High-definition format war? What high-definition format war?
Correctly realising that at least 99.9999% of the world’s population is still perfectly happy to watch movies on DVD – or even lower quality DivX rips burned to DVD – smarting HD DVD format backer Toshiba is wisely covering all last-generation bases with this, the 22LV505 22″ LCD TV with built-in (not HD) DVD player:
The 22LV505’s DVD drive cleverly supports WMA, MP3, JPEG and – yes! – DivX playback, making it a more than useful little piracy playback mega-centre. The screen’s more than good enough for the bedroom/kitchen at 1680×1050 resolution with a contrast ratio of 1000:1 and 5ms response time. There’s even an HDMI socket round the back, what with this being 2008 and all.
And if you swap the “22” in 22LV505’s model number for a “19” you’ll find the corresponding model number of the slightly smaller – by precisely three inches – 19″ variation. And like all things aimed at the kitchen TV market, there’s also one in white.
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