JVC docks into iPod TVs
The true Apple TV?
JVC’s latest line of HD TVs include all the usual features you’d expect, including HD resolution and HDMI ports. But the range also boasts one slightly quirky feature: an iPod docking station.
JVC's P-Series TVs: all have integrated iPod docks
The P-Series consists of a 32in, 42in, 47in and 52in model, all of which have a TeleDock flip-down iPod dock integrated into the stand. Once docked, users control both gadgets through the TV’s remote control, which also features a circular controller similar to the one on the iPod.
In addition to playing your iPod’s musical library through the telly’s built-in speakers, the player can also be charged up. Several video modes let you play content at varying resolutions, described as “low” and “higher” by JVC. You can even listen to music while a TV programme’s displayed on-screen.
JVC hasn't yet confirmed which iPod models work with the P-series, or if it supports the iPhone.
The three largest screen sizes each boast a 1080p resolution, but anyone opting for the 32in model will have to make do with a 720p resolution.
JVC’s 32in, 42in and 47in models are all available now, but the 52in screen will be available from August. Prices range from $1000 (£500/€640) to $3200 (£1600/€3200), but UK prices or availability dates haven’t been given yet.
Just add USB 3.0 port to the new TVs
Hi, that would let ny USB input/output to the TV, make the TV media center, for music, pictures, videos, along with a Blu ray disc player/recorder.
A Good Idea?
Given that a lot of ipod docks are very stylish, this looks like a nasty afterthought by comparison.
Also, given that people change their Mp3 players much more regularly than their TVs, existing iPod owners may quickly find the dock redundant because Apple have changed the shape or because Apple have fallen out of favour and suddenly Alba have made a surprise comeback!
Who wants to listen to music through crappy LCD telly speakers anyway???