Hands on with ViewSonic's goodies


Here’s ViewSonic’s 47-inch 1080p LCD TV with built-in ATSC/NTSC/QAM TV tuner. Contrast ratio is pretty good at 6000:1 with 11 input connections that include three HDMI 1.3 ports. Yay! I like it. I want one. I must have one.


Next we have the LED backlit VLED221wm. This is also something I like and want. It’s 22-inches of widescreen goodness. It boasts a contrast ratio of 12000:1, which is a world’s first for LED. It has a gloss black display with native 1680×1050 resolution and 5ms response time. Power consumption is low at 38W. It drops next month for $799.

Rounding out the monitors worth noting is the VX 62 series. It has a contrast ratio of 6000:1 and it’s wicked shiny. Response time is also pretty wicked at 2ms with 300 nits of brightness. Unfortunately, this own’t come out till April and should retail for $369.

There are also some digital photo frames that range in price from $99 to $129. I’m told there will be a 30-inch photo frame coming down the road, too.