updated 09:05 am EST, Fri November 17, 2006
byd:sign LCD/DVD Combos
Japanese firm byd:sign this morning launched two personal TV sets with built-in DVD players. The leading d:1966GJ is intended primarily for movie viewers and centers around a 19-inch, 1440x900 screen with an 8ms response time; the smaller, 15-inch d:1566GJ is intended for more casual viewers and uses a standard-ratio, 1024x768 display with a more modest 16ms response time. Either model can take advantage of its DVD player to play music CDs and JPEG photo CDs as well as movies. The 15-inch and 19-inch sets launch today in Japan for $337 and $506 US respectively, but are likely to ship soon to Sam's Club stores in the US under the EyeFi brand, likely exchanging the Japan-only D4 digital video input for component or HDMI ports.