Posted Thu Nov 17, 2011 at 11:00 AM PST by Dick Ward
They're LED edge lit and Wi-Fi enabled, but the big attraction is the passive 3D technology.
One of the things people have been crying out for since 3D televisions hit the market is the use of passive technology. They want to use the same glasses they use in theaters and they don't want to have to shell out for expensive glasses that need batteries or charging. At least, that goes for mainstream consumers who don't mind giving up a bit of resolution for their 3D set.
Vizio's M-Series brings passive to the masses, with sets ranging from 42 inches up to 55 inches, with a 65 inch TV due out in January of 2012. They offer LED edge lighting as well as built in Wi-Fi so you can stream from Netflix, Pandora, Vudu or whatever other online service you prefer.
The 42 inch model comes in at an MSRP of $1,039 and the 55 inch model runs $1,649 with the rest of the prices falling in between. Vizio's 65 inch set will cost $2,099 when it comes out in January 2012.
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