XVT is in fact the 4K TV's being released later in the second half of this year .... those will be WAY more then what we are talking about years (thousands more).
The current unreleased M-Series TV's will all have 3D (this line is full smart tv theater 3D with local dimming and 240hz) in the 50" and above models (the sizes below will end in "i" and not have 3D)
I think this M-Series TV is the absolute winner for 2013 .... the XVT will be AMAZING but way out my price range this time around.Here is everything you will want to know about this new line-up of Vizio TV's for 2013:
The company's M range LED-based LCD TVs goes from 32- up to the company's first 80-inch model, the M801d pictured above. All of the sizes in the series should ship in the first half with the exception of the 80-incher, which is a second-half product. Pricing was not announced, but knowing Vizio it will be extremely competitive.
No other maker aside from Sharp has announced an 80-inch LCD that we know of (crazy-expensive 84-inch 4K sets notwithstanding), and we expect the Vizio M801d to undercut the price of Sharp models like the LC-80LE632U (now about $5,000) when it launches. Of course, Sharp should also announce new 80- or even 90-inch sets at CES, too. And while I'm saying "of course," don't buy a jumbo LCD, buy a projector.
In all the M series comprises a whopping nine sizes, with the following suggested retail prices: the 32-inch M321i ($399), 40-inch M401i ($529), 47-inch M471i ($699), the 50-inch M501d ($849), the 55-inch M551d ($1199), the 60-inch M601d ($1599), the 65-inch M651d ($1999), the 70-inch M701d ($2499), and the 80-inch M801d ($4499).
The 50-inch and larger "M" TVs have an edge-lit LED backlight with local dimming (16 zones) from an edge-lit LED backlight -- the same technology that caused us to laud the picture quality of the 2012 M3D0KD series. They also have a 240Hz refresh rate and passive 3D. Vizio says eight pairs of passive 3D glasses will be included in the box of the 80-incher; I say divide by screen size by 10 (rounding up) to estimate the number of glasses included on the smaller sizes.
The 32- and 47-inch "M" TVs get 120Hz processing and no 3D, but do keep local dimming.
Vizio also mentioned that like all of its 65-inch passive 3D TVs, the 65-inch M651d will have the glass pattern retarder finish, which results in the glossy screen we disliked so much on models like the M3D651SV. The other 3D sizes will have a matte or at least semi-gloss film pattern retarder, like the M3D0KD, while the smaller non-3D sets will be straight matte.
Beyond picture quality, Vizio has also improved its Smart TV suite on the M series compared with the step-down E series models. It now supports HTML5, enabling more apps and faster performance. The Ms also get a fancy backlit remote that works via Wi-Fi, allowing it work without needing line-of-sight. Two-way communication with the TV also allows a user to set up the remote to control other devices easily, using the TV's user interface. In the past we've liked Vizio's universal remote setup routine, so this should be even nicer.
Speaking of nicer, the design of the Ms looks better than anything yet from Vizio. The open stand reminds me of LG's best efforts, as does the bezel width: just 2 millimeters, resulting in a look that's seemingly all picture. Aside from that Vizio logo jutting from the lower-right, of course.Vizio Press Release Details:
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.Here are some current and unreleased Vizio TV's .... I have Bolded the ones in question here.
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 PriceVIZIO 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
Here is the FULL Press Release on the new TV for 2013:
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