Improved plasmas and LCDs inbound.
The last generation of Hitachi’s Wooo TVs hardly left us wanting, so it’s with open arms that we welcome their 2009 successors.
Coming form April the 25th we have three LCDs, two – the 42in L42-XP03 and 37in L37-XP03 – with Full HD 1,920 x 1,080 pixel panels and one – the 32in L31-XP03 – with an HD Ready 1,366 x 768 pixel resolution. All three TVs feature built-in 250GB hard drives, DLNA connectivity, and add what Hitachi calls Wooonet – Yahoo widgets to you and I. All three sets have three HDMI ports,
Hitachi’s plasma line is being similarly updated. The entry level 42in, L42-HP03 sports a 1,024 x 768 pixel resolution a 30,000:1 contrast ratio and three HDMI ports, with the 50in P50-XP03, 46in P46-XP03 and 42in P42-XP03 offering four HDMI connections alongside 1,920 x 1,080 pixel displays with 40,000:1 contrast ratios. Again DLNA, Wooonet and hard drives are present.
Next up, we have the UT800 series, with the 47in UT47-XP800 (pictured), 42in UT42-XP800, 37in UT37-XP800, 32in UT32-XP800. All offer 1,920 x 1,080 pixel resolutions and as per the last generation are notable in keeping all their inputs, tuners and the like in a separate, UWB-connected, unit. Again, DLNA streaming, Wooonet and hard drive-recording capabilities are present.
All of the above televisions, both LCD and plasma, also have “Intelligent Auto” sensors, optimising their output depending on ambient conditions, helping improve power efficiency. That’s in addition to improvements which make the latest range more power efficient to begin with.