updated 02:15 pm EST, Wed December 27, 2006
ATEC 42-inch 1080p TV
Korean firm ATEC is branching out into the US market with its line of LCD televisions. First to make its appearance in North America will be a 42-inch model: using a recent LG-Philips panel, the new set will be one of the few at its size to be capable of a full 1080p HD resolution. Dual HDMI inputs will be standard, as will a virtual surround sound effect and a dynamic volume adjustment feature that preserves the viewer's preferences regardless of a source's output levels.
Few other details have surfaced regarding the set, which will make its first appearance outside of Korea at the CES expo in January alongside the equally 1080p-ready 47-inch model. Shipping units are expected soon afterwards.