Feisty JVC ups HD ante

Your high-def wishlist is no doubt already crammed with Panny Vieras and Sony Bravias, but JVC could well persuade you to make room for a few more – i

Your high-def wishlist is no doubt already crammed with Panny Vieras and Sony Bravias, but JVC could well persuade you to make room for a few more – its new LCDs sport integrated digital tuners.

The DX7 range, available in 26in and 32in guises, boast WXGA resolution (1366x768) and generously offer two HDMI inputs for joint Sky HD and Xbox 360 action.

JVC is particularly proud of the screens’ Digital Image Scaling Technology (DIST), which does all sorts of clever imaging lark like adjusting brightness and smoothing lines, and the MaxxBass sound enhancements.

With this tech behind them, the ‘hidden’ speakers are capable of churning out 20W output and ‘3D cinema sound’ – we’ll reserve judgement until we’ve spent an evening in their company.

Both LCDs also offer a back-up analogue tuner, and an impressive cocktail of ports – there’s 2 SCARTs, S-Video and AV. And that lovely tabletop stand? It comes bundled with the screen. And you thought the altruistic tech company was dead…

The LT-32DX7 and LT-26DX7’s digital tuners means they’re priced above JVC’s recent analogue HD contenders [story here]. They’re £1400 and £1100 respectively and due out by the end of the month.

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