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Another 42in LCD TV goes on sale for under £300

£300 appears to be the new entry point for 42in LCD televisions and suddenly makes having a pair of those sitting on a desk suddenly more affordable.

After the VIDA 421080 (whose price has now been hiked to £320), Ebuyer now stocks the Hannspree SK42TMNB which the company defines as having a "minimalistic design" with "superior AV performance". Its design features a "reflective material" that's "reminiscent of a black mirror finish".

Why manufacturers think that glossy, dust & fingerprint magnet surfaces are sexy is still beyond us. The TV has a glass reinforced base with zero-watt technology support through a power saving switch, a personal video recorder with time shift functionality, an automatic ambient light sensor and a "24P reality" theater mode.

The SK series also comes with Dolby Digital certified speakers, a pair of 8W embedded models. The rest of the configuration reads as follows; a 42in diagonal size, a 1,920 x 1,080 pixels resolution, Freeview, a 4000:1 contrast ratio, a brightness of up to 450cd/m2, two HDMI ports, SCART, VGA, one USB port, HDMI Line Input: Share PC,AV R/L Audio Input (AV only), Component R/L Audio Input, PC Line Input, Audio Output (R/L), SPDIF Output (Optical) and Earphone Output.

The device consumes a maximum of 150W when in use and less than half a watt when on stand-by.

Source : Ebuyer

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