multiple screen sizes, all with LED backlighting and a refresh rate of 240 Hz.
This year’s iteration of VIZIO’s top of the line XVT LCDs (at least until the XVT3D — née XVT Pro — series hits in Q4) are finally ready to ship and, as we’ve come to expect, pack a long list of features to go along with their price tags. The 240Hz 42-, 47-, and 55-inch versions all feature LED backlighting, which may be ready to beat criticisms of of light black levels with a claimed 10,000,000:1 contrast ratio. Whether or not you believe any TV manufacturer’s contrast measurements, an increased 120 zones of backlighting (up from 80 last year, up to 160 from 120 on the 47-inch) and a profile that’s 2 inches slimmer (down to just 3 inches deep) this time around should be easily noticeable. The 37- and 32-inch XVT models rely on the company’s edge lit Razor LED lighting tech and are less than 2 inches this, with stated 1,000,000:1 contrast ratios.
What’s more, the TVs are quite thin and, while not as cheap as other products of similar screen sizes, include the VIZIO Internet Apps suite of features, a widget-based applications platform.This platform supports Netflix, Pandora and other streaming services, and is taken advantage of through the support for WiFi and the QWERTY Bluetooth remote.”VIZIO is solidifying its position as a technology and performance leader with the introduction of the new generation of XVT HDTVs,” said John Schindler, VIZIO VP New Products.
VIZIO, America’s HDTV and Consumer Electronics Company, announced today shipping of a new lineup of leading edge XVT (Xtreme VIZIO Technology) Series HDTVs featuring Full Array TruLED™ LCD HDTV technology. VIZIO, a leading seller of LED LCD TVs in the U.S. with 500,000 units sold in the second quarter, offers its premium XVT line with picture quality improvements that elevate the performance standard for LED backlit LCD HDTVs and produce the best possible viewer experience.
VIZIO is solidifying its position as a technology and performance leader with the introduction of the new generation of XVT HDTVs,” said John Schindler, VIZIO VP New Products. “Our dedication to high performance drives us to use the best commercially available technology. Each of our XVT TruLED sets uses a Full Array with local dimming that produces an unquestioned superior picture. Many competitive manufacturers have decided to use only Edge Lit technology in their flagship products, but edge lighting results in an inevitable compromise in performance.
Other than arbitrary and easily fudged specs, VIZIO’s fighting the competition with its VIA suite of features widget based app platform with Netflix, Pandora & others, built-in WiFi and QWERTY Bluetooth remote — and they’re all here, along with plenty of HDMI inputs and SRS audio technology. The 32-inch isn’t the cheapest model that size you’ll find at $699 and neither is the top of the line XVT553SV with its $2,199 MSRP, but after perusing the list of specs in the press release after the break, it’s hard to imagine finding many with a similar resume at those prices.
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