VIZIO Rolls Out New SmartCast E-Series Ultra HD Home Theater Display Collection
VIZIO has announced the arrival of the new VIZIO SmartCast E-Series Home Theater Display collection.
With Google Cast built in, the E-Series collection is a blend of VIZIO SmartCast App-enabled smart features and Ultra HD, offered in Home Theater Display models ranging from 43" - 70" class sizes. The line-up also includes HDTVs available from 32" - 55" class screen sizes.
The VIZIO SmartCast app is available for download and is meant to transform iOS or Android mobile devices into a touchscreen remote capable of controlling any VIZIO SmartCast device in the home. The app offers intuitive aggregation of content, allowing users to search and browse content by genre across multiple apps at once, then select the app or source to play the content.
The app is also meant to simplify on-screen navigation by giving users easy access to all menus and playback controls from their mobile screen.
The E-Series collection ships with a standard IR remote control, giving consumers an alternative way to control basic functions of the display.
The 43" - 70" Ultra HD models offer four times the pixel resolution of 1080p Full HD. They include full-array LED backlighting and up to 12 Active LED Zones that adjust to on-screen content.
Clear Action 240 technology and ultra-fast 120Hz Effective Refresh Rate are created via backlight scanning to enhance the quality of action scenes.
For content not produced in 4K, VIZIO's Spatial Scaling Engine and VM50 Ultra HD Engine smartly upscales content to Ultra HD resolution.
The E-Series Ultra HD Home Theater Display models are tuner-free. For consumers that use an external antenna to watch local broadcasts, a separate external TV tuner is required.
The E-Series includes built-in Google Cast. It also allows users multi-tasking on their mobile device to continue streaming via Wi-Fi without interrupting play.
The E-Series collection offers Ultra HD home theater displays in 43" - 70" class sizes with HDTVs models ranging from 32" - 55" class sizes. E-Series is rolling out now and starts at an MSRP of $469.99 for the 43" Ultra HD class size.
"The VIZIO E-Series truly offers an uncompromised value to consumers," Matt McRae, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO, said in a statement.
"The product line gives consumers a whole new way to engage with content thanks to Google Cast built-in and the VIZIO SmartCast app. E-Series consumers can also reap the benefits of 4K Ultra HD technology with enhanced clarity and lifelike detail now playing a fundamental role in their entertainment experience."