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JVC set to launch 'thinnest' 1080p HDTV

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 25 Jun 2008 2:15 User comments (2)

JVC set to launch 'thinnest' 1080p HDTV JVC has announced that it will be introducing the "industry's thinnest" 1080p LCDs with built-in TV tuners next month.
At its deepest, the new 42-inch LT-42SL89 and the 46-inch LT-46SL89 are 2.9 inches deep, and each come equipped with new backlight paneling and power supply substrates making each set lighter and more efficient. Each set also boast Full HD 1080p resolution (1920x1080).

The new sets will be part of the JVC Procision line and the newly developed technologies should help the company put out even slimmer TVs in the future. "The backlight is 40 percent slimmer than the old panel, and weighs in at 26.5lbs while consuming 145W. The slimmer backlight was made possible not with more parts but with a more efficient integration of them," JVC says. The added low power consumption is accomplished "via the use of a direct-mount power substrate that does not use a fan to dissipate heat."

Other specifications include the now standard three HDMI, S-video, two component and a PC input. There will also be a built-in USB port for viewing videos and listening to MP3s.

The LT-42SL89 has a street price of $1899 USD while its big brother has a $2400 USD price tag.

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2 user comments

125.6.2008 6:14

and than they say that LCD uses less energy than CRT right: "consuming 145W" (I don't remember of any CRT using that much electricity)

225.6.2008 8:42

Originally posted by patrick_:
and than they say that LCD uses less energy than CRT right: "consuming 145W" (I don't remember of any CRT using that much electricity)
There weren't many direct-view 40" CRT sets, but I would be willing to bet that they used more than 145 watts. I would also bet that the neighbourhood dimmed just a bit when it was turned on.

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