LAS VEGAS, and IRVINE, Calf., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- CES -- VIZIO, America's #1 LCD HDTV Company, announced a variety of VIZIO branded accessory components to enhance the performance and installation of their HDTV and HD audio components. First is a wireless HDMI adapter with 4-port switch that delivers HD quality video and audio from source devices like Blu-ray players and set-top boxes to any HDTV without using an HDMI cable. Next, VIZIO is introducing a new lineup of ultra-slim wall mounts that can be used to mount HDTVs from 19" to 65" in size or up to 130 lbs., with swivel and tilt options. To ensure maximum performance from high performance and 3D HDTVs, VIZIO is also introducing a new line of premium HDMI cables as well as an environmentally friendly cleaning foam that helps keep HDTV screens and other electronic components free of dust and scratches. Finally, VIZIO is pleased to announce two new universal remote controls including one with a 3.5" LCD touchscreen with automatic backlight control.
"We have found that consumers prefer to purchase accessory components like mounting brackets and cables from the same brand as their HDTV," says Laynie Newsome, VIZIO Co-Founder and VP Sales and Marketing Communications. "Consumers have more confidence in same-branded accessories, and our new accessory lineup enables our customers to easily choose VIZIO accessories, especially when they are making the purchase of their VIZIO HDTV."
XWH100 Wireless HDMI Adapter with 4-Port Switch
VIZIO's new XWH100 Wireless HDMI Adapter with 4-Port Switch makes setting up and installing today's thin HDTVs easier than ever before. Using SiBEAM's robust 60 GHz solution based on the latest WirelessHD standard technology, the VIZIO Wireless HDMI Adapter allows HDTV owners added freedom to place or mount their flat panel TV in locations that may not be easy or close enough to connect with an HDMI cable to source components like the set-top box or Blu-ray player. The innovative switch wirelessly delivers HD quality video and audio to any HDTV from source devices at a distance of up to 30 feet non-line of sight. The four-port switch supports up to four source components connected using standard HDMI cables and can send A/V content at rates of up to 20 times faster than other standards-based wireless technologies that transmit just up to 4Gbps over the air. MSRP is $249, available this summer.
"SiBEAM welcomes VIZIO to the growing list of top CE innovators using our 60GHz WirelessHD chipsets in wireless high definition home A/V entertainment devices," said John LeMoncheck, President and CEO of SiBEAM. "VIZIO's strong presence in the North American market, its broad portfolio of cutting edge CE products and its commitment to unequalled value to consumers will set-up 2010 as the year that wireless high definition home entertainment goes mainstream."
Ultra-Slim Wall Mounts
VIZIO's wide variety of mounts share solid and secure construction with smart features that ensure viewers of the ultimate HDTV viewing experience. These mounts let users choose from flush, tilt, or full motion options, allowing placement of their HDTVs in convenient locations while allowing adjustment to achieve the desired viewing angle.
Two full motion brackets with articulating arms accommodate sets from 19" to 65" in size and up to 130 lbs., and include integrated bubble levels for ease of installation, plus cable management systems that conceal unsightly wires. Two ultra-slim tilt brackets have very shallow depths (1.5" and 2"), with bubble level and stabilization technology that eliminates locking knobs. VIZIO's flush mount bracket is only 1" thin, with a special tilt feature that allows up to 6 degrees of fixed tilt. The VMT40-55M motorized tilt mount can elevate the display for viewing and lower it back to its home position when the TV is turned off. Tilt amounts can also be adjusted to reduce glare from lights or windows. All models include $10,000 of component insurance.
Wall Mount Supported Model TV Sizes Capacity Swivel Tilt ---------- --------- -------- ------ ---- XMFA1200 Full articulating 20 degrees down Slim Mount 40" - 65" 120 lbs. Full 90 degrees 3 degrees up XMFA500 Full articulating Ultra Slim 15 degrees down Mount 19" - 37" 50 lbs. Full 90 degrees 15 degrees up XMT1200 Ultra Slim Tilt 37" - 60" 120 lbs. NA 20 degrees XMT500 Ultra 15 degrees down Slim Tilt 19" - 37" 50 lbs. NA 15 degrees up VMT40-55M Motorized Tilt Mount 40" - 55" 105 lbs. NA 13 degrees down XMF1300 Flush 6 degrees Mount 26" - 55" 130 lbs. NA fixed down Wall Wall Mount Clearance In Model or Depth Notes Store MSRP ---------- --------- ----- ----- ---- XMFA1200 Full Telescoping articulating 2.75" Wall arm extends TV Slim Mount to TV 6" to 23" March $199.99 XMFA500 Full Telescoping articulating arm allows full Ultra Slim extension of TV Mount 2.5" deep from wall March $119.99 XMT1200 Ultra Integrated Slim Tilt 2" deep bubble level March TBA XMT500 Ultra Stabilization Slim Tilt 1.5" deep technology March $98.99 eliminates locking knobs VMT40-55M Motorized. Motorized SPDIF cable Tilt Mount 3.6" deep included Now $199.99 XMF1300 Flush 1" from Slimmest Mount wall mount design March TBA
HDMI 1.4 Cables
Increase in video bandwidth for 3D TV and the new 4k x 2k ultra-HD resolution requires HDMI cables to be manufactured using heavy copper gauges. This makes the typical HDMI cable inflexible and difficult to install.
VIZIO's XCH5 Series Ultra-Thin HDMI Cables incorporate RedMere's EyeWire active cable technology, which allows for a cable design that is thinner, more flexible, and more environmentally friendly, all while meeting the latest in HDMI 1.4 standards.
The result is an ultra high-speed HDMI cable capable of 1080p, 3D, and 4k x 2k resolution, with an ethernet channel and audio return channel, that is flexible, easy to install, and able to fit right in your shirt pocket.
Available in 6 foot, 8 foot and 12-foot lengths with standard HDMI connectors (A to A), XCH5 cables will also be available with HDMI A to C connectors for HD/Prosumer cameras, in 6 and 12 foot lengths. Future products will have HDMI A to D connectors for use with mobile devices.
The XCH3 Series Ultra High-Speed Flat HDMI Cables deliver premium A/V performance, ensuring optimum picture quality with high-performance HDTVs and 3D HDTVs. Capable of up handling signals of up to 10.2 Gbps, these cables can support resolutions higher than 1080p. Their flat profile makes for great installation flexibility, and the cables come in 6 foot, 8 foot and 12 foot lengths in either black or white.
Also new, with exceptional value pricing, the XCH1 Series provides high quality video and audio for HDTVs, DVD players, game consoles and other A/V components. These round HDMI cables come in 6 foot, 8 foot and 12 foot lengths, in black only.
ECO Electronic Cleaning Foam
To keep electronic components clean and in optimum working order, VIZIO's ECO Electronic Cleaning Foam is safe to use on all electronic devices. A 7 oz. spill proof can is provided with a deluxe 10"x10" VIZIO cleaning cloth, at an MSRP of $14.98. Its anti-bacterial formula helps protect everyone in the home from harmful germs, and its anti-static properties help prevent dust buildup on equipment and screens. With a neutral Ph, this versatile cleaner is safe to use on any electronic component as well as on stainless steel appliances. The VCP100 Cleaning foam became available in November 2009.
Universal Remote Controls
VIZIO is also introducing two universal remote controls. Not only does the XRT100 provide digital touchscreen control of VIA-enabled television sets, but it also can be programmed to work with any legacy A/V component as well. The 3.5" LCD touchscreen features one-touch controls to turn on all the components in the home theater like a TV, surround sound system and Blu-ray player, and it displays favorite apps groups by user or by genre. This advanced universal remote communicates with VIA-enabled HDTVs over Bluetooth 2.0 and also incorporates a motion sensor that automatically turns the backlight on and off to help conserve battery life.
The VUR9M Universal Home Theater Remote Control, available March 2010, has backlit volume and number keys for easy access in dimly lit environments, and comes pre-loaded with an extensive IR code library, including VIZIO Blu-ray players and Soundbars. With a sleek design and soft ergonomic grip, this universal remote controls up to four devices and includes a smart key learning feature that lets users copy their favorite keys from legacy remotes.
VIZIO, Inc., "Where Vision Meets Value," headquartered in Irvine, California, is America's HDTV and Consumer Electronics Company. In 2007, VIZIO skyrocketed to the top by becoming the #1 selling brand of flat panel HDTVs in North America and became the first American brand in over a decade to lead major categories in U.S. TV sales. Since 2007 VIZIO HDTV shipments remain in the TOP ranks in the U.S. and were again #1 in Q1, 2009 with over 20% market share. VIZIO is committed to bringing feature-rich flat panel televisions to market at a value through practical innovation. VIZIO offers a broad range of award winning LCD HDTVs including the new XVT series. VIZIO's products are found at Costco Wholesale, Sam's Club, Sears, Walmart, Target, BJ's Wholesale, and other retailers nationwide along with authorized online partners. VIZIO has won numerous awards including a #1 ranking in the Inc. 500 for Top Companies in Computers and Electronics, Good Housekeeping's Best Big-Screens, CNET's Top 10 Holiday Gifts and PC World's Best Buy among others. For more information, please call 888-VIZIOCE or visit on the web at www.VIZIO.com.
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