Asus today unveiled the TV Monitor T1 Series that combines a desktop monitor and LCD TV technology to deliver HD TV broadcasting and Full HD Blu-ray Disc playback.
Featuring inbuilt TV tuners, these screen monitors?available in 22", 24" and 27" sizes?allow users to watch digital (DVB-T) and analog (PAL/SECAM) channels and enjoy all common TV functions in Europe. The T1 Series also boasts surround sound with a pair of 7-Watt speakers, a rich complement of I/O ports and ASUS' exclusive Splendid Video Intelligence Technology for enhanced color reproduction.
The T1 Series is equipped with an integrated TV tuner that receives both digital (DVB-T) and analog (PAL/SECAM) signals, supports Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) and sports a pair of HDMI inputs. Its I/O ports, including HDMIx2, SCARTx2, D-Sub, Composite, Component, S-Video, audio-in jack, S/PDIF out, audio out, earphone out and CI slot.
In addition, the T1 Series features ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio (ASCR) technology that bumps up the display?s contrast ratio to 20000:1.
The TV Monitor TV T1 also comes with a remote control.
The T1 Series? dual 7W stereo speakers capable of delivering cinematic virtual surround sound. Users can further customize the audio to suit their prevailing entertainment scenarios by selecting one of four sound presets. The Vocal, Rock, Soft and Boom modes are tailored for speech-heavy content, rock music, soft music and action games respectively.
Additionally, Splendid Game Mode boosts the brightness and contrast of dim, hard-to-see areas while leaving well-lit areas untouched.
Asus claims that the T1 Series? visual performance is comparable to a large-sized living room television, thanks to features such as a 2D/3D comb-filter, noise reduction, 3D de-interlace, 2:2/3:2 pull down and the exclusive Splendid Video Intelligence Technology and tint adjustment.
Splendid Video Intelligence Technology adjusts the displays' parameters to ensure optimized colors with the four preset modes (Scenery, Night View, Game and Standard).