Last week we reported that Humax has received Group 2 Freeview Playback certification for its DTRs, and now LG has also received certification, for its LCD and plasma Time Machine TV range.
LG claim that it’s the first company to receive such certification – presumably they mean for TVs otherwise Humax may have something to say about it.
Not that we really care who’s first – it simply means that more equipment has attained one of the latest digital TV standards, and so should improve consumers’ Freeview experience.
We covered the main features of the new standard on the Humax post so won’t go over them again here. Suffice it to say that the TVs graced with the new functionality include the HD Ready LT75 LCD series, available in 32, 37, and 42 inch screen sizes, and the PT85 plasma range in 42 and 50 inch sizes. All come with a 160GB hard drive as standard, offering up to 80 hours of standard definition digital recording.
The range will be available from October, prices to be confirmed.