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How the heck can Vizio do this?

A 55" LCD with LED lighting, which guarantees terrific black levels, along with a 240hz refresh rate, with an improved dejudder process, for $1999 retail??????

WTF!!!!!
The screen is housed inside a styrofoam casing.
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The screen is housed inside a styrofoam casing.
And soldered with silly string.
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And soldered with silly string.
It Sony guts, not Sony, say Vizio, but Sony guts.
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And soldered with silly string.
you know vizio makes quality tv's.
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The set also offers a USB input that can play back MPEG-2, H.264, WMV9 Video, along with JPEG photos and MP3 music files, and the company throws in a USB thumbdrive with a preloaded 1080p video.
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I dont think we get vizio TV's in the UK!-(

That is a fairly nice TV and the price looks good,hopefully somebody will do one on par for around 1500-2000 for the UK market by years end.
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The set also offers a USB input that can play back MPEG-2, H.264, WMV9 Video, along with JPEG photos and MP3 music files, and the company throws in a USB thumbdrive with a preloaded 1080p video.
Wow, Vizio it trying to make a name for themselves. Cool. Hope it's as good as advertised.
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As crazy as it seems, Vizio is actually making quality products. Ive been looking around for an upgrade recently and was sold on picking up a name brand. I looked at the 1080p Panasonic Plasma, the Samsung 1080p LCD (LNA46500) as well as a few others. As i went through the reviews, the Vizio XVT series got pretty damn good reviews. According to Cnet the picture quality was ranked as all "good", out gaining the Panasonic who had some color issues. I'll admit the Samsung came out on top because it had the better black levels. When you factor in the extra inch, the all round good colors, and an extra 2 HDMI ports plus 120 refresh rate the Vizio won out. It also helps that I have a costco membership, so the warranty is safe but its interesting to see where Vizio is moving towards. I'll be very interested to see how these new TV's turn out.
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Vizio might be one of the smartest players in the game. I read a report that almost 15-20% of a TV's price is related to marketing and R & D. I am certain that Vizio spends very little on R & D leaving that to Sony, Panasonic etc and the definitely do not spend that much in the way of marketing as well. All they do is take proven technology and repackage it. Why spend millions explaining how BR player works whey all they have to do is say "Hey see what that Sony blu ray player does on the Superbowl commercial?" Ours does the exact thing but you can get it for $150.00 (no commercial needed.) "See our 55 inch LED? It has the same internal high quality parts as a sony and at thousands of dollars less." I am not saying that the TV is as good as sony or there BR player. However, I think the price point is excellent for the quality you get and the quality is probably pretty good. I thing people of this forum under estimate just how much of the LCD/PLASMA price you pay for big screen tv's is tied into R and D and marketing. How can Sony bring down the prices to Vizio level when Sony's overhead is so much more than Vizio's in almost every way? (Infastructure, marketing, R&D, customer service, carrying divisions that are not making any money etc.)
Just take a look at the profits made in the last quarter by Sony
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Old 01-18-2009, 07:50 PM
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I'm sure they are not made in the US but isn't Visio an American based company?
 

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