Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Learn more.

VIZIO Ultra-Widescreen LED LCD HDTVs Revealed. Want.

by Range
Advertisement

If there’s one company that I was waiting for to make another LED LCD HDTV, it’s VIZIO. Their new ultra-widescreen 21:9 cinemawide HDTV supports up to 2,560 × 1,080 resolution.

vizio_21_9_widescreen_display

The utlra-widescreen moniker means that these HDTVs can display native 2.35:1 CinemaScope movies without any black bars, which is really cool. Although this means that anything that’s not in 2.35:1 ratio will have some kind of bars, or the picture will have to be stretched. You can’t win them all.

vizio ultra widescreen cinemascope hdtv home theater

Still, most blockbuster movies are released in this aspect ratio, so that’s not a problem unless you watch many TV shows. Even then, most of shows are shot in widescreen 16:9 formats these days, so the bars won’t be that big. The sets will also feature passive-lens 3D technology, built-in 802.11n WiFi and Vizio’s Internet App capabilities.

The HDTVs will come in 50-inch (XVT3D500CM) and 58-inch (XVT3D580CM) edge-lit LED models, and they’re showing off a prototype of a gigantic 71-inch model with local dimming at CES this weeek.



The Imperial March on a Toaster

The Imperial March on a Toaster

PDW A.G. Wilderness Quilt

PDW A.G. Wilderness Quilt

Woodturning a Rainbow Lamp

Woodturning a Rainbow Lamp

Advertisement
Less Expensive Rear-Wheel Drive Tesla Model Y Standard Range EV Debuts

Less Expensive Rear-Wheel Drive Tesla Model Y Standard Range EV Debuts

Mysterious Heritage Limited Edition Ford Bronco Rumors Surface

Mysterious Heritage Limited Edition Ford Bronco Rumors Surface

David Hasselhoff’s Knight Rider K.I.T.T. Replica for Sale

David Hasselhoff’s Knight Rider K.I.T.T. Replica for Sale

Advertisement