JVC launches iPod TVs, world says WTF?!
JVC have launched a new range of HD TVs featuring what must be the world’s least requested add-on – an iPod dock! The gloriously named LT-32P679, LT-42P789, LT-47P789 and LT-52P789 LCD TVs (who said HD TVs were just commodities?!) all come with an iPod dock built into their base, which lets you plug your iPod into it.
Why would you want to do this? Well, not to watch video, that’s for sure, as the HDTVs only let you listen to the music on your iPods. Now correct me if I’m wrong, but a TV is not actually designed as an audio device, but focuses on instead on video. Why would you want to play your iPod’s tunes through your TV?
The HDTVs at least let you control your iPod via the remote, and the iPod’s menu is then displayed on the TV. But given the sound quality of most tellys, surely it’d be better either to listen to your iPod from your, er, iPod, or else invest in a decent hi-fi with an iPod dock? Call me cynical, but this smacks to me of gimmick!