JVC launches LCD TVs with integrated iPod dock
TV playback of iPod video content is more convenient than
ever with the announcement of new JVC LCD TVs with a built-in iPod dock. Each
of the four new models, including three full HD 1080p sets, features JVC’s new TeleDock,
a flip-down iPod dock at the base of the set, providing a direct connection for
playback through the TV.
The new JVC P-Series includes the 32-inch LT-32P679, 42-inch LT-42P789, 47-inch
LT-47P789 and the 52-inch LT-52P789. The LT-32P679 is a 768p model, while the
others offer 1080p resolution.
When an iPod is docked, a menu appears on the TV screen for selecting music,
music shuffle or video playback. iPod can be controlled from the TV’s remote,
which includes a circular keypad with a control scheme that mimics the iPod’s
control wheel. Photos can also be displayed as a slide show along with music.
During music playback, song title and artist name are displayed on the TV
screen. During video playback, low resolution files, such as internet videos,
can be displayed in a small screen mode. Higher resolution video can be shown
in nine aspect modes at full screen. There’s also the option to play music
files while the TV displays television programming. In addition, the iPod will
charge while docked wheter the TV’s power is on or off.
Besides the iPod dock and playback features, JVC’s new P-Series LCD TVs are
full featured high definition displays with a cabinet design that conveys the
sets’ focus on both audio and video performance. Each features a new universal
remote with direct input access, a new on-screen menu system, a side-mounted
USB photo viewer, and ATSC/QAM tuning.
Connections include three HDMI inputs, two component inputs, one S-video input,
SPDIF input and an analog audio output for sending sound from an iPod or the TV
through a home theater system.
The sound package delivers 10 watts per channel to a pair of JVC’s exclusive
oblique cone speakers. And JVC’s new Omni Surround package with equalizer
offers four listening modes – movie, music, news (for news or talk show
programming) and mono (for simulated stereo from mono programming).
Availability and pricing:
Model LT-32P679 March 2008 LT-42P789 March 2 2008 LT-47P789 April 2008 LT-52P789 Summer 2008