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Company Overview of VIZIO, Inc.

Company Overview

VIZIO, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of high-definition televisions (HDTVs), computers, home audio systems, and accessories. Its products include LED HDTVs, LCD HDTVs, smart HDTVs, 3D HDTVs, personal computers, tablets, stream players, home theater systems, Blu-ray DVD players, wireless Internet routers and Internet apps enabled entertainment systems, HD personal home theater headphones, high-speed HDMI cables, remote controls, and power charger kits. The company markets its products through retailers. VIZIO, Inc. was formerly known as V, Inc. and changed its name to VIZIO, Inc. in April 2007. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in Irvine, California.

39 Tesla

Irvine, CA 92618

United States

Founded in 2002





Key Executives for VIZIO, Inc.

Chief Financial Officer and Vice President
Age: 62
Vice President of Operations
Vice President of Marketing and Business Operations
Vice President of Management Information Systems (MIS)
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

VIZIO, Inc. Key Developments

TransGaming Inc. Launches GameTree(TM) TV Cloud Gaming Service on VIZIO Smart TVs

TransGaming Inc. announced the launch of its GameTree(TM) TV cloud gaming service on VIZIO smart TVs. The app is now available through VIZIO Internet Apps Plus(R), the latest generation smart TV platform from America's #1 Smart TV company. VIZIO Internet Apps Plus, which can be found on the latest VIZIO smart TVs including the 2014 E-Series and M-Series collections, allows consumers to access the hottest movies, TV, music and games by easily browsing through a collection of their favorite apps. The platform features an app dock that overlays across the bottom of the screen for quick, at-a-glance access to seven of the user's favorite apps without interrupting on-screen content.

VIZIO Launches 2014 M-Series HDTV Collection

VIZIO announced the availability of its all-new 2014 M-Series Full-Array LED backlit LCD HDTV collection. Demonstrating the brand's in HDTV technology, VIZIO offers a notable step up in terms of picture quality, offering consumers Full-Array LED backlighting and up to 36 Active LED Zones, more than doubling the amount when compared to the 2013 collection. The stunning picture performance of M-Series is complimented by a beautifully simple, smart TV experience with VIZIO Internet Apps Plus(R), the brand's latest, most intuitive smart TV platform, and an ultra-slim frame design. Using advanced Full-Array LED backlighting technology in screen size classes 32" 70", the 2014 VIZIO M-Series line-up provides superior picture performance. Full-Array LED backlighting allows for stunning picture quality, with an even distribution of LEDs across the entire screen for a more evenly lit picture, enhancing its light uniformity. With up to 36 Active LED Zones, M-Series consumers will notice higher contrast to LED backlighting that dynamically adjusts to match the content onscreen, creating deeper, more pure black levels and brighter, more vivid details. On a pixel level, Active Pixel Tuning delivers intelligent luminance adjustments to further increase contrast and picture detail accuracy. Consumers will notice enhanced motion clarity to Clear Action Rate 720(2), measured using a fast 240Hz Effective Refresh Rate and powerful image processing to deliver incredibly crisp fast action scenes.

VIZIO Launches 54" 5.1 Sound Bar System

VIZIO announced the availability of its 54" 5.1 Sound Bar System. Serving as the ideal complement to large-size TVs in great rooms or expansive living rooms, the 54" 5.1 solution offers a wider sound stage projecting true, cinematic home theater audio to every seat. The 54" option will soon be accompanied by a 38" 5.1 Sound Bar System, ideal for mid-size TVs, with both offering consumers an immersive true surround sound experience for enhanced music, movies and TV audio. Features like an intuitive LCD display remote allow users to discretely adjust input, enable/disable audio technologies, manually adjust left, right or rear speakers and turn on Bluetooth pairing for wireless streaming all without leaving the couch. With up to 104 dB of room-rocking, crystal-clear sound and less than 1% total harmonic distortion, the 54" 5.1 Home Theater Sound Bar System is ideal for rooms with HDTVs 55" and larger, kicking out serious audio. The sleek and powerful sound bar provides a greater separation between the left and right channels, creating for a wider sound stage to fill the room. The 54" 5.1 Sound Bar System also features a third center channel for enhanced dialogue clarity, and is equipped with two rear satellite speakers and a wireless 8" subwoofer. This combination delivers an immersive surround sound experience with low frequency response as low as 35 Hz for low bass consumers can feel. Ideal for TVs 42" and larger, the VIZIO 38" 5.1 Sound Bar System will be available in the coming weeks. The mainstream bar features two rear satellite speakers and a wireless subwoofer, pumping out up to 100 dB(2) of immersive surround sound into the living room. A great addition to round out the 5.1 offerings from VIZIO, the 38" 5.1 Sound Bar System caters to some of the most popular TV sizes in the market today, offering a true 5.1 surround sound experience upgrade. Providing powerful bass performance and crisp audio detail, both the 54" and 38" 5.1 Sound Bar Systems feature Dolby Digital and DTS Digital Surround, which further add to a more engaging listening experience. DTS TruVolume is included as well, providing intelligent volume-leveling for less abrupt fluctuations when switching from a television show to commercial. The 54" 5.1 Sound Bar System also features VIZIO Surround Matrix technology and integrated aptX Bluetooth audio coding technology for near CD-quality music streaming via supported wireless devices. The 38" 5.1 Sound Bar System features DTS Studio Sound as well as DTS Circle Surround. Conveniently, the large- and mid-size 5.1 sound bar systems are sold with all cables included and offer an intuitive setup process. Consumers will also appreciate HDMI connectivity and a hassle-free set-up with the inclusion of all necessary cables in the box. Further reinforcing VIZIO's position as America's #1 sound bar company, the new 54" and 38" sound bars enhance the TV-watching experience by providing audio enthusiasts with amazing surround sound that takes the viewing experience to the next level. VIZIO's 54" 5.1 Home Theater Sound Bar (S5451w-C2) has an MSRP of $499.99 and can be found initially at Amazon.com and VIZIO.com and at BestBuy.com, Sam's Club, SamsClub.com and Walmart.com in the coming weeks. The 38" 5.1 (S3851w-C2) will be available at Amazon.com, Costco, Costco.com, Walmart.com and VIZIO.com in late July with an MSRP of $279.99.

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