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Zenith C32V46 32" 4:3 HDTV-Ready TV

Zenith C32V46 32" 4:3 HDTV-Ready TV

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  • 32-inch 4:3 aspect-ratio TV with HD-ready1080i resolution; 36.4 x 27 x 22.4 inches (W x H x D)
  • Faroudja DCDi line doubling eliminates jagged lines and artifacts along diagonal lines
  • Scan velocity modulation improves definition at picture edges
  • Stereo speakers with 7 watts per channel x 2; Dolby Virtual surround processing simulates surround sound from any 2 speakers
  • DVI direct-digital input offers optimal connection with a DTV set-top box; offers 2 HD component-video inputs and front AV connections


Zenith's C32V46 HD-ready big-screen television features a 32-inch flat, fine-pitch picture tube and a number of high-definition features that provide amazing picture clarity. Hook the set up with a DTV receiver for full-resolution HD reception through its DVI (digital visual interface) or component-video terminals. Onboard DCDi line doubling (provided by the video-technology leader Faroudja) doubles the number of scan lines for a cinemalike effect, eliminating jagged lines and artifacts along diagonal lines and bringing all input sources to high-definition 1080i resolution.

The C32V46 performs 3:2 pulldown detection and reversal, a handy feature for watching progressive-scan movie programs in their native 24-frame format. Digital video mastering introduces a common distortion when adjusting 24 frames-per-second movies to 30 fps video; 3:2 pulldown digitally corrects this distortion, removing the redundant information to display a film-frame-accurate picture.

Special 16:9/4:3 aspect-ratio correction lets you view feature-length movies in either their original widescreen format (16:9) or in regular TV format (4:3), with no loss of resolution--the set devotes all available lines to the letterboxed image, wasting none on the black bars above and below. Single-tuner PIP (picture-in-picture) lets you watch a TV station and a video input simultaneously.

A 3D Y/C comb filter combines the adaptive digital processing of a 3-line digital comb filter with 3-D motion detection. This eliminates hanging dots and color noise on stationary images, as well as reducing "dot crawl" and overall picture noise. Scan velocity modulation dynamically varies the scanning speed of the electron beam to create clear, well defined images for the sharpest picture possible. Zenith's Dynamic Focus aligns the red, green, and blue color beams in the center of the screen to ensure accurate side-to-side focus.

Inputs include the above-mentioned DVI digital in, 4 composite-video and 3 S-video/composite-video sources (including stereo audio for each), and 2 high-definition component-video inputs. A set of convenient front-panel inputs (with S-video) fosters easy hookups with a camcorder or gaming console, and a set of composite-video/stereo analog-audio outputs lets you route a signal to a VCR, DVR, or surround receiver.

Other features include color temperature control (which lets you adjust the ambiance of the screen's picture between warm, mid, and cool presets), built-in stereo speakers (7 watts per channel x 2), Dolby Virtual surround sound, trilingual menus (English, French, and Spanish), and MTS/SAP audio broadcast.

What's in the Box
TV, remote control, remote batteries, and a user's manual.

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