Not too long ago the Irvine, Calif.-based manufacturer VIZIO made news with a couple of big announcements that impacted the custom installation market. First breaking the stereotype that it is a budget manufacturer catering to the masses, VIZIO introduced its high-performance Reference series that offer features headlined by screen sizes as large as 120 inches, and the inclusion of HDR color gamut capabilities.
Following the launch of its Reference line, VIZIO announced a partnership with Powerhouse Alliance to provide installers a convenient way to access its products, including the Reference series.
VIZIO has now introduced its D Series of competitively-priced televisions that include a choice of several 4K models. VIZIO explains the televisions provide up to 16 zones of active LED backlighting to help the products produce deep blacks and high levels of contrast. The West Coast company says the products also include its Clear Action 240 processing that delivers motion clarity with 120Hz refresh rates that are achieved through backlight scanning and image processing.
The D Series offers a choice of screen sizes ranging from 24 inches to 70 inches, and on select models ranging from 40 inches to 70 inches 4K resolutions are available. The 4K models deliver a total of 8.3 million pixels and four times the resolution of HD televisions, as well as other features such as 802.11ac wireless networking connectivity, the company's V6 six-core processor to ensure reliable and fast performance, and its VIZIO Smart TV platform. Among the services bundled into the platform include Netflix, VUDU, Hulu, YouTube, iHeart Radio and Spotify to provide homeowners a choice of entertainment options.
Other features built into the line of televisions include VIZIO's Spatial Scaling engine that helps to deliver the highest possible picture quality from HD and lower resolution content. MSRPs start at $140 for the 24-inch D24hn-D1, and they top out at $1,200 for the 70-inch D70-D3.
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