JVC on Sunday unveiled an LCD TV less than 3 inches thick, calling it the world's thinnest flat-screen television, as the CES Show began in Las Vegas.
Also at the show, JVC said it would unveil four new LCD models that
each sport a built-in dock for the iPod, Apple Inc's
market leading portable digital media players.
The ink had barely dried on JVC's statement when
Pioneer was already claiming its "kuro concept TV"
that was less than one-fourth as thick.
JVC said its new slim TV, which includes a TV tuner,
measures 1.5 inches or 39 millimeters (mm) at its
narrowest, with a maximum depth of 2.9 inches (74 mm) at
Rival Sharp in August revealed prototype 52-inch
LCD TVs, which were 20 mm thick. Its conventional
52-inch TV is 81 mm thick.
JVC said its new slim design televisions would be
available in 42-inch and 46-inch diagonal screen sizes
in early summer and that it planned to announce pricing
at that time.
JVC said its new P-Series TVs, which range in size from
32 inches to 52 inches, can be used to play videos or
music or view photographs stored on an iPod placed in a
dock on the TV.
The TV's remote control, which has a circular keypad
that mimics the iPod's control wheel, can be used to
find and select content on the iPod, JVC said.
The company forecast availability for the 32-inch and
42-inch TVs with iPod docks in March; an April launch
for the 47-inch model and a summer launch for the
52-inch model. It did not reveal prices.