While other manufacturers have just announced that they are going to work on 3D HDTVs, JVC has already jumped the gun and released one! Wait, is there actually 3D content available on the market right now so you can watch it on this TV? Also, JVC released details about their upcoming ultra thin LCD HDTV.
Earlier this year, JVC showed off an LED-backlit HDTV that was seven-millimeters-thin (0.28 inches). That panel is actually going to be available in November and magically, it's shed a few more tenths of a millimeter. It's now slimmed down to 6.4 millimeters (1/4 of an inch) at its thinnest point. It also weighs only 12.5 pounds and packs a 4,000:1 contrast ratio. The LT-32WX50 is a 32-inch panel that will cost you a painful $3,000. All that thinness doesn't come cheap!
JVC also released a 46-inch 3D LCD HDTV, the GD-463D10, in overseas markets. They announced that it will be available in the US, however we balked at the price: $9,200. That's because it has to be imported and shipped to you from Asia. It's got a 178-degree viewing angle and a depth of only 1.5-inches. For that price, you also get two awesome 3D goggles. Naturally, you should be concerned as we have yet to hear about any 3D content that's available for home users.
What do these high-end sets mean for consumers? As always, higher-end features eventually trickle down to everyday HDTVs, not just the very expensive kind. This means that we can foresee thinner and thinner HDTVs as well as more and more 3D HDTVs. Since Sony and Panasonic have already announced that they will jump on the 3D market, we can expect to see 3D content to appear for consumers.
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