VIZIO announced today a full line of Theater 3D HDTVs with sizes ranging from 22 to 71 inches.
VIZIO claims that Theater 3D offers several performance advantages over conventional, "active" 3D systems. Theater 3D is up to 2x brighter, and significantly reduces crosstalk compared to current Active Shutter LCD TVs, handles fast motion without blurring, has a wider horizontal viewing angle, and reduces flicker that may cause eye strain found in active shutter 3D solutions. In addition, Theater 3D eyewear can be used to view 3D movies in a majority of movie theaters.
Theater 3D eyewear is battery-free and lightweight, works with most 3D movie theaters, and will be available in a range of styles and colors from brand name designers. By utilizing a circular polarized 3D filter, the burden of 3D processing is built into the TV, allowing Theater 3D eyewear to be free of the batteries and shutter mechanisms inherent in Active Shutter 3D TVs.
Depending on the model up to four pairs of the lightweight and comfortable Theater 3D glasses are included with each TV.
Each Theater 3D model supports a wide selection of 3D formats to ensure compatibility across Blu-ray, broadcast, cable, satellite, and gaming. This includes Frame Packing, Side-by-Side, Top and Bottom, SENSIO HiFi 3D and the RealD Format.
Some Theater 3D models feature VIZIO?s Edge-Lit Razor LED technology with Smart Dimming. Razor LED HDTVs with Smart Dimming intelligently control the array of LEDs, which are organized in 32 zones. Working frame by frame, based on the content being displayed, Smart Dimming adjusts brightness in precise steps down to pure black (where the LED is completely off). This minimizes light leakage and enables a Dynamic Contrast Ratio of 10 Million to 1, for blacker blacks and whiter whites.
Certain XVT models utilize VIZIO's Full Array TruLED backlighting with Smart Dimming technology. With over 120 zones across the entire display, TruLED backlighting is able to control specific areas of the image, depending on what's on screen.
All Theater 3D models feature VIZIO Internet Apps (VIA) Connected HDTV platform. Current Apps from top online content and service brands include: Netflix, Amazon Video On Demand, VUDU, Pandora, Facebook, Flickr, Rhapsody, Twitter, and Yahoo! TV Widgets. Additional Apps recently released include Fandango, iMemories, MediaBox My-Cast, TuneIn Radio, Web Videos, Wiki TV and Yahoo Fantasy Football.
Navigating VIA is simple, using the included Bluetooth Universal Remote (optional on some models) that includes a QWERTY keypad. Wireless Internet access is available through built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi, allowing viewers to enjoy the convenience of on-demand movies, TV shows, social networking, music, photos and more with just the push of a button.
The XVT3D476SV and XVT3D556SV models are part of the new VIZIO VIA Plus ecosystem that combines the convenience of entertainment on demand with a consistent experience across all devices in the ecosystem, including the VIA Phone and VIA Tablet. VIA Plus TVs, which will incorporate the Google TV platform, feature a sophisticated user interface that allows users to access their favorite apps as well as search and browse the web using a premium Bluetooth QWERTY universal remote with touchpad and built-in dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi.
To compliment the 3D video of the Theater 3D TVs, M and XVT models include the latest high performance audio technologies from SRS Labs. SRS technologies help deliver a high definition surround sound through SRS TruSurround HD. TruSurround HD creates a surround sound experience from two speakers, complete with rich bass, high frequency detail and clearer dialog. In addition, SRS TruVolume provides a consistent and comfortable volume level while watching TV programming.
Certain VIZIO Theater 3D TVs will feature SRS StudioSound HD - the ultimate all-in-one audio suite designed specifically for Flat Panel TVs. StudioSound HD features optimized audio presets for movies, news, sports and music while also providing a built-in EQ toolset for peak audio performance.
In addition, Theater 3D eyewear will be available from well-known designer brands, including Oakley who has already launched one line of 3D eyewear that is also compatible with Theater 3D HDTVs. Launched recently, Oakley 3D Gascan utilizes the company?s proprietary HDO-3D technology.