Posted Wed Jan 6, 2010 at 12:00 PM PST by Mike Attebery
SiBEAM leaked a bit of information about wireless HDMI in the XVT Pro series from Vizio, including a trio of 3D ready LCDs and a 21:9 Cinema Display.
Vizio’s new line of televisions completely does away with the budget set branding and goes straight for performance. Three new 3D ready LED backlit LCDs will be hitting the shelves this summer. They all offer 480Hz smooth motion technology and smart dimming, though the amount of zones changes based on size.
The smallest of the series is a 47” model with 160 zones for smart LED dimming, coming at a price of $1,999. Going a step up from thatis the 55” model, which features 120 zones and a price tag of $2,499. The largest of the series is a 72” monster that boasts 480 zones for smart dimming. It’s also the most expensive, at $3,499.
Sensio 3D provides the 3D tech for the new Vizio line, rather than the RealD technology used by Samsung and Sony.
In addition to the already mentioned wireless HDMI, the Vizio XVT series will offer 802.11n wireless networking built right in, and a full QWERTY bluetooth remote.
Vizio also announced a 58” Cinema Wide Display, which offers a 2560 x 1080p resolution, allowing the common 2.35:1 theater aspect ratio to be viewed without black bars or distortion. The Cinema Wide display does offer the same bluetooth remote and HDMI and networking, but only sports a 120Hz refresh rate. It’s also lacking a price and a firm release date, with Vizio only stating that we can expect it later this year.
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