Posted Tue May 28, 2013 at 09:00 AM PDT by Brian Hoss
Ultra-thin bezel leads a packed list of features for Vizio's latest.
Vizio is now shipping its new M-series, which consists of a whopping nine models ranging from 32 inches all the way up to 80 inches. The edge-lit LCD/LED sets include Vizio's new and improved Internet App Plus technology, which supports a list of usual suspects such as Netflix, Amazon Instant, HuluPlus, Vudu, YouTube, and Pandora.
Scott McManigal, Vizio industrial design VP, "The new Vizio M-series televisions represent a significant step forward in terms of design, picture quality and connectivity. Our smart-TV platform has been upgraded with new apps, new features and new experiences such as dual-screen control from smartphones and tablets. We also focused on the basics that matter to every consumer such as a newly designed remote control and class leading picture quality."
The sets are visually characterized by an ultra-thin bezel and screen, as well as a silver finish on the bezel and stand. The M series models starting at 50 inches and larger feature Vizio's passive 3D technology.
The M-series line-up starts at the 32 inch M321li32 at $400, the 40 inch M401i at $530, 47 inch M47i at $730, the 50 inch M501d at $800, the 55 inch M551d at $1,200, the 60 inch M601d at $1,600, the 65 inch M651d at $2,000, the 70 inch M701d at $2,500 and the 80 inch M801d at $4,000.
Models include a double sided remote, Wi-Fi, and a touted 240Hz refresh with SPS frame interpolation smoothing.
Vizio sales partners include Walmart, Best Buy, and Amazon.
Author: Brian Hoss
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