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DTV Tuners Coming Soon to Hotels

According to FCC regulations, all 25-to-35-inch TV sets sold to hotels and other lodging establishments in the United States must include digital tuners by March 1, 2006. In accordance, LG Electronics introduced three DTV products this week at the International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show in New York City.

The company's 32- and 27-inch CRT SD receivers are meant to complement LG's current line of flat-panel plasma and LCD HD sets--all developed specifically for the lodging industry, according to a statement from LG. The tuners, at least to begin with, will be used for local terrestrial HD signals.

The LG CRT model (DU-27FB32C) features a flat picture tube multiple protocol interface technology for PPV control. This model and two others under LG's Zenith brand name, the 32-inch model (H32H38DT) and its 27-inch set (H27H38DT) are built with LG's fifth-generation DTV reception circuitry.

FCC regulations now call for all-sized TV sets to include DTV tuners by March 1, 2007 (HD Notebook, Nov. 9, 2005).