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Vizio Unveils 58-inch, 2560x1080 21x9 Wide HDTV

Looking for an HDTV that will "pretty-up" your favorite HD movies correctly without those annoying black bars? VIZIO has the answer with its new 58-inch "Cinema Wide" XVT Pro 580CD Razor LED HDTV. This allows film enthusiasts to enjoy 2.35:1 films on a full screen (2560 x 1080p) without the need to throw in those infamous black bars. The HDTV also sports built-in wireless HDMI and VIZIO Internet Apps (VIA) with HD wireless networking (802.11n dual-band), making it a tasty treat for film buffs.

The XVT Pro 580CD is one of many XVT Pro HDTVs announced today, joining VIZIO's new 72-inch 480 Hz SPS TruLED Full HD3D HDTV (with 460 zones), the 55-inch 480 Hz SPS TruLED Full HD3D HDTV (with 120 zones), and the 47-inch 480 Hz SPS TruLED Full HD3D HDTV (with 160 zones). In addition to the ultra-cool 3D technology, these also offer wireless HDMI, a Bluetooth universal remote (with sliding QWERTY keyboard), HD wireless networking, and Ethernet.

While VIZIO didn't offer price points for the Cinema Wide HDTV, it did provide a few scary numbers in regards to its just-announced 3DHD HDTVs. The 47-inch version will cost a not-too-shabby $1,999 with an estimated street date of August 2010. The 55-inch version will cost $2,499 and ship around the same time. As for the massive 72-inch 3DHD HDTV, it will cost a whopping $3,499.

As for the 58-inch Cinema Wide Display, VIZIO said that it will utilize the company's Smart Dimming technology, and feature a "1 million to 1 Mega Dynamic Contrast Ratio" and display images at 120 Hz. This one is expected to ship later this year as well, presumably in August.

  • justiceguy216
    1 million to 1 Mega Dynamic Contrast Ratio

    Why do they even bother advertising the contrast ratios anymore...there's no legitimacy to these numbers now.
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  • dtemple
    Good job, Kevin. You've finally posted an article that is informative, to the point, has no obvious grammar or spelling problems, and isn't misleading or biased. First one of yours I've seen in the years I've been reading Tom's Hardware.
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  • zaam
    I hope this gets rid of the black lines. I hate having to crop or resize my movies just to get rid of those darn things.
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  • muharizj
    wow the 72inch 3D HDTV is cheaper than what i had to pay for an outdated 42inch philips in my country - LOLZ - you boys in the 'States are spoiled!
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  • micky_lund
    i want one....
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  • JasonAkkerman
    muharizjwow the 72inch 3D HDTV is cheaper than what i had to pay for an outdated 42inch philips in my country - LOLZ - you boys in the 'States are spoiled!
    That is an exceptional price for a 72: LCD. I would expect it to be more like $13,499.
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  • retirepresident
    micky_lundi want one....
    You right we are TOO TOO SPOIL But the GOOD TIMES are OVER. Why? Because we don't know how to save are money. I hope this will teach us a good lesson.
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  • retirepresident
    muharizjwow the 72inch 3D HDTV is cheaper than what i had to pay for an outdated 42inch philips in my country - LOLZ - you boys in the 'States are spoiled!
    Sorry,micky_lund this was for muharizj.

    You right we are TOO TOO SPOIL But the GOOD TIMES are OVER. Why? Because we don't know how to save are money. I hope this will teach us a good lesson.
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  • Clintonio
    retirepresidentSorry,micky_lund this was for muharizj.You right we are TOO TOO SPOIL But the GOOD TIMES are OVER. Why? Because we don't know how to save are money. I hope this will teach us a good lesson.
    I hat- love to be a grammar nazi: Another issue with the US is educational failings.

    "our" money.
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  • mlopinto2k1
    It should have been like this from the get-go. Retarded.
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