JVC LT-42P789: 42″ LCD TV with iPod Docking Station

JVC LT-42P789 Specifications

Display: 42″ TFT LCD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Pixel Format: 1920 x 1080
Viewing Angle: 176/176
Connectivity: HDMI (3), Component (2), Composite (2), S-Video, SPDIF, Audio Out
Speakers: Yes (2), 20W
Power Consumption: 247W
Dimension: 39.8 x 26.7 x 4.6″ (without stand), 39.8 x 28.9 x 11.7″ (with stand)
Weight: 52.9lbs (without stand), 57.3lbs (with stand)
Availability: Now
Price: US$1599.99

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JVC‘s LT-42P789 is a handsome LCD TV featuring a 42″ TFT LCD panel with a pixel format of 1920 x 1080. In addition to the usual specifications the LT-42P789 has a special feature that allows for the docking of your iPod. This is a natural coupling: the iPod, which is a portable digital device that can carry an enormous amount of video content, with a nice 42″ LCD TV. Or is it?

The biggest problem with this combination is that HD content from iTunes is not 1080p as far as I know. My guess is that iTunes HD content is at best 720p, which requires a native pixel format of 1280 x 720 to be viewed without scaling. And that’s where my next point comes in: scaling must be done extremely well to get barely good-enough HD quality from iTunes to display well on a massive 42″ LCD with a pixel format of 1920 x 1080. Most likely iTunes HD content will not scale so well, but I’m crossing my fingers.

I want this combination to work well. I just hope Apple will continue ratchet up its offerings all the way up to 1080p so we are not forced to purchase a Blu-ray player and very expensive Blu-ray titles.

Source: Akihabara News

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