Hewlett Packard (HP) has signed a distribution agreement for its line of digital televisions with US company Best Buy Co., one of the largest electronics retailer in the US.
Beginning in late April, Best Buy stores will offer HP high-definition TVs, including LCD and plasma models.
In late August, Best Buy will also add HP's MediaSmart TV in select U.S. markets. The HP MediaSmart TV allows customers to access music, movies, photos and videos stored on any PC or notebook computer.
HP's latest lines of LCD and plasma HDTVs have a dynamic contrast ratio of 6,000:1, new black levels and a 6ms response time that virtually eliminates motion blur. The 37- and 32-inch LCD models feature the HP’s Visual Fidelity technologies, which provide an advanced video pipeline that combines information about a room's ambient lighting with photorealistic sharpness enhancement and a 3D color enrichment system.
HP's 2006 line of plasma HDTVs, including 50-inch and 42-inch models, display more than 1 billion colors and have a contrast ratio of 10,000:1. They feature ultra-long life panels and integrated HDTV/analog tuners so viewers can watch HD or standard broadcasts with a cable box or off-the-air antenna.