Press release -- which just came out -- mentions Summer updates for remotes....
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New VIZIO M-Series Delivers Faster, Smarter, All-LED HDTVs to Consumers Seeking Edge-to-Edge Perfection
-Nationwide Rollout of M-Series Offers 32” to 80” Screen Size Classes Featuring All-New, Ultra-Modern Industrial Design with Near Borderless Frames
Irvine, CA — May 28, 2013 — VIZIO, America’s #1 large size HDTV company1 and #1 selling LCD HDTV Brand in the U.S. 2, today announced pricing and availability for its highly anticipated all-new line of M-Series Razor LED™ Smart TVs3. Featuring an ultra-modern, ultra-thin bezel that virtually vanishes next to the nearly edge-to-edge display, VIZIO’s enhanced HDTV line-up continues to demonstrate the brand’s leadership in HDTV technology and design-focused enhancements. VIZIO, ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with HDTVs” by J.D. Power and Associates4, will begin rolling out its sleek new offerings this month.
VIZIO’s new M-Series Razor LEDTM Smart TVs are the ideal centerpieces for today’s modern families, giving rooms an instant “designer home” makeover. The signature M-Series design is available in a full range of screen size classes including 32” (M321i), 40” (M401i), 47” (M471i), 50” (M501d), 55” (M551d), 60” (M601d), 65” (M651d), 70” (M701d) and 80” (M801d) and combines enhanced picture quality and an all-new, more responsive, easy to use VIZIO Internet Apps Plus™ with an ultra-thin bezel for an immersive, near borderless TV experience. The base and neck feature unique interior metal construction for added stability, while the beautiful metallic finish complements the design and helps set the new standard for home entertainment perfection.
“The M-Series family offers an elegant blend of thoughtful design detailing and premium materials, presenting consumers with an HDTV they will be proud to showcase in their homes,” said Scott McManigal, VIZIO VP of Industrial Design. “The ultra-thin bezel reduces peripheral distractions and enhances the rich picture quality allowing for a superior edge-to-edge viewing experience.”
VIZIO’s new M-Series Razor LEDTM Smart TVs build on VIZIO’s position as the current#1 Smart LED TV brand in the U.S.5, with over 3.2 million Smart HDTVs sold since 20106. Featuring Smart Dimming™ technology to deliver deeper blacks and brighter whites for a richer contrast, the M-Series units offer full HD 1080p and up to 240Hz effective refresh rate featuring Smooth Motion enhanced with backlight scanning allowing for the sharpest possible picture. Consumers with 50” M- Series models and larger, will enjoy a flicker-free, 3D picture through lightweight, battery free glasses thanks to VIZIO’s Theater 3D® technology. Providing a crystal-clear and visibly brighter picture than conventional 3D, Theater 3D makes allows for a more immersive 3D viewing experience.
“As hardware manufacturers and content providers continue to align to provide consumers with a more robust internet capable experience, the market for ‘Smart TVs’ will continue to evolve,” said Stephen Baker, vice president of industry analysis at NPD. “VIZIO has been able to maintain a leadership position in LCD TVs with apps included for 2012 and Q1 2013.”
VIZIO, being #1 in the Smart TV industry7, introduces the M-Series collection which boasts a best-in-class connected TV experience allowing consumers to instantly enjoy the latest hit movies, TV shows, music and more through VIZIO Internet Apps Plus. The new, faster VIZIO Internet Apps Plus Smart TV platform allows users of all experience levels to quickly and easily breeze through set-up and get connected. The intuitive Smart TV platform offers more apps than ever before, making it convenient to start watching TV or browse apps like Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, M-GO, Facebook®, HuluPlus, Pandora®, VUDU and YouTube® using the TV’s built-in Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection to the Internet. Additionally, the M-Series collection features a backlit Smart remote that is perfect for nighttime viewing. Coming Summer 2013, all M-Series model remotes will be enabled with Wi-Fi and Universal remote features, making it easier to control all home entertainment devices, creating a better user experience8.
"The new VIZIO M-Series televisions represent a significant step forward in terms of design, picture quality and connectivity," said Matt McRae, VIZIO Chief Technology Officer. "Our Smart TV platform has been upgraded with new apps, new features and new experiences such as dual screen control from smartphones and tablets. We also focused on the basics that matter to every consumer such as a newly designed remote control and class leading picture quality."
The all-new M-Series models are now shipping to retailers nationwide including Best Buy, Amazon and Walmart. For more information on VIZIO’s M-Series collection, please visit VIZIO.com
VIZIO M-Series Razor LEDTM Smart TVs
32” Razor LED Smart TV (M321i) – $399.99 MSRP
40” Razor LED Smart TV (M401i) – $529.99 MSRP
47” Razor LED Smart TV (M471i) – $729.99 MSRP
VIZIO M-Series Razor LEDTM Smart TVs w/Theater 3D
50” Razor LED Smart TV w/Theater 3D (M501d) – $799.99 MSRP
55” Razor LED Smart TV w/Theater 3D (M551d) – $1,199.99 MSRP
60” Razor LED Smart TV w/Theater 3D (M601d) – $1,599.99 MSRP
65” Razor LED Smart TV w/Theater 3D (M651d) – $1,999.99 MSRP
70” Razor LED Smart TV w/Theater 3D (M701d) – $2,499.99 MSRP
80” Razor LED Smart TV w/Theater 3D (M801d) – $3,999.99 MSRP