When it comes to TVs, there are a few brands that stand out from the pack – Sony, Samsung, LG, and Panasonic, to name a few. But have you heard of VIZIO? If you have, great! If not, you’re not alone. But that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be on your radar – especially now that their all-new M-Series Smart TVs are available at Best Buy.
Who is VIZIO?
First, for those who may not know much about VIZIO, here’s a little history. Launched in 2002 in Irvine, California by three entrepreneurs and a $600,000 investment, VIZIO is a relative newcomer on the consumer electronics scene. But that doesn’t mean they are small potatoes. In fact, in just five short years, that initial investment had led to revenues in excess of an estimated $2 billion – that’s billion with a B, folks! In the second quarter of that same year (2007), VIZIO became the largest LCD TV seller (by volume) in North America with a market share of 14.5% … and the accolades have kept coming.
Let’s take a look at their M-Series line to see what has led to their success.
Full HD TV is pretty standard these days, and the M-Series is no exception. With Full HD 1080p resolution and a 240Hz effective refresh rate, the VIZIO M-Series TV makes every picture look razor-sharp and blur-free. But through their innovative and revolutionary technologies, VIZIO’s M-Series TVs are really in a league of their own.
- Active LED Zone Technology & Full Array LED Backlighting
VIZIO M-Series TVs have are backlit by a full array LED with up to 36 Active Zones that dynamically adjust to the content on the screen to produce vibrant whites, richer darks, and better contrast. Plus, with a dynamic contrast ratio of up to 20 million to 1, the M-Series TV make everything look crystal clear with stunning detail.
- Active Pixel Tuning
No matter what you are watching, the picture performance will be enhanced through Active Pixel Tuning, which automatically adjusts pixel-level brightness to the smallest on-screen detail.
The new VIZIO M-Series models make the picture the centre of attention. 20% slimmer than their predecessors, the new M-Series TVs are stylish, modern, and feature a super-slim frame and 8mm bezel, and are available in screen sizes ranging from 32” to an impressive 80” – which is pretty much the size of my entire living room.
VIZIO’s Smart TV platform, VIZIO Internet Apps Plus®, gives you access to a library of the most popular apps, like YouTube, Netflix, Facebook and Twitter so you can stream your favourite shows, listen to your favourite tunes, and let everyone know how great your new TV is through social media.
The VIZIO Internet Apps Plus® interface also allows you to organize your favourite apps, so you can customize your TV to your own preferences.
Taking “smart” to an even smarter level is the remote that comes with the M-Series. The aptly named Smart Remote features a Wi-Fi enabled QWERTY keyboard that allows you to take full advantage of all your TV has to offer.
Said to be “Engineered for Exhilaration” I’m pretty confident that you’ll be hearing a lot more about VIZIO in the very near future. Oh, and did I mention VIZIO is known for their affordable pricing? It’s true! I’m not sure about you, but I think it might be time for me to upgrade my TV.