Hannspree is showing off a few “designer TVs” today. They’re 32-inch and 37-inch HDTVs that seem fairly pedestrian, with the exception of the natural wood paneling. These TVs look great, and there’s no way my camera can capture the real rich texture and look of the wood on the CES floor. In the world of usually ugly HDTVs, I’m for one happy to see something that looks classic, not “slick”.
And I hope the trend continues, it’s rather a throwback to the TV sets of old. Who knows, maybe we’ll get big square ones so we have sets that we can put our “set-top” boxes on.