Unsinkable wireless LCD TVs from Casio
Casio announced two new wireless waterproof LCD TVs: 8-inch Xf-800 to appear for sale late in September, and 6-inch Xf-600, to be shipped a month later.
The operation principle is: TV signal, received by an external tuner and compressed (MPEG2) is transmitted to a miniature LCD monitor over wireless IEEE802.11b, operating in 30-m radius. The TV tuner supports other video devices like VCRs, DVD players. New LCD TVs are waterproof-certified and are JIS 6 class devices.
XF-800 and XF-600 dimensions are 291x179x45 mm and 258x157x45 mm, respectively. Effective pixels: 336960 and 224640, weight 1.75 kg and 1.45 kg, respectively. Each TV tuner features a stereo system with 4-cm speakers. Tuner dimensions are 240x109x62 mm, weight is 500 g. Rechargeable batteries provide 2.5-hour operation. Besides, each features an external 12 V interface. Displays require 40 W and 37 W, respectively, tuner about 8.6 W. Each package includes a waterproof remote control.
TVs can also be supplied with miniature CK-2CS color cameras, enabling to convert a display into a remote viewer.
Expected price of Xf-800 is about $1300, Xf-600 about $1050.
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