VIZIO Launches Beautifully Smart 2014 M-Series HDTV Collection, Featuring Best-In-Class Picture Quality with Full-Array LED Backlighting and Up to 36 Active LED Zones

Latest Offerings Boast Upgraded Picture Quality, An Enhanced Smart TV Experience Highlighted by New, Popular Apps and Slimmer Design

Irvine, CA — June 10, 2014 — VIZIO, America’s #1 Smart TV company 1 , announced today the availability of its all-new 2014 M-Series Full-Array LED backlit LCD HDTV collection.  Demonstrating the brand’s leadership in HDTV technology, VIZIO offers a notable step up in terms of picture quality, offering consumers Full-Array LED backlighting and up to 36 Active LED Zones, more than doubling the amount when compared to the 2013 collection.  The stunning picture performance of M-Series is complimented by a beautifully simple, smart TV experience with VIZIO Internet Apps Plus ® , the brand’s latest, most intuitive smart TV platform, and an ultra-slim frame design.  

Using advanced Full-Array LED backlighting technology in screen size classes 32” – 70”, the 2014 VIZIO M-Series line-up provides superior picture performance. Full-Array LED backlighting allows for stunning picture quality, with an even distribution of LEDs across the entire screen for a more evenly lit picture, enhancing its light uniformity.  With up to 36 Active LED Zones, M-Series consumers will notice higher contrast thanks to LED backlighting that dynamically adjusts to match the content onscreen, creating deeper, more pure black levels and brighter, more vivid details.  On a pixel level, Active Pixel Tuning delivers intelligent luminance adjustments to further increase contrast and picture detail accuracy. Consumers will notice enhanced motion clarity thanks to Clear Action Rate 720 2 , measured using a fast 240Hz Effective Refresh Rate and powerful image processing to deliver incredibly crisp fast action scenes.  

“The VIZIO M-Series collection represents a significant milestone in picture quality for mainstream consumers,” said Matt McRae, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. “We crafted a best-in-class experience by increasing brightness, doubling the number of Active LED Zones and boosting the Clear Action performance.  All this is coupled with our VIZIO Internet Apps Plus platform for endless entertainment options.”

M-Series picture quality enhancements are paired with a premium Smart TV experience packed with endless entertainment options. Each unit is equipped with built-in Wi-Fi ® and features VIZIO Internet Apps Plus, allowing consumers to access the hottest movies, TV and music on the web by easily browsing through a collection of their favorite apps such as Netflix ® , Hulu Plus TM , iHeartRadio, VUDU ® , YouTube ® and new to the mix, Spotify ®3 .   

VIZIO Internet Apps Plus also supports a seamless second screen interactive experience between phones, tablets and smart TVs. Supported apps like Netflix and YouTube allow users to play content from their mobile devices to the TV without missing a beat.  The VIZIO Internet Apps Plus entertainment experience is further enriched by a convenient smart remote with backlit QWERTY keyboard.
Featuring an ultra-slim frame that measures less than .3” thin on most models, the M-Series is easily the focal point in any consumer’s entertainment space.  With design enhancements like a premium metallic finish and ultra-narrow 8mm bezels that are up to 20% slimmer than last year’s models, the all-new collection is beautifully finished with an elegant base design to bring a fresh touch into the living room.

The 2014 M-Series collection is now rolling out nationwide to in-store and online retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, Costco, Sam’s Club, Target, and Walmart.  For more information on VIZIO, please visit .

VIZIO M-Series Full-Array LED backlit LCD Smart TVs
(M322i-B1)    $329.99 (MSRP)
(M422i-B1)    $529.99 (MSRP)
(M492i-B2)    $699.99 (MSRP)
(M502i-B1)    $699.99 (MSRP)
(M552i-B2)    $899.99 (MSRP)
(M602i-B3)    $1,249.99 (MSRP)
(M652i-B2)    $1,499.99 (MSRP)
(M702i-B3)    $1,899.99 (MSRP)
(M801i-A3)    $3,199.99 (MSRP)

1 The The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, 2013 Flat Panel TV units with Apps included
2 Available on most models
3 See for app availability.  High-speed/Broadband Internet service and access equipment are required and not provided by VIZIO. Additional fees and/or subscriptions required for certain third party content and services. Applications pictured or described in accompanying documentation may not be available, or may not provide the same functionality, content or services in all areas or as described herein.  VIZIO has no control over certain applications or content and assumes no responsibility for the availability or interruption of such applications or content.  Applications or content are subject to future updates, modifications or discontinuation without notice.

VIZIO, Inc. is headquartered in Irvine, California. In Q2 2007, VIZIO skyrocketed to the top by becoming the #1 shipping brand of flat panel HDTVs in North America and in Q3 2007 became the first American brand in over a decade to lead in North American LCD HDTV shipments1. VIZIO was #1 in North America LCD shipments for 2010 1 . VIZIO is now also America’s #1 Smart TV company 4 and large size LCD company 2 as the leading seller of 60” and larger HDTVs in the U.S. VIZIO is also the #1 Sound Bar Brand in the U.S 3 . For over a decade, VIZIO has remained committed to what it does best -- focus on the consumer to deliver visionary products at a great value. The brand is consistently recognized for excellence in customer service.  Since 2011, VIZIO has been awarded 31 Stevie Awards, including the Grand Stevie Award in the 8th Annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. VIZIO offers a broad range of award winning consumer electronics that now include PCs and mobility products.  VIZIO's products are found at Amazon, Best Buy, BJ’s Wholesale, Costco Wholesale, Sam's Club, Target, Walmart and other retailers nationwide. VIZIO has won numerous awards including 2014 Editor’s Choice by, “Best of CES 2014” by IGN, “Best of CES 2014” by PC Magazine and “Best of the Best 2014” by UltraHDTV Magazine for its Reference Series Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV.  VIZIO’s P-Series Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV also captured’s 2014 Editor’s Choice award and was also recognized by The Verge as “Best TV of CES” for 2014 as well as awarded “Best of CES” by Complex and “Best of Show” by Wired for 2014.  VIZIO also earned #1 ranking in the Inc. 500 for Top Companies in Computers and Electronics and made the lists of Ad Age's Hottest Brands, CNET's Editor's Choice, CNET Best of CES 2011 - Television, CNET Best of CES 2013 – Home Theater and Audio, Sound & Vision’s Top Picks, Good Housekeeping's Best Big-Screens, PC World's Best Buy and Popular Mechanics Editor's Choice among many other prestigious honors including “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with HDTVs Less Than 50 Inches in a Tie” from J.D. Power 5 . For more information, please call 888-VIZIOCE or visit .

1 DisplaySearch Market Tracker Quarterly Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report
2 The NPD Group / Weekly Tracking Service, Large Size includes 60”+, Q2 2013 units sold
3 The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, units sold, Jan 2010 – Dec 2013
4 The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, 2013 Flat Panel TV units with Apps included
5 J.D. Power 2013 High Definition Television (HDTV) Satisfaction ReportSM.  Report based on responses from 6,007 consumers measuring 8 brands and measures opinions of consumers who purchased an HDTV less than 50 inches in the last 12 months.  Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed May-June 2013.  Your experience may vary.  Visit .

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