HANNspree introduced the world’s first 1920×1200 resolution 28-inch LCD TV today, the HT09.  Specage is as follows: 500 cd/m2 brightness, 3ms response time (GTG), 3000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, a built-in HD tuner, 2 HDMI and 1 VGA input, 2x 5W speakers and a universal remote.  That sure is a lot of pixels in a small frame.

The HANNspree HT09 is available now for $500.

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IRVINE, Calif., — Nov. 24, 2008 — HANNspree North America, Inc., a leading developer of lifestyle and design-centric consumer electronic products, today announced the availability of the HT09, the world’s first 28-inch (27.5” viewable) LCD HDTV with full HD 1080p resolution delivering stunning imagery and sharp picture quality typically found on most large-screen LCD televisions.

The HANNspree HT09 offers a strong price-performance value proposition, with key features that consumers demand. A multi-function display by design, the HT09 includes multiple device inputs including two HDMI ports, which allows users to connect to additional consumer electronic devices such as a PC, HD set-top box, gaming console, or a Blu-ray Disc™ player. With a built-in VGA port, the HT09 can also be used as monitor for a PC or notebook PC. Combined with full HD 1080p resolution, users enjoy an enhanced viewing experience whether watching a movie or playing a video game.

The HT09 addresses a market need for a sleek, feature-rich high-end LCD HDTV, delivering uncompromised picture quality in a compact form factor, making it ideal for areas where space is a premium. With the launch of the HT09, HANNspree re-affirms its commitment of offering a wide range of consumer electronics products that are innovative in both function and design, and deliver a strong price-performance proposition.

Additional key features of the HT09 include:

Integrated Clear QAM tuner: Ability for users to view HD channels without a set-top box.
3ms (GtG): Helps eliminate motion blur and provides smoother scene transitions.
16:10 Aspect Ratio: Maximum picture coverage when using the display in monitor-mode; ideal for gamers.
Universal Remote: Stylish remote control allowing users to program other consumer electronic devices such as a DVD player.
Built-in Digital Tuner: Compliant in advance of the February 2009. DTV transition.
Dolby Digital Surround Sound: Delivers enhanced audio experience using just two speakers.
Energy Star 3.0 Compliant

Pricing and Availability

The HANNspree HT09 is available now through select distributors including American TV (www.americantv.com), and Bernie’s TVs (www.bernies.com), as well as HANNspree retail stores in Beverly Hills, Calif., and San Francisco, with a manufacturer suggested retail price of $499.99.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."