Oh, how we love peering over the Pacific to see what type of HDTVs they have over there. One of the newest is an in-house branded TV for the electronics retail behemoth AEON. The LCD may appear to be just another APEX
but this one is at least made by Samsung so it should be a bit higher quality. If one is to look at specs and deem the quality based on 'em, then this LCD would be up on the food chain especially if you consider the 129,800 Yen ($1,131) price. This is what we are talking about: 1,366 x 768 resolution, 450cd/m2 brightness, a contrast ratio of 1,200:1, and a viewing angle of 178 degrees. Not bad, eh? But check out these inputs too: 2 HDMI, 2 S-Vid, 3 composite, RGB, mini-stereo input, subwoofer out, and even a headphone jack. We aren't saying this is the best LCD on the market but for the low price and manufacturer, it's not too bad. We just wonder how good the built-in scaler is.