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Vizio Announces New 42 LCD HDTVs at Breakthrough Values

• VIZIO launches two 42″ LCD HDTV’s and changes the belief that LCDs must cost more than Plasma TVs
• VIZIO 37″ LCD HDTV takes #1 U.S. market share and breaks the $1000 barrier
• VIZIO 32″ LCD HDTV offers Extreme Value at $799 .99

COSTA MESA, CA and DisplaySearch HDTV Conference, Beverly Hills, CA — August 15, 2006 — V, Incorporated — maker of the multiple award-winning VIZIO line of high definition TV’s, announces the addition of two new 42″ high definition Liquid Crystal HDTVs; the L42HDTV and the “Gallevia” GV42LHDTV. The introduction of these two new displays brings the VIZIO line of LCD TV’s to 6 current models–ranging from 13″ to 42″. Along with the new LCD introductions, Vizio has also reduced prices on #1 selling 37″ flat panel TV, the VIZIO L37HDTV is dropping to $999.99 and the very popular VIZIO L32HDTV is available for just $799.99.

“The two new VIZIO 42″ LCD products just hit the shelves at Costco and Sam’s Club and we are already seeing record sales that exceed our forecasts.” states Jeff Schindler, Vizio Vice President Marketing and Business Operations.

“According to DisplaySearch President Ross Young, “Vizio remained one of the fastest growing brands in Q2’06 and jumped into the top 10 in LCDs and remained in the top 10 in plasma. It led the 37″ LCD market with a 19% share, nearly 40% higher than its closest competitor, and was #1 in the 35″-39″ category for all TV technologies.”

VIZIO Gallevia GV42LHDTV
Whether the 42″ High Definition Liquid Crystal Flat Panel Digital TV is on or off, the VIZIO GV42L is truly stunning to look at. This 42″ HDTV boasts the latest exterior design from Vizio looking stunning with the stand or hanging on the wall with or without the attractive removable speaker set. The GV42L offers a host of high performance features to deliver unforgettable home theater with 1366 x 768 native resolution, wide viewing angles (178° x 178°), vivid and accurate colors (16.7 million), 1600:1 dynamic contrast ratio and blazing 8ms response rates. The GV42L has integrated NTSC/ATSC/QAM tuner, 2 HDMI inputs with HDTV capabilities for enhanced audio and video from digital programming; Digital Noise Reduction, Black Level Extender, White Peak Limiter, Color Transient Intensity, Flesh Tone Adjustment, Adaptive Luma Control and Dynamic Contrast. Other features include PIP, POP, CC, V-Chip, Noise Reduction, 3D Comb Filter, Zoom, Freeze, Motion Adaptive De-Interface, 3:2 Pull Down, ATSC with 8VSB & QAM demodulation, MPEG-2 decoding, NTSC Video decoding via RF (Antenna, Cable, or Satellite) or Video (CVBS, S-Video or Component), Progressive Scan Video via Component, YPbPr, VGA or HDMI, HDTV via HDMI or Component YPbPr, Computer 640×480, 800×600, 1024×768 via VGA or 640×480 via HDMI. The Gallevia GV42LHDTV that is shipping now comes standard with detachable speakers and stand, along with an enhanced backlit IR remote control. The VIZIO GV42LHDTV is now available at Costco’s nationwide selling at an everyday price of $1599.99.

VIZIO L42HDTV
VIZIO’s L42 High Definition Liquid Crystal Flat Panel Digital TV builds on the proven external design of current plasma models. The 42″ HDTV offers a 16:9 aspect ratio and native resolution of 1366 x 768. The L42 features a black and silver cabinet design and–like the GV42L–a table stand that can easily be removed for wall mounting. Also like the GV42L, the L42 offers wide 178° x 178° viewing angles, 16.7 million colors, 800:1 contrast ratio and 8ms response rates. The L42 also has an integrated NTSC/ATSC/QAM tuner, 2 HDMI inputs with HDTV capabilities for enhanced audio and video from digital programming. Other features include PIP, POP, CC, V-Chip, Noise Reduction, 3D Comb Filter, Zoom, Freeze, Motion Adaptive De-Interface, 3:2 Pull Down, ATSC with 8VSB & QAM demodulation, MPEG-2 decoding, NTSC Video decoding via RF (Antenna, Cable, or Satellite) or Video (CVBS, S-Video or Component), Progressive Scan Video via Component, YPbPr, VGA or HDMI, HDTV via HDMI or Component YPbPr, Computer 640×480, 800×600, 1024×768 via VGA or 640×480 via HDMI and SRS Sound enhancement. The VIZIO L42HDTV is now available at Sam’s Clubs nationwide selling at an everyday price of $1499.99.

Reinforcing VIZIO’s high quality picture and service reputation, both the GV42LHDTV and the L42HDTV offer the VIZIO unique “Zero Bright-Pixel” defect and “No Permanent Burn-In” guarantees as well at the popular “Quick Start” guides, life time technical support and 1 year in-home service.

VIZIO Price Reductions on L37HDTV to $999.99 and L32HDTV to $799.99
The #1 selling L37HDTV 37″ TV* is now at an unprecedented value. It offers 1366 x 768 native resolution, true 8 ms response time, “Zero Bright-pixel” defect guarantee, built-in HD ATSC off air, clear QAM digital cable and NTSC tuners, 3:2 pulldown, powered speakers and stand, a universal remote control, PIP and POP, component, VGA-type and HDMI video inputs and a laundry list of other state-of-the-art features for the newly reduced price of just $999.99. The VIZIO LCD L32HDTV offers the same features as the L37 with a 32″ widescreen LCD reduced price of just $799.

About V, Inc.
V, Inc., “Where Vision Meets Value,” headquartered in Costa Mesa, California, is a top ten North American flat panel television brand. The brand has been seen and heard on TV and radio including ABC’s Good Morning America, won numerous awards from leading publications including CNET’s Top 10 Holiday Gifts, Sound & Vision’s Editors Choice, Home Theater Magazine’s Rave Award, AVRev.com’s Top 10 Products and The Perfect Vision’s Recommended Components. V, Inc. is bringing vision to the consumer electronics market through practical innovation. V, Inc. products offer customers the most advanced technologies at the most affordable value. Products include the VIZIO and Gallevia lines of Plasma and LCD HDTV displays. Many of these products can be found at Costco Wholesale, Sam’s Club and other retailers nationwide along with authorized online partners. For more information or to buy direct from V, Inc., please call 888-VIZIOCE or visit them on the web at www.viziotv.com.

The V, VIZIO, Gallevia names, Where Vision Meets Value and symbols are trademarks or registered trademarks of V, Inc. All other trademarks may be the property of their respective holders.

*Tamaryn Pratt, principal of Quixel Research reported that, “Vizio’s 37″ LCD TV was the top selling model in the North American 35″ to 39″ TV market with close to twice the unit sales of the next highest selling model.”

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Source: V, Inc. VIZIO Televisions

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