CES 2009: The JVC TeleDock HDTV with iPod dock
CES 2009 has begun, and we’re starting our coverage with a roundup of the best HDTV news.
First up is JVC, who had 9 different HDTVs on display from two distinct ranges – its Full HD line and the TeleDock Line.
JVC Full HD line
The JVC Full HD line of TVs does exactly what it says on the tin – offers full HD at 1080/24/30p. Good quality images are claimed, good specs seem evident, but other than that, the JVC Full HD Line seems entirely unremarkable.
Much more interesting is the JVC TeleDock line, a series of Full HD TVs that have an iPod dock attached to them at the bottom. You can plug your iPod directly into them and use the TV’s remote to view pictures and listen to tunes through the TV’s speakers (although this will presumably sound pants! Much better to listen to your tunes through a dedicated iPod dock or your Hi-Fi, rather than through your TV).
With a light diffuser at the front radiating cool blue light underneath the TV and the tight integration with the iPod, the JVC TeleDocks are worthy of your attention (if not your cash) – but there were some much bigger announcements at CES waiting in the wings.