Disney trying to become a serious player in HDTV design

by James


It seems that Disney is looking beyond the cartoonish look of their previous TV designs and going towards HDTVs that are more high tech and stylish – even when incorporating Mouse like symbols into the design. Built by Uniden, the new 20 inch HD ready LCD TV includes 1366×768 resolution, 2x3W speakers with both TruSurround TX and TruBass, and 2 HDMI ports.

Most Disney electronics seem to focus on the tween market – with designs that highlight such Disney products as CARS, HANNAH MONTANA, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL and PIRATES OF THE CARRIBBEAN. But these offerings were often long on decoration and short on quality, signifying that either Disney doesn’t think a more mature market would want electronics from a Mickey Mouse organization or that the kids themselves were more interested in feeding their Disney Channel obsessions rather than demand better quality technology.

But the HD Read LCD TV seems to be a departure from that, incorporating a smart design with solid basic features that could make even the most ardent Disney fan want to invest in electronics that aren’t only fashionable, but can add to an already shrinic decore that pays homage to the Mouse.

Currently, the 20” HD Ready LCD is only available in Japan for about $800. A tad pricey for a 20” HDTV, but it is the Mouse after all.

Source: via Crave

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