NEC ValueStar lineup combines PC with HDTV

nec valuestar TV/PC

Starting in January 2006, NEC will begin selling a new line of all-in-one devices under the ValueStar moniker (we’re still pretty sure they stole that name off a mini-van). Combining an HDTV display with a Windows Media Center-powered PC, the hi def Valuestar models will use their built-in hard-drives for recording functions and claim to speed-boot into TV-only mode in just 2 seconds. Price for these models will start at €2400 (about $2,900 US).