Loewe has a heritage of products that stand apart from the crowd; that offer something of the sculptural, design-centric look of a Bang & Olufsen, but without the price tag. It’s televisions, in particular, have always looked classic, and the ART SL LCD range builds on that with the ultra-thin – 90 mm – Art 47 and Art 42 SL.

Indeed, the range was awarded the 2008 IFA Preview Award for design achievement, an accolade determined by more than 250 journalists from mainstream and specialised press, radio and television.

The 106 and 119 cm models provide full HD resolution, 100Hz technology and 24p motion picture display, which combine combine to present video of greater sharpness, detail and movement, even during fast camera shifts. Both have HD tuners built-in, with another available as option to allow the viewing of two channels simultaneously in Picture-in-Picture (PIP) mode. The twin-tuner Art SL models also feature an integrated 250GB hard disk recorder that allows simple recording and playback of HD television content without external devices or additional remote controllers.

Other features include; Picture in Picture, DVB radio, Split Screen mode, Eco-Mode for energy saving and OPC contrast sensor for automatic adjustment of picture brightness according to surrounding room brightness. Connectivity options include; 3 x HDMI, 1 x USB, Component, RGB and PC inputs.

Pricing

The Loewe Art 47 SL costs $6,999, or $7,999 for the twin-tuner/250GB PVR variant. The Art 42 SL $5,999 or $6,999 for the twin-tuner/250GB PVR variant. Both models are available in chrome silver or high gloss black.

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