JVC Launches New Flat Panel LCD TVs

JVC today expanded its LCD TV line-up with the addition of four new models that offer 1080p full HD resolution. JVC’s expanded LCD line includes two series – in the 688 series are the 37-inch LT-37X688 and the 42-inch LT-42X688, each offering a new black cabinet. The higher performance 788 series includes the 42-inch LT-42X788 and the 47-inch LT-47X788 series with a higher contrast ratio, faster response time and wider viewing angle. All four models feature full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 and JVC’s fifth generation D.I.S.T. (Digital Image Scaling Technology) engine that up converts all signals to display at full 1080p. Other features include nine aspect modes, four picture modes, a new universal remote with new convenience features, and a USB photo viewer. For HD program reception, all four sets include a built-in ATSC tuner for receiving over-the-air digital terrestrial broadcasts and a Clear QAM tuner for receiving unscrambled digital cable signals. All four sets offer a full complement of inputs – two HDMI v1.3 inputs, two component inputs, three composite inputs, three AV inputs, an S-Video input, and optical digital audio out, and a fixed audio out.

The audio package in JVC’s new LCD TVs is comprised of a 10-watts-per-channel amplifier, JVC’s Advanced Hyper Surround for simulated surround sound and twin oblique cone speakers. Also included is JVC’s Smart Sound feature, which maintains a constant volume level as content changes (such as from program material to commercial). JVC LT-37X688 and LT-42X688 will be available from June for $1,599.95 and $1,999.95 respectively.JVC models LT-42X788 and LT-47X788 from July for approximately $2,099.95 and $2,699.95 respectively.