Sunday, February 05, 2012

Vizio announces pricing for its 21:9, five-foot wide television

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While the monstrous television pictured above won’t be available for this Sunday’s Super Bowl, Vizio has announced that it will be available this March for the bargain-basement price of just $3,499. While you dream up ways to convince your significant other that you absolutely need to upgrade the family television, take a look at some of the specs to whet your whistle.

Announced at this year’s CES in Las Vegas, the Visio CinemaWide television is just a hair under 5-feet wide while being a svelte 1.8 inches deep. It weighs 66 pounds with its stand, 56 without it… if you are planning on mounting it to a wall. The set offers passive 3D and includes four pairs of glasses, as well as five HDMI inputs so you can connect all your digital toys to the device. For connectivity the CinemaWide offers both WiFi and Bluetooth, which both tie into its smart options.

With a 21:9 resolution, you can kiss those annoying black bars goodbye as the television is built to display media in that resolution perfectly. For content that is in the 16:9 widescreen ratio, it can either be upsized to fit the screen, or you can place Twitter and Facebook widgets to fill up the screen. To interact with the aforementioned social media sites, you can make use of the bundled Bluetooth remote keyboard to make sharing your life easier.

Pre-orders for the television will begin soon, and Vizio has said that it will also release 50 and 71-inch sets in the near future. Can you imagine having 71-inches of awesomeness in your living room? Make sure that sucker will fit before you buy!

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