I’m not really sure what Vizio is doing these days. They are taking their time rolling out TVs this year and apparently their new P-Series is the same as last yr, with the main difference being software improvements. So if you have last year’s model you are good to go. The P-Series on paper looks like a beast – FALD with 128 zones of dimming, Dolby Vision support, built in Chromcast and best of all the new models are ditching the tablet. The 65 Inch version of the P Series Ultra XLD TV (Can they come up with a better name?) retails for $2,999?! That’s OLED territory! The fine folks at Vizio said they’ll send me a set to review – at some point in my lifetime. Check out the full press release. Even though I just picked up the Sony 900E, I’m still curious to take a gander at this.
It always strikes me as odd that so many people spend a fortune on really nice home theater systems but then skimp or neglect the most important piece – audio. I happen to be one of those folks. Which is sad, considering that I do review Blu-rays and DVDs. The reason I always skimp on the audio portion is that for me a nice 2.0 soundbar has always been “good enough”.
Is there anything Beyonce can’t do? Now she’s going to be selling Vizio TVs. The 3 year agreement grants name and likeness rights to VIZIO for North American advertising, product packaging, web, promotions, public relations and point of sale materials. The partnership will also allow Knowles to participate in the design and performance characteristics of new products from VIZIO’s ever-expanding line of audio, visual and web-enabled products. I love Vizio TVs and bought a 37 incher a few years ago that I gave to my mother they are strong, reliable, cheap televisions. It’s nice to see a good company doing well.
In the first of what will be numerous 3D Television announcements. Vizio has 3 brand new 3D enabled televisions on the way in 72, 55, and 47 inch configurations. You’d think they’d be outrageously expensive, but no, they are $3499, $2499, and $1999 respectively. A 72 inch flat panel 3D television for $3499? Can’t beat that! The television will feature wireless HDMI, and Vizio’s new Internet Apps. The full press release is after the break.