TV Ears, San Diego, says it will unveil the first ever Senior-Friendly LCD high-definition TV at the upcoming 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
The 32-inch set includes a built-in wireless transmitter and headset, a user-friendly color-coded remote control device, and an automatic shut-off feature that engages after 4 hours of inactivity.
“We wanted to provide a state-of-the-art TV for seniors who had neither the experience nor desire to fumble with all the buttons and settings required to watch a mainstream high-definition television,” said George Dennis, founder and CEO of TV Ears. “We also wanted the set to be trouble-free and energy efficient, so we included a feature that automatically turns the television off if the volume or channel has not been changed for 4 consecutive hours, figuring that the person watching has left the room or fallen asleep.”
TV Ears’ TV will be introduced at the CES to be held in Las Vegas from January 7 to 10, at the company’s Silver Summit booth number 2911.
Dennis said “this system offers a good alternative while also helping those who have trouble hearing the dialogue on their favorite show. In doing so, we’ll bring back the family TV viewing experience for everyone in the home!”
Additionally, TV Ears TV provides an extra-large screen text for easier viewing, and comes with the company’s white glove specialty service that includes delivery with complete hookup, programming, and one-on-one instruction service of the TV and associated TV Ears headset by a technician. Customers can also call a toll-free telephone number for assistance after their purchase.
The set will be available for purchase in March 2010 on the company’s Web site, through select audiology dealers, and at specialty retailers.
[Source: TV Ears]