updated 11:20 am EST, Wed January 31, 2007
Envision LCD TV Duo
Envision today released a duo of smaller sets in its LCD TV line, each geared towards college students and others who want digital TV in a smaller space. The 19-inch L19W661 sports a 1440x900 widescreen panel with a relatively high 800:1 contrast ratio and a 5ms response time; the 15-inch L15X661 is built for those who prefer standard ratios and uses a 1024x768 display with 500:1 contrast and 8ms response times.
Importantly, the company adds, both sets can properly receive HD signals. An HDMI input is included for the video and audio from the PlayStation 3 and other HD-capable video players, while a combination ATSC/NTSC tuner receives both HD and standard over-the-air broadcasts. A VGA input is also present for attaching directly to a computer. The sets reach stores before the end of March at prices of $399 for the 19-inch model and $299 for its 15-inch equivalent.