•        Over 280,000 VIZIO HDTVs sold – 40% YoY increase

•        Over 50,000 120/240Hz HDTVs sold – 945% YoY increase

•        Over 20,000 50”+ TVs sold – 1000% YoY increase

•        Over 7,000 high definition sound bars sold

•        Recognized as one of the "Hottest Brands"  - VIZIO has more than 12 Million HDTVs sold in the U.S.

 
Irvine, CA – December 1, 2009 -- VIZIO, America’s #1 LCD HDTV Company, announced today that U.S. consumers purchased over 280,000 VIZIO HDTVs during the week of Black Friday 2009. This was a 40% increase over VIZIO’s Black Friday sales in 2008.  The increase was driven in part by VIZIO’s high performance HDTV offerings with features such as TruLED backlights with Smart Dimming, fast 120/240Hz refresh rates and a full product range from 19” to 55” to fit any American’s holiday dream.
 
“Thanks to the strength and efficiency of our valued retail partners such as Costco Wholesale, Sam's Club, Walmart, Target, BJ's Wholesale, Sears, DELL, Nebraska Furniture Mart, BrandsMart, and Tiger Direct. VIZIO has achieved another record-breaking year of Black Friday sales of HDTVs, Blu-ray players, high definition sound bars and high performance HDMI cables,” stated Laynie Newsome VIZIO Co-founder and V.P. Sales and Marketing Communications. “We consistently strive to offer consumers more and are pleased to see the great success of our high performance products which allow us to continue to grow and expand VIZIO products to a wider range of consumers seeking the latest technology at a great value."

VIZIO has maintained the #1 U.S. LCD ranking though the third quarter of 2009*, and had twice the Q3 shipment volume of Sony in the U.S. VIZIO now has more than 12 million U.S. households who own VIZIO HDTVs.  They have recently been named one of Advertising Age's Hottest Brands.

*iSuppli Corporation Q4 2009 U.S. TV Market Tracker

 
About VIZIO
VIZIO, Inc., "Where Vision Meets Value," headquartered in Irvine, California, is America’s HDTV and Consumer Electronics Company. In 2007, VIZIO skyrocketed to the top by becoming the #1 selling brand of flat panel HDTVs in North America and became the first American brand in over a decade to lead major categories in U.S. TV sales. Since 2007 VIZIO HDTV shipments remain in the TOP ranks in the U.S. and were again #1 in Q1, 2009 with over 20% market share.  VIZIO is committed to bringing feature-rich flat panel televisions to market at a value through practical innovation. VIZIO offers a broad range of award winning LCD HDTVs including the new XVT series. VIZIO’s products are found at Costco Wholesale, Sam's Club, Sears, Walmart, Target, BJ's Wholesale, and other retailers nationwide along with authorized online partners. VIZIO has won numerous awards including a #1 ranking in the Inc. 500 for Top Companies in Computers and Electronics, Good Housekeeping's Best Big-Screens, CNET's Top 10 Holiday Gifts and PC World's Best Buy among others. For more information, please call 888-VIZIOCE or visit on the web at www.VIZIO.com.
 
The V, VIZIO, TruLED, Extreme VIZIO Technology XVT, VIZIO Internet Application VIA, 240Hz SPS, Thin Line, Smooth Motion, Razor LED, Smart Dimming, Where Vision Meets Value names, phrase and symbols are trademarks or registered trademarks of VIZIO, Inc. All other trademarks may be the property of their respective holders.

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Source: VIZIO, Inc.
 
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Charley Fitzwilliam
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