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VIZIO wins Popular Science magazine award for its M-Series Theater 3D TV

The Irvine-based company has received the publication’s 2011 Best of What’s New Award

By Kylie MalstromPublished: November 30, 2011 06:45 AM

VIZIO, an Irvine-based consumer electronics firm that specializes in top-selling LCD HDTVs, has made its M-Series Theater 3D HDTVs available nationwide. The M-series recently received Popular Science magazine’s “2011 Best of What’s New Award” for Theater 3D technology. As a winner, VIZIO’s Theater 3D Technology will be featured in the December 2011 issue of the magazine.

"For 24 years, Popular Science has honored the innovations that surprise and amaze us − those that make a positive impact on our world today and challenge our views of what's possible in the future," said Mark Jannot, editor-in-chief of Popular Science. "The Best of What's New Award is the magazine's top honor, and the 100 winners − chosen from among thousands of entrants − represent the highest level of achievement in their fields."

The M-Series television includes a brighter picture, compared to conventional 3D units. The result is a clear, flicker-free 3D image with a wider horizontal-viewing angle and improved fast motion pictures. The series uses lightweight, battery-free glasses that work in most 3D theaters. This eyewear is popular among viewers because it offers a cheaper and more comfortable alternative to those currently available.

"From broadcast sporting events to streaming movies, VIZIO is truly making 3D content accessible for every family," said Matt McRae, VIZIO's chief technology officer. "The M-Series incorporates the very latest Theater 3D technologies, and the recent recognition from Popular Science only validates our efforts to provide customers with great technology at an exceptional value."

In addition, all M-Series units feature VIZIO Internet Apps (V.I.A.) technology, to give users access to on-demand movies, TV shows, social networks, music and photos on their HDTV.


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