iGIZMO: It’s not enough for a TV to be just flat anymore. Now they’ve got to be the AV equivalent of pancakes before they grab anyone’s attention. Which is why the new range of AV gear JVC has just unveiled in Prague features two ultra-thin TV ranges.
The most complete of these ranges is the DV1 series. Due to launch in 37in and 42in screen sizes in March, with a 47in version emerging a month later, the DV1 range is even slimmer than JVC’s groundbreaking SuperSlim debutante, last year’s LT-42DS9, coming in at under 70mm even at its widest point.
Claimed contrast ratios of 1,000,000:1 for all three DV1 models caught our eye as well, but we’ve saved their best feature for last: the HandClap function. JVC has made it so that you can turn your DV1 on or off by clapping three times, or mute/unmute the sound by clapping twice.
The other flat TV ‘range’ from JVC is the WX70 series. Well, actually ‘series’ is a bit of an overstatement, as for the time being there’s only one model: the 42in LT-42WX70, due in March. This glamourpuss is just 43mm deep.