Wie zu erwar­ten über­schla­gen sich die Neu­an­kün­dun­gen von Ultra HD Fern­se­hern und Dis­plays auf der dies­jäh­ri­gen CES. Doch wenn ein Her­stel­ler das Wort „güns­tig“ umschreibt, dann begin­nen wil­de Spe­ku­la­tio­nen.

Der ame­ri­ka­ni­sche TV-Her­stel­ler Vizio kün­dig­te sei­ne neu­en Pre­mi­um XVT-LED-Fern­seh­ge­rä­te mit Thea­ter 3D und Ultra HD Auf­lö­sung an. Es wird drei Model­le mit Panel­grö­ßen von 55, 65 und 70 Zoll geben. Beim Desi­gn hal­ten die Inge­nieu­re aus Irvi­ne an der neu­en M-Serie fest, wel­che eben­falls im dies­jäh­ri­gen Lin­eup auf­ge­führt ist.

Aber was viel wich­ti­ger ist, Vizio möch­te als einer der „ers­ten Tech­no­lo­gie-Inno­va­to­ren die teu­e­re, neue Ultra HD-Tech­no­lo­gie der brei­ten Mas­se zugäng­li­ch machen“.

Günstige Ultra HD Fernseher für die Massen

Das klingt doch nach einem Kampf­preis. Vie­le hof­fen, dass Ame­ri­kas größ­ter HD-Fern­se­her-Anbie­ter eine neue Preis­ka­te­go­rie für Ultra HD-Fern­se­her ein­führt, damit ande­re Her­stel­ler nach­zie­hen und die „brei­te Mas­se“ auch wirk­li­ch in den den Genuss der 4K-Auf­lö­sung kommt.

Prei­se oder einen genau­en Aus­lie­fe­rungs­zeit­raum nann­te Vizio nicht. Es heißt die Model­le wer­den „spä­ter die­ses Jahr“ erschei­nen. All­zu gro­ße Hoff­nung darf man sich aber nicht machen. Der Preis wird sicher­li­ch noch über­halb der 10.000$ ange­sie­delt sein. Alles dar­un­ter wäre bei den Pro­duk­ti­ons­kos­ten von Ultra HD-Gerä­ten nicht ren­ta­bel.

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VIZIO Reveals Expan­ded 2013 HDTV Collec­tion Adding Ultra HD and Enhan­ced Smart TVs to Alre­a­dy Award-Win­ning All-LED HDTV Line-Up

Three Pro­duct Lines Offer Con­su­mers HDT­Vs Sized from 22″ to 80″, Fea­turing New Modern Indus­tri­al Desi­gn with Slim to Near­ly Bor­der­less Frames

Irvi­ne, CA and Las Vegas, NV – Janu­a­ry 7, 2013 – VIZIO, America’s #1 lar­ge size HDTV com­pany1, revea­led today its expan­ded 2013 HDTV collec­tion, high­ligh­ted by an all-new line of M-Series Razor LED™ Smart TVs fea­turing an ele­gant, modern ultra-slim bezel and razor-thin pro­fi­le. VIZIO’s new HDTV line-up con­ti­nues to demons­tra­te the brand’s lea­dership in HDTV tech­no­lo­gy with advan­ced inno­va­ti­ons like its first Ultra High Defi­ni­ti­on TVs (4K2K), part of the brand’s flagship XVT-Series, as well as the all-new, all-LED2 E-Series line which fea­tures a sleek, slim-frame desi­gn and advan­ced Smart TV fea­tures and Thea­ter 3D™ avail­able on select models. Ran­ked „Hig­hest in Cust­o­m­er Satis­fac­tion with HDT­Vs“ by J.D. Power and Asso­cia­tes3, VIZIO will show­ca­se its new 22″ to 80″ sized collec­tion at the 2013 Con­su­mer Elec­tro­nics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, NV.

VIZIO’s new M-Series Razor LED Smart TVs are the must-have cen­ter­pie­ces for today’s modern fami­lies. The all-new M-Series signa­tu­re desi­gn in screen sizes of 32″ (M321i), 40″ (M401i), 47″ (M471i), 50″ (M501d), 55″ (M551d), 60″ (M601d), 65″ (M651d), 70″ (M701d) and 80″ (M801d),pair supe­rior pic­tu­re qua­li­ty with an ultra-slim frame for a more immer­si­ve view­ing expe­ri­en­ce. The ultra-thin bezels of the M-Series vir­tual­ly vanish next to the near edge-to-edge glass screen for a signa­tu­re look that updates any room’s appearan­ce. Uni­que inte­rior metal con­struc­tion in the base and neck adds sta­bi­li­ty whi­le a beau­ti­ful­ly finis­hed exte­rior com­ple­ments the desi­gn and helps set the new stan­dard for afforda­ble HDTV luxu­ry.

The M-Series fami­ly uti­li­zes a blend of thought­ful desi­gn detailing, mini­ma­list con­struc­tion and pre­mi­um mate­ri­als to crea­te a line of HDT­Vs con­su­mers will be proud to show­ca­se in their homes,“ said Scott McMa­ni­gal, VIZIO VP of Desi­gn. „The sleek, near bezel-free desi­gn redu­ces dis­trac­tions and enhan­ces the rich pic­tu­re qua­li­ty allo­wing for a supe­rior all-pic­tu­re view­ing expe­ri­en­ce.“

Buil­ding on its lea­dership as the #1 brand in the U.S. for WiFi flat-panel TVs4, VIZIO’s new M-Series Razor LED Smart TVs fea­ture a best-in-class con­nec­ted TV expe­ri­en­ce with the latest pic­tu­re qua­li­ty tech­no­lo­gies. Fea­tures like advan­ced local dim­ming, 240Hz refresh rate with Smoo­th Moti­on for the 50″ and lar­ger models and a brigh­ter, fli­cker-free Thea­ter 3D™ expe­ri­en­ce with light­weight, bat­te­ry-free glas­ses, build on the M-Series fran­chise. All of the new M-Series units offer VIZIO Inter­net Apps® (V.I.A.) allo­wing con­su­mers to enjoy their favo­ri­te apps like Ama­zon Instant Video, Crack­le, Face­book®, HuluPlus, M-Go, Net­flix®, Pan­do­ra®, VUDU, YouTube® and more. The award-win­ning Smart TV plat­form offers the industry’s easiest out-of-box expe­ri­en­ce, desi­gned to allow users of all expe­ri­en­ce levels to quick­ly bree­ze through set-up and start watching TV or brow­se their favo­ri­te apps. A new con­ve­ni­en­ce fea­ture for 2013, VIZIO’s M-Series models will inclu­de Wi-Fi Direct uni­ver­sal remo­te con­trols with back­lit keys, pro­vi­ding an intui­ti­ve way to con­trol the ent­i­re home thea­ter without nag­ging codes and pro­gramming.

The new VIZIO M-Series line-up offers con­su­mers a bet­ter enter­tain­ment expe­ri­en­ce with a clean, indus­tri­al desi­gn that now matches the supe­rior pic­tu­re qua­li­ty and great Smart TV expe­ri­en­ce we are known for,“ said Matt McRae, VIZIO Chief Tech­no­lo­gy Offi­cer. „The M-Series line is the per­fect com­bi­na­ti­on of lea­ding tech­no­lo­gies, high­ligh­ted by the easiest out-of-the-box expe­ri­en­ce, most popu­lar TV apps on the mar­ket and an immer­si­ve, all pic­tu­re view­ing expe­ri­en­ce.“

In addi­ti­on to an enhan­ced line of M-Series Razor LED Smart HDT­Vs, VIZIO will also be unvei­ling its first Ultra HDTV offe­rings this year at CES. With four-times the reso­lu­ti­on of Full HD 1080p, the pre­mi­um XVT-Series Ultra HD Razor LED Smart TVs with Thea­ter 3D offer the ulti­ma­te in reso­lu­ti­on and pic­tu­re qua­li­ty. VIZIO will laun­ch the 55″ (XVT551d), 65″ (XVT651d) and 70″ (XVT701d) Ultra HD units later this year, making it one of the first tech­no­lo­gy inno­va­tors to bring the expen­si­ve new tech­no­lo­gy to main­stream con­su­mers.

Fea­turing the same sleek, indus­tri­al desi­gn of VIZIO’s new M-Series line, the new XVT-Series screen size clas­ses of 55″, 65″ and 70″ Ultra HDT­Vs also boast an ultra-slim frame and Razor LED tech­no­lo­gy, packing bril­li­ant cla­ri­ty, color and richer detail into the most immer­si­ve, all-pic­tu­re view­ing expe­ri­en­ce pos­si­ble. VIZIO’s Thea­ter 3D tech­no­lo­gy inclu­ded in the new XVT-Series takes movies, sports and gaming into a new dimen­si­on whi­le an effec­tive refresh rate of 240 Hz keeps even the most fast-moving pic­tures smoo­th and sta­ble.

As con­tent crea­tors con­ti­nue to push the limits to pro­du­ce ever-increa­sin­gly rich and intri­ca­te worlds for their sto­ries, we’re exci­ted to be one of the first major brands to bring pre­mi­um, Ultra HD reso­lu­ti­on into the home,“ said Matt McRae, VIZIO Chief Tech­no­lo­gy Offi­cer. „Ultra HD is the latest must-have upgrade for the home thea­ter, giving dis­cerning fans of our flagship XVT-Series access to cut­ting-edge tech­no­lo­gies and an unpre­ce­den­ted high defi­ni­ti­on pic­tu­re.“

Whi­le the M- and XVT-Series will be unvei­led at CES and avail­able later in the year, VIZIO’s popu­lar ent­ry-level E-Series line-up is avail­able now and offers con­su­mers an all-LED2 collec­tion made afforda­ble for every hou­se­hold. Brin­ging superb pic­tu­re qua­li­ty to con­su­mers at a great value, the E-Series HDT­Vs have alre­a­dy seen great suc­cess at retail with lar­ge screen sizes of 70″ (E701i), 65″ (E650i), 60″ (E601i) and 55″ (E551i), as well as smal­ler units in 50″ (E500i and E500d), 42″ (E420d), 39″ (E390i), 29″ (E291i), 24″ (E241i) and 22″ (E221) avail­able to con­su­mers. The sleek, slim-frame LED pro­duct line offers advan­ced local dim­ming tech­no­lo­gy on 42″ screens and above, SRS Stu­dio­Sound HD™, a DTS tech­no­lo­gy, for clear audio and more HDMI inputs when com­pa­red to com­pe­ti­ti­ve brands, allo­wing for expan­ded enter­tain­ment opti­ons.

VIZIO’s new 2013 HDTV collec­tion will be on dis­play at 2013 CES at the Wynn Hotel’s Mou­ton Ball­room by appoint­ment only. The M-Series units will be avail­able later this year and addi­tio­nal details on the XVT-Series Ultra HD Razor LED Smart TVs with Thea­ter 3D to be announ­ced clo­ser to com­mer­ci­al avail­a­bi­li­ty. Con­su­mers can find the new all-LED E-Series line both in-store and online through key retailers such as Ama­zon, Best Buy, Cost­co, Sam’s Club, Tar­get, VIZIO.com and Wal­m­art. More infor­ma­ti­on on VIZIO’s CES announ­ce­ments can be found at VIZIO.com/CES.

VIZIO M-Series Razor LED Smart TVs

32″ Razor LED Smart TV (M321i) – $399.99 Retail Pri­ce

40″ Razor LED Smart TV (M401i) – $529.99 Retail Pri­ce

47″ Razor LED Smart TV (M471i) – $699.99 Retail Pri­ce
VIZIO M-Series Razor LED Smart TVs w/Theater 3D

50″ Razor LED Smart TV w/Theater 3D (M501d) – $849.99 Retail Pri­ce

55″ Razor LED Smart TV w/Theater 3D (M551d) – $1,199.99 Retail Pri­ce

60″ Razor LED Smart TV w/Theater 3D (M601d) – $1,599.99 Retail Pri­ce

65″ Razor LED Smart TV w/Theater 3D (M651d) – $1,999.99 Retail Pri­ce

70″ Razor LED Smart TV w/Theater 3D (M701d) – $2,499.99 Retail Pri­ce

80″ Razor LED Smart TV w/Theater 3D (M801d) – $4,499.99 Retail Pri­ce

VIZIO XVT-Series Ultra HD Razor LED Smart TVs w/Theater 3D

55″ Ultra HD Razor LED Smart TV w/Theater 3D (XVT551d) – To be announ­ced clo­ser to pro­duct avail­a­bi­li­ty

65″ Ultra HD Razor LED Smart TV w/Theater 3D (XVT651d) – To be announ­ced clo­ser to pro­duct avail­a­bi­li­ty

70″ Ultra HD Razor LED Smart TV w/Theater 3D (XVT701d) – To be announ­ced clo­ser to pro­duct avail­a­bi­li­ty

VIZIO E-Series Razor LED TV

22″ Razor LED TV (E221) – $159.99 Retail Pri­ce

VIZIO E-Series Razor LED Smart TVs

24″ Razor LED Smart TV (E241i) – $199.99 Retail Pri­ce

29″ Razor LED Smart TV (E291i) – $259.99 Retail Pri­ce

40″ Razor LED Smart TV (E401i) – $529.99 Retail Pri­ce

55″ Razor LED Smart TV (E551i) – $879.99 Retail Pri­ce

60″ Razor LED Smart TV (E601i) – $999.99 Retail Pri­ce

70″ Razor LED Smart TV (E701i) – $1,999.99 Retail Pri­ce

VIZIO E-Series LED TVs

32″ LED TV (E320) – $269.99 Retail Pri­ce

37″ LED TV (E370) – $349.99 Retail Pri­ce

42″ LED TV (E420) – $449.99 Retail Pri­ce

47″ LED TV (E470) – $549.99 Retail Pri­ce

VIZIO E-Series LED Smart TV

32″ LED Smart TV (E320i) – $299.99 Retail Pri­ce

39″ LED Smart TV (E390i) – $399.99 Retail Pri­ce

42″ LED Smart TV (E420i) – $499.99 Retail Pri­ce

47″ LED Smart TV (E470i) – $599.99 Retail Pri­ce

50″ LED Smart TV (E500i) – $699.99 Retail Pri­ce

65″ LED Smart TV (E650i) – $1,299.99 Retail Pri­ce

VIZIO E-Series LED Smart TV w/Theater 3D

42″ LED Smart TV w/Theater 3D (E420d) – $529.99 Retail Pri­ce

50″ LED Smart TV w/Theater 3D (E500d) – $729.99 Retail Pri­ce

About VIZIO

VIZIO, Inc. is head­quar­te­red in Irvi­ne, Cali­for­nia. 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. In Q4 2012, VIZIO beca­me America’s #1 60+ inch HDTV com­pany based on units sold. VIZIO is the #1 Sound Bar Com­pany and is a top rated sound bar brand 2-years run­ning by lea­ding con­su­mer publi­ca­ti­ons. As VIZIO cele­bra­tes its 10-Year Anni­versa­ry, it remains com­mit­ted to what it does best, focus on the con­su­mer to deli­ver visio­na­ry pro­ducts at a great value. VIZIO offers a broad ran­ge of award win­ning con­su­mer elec­tro­nics that now inclu­de PCs and mobi­li­ty pro­ducts. VIZIO’s pro­ducts are found at Ama­zon, Best Buy, BJ’s Who­le­sa­le, Cost­co Who­le­sa­le, Sam’s Club, Tar­get, Wal­m­art and other retailers nati­onwi­de. VIZIO has won nume­rous awards inclu­ding a #1 ran­king in the Inc. 500 for Top Com­pa­nies in Com­pu­ters and Elec­tro­nics and made the lists of Ad Age’s Hot­test Brands, CNET’s Editor’s Choice, CNET Best of CES 2011 – Tele­vi­si­on, Home Thea­ter Magazine’s Top Picks, Good Housekeeping’s Best Big-Screens, PC World’s Best Buy and Popu­lar Mecha­nics Editor’s Choice among many other pres­ti­gious honors. For more infor­ma­ti­on, plea­se call 888-VIZIOCE or visit www.VIZIO.com.

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