Vizio TV and sound systems are now officially available at Best Buy locations across Canada. Best Buy is one of the very few electronic retailers in Canada that are carrying their excellent Smart TVs and Audio products. If you are wondering who Vizio is and why this is important, read on.

On September 3rd Vizio announced their entry into the Canadian market, but now that they are officially here you can get their products at any Best Buy location across the country.

Intro to VIZIO

I can best describe Vizio as an upstart electronics firm that became extremely successful in a very tough TV and Audio electronics market. I say “tough” because of the extremely strong and competent competitors from Korea and Japan (Samsung, LG, Sony, Toshiba, etc.). Well, Vizio is an American firm that started late in the game just over 10 years ago but became a top seller within 5 years. They did that by producing an extremely good product at some of the best pricing in the market.

They don’t compromise on quality, as demonstrated by the many awards that they have won on both their product and their service, but they are able to keep their pricing very aggressive through a relentless focus on product innovation and production. Ironically, it almost seems like they have taken a lesson from the Japanese auto manufacturers by keeping their product line simple, offering all the features that consumers want, and not fragmenting their model selection too much in order to keep their costs down. Then they pass those savings on to consumers.

Their simplistic, high-quality, low price, high value approach has won Vizio first place in the US market as the provider of Smart TVs and Sound Bars. Pretty impressive for an upstart company headquartered in one of the smartest places in the US – Cupertino, California.


Vizio Product

Vizio is entering the Canadian market with some of their best product, both in terms of Smart TVs and Audio Sound Bars – all of which are now available at Best Buy. This includes two lines of TVs: their award-winning E-series, and their M-series Smart TVs, which are a step up in terms of their technologies. Best Buy has a full selection of 5 E-series and 4 M-series Smart TVs. All 9 of them are Smart TVs and they come in sizes from 24” to a gigantic 70.”

Although Vizio did dabble with tablets, Smartphones, and Ultrabooks, they have really focused their efforts TV related products. They recognized that no one can produce high sound quality in a very thin flat screen TV so they designed audio sound systems specifically to augment the TV viewing experience. Most of their audio equipment are sound bars, but they also have an innovative sound base. The Sound base sits directly under the TV so it is very simple to set up, takes very little space, yet produces an excellent sound experience. Their sound bars are also award winning and a bit unique in that many come with not only a wireless subwoofer, but also wireless rear speakers so they can produce true 5.1 surround sound but yet are extremely simple to set up.

Vizio officially arriving in the Canadian market at Best Buy is extremely positive for us consumers. More choice, more competition, and innovative high-quality products at aggressive pricing will make keep all the other brands on their toes. If you are in the market for a new TV or Sound system, I behoove you to check out Vizio – you will likely be surprised at the value. And even if you aren’t in the market for new entertainment electronics, it is worth checking them out!

Tom Brauser
I love to try new technologies and I have a practical approach to techie stuff - it has to be easy to use and make my life better. I have my house fully wired, with a surround sound system in my family room for music and TV viewing, but also drive music throughout the house as well as outdoors. I Internet stream content on all my devices at home, which provides a huge variety of entertainment to enjoy.