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

About Steven Kippel

Steven Kippel has worked as a systems designer for a leading high-end audio/video custom integrator in Southern California since 2003. He is responsible for researching new technologies and integrating them into existing systems and new construction projects. He has designed several high-profile systems for discriminating clients on the cutting-edge of technology. When he is not hard at work, Steven is spending time with his wife, playing with his band or promoting concerts and bands in the Inland Empire. His favorite bands include The Cure, U2, Eisley, Living Sacrifice and DragonForce.

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