updated 05:00 pm EST, Wed March 7, 2007
A1D Do-it-Yourself HDTV
Korea-based A1Display today said it now offers custom building for HDTV sets. Rather than insist on definite specifications for every model, the company invites buyers to visit its office and choose exact parts of the design. The outer shell, controlling mainboard, and TV tuners can be hand-picked and assembled by the company within an hour. An extra level of service is also promised, as the same engineers will make home visits to repair faulty systems.
Every model offered today is a full, 1080p set with sizes ranging between 42 and 47 inches. The basic 42-inch screen is available either as a PC monitor with DVI and VGA input ($1,792), or as a TV with dual HDMI connectors ($2,097), while the 47-inch model ($2,635) shares the same features as the TV at a larger size. A1D says all sets are available today. [via AVING]