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Hitachi unveils super-slim LCD TVs in Singapore

They're so thin and light that even thin and light models can carry them.

Crave Asia

The Japanese electronic manufacturer's new LCD TVs are so thin and light that runway models can carry them around and even do a catwalk without breaking a sweat. That was the key message from Hitachi at its recent regional press event in Singapore. (More photos here.)

Available in black, red, white and blue, the UT series of LCD TVs was first unveiled three weeks ago in Japan and consists of two components: the monitor, which measures just 35mm thick (less than 1.4 inches), and a separate media station that houses the TV tuner, connectors, and S-iVDR slot. The S-iVDR slot allows recording of TV programs on SD/MMC cards, while the media station can be connected to the monitor via HDMI or an optional wireless transmitter.

Three sizes are offered in the UT series. The 37- and 42-inch models are full-HD panels that will be available only in 2008, but the 32-inch HD-ready offerings are expected before the end of this year. Hitachi could not confirm the prices or availability at press time.

Hitachi has also announced that it will be introducing two new plasma TVs on the Asian market. The 60-inch P60X01A full-HD panel will be available in January 2008, while the 50-inch P50A01A HD-ready model has not been given a launch date.

(Source: Crave Asia)