VIZIO Internet Apps. This is a huge score for fans of IPTVs as VISIOs
are generally low-cost HDTVs and now, even entry-level TVs are getting
y. The apps are web-based and there are a ton of popular ones out
– as you can imagine.
Any VIZIO XVT or XVT Pro television will be equipped with the apps. The
following apps have been confirmed – Flickr, Pandora, Twitter and
Facebooks. For IPTV, they'll have content from Revision3 and CNET TV,
and for video on demand, they've got a wide selection, including VUDU,
Netflix, Amazon and Blockbuster. The TVs are also apparently Yahoo
Connected devices, so you can use a wide variety of Yahoo's TV apps
onย them, as well.
The TVs themselves aren't bad, either.ย They're 1080p sets, of course.
The contrast ratio comes in at 2,000,000:1. The LED backlit screen is at
240Hz and features localized dimming. On the back, it features a
whopping five HDMI ports and an Ethernet port.
Wires are a pain, however, and your new VIZIO XVT HDTV will also feature
WiFi in the flavors of 802.11b/g/n. While just a few years ago, it would
have been laughable if a TV had a WiFi connection, it won't be long
before even the cheap 25-inch models are coming with Internet
connectivity. The XVT and XVT Pro HDTVs are even coming with a remote
control that features a hidden QWERTY keyboard on the back for full
control over your apps.
The VIZIO XVT line is now shipping, starting at $950 for a 42-inch
model. They're now shipping from Amazon, and a little bird tells me that
Amazon is offering free shipping on them for the time being.