Monday, August 22, 2011

P50-GP08: Hitachi’s Last (?) Flagship TV Can Be Controlled Via iPad/iPhone

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Just last week, Hitachi decided to pull the plug on their domestic TV production business by year-end, but that doesn’t mean the company doesn’t go out with a bang. A total of six Hitachi Wooo TVs were announced [JP] in Japan today, with the 50-inch 3D model P50-GP08 stealing the show.

The plasma TV might very well be Hitachi’s last self-produced flagship model, and a look at the spec list reveals this is actually regrettable:

50-inch 3D plasma screen with full HD resolutionPixel Manager EX engine for clearer 3D imagescontrast ratio: 5,000,000:15 TV tuners500GB HDD integrated (removable)DLNA support4 HDMI slotsmotion sensor that automatically turns the TV off after the user leaves the room (after 5-60 minutes)web connectivity (i.e. for video on demand, access to Yahoo Japan etc.)“Wooo Remote for iPhone/iPad” app to be released later this month (for accessing the TV’s functions, checking the TV program, playing back recorded material, etc./see below)

Hitachi plans to start selling this beauty in Japan for $4,200 on August 27. The company hasn’t said yet whether the TV will be sold abroad, too.

Via AV Watch [JP]

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