VIZIO expands its VIZIO Internet Apps platform: VIZIO
Internet Apps Plus (V.I.A. Plus), bringing a unified
user experience to devices that include HDTVs,
Tablets, Blu-ray players, Media Players and more.
Among the V.I.A. Plus products to be included in
VIZIO's Las Vegas showcase are the 65-inch, 55-inch
and 47-inch V.I.A. Plus HDTVs with Theater 3D, the
VBR430 Blu-ray Player and the VAP430 Stream Player,
all of which incorporate the latest Google TV
experience. VIZIO will also show two V.I.A. Plus
enabled tablets?the current VTAB1008 and the new 10"
In addition, VIZIO announced new partners who are
collaborating to bring their content and services to
the V.I.A. Platform, including iHeart Radio, The Wall
Street Journal and M-GO video-on-demand.
On V.I.A. Plus enabled HDTVs, Blu-ray players and
Media Players, users can multitask between apps and
traditional TV content through an interface designed
for the 10-foot viewing experience.
Navigating V.I.A. Plus is simple using the QWERTY
keypad and integrated touchpad that's built into the
Bluetooth remote control included with every V.I.A.
The VBR430 3D Blu-ray player (passive 3D) offers the
entertainment power of V.I.A. Plus with Google TV and
comes with a touchpad universal remote with QWERTY
keypad that makes it easy to control apps, content and
other functions. The player can run Android apps and
includes a full-featured Chrome web browser with flash
capability. As part of the VIZIO Internet Apps Plus
ecosystem, the VBR430 also lets users access video,
audio and photos stored on any DLNA-compatible
computer, network-connected hard drive or cell phone
connected to a home network. Built-in WiFi and
Bluetooth are also provided.
The VIZIO VAP430 Stream Player turns any HDTV into an
enhanced VIZIO Internet Apps Plus (V.I.A. Plus) smart
TV that incorporates the latest Google TV.
With the VAP430 connected to an HDTV over an HDMI
cable, users can quickly access content and services
from their favorite apps and websites using the
included Bluetooth universal remote control with
integrated touchpad. In addition to movies, TV shows
and music on demand, the VAP430 lets users search the
web for even more entertainment options using the
Flash-capable Chrome browser.
Users can also check out new apps from the Android
Market, or access personal media like videos, photos
and music that are stored on devices connected to the
same home network as the stream player.
Installing the VAP430 and connecting it to the
Internet is fast and simple to do with the built-in
setup experience and 802.11n WiFi connection.
The VAP430 also has an HDMI pass-through that lets the
user connect a cable or satellite box to the stream
player and pass the signal over to the TV. The smart
TV interface overlays the live TV signal so
multitaskers can search for the next thing to watch
without completely stepping away from what they're
Bluetooth capability also makes it simple to enjoy
content from smart phones through the connected TV
wirelessly. And with the USB input, connecting any USB
drive directly to the VAP430 takes only seconds.
VAP430 is the first V.I.A. Plus device to launch this
year, followed by the VBR430 3D Blu-ray player.
Preorders for the VAP430 will begin this spring 2012.
VIZIO 2012 Lineup of 3D Smart HDTVs
VIZIO's new lineup of HDTVs are featuring Theater 3D
technology and VIZIO Internet Apps. The models are
ranging in screen size from 32 to 71 inches across
VIZIO's E-, M-, and XVT- Series. The new E-Series
lineup includes the 32-inch E3D320VX, the 42-inch
E3D420VX and the 47-inch E3D470VX. M-Series models
include the 47-inch M3D470KD, the 55-inch M3D550KD and
the 65-inch M3D650SV. For those seeking premium
performance and features, the R-Series offers the
42-inch R3D420VS, 47-inch R3D470VS, 55-inch R3D550VS
and 65-inch R3D650VS.
In addition, VIZIO is introducing XVT Series
CinemaWide HDTVs with a 21:9 aspect ratio. These
models include the 50-inch XVT3D500CM, the 58-inch
XVT3D580CM and the 71-inch XVT3D710CM.
The new technology of VIZIO Theater 3D promises to
deliver clear, flicker-free 3D that's up to two times
brighter than current active shutter LCD TVs, with
significantly less crosstalk, a wider horizontal
viewing angle, and much less blurring with fast
motion. Theater 3D eyewear produces less eyestrain and
headaches than active glasses, and is battery-free. Up
to four pairs of Theater 3D glasses are included with
each TV set.
Each model being introduced also features VIZIO
Internet Apps (V.I.A.).
Also the Yahoo! Connected TV store makes its debut
today on V.I.A. enabled HDTVs. Yahoo Connected TV
Store provides consumers easy access to more than 180
free and paid TV apps from brands including Amazon,
CBS, Showtime, Pandora, USA Today, Wall Street
Journal, AT&T, iHeart Radio, Fandag, and QVC.