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VIZIO's HDTV and audio line-up for the holiday shopping season include the LED-lit E-Series HDTV line and four newly designed sound bars. At the top of the HDTV line are the E-Series 60" class Razor LED Smart TV (E601i), the flagship E-Series 70" class Razor LED Smart TV (E701i). VIZIO has also released the new 2.0 and 2.1 E-Series and M-Series sound bars.
Ultra High Definition flat-panel 4K TVs are starting to hit the market, and LG Electronics' first Ultra HD TV is the LG 84LM9600 84-inch class (84-inch diagonal) LED TV with a native Ultra High Def screen resolution of 3840 x 2160, priced at a hefty $19,999.99. Ultra High Definition quadruples the level of detail from full 1080p HD resolution to 8 million pixels, and while there's not much 4k content available yet, LG has an up-conversion engine called "LG Resolution Upscaler Plus" on this TV to deliver higher detail from current HD/SD external sources. The LG 84LM9600 also features LG's CINEMA 3D technology and an imbedded 2D to 3D conversion engine.
JVC announced the new 55-inch JLE55SP4000 XinemaView 3D HDTV in the company's "BlackSapphire" line of HDTVs. Featuring XinemaView 3D, 1080p Full HD resolution edge LED backlit 120Hz CrystalMotion screen, built-in WiFi 802.11n and Internet applications, and a remote control with QWERTY keypad, the JLE55SP4000 ships this month for $1,299.99 and comes with four pair of battery-free 3D glasses.
Sharp has introduced its huge LC-90LE745U AQUOS 90-inch LED TV, said to be the largest LED TV around priced at a whopping $10,999.99, but this 1080p 3DTV does come with two 3D glasses. It stands nearly 4 feet tall and spans 6 feet and 8 inches wide, it weighs 141 pounds and measures less than 5 inches deep. Sharp says that the LED technology on this giant TV is very energy efficient, using less energy than two 75-watt light bulbs and averaging only $28 per year to operate.
This 90" class AQUOS LED TV also features AquoMotion 240 for smooth video motion, and Sharp's SmartCentral, with direct access to popular apps and video on demand services like Netflix, YouTube, CinemaNow, Hulu Plus and VUDU. It also has web browsing, Skype capability and built-in Wi-Fi.
Sharp's large screen Aquos 7-series 60 and 70-inch 3D LED HDTVs have begun shipping in the United States, while the company's Aquos Quattron 8-Series 60-, 70- and 80-inche 3D LED TVs will ship at the end of March. The new 7-Series Aquos 60- and 70-inch Full HD Active 3D edge-lit LED TVs (LC-60LE745U - $2,299.99 and LC-70LE745U - $3,299.99) offer a newly designed ultra-slim bezel design with a rich black-brushed aluminum finish, and feature 120Hz refresh rate, built-in WiFi, SmartCentral and four HDMI inputs.
Announced at CES 2012, Sony's new 2012 BRAVIA HDTV televisions are now available in stores. The lineup includes Sony’s HX750 series, the Wi-Fi-ready EX640 series, and the entry level BX450 series HDTVs.
Panasonic's 2012 Smart VIERA Plasma, LED and LCD HDTVs are now headed for retail stores where customers will have a wide selection to choose from. The Panasonic ST50, UT50, and XT50 Plasma series and the E50, ET5, E5 and X5 LED series HDTVs go on sale this month, with the LED line offering two new screen sizes, a 47-inch class, and a 55-inch class which are scheduled to be released in April and May.
After teasing CES 2012 attendees, Bang & Olufsen is set to release its new BeoVision 12 ultra flat 3D 65-inch plasma to customers through authorized Bang & Olufsen dealers in March 2012. The high-end BeoVision 12 with integrated center channel and 7.1 surround sound is priced at $11,350, but if you want to go all-out, $19,749.00 will get you the BeoVision 12 with B&O's BeoSystem 3.
Sharp recently announced its 2012 large-screen LED TV line-up with some 20 large screen 60-inch plus class AQUOS LED TVs featuring new technologies like SmartCentral, AQUOS Advantage LIVE, Quad Pixel Plus II, and full-array LED backlighting with local dimming. Sharp also announced an April 2012 release date for its first Quattron 80-inch Class 3D LED TV. The 80-inch LC-80LE844U model features a newly developed 240Hz AQUOS LCD, built-in WiFi, 4 HDMI inputs and the new SmartCentral user interface.