IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- VIZIO, Inc. announced today that it has been named a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree for its VIZIO SmartCast™ P-Series™ Ultra HD HDR Home Theater Display. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics across 28 product categories.
The 2016 VIZIO SmartCast P-Series is the first Ultra HD and High Dynamic Range collection to offer Chromecast built-in and comes with a 6" 1080p Android ™ Tablet Remote preinstalled with the VIZIO SmartCast app that offers users with a new way to search, browse and control their big screen. Instead of jumping between apps, the VIZIO SmartCast app simplifies navigation, allowing P-Series users to search and browse content first by genre across multiple apps at once, then select the app or source to play the content. From a picture quality standpoint, the VIZIO SmartCast P-Series collection boasts Ultra HD featuring High Dynamic Range with Dolby Vision™ and HDR10 content support for incredible brightness, contrast and color. Ultra Color Spectrum® provides a wider color gamut enabling impeccable accuracy in every hue and tone, allowing more realistic colors than ever before. The P-Series also features powerful Full-Array LED backlighting with up to 128 Active LED Zones ® which dynamically adjust to on-screen content for deeper, richer black levels and more accurate contrast 1. "We're thrilled to have the VIZIO SmartCast P-Series named as a CES 2017 Innovation Awards honoree," said Matt McRae, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. "The VIZIO SmartCast app, Tablet Remote and slew of advanced picture quality technologies truly is an innovative development for us. The goal of P-Series was to bring home entertainment into the mobile era and we're proud the collection has been recognized by CTA for its advancement of the category." The prestigious CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) TM, the producer of CES 2017, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976. The VIZIO SmartCast P-Series Ultra HD HDR Home Theater Display will be displayed at CES 2017, which runs January 5-8, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada. A selection of Honorees will also be displayed at CES Unveiled New York, which features dozens of exhibitors and networking opportunities and runs 3:00-7:30 PMNovember 10 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York. Entries are evaluated on their engineering, aesthetic and design qualities, intended use/function and user value, unique/novel features present and how the design and innovation of the product directly compares to other products in the marketplace.