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Viewsonic's 1080p TV for your kitchen

Viewsonic announced the launch of the VT2430, a 24-inch LCD HDTV with full 1080p high-definition performance.


This certainly isn't the first time we've seen a monitor with identity issues, but Viewsonic at least gets current HDTV marketing strategies correct by making the VT2430 24-inch LCD monitor HDTV full HD with a 1080p resolution.

Along with the VT2430's 1,920x1,080 resolution you get a 1,000:1 contrast ratio (10,000:1 DCR) and 5ms response time as well as of course an integrated ATSC/QAM TV tuner and connectivity options including a single HDMI 1.3 input with high-definition content protection (HDCP), component, S-video, composite, and RGB analog inputs.

There are 3.5mm mini and RCA stereo audio inputs and an earphone out in case the two, 5-watt built-in speakers don't pump out enough sound for you.

With an MSRP of $399 (it can already be found for less) it's definitely priced right, but I guess the key questions are, do you need 1080p in an HDTV this small, and how much are you paying for the privilege of that resolution?