Spotted this over on forum.vudu.com. Vizios new "VIA" feature includes access to Vudu service.
"VIZIO reveals dynamic new content partners for VIZIO Internet apps connected HDTV feature.(PRNewsFoto/VIZIO, Inc.)
IRVINE, CA UNITED STATES
- New content and service providers announced, including eBay(R), Facebook(R), Radiotime(R), Revision 3(R), Rallypoint Sports(R), Showtime(R), Twitter(R) and Vudu(R).
- VIZIO Internet Apps (VIA(TM)) Connected HDTVs deliver unprecedented choice and easy to access Internet-based content streamed directly to VIZIO HDTVs.
- VIZIO's VIA(TM) Connected HDTVs found in VIZIO's High Performance XVT series (Extreme VIZIO Technology) include built-in wireless (802.11n dual-band) and wired networking, a Bluetooth universal remote control with sliding QWERTY keyboard, and interactive setup video to guide users step-by-step to easily connect their HDTV.
IRVINE, Calif., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- VIZIO, America's #1 HDTV and Fastest Growing Consumer Electronics Company, revealed today a NEW expanded list of content and service partners who are designing widgets to bring high demand movies, TV, music and social networking applications this year to VIZIO Internet Apps (VIA(TM)) Connected HDTVs. VIZIO's VIA(TM) Connected HDTVs deliver the widest range of web-based content directly to the television with the push of a single button.
VIZIO enables web-based content to be easily accessible and viewed simultaneously with any input on the HDTV and is displayed in an easy to navigate, non-intrusive menu that can be adjusted to fit around the video on your TV screen.
"Consumers are placing high value on connected televisions that open up new content applications," said Kurt Scherf, vice president and principal analyst at Parks Associates. "Our recent research has identified a likely target of 2.5 million North American broadband households that are ready to purchase an Internet-connected TV."(1)