I build this website mainly because a low cost HDTV brand VIZIO goes into our lives. More and more people ask who makes VIZIO? Does VIZIO an ODM brand from SONY, Samsung, LG, etc…? Is VIZIO HDTV good quality for such a low price? This website will answer you all these questions. I will share...
I build this website mainly because a low cost HDTV brand VIZIO goes into our lives. More and more people ask who makes VIZIO? Does VIZIO an ODM brand from SONY, Samsung, LG, etc…? Is VIZIO HDTV good quality for such a low price? This website will answer you all these questions. I will share the experience for the two VIZIO HDTV I owned.
So Who makes VIZIO?
The answer is VIZIO is supply by Taiwan Antrans Technology. But someone may ask why I cannot see this brand in China, in Taiwan, in Japan? That’s because VIZIO brand only for USA/Canada, only little quantity sold to Taiwan using “VIZIO” brand. So in a word, not SONY, not Samsung, not LG makes VIZIO. Amtrans Technology Ltd. of Taiwan makes VIZIO.
Is VIZIO HDTV Made in USA?
Short answer is NO. VIZIO HDTV mainly made in China and Malaysia, and imported to USA by Amtrans. And they only market their VIZIO product in USA/Canada region. AmTrans is the best maker of HDTV, it’s the 2nd large make flat panel TV, so VIZIO choose them to make their HDTV. It could be a great choice to buy a VIZIO HDTV as a bargain brand.
Who makes VIZIO screens?
According to Amtrans company, VIZIO LCD made by LG and plasma made by Panasonic. Which means VIZIO HDTV may have as good quality as LG or Panasonic.
Does VIZIO HDTV good quality? should I buy one for my bedroom/living room?
Basically Yes. From Amazon (check the Amazon reviews), lots of VIZIO TV have over 4/5 stars review, which means users rate VIZIO TV good and satisfied for the price and quality. I personally own two of their products. E3D320VX for the bedroom and XVT3D474SV for the living room. Both of them are 3D TV. And the total price is not exceed $1,500, what an amazing price! I would rate the quality of the two TV sets I own as GREAT. Not a single problem since I own them. However, some user reported here their VIZIO TV arrives defective, but they got replacement from the Manufacturer fast.
Which Model should I buy?
As a bargain brand HDTV company, VIZIO has lots great models to choose for a relatively low price, from 22-inch to 55-inch. I have a VIZIO XVT3D474SV 47-Inch Full HD 3D TV for my living room. It’s a 3D HDTV provides Full array TruLED with smart Dimming technology and it’s also a 480Hz SPS TV. With TruLED technology, black is really black, SONY sells TV with this technology for over $3,000, but you can get it less than $1000 from VIZIO, plus no tax, free shipping. It’s really good for me. Furthermore, 47-inch TV is bigger than what I expect. It’s fit my living room very well.
Another TV I choose from VIZIO is E3D320VX. It’s a 32-inch HDTV for only less than $450. I had it for my bedroom. The reason I choose this TV is for its features. It has 3D, WIFI and so many Internet Apps with it. I connect it with my PS3 in 2D. And seeing a 3D movie with my LG BD650 blu-ray player. It’s indeed great 3D experience from this TV. Absolutely love it.
I will provide more reviews on VIZIO TV in the near future.
If you need a TV and do not have a lot of money, then this VIZIO M261VP 26-Inch 1080p LED LCD HDTV is definitely your first choice. Well 26 inch is big enough for me and $350 is the best price I can find. Amazon always has the best deal. If your budget range is higher, then I will recommend 32 inch size.
This Vizio TV has internet apps and Built-in WiFi 802.11n. You can use this TV surf the internet at any time and play your game. To my knowledgeable, the TV can perform very well if you use it for gaming.
The internet apps includes: Amazon Instant Video, Flickr, Netflix, Rhapsody, Twitter, VUDU and Yahoo TV Widgets, CBS, NBC, CNBC, blip.tv, The Weather Channel, iMemories, Roxio CinemaNow.
There are a lot of connections including two HDMI, component, Ethernet and USB and it can meet all your needs.
Go and buy one, enjoy your TV ASAP. VIZIO M261VP is really a wonderful choice.
Not many people in the Chinese market familiar with VIZIO brand very much, but if it is in Europe or US, it is so popular. Visit the Web site www.VIZIO.com. VIZIO Inc. “Where Vision Meets Value” is a U.S. headquarters in Irvine, California’s high-definition television company. In 2007, VIZIO skyrocketed in the TV market performance, became North America’s best-selling brand of flat panel HD TV, after SONY, SAMSUNG, SHARP, the total sales of VIZIO came in the fourth place, and also become the first US brand in the United States TV market in the last 10 years. VIZIO is committed to the practice, innovation, and to bringing feature-rich flat panel televisions to market. VIZIO offers a variety of Plasma and LCD HDTVs including the new XVT series. VIZIO‘s products are on sell in Costco, Sam’s Club stores, Sears department stores, Wal-Mart, Target Stores, BJ’s Wholesale, and other authorized online partners at the same time. The high-definition TV from 20 “to 60″ have good performance. VIZIO has won numerous awards, including Inc. 500 the best computer and electronics companies, “Good Housekeeping” Top “Best Big” award, CNET’s “Top 10 Holiday Gifts”, “PC World “and” best Buy “award, and so on, a lot of media has also been devoted to make presentation and evaluation about VIZIO.
LED backlighting, higher refresh rates, faster pixel response, and more complex dynamic upgrade technology, are represented behind the high price. However, according to DisplayMate Technologies President Raymond M. Soneira said, many consumers just watch TV with LCD high-definition TV or play normal DVD, did not much for the quality requirements.
Of course, for color, brightness, clarity and quality images particularly keen worker may not agree with this, but the cheap price, and some brand reputation are two key elements, they really are the majority of consumers in the major considerations. So, what kind of model or TV brand suit us?
On the answers to these questions, we implicitly get answers from the sales. Recent low-cost flat-panel TV market maker VIZIO, estimated that this year will sell more than 70% of LCD TV, with almost 30% discount mad more than 6 million units sold. Sony and Panasonic, etc. in the high-priced, high quality sound of the TV manufacturer again and again Oh occasion, cheap VIZIO is clearly more appealing!
In the U.S., even if consumers see the tight purse, great price and then wait for the end of the Christmas shot, VIZIO has 21.7% market share is still on the market dominant on the second quarter LCD TV sales, surpassing Samsung. According to “The Wall Street Journal” reported that the trend in the global downturn, it has the three times growth rate, traffic increase by 20.5%.
In Japan, even if the majority of consumer brand loyalty is extremely high, price reduction campaign could not succeed, but with Costco and other large retail electricity on a crazy discount, VIZIO could still grabbed a piece to market. Especially when we say cheap, put it is not “ordinary” cheap!
For example, as small series in the “big power cost-effective high-definition TV competitions,” written, Samsung UN55B8500 55-Inch 1080p 240 Hz LED HDTV price of $ 3999, Sony of the same type of Bravia KDL-55XBR8 is $ 3,749. In contrast, VIZIO VF552XVT 55-Inch quality of not only catching up with competitors, the price is also only half of them for $ 1,547.86, how should consumers do not heart?
Price trend is inevitable, consumer demand for cheaper TV can not be reversed in the short term. Prices have been low pressure no longer to Vizio, the way profit is mainly transferred to the contract by contract manufacturers, such as the Blu-ray players, speakers, and other accessories at the transfer from the high cost of human labor cheap countries. For most consumers, as long as the TV is cheap and easy enough to buy, which will control where the production?
With low prices, a few years ago little-known ultra-small companies Vizio sales in the first in the North America ranks, more than Sharp (Sharp), Samsung (Samsung) and Sony (Sony), .
Industry research firm DisplaySearch statistics, headquartered in Irvine, California, founded by Chinese Wang Wei, the Vizio flat screen TV, share 12% of the market in the second quarter. Samsung ranked first in the previous second quarter market now dropped to 11%.
William Wang, CEO of Vizio
In view of VIZIO TV from 2003 listed for sale has just begun, its market share is rising rapidly indeed impressive. This company has not been selected in the company (Best Buy) and many other electronic products, the TV distribution chain. Vizio, mainly through large chain stores to sell their flat-screen TV. These large businesses, including wholesale club Costco (Costco) and Sam’s Club, as well as retailers Wal-Mart (Wal-Mart) and Circuit City (Cir-cuitCity), plus a Sears department store (Sears).
According to USA Today newspaper electronics analyst Patel said, Vizio’s sales soared, the main benefit from its products in the market prices of similar goods in the most inexpensive. Take the 32-inch LCD TV for: VIZIO 32-Inch Full HD 1080p LED LCD HDTV (with internet application) a price of $ 488, while the other a price of $ 650. A range of selected companies on the distribution of the majority of competitors of similar products priced at more than $ 700. A similar LG 32LD550 32-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LCD HDTV (with internet application) price is up to $699.
VIZIO CEO Wang Wei said the company’s flat-panel TV price competition can be the reason why is because the company management fees low. The company currently only 85 employees, mostly in technical support or engineering work. And, like other electronics manufacturers, Vizio’s low-cost production outsourced to foundries in Asia, including the Hon Hai Group and Amtran technology. This year the company plans to spend 35 million dollar in advertising, but with larger competitors a huge advertising budget is only a drop in the bucket compared.
Wang Wei said, Vizio brand in North America in the second quarter sales reach 60 million units. Now the company’s biggest goal will be to win market share. He said: “The growth of flat-panel TV market is crazy, I think we are a major factor.”
DisplaySearch also pointed out that, VIZIO TV brand by monographs on the low-end models, so as to maintain low prices. Vizio TV will not add the latest features, sophisticated signal processing chip or high-definition screen. This does not mean sacrificing quality of its television opportunities. Most TV manufacturers to buy wholesale from a series of flat panel TV screen, and Vizio’s source panel and large manufacturers in fact exactly the same.
Seven years ago in a mysterious crash of Singapore Airlines, after the survivors, a longtime director of Wang Wei electronics manufacturers founded the Vizio’s. The company was originally engaged in the consulting business to help computer makers Gateway Corporation (Gateway) to enter the TV market.
The Hougaitewei company’s financial position under sharply, and stop selling TV. Vizio bought the company then go into battle, now they have been profitable.
NPD analyst Rubin said, Vizio’s situation will soon become more difficult. Currently consumers will favor any flat screen TV plus, because they are still relatively new products. With the increasing popularity of flat screen TV and a significant decline in prices, consumers will have to give more attention to the brand.
Not long ago an old friend suddenly call me mysteriously and asked if I want to change flat-screen TV, he told me a brand VIZIO. I have never heard from this brand before, so I just decide to do my own homework and do some research about this VIZIO.
If you use Google to search, you will find a lot of discusses are about Plasma TV and LCD TV, which one is better. Today I won’t focus on this question, let’s just go directly to find where is VIZIO comes from?? And how great it is!!
VIZIO TVs have been highly praised the American Journal of
Monitor supplier Amtran Technology launched its own brand in North America flat-screen TVs — VIZIO, because of its value for money, VIZIO access to current U.S. PC Magazine four stars highly.
Compare to various brands of high-definition plasma TV (PDP), the magazine
find that the VIZIO has a vivid overall picture performance and high-resolution, coupled with excellent user interface, which give consumers more convenient.
Besides the button design of VIZIO products, they also use the egg-mount design for base, which makes the overall design is more attractive. PC Magazine even suggested that for the same size in high-definition plasma television VIZIO should be the one you purchased.