Addressing the ever-increasing demand for high technology in every room inside and outside the home, Aquavision introduced five new waterproof HD Ready LCD televisions at last week's CEDIA Expo. The Mk 1V high-performance range will consist of 17 (4:3), 19, 26, 32 and 40 inch widescreen sizes.
The most exciting new feature, which Aquavision says is unique to waterproof televisions, is the RS232 control port, enabling the television to be controlled from a compatible touch panel anywhere in the home.
The RS232 control port is fully compatible with most home automation control systems including those from Crestron and AMX. All the new models feature integrated Freeview digital and analogue tuners, a component video, S-Video and analogue PC input, twin HDMI inputs on the AVF-32-4C and AVF-40-C, single HDMI on the 17, 19, and 26 the twin HDMI inputs on the two larger screens, full scart connection and built in games.
Image quality is said to be superior to any other waterproof TV available, offering a contrast ratio of 1600:1 on the AVF-32-4C for outstanding reproduction of detail and depth of images and 1,366 x 768 pixel resolution on most of the new models. Even though these televisions are installed in steamy rooms, such as bathrooms, showers, saunas etc, the heated screen will never mist up in humid conditions.
The Mk1V range is available in three finishes: polar white, black, and Mirrorvision - when the television is off, the glass takes the form of a mirror that is perfect for shaving, make-up and so on.