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RCA Unveils Blu-ray Players and 3DTVs

RCA announced that it is launching new Blu-ray Disc (BD) players, 3D LED backlit LCD TVs and more at CES 2011.

Unedited press release follows:

RCA Returns to CES With Full Selection of High-End TV, Mobile Digital TV, Home and Business Telephones, Home Appliances, Blu-ray™, iPad and iPhone Speaker Systems

More than 60 new RCA products introduced at annual Consumer Electronics Show
2011 International CES

LAS VEGAS–RCA returns to the floor of the International CES this week with more than 60 new products available for retailers, including a host of new technologies that will soon reach electronics consumers throughout the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. RCA can be found in Central Hall #13338, under the “RCA Welcome Home” banner.

Interactive Android TV products, 3D TV, a wide assortment of Plasma, LED, and LCD high-definition TV models, Mobile Digital Television for “on the go” viewing of broadcast programs, fully-featured business and residential telephones, Wi-Fi and portable Blu-ray™ players, and speaker systems designed for popular tablets and mobile phones are all part of the selection offered under the RCA brand. This year’s CES is the first to showcase a variety of “white goods” for the kitchen – including a line of RCA home microwave ovens.

The latest market research on the RCA brand confirms that U.S. consumers regard RCA as a trustworthy and familiar brand name best known for offering affordable, quality electronics products. The 2011 lineup of more than 60 new products from RCA brand licensees insures that consumers will have a complete selection to consider in a variety of categories.

Big Screen to Small Screen Innovations
Dozens of new TV models are coming to the market for consumers in countries throughout the Americas including Android-based interactivity. The full line-up of big screen high-definition models includes screens in all popular technologies, including Plasma, LED backlit LCD, standard LCD, and combination TV/DVD products to simplify DVD playback in screen sizes from 19-inch to 46-inch.

RCA is showing LED backlit LCD sets that offer three-dimensional viewing (3D) with the addition of active shutter glasses and a 3D content source.

With nearly 70 U.S. TV broadcasters now transmitting in the new ATSC Mobile Digital TV format, RCA is also introducing handheld 3.5” and 7” portable TV models that offer the ability to receive both standard ATSC and Mobile DTV signals – an industry first. And a tiny RCA tuner/receiver will soon be available for a video-equipped van or other vehicle to allow easy reception of the new “on the go” transmissions.

A Phone for Every Desk
New residential telephone products from RCA are now reaching stores, with a full line of 14 models on display at CES, some for the Latin American market and others designed for U.S. consumers. RCA DECT 6.0 Digital models are available as standalone phones, with digital answering systems, or as corded home desktop phones. Intercom functions and call transferring between home phones are both available features, and a “Home Hub” phone is also coming soon with security accessories such as door bell, thermometer, burglary alert, and smoke alert capability.

RCA business phones include a variety of 2-line and 4-line models offering features such as multiple handsets, cordless headsets, and call attendant and call routing features. The latest innovation for RCA business telephone buyers is an 8-line small business phone system that can accommodate multiple corded base telephones.

Portable & Wi-Fi Blu-ray™, Speaker Systems for iPad
New audio products from RCA include a convenient portable Blu-ray™ player that can easily connect to a big-screen display and an RCA Blu-ray™ player with Wi-Fi capability for viewing web-based content from VUDU, Pandora, and other sources.

A selection of RCA speakers systems specifically designed to operate with the iPad and iPhone will be revealed at CES, including a low-profile model with wall-mount capability, and a model with a 40-watt amplified speaker. A free app available with the RCA iPad/iPhone speaker systems unlocks and enhanced features.

About RCA: RCA is one of the most recognized names in the electronics industry, delivering innovative and reliable technology that has been entertaining families for over 90 years. Consumers throughout the world depend on the RCA brand to provide products and services that feature the latest technology and design, are easy to use, and deliver the highest value and longevity. It’s no wonder why generations of families continue to rely on the RCA brand for their home entertainment and lifestyle. RCA is a global trademark administered by RCA Trademark Management SAS of Technicolor SA.