By Patrick Avenell
SYDNEY, NSW: Grundig has today released its first range of LED LCD TVs. The move into this trendy TV panel technology follows similar releases by Panasonic and Changhong.
Since Samsung made a significant splash with its “new species” LED range last year, suppliers have been keenly positioning themselves to benefit from this popular new way of lighting an LCD panel. Although Sony rightly claims it had LED models on shelves years ago, only now is it really capturing consumers’ imagination and money.
Whereas other suppliers have gone for wide and complete ranges, Grundig is targeting the small-screen segment, a market it has already achieved success in with previous TV ranges. Grundig is distributed locally by Bush Australia.
There are two models in the Grundig LED LCD range, which is called Vanto. Vanto is the Italian word for ‘boast’, which implies Grundig is very happy with these new models.
There’s the 19-inch model for RRP $439 (GLED1907HD) and a 22-inch model for RRP $529 (GLED2207HD). Shared features include a 6-star energy rating, 1,000:1 contrast ratio, 35-millimetre thickness, HDMI and USB inputs and a 3.5-millimetre headphone jack.
Talking about this release is Bush Australia sales director Brian Rogers.
“LED LCDs are the way forward for the TV industry as they are a much more efficient product and will provide consumers with a great viewing experience whilst as a nation we move closer to a completely digital home,” Rogers said.
“Our Vanto small screen range is fantastic for families looking for a fantastic quality product to upgrade their home and the 19-inch and 22-inch sizes are perfect for upgrading the second or third TV”.