VIZIO announced today at the CES 2009 the unveiling of its "Connected HDTV" Platform, which enhances the HDTV viewing experience by bringing personalized entertainment, information and social networking content into the viewer's living room.
With unprecedented choice and control of web-based and local content from a wide range of popular content providers and services, including on-demand movies and music, news, weather, sports, gaming and social networking services, this platform will be integrated as a key feature into VIZIO televisions shipping to retailers nationwide this Fall 2009 in time for the busy holiday season.
VIZIO's "Connected HDTV" Platform is designed to compliment TV viewing. At a single touch of the VIZIO customized remote control, viewers can access their favorite Internet content from the easy to navigate on screen display, without interrupting the TV program they are viewing. With built-in wired and wireless (802.11n) networking, VIZIO televisions with the "Connected HDTV" Platform will provide true plug-and-play connectivity right out of the box.
VIZIO's "Connected HDTV" Platform will incorporate the Yahoo! Widget Engine, which provides an open platform enabling a new class of Internet services, called TV Widgets, to thrive in the TV environment. The platform will also include support for Adobe Flash Lite, which will enable developers to deliver rich applications, content, and video over the Web to the television itself.
Vizio brings Netflix, Blockbuster and Amazon movie streaming onto their platform, which makes the Vizio an open system supporting all major digital video services.
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