VIZIO SmartCast TV Brings Back Apps

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After eliminating apps from their TV’s years ago, VIZIO announced today the rollout of VIZIO SmartCast TV to select models. SmartCast TV is basically their branding for their line of SmartTV’s that have a custom home screen and apps such as Amazon VIdeo, Crackle, Hulu, iHeartRadio, Netflix, Pluto TV, Vudu and XUMO. VIZIO SmartCast P-Series and M-Series Ultra HD Displays are the […]

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Old VIZIO Is Back With New VIZIO SmartCast P-Series (With Apps)

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VIZIO realized that it made a HUGE, gigantic mistake by removing apps from its TVs after being purchased by LeEco last year. So, the company did the right thing by adding them back into its new VIZIO SmartCast P-Series Ultra HD HDR XLED Pro Display collection. Powered by a full-array local dimming LED-based backlight system and XHDR Pro with Dolby Vision with HDR10 content […]

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VIZIO to Pay $2.2 Million to FTC and State of New Jersey for Secretly Collected Viewing Histories on 11 Million Smart TVs

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VIZIO has agreed to pay $2.2 million to settle charges by the Federal Trade Commission and the Office of the New Jersey Attorney General that it installed software on its TVs to collect viewing data on 11 million consumer TVs without consumers’ knowledge or consent.The stipulated federal court order requires VIZIO to prominently disclose and obtain affirmative express consent for its data collection and sharing practices, […]

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LeEco, Parent Company of VIZIO Halts Stock Trading After Major Cash Crunch

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You may recall that we were the first AV publication to report the purchase of VIZIO by a Chinese company called LeEco. LeEco is a giant (multi-billion dollar) private holding company started by Chinese billionaire Jia Yueting, the founder of Le.com (aka LeTV). Well known in China, LeEco holdings include a cell phone company, a […]

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Vizio Debuts Three New Sound Bars

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Vizio’s newest sound bars include a new 29″ 2.0 Home Theater Sound Bar (S2920w), a 38″ 2.0 Home Theater Sound Bar with what it’s calling “integrated deep bass” (S3820w) and a 38″ 2.1 Home Theater Sound Bar with a wireless subwoofer (S3831w). They all share the same design as VIZIO’s borderless M-Series Razor LED TVs. […]

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Vizio Updates Smart TV Platform

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VIZIO today announced the availability of its all-new connected platform — VIZIO Internet Apps Plus. The new smart TV experience debuted on VIZIO’s all-new M-Series Razor LED smart TV collection that includes sizes from 32″ to 80″. The new platform features a full-screen app browsing and discovery mode with the ability to control apps with […]

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VIZIO Ships 60″ LED HDTV

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VIZIO announced today a new 60” (part of their high-end E class) Razor LED Smart TV (model #: E601i) priced at $999.99 and available now. The newly designed E Series 60” Razor is native 1080p, LED-edge lit, includes Wi-Fi connection for apps like Netflix and Hulu and includes both HDMI inputs as well as component video for HDTV […]

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VIZIO Ships 2.35:1 3D HDTV

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VIZIO just started shipping its new XVT Series Cinemawide LED (edge-lit) LCD TV, the first 21:9 consumer 58″ TV available. The 21:9 Cinemawide screen is wider than the standard 16:9 screen found on most HDTVs, allowing it to fit the 2.35:1 aspect ratio used for many Hollywood films. Consumers watching movies will no longer have to see black bars at the top and […]

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VIZIO Adds GoogleTV

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VIZIO announced today the launch of something called Co-Star – a streaming video player that uses the latest version of Google TV. With VIZIO’s Co-Star, users get instant access to thousands of apps, full-screen web browsing capabilities-via Google Chrome with Adobe Flash Player and HTML 5 support-and the best in streaming entertainment. Unique to the stream player market, […]

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Vizio Licenses to ON/RCA

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VIZIO announced that ON Corporation, which sells digital televisions in the United States under the RCA brand, has become a licensee under VIZIO’s QAM patent portfolio. VIZIO, a manufacturer in the American LCD HDTV market, owns a substantial worldwide patent portfolio directed to digital television technology. The parties have not disclosed financial terms of the agreement […]

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Westinghouse Suit Settled with VIZIO, Announces Patent Deal

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Westinghouse has settled its patent dispute with VIZIO with Westinghouse Digital, LLC becoming a licensee under VIZIO’s QAM patent portfolio by virtue of a cross-license between the two companies. VIZIO owns a substantial worldwide patent portfolio directed to digital television technology. The parties have not disclosed financial terms of the agreement, under which Westinghouse has […]

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VIZIO Settles With LG

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VIZIO announced last week that it has signed a settlement agreement together with cross license agreements ending a patent dispute with LG Electronics, Inc. that began in 2008. The settlement encompasses actions that LGE and VIZIO filed in the U.S., including in the International Trade Commission resulting in various orders and determinations. The terms of […]

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VIZIO Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Funai

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Seeking both monetary damages and an injunction, VIZIO has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia against Funai Electric Company, Ltd., a Japanese distributor of digital televisions and related components and its wholly-owned subsidiary Funai Corporation, Inc. In the suit, VIZIO, a U.S. company based […]

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VIZIO Still #1 – Gee, thanks Walmart!

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Price does matter.  VIZIO, according to iSupply, is the #1 shipper of LCD HDTVs in North America at 21.6 percent, with a 69 percent increase Year-over-year (YOY). VIZIO’s successful YOY sales includes 258 percent percent Full HD 1080p growth and also experienced quarter-over-quarter growth with 46 percent increase in Full HD 120Hz sets and 19 […]

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VIZIO Expands to 55″ LCD

VIZIO debuted a 55” LCD that is specified as a 240Hz, 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, 1080p LCD at CES.  Although not known as a high-end player, VIZIO is certainly a leader in technology in getting new features and functions out there quickly and efficiently into the market.   They also debuted new 42” and 47” models with […]

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