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Vizio’s 21:9 58-inch Widescreen due March; 50- and 71-inchers in 2H 2012

Vizio’s 21:9 58-inch Widescreen due March; 50- and 71-inchers in 2H 2012

Vizio's first CinemaWide 21:9 Smart TV will go on sale in March, it's been confirmed, in time for the for the NCAA men's and women's March Madness basketball tournament. Priced earlier today at $3,499.99 for the 58-inch XVT 3D CinemaWide TrueLED XVT3D580CM, the new set will be the only model Vizio offers for several months, USA Today reports, with other sizes not expected until the second half of 2012.

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Vizio prices 58-inch 21:9 TV: $3.5k for home theater experience

Vizio prices 58-inch 21:9 TV: $3.5k for home theater experience

Vizio has confirmed pricing for its 21:9 aspect HDTVs, the Vizio XVT 3D CinemaWide TrueLED Smart TV, a 58-inch set whose name is almost as broad as its LCD panel. Announced at CES last month, the CinemaWide promises to deliver the authentic movie theater experience to your living room, with a 2560 x 1080 display, though it'll cost you more than a few boxes of popcorn: from $3,499, in fact.

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CES 2012 Smart TV Round-Up

CES 2012 Smart TV Round-Up

If ultrabooks and smartphones led the charge for your credit card in mobile gadgetry at CES 2012 this week, Smart TV did the same for living room scale tech. Google TV made its new strike on the market, having rallied for a second scuffle after its embarrassing first-gen flop, while homegrown smart TV systems did their level best to compete. All that was wrapped up with oversized LCD and plasma panels or in slick set-top boxes, with the promise of a world of video-on-demand, cloud-gaming and more just waiting at the end of your broadband pipe. Confusing times, perhaps, but not if you head on through to the SlashGear Smart TV round-up!

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Vizio VAP430 STB and VBR430 Blu-ray pack Google TV

Vizio VAP430 STB and VBR430 Blu-ray pack Google TV

Vizio isn't just leaving Google TV to its R-Series 3D TVs: the company also has a compact Google TV STB, the Vizio VAP430, and a version with integrated Blu-ray, the VBR430. Designed to add smart TV functionality to a regular TV, details on the VAP430 and VBR430 are scant but we do know they will run Vizio's skinned Google TV experience, Vizio Internet Apps Plus.

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Vizio XVT CinemaWide smart TVs mimic 21:9 theater experience

Vizio XVT CinemaWide smart TVs mimic 21:9 theater experience

Vizio has unveiled its XVT Series CinemaWide HDTV line-up, a three-strong range of new LED LCD televisions that offer movie theater-style 21:9 aspect displays. Headlining the company's 2012 TV push, the XVT Series consists of the 50-inch XVT3D500CM, 58-inch XVT3D580CM and finally the 71-inch XVT3D710CM. All support smart TV functionality and 3D, using inexpensive passive 3D glasses.

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Vizio R-Series 3D Google TV HDTVs revealed

Vizio R-Series 3D Google TV HDTVs revealed

Vizio has revealed its new Google TV range of HDTVs for 2012, the R-Series, with the company's Vizio Internet Apps Plus reskin of the Google platform delivering apps, search and streaming media in your living room. Consisting of the 42-inch R3D420VS, 47-inch R3D470VS, 55-inch R3D550VS and 65-inch R3D650VS, the R-Series line-up includes a dual-sided Bluetooth remote with a QWERTY keyboard on one side and a touchpad on the other, for easier navigation.

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Vizio VTAB3010 10-inch tablet revealed

Vizio VTAB3010 10-inch tablet revealed

Vizio has revealed a new tablet at CES 2012, a 10-inch slate with squared-off good looks and the promise of no small amount of power. Details on the Vizio VTAB3010 are still scant, beyond the screen size and the fact that it has WiFi, but we do know that it has front and rear cameras - the latter packing a flash, too.

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Vizio PC range official

Vizio PC range official

Vizio has unveiled its new PC line-up at CES 2012 this morning, set to hit shelves in the spring, but the company is still coy about pricing and full specifications. Instead, there's plenty about Vizio's  Internet Apps (V.I.A.) Ecosystem, spreading multimedia across the company's TVs and now PCs, along with the promise of a clean-running system thanks to some help from Microsoft.

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Vizio readies laptops and all-in-ones for low-price PC push

Vizio readies laptops and all-in-ones for low-price PC push

Budget TV company Vizio will extend its reach into computing, beginning with a range of new models to be showcased at CES 2012 next week. CTO Matt McRae confirmed the segue and a June launch window - along with "a price that just doesn't seem possible" - to Bloomberg in an interview about the company's PC plans, following up with a gallery of eye-catching desktop and laptop renders to whet our appetite ahead of the show next week. More details after the cut.

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Samsung, Sony and Vizio bringing Google TVs to CES

Samsung, Sony and Vizio bringing Google TVs to CES

Samsung, Sony and Vizio will have new Google TV hardware at CES next week, while the platform will make its long-awaited international debut in 2012, with Google confirming its key partners alongside LG's new smart TV kit. Meanwhile, Marvell's ARMADA 1500 chipset - integral to Google TV now that the search giant has jumped from x86 to ARM - will share the stage with chip company MediaTek, which will also be supplying SoCs to power Google TV set-top boxes.

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Panasonic Toughpad A1 and Toughpad B1 Android tablets revealed

Panasonic Toughpad A1 and Toughpad B1 Android tablets revealed

This week the folks at Panasonic have revealed one tablet and named a second, the first being the Toughpad A1, a 10.1-inch Android 3.2 Honeycomb tablet with a processor from no less than Marvell, the most elusive chipmaker of all. Of course Marvell has appeared in mobile devices before, but the last time we spoke about them in regards to a mobile device was in the Vizio Tablet, then before that was a Chinese smartphone and on the Chumby 8. Here we see Marvell sitting inside the tablet with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, this aside 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a microSD card slot for expansion up to 32GB more.

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Vizio Tablet gets VIA Plus 1.2 software update

Vizio Tablet gets VIA Plus 1.2 software update

The Vizio Tablet has gotten a software update that promises to enhance overall performance. A somewhat laggy interface was a major issue that plagued the otherwise favorable budget-friendly tablet. The update brings the Vizio Internet Apps Plus (VIA Plus) custom interface up to version 1.2, while it continues to run on top of Android 2.3.2 Gingerbread.

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