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Vizio reveals 31 new HDTVs for 2009 lineup, from $249 to $2,199

Vizio, newly-anointed king of U.S. HDTV sales, has unveiled its 2009 TV product lineup, with 31 new models in three product groups: the performance-minded XVT series, the style-minded VT series and the budget/value E series.
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Written by Andrew Nusca, Former editor on

Vizio, newly-anointed king of U.S. HDTV sales, has unveiled its 2009 TV product lineup, with 31 new models in three product groups: the performance-minded XVT series, the style-minded VT series and the budget/value E series.

Which one should you choose? I've provided the full lineup and specs so you can figure out for yourself.

All 31 models, after the jump.

Kicking off the release is Vizio's "extreme" XVT series, which touts full HD 1080p, 120Hz and 240Hz models, thin profiles, "smooth motion" and "smart dimming" tech, integrated USB video inputs and a contrast ratio of "up to 2,000,000:1," meaning deep blacks. Oh, and the TruSurround HD audio isn't bad, either.

The models:

  • SV320XVT Thin Line 32" 1080p 120Hz Full HD LCD HDTV Specs: 3 HDMI inputs, SRS TruSurround HD & TruVolume, coming September, $749.99
  • SV370XVT - Thin Line 37" 1080p 120Hz Full HD LCD HDTV Specs: 3 HDMI inputs, SRS TruSurround HD & TruVolume, coming September, $849.99
  • SV421XVT 42" 1080p 240Hz SPS Full HD LCD HDTV Specs: 4 HDMI inputs, SRS TruSurround HD & TruVolume, coming July, $1,199.99
  • SV471XVT 47" 1080p 240Hz SPS Full HD LCD HDTV 4 HDMI inputs, SRS TruSurround HD & TruVolume, coming July, $1,499.99
  • VF550XVT 55" 1080p 120Hz Full HD LCD HDTV 5 HDMI inputs, SRS TruSurround HD & TruVolume, now available, $1,999.99
  • VF551XVT 55" 1080p 240Hz SPS w/Smart Dimming Backlight TruLED 5 HDMI inputs, SRS TruSurround HD & TruVolume, coming September, $2,199.99

Next up is Vizio's "designer line," the VT series, which has 1080p Full HD performance with distinctive designs. Select models feature a 120Hz refresh rate with Smooth Motion technology, as well as Vizio's USB Multi-Media Feature that can display MPEG-2, H.264 and WMV9 video, JPEG photos, and MP3 music from a thumb drive or FAT32 hard drive.

Some models have VIZIO's new "Pause Live TV" feature, which allows viewers to pause their programs without the need for a separate cable or satellite box. These sets have a contrast ratio of up to 50,000:1 and have multiple HDMI inputs. Many include a side panel HDMI Game or Camera Input Port.

The models:

  • VA22LF 22" 1080p Full HD LCD HDTV Specs: 2 HDMI inputs, SRS TruSurround XT, available now, $349.99
  • VX240M 24" 1080p Full HD LCD HDTV Specs: 2 HDMI,  SRS TruSurround HD, available July, $349.99
  • VL260M with JAVA Stylish Finish 26" 1080p Full HD LCD HDTV Specs: 2 HDMI, SRS TruSurround HD, available June, $479.99
  • VL320M with JAVA Stylish Finish 32" 1080p Full HD LCD HDTV Specs: 3 HDMI, SRS TruSurround HD, available June, $649.99
  • VA320M 32" 1080p Full HD LCD HDTV Specs: 4 HDMI, SRS TruSurround XT, available June, $649.99
  • VOJ320F 32" 1080p Full HD LCD HDTV Specs: 2 HDMI,  SRS TruSurround XT, available now, $599.99
  • VO37LF 37" 1080p Full HD LCD HDTV Specs: 3 HDMI, SRS TruSurround XT, available now, $729.99
  • VO370M 37" 1080p Full HD LCD HDTV Specs: 3 HDMI, SRS TruSurround XT, available now, $799.99
  • VL370M with JAVA Stylish Finish 37" 1080p Full HD LCD HDTV Specs: 3 HDMI, SRS TruSurround HD, available July, $799.99
  • VL420M with JAVA Stylish Finish 42" 1080p Full HD LCD HDTV Specs: 4 HDMI, SRS TruSurround HD, available July, $899.99
  • VA370M 37" 1080p Full HD LCD HDTV Specs: 3 HDMI, SRS TruSurround XT, available September, $799.99
  • VT420M with JAVA Stylish Finish 42" 1080p 120Hz Full HD LCD HDTV Specs: 4 HDMI, SRS TruSurround HD & TruVolume, available July, $999.99
  • VT470M with JAVA Stylish Finish 47" 1080p 120Hz Full HD LCD HDTV Specs: 4 HDMI,  SRS TruSurround HD & TruVolume, available July, $1,299.99
  • SV420M 42" 1080p 120Hz Full HD LCD HDTV Specs: 4 HDMI,  SRS TruSurround HD & TruVolume, available June, $999.99
  • SV470M 47" 1080p 120Hz Full HD LCD HDTV Specs: 4 HDMI,  SRS TruSurround HD & TruVolume, available now, $1,299.99
  • VL470M with JAVA Stylish Finish 47" 1080p 120Hz Full HD LCD HDTV Specs: 4 HDMI, SRS TruSurround HD, available July, $1,299.99
  • VF550M 55" 1080p 120Hz Full HD LCD HDTV Specs: 5 HDMI,  SRS TruSurround HD & TruVolume, available July, $1,799.99

Rounding out the lineup is Vizio's value-minded E series, which have either white or black bezels. Many of these sets offer Full HD 1080p, and all utilize SRS Labs' TruSurround technology. Some models feature VIZIO's EcoHD technology, which lowers energy consumption as much as 20 percent below Energy Star 3.0 standards.

The models:

  • VA19L 19" 720p LCD HDTV Specs: 2 HDMI, SRS TruSurround XT, available now, $249.99
  • VX200E 20" 720p LCD HDTV Specs: 2 HDMI, SRS TruSurround HD, available July, $299.99
  • VA220E 22" 720p LCD HDTV Specs: 2 HDMI, SRS TruSurround XT, available now, $399.99
  • VA26L 26" 720p LCD HDTV Specs: 2 HDMI, SRS TruSurround XT, available now, $449.99
  • VECO320L 32" 720p LCD HDTV Specs: 2 HDMI, SRS TruSurround XT, available now, $499.99
  • VA320E 32" 720p LCD HDTV Specs: 3 HDMI, SRS TruSurround HD, available now, $499.99
  • VO320E 32" 720p LCD HDTV Specs: 2 HDMI, SRS TruSurround HD, available now, $499.99
  • VO420E 42" 1080p Full HD LCD Specs: 3 HDMI, SRS TruSurround HD, available now, $849.99

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