CES 2009: JVC shows HDTV with built-in Blu-rayCES 2009: JVC announces new LCD TV/Blu-ray combo

08 January 2009


The LCD TV JVC claims is the 'world's lightest' 

At the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas JVC has announced the launch of the first combination LCD TV and Blu-ray DVD player package - the JVC LT-42B300.

It's available in June 2009, and JVC describes it as a a one-piece high-definition entertainment system that combines a high-performance full HD 42-inch LCD TV with a built-in Blu-ray player for convenient playback of high-definition Blu-ray movies.

JVC HDTV and Blu-ray

Which? TV expert Mike Briggs says: 'Our tests found that output from the JVC stable during 2008 was disappointing. We're hoping to see an improvement in 2009 and hopefully products such as the LT-42B300 will see a significant improvement.'

The JVC LT-42B300 features include:

  • 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • Digital noise reduction
  • Dynamic backlight control
  • Three HDMI inputs w/ CEC
  • One component input
  • One SPDIF input
  • One analog video output

For help with choosing the best high-definition video equipment, be sure to check the Which? reviews of the best Blu-ray players.

For help choosing the best TV equipment check the Which? reviews of the best HD plasma and LCD TVs.

To see more of the newest technology being showcased in Las Vegas, see the Which? coverage of the 2009 International CES, where we have videos, pictures, and up-to-date information on the very latest technological innovations.

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