Wow, I was blown away as I just got word of Vizio’s Brand New Internet Apps TV line. This line is AMAZING, and the introductory price tags aren’t too shabby either! I first heard about the introduction of these internet enabled TV’s last night during SuperBowl 2010 commercials. Amazon.com is also featuring 3 models of the Vizio Internet App LCD HDTVfor sale. What Are Vizio Internet App LCD HDTV’s?
These new flat screen tv’s are becoming more and more common in nursing homes, hospitals, and other nursing care facilities.
Vizio Internet Apps Introduction:
I think at this point in time it is pretty obvious that internet and TV’s are merging (many already have). Other LCD and HDTV companies are going toward this trend, but Vizio is one of the one’s really pushing this, especially the “Apps” idea, which is very cool.
Essentially, these newest models by Vizio have wifi wireless internet capabilities (which is great so you don’t have 50 cords going everywhere). You will be able to surf the web in a similar fashion like you do on your laptop. Stream movies, shows, and much more. Heck, forget about getting a Netflix ready device! Also, there are expected to be “apps”, which means there will lots of great widgets being developed that can help you find programs, and so much more. Television is changing! They also have a very cool remote control that has a slide-out keyboard with Bluetooth.
They have offered 3 LCD Internet App TV’s below:
1. VIZIO VF552XVT 55-Inch Class XVT Series TRULED 240Hz sps LED LCD VIZIO Internet Apps HDTV Vizio. The starting price for this one is $1,999.99. Certainly not cheap, but not terribly priced. I am sure the prices will come down over time. This is the introductory prices as of February 2010. Also, check out my other article if you need some ideas on how to afford an LCD HDTV.
2. VIZIO SV422XVT 42-Inch Class XVT Series 240Hz sps LCD VIZIO Internet Apps HDTV. This one runs $949.99 for the introductory price–certainly affordable, and not priced much more than their competitors without the internet app technology.
3. VIZIO SV472XVT 47-Inch Class XVT Series TRULED 240Hz sps LED LCD VIZIO Internet Apps HDTV. This mid-sized model runs $1,549.99 for its introductory price. Again, these are all very exiciting, and the prices are not terrible. I am sure you can find some deals soon, and these will be coming down in price.
I must say, I was really excited to hear about this, as I can’t wait for ALL HDTV’s to embrace the internet. I can’t wait to surf from bed on a huge flat screen LCD HDTV! How fun will that be.
Granted, you can certainly do something similar now (by hooking up your PC to it and using it as a second monitor), but this usually involves extra cables, or extra accessories. I am excited about the complete integration from the factory! In fact, I am almost tempted to upgrade my Dynex 32″ LCD HDTV here within the next year or so. Hmm, or perhaps I will wait about 3-4 years.