San Antonio — The Progressive Retailers Organization was at the Westin La Cantera Hill Coun
Looking to upscale its product lines for 2004, Daewoo said it will ship this year expanded lines of flat-panel plasma and LCD TVs, CRT and LCD-based rear-projection TVs.
New plasma-display HDTV monitors include the HDTV-level 60W-inch DP-60GM ($9,999 suggested retail) and 50W-inch DP50GM ($7,499) and the EDTV-level 42W-inch DP-42SM ($3,499).
The 50W- and 60W-inch models will ship in the third quarter and will offer "native 720p" resolution, 1,000cd/ m2 peak luminance and a 160-degree viewing angle.
The 42W-inch model, available now, has native 480p resolutions, 1,500:1 contrast ratio, 1,000cd/m2 peak luminance and a 160 degree viewing angle. All models incorporate the company's Dynamic Pixel Management system with added image burn-in protection.
In LCD TV the company announced plans to ship six models this year in the 15- ($699, second quarter), 17W- ($1,299, second quarter), 20- ($1,399, second quarter), 26- ($1,999, third quarter), 32- ($3,999, third quarter) and 40W-inch ($4,999, third quarter) screen sizes.
All are listed with 800:1 contrast ratios and native 720p resolution.
In rear-projection HDTV monitors, the company said it will offer four models, two based on CRT and two based on LCD image sources.
The CRT models include the 47W-inch DSJ-4701CRA ($1,299, first quarter) and the 55W-inch DSJ-5510CRA ($1,599, first quarter). Both include motion-adaptive 3D digital comb filters, Dolby Surround with five-band equalizer control and a dual NTSC tuner picture-in-picture function. Contrast is rated at 400:1 and peak luminance is said to be 600 cd/m2.
LCD-based rear-projection HDTV monitors include the 50W-inch DSJ-5020LN ($3,999, third quarter) and the 60W-inch DSJ-6000LN ($4,499, now). Both models come in slim two-piece cabinets, have 720 native resolution, picture-in-picture, five built-in speakers and onboard Dolby Pro Logic and five-band equalizer.