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JVC introduces GD-42X1 42in LCD monitor for critical monitoring applications
JVC Professional Products has introduced its new GD-42X1 LCD monitor, a 42in wide-gamut HD monitor that offers native HD 1920 x 1080 resolution with a 50,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. Its picture engine accurately reproduces natural colors and clear pictures with an algorithm that analyzes color distribution in each frame of the input signal.
With its preset professional color profiles, the GD-42X1 is ideal for a wide range of critical monitoring applications, such as broadcast, photo analysis and display, medical imaging, CCTV surveillance and digital signage applications. For more exact image settings, the GD-42X1 also features 52 on-screen image adjustment properties, which allow fine-tuning of color, tint, gamma and more. In addition, each unit’s gamma curve is adjusted prior to shipping to ensure precise grayscale characteristics.
Digital still photographs taken using sRGB or Adobe RGB color space are faithfully reproduced on the GD-42X1, thanks to its wide color gamut and Adobe RGB compatibility. A 12-bit-per-color processor upconverts 8-bit PC or video signals into 12-bit deep color signals to ensure smoother gradation, regardless of the original source. Plus, built-in noise reduction for moving and still images detects picture noise in each of the 16 frequency areas in real time, while a high-precision interpolation algorithm significantly reduces motion blur in moving pictures.
Housed in a black and silver cabinet with an ultra-slim profile and removable stereo speaker, the GD-42X1 features a swiveling stand with three-step height adjustment for tabletop use as well as VESA holes for wall mounting. There are three HDMI inputs and an RGB input for VGA, component and composite sources. The monitor also offers RS-232C control, and monitor calibration (gamma and white balance) software is available.