BURNABY, BC, Sept. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - Future Shop, Canada's leading retail destination for consumer electronics and lifestyle goods, today announced the arrival of VIZIO's award-winning Smart TV and audio collection both in-store and online at Futureshop.ca. VIZIO is known as the number-one Smart TVs1 and sound bar company2 in America, and has been a highly coveted brand by Future Shop customers for the past few years.
"Adding VIZIO to our assortment further cements our top position as Canada's preferred destination for all things related to creating the ultimate home theatre," said Jason Abrams, director of televisions, Future Shop. "We're confident VIZIO will be a hit from day one. In the past year, VIZIO's brand has been a very popular search term on Futureshop.ca. Clearly, Canadians want VIZIO HDTVs and audio products in their homes and we're thrilled we can fill this gap through our best-in-class multi-channel experience, combining more than 30 years store experience with our online and mobile capabilities, including our popular reserve online, pick-up in store option."
Headquartered in California, VIZIO is a welcomed addition to Future Shop, as they now bring their brand promise of best-in-class technology and incredible value to Canadians nationwide.
"Those new to the VIZIO brand will appreciate our promise of quality, innovation, value and support," said Lily Knowles, Vice President of Product Marketing. "VIZIO is excited to bring our Smart TV and audio technologies to Future Shop customers across Canada. Whether looking for a TV or audio upgrade, VIZIO technologies offer a beautifully simple, award-winning experience backed by 100 percent North America-based customer support team."
To celebrate the availability, Future Shop participated in VIZIO's official launch event on September 3rd in downtown Toronto. The VIZIO event saw a spacious 3,000 sq. ft., two-bedroom loft converted into a magnificent home theatre haven, displaying the latest and greatest in home theatre technology from VIZIO. Watch the transformation and see some of the award-winning VIZIO product line-up here:
Beginning today, Canadians can purchase more than a dozen of VIZIO's beautifully simple Smart TVs and audio products, including the award-winning E-Series and M-Series Full-Array LED Smart TVs and home theater sound bar systems.
The following VIZIO products are available now at Future Shop and Futureshop.ca:
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
MSRP does not include EHF.
For more information about VIZIO, visit www.futureshop.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 2011 – Dec 2013
About Future Shop
With more than 135 stores across the country and the nation's premier web store (www.futureshop.ca), Burnaby, BC-based Future Shop is Canada's largest retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics. The company employs more than 10,000 technology enthusiasts, has enabled its website, Futureshop.ca, to deliver unparalleled content about the products it sells. Futureshop.ca also hosts an online community forum and tech blog called Tech Yeah for technology beginners and tech-savvy experts to exchange ideas, reviews, tips and other consumer electronics information (www.futureshop.ca/techyeah). As a proud corporate citizen, Future Shop has developed solutions to recycle used electronics and is committed to employee volunteerism and supporting non-profit organizations dedicated to transforming local youth into Future Leaders (see www.futureshop.ca/futuregeneration).
Image with caption: "It's official: VIZIO's award-winning Smart TVs and audio products are now available at more than 135 Future Shop stores across Canada and at Futureshop.ca. Pictured (l to r): Victor Shu, senior director of merchandising, VIZIO; Lily Knowles, vice president of marketing, VIZIO; Jason Abrams, director of televisions, Future Shop; Houman Javidnia, general manager, Future Shop; Elliott Chun, communications manager, Future Shop. (CNW Group/Future Shop)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140912_C2986_PHOTO_EN_5540.jpg
Image with caption: "A customer is dazzled by the new VIZIO Smart TV and audio display at Future Shop's flagship store in downtown Toronto. VIZIO's award-winning Smart TVs and audio products are now available at every Future Shop in Canada and online at Futureshop.ca. (CNW Group/Future Shop)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140912_C2986_PHOTO_EN_5541.jpg
SOURCE: Future Shop
For further information: Media contact: Elliott Chun, Communications Manager, Future Shop, E: [email protected], P: 604-412-1764, Facebook: www.facebook.com/FutureShop, Twitter: www.twitter.com/FutureShopNews