IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- VIZIO, Inc. announced today that it has been named a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree for its VIZIO SmartCast™ P-Series™ Ultra HD HDR Home Theater Display. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics across 28 product categories.
The 2016 VIZIO SmartCast P-Series is the first Ultra HD and High Dynamic Range collection to offer Chromecast built-in and comes with a 6" 1080p Android™ Tablet Remote preinstalled with the VIZIO SmartCast app that offers users with a new way to search, browse and control their big screen. Instead of jumping between apps, the VIZIO SmartCast app simplifies navigation, allowing P-Series users to search and browse content first by genre across multiple apps at once, then select the app or source to play the content.
From a picture quality standpoint, the VIZIO SmartCast P-Series collection boasts Ultra HD featuring High Dynamic Range with Dolby Vision™ and HDR10 content support for incredible brightness, contrast and color. Ultra Color Spectrum® provides a wider color gamut enabling impeccable accuracy in every hue and tone, allowing more realistic colors than ever before. The P-Series also features powerful Full-Array LED backlighting with up to 128 Active LED Zones® which dynamically adjust to on-screen content for deeper, richer black levels and more accurate contrast1.
"We're thrilled to have the VIZIO SmartCast P-Series named as a CES 2017 Innovation Awards honoree," said Matt McRae, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. "The VIZIO SmartCast app, Tablet Remote and slew of advanced picture quality technologies truly is an innovative development for us. The goal of P-Series was to bring home entertainment into the mobile era and we're proud the collection has been recognized by CTA for its advancement of the category."
The prestigious CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, the producer of CES 2017, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.
The VIZIO SmartCast P-Series Ultra HD HDR Home Theater Display will be displayed at CES 2017, which runs January 5-8, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada. A selection of Honorees will also be displayed at CES Unveiled New York, which features dozens of exhibitors and networking opportunities and runs 3:00-7:30 PMNovember 10 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York.
Entries are evaluated on their engineering, aesthetic and design qualities, intended use/function and user value, unique/novel features present and how the design and innovation of the product directly compares to other products in the marketplace.
Products chosen as CES Innovation Honorees reflect innovative design and engineering in some of the most cutting edge tech products and services coming to market.
CES 2017 Innovation Honoree products are featured on CES.tech/Innovation, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, description, photo and URL. For more information about VIZIO P-Series and VIZIO SmartCast visit VIZIO.com.
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VIZIO's mission is to deliver the ultimate entertainment experience through our community of connected consumers, advertisers, and media content providers. Through our connected entertainment platform, VIZIO is transforming the way consumers discover and experience media content. Since our founding in California in 2002, VIZIO has built an industry-leading brand and sold over 65 million products, including televisions, sound bars and other devices. VIZIO is a leading HDTV brand in America1 and holds the #1 unit share in Sound Bars2. VIZIO product leadership is highlighted by a number of industry reviews and awards: the VIZIO P-Series SmartCast Home Theater Displays are the highest-ranked LED/LCD display on CNET in 2016, having received an editors' rating of 4.5/5 stars3; the VIZIO Reference Series achieved a 2016 Editors' Choice award from Reviewed.com4; and the VIZIO D-Seriesearned a 2016 Editor's Choice award from PC Magazine5. For more information, please call 888-VIZIOCE or visit www.VIZIO.com.
1 The NPD Group / Weekly Retail Tracking Service, based on TV units sold in the U.S. from Dec. 30, 2012- Aug. 27, 2016 2The NPD Group / Weekly Retail Tracking Service, based on sound bar units sold in the U.S. from Dec. 30, 2012- Aug. 27, 2016 3 Visit cnet.com for the full VIZIO P-Series review, published 5/10/2016 4 Visit reviewed.com for the full VIZIO Reference Series review, published 3/18/16 5 Visit pcmag.com for the full VIZIO D-Series review, published 3/24/16