ViewSonic Makes HD Easy

A growing number of consumers are shelling out cash for TVs that can display digital resolutions, but most aren't receiving HDTV content because of ancillary costs associated with the process. According to a recent Consumer Electronics Association survey about the digital-television transition, 9 million more households are likely to purchase HDTV products over the next 18 months, and another 30 million consumers consider themselves likely purchasers within the next 3 years.

ViewSonic announced the NextVision HD10, an HDTV tuner that lets you enjoy over-the-air digital programming on HDTV-ready TVs without additional subscription fees or contracts. Complementing ViewSonic's line of digital projectors and advanced LCD, plasma, and rear-projection TVs, the HD10 provides clear reception of the growing number of HD, enhanced, and standard TV signals available on local broadcast stations.

The HD10 supports all TV scanning formats (480i, 480p, 720p, and 1080i) and displays content in both 16:9 widescreen and 4:3 aspect ratios. Compatible with any display that features component, composite or S-video inputs, the HD10's HD tuner is designed for VHF, UHF, and all 18 ATSC signal formats. With Dolby AC-3 digital and MPEG audio decoding, it easily connects digital audio to surround-sound home entertainment systems. An electronic programming guide is available in the HDTV channel range for your convenience.

The HD10 (available in April) will have an estimated street price of $399.

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