Think the wireless world is just for iPod-adorned X-gens who spend most of their time sipping lattes in the local hotspot Starbucks? Think again. Home theater enthusiasts who love their HDTVs can soon expect to expand their connectivity horizons.
At CES, VIZIO unveiled what its calling its “Connected HDTV” platform, featuring 802.11N wireless capability. The technology opens the door for Internet-based content to be streamed directly to your VIZIO HDTV, without the necessity of a PC. In anticipation of this feature, VIZIO has brought on board some of the most popular Internet-based content providers, including
• Adobe (for flash applications)
• Amazon (for video on demand)
• Blockbuster (also video on demand)
• Flickr (online photo and video sharing)
• Netflix (online DVD streaming)
• Pandora (online music)
• Rhapsody (digital music)
• Yahoo (a new class of interactive apps called TV Widgets)
• Accedo Broadband (casual gaming)
This content-anywhere-anytime approach will be a part of VIZIO HDTVs shipping in the fall of 2009, just in time for next year’s holiday shopping season.
For more information, go to http://www.VIZIO.com.