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VIZIO Announces New 42-inch LCD HDTVs  Print E-mail
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Written by AVRev.com   
Monday, 28 August 2006

V, Incorporated, maker of the VIZIO line of high definition TVs, announces the addition of two new 42-inch high definition Liquid Crystal HDTVs; the L42HDTV and the "Gallevia" GV42LHDTV. The introduction of these two new displays brings the VIZIO line of LCD TVs to 6 current models -- ranging from 13-inch to 42-inch. Along with the new LCD introductions, Vizio has also reduced prices on the 37-inch flat panel TV, the VIZIO L37HDTV is dropping to $999.99 and the very popular VIZIO L32HDTV is available for just $799.99.

"The two new VIZIO 42-inch LCD products just hit the shelves at Costco and Sam's Club and we are already seeing record sales that exceed our forecasts." states Jeff Schindler, Vizio Vice President Marketing and Business Operations.

According to DisplaySearch President Ross Young, "Vizio remained one of the fastest growing brands in Q2'06 and jumped into the top 10 in LCDs and remained in the top 10 in plasma. It led the 37-inch LCD market with a 19 percent share, nearly 40 percent higher than its closest competitor, and was number 1 in the 35 to 39-inch category for all TV technologies."

VIZIO Gallevia GV42LHDTV
Whether the 42-inch High Definition Liquid Crystal Flat Panel Digital TV is on or off, the VIZIO GV42L is truly stunning to look at. This 42-inch HDTV boasts the latest exterior design from Vizio, with the stand or hanging on the wall with or without the removable speaker set. The GV42L offers a host of high performance features with 1366 x 768 native resolution, wide viewing angles (178 x 178 degree), vivid and accurate colors (16.7 million), 1600:1 dynamic contrast ratio and 8ms response rates. The GV42L has an integrated NTSC/ATSC/QAM tuner, 2 HDMI inputs with HDTV capabilities for enhanced audio and video from digital programming; Digital Noise Reduction, Black Level Extender, White Peak Limiter, Color Transient Intensity, Flesh Tone Adjustment, Adaptive Luma Control and Dynamic Contrast. Other features include PIP, POP, CC, V-Chip, Noise Reduction, 3D Comb Filter, Zoom, Freeze, Motion Adaptive De-Interlacing, 3:2 Pull Down, ATSC with 8VSB & QAM demodulation, MPEG-2 decoding, NTSC Video decoding via RF (Antenna, Cable, or Satellite) or Video (CVBS, S-Video or Component), Progressive Scan Video via Component, YPbPr, VGA or HDMI, HDTV via HDMI or Component YPbPr, Computer 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768 via VGA or 640x480 via HDMI. The Gallevia GV42LHDTV that is shipping now comes standard with detachable speakers and stand, along with an enhanced backlit IR remote control. The VIZIO GV42LHDTV is now available at Costcos nationwide selling at a price of $1599.99.

VIZIO L42HDTV
VIZIO's L42 High Definition Liquid Crystal Flat Panel Digital TV builds on the proven external design of current plasma models. The 42-inch HDTV offers a 16:9 aspect ratio and native resolution of 1366 x 768. The L42 features a black and silver cabinet design and like the GV42L a table stand that can easily be removed for wall mounting. Also like the GV42L, the L42 offers wide 178 x 178 degree viewing angles, 16.7 million colors, 800:1 contrast ratio and 8ms response rates. The L42 also has an integrated NTSC/ATSC/QAM tuner, 2 HDMI inputs with HDTV capabilities for enhanced audio and video from digital programming. Other features include PIP, POP, CC, V-Chip, Noise Reduction, 3D Comb Filter, Zoom, Freeze, Motion Adaptive De-Interlacing, 3:2 Pull Down, ATSC with 8VSB & QAM demodulation, MPEG-2 decoding, NTSC Video decoding via RF (Antenna, Cable, or Satellite) or Video (CVBS, S-Video or Component), Progressive Scan Video via Component, YPbPr, VGA or HDMI, HDTV via HDMI or Component YPbPr, Computer 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768 via VGA or 640x480 via HDMI and SRS Sound enhancement. The VIZIO L42HDTV is now available at Sam’s Clubs nationwide selling at a price of $1499.99.

Reinforcing VIZIO's high quality picture and service reputation, both the GV42LHDTV and the L42HDTV offer the VIZIO unique "Zero Bright-Pixel" defect and "No Permanent Burn-In" guarantees as well at the popular "Quick Start" guides, life time technical support and 1 year in-home service.

VIZIO price reductions on L37HDTV to $999.99 and L32HDTV to $799.99. The number 1 selling L37HDTV 37-inch TV is now at an unprecedented value. It offers 1366 x 768 native resolution, true 8 ms response time, "Zero Bright-pixel" defect guarantee, built-in HD ATSC off air, clear QAM digital cable and NTSC tuners, 3:2 pulldown, powered speakers and stand, a universal remote control, PIP and POP, component, VGA-type and HDMI video inputs and a laundry list of other state-of-the-art features for the newly reduced price of just $999.99. The VIZIO LCD L32HDTV offers the same features as the L37 with a 32-inch widescreen LCD reduced price of just $799.

Source: Press Release







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