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V Inc. Enters Rear-Projection TV Category

V Inc. has added a rear-projection TV category item to its home entertainment product lineup.

Costa Mesa, CA–V Inc. has added a rear-projection TV (RPTV) category item to its home entertainment product lineup. The entry is marked with the launch of the VIZIO RP56, a 56-inch wide-screen HDTV. The VIZIO RP56 features Texas Instruments’ DLP technology.

“Our VIZIO digital TV offerings continue to set new standards in HDTV value and performance,” said Michael Ritter, V Inc.’s vice president of marketing. “The addition of a 56-inch DLP-based rear-projection model presents another opportunity for our company to deliver on its promise of providing the benefits of high quality, true digital technology at a great value.”

The VIZIO RP56 offers a native HD resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels (720p), 1500:1 contrast ratio and features a direct digital DVI (Digital Video Interface) with HDCP (High Definition Copy Protection). The DVI input’s color space can be selected as PC video (0-255) or HD video (16-235) so valuable black picture details are not eliminated.

The VIZIO RP56 also offers a dual A/V tuner for PIP (picture-in-picture with audio) and POP (picture-on-picture) so you can watch and hear two of your favorite TV shows simultaneously. Any of your video streams from HDTV, DVD, VCR, SAT and cable can be displayed using PIP in either 4:3 or 16:9 aspect modes.

All of today’s video formats are supported through a variety of inputs including two SD/HD component video, two composite video, two S-Video and a RF antenna. A side panel houses a composite video, S-Video and PC RGB with corresponding audio inputs for quick connection to game boxes, camcorders and laptop computers. Additionally, the side panel allows connection to headphone jacks for the PIP and main screen allowing you complete flexibility for audio entertainment.

The feature packed RPTV also includes Faroudja’s DCDi (Directional Correction Deinterlacer) technology for enhancing standard definition video programming. DCDi is a motion-adaptive deinterlacer capable of identifying either video or film-based content–even with incorrectly authored DVDs. Video material’s edges are interpolated to produce smooth natural images from standard definition sources. Motion artifacts and jagged edges are virtually eliminated using the deinterlacer’s 3:2/2:2 pull down for a more fluid, flicker-free on-screen experience.

Built-in dual speakers create a 3D-enhancement effect when utilizing VIVA HD3D Sound from BBE, completing the home theater package with surround audio.

The VIZIO RP56 is now available for as low as $2,999 at select retailers.