May 17, 2007
HP said it is now shipping its new 2007-2008 lineup of flat-panel HDTVs, including its first 1080p LCD models.
The new models, originally unveiled at International CES, feature HP Visual Fidelity technology, which enhances image detail. The 720p lineup will include the 32″ LC3272N ($899 suggested retail) and 37″ LC3772N ($1,199) LCD TV models, as well as the 42″ LC4272N ($1,399) and 50″ ($2,099) plasma models.
The new plasma models will include 6.87-billion color contouring; new panels with low-reflection phosphors; and black walls around pixels to reduce reflection and enhance detail, brightness, and contrast.
The models also offer concealed/integrated speakers for a uniform “picture frame” cosmetic, HP said.
As for step-up 1080p LCD TV models, the 42″ LC4276N ($1,899) and 47″ LC4776N ($2,499) will both include 1,200:1 contrast ratios and 6 ms response times.
HP said “the HDTV line addresses consumers’ growing need for expanded connectivity. New models incorporate three HDMI interfaces (all supporting 1080p), as well as PC inputs and RS232C with WSD bridging capabilities for custom integrators.”
All of the currently shipping models are available for purchase direct from HP online and at a variety of brick-and-mortar retailers, across the country.
This summer HP will ship an expanded MediaSmart TV assortment. MediaSmart TVs are fully networked TVs that allow users to access their digital media and a range of Internet services on TV screens through wired or wireless connections to their PCs. Users can also tream on their TVs photos, music, and video files stored in other rooms.