Funai introduce new HD ready LCD TVs



Funai have introduced two new high definition LCD TVs. The LCD-B2706 is a 27 inch model and the LCD-B3206 is a 32 incher.

Both models feature a contrast ratio of 1000:1, picture brightness of 550Ccd/m2, 16:9 aspect ratio, and use the Clear Pix Engine. The engine processes all video signals including the external analogue input to produce a natural, sharper and clearer image, through edge enhancement, colour management, digital noise reduction, and improved contrast.

It features automatic settings for watching different types of programming, such as sports, movies, or games. Both models feature Picture in Picture and 176 degree viewing angle.

The TV is fitted with two 5W internal speakers positioned on either side of the screen, and built in DNR (Digital Noise Reduction) which removes interference.

It’s not obvious what kind of tuner it has built in, and neither does it specify exactly what kind of HD signal it will accept, but it’s likely to display 720p pictures. Additionally, it doesn’t have an HDMI input, though it does have DVI. The TVs would definitely make good standard def and entry-level HD sets, though they may not be feature-rich enough to cut it in any serious HD set up, where multiple HDMI inputs are required.

They’re available now, prices to be confirmed.

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Andy Merrett
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