VIZIO Launches New Lineup of High Definition Audio Products

January 6, 2010

VIZIO Launches New Lineup of High Definition Audio Products, Including Sound Bar Home Theater Systems and Wireless Headphones

- 2.1 and 5.1 channel 2.4 GHz high definition wireless surround sound home theater audio systems combine sound bars with wireless subwoofers and surround speakers

- VIZIO’s High Definition Wireless Audio (HDWA) feature allows for cable-free connection of multiple VIZIO wireless audio devices, including home theater headphones and wireless iPod dock

- Wireless home theater headphones have active noise cancellation and include an integrated iPod dock

- Stereo Bluetooth headphones with microphone can be used for both music listening and voice communications

LAS VEGAS, NV (CES) and IRVINE, CA – January 06, 2010 -- VIZIO, America’s #1 LCD HDTV Company, announced today a new lineup of wireless High Definition audio products, including home theater surround sound systems with wireless subwoofers and wireless home theater headphones.  The VHT200 2.0 HD Home Theater Sound bar features a slim 32” design perfect for 32” and 37” HDTVs, and the VHT212 2.1 HD Home Theater Sound bar with Wireless Subwoofer and iPod Dock adds a wireless subwoofer, a wireless iPod dock and can be paired with VIZIO’s wireless headphones. The VHT512 5.1 HD Home Theater Surround Sound System includes wireless surround speakers, wireless subwoofer, and wireless iPod dock and can also be paired with VIZIO’s wireless headphones. In addition, the VSB200 and VSB201 HD Home Theater Sound bars with Wireless Subwoofer sound bars have been upgraded to support Dolby Digital audio and features a new remote control. The VHP100 Wireless Home Theater Headphones with iPod Dock deliver premium audio performance with active noise cancellation, in a comfortable over-the-ear design. All of the 2.1 and 5.1 home theater sound bars and wireless headphones include support for High Definition Wireless Audio (HDWA) which lets users enjoy their home theater audio from anywhere in the home. Finally, VIZIO introduces the VHB100 Bluetooth Headphones, which can be used for both music listening and mobile communications.

The introduction of multiple VIZIO wireless devices with support for HDWA allows consumers to create a VIZIO Wireless Audio Eco-System in their home, enabling content from multiple audio devices to be enjoyed anywhere in the home. For example, a wireless iPod dock located in the bedroom can connect to wireless headphones in another room, or the Sound Bar in the living room. Also, in the living room system, the subwoofer and surround speakers can be connected wirelessly.

“Research shows that consumers believe that it is important to purchase accessory components from the same manufacturer as their HDTV, and these complimentary HD audio products are a very high priority for consumers once they have selected their HDTV,” said Laynie Newsome, VIZIO Co-Founder and VP Sales and Marketing Communications. "Our new audio products have been designed with the same approach as our televisions, delivering the latest technology and style with the industry’s best value, and our wireless ecosystem makes connectivity for each component both easy and seamless.”

VHT200 32” 2.0 HD Home Theater Sound bar & VHT212 2.1 HD Home Theater Sound bar with Wireless Subwoofer

With a new slim efficient sound bar design and a sleek new remote, VIZIO’s home theater sound bars deliver premium high definition audio in either a 2.0 channel (VHT200) or 2.1 channel configuration that adds a wireless subwoofer and iPod dock (VHT212). Easily mounted on a desktop stand or beneath the HDTV, the VHT212 HD sound bar with wireless subwoofer has four 3” high efficiency mid/bass drivers plus two 0.75” high performance neodymium tweeters. The VHT200 HD sound bar with support for Dolby Digital™ as well as SRS TruVolume and SRS TruSurround HD, creates an immersive surround sound experience for rooms with limited space to accommodate legacy home theater systems.

The Wireless Subwoofer has a single 5.25” long-throw high-excursion driver in an acoustically optimal solid wood cabinet, with extended low frequencies down to 35 Hz.  Its 2.4 GHz wireless connection synchronizes automatically with the Sound Bar at up to a 60-foot line of sight distance.

The wireless iPod dock provides an additional audio source and can be located anywhere in the home, as the dock uses HDWA to communicate over WiFi with the other VIZIO HD audio components that also are HDWA compatible, including the wireless subwoofer and wireless headphones.

Other video and audio source components can be connected through one S/PDIF digital audio input and a pair of RCA stereo analog inputs. With MSRPs of $149.99 and $249.99 for the VHT200 and VHT212, respectively, initial shipments are scheduled for April 2010.

VHT512 5.1 HD Home Theater Surround Sound with Wireless Subwoofer and Wireless iPod Dock

Delivering full 5.1 channel surround sound, the VHT512 is a fully wireless, complete HD home theater audio solution. Its sound bar incorporates center, front right and front left channels, using four 3” mid/bass speakers and two 0.75” high performance neodymium tweeters, and its advanced audio capabilities include onboard decoding for Dolby Digital and Dolby Pro Logic II playback and SRS CircleCinema HD™, which encompasses SRS TruSurround HD 5.1TM, SRS TruVolumeTM, and SRS CircleSurroundTM.

A 6.5” long-throw high-excursion driver in the Wireless Subwoofer produces deep bass down to 35 Hz, with the ability to connect wirelessly to the Sound Bar as far away as 60-feet when line of sight is maintained. The sleek rear channel speakers connect to the Subwoofer, and each speaker has two 2” drivers and a 1.2” tweeter.

This system also includes a wireless iPod dock that can be placed anywhere in the home for additional convenience. Wireless private listening is available with VIZIO’s wireless home theater headphones. Wired inputs include an S/PDIF digital audio Input and a pair of RCA stereo analog inputs. MSRP is $399.99, and initial shipments are scheduled for May 2010.

VSB200 2.0 channel Sound Bar and VSB210WS 2.1 channel Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer
With the addition of Dolby Digital decoding and a new sleek remote control, the updated VSB200 2.0 channel and VSB201 2.1 channel with Wireless Subwoofer Sound Bars provide high-definition audio with cutting edge sound technologies that include SRS TruSurround HD™ and SRS TruVolume™. SRS TruSurround HD creates virtual surround without rear speakers, enhances the bass response and improves dialog intelligibility, and SRS TruVolume eliminates the annoying jumps in volume between sources and when switching in and out of commercials.
In each 40” wide sound bar, four 3" high efficiency hand built mid/bass transducers and two 3/4" high performance aluminum dome neodymium tweeters combine with a powerful 32-bit 150MHz DSP audio engine to combine high-quality sound with high efficiency, producing 90 dB SPL @ 1W/1m.
To produce true full-range audio, the VSB201 adds a Wireless Subwoofer. Its 6.5" long throw subwoofer driver reproduces frequencies between 35 and 80 Hz, and its cabinet can be placed up to 60 feet from the sound bar with a clear line of sight. 
Both sound bars will be available in January, 2010. MSRP for the VSB200 is $199.99, and MSRP for the VSB210WS is $349.99.
VHP100 Wireless Home Theater Headphones with iPod Dock

VIZIO’s Wireless Home Theater Headphones have a comfortable over the ear design, and in addition to their high definition audio reproduction, they provide active noise cancellation. Pairing with VIZIO’s home theater sound bars is easy and automatic with built-in HDWA support. Its wireless base station includes an integrated iPod dock, which also accepts SPDIF and RCA inputs. For mobile and airplane use, the headphones have a 3.5mm audio jack. The lithium polymer battery lasts up to 5 hours, and a USB charger and accompanying hard case make this the perfect solution for home theater listening on-the-go. Available in May, MSRP is $299.99.

VHB100 Stereo Bluetooth Headphones with Microphone

For wireless listening with Bluetooth audio sources, VIZIO is introducing the compact, travel-friendly VHB100 Stereo Bluetooth Headphones with Microphone. These high-performance headphones meet the Bluetooth 2.0 specifications to deliver high quality audio for both stereo music listening and mobile phone communications. The headphone’s sound quality is optimized by SRS WOW HD™ and SRS CircleSurroundTM for enhanced audio quality and SRS Bluetooth PureSpeech™ for voice clarity.

Providing easy pairing to Bluetooth enabled components and VIZIO VIA-enabled HDTVs, the headphones support A2DP, HID and AVRC audio protocols, and for voice communications HSP 2.0 and HFP 1.0 standards. For non-Bluetooth connections such as those on an airplane, a 3.5mm jack is provided. Its rechargeable Lithium Ion battery provides a minimum of 8 hours playback. Scheduled for shipment in March, 2010, MSRP is $99.99.

VIZIO, Inc., "Where Vision Meets Value," headquartered in Irvine, California, is America’s HDTV and Consumer Electronics Company. In 2007, VIZIO skyrocketed to the top by becoming the #1 selling brand of flat panel HDTVs in North America and became the first American brand in over a decade to lead major categories in U.S. TV sales. Since 2007 VIZIO HDTV shipments remain in the TOP ranks in the U.S. and were again #1 in Q1, 2009 with over 20% market share.  VIZIO is committed to bringing feature-rich flat panel televisions to market at a value through practical innovation. VIZIO offers a broad range of award winning LCD HDTVs including the new XVT series. VIZIO’s products are found at Costco Wholesale, Sam's Club, Sears, Walmart, Target, BJ's Wholesale, and other retailers nationwide along with authorized online partners. VIZIO has won numerous awards including a #1 ranking in the Inc. 500 for Top Companies in Computers and Electronics, Good Housekeeping's Best Big-Screens, CNET's Top 10 Holiday Gifts and PC World's Best Buy among others. For more information, please call 888-VIZIOCE or visit on the web at
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