By Paul Hayes
SYDNEY, NSW: Current.com.au last night visited TEAC’s Sydney offices for a personal tour of the company’s new range of products and was shown a mix of traditional and new ranges for the company.
While in the audio visual world the company has traditionally been known for its smaller TVs, TEAC is going large for the first time with a 46-inch and 55-inch LED LCD TV.
With a width of 1.99-centimetres, the LE4688FHD and LE5588FHD both have the ability to record live television on an external hard drive or thumb drive, as well as a seven day electronic program guide that can set a week’s worth of programming.
The Full HD 88 series TVs also come with four HDMI inputs and two USB ports for increased connectivity.
To make use of that increased connectivity, TEAC has introduced its i-Media Station, a compact iPod dock that can be connected directly to the TV or other video devices to play music, photos or videos through the TV.
The i-Media Station can also be connected to speakers or the home stereo and also features a multi language onscreen display plus SD and USB inputs.
Looking at the TEAC’s more traditional areas, the company has tried to stick with its bread and butter products but offer its own points of difference.
With that thinking in mind, the company’s new 7-inch portable DVD player is compatible with multiple disc formats, including CDs and MP3, and also features USB and multimedia card slots.
The portable player also offers a swivel screen for an increased range for viewing angles.
TEAC also has a new range of home DVD players with increased connectivity, as well as digital set top boxes that also double as personal video recorders.