Blu-ray Steven Kippel on 20 Jan 2009

Vizio's internet connected TV

Vizio’s internet connected TV

CES is behind us, but I wanted to show you the Vizio TV I told you about previously. The Vizio “Connected HDTV” has a customizable interface for internet content, including Accedo Broadband, Adobe, Amazon, Blockbuster, Flickr, Netflix, Pandora, Rhapsody and Yahoo! service providers.

Coming to retail in Fall 2009, the “Connected HDTV” has the most compelling internet video features of any set shown at CES. It comes with built-in Wireless-N networking, making it a snap to connect to the internet without pulling extra cables in your walls.

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The Yahoo! Widget Engine is integrated into the display allowing access to widgets while watching a local source. The widgets are built with Adobe Flash Lite meaning dynamic images and video, as well as easy development for a variety of options. Widgets available now include casual video games, weather, traffic, stock tickers, movie rentals and more.

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The remote is unique as it slides open to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard for use with widgets. This is my favorite feature! I’m sure we’ll see more TVs like this.

I’ve never been a fan of Vizio, but it’s nice to see they’re taking the lead on this.

Press Release: Vizio

Images from Gizmodo

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