Expansive Line Of RCA LCD Flat Panel HDTV Sets For Every Room And Every Budget On Display At 2007 Consumer Electronics Show
First 1080p Models and New Larger Screen Sizes Introduced
LAS VEGAS – January 8, 2007 – Aggressively leveraging its liquid crystal display manufacturing capacity, TTE Corporation is introducing 18 RCA and RCA Scenium flat panel high definition television sets, its most extensive offering of LCD models. On display at the 2007 Consumer Electronics Show in booth 20507 in South Hall, the sets ranging in size from 15- to 57-inches and priced from $299 to $2,299, meet the needs of any discerning consumer looking for a full-featured flat panel TV.
The lineup includes the first RCA 1080p sets, each displaying more than 2 million pixels as well as new picture and panel technologies that deliver outstanding picture performance. Additionally, TTE is embracing larger screen sizes including 42-, 46-, 47 and 57-inch models.
“As LCD panel pricing declines and larger screen sizes become more affordable for consumers, we believe that LCD will be the long-term winner in flat panel,” said Greg Bosler, Executive Vice President, TTE, North America. “Our commitment to LCD is reflected in the breadth of the line we are introducing at CES and the dedication of R&D investment we are making for picture and panel performance. We expect our package of features, styling and affordability will be attractive to consumers as they shop for new high definition television sets,” Bosler added.
Picture Perfect Performance
With a focus on exceptional picture performance, the RCA Scenium models feature
Amplified Resolution Contrast & Color – ARC 2 advanced picture processing that provides edge enhancement plus adaptive spatial/temporal noise reduction, dynamic contrast enhancement, and multi-axis color space correction. The 22, 23 and 26D Series RCA models feature Enhanced Natural Vision - EN-V picture processing designed to provide enhanced resolution and contrast.
All models contain digital (ATSC) tuners with QAM tuning for over-the-air or unencrypted cable channel reception. Supplementing stereo speakers built into every set is a digital audio connection for use with your own surround system. Since VGA inputs are standard, every TV can do double duty as a computer monitor. To support the latest DVD and set-top boxes, each set is equipped with one or more HDMI inputs. The smallest sets ship this month, and the rest of the line will be available this spring. Additionally, all RCA LCD Models meet ENERGY STAR guidelines and are RoHS Compliant.
RCA 20 Series
Space-challenged and price-conscious consumers will find the RCA 20 Series to their liking. The L15D20 is a 15-inch 4:3 set ($299) with 1024 x 768 resolution while the L19WD20 is a 19-inch widescreen ($399) sporting 1440 x 900 resolution. Both include controls conveniently located at the top of the screen; 33-button remotes; RF, HDMI, HD Component, PC, S-Video, and composite video inputs; and headphone jacks. Both sets will be available in January.
The models feature detachable bases, offering consumers the flexibility of standing the sets up on any flat surface right out of the box or hanging them like a fine painting. The models are Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) wall mount compliant.
RCA 22 Series
Offering five different widescreen models at very attractive prices this series of LCD models will fit any room and any budget. They offer a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. Besides an RF, S-Video, and PC input, the sets contain two each of HDMI, HD component, and composite video inputs. SRS WOW® technology enhances the stereo speakers, or you can use the digital audio (SPDIF) output. An AV output is also included. The series will be available in April.
* 26-inch L26WD22, suggested retail price, $599
* 32-inch L32WD22, suggested retail price, $799
* 37-inch L37WD22, suggested retail price, $999
* 42-inch L42WD22, suggested retail price, $1,299
* 46-inch L46WD22, suggested retail price, $1,499
RCA 23 Series
Offering the same resolution and inputs/outputs as on the 22 Series, these sets offer 10 watts per channel and SRS® 3D stereo sound. The 23 Series will be available in April.
* 26-inch L26WD23, suggested retail price, $599
* 32-inch L32WD23, suggested retail price, $799
* 37-inch L37WD23, suggested retail price, $999
RCA 26D Series
These space-saving combo TV/DVD players feature built-in optical drives that are compatible with CD, CD-R, CD-RW, CD +RW, mp3, DVD, DVD+R, and DVD-R formats. The sound system features SRS WOW® enhanced sound, 8-watts per channel audio and there are RF, HDMI, HD component, PC, and S-Video inputs as well as two composite video inputs. The 26D Series will be available in May.
* 26-inch L26WD26D suggested retail price, $699
* 32-inch L32WD26D suggested retail price, $899
RCA Scenium 250 Series
Encompassing four widescreen models that deliver exceptional picture quality as a result of ARC2 advanced picture processing and enhanced dynamic contrast, this series offers 1366 x 768 resolution. In addition to a full set of inputs that include RF, PC and S-Video inputs and two each HDMI, HD-component and composite video inputs, these sets feature a USB port with JPEG picture viewer, as well as SRS TruSurround XT™ audio processing. Convenience features include a three-device remote control and sleep/wake timers. The series ships in May.
* 32-inch L32WD250, suggested retail price, $899
* 37-inch L37WD250, suggested retail price, $1,049
* 42-inch L42WD250, suggested retail price, $1,499
* 46-inch L46WD250, suggested retail price, $1,799
RCA Scenium 280 Series
Incorporating all of the features of the 250 series the RCA Scenium 280 series adds 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution for customers who want the gold standard in high definition enjoyment. Sound performance is enhanced by incorporating SRS TruSurround XT™ with 10 watts per channel audio, supplemented by 10-watt subwoofer. These models will be available in June.
* 42-inch L42WD280, suggested retail price, $1,799
* 47-inch L47WD280, suggested retail price, $2,299
Also at CES, TTE is previewing a 57-inch 1080p HDTV set.
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About TTE Corporation
A wholly-owned subsidiary of TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings Limited (“TCL Multimedia” or “the Group,” stock code: 1070.HK), TTE Corporation is committed to the development, manufacturing, sales and marketing of world class digital television products, and employs a highly-skilled workforce in regionalized business and R&D centers, with manufacturing plants throughout the world. Marketed in North America, Asia, and Europe under the – “RCA and RCA Scenium,” “TCL” and “Thomson” brands respectively. TTE provides consumers with a wide range of television options – from budget to premium, from basic features to high-end innovation.
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