updated 12:25 pm EDT, Tue July 14, 2009
ASUS T1 series LCD TVs
ASUS on Monday announced unveiled its T1 series range of HDTVs that double as LCD monitors for computer use. Available in 22-, 24- and 27-inch sizes, each has a built-in TV tuner, letting viewers access digital DVB-T and analog PAL/SECAM programs in European markets. All have a 1080p resolution and sport two 7-watt speakers, with the signal arriving either through one of two HDMI ports, one of two SCART connections, and optical or RCA for audio. Regular video connections include one each of component, S-Video, RCA and VGA.
ASUS claims dynamic contrast ratios of about 20,000:1. Brightness of all three is set at 300cd/m2, while viewing angles are 170 degrees off horizontal and 160 degrees off vertical. Screen response time is a commonplace 5ms.
A remote control is included with all T1 Series sets, which, among other things, allows users to choose from Vocal, Rock, Soft and Boom sound modes. There are also preset video modes that include Scenery, Night View, Game and Standard and a built-in 2D/3D comb-filter, a noise reduction feature, 3D de-interlace, and 2:2/3:2 pulldown conversion to adapt sources to the native frame rate.
ASUS has not revealed pricing nor release dates for the trio of T1 models.