You’ve seen the Vizio TV’s most likely in a Wal Mart, Costco or Sams club. You may have wondered about the quality and performance of these low priced TV’s. During this time of economic uncertainty, people seem to be flocking to this low price leader. Vizio has wrestled top honors away from Samsung and now has a 21% market share for LCD TV’s. But Vizio has limited their line up to just LCD hi-def televisions. They also offer plasma TV’s, accessories such as cables and hi-def sound as well.

Vizio describes themselves as:

VIZIO, Inc. “Where Vision Meets Value,” headquartered in Irvine, California, is America’s fastest-growing HDTV and consumer electronics company. In only a few short years, VIZIO quickly skyrocketed to the top by becoming the #1 selling brand of flat panel HDTV’s in North America and became the first American brand in over a decade to lead major categories in 2007 U.S. TV sales. VIZIO has sold more than 5-Million flat panel televisions in the U.S. alone. By listening intently to our customers and reacting to the ever-growing needs of flat panel television enthusiasts, VIZIO continues to offer feature-rich flat panel televisions and consumer electronics solutions to market at a value through practical innovation.

While roaming their web site I noticed a online special that appeared to be a very good price. It is for a 50″ 720p Plasma for $899 and included free shipping. Sale ends 05/11/09 while supplies last. Vizio describes their TV as:

The VP503 50″ Plasma High Definition television features an amazing 15,000:1 contrast ratio and more than one BILLION colors and delivers 720p and 1080i High Definition clarity that is second to none! It’s loaded with inputs including 4-HDMI (one HDMI cable included), Component and RGB inputs as well as composite and S-Video. All this technology packed into an elegant 50″ design that is sure to please. VIZIO – Where Vision Meets Value.

Vizio seems to becoming more popular for those who are looking for a bargain. But I have a question. If you own a Vizio TV please share your opinion with us as to the good and bad of the brand.

Your comments are appreciated.

50″ Vizio Plasma TV is here.

Vizio web site