updated 10:45 pm EST, Fri November 19, 2010
Vizio adds surprise 65-inch 3D TV
Vizio has quietly slipped out a new flagship shortly after the debut of its its first 3D LCD TVs. The 65-inch XVT3D650SV is 10 inches larger than the previous biggest 3D model but may have traded refresh rates, going down to 120Hz where the smaller sizes hit 480Hz. Viewers also get polarized 3D glasses in place of the active shutters that cost more but are more common elsewhere.
The panel has edge-lit LED backlighting and produces a 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. All the other core features of XVT sets are in place, including 802.11n Wi-Fi for Internet apps such as Netflix and Vudu, Vizio's special keyboard-equipped Bluetooth remote and SRS audio boosting. Five HDMI ports, one each of other typical sources and three USB ports provide the connections.
Without formal news, the company hasn't given out a release date for the 65-inch set beyond "coming soon," but the LCD's price is noticeably lower than for most 3D TVs its size at $3,700. [via AVSForum]