Hitachi Introduces Roku-Friendly Smart TVs
As CES 2013 draws closer, you can count on more and more HDTVs surfacing. Hitachi's the latest of the bunch, introducing their Fall 2012 line of Smart TVs. Included are new 3D UltraVision UltraThin LED TVs, and these actually support Roku streaming within. The whole lot supports 1080p HD output, built-in WiFi and IPTV connectivity. Encased in an elegant, high gloss piano black bezel, the W806 models feature Full HD 1080p and come with two pairs of 3D glasses. With an MHL-compatible HDMI input, the S606 Series is one of the first Roku ready (not included) televisions on the market, allowing users to add the Roku Streaming Stick for direct control of a wide variety of streaming content. The S606 also features a 120Hz Full HD 1080p panel and meets the government's ENERGY STAR 5.3 standard for power consumption. The series comes in a platinum finish in 42-, 46- and 55-inch screen sizes with Hitachi's E-LED UltraThin Bezel measuring less than an inch.
The Value Series offers three options – the S406, H306 and H316 – all with an ultra thin bezel, surround sound and Dolby Digital. The S406 comes in a platinum finish and 32-inch screen size with 60HZ 720p. Featuring a black bezel, the 29-inch H306 delivers 720p HD resolution and a 60HZ refresh rate. The H316 offers three sizes at 29-, 32- and 39-inches with 60HZ and Full HD 1080p. All three sizes come with Long Life LED Edgelight, PicturePerfect Video Processor, PC Input via RGB and a Sleep Timer for ultimate convenience.
Pricing should start at around $329 for some of the smaller sets, with some of the more major ones priced at $1,399 and up.