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The set, which was introduced last January at the Consumer Electronics Show, is available at Vizio's web site for $2,499.99. The company says the set is in stock.
Vizio believes the widescreen set will appeal to movie lovers who yearn for that movie theater experience in the home.
"Get the bigger picture with VIZIO’s 58” Class CinemaWide HDTV. It takes wide to a whole new level with an ultra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio and unmatched 2560x1080p resolution. No more black bars, just authentic widescreen movies in 1080p Full HD and Theater 3D," the company says at its web site.
The Vizio CinemaWide supports the 21:9 aspect ratio, which maintains the CinemaScope format that some films are shot in. With the traditional 16:9 set, those films may be cropped.
provides the most accurate, broadest canvas
for me to paint my film's vision,"
Mauro Fiore stated
in a Vizio press release released last
January. "Finally my films can be
seen at home the way they were intended – in
21:9 aspect ratio."
In addition to the widescreen, the Vizio set comes with:
* Vizio Internet Apps with built-in Wi-Fi
* Edge lit Razor LED backlighting
* Four pairs of Vizio 3D glasses
* 120 Hz refresh rate
* 6 HDMI ports.
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