VIZIO’s Razor line pushes mobile HDTV in the US

Mobile Magazine
January 8, 2010

Vizio will offer three Razor LED models with a depth of less than 1″ bringing them full swing in to the mobile LCD market.

VMB070 LCD Mobile Razor LED TV houses a 7″ LED backlit screen – 800×480 resolution, and brightness at 250 nits. It includes auxiliary audio and video inputs, and a headphone jack private listening. It has a very sleek design with dimensions of 8.2″ x 5.75″ x .75″.

VMB100 and VMB090 Mobile Razor LED LCD TVs are among the very first sets to  receive broadcast signals using the new mobile ATSC-MH format, as well as ATSC and NTSC signals.  Both units have a USB 2.0 port to view JPEG photos or listening to MP3 audio, and a headphone jack.  VBM090 has a 9″ LED LCD panel and the VBM100 a 10.2″ LED LCD panel with resolution of 800×480 pixels and very high brightness at 350 nits.  For external source components, an HDMI 1.4 jack is included, along with composite video and stereo audio inputs. Their profiles are slim,  with dimensions of   11″ x 7.5″ x just under 1″ for the VMB100 and 10″ x 7″ x just under 1″ for the VMB090.

All three units are using innovative touch-sensitive controls that light up when it senses the user’s approach. The flush antenna also flips up for improved reception.  Each internal battery operates for up to 3 hours, and the units have earned an Energy Star rating.  All are scheduled for delivery later this year for about $149.99, $199.99, and $229.99 respectively.

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