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Who Manufactures Vizio TVs?

written by: Kumara Velu•edited by: Amy Carson•updated: 1/20/2011

If you’re on a tight budget and are looking for an HDTV set, the quality of which matches that of the big boys, you would want to consider Vizio’s range of TV sets, But before you take that step, you would want to find out who manufactures Vizio TV.

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    Background

    If you have heard of but do not know much about Vizio, this article will allow you to take a look at who manufactures Vizio TV sets and some TV models you would want to consider if you’re in the market for one.

    Founded in 2002 by William Wang Laynie Newsome, and Ken Lowe and partners, Vizio has risen from a company that started with two employees to become the producer of America’s bestselling LED LCD HDTV.

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    Growth

    Today Vizio has an employee strength of more than 196 has the maintained the status of the first American brand which is a market leader when it comes to the sales of LCD HDTV in the United states.

    The major reason behind Vizio’s success in the HDTV market is its commitment to provide high definition entertainment to the consumer at unbeatable prices and fulfilling its mission of exceeding the Energy Star 4.1 Guidelines by at least 15%.

    By the year 2008, Vizio had shipped a total of 3,500,000 HDTVs. Now with the 3D craze seizing the imagination of the TV viewing public,Vizio had rolled out its own version of 3D HDTVs in the form of XVTPRO 3D Ready 1080p TruLED™ 480Hz series. This underlines its commitment to providing the consumer with the latest in HDTV technology, notable among which is wireless HDMI functionality.

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    Wireless HDMI

    Wireless HDMI dispenses with the need for an HDMI cable in the 72-inch, 55-inch and the 47-inch XVT Pro HDTV series as they come equipped with a built-in Wireless HDMI receiver It enables the reception of high definition content from Blu-ray players and set-top boxes when they are paired with the VIZIO XVT Pro Wireless HDMI Adpater, available separately.

    The adapter supports reception of HD content from up to four HDMI sources. It operates at a frequency of 60GHz to keep at bay interference from wireless devices like cordless telephones and wireless networks.

    The XVT Pro Adapter supports up to 4 HDMI sources and operates at 60GHz to avoid interference with other wireless devices in the home like cordless telephones and wireless networks that operate at 2.4 and 5 GHz.

    That said, to give you an idea of technology employed by this leading American brand, let’s take a look at two Vizio HDTV models that have been creating all the waves.

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    VIZIO E420VL

    Vizio e420vl This 42-inch HDTV offers a 1080p resolution together with a refresh rate of 120HZ and a contrast ratio of 100 000 :1. The set also auto-adjusts picture brightness according to the condition of the room with the help of its digital ambient light sensor.

    The ECO HD technology that comes with the set ensures that it exceeds the ENERGY STAR 4.1 Guidelines ensuring that you save on your utility bill while being friendly to the environment.

    At the time of writing the price of VIZIO E420VL has been slashed from $689.99 to $579 at Amazon. This is indeed a bargain for a Full HD model.

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    VIZIO XVT473SV

    VIZIO-XVT473SV If you’ve extra cash to spare and are looking for an HDTV with a larger screen size, you would not want to miss this model. This 47-inch Full HD model supports a refresh rate of 240Hz which means it can deliver 240 scenes per second, which would make fast action scenes free of blur.

    However, this model would delight you if you’re looking for an HDTV set that comes with Internet functionality. With this Vizio model, you can get connected to the Internet by means of the built-in Wireless-N Wi-Fi or the available Ethernet port. What’s more, the VIZIO Internet Apps would allow you to stream online videos to your TV set and also avail yourself of the pre-packaged Amazon Video on Demand, Netflix, Vudu and Yahoo TV Widgets services, all of which could be accessed with a single touch of your remote control button.

    At the time of writing this TruLED LCD HDTV retails for $1298 at Amazon.

    Now that you’ve learnt who manufactures Vizio TV models and what the TV models covered above have to offer, do take a look at other HDTV models offered by Vizio at this page at Amazon. Who knows you may find a model that suits your requirements.