Vizio 2009 HDTV Lineup Consists of 31 Models

VF551XVT offers TruLED and Smart Dimming backlighting, 240Hz Smooth Motion technology and five HDMI inputs.

Steve Crowe

Vizio has launched its 2009 TV lineup, which consists of 31 models in the XVT Series, M Series and E Series.

Vizio, which just filed a patent infringement lawsuit against LG, will also announce wireless connected HDTVs at a press event in New York on June 23-24.

The No. 1 HDTV brand in the United States added six models to its XVT Series, ranging from 32 inches to 55 inches.

Each new model is a 1080p set that has 120Hz with Thin Line designs or 240Hz SPS models with Smooth Motion technology. The VF551XVT, the most advanced model in the line, includes TruLED and Smart Dimming backlight technology.

Other features on the new XVT models:

  • Between 3-5 HDMI inputs
  • USB video inputs
  • Contrast ratio up 2,000:000:1
  • Picture-in-picture and picture-on-picture
  • A universal learning backlit remote
  • SRS Labs Technology with TruSurround HD
  • TruVolume technology to eliminate volume fluctuations

Pricing and availability for the XVT Seriesimage

Vizio M Series

Vizio has added 17 models to the M Series, between 22 inches to 55 inches, including several VL models with brushed JAVA color finishes and VT models that “resemble luxurious wood picture frames.”

Many TVs in the line have Vizio’s new “Pause Live TV” function, allowing viewers to, you guessed it, pause TV without a separate cable box or satellite box.

Each model has a contrast ratio up to 50,000:1 and between 2-5 HDMI inputs, including a side panel input for gaming or a camera. Select models have 120Hz refresh rate and Vizio’s new USB Multi-Media feature to display MPEG-2, H.264, WMV9 video, JPEG photos and MP3 music.

Click here for pricing and availability (pdf).

Vizio E Series

The E Series consists of 19- to 32-inch screens, many of which are 1080p models. Each TV comes with a white or black piano colored bezel and SRS Labs’ TruSurround technology.

Select models have EcoHD technology that Vizio says lowers energy consumption up to 20 percent below Energy Star 3.0 standards.

Pricing and availability for new E Series models
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