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VIZIO Expands Flagship XVT Series of HDTVs

- New arsenal includes 240Hz models from 42" thru 55", a 55" LED HDTV and Slim 120Hz 32" and 37" LCD HDTVs

- New 55" 240Hz is VIZIO's First LED LCD HDTV featuring 1,000,000:1 Mega Dynamic Contrast for exceptional contrast along with 240Hz Refresh Rate with Scanning Backlight and VIZIO Smooth Motion II(TM) technology

- New 42" and 47" models feature 240Hz Refresh Rate with Scanning Backlight and VIZIO Smooth Motion II(TM) technology to deliver the most incredibly smooth picture and rich detail

- All new models include NEW VIZIO Multi-Media feature with USB input compatible to play MPEG-2, H.264 & WMV9 Video, JPEG Photos and MP3 Music from Thumb Drive or FAT32 Hard Drive, they also come with 1080P content loaded onto a 1GB USB Drive so you can enjoy 1080P video right out of the box!


- New Ultra Slim (2.5" depth) 32" & 37" 120Hz models provide exceptional picture and sound performance with 50,000:1 Mega Dynamic Contrast Ratio, and SRS TruVolume and TruSurround HD


LAS VEGAS and IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- (CES 2009) -- VIZIO, America's HDTV and Consumer Electronics Company, unveils several new models to the XVT Series expanding the performance line with five NEW models. The most dramatic technology introduction is the use of LED panels featuring 240Hz with Scanning Backlight and VIZIO's Smooth Motion II(TM) technology in their largest model the 55" VF551XVT. LED backlight technology provides better picture quality with 1,000,000:1 Mega Dynamic Contrast with local dimming. LED also provides faster response times and higher color saturation so you achieve a better picture. It is also environmentally responsible because it is mercury free. The VIZIO VF551XVT also has 5 HDMI Inputs and a speaker bar designed into the TV so you achieve more robust full body sound from a flat panel TV with SRS TruSurround HD(TM), and TruVolume(TM).

They are also expanding their collection of 42" and 47" XVTs to include 240Hz with scanning backlight using VIZIO's Smooth Motion II(TM) technology and Mega Dynamic Contrast ratio of 50,000:1. The 42" SV421XVT and 47" SV471XVT are capable of outstanding realism and are close to eliminating motion blur-once and for all. All new XVT models integrate the latest SRS sound technologies like SRS TruSurround HD(TM), and SRS TruVolume(TM), for a complete all-in-one home theater solution.

"VIZIO is committed to providing the absolute latest advanced technologies to consumers at a value. Consumers expect great performance and style from VIZIO" says Laynie Newsome, VIZIO Co-Founder and VP Sales and Marketing Communications. "You will see this demonstrated in the many new products we are introducing at CES, our prestigious XVT Series exemplifies what we believe is the BEST performing leading edge HDTV technology for consumers."


The Best in Video Performance

Launching two compelling new technologies, the expanded XVT Series offers more advanced features than any previous VIZIO product line with a complete line of Full HD 1080p performance coupled with both 120Hz and 240Hz with Scanning Backlight.

Using advanced LED backlight control local dimming, the VF551XVT is capable of delivering the brightest highlights and the deepest blacks. Coupled with VIZIO's Mega Dynamic Contrast Ratio(TM) these sets can provide a contrast ratio that rivals the performance of the best plasma displays. The use of local dimming to increase overall contrast ratio and picture quality, especially in brightly lit rooms, allows these LED models to exhibit deep, three-dimensional-like images.

VIZIO's Smooth Motion II(TM) technology steps up the game with 240Hz Refresh Rate in the SV421XVT and SV471XVT for unbelievably flawless video -- frame after frame by eliminating motion blur from fast-action movie sequences.

Every LED and LCD model in the series is outfitted with the Advanced Glare Polarizer (AGP) and Enhanced In-Plane Switching (IPS). AGP provides up to 60% better contrast ratio in bright room environments. Earlier Anti-Glare screens tended to create an overall haze on the TV image; however, VIZIO's solution counteracts the effects of ambient light, while keeping images bright and crystal clear. By reducing the reflections that are produced by ambient light, the overall picture contrast can be preserved. IPS produces truer colors at wider viewing angles ensuring vivid and clear pictures even when sitting off-axis.

VIZIO's advanced HD/SD noise reduction removes noise and artifacts caused by signal compression from cable and satellite providers. Each model is outfitted with multiple HDMI inputs for maximum connectivity with DVD/Blu-ray players, digital cable and satellite set-top boxes, gaming consoles, and HD camcorders. All XVT series sets have a Game Port on the side of the set with inputs (including HDMI) for fast, easy connection of other devices.


Sound Advancements

VIZIO's XVT Series is not just about superior video features and technologies. Every model is equipped with audio enhancement technologies from SRS Labs to ensure the best possible audio performance from built-in speakers. The 55" VF551XVT and VF550XVT1A take audio performance to a new level with the integration of a Sound Bar that delivers 30W of power (15W x2-speakers), enhanced by SRS TruSurround HD(TM) and TruVolume HD(TM). All the other new XVT models (SV320XVT, SV370XVT, SV422XVT, SV472XVT) also take advantage of SRS TruSurround and TruVolume.

SRS TruSurround HD(TM) makes it possible to enjoy realistic surround sound without running cables or adding additional speakers. Providing a suite of processes, TruSurround HD uses the improved SRS TruBass(TM) to optimize the low frequency performance of the VIZIO Sound Bar for cleaner bass tones. SRS Dialog Enhancement ensures crisp and intelligible vocals, while Definition Control delivers maximum high-frequency realism and clarity.

SRS' latest innovation, TruVolume HD(TM) allows customers to set their volume level at a pre-defined position. Regardless of the content, be it a quiet movie passage or a loud commercial, there are no annoying volume fluctuations. SRS uses Intelligent Multi-band Monitoring and Analysis to establish a consistent volume while delivering a more natural listening experience. There is no pumping, breathing, or clipping artifacts that is commonly associated with traditional Automatic Gain Controls (AGCs). The circuit works flawlessly with mono, stereo and even multi-channel sources.


Thoughtfully Earth-friendly

VIZIO is committed to making more eco-friendly products and designs. To that end, the VF551XVT use LED panels rather than CCFL panels. LED panels do not use mercury, and are highly efficient requiring significantly less power.

Also being introduced in these same models is Dynamic Power Control (DCP), which lowers power consumption by up to 15% more than Energy Star 3.0 requirements without sacrificing picture quality. DCP analyzes image data to optimize the amount of backlight produced, minimizing image distortion. According to CNET tests, TVs that meet Energy Star 3.0 requirements can save up to $100 a year, so it is possible to save even more using VIZIO's latest products with DCP.

VIZIO guarantees zero bright pixel defects for the duration of the limited one-year warranty on all their products. Additionally, they provide free one-year on-site service and lifetime technical support.


XVT Models and Features

Model: SV320XVT *NEW*
Size: 32" 120Hz FULL HD 1080P LCD HDTV
Contrast: Mega Dynamic 50,000:1
Refresh Rate: 120 Hz
HDMI inputs: 3
Audio Enhancements: SRS TruSurround HD & TruVolume
Availability: Fall 2009
Price: $749.99

Model: SV370XVT *NEW*
Size: 37" 120Hz FULL HD 1080P LCD HDTV
Contrast: Mega Dynamic 50,000:1
Refresh Rate: 120 Hz
HDMI inputs: 3
Audio Enhancements: SRS TruSurround HD & TruVolume
Availability: Fall 2009
Price: $999.99

Model: SV421XVT *NEW*
Size: 42" LCD
Contrast: Mega Dynamic 50,000:1
Refresh Rate: 240 Hz
HDMI inputs: 4
Game Port: Yes
Audio Enhancements: SRS TruSurround HD & TruVolume
Availability: Summer 2009
Price: $1099.99

Model: SV471XVT *NEW*
Size: 47" LCD
Contrast: Mega Dynamic 50,000:1
Refresh Rate: 240 Hz
HDMI inputs: 4
Game Port: Yes
Audio Enhancements: SRS TruSurround HD & TruVolume
Availability: Summer 2009
Price: $1399.99

Model: VF551XVT1A *NEW*
Size: 55" LED
Contrast: 1,000,000:1 Mega Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Refresh Rate: 120 Hz
HDMI inputs: 5
Game Port: Yes
Audio Enhancements: Integrated Sound Bar, SRS TruSurround HD & TruVolume
Availability: Summer 2009
Price: $1999.99

The new models can be seen at VIZIO's private presentations at the WYNN Hotel's La Tache Ballrooms during the International CES in Las Vegas from January 7-10, 2009.

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Oh, so they use IPS panels. That's cool, I was expecting them to be MVA.
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assuming picture is great. $1400 for a 240hz 47" tv is a great price.
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assuming picture is great. $1400 for a 240hz 47" tv is a great price.

If it's any improvement on the positively reviewed current XVT series, this 2009 model should be a winner.

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They have really stepped up their game. These are some big time specs and technology especially using the IPS panal.
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They didn't mention how many dimmable zones are used, this tells me it's around 120 instead of 240 which is very disappointing, but given the rediculous MSRP, well, the MSRP is rediculous.
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I thought there was 240hz 55 incher too?
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I thought there was 240hz 55 incher too?


There is, it's a mistake. the 551 series is 240hz, not 120hz.
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They have really stepped up their game. These are some big time specs and technology especially using the IPS panal.

Yup.

You'd think the second-gen XVTs would be just an incremental improvement, but Vizio's swinging for the fences.

And among all those great video improvements, I'm looking forward to the TruVolume feature...

Hmm, I wonder/hope they'll also soup-up their remotes as well.

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Looks like my GL52F (Aug 07) will be for sale this summer as the VF551XVT takes it's place.

LED backlight, local dimming ... drool drool

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Yup.

You'd think the second-gen XVTs would be just an incremental improvement, but Vizio's swinging for the fences.

And among all those great video improvements, I'm looking forward to the TruVolume feature...

Hmm, I wonder/hope they'll also soup-up their remotes as well.


LOL my wife would LOVE Truvolume, she can't stand the big booming bass and exposions etc, I on the other hand love it. But that is a very nice feature.
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Looks pretty bright and vibrant. If they master the motion then this has to be the deal of the year!

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My next tv might be a vizio with those features and price. The comparable Samsung will probably be over twice as much!!
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i may just have to move my 47" XVT to the bedroom when these hit shelves!

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Sigh, my 47" VOLF was $1399 a year ago when I bought it which is the same price as the 47" XVT with 240HZ refresh rate. Oh well I'm still enjoying my VOLF 47". Better get back to the Giants game!
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Sigh, my 47" VOLF was $1399 a year ago when I bought it which is the same price as the 47" XVT with 240HZ refresh rate. Oh well I'm still enjoying my VOLF 47". Better get back to the Giants game!

The 240Hz sub-field drive isn't a large difference over 120Hz sub-field drive. Its just like going from a 1,000,000:1 dynamic to 2,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. No difference in black levels, but the numbers look great.

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Sigh, my 47" VOLF was $1399 a year ago when I bought it which is the same price as the 47" XVT with 240HZ refresh rate. Oh well I'm still enjoying my VOLF 47". Better get back to the Giants game!



I hear ya, LOL, I paid $600 for my VO32, which I love by the way and now they will have the XVT32 at 120Hz, 1080P, SRS newest TruVolume soundsystem built in that will probably have a street value of about what I paid, maybe $50 more.

Oh well, as they say there is always going to be a bigger and better set. Anyway, I can't be any happier with my VO.
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what is an ips panel?
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What is H.264 & WMV9 Video ?

And does LED backlight mean it will look like the Sony XBR8?
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S-IPS/H-IPS (In Plane Switching) panels are generally considered the best overall LCD technology for image quality, color accuracy and viewing angles, but this comes at a price. They are well suited for graphics design and other applications which require accurate and consistent color reproduction. S-IPS panels offer the best viewing angles of any current LCD technology, with wide viewing angles up to 178 degress. The response time of S-IPS is adequate, ranging from 6ms to 16ms with current panels. This is only slightly slower than TN panels. However, gamers should take this into consideration. Fast paced games may suffer from motion blur or ghosting with S-IPS panels that have a response time higher than 8ms. S-IPS panels can be identified buy a slight purple hue on blacks when viewed from a wide angle. There are currently few manufacturers using S-IPS panels in comparison to the other panels types making choices limited and they often carry a premium price tag. H-IPS is a newer variation of S-IPS with a different pixel structure that improves contrast ratios and lowers pixel pitch to provide better picture quality.

Two of the most popular widescreen S-IPS monitors are the NEC 20WMGX2 and Dell 2007WFP. The NEC 20WMGX2 monitor uses an AS-IPS panel (basically a custom S-IPS panel made specifically for NEC), has a 6ms response time, glossy coating and includes a TV tuner and speaker bar. The price of the 20WMGX2 ranges from $500-$600. The Dell 2007WFP is much more affordable at around $350, but you are not guranteed an S-IPS panel and it has less features. Unfortunately Dell uses two panel types in this monitor. S-IPS and S-PVA. It is a completely random process so there is no way to know which panel you will receive. However, due to the much lower price of the 2007WFP many are willing to take the risk for a cheap widescreen S-IPS panel. To find more S-IPS panels see our Comprehensive List of S-IPS Based LCD Monitors.

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What is H.264 & WMV9 Video ?

H.264 and WMV9 are video codecs typically associated with high definition videos that are downloaded from the internet. In layman terms, will play most Quicktime and WMV files, including the ones in HD.
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LOL my wife would LOVE Truvolume, she can't stand the big booming bass and exposions etc, I on the other hand love it. But that is a very nice feature.

I don't mind the explosions and whatnot, but the large fluctuations in volume from station-to-station is what bugs me... That's where I hope TruVolume will come in handy.

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I am waiting for this 55 incher along with reviews on new 94 series 65 inch sharpies!
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Sounds good, but what's the deal with 240hz?? I don't see what benefit you'll get from 240hz vs 120hz, and it seems like a gimmicky attempt to double what was 2008's most hyped feature of the year....So they'll be using 10:10 pulldown from a 24fps source instead of 5:5...why? Other than that though, everything else looks promising.
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And I just got SV420XVT this weekend! That's ok, I think it'll be enough TV for my family's needs for a long while.
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That'll cost an arm and a leg.

Indeed! relative to this vizio, but compared to 60 inch Kuro, and 55 inch sony xbr8 should be better!
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Sounds good, but what's the deal with 240hz?? I don't see what benefit you'll get from 240hz vs 120hz, and it seems like a gimmicky attempt to double what was 2008's most hyped feature of the year....So they'll be using 10:10 pulldown from a 24fps source instead of 5:5...why? Other than that though, everything else looks promising.

As the old saying goes, "you sell the sizzle, not the steak."

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Sounds good, but what's the deal with 240hz?? I don't see what benefit you'll get from 240hz vs 120hz, and it seems like a gimmicky attempt to double what was 2008's most hyped feature of the year....So they'll be using 10:10 pulldown from a 24fps source instead of 5:5...why? Other than that though, everything else looks promising.

It's for the Frame interpolation/motion resolution.
For example, the new Sony 240hz set has the full 1080 lines of motion resolution with the Frame interpolation set to just low (makes almost no difference on how the films look with low), while the 120hz one gets from 500-600 lines of motion resolution with it set to low-high.
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You mean, the new Sharp LC-65XS1U with a list price of only $16.000 ???
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