VIZIO has confirmed with us the pricing and availability for its new line of M-Series Razor LED Smart TVs. The new line has been completely redesigned, upgraded and enhanced. Here are the upcoming launch details for the M-Series.
The new line will be comprised of an ultra-modern, ultra-thin bezel that almost completely vanishes next to the “nearly edge-to-edge display”. VIZIO has been ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with HDTVs” by J.D. Power and Associates, and the new line will begin rolling out later this month.
According to VIZIO, the new M-Series Razor LED Smart TVs will be available in a full range of screen size classes including 32″ (M321i), 40″ (M401i), 47″ (M471i), 50″ (M501d), 55″ (M551d), 60″ (M601d), 65″ (M651d), 70″ (M701d) and 80″ (M801d). The entire line will combine enhanced picture quality and the “all-new, more responsive, easy to use VIZIO Internet Apps Plus”.
“The M-Series family offers an elegant blend of thoughtful design detailing and premium materials, presenting consumers with an HDTV they will be proud to showcase in their homes,” said Scott McManigal , VIZIO VP of Industrial Design. “The ultra-thin bezel reduces peripheral distractions and enhances the rich picture quality allowing for a superior edge-to-edge viewing experience.”
The new M-series will offer the company’s “Smart Dimming”which offers “deeper blacks and brighter whites for a richer contrast” according to the company. The M-Series units offer full HD 1080p and up to 240Hz effective refresh rate featuring Smooth Motion enhanced with backlight scanning “allowing for the sharpest possible picture”. Consumers with 50″ M- Series models and larger, will enjoy a flicker-free, 3D picture through lightweight, battery free glasses thanks to VIZIO’s Theater 3D technology. Providing a crystal-clear and visibly brighter picture than conventional 3D, Theater 3D makes allows for a more immersive 3D viewing experience.
“As hardware manufacturers and content providers continue to align to provide consumers with a more robust internet capable experience, the market for ‘Smart TVs’ will continue to evolve,” said Stephen Baker , vice president of industry analysis at NPD. “VIZIO has been able to maintain a leadership position in LCD TVs with apps included for 2012 and Q1 2013.”
he new, faster VIZIO Internet Apps Plus Smart TV platform allows users of all experience levels to quickly and easily breeze through set-up and get connected. The intuitive Smart TV platform offers more apps than ever before, making it convenient to start watching TV or browse apps like Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, M-GO, Facebook, HuluPlus, Pandora, VUDU and YouTube using the TV’s built-in Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection to the Internet. Additionally, the M-Series collection features a backlit Smart remote that is perfect for nighttime viewing. Coming Summer 2013, all M-Series model remotes will be enabled with Wi-Fi and Universal remote features, making it easier to control all home entertainment devices, creating a better user experience8.
“The new VIZIO M-Series televisions represent a significant step forward in terms of design, picture quality and connectivity,” said Matt McRae , VIZIO Chief Technology Officer. “Our Smart TV platform has been upgraded with new apps, new features and new experiences such as dual screen control from smartphones and tablets. We also focused on the basics that matter to every consumer such as a newly designed remote control and class leading picture quality.”
The all-new M-Series models are now shipping to retailers nationwide including Best Buy, Amazon and Walmart. For more information on VIZIO’s M-Series collection, please visit VIZIO.com
VIZIO M-Series Razor LED Smart TVs
- 32″ Razor LED Smart TV (M321i) – $399.99 MSRP
- 40″ Razor LED Smart TV (M401i) – $529.99 MSRP
- 47″ Razor LED Smart TV (M471i) – $729.99 MSRP
- VIZIO M-Series Razor LED™ Smart TVs w/Theater 3D
- 50″ Razor LED Smart TV w/Theater 3D (M501d) – $799.99 MSRP
- 55″ Razor LED Smart TV w/Theater 3D (M551d) – $1,199.99 MSRP
- 60″ Razor LED Smart TV w/Theater 3D (M601d) – $1,599.99 MSRP
- 65″ Razor LED Smart TV w/Theater 3D (M651d) – $1,999.99 MSRP
- 70″ Razor LED Smart TV w/Theater 3D (M701d) – $2,499.99 MSRP
- 80″ Razor LED Smart TV w/Theater 3D (M801d) – $3,999.99 MSRP