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VIZIO Internet Apps HDTV -- Home Theater with Hi-Fi Sound

Updated on January 12, 2011
VIZIO VF552XVT 55-Inch Class XVT Series TRULED 240Hz sps LED LCD VIZIO Internet Apps HDTV -- image credit:
VIZIO VF552XVT 55-Inch Class XVT Series TRULED 240Hz sps LED LCD VIZIO Internet Apps HDTV -- image credit:

VIZIO Internet Apps HDTV -- Home Theater

VIZIO Home Theater is the way to go for value conscious home theater enthusiasts looking for razor sharp, high definition television and big, theater-like high fidelity sound.

For many people, the words "home theater" conjures up images of expensive electronics, motorized screens, acoustic wall treatments, multiple speakers and lots of wires to conceal.

Take a look at VIZIO Home Theater.

VIZIO NEWS -- VIZIO Cinemawide HDTV is coming

In January 2011 VIZIO revealed plans to produce ultra-widescreen HDTVs that present widescreen movies in full image -- without annoying black bars. There will be three models -- 50", 58" and 71". Here's where you can learn more about the VIZIO Cinemawide HDTV.

The rest of this hub is for value-conscious home theater enthusiasts who want to put together a home theater using off-the-shelf VIZIO components.

VIZIO home theater at a value price

Get a new VIZIO Interapps HDTV. Add a new VIZIO VSB210WS Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer. Relax in your favorite comfortable chair, dim the lights and enjoy home theater at its best.

VIZIO has done it again! VIZIO -- the dominant producer of high quality, affordable big screen HDTVs – now offers high quality sound systems at value prices.

VIZIO VSB210WS Universal HD Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer -- image credit:
VIZIO VSB210WS Universal HD Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer -- image credit:

VIZIO Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer - VSB210WS

VIZIO's Sound Bar and Subwoofer has leading edge sound technologies including SRS TruSurroundHD -- SRS Truvolume. What do you get? Rich bass. Clear sound. Automatic sound level balance which eliminates those annoying changes in volume from program to program and program to commercial.

For those interested in audio specs, the sound is produced by:

  • Four 3-inch high efficiency hand-built mid/bass transducers
  • Two 4-inch high performance aluminum dome neodymium tweeters
  • A 6.5-in long through driver (high excursion)

The Sound Bar connects to the HDTV through an optical digital cable or a stereo RCA cable. The Subwoofer connects to the Sound Bar wirelessly. Put it anywhere within 60 feet of line of sight to the Sound Bar. No wires!

While this is not a true 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound system, it produces a surround-type sound giving the illusion of surround sound.

The VIZIO Class XVT HDTVs come in 42-inch, 47-inch and 55-inch models

Connect the Sound Bar and Subwoofer to one of the Class XVT VIZIO Internet Apps HDTVs. The new VIZIO 3SV models with Internet Apps contain all the popular features of the earlier models with Internet Apps with added appearance and technology improvements. The new models are now available from Amazon.

Each model comes with . .

. . . a blazing speed refresh rate (240 Hz), 1080p razor sharp High Definition, Bluetooth remote with a keypad, 802.11n dual band wireless networking, and multiple HDMI ports. There are also two built-in 15-watt speakers and advanced sound technology that produces excellent sound quality even without the Sound Bar and Subwoofer. But for a fuller, rich theater-like high fidelity, add the Sound Bar and Subwoofer.

The 47-inch and 55-inch models come with advanced backlighting and Smart Dimming technologies.

All models are eco-friendly – they use 50 percent less energy than Energy Star 3.0 and LED backlights that use no mercury

How VIZIO Internet Apps Work

Press the VIA™ button on your remote. An Apps Dock will appear along the bottom of the screen. It will offer you a rich selection of different Apps that let you watch movies, TV shows, listen to music, or get weather and news information -- all on demand.

While some of these services are free, others come with subscription fees or other charges that vary by content provider.

Home Theater = VIZIO HDTV + Sound Bar and Subwoofer

For home theater aficiondos who prefer Dolby 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound, this VIZIO sound system may fall short. For home theater hobbyists who enjoy assembling their own system of amps, speakers and enclosures, analog vs. digital, and crossover networks, the VIZIO system may not satisfy.

But for people who want to enjoy user-friendly, Internet-connected home theater at a value price, it's hard to beat VIZIO.

What would like in a home theater?

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      John Dove 5 years ago

      Hi 42" lcd 720p and others out there --

      Thanks for your comments.

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      42" lcd 720p 7 years ago

      My parents have a vizio tv and it is so very nice! The quality is great and the price was great as well. For the couple of years that they have had it they haven't had any problems. They're very reliable tvs.

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      John Dove 7 years ago

      Yes, it is quite a remarkable product!

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      VIZIO VF552XVT 7 years ago

      Everything else it provides is the icing on the huge cake! The apps are fantastic, especially the Yahoo integration.