The Good Well-implemented and convenient iPod dock allows charging and playback of music, video, and photos; reproduces relatively deep black levels.
The Bad Less accurate color; only basic picture adjustments available; doesn't stay in 1:1 aspect ratio mode; wacky styling; no side-panel inputs.
The Bottom Line The dock on JVC's LT-P300 series of LCD TV provides a well-designed and easy way to enjoy iPod and iPhone content in the living room.
Editors' note (March 4, 2010): The rating on this product has been lowered because of changes in the competitive marketplace, including the release of 2010 models. The review has not otherwise been modified..
The Apple iPod phenomenon has invaded not only your ears, but also your car, your home audio system, and now your television. JVC's LT-P300 series is one of the only TVs on the market designed specifically to work with iPods and iPhones, allowing you to charge your iPod and play back music, videos, and photos via the TV. JVC's integrated dock goes a step beyond the dongles and docks found on AV receivers such as the Pioneer VSX-1019A-HK and TVs such as the Panasonic TX-LX1 series because it actually folds out from the front of the TV, for a seamless integration that should please convenience-conscious Apple fans. The looks of the television do not hew to the company's strict design cannon of flat planes and rounded corners, but given its decent picture quality and good-enough feature set, that's probably the only thing that will deter folks seeking the most Apple-friendly TV available today.
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