A New Player: Viewsonic unveils two new LCD HDTV models

February 28, 2009 by  

2-26-09-viewsonic-vtms2431We’re not precisely sure what makes this “multimedia” over any other HDTV, but we’ll just go along with it for now. Viewsonic is getting into the HDTV business, it seems.

They’ve unveiled a 24″ LCD  with full 1080p HD res, an internal “media player,” and an RS-232 port for home automation purposes, so its got all the bells and whistles.

Alongside that model, which will retail for $449 (a bit steep for a 24″ to be honest), which will be available in the 2nd quarter 2009, the company is also releasing a bigger cousin, an ultrathin 42″ LCD. Included will be 500 nits of brightness, a decent but not spectacular 1,500:1 contrast ratio, VGA / DVI connections, and built-in handles to make it easy to carry. It will also appear in Q2, and will retail at $1,999 or so.

It’s interesting to see Viewsonic as a player in the consumer HDTV industry, but with economic times the way they are, the pricing may not be ideal. We’ll have to wait and see what comes of this development.

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