JVC unveils media monster
Large TVs are definitely the dream of many a couch potato, as there is nothing quite as engaging as watching the latest edition of Superbowl from the comfort of your home with larger than life images in full high definition glory. You can now experience this with JVC’s latest creation, the truly monstrous HD110-MH80 rear projection set. Touted to be the largest ever consumer TV to date, you get a massive 110″ diagonal viewing area that is way larger than Panasonic’s 103″ plasma TV which was paraded at CES 2007 earlier this year in Las Vegas. Not only that, the HD110-MH80 also surpasses Sharp’s 108″ LCD behemoth, giving the owner of this HDTV bragging rights for the moment – at least until a 120″ version is released sometime down the near future.
With a screen this big, it makes perfect sense for it to come with processing hardware that handles images with much gusto. The internally developed D-ILA technology is capable of scaling the native 1080p resolution to enhance its detail even more, while boosting contrast levels to 5,000 to 1. While that is not exactly the brightest available in the market, it should be more than sufficient to view the latest blockbusters at home without suffering from sore eyes after that. The integrated Genessa processor also goes a long way in creating crisp images by removing jagged edges and noise, while fine tuning color output with 14-bit precision.
A bright 110W lamp also keeps the image shown visible under bright conditions. There is a whole host of connectivity options, including a couple of HDMI outputs for full HD signals, component, VGA, Japan’s very own D4 format for analog HD (sounds like an oxymoron to me), S-video, and a quartet of RCA inputs for those who bought this for standard definition video. Pre-orders for this monster begin in July, where actual shipments will start when October rolls around. The HD110-MH80 weighs a massive 728 pounds and will most likely come with a price tag of $52,787.