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! Continue reading “Vizio widens their television abilities” Vizio widens their televi…

Vizio + Google TV, built right in

Vizio looks to start where Logitech dropped off. The Google TV box sets weren’t exactly popular, for a number of reasons, largely including the fact Google had a hard time getting media companies to feed TV shows, movies, etc through.

At last week’s Consumer Electronics Show, the company announced the VIZIO VAP430 Stream Player. The new box doesn’t just stream any old web content. It actually adds the VIZIO Internet Apps Plus (V.I.A. Plus) smart TV platform and Google TV into the mix. That basically means that users can tap into a hoard of movies, songs, photos and more, as well as a Chrome browser. It also allows users to stream photos, music and video from any networked computer, hard drive or smartphone, as well as from cloud services. If you’re needing even more entertainment options, the box can tap into the Android Market.  Continue reading “Vizio + Google TV, built right in” Vizio + Google TV, built …

Vizio tablet adds Netflix after Hulu

Netflix has abandoned their Qwikster plans, and will now be on the Vizio tablet a few weeks after Hulu was added for additional movies & television streaming options. I had figured Netflix was already on the tablet as part of the original build, since the Vizio televisions with VIA (Vizio Internet Applications) all come pre-loaded. But now, it’s there.

However it’s too bad nearly everyone canceled their Netflix accounts due to the 60% price hike; and if you did keep Netflix around, I hope you’re enjoying fewer streaming options than you previously had.

Unfortunately, I’m one of those account cancelers. And to boot, they completely cleared my DVD and instant queues, leading to my decision to likely never come back.