By : John Latchem | Posted: 06 Jan 2010
HDTV maker Vizio Jan. 6 at the CES show in Los Vegas unveiled the first three HDTVs in its XVT line to include Vizio Internet Apps (VIA) with built-in wireless networking and a Bluetooth universal remote with a sliding QWERTY keyboard.
The Vizio 55-inch VF552XVT, 47-inch SV472XVT and 42-inch SV422XVT LCD HDTVs with VIA come with a wide range of popular Internet apps that deliver on-demand HD movies, TV episodes, music, social networking, photos and more, with additional apps that users can download from the Internet directly to their HDTV. Pre-loaded sites include Amazon Video on Demand, Flickr, Netflix, Rhapsody, Twitter, Vudu and Yahoo TV Widgets.
Vizio also announced expansion of the VIA-connected platform to new product categories beyond the TV. The new products include a Blu-ray player, table radio, alarm clock and wireless router, all of which feature 802.11n wireless networking.
The company also presented its next-generation HDTV and “Beyond TV” technologies, such as the multiroom wireless full HDTV system based on Celeno’s Wi-Fi chipset.
Other Vizio HDTVs on display include the Quad Full HD 4K x 2K HDTV, a monitor with 3840x2160 resolution, boasting more than four times the pixels of 1080p displays; the 21x9 Cinema Display HDTV, designed to show theatrical films with no black bars; and the Ultra-Thin Blade TV, a 1080p monitor less than 0.25 inches thick.
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