Vizio widens their television abilities

Congratulations on your widescreen TV purchase! But do you still hate the black border on the top & bottom of your TV screen? I sure do. Why by a 42 or 56 (or even larger!) inch television, to not be able to use all of it?

It seems Vizio has your answer. CineWide HD televisions give a theatre correcting 21:9 aspect ratio. It’s better than your standard 16:9 widescreen TV that you just purchased, and these babies come with 3D.

America’s top HD TV company is unleashing these bad boys in 58 and 71 inch models, so start getting rid of your living room furniture to make room! Best of all, they retail for a reasonable amount and come with FOUR sets of 3D glasses. They run both Wi-Fi and Blutooth for additional streaming options. Users can call up Internet apps on the left side of the screen when they watch 16:9 content on Vizio’s CinemaWide TV. The 21:9 format lets users “keep a persistent sidebar for connected TV content, which is a feature Vizio is promoting,” Paul Gagnon, an analyst at NPD DisplaySearch, told TechNewsWorld. “It doesn’t have to interrupt the normal viewing experience any more. However, this “will mainly be a secondary benefit.”

Philips has been offering 21:9 TVs for some years in Europe, but “no other major manufacturers have followed, so there’s little evidence of consumer demand,” David Mercer, a vice president and principal analyst at Strategy Analytics, told TechNewsWorld.

“We see no sign that regular TV shows or sports broadcasting are moving in the direction of the 21:9 format,” he pointed out. “So, while 21:9 displays may be suitable for viewers who watch mostly movies, they pose problems for people who watch mostly TV shows or sports, which have to be displayed on those TVs with sidebars.”

In fact, viewing movies on a TV set with a 16:9 aspect ratio could give consumers “an even bigger screen,” NPD DisplaySearch’s Gray said. Vizio, like Philips, “is tapping into a relatively small niche with this new product,” Mercer concluded.

Users can call up Internet apps on the left side of the screen when they watch 16:9 content on Vizio’s CinemaWide TV.

The 21:9 format lets users “keep a persistent sidebar for connected TV content, which is a feature Vizio is promoting,” Paul Gagnon, an analyst at NPD DisplaySearch, told TechNewsWorld. “It doesn’t have to interrupt the normal viewing experience any more. However, this “will mainly be a secondary benefit.”

Author: Jason Zajdel

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