February 4, 2005 – Gateway Inc. yesterday introduced a 30-inch HD-ready LCD TV, the SHD-3010, at a price of $1,799.99. At 4-inches thin, the TV has an estimated useful life of 50,000 hours, twice the life of many popular thin TVs, and its widescreen format enables consumers to view movies at home in letterbox style.
The TV’s 170-degree viewing angle displays images from virtually anywhere in the room. The TV, which weighs 30.9 pounds, can be wall-mounted and measures 20.50″ high by 29.13″ wide. Pictures provide 1280 x 768 resolution, a 750:1 contrast ratio, and a peak brightness of 600 nits.
Customers can pair the LCD TV with a Media Center or standard PC, so they only need one monitor for viewing their favorite programs, enjoying digital media and performing computing tasks. A “picture-in-picture” function makes it possible to use the computer and watch TV simultaneously.