Yes, you read that right. JVC is making sure people know its new edge-lit LCD comes without 3D or any Smart TV features. A member of the company’s BlackCrystal line, the BC50R ($800) is all about picture and sound quality; so much so that JVC is practically bragging about the fact that you can’t stream Netflix through the thing. The BC50R features 120Hz CrystalMotion video processing and JVC’s own XinemaSound 3D post-processing audio technology, which is designed to add acoustic and digital signal processes and thus kill the need for separate speakers. Three HDMI inputs and a USB port round out your connectivity options.
“Today’s television is, by and large, bifurcated into two distinct classes: the upper end, which boast superior picture quality and enhanced smart streaming connectivity; and the value-oriented end, which lacks both,” said Drew Pragliola, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at AmTran Video Corp. “With the BlackCrystal line, we’re offering consumers a middle alternative—stunning video and audio performance, but without the built-in apps and media streaming that is redundant in many consumers’ AV systems. And with the addition of the BC50R, we’re delivering it all at a new large screen size, with a gorgeous new ultra-slim, narrow-bezel design to boot.” JVC no longer is in the TV manufacturing game, as that’s now handled for them by AmTran. The BC50R should be available for pre-order later this month.
Source: Digital Trends