While other television vendors are touting the addition of LED
backlighting and 3D capabilities to their sets, JVC adds something a
little different to its LCD HDTVs: iPod
docks, so you can enjoy the music, photos, and video from your iPod on
your television. This is something you won’t find on any other HDTV.
There are three models in the JVC new TeleDock series: the 32-inch
LT-32P510, the 42-inch LT-42P510, and the 46-inch LT-46P510. Each
1080p, 120Hz set contains a flip-down dock at the base of the set where
you connect your iPod. Once you do, a menu shows up on the TV screen
and you can navigate your iPod library with the television’s remote,
which mimics the iPod signature clickwheel. You can even search your music library on-screen.
Music can be played while you’re watching TV and you can toggle between
sound sources with the remote. Or if you opt to simply play music, song
titles, artist/genre info, and album art will be displayed on the TV
screen. Alternatively, you can listen while you view photos from your
iPod or from a connected USB device. For iPod video playback, there are
nine aspect modes you can choose from for full screen viewing, and if
the video is low-resolution, you can view it in a small screen mode.
All three set sizes integrate a pair of 10-watt speakers and
connections include: three HDMI, two component, two S-video, one analog
video, and a D-Sub PC input, so you can connect a computer to access
its media files. When you power on a connected PC, the TV is switched
The Teledock series also supports iPhones and charges your device while it’s docked—whether the TV is powered on or not.
Pricing was not announced, but all three sets should hit store shelves this spring.