VIZIO Brings All-New Ultra HD and Audio Offerings to Canada with Launch of 2015 M-Series Ultra HD Smart TV and Home Audio Collections
New Ultra HD Models Start at $799.99, Delivering Brilliant Picture Quality for Upscaled and Native Ultra HD Content, Plus New Audio Line-Up Brings Room-Filling Sound to Any Space
IRVINE, CA - May 13, 2015 - VIZIO, the #1 Smart TV1 and sound bar company in the U.S.2, announced today the rollout of its 2015 M-Series Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV. The Ultra HD collection joins the VIZIO E-Series Full-Array LED Smart TV collection along with an all-new VIZIO home audio line-up rolling out soon across Canada. The VIZIO M-Series collection boasts 4K Ultra HD picture quality, a premium Smart TV experience with access to several Ultra HD streaming apps and an elevated, beautiful design. Separately the all-new VIZIO home audio offerings round out the entertainment experience with room-filling sound packed into a stylish, modern, minimalistic form factor. Consumers can find the all-new M-Series and audio collections rolling out now to retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy Canada and Costco Wholesale Canada.
The M-Series Ultra HD sets are available in class sizes from 43" to 80" and feature VIZIO's advanced Spatial Scaling Engine to upscale lower resolution content to 4K Ultra HD resolution3. The collection displays over 8.3 million pixels in every image and features four times the resolution of 1080p Full HD for breathtaking detail and clarity. Full-Array LED backlighting offers an even distribution of light for superior uniformity as compared to Edge-Lit TVs, and up to 32 Active LED Zones™ deliver precise, controlled backlighting with extremely high contrast and deep black levels. Active Pixel Tuning enables pixel-level adjustments of brightness for increased picture accuracy and contrast. For the fast-action lover or sports enthusiast, the M-Series line-up boasts up to Clear Action 720 with a blazing 240Hz effective refresh rate achieved with backlight scanning. These technologies, combined with powerful image processing, allow for sharper detail and help to ensure fast-moving scenes appear clearer than ever.
The M-Series Ultra HD collection gives consumers a great reason to upgrade with additional Ultra HD apps and more native Ultra HD content options available. The collection features the latest generation VIZIO Smart TV platform, VIZIO Internet Apps PlusÂ®, and is equipped with HEVC decoding, ultra-fast 802.11ac dual-band WiFi and VIZIO's V6 six-core processor. This translates into a fast, easy-to-use experience for the consumer, with access to great content from many of the latest apps4 including Ultra HD content from Netflix, UltraFlix and Toon Goggles5. Support for HDCP 2.2 allows playback of protected Ultra HD content, while the latest HDMI 2.0 standard enables Ultra HD playback at 60Hz. This helps to ensure consumers using next generation cable and satellite receivers, Blu-ray players and game consoles will have support for Ultra HD content playback.
"VIZIO is committed to ensuring Ultra HD technology is an accessible, mainstream technology. For 2015, we've expanded our Ultra HD offerings, including the technology in the all-new M-Series collection which features our advanced Spatial Scaling Engine to upscale lower resolution content to near 4K and Active Pixel Tuning for pixel-level adjustments of brightness for better accuracy and contrast," said Matt McRae, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. "Consumers are seeking Ultra HD for a more immersive, high-quality picture, but are also in search of room-filling sound and deep bass to help bring that picture to life. Powerful audio solutions like the VIZIO 40" 5.1 Sound Bar System complete the home entertainment experience, further enhancing on-screen content. Our latest M-Series line-up and audio products give consumers what they're looking for to outfit any room in the house."
To compliment the stunning picture quality of the M-Series collection, VIZIO is releasing details on its new home theater sound bar systems, which will soon be available through key retailers in the Canadian market. As the main fixture in the all-new 2015 collection, the flagship 40" 5.1 Sound Bar System pumps out clear, room-rocking sound and lines up with any 47" or larger class TV. The 40" 5.1 Sound Bar System boasts a true 5.1 surround sound experience thanks to the three-channel sound bar, wireless subwoofer and dual rear satellite speakers - which outputs a Sound Pressure Level of 102 dB with less than 1% total harmonic distortion6.
HDMI support gives consumers great audio connection to their TV and other A/V devices, while Bluetooth with aptX enables CD-quality wireless streaming via supported devices. Built-in Dolby Digital surround sound provides dramatic special dimension and enhanced audio for an engaging listening experience, while DTS audio technologies, including DTS Digital Surround, DTS TruVolume and others, further enhance the audio experience to provide deep bass, crisp audio detail, clear vocals and intelligent volume-leveling.
Consumers seeking an audio system that enhances the on-screen picture will appreciate the performance of the 2015 VIZIO audio collection. While watts is commonly used throughout the audio industry to describe power output, the term is really a numerical figure that describes how much power a product consumes, rather than actual performance levels. The high wattage promoted by some sound bars essentially has no bearing on the consumer experience and may instead correspond to an inefficient use of energy. VIZIO chooses to measure the true acoustic output represented by Sound Pressure Level to more accurately describe and directly correlate to the powerful experience its audio collection delivers.
From a design perspective, both the VIZIO M-Series and audio collections have been purposefully crafted with an all-new design. Built using select materials, an elegantly slim profile and ultra-thin bezel, the M-Series delivers an immersive, near borderless entertainment experience. The home audio offerings boast a new sophisticated, modern design that seamlessly coordinates with the 2015 Smart TV collections.
Having launched in Canada earlier this spring, the 2015 VIZIO E-Series Full-Array LED Smart TV collection boasts Full-Array LED backlighting technology. Up to 16 Active LED Zones dynamically adjust the LED backlighting to match the light and dark portions of on-screen content for deeper black levels and brighter colorsfor a more vibrant, beautiful picture as compared to earlier models. Clear Action 240 across most models offers enhanced motion clarity with 120Hz effective refresh rate, achieved with backlight scanning, and powerful image processing so sports and fast-action scenes are seen with stunningly sharp detail. All models in the 2015 E-Series collection are equipped with VIZIO's latest generation Smart TV platform, VIZIO Internet Apps Plus, to give consumers the power to stream the hottest movies, TV shows, music and more right to the TV. The seamless Smart TV experience is possible thanks to built-in WiFiwith apps such as Netflix, Spotify, YouTube and more4. VIZIO Internet Apps Plus allows consumers to enjoy advanced features like second screen interactivity, enabling them to surf for Netflix or YouTube content on their smartphone or tablet, and then send the video directly to their VIZIO E-Series Smart TVs.
Consumers can find the all-new VIZIO E-Series Full-Array LED Smart TV, M-Series Ultra HD Smart TV and audio collections through retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy Canada and Costco Wholesale Canada.
M-Series Full-Array LED Ultra HD Smart TV Collection Pricing
M-Series 43" Ultra HD Full Array LED Smart TV MSRP $799.99
M-Series 50" Ultra HD Full Array LED Smart TV MSRP $1059.99
M-Series 55" Ultra HD Full Array LED Smart TV MSRP $1329.99
M-Series 60" Ultra HD Full Array LED Smart TV MSRP $1989.99
M-Series 65" Ultra HD Full Array LED Smart TV MSRP $2259.99
M-Series 70" Ultra HD Full Array LED Smart TV MSRP $2919.99
M-Series 80" Ultra HD Full Array LED Smart TV MSRP $5309.99
Audio Collection Pricing
29" 2.0 Sound Bar MSRP $119.99
38" 2.0 Sound Bar MSRP $139.99
38" 3.0 Sound Bar MSRP $189.99
38" 2.1 Sound Bar System MSRP $239.99
38" 3.1 Sound Bar System MSRP $249.99
38" 5.1 Sound Bar System MSRP $399.99
40" 5.1 Sound Bar System MSRP $479.99
E-Series Full-Array LED Smart TV Collection Pricing
E-Series 24" Razor LED Smart TV MSRP $239.99
E-Series 28" Full-Array LED Smart TV MSRP $268.99
E-Series 32" Full-Array LED Smart TV MSRP $349.99
E-Series 40" Full-Array LED Smart TV MSRP $469.99
E-Series 43" Full-Array LED Smart TV MSRP $519.99
E-Series 48" Full-Array LED Smart TV MSRP $639.99
E-Series 50" Full-Array LED Smart TV MSRP $709.99
E-Series 55" Full-Array LED Smart TV MSRP $839.99
E-Series 60" Full-Array LED Smart TV MSRP $1059.99
E-Series 65" Full-Array LED Smart TV MSRP $1329.99
E-Series 70" Full-Array LED Smart TV MSRP $1859.99