Best Buy to bring award-winning VIZIO Smart TVs and audio products to Canadians

BURNABY, BC, Sept. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - Best Buy Canada, the fastest-growing retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics, is proud to announce the Canadian debut of VIZIO products at Best Buy Canada stores nationwide and online at BestBuy.ca. Heralded as the premier producer of Smart TVs1 and sound bars2 in America, VIZIO has been a long-requested brand by Best Buy Canada customers.

"Both Best Buy and Future Shop are distinctively positioned as Canada's top two retailers and e-tailers of consumer electronics and lifestyle goods, and we're thrilled to bring VIZIO to Canada in a significant way," said Jason Abrams, director of televisions, Best Buy Canada and Future Shop. "We're confident our customers will be impressed by VIZIO's award-winning HDTVs and audio products, and will enjoy experiencing their purchase path with us, be it in-store with help from our Blue Shirts and sales associates, online or using our reserve online, pick-up in store features."

Based out of California, VIZIO is a key addition to the Best Buy Canada line-up, meeting the expectations for Canadians who desire best-in-class technology at a great value.

"VIZIO is excited to bring our brand promise of quality, innovation, value and support to Canadian consumers," said Lily Knowles, Vice President of Product Marketing. "Those new to the VIZIO brand will appreciate a well-thought-out in-store experience at Best Buy Canada, allowing for interaction with VIZIO technologies prior to purchase.  We're thrilled to introduce our brand to Canada."

To let Canadians envision what VIZIO has to offer, Best Buy Canada was a key supporter of the official VIZIO launch event on September 3rd in downtown Toronto. The event saw a drastic home theatre transformation as a 3,000 sq. ft. two-bedroom loft was outfitted with a spectrum of VIZIO Smart TVs and an assortment of audio products. Become privy to this exclusive VIZIO preview event and see some of the brand's award-winning, beautifully simple line-up here.

Beginning today, Canadians can go in-store and online to choose from a varied line-up of VIZIO Smart TVs and audio products, including the gorgeous E-Series and M-Series Full-Array LED Smart TVs and home theater sound bar systems.

The following VIZIO products are available now at BestBuy.ca and Best Buy Canada stores nationwide:

E-Series HDTVs (MSRP)

  • 24" Class Razor LED Smart TV (E241i-B1), $229.99
  • 28" Class Full-Array LED Smart TV (E280i-B1), $259.99
  • 50" Class Full-Array LED Smart TV (E500i-B1), $699.99
  • 60" Class Full-Array LED Smart TV (E600i-B3), $999.99
  • 70" Class Full-Array LED Smart TV (E700i-B3), $1,799.99

M-Series HDTVs (MSRP)

  • 42" Class Full-Array LED Smart TV (M422i-B1), $599.99
  • 50" Class Full-Array LED Smart TV (M502i-B1), $849.99
  • 60" Class Full-Array LED Smart TV (M602i-B3), $1,399.99
  • 70" Class Full-Array LED Smart TV (M702i-B3), $2,199.99

Audio Products (MSRP)

  • 42" 2.1 Home Theater Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer (S4221w-C4), $289.99
  • 42" 5.1 Home Theater Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer and Satellite Speakers (S4251w-B4), $349.99
  • 54" 5.1 Home Theater Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer and Satellite Speakers (S5451w-C2), $549.99
  • 21" 2.1 Sound Bar (S2121w-D0), $249.99

Note: MSRP does not include EHF.

Discover more about VIZIO online at www.bestbuy.ca/VIZIO.

1 The NPD Group / Weekly Tracking Service, Flat Panel TV units with Apps included, Dec 30 2012 – May 24 2014
2 The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, units sold in the U.S., Jan 2011Dec 2013

Image with caption: "Best Buy Oakville General Manager Chris Champagne shows off VIZIO Smart TV technology. (CNW Group/Best Buy Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140912_C3471_PHOTO_EN_5539.jpg

Image with caption: "Danielle Jang, Communications Manager, Best Buy Canada; Chris Champagne, General Manager, Best Buy Oakville; Jason Abrams, Director of Merchandising, Televisions, Best Buy Canada; Zee Soofi, District 6 District Manager Best Buy Canada; Lily Knowles, Vice President of Product Marketing, VIZIO unveil VIZIO to the Canadian market. (CNW Group/Best Buy Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140912_C3471_PHOTO_EN_5538.jpg

SOURCE: Best Buy Canada

For further information: Danielle Jang, Best Buy Canada, E: danjang@bestbuycanada.ca, P: 604-412-1880


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