NEC Expands Cost-Conscious Displays; 120Hz Refresh Rate

  • NEC Display Solutions of America as added two new models to its E Series, the 46-inch E461 and 55-inch E551.
  • This raises NEC’s affordable professional displays to a broad range of sizes from 32-inch to 55-inch displays. NEC says that these entry-level LCD displays provide users with a cost-effective solution for retail stores, waiting rooms and conference rooms.
  • The E461 and E551 include the following features:
  • . Full high-definition 1080p resolution of 1920 x 1080
  • . Up to 5000:1 typical contrast ratio
  • . Low power consumption of 210W (E461) and 240W (E551)
  • . 120Hz refresh rate for optimal video content
  • . Full connectivity with 4 HDMI inputs, Analog RGB, S-Video, Composite Video
  • . Built-in closed captioning, which enables users to display text information for the hearing impaired
  • . Built-in ATSC/NTSC/QAM analog/digital tuner
  • . Built-in low profile 12W stereo speakers
  • . Built-in swivel stand, which is detachable for wall mount applications
  • . Integrated CONEQ Sound technology, which allows users to set and correct acoustical sound output to compensate for different settings
  • . Multiple picture modes, which adjust the picture appearance for optimum viewing experience
  • . Advanced video settings, which ensure source material is displayed properly and accurately
  • . JPEG Viewer, which allows users to view images and set slide shows through a USB device
  • . Backlight adjust, which allows users to customize the backlight strength, enabling longer display life and lower power consumption
  • . Parental control (V-Chip Function), which allows users to block programs based on their rating category
  • . Input labeling, which allows users to assign labels to various inputs within the onscreen display (OSD)
  • The E461 and E551 will be available for August 2010 shipment at an estimated street price of $999 and $1,499, respectively. Both displays are backed with NEC’s professional-level one-year parts and labor warranty, including the backlight.