Vizio launches its largest HDTV ever: 65-inch passive-3D XVT3D650SV

Vizio launches its largest HDTV ever: 65-inch passive-3D XVT3D650SV

Summary: 3D HDTVs may not be the big sellers that TV manufacturers and retailers were hoping for, but that hasn't stopped the onslaught of new models. This week, Vizio has announced that its biggest set ever, the 65-inch edge-lit LED XVT3D650SV, makes use of the company's Theater 3D technology, which requires cheaper passive 3D glasses rather than the pricier active-shutter specs.

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3D HDTVs may not be the big sellers that TV manufacturers and retailers were hoping for, but that hasn't stopped the onslaught of new models. This week, Vizio has announced that its biggest set ever, the 65-inch edge-lit LED XVT3D650SV, makes use of the company's Theater 3D technology, which requires cheaper passive 3D glasses rather than the pricier active-shutter specs.

Vizio claims that its system is superior to active-shutter 3D in the following manner:

Theater 3D is up to 50% brighter, has one half of the visual crosstalk distortion, handles fast action motion without blurring images, has a wider horizontal viewing angle and has none of the annoying flickering of Active Shutter 3D that may cause eye strain.

Whether any of this really results in superior 3D performance will be up to reviewers to decide, but one thing that sets this TV apart is that it comes with four pairs of 3D glasses. That's right -- not a single pair, not two pairs, but enough for a small family.

The set also comes with Vizio Internet Apps, its online widget service that includes Amazon Video On Demand, Netflix, Vudu, and the other usual suspects. Thankfully it has built-in dual-band Wi-Fi rather than a mere Ethernet connection, as well as a Bluetooth remote with slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

While the four pairs of glasses is a nice touch, you'll have to be able to afford the actual TV, which isn't cheap. It'll be available this month at Costco, Sam's Club, and online for the eye-popping (in 3D, of course) price of $3,499.99.

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  • Wow, a 3500 Vizio

    at Sams and Costco... I don't think most people in Sams are Costco are there to drop 3500 on a TV.
    LiquidLearner
    • RE: Vizio launches its largest HDTV ever: 65-inch passive-3D XVT3D650SV

      @LiquidLearner
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  • Must.....have...TV

    Darn I just got a 55 inch in Sept....
    cyberslammer2
  • They "forget" to say about that their 3D is only 540p

    and that <b>the image is like a comb</b>, because every other line of the screen displays differently polarized image for other eye and viewer sees black lines between those which get to specific eye.

    So you have to sit far enough or else you will have a headache from this.
    DDERSSS
  • RE: Vizio launches its largest HDTV ever: 65-inch passive-3D XVT3D650SV

    Big Whoop! Still watching TV through sunglasses...
    I perfer my 60" plasma in all it's glorious color....
    Hawk318