updated 04:35 pm EDT, Tue October 21, 2008
VIZIO ships Java HDTVs
VIZIO announced on Monday it has shipped its VO-series 1080p HDTVs, including the newly styled 32-inch VOJ320F and 37-inch VOJ370F as well as the 32-inch VO32LF-32 and 37-inch VO37LF-37 with more traditional styling. The VOJ models are the first in VIZIO's line-up to feature the Java-colored bezel accents and redesigned stand and cabinet. All sets share the same 6,500:1 contrast ratio, 6.5ms refresh rate and 500 nits of brightness, coupled to 178-degree vertical viewing angles. The VOJ models add picture-in-picture (PIP) and picture-outside-picture (POP) viewing options.
Each new set includes three HDMI 1.3 inputs, with two located on the back panel while the third is integrated into an HD Game port on the side of the sets. Remaining connections include component video, a VGA port, composite and S-video ports. NTSC, digital ATSC and QAM digital cable tuners are built-in as well. The VIZIO HDTVs include a detachable base that includes a pair of 12W speakers and SRS TruSurround audio system.
All four sets are available now, with the two 32-inch sets priced at the same $650, while the 37-inch HDTVs cost $850 each.