If the Envision L42H761 was just barely, barely too rich for your blood at $1,050, AOC's looking to break the one grand mark with its newest 42-incher. The L42H861 packs a 1080p Full HD panel, a 6,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 176-degree viewing angles, 3-D comb filter, three HDMI ports, a VGA input (with audio socket) and a digital ATSC / Clear QAM TV tuner to boot. The $999.99 asking price also includes a swivel stand, but it's not scared of being hung upside your wall, either. The full release is after the jump.

AOC Launches their New 42" Full 1080p LCD HDTV

Higher resolution, 3 HDMI inputs, and easier installation all come standard with the new L42H861

Fremont, CA., July 10, 2008 – AOC announced today the launch of their L42H861, a new 42" full 1080p LCD HDTV. This latest offering from AOC takes into account that powerful performance, vivid picture quality, and a high-tech list of specifications is only part of the equation to having a great HDTV. AOC's newly designed 42-inch 1080p LCD is the marriage of beautiful design and the latest in video display technology.

AOC's L42H861 is designed with the technological and aesthetic needs of today's consumers in mind. In addition to having the latest in HD display technology and horizontal inputs for easier installation, the L42H861, unlike most HD TVs, is designed to provide stunning performance for HD, or non-HD channels. Whether using a Blu-Ray®, HD DVD Player, or gaming consoles, consumers can enjoy the best in high definition performance.

"Our new 42-inch 1080p TV is the strongest performer to date from AOC, and features a design that fits with its level of performance," said Robert Velez, Marketing Manager for AOC. "We have also taken into account that consumers are noticing their HD TVs look great on HD channels, but worse then their old TVs on non-HD channels, so we design our TVs with this in mind and the L42H861 provides top level performance on all channels," said Velez.

Product Spec Highlights:
• Full HDTV 1080p
• Horizontal input connectors
• Dynamic contrast ratio – 6,000 to 1
• Widescreen 1920x1080 lines of resolution
• 3 Digital HDMI inputs
• S/PDIF Digital Audio Out
• PC Input with Audio
• Digital ATSC and Clear QAM Tuner
• 3-D Comb Filter
• Color enhancement and noise reduction feature
• Lower power consumption than previous models

The L42H861 features an MSRP of $999.99 which gives the viewer the latest in HD technology, multiple picture modes, V-chip for parental control, and a viewing angle of more than 176 degrees all from a 42 inch screen enveloped by a glossy, newly designed sleek finish. The L42H861 also comes with a swivel stand, but is wall mount compatible with side HDMI inputs for convenience.

About AOC
AOC is a leader of HD display technology for Monitors and TVs backed by over 40 years of design and manufacturing experience. AOC has earned a reputation for selling user-friendly, technologically advanced displays with every aspect of AOC's business focusing on the development of products that fit seamlessly into consumers' digital lifestyle.

AOC displays are manufactured by TPV, one of the largest display manufacturers in the world. TPV manufactures one out of every four displays globally, including OEM's for some of the largest and most innovative name brands. This extensive manufacturing knowledge and experience translates into AOC staying ahead of the curve with the ever-changing technologies in today's digital world.
To learn more visit www.aoc.com.

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AOC unloads 42-inch L42H861 LCD HDTV for $1,000