Vizio just updated the XVT series for 09 with six new models. The top of the line, and largest is the 55-inch Vizio VF551XVT. Not only is the Vizio VF551XVT1A large, it’s also the first Vizio to used LED backlighting, and featured local LED dimming for a very impressive dynamic contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1.
As well as LED backlighting the Vizio VF551XVT also features a 120 Hz refresh rate and Smooth Motion II technology to keep the images judder free, and sharp during fast motion scenes, which is great for sports and action scenes.
Using a 1080p / Full HD Enhanced In-Plane Switching (IPS) LCD panel with Advanced Glare Polarizer (AGP), the Vizio VF551XVT provides truer colors and wider viewing angles and 60% better contrast in bright room environments. By connecting a USB thumb drive, or hard drive the VF551XVT can display photos, play mp3s, and even playback MPEG-2, H.264 & WMV9 1080p HD videos.
With a great offering of 5 HDMI inputs, Integrated Sound Bar with SRS TruSurround HD & TruVolume features the Vizio VF551XVT offers a lot for a great price of $1999, half of what some other manufactures are asking for a 55-inch LED backlit HDTV.
Look for the Vizio VF551XVT / Vizio VF551XVT1A in the Summer ’09.