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VIZIO Introduces Blockbuster "Evolution Series" LCD HDTVs
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- Three Full 1080p HD models, offering up to four HDMI inputs and enhanced video performance features, priced under $1000, provide exceptional 720p performance in smaller screen sizes
Submitted on 01/08/08, 04:32 PM
Irvine, CA. - January 7, 2008 - VIZIO, America's Fastest Growing Flat Panel HDTV Company, announced today six models that will comprise their new Evolution Series of LCD HDTVs. Three of the new models, the VO42LF [42 -inch], the VO47LF [47 -inch] and the VO52LF [52 -inch] are Full 1080p HDTVs, each with four HDMI inputs. The three smaller sized models, the VO22L [22 -inch], the VO32L [32 -inch] and the VO37L [37 -inch] will feature 720p resolution, yet offer many of the same features and accessories as the larger Full 1080p sets.
While the piano black bezel construction has been a distinguishing characteristic of VIZIO's, the entire Evolution Series will sport a bold and elegant contemporary flat black design that is sure to appeal to the most style conscious consumers. The VO42LF, VO47LF and VO52LF will sport Full 1080p High Definition performance and four HDMI inputs for a wide range of external devices including cable/satellite set top boxes, high definition disc players such as HD -DVD and Blu -Ray as well as new 1080p gaming consoles like Playstation3 and Xbox 360.
VIZIO's Evolution does not stop there however, with an expanded assortment of High Definition 720p performance in the new VO22L, VO32L, and VO37L Flat Panel LCD's. While the smaller 22 -inch VO22L LCD features two HDMI inputs and 1680x1050 resolution, the more feature rich VO32L and VO37L bear the load with two HDMI rear inputs while adding an additional side access High Definition Game Port with HDMI connectivity, picture -in -picture, picture -on -picture, zoom and freeze frame and a VIZIO custom remote control. Additionally, enhanced video performance is achieved with reduced pixel noise, improved contrast and advanced color balancing and equalization.
Key to the Evolution series of products is VIZIO's understanding that HDMI affords consumers the ultimate in HDTV connectivity. As a result, each product within the Evolution VO series of products will include a 6' HDMI cable and Deluxe Size Cleaning Cloth.
The Evolution series is set for distribution in major club and warehouse chains such as Costco, BJ's and Sams' Club throughout the first half of 2008 with the following estimated selling prices:
MODEL PRICE AVAILABILITY
VO22L $459.99 March '08
VO32L $699.99 March '08
VO37L $899.99 March '08
VO42LF $1299.99 April '08
VO47LF $1799.99 Jan. '08
VO52LF $2499.99 July '08
The new Evolution models can be seen along with VIZIO's other new 2008 product introductions in their suite at the Wynn Hotel during CES.
VIZIO's breakthrough value and outstanding performance throughout 2007 was instrumental in their consistent growth in unit sales and overall buyer awareness in the flat panel TV category. DisplaySearch named VIZIO the #1 selling brand of HDTVs in North America during Q2 2007. In Q3 '07, iSuppli reported that VIZIO had maintained their leadership position in the North American LCD HDTV market, accounting for 13 percent of units shipped.
VIZIO, Inc. 'Where Vision Meets Value,' headquartered in Irvine, California, is America's Fastest Growing Flat Panel HDTV Company. The VIZIO brand has been seen and heard on TV and radio, including NBC's Today Show, ABC's Good Morning America and Live with Regis and Kelly, won numerous awards from leading publications including Good Housekeeping's Best Big -Screens, CNET's Top 10 Holiday Gifts, PC World's Best Buy, Sound & Vision's Editors Choice, Home Theater Magazine's Rave Award, PC Magazine's Editors Choice, AVRev.com's #1 Product We Love the Best and The Perfect Vision's Products of the Year. VIZIO is bringing vision to the consumer electronics market through practical innovation. VIZIO products offer customers advanced technologies at the most affordable value. Products include the VIZIO, Maximvs and Gallevia lines of Plasma and LCD HDTVs. Many of these products can be found at BJ's Wholesale, Circuit City, Costco Wholesale, Sam's Club, Sears, Wal -Mart, and other retailers nationwide along with authorized online partners. For more information, please call 888 -VIZIOCE or visit on the web at www.VIZIO.com.
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