The Acer of digital TVs
Acer’s new telly, the exotically titled AT3205-DTV, may not be as exciting as, say, a TV fridge, but it does have one trick up its sleeve: it comes wi
Acer’s new telly, the exotically titled AT3205-DTV, may not be as exciting as, say, a TV fridge, but it does have one trick up its sleeve: it comes with both analogue and digital TV tuners so you can watch E4 on digital while recording Corrie on analogue.
Sure, having more than one tuner is not exactly cutting edge, but the digital-terrestrial combo is a rare treat, made all the better by the fact the 32-incher is also HD-ready; the 1366 x 768 pixel resolution and support for 720p will have you watching the World Cup and all those wildlife programmes in sharp, vivid detail.
The fact Acer normally churns out computers hasn’t stopped it trumping its TV competitors by serving up both HDMI and DVI connectivity – usually it’s a case of either or.
Also on the menu is the new-age sounding ‘Empowering Technology’. No, it’s not a new puke-inducing self-help ethos, but rather an intuitive software to help you get the most out of your telly.
By pressing the ‘Empowering Key’ on the remote, you can flick between your favourites and fiddle with an endless array of controls to get the best picture.
If you fancy being ‘empowered’ by Acer’s new telly, you can pick one up for £900. 3.30pm update: It’s not up on Acer’s site yet, but we’re assured it’s going on sale early next month.
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