Want a LCD screen that can do double-duty as a stylish TV and a computer monitor? Danish screen maker Eyegonomic has announced its new W-series line, which does exactly that. It’s not quite ready for the North American market, however.
The new W-series is being launched in 22-inch and 32-inch models with integrated speakers and TV tuners. The LCD TVs feature a desk mount that allows it to rest on a horizontal surface like a picture frame or easel; a wall-mount is also available.
W-series screens are outfitted with anti-glare front glass and TFT-panels; the displays feature 500:1 contrast rations and 450 cd/m2 brightness. Analog, DVI-D, S-Video, composite and SCART inputs allow you to bring in signals from computers and video sources alike. An integrated TV tuner features Teletext support for the European market, along with PAL I and PAL B/G. The W-series tuner will eventually support SECAM as well as NTSC, the broadcast standard used in North America.
Also available from Eyegonomic is the Eyebox, a new TV-tuner designed as a standalone product that can be added to any LCD, plasma or projector or any other kind of monitor that features analog input. It can show PAL I and PAL B/G broadcasts and features S-Video and composite video input. It can output video at up to 1024 x 768 pixels at 60Hz.
The new W22 22-inch model is available for €2,295 while the W-32 32-inch system runs €4,295. They will be available in April. The Eyebox costs €249 and is available now. Visit Eyegonomic’s Web site for details.