Uniden intros digital tuner-less 1080p LCD TVs


In an age where companies are scrambling to combat the sinking prices of LCD HDTVs, Uniden decided to make no bones about where it was trimming the fat, as it introduced a pair of 1080p sets that are devoid of an internal digital TV tuner. While they both keep the same iMac-esque appearance with that semi-transparent, glossy white bezel, the 42-inch TL42AZ1 and 37-inch TL37AZ1 both include a pair of HDMI and component inputs as well as a soon-to-be-useless analog tuner. The sets are apparently targeting consumers who use their TV primarily for gaming or multimedia activities, or to customers who prefer to use a set-top-box to receive digital and HD content. Of note, the firm also released a 19-inch TL19TX1 (pictured after the jump) that rings up around $382, but it does manage to include a digital tuner at the expense of an analog flavor. Pricing for the 42-incher looks to be around $1,469, while the 37-inch iteration will demand just $1,142, and all three sets should begin shipping in late July.