By Chris Nicholls

SYDNEY: Daewoo has launched their first 1080p LCD televisions into the Australian market, with a 42- and 46-inch model due to arrive in shops in the coming weeks.

The 42-inch model has an 8ms response time, while the larger 46-inch model has a 6ms response time. Both use Daewoo’s MGDI plus engine for sharpness and clarity and a 10-bit 3D comb filter to remove analogue colour interface distortions at high frequencies. 

Both models come with three HDMI sockets, and use the company’s Digital Direct Amplification (DDX) system to transfer sound direct to the built-in speakers without digital to analogue conversion.

For public places, it also features a ‘Hotel Lock’, where picture, volume and tuning settings can be locked.

For those using the display to watch computer files, the television also comes with a USB port and seven-card compatible memory card slot to playback MP3, MP4, DivX 5, WMA and JPEG files.

The selected input can be displayed in a digital window at the base of the screen so customers know which input is selected.