Microtek Announces Line of "Plug-and-Play" Plasma HDTVs 
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Written by AVRev.com   
Wednesday, 03 January 2007

Digital imaging products manufacturer Microtek has announced the launch of high-definition flat-panel TVs that carry the Microtek name in the United States through its North American subsidiary Microtek Lab, Inc. These HDTVs are designed for video enthusiasts that want plug-and-play simplicity. The first two HDTVs from Microtek are the 42-inch MHP1-HDI plasma HDTV and the 50-inch P50TX1A plasma HDTV.

Input Connections and Video Signals
The Microtek HDTVs offer a large array of input options that allow you to connect several devices to the HDTV to create a comprehensive media center. These input connections include antenna ports for analog NTSC and digital ATSC tuners, composite video, S-video, component video (YPbPr), computer RGB via VGA port, and HDMI for 100% digital data transmission. Using advanced scaler technology, these HDTVs accept and display video at 480i, 480p, 720p and 1080i.

Design and Specifications for Microtek Line
The Microtek HDTVs have a slim silver case and come with detachable speakers and base. The 42-inch MHP1-HDI model has a 1024 by 768 native resolution, 1300 cd/m(2) brightness, and 10,000:1 contrast ratio. The 50-inch P50TX1A model has a 1366 by 768 native resolution, 1000 cd/m(2) brightness, and 8,000:1 contrast ratio. Factory calibration for each TV sets the brightness, contrast, sharpness, color saturation, and color balance for a typical home viewing environment. With more than 20 years of experience in digital color imaging, the Microtek engineering team has chosen high-quality components and implemented rigorous design specifications to deliver outstanding picture quality.

Availability and Pricing
The Microtek HDTVs carry a one-year parts-and-labor warranty and are available now through Microtek's distribution channels and select direct mail and online retail stores. The Microtek 42-inch MHP1-HDI is available for an estimated price of $1,499.99. The Microtek 50-inch P50TX1A is available for an estimated price of $1,999.99.

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