LG has partnered with DivX to produce more than 200 new digital TVs that are DivX Certified. These TVs are able to play DivX HD 1080p videos, and are the first in the world to be certified to play DivX at this level of definition.
The Unisen line from Mitsubishi come in a range of 40-inches to 52-inches in diameter incorporate a Dolby™ Digital 5.1 channel surround system in 16 speakers at the bottom of the screen. These produce surround-sound emulation by managing and directing audio waves in order to immerse the viewer in the music, dialogue and sound effects.
JVC has unveiled a fully high definition, 3D LCD monitor at its Tokyo, Japan location. It says the 46-inch, GD-463D10 monitor will be available starting in July, but no pricing information has been released as of yet.
The 2009 premium LCD and DLP HDTV lines from Mitsubishi have been announced. The Unisen line will be used for all of the models of new LCDs, which feature 16-inch Dolby 5.1 channel speakers built in to the sets. The speakers achieve surround-sound imitation by using an advanced algorithm to delay certain sound beams and project them at different intervals.
Samsung has made their 2009 TV line official, by announcing the pricing and shipping dates of all TVs for the year. The company has dropped its rear-projection TVs altogether, but it holds on to several new plasmas, despite the LCD dwarfing them in sales.