IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - November 24, 2008) - HANNspree North America, Inc., a leading developer of lifestyle and design-centric consumer electronic products, today announced the availability of the HT09, the world's first 28-inch (27.5" viewable) LCD HDTV with full HD 1080p resolution delivering stunning imagery and sharp picture quality typically found on most large-screen LCD televisions.

The HANNspree HT09 offers a strong price-performance value proposition, with key features that consumers demand. A multi-function display by design, the HT09 includes multiple device inputs including two HDMI ports, which allows users to connect to additional consumer electronic devices such as a PC, HD set-top box, gaming console, or a Blu-ray Disc™ player. With a built-in VGA port, the HT09 can also be used as monitor for a PC or notebook PC. Combined with full HD 1080p resolution, users enjoy an enhanced viewing experience whether watching a movie or playing a video game.

The HT09 addresses a market need for a sleek, feature-rich high-end LCD HDTV, delivering uncompromised picture quality in a compact form factor, making it ideal for areas where space is a premium. With the launch of the HT09, HANNspree re-affirms its commitment of offering a wide range of consumer electronics products that are innovative in both function and design, and deliver a strong price-performance proposition.

Additional key features of the HT09 include:

--  Integrated Clear QAM tuner: Ability for users to view HD channels
    without a set-top box.
--  3ms (GtG): Helps eliminate motion blur and provides smoother scene
--  16:10 Aspect Ratio: Maximum picture coverage when using the display in
    monitor-mode; ideal for gamers.
--  Universal Remote: Stylish remote control allowing users to program
    other consumer electronic devices such as a DVD player.
--  Built-in Digital Tuner: Compliant in advance of the February 2009 DTV
--  Dolby Digital Surround Sound: Delivers enhanced audio experience using
    just two speakers.
--  Energy Star 3.0 Compliant

Pricing and Availability

The HANNspree HT09 is available now through select distributors including American TV (, and Bernie's TVs (, as well as HANNspree retail stores in Beverly Hills, Calif., and San Francisco, with a manufacturer suggested retail price of $499.99.

Product Specifications

Screen Size: 28" (27.5" viewable)
Aspect Ratio: 16:10
Resolution: 1920x1200
Response: Time 3ms (GTG)
Brightness: 500 cd/m²
Contrast Ratio: 3000:1 DCR
Viewing Angle: 160/160

Tuners: ATSC + NTSC + Clear QAM
Audio System: MTS

RF: 1x
HDMI: 2x
Component: 1x
S-Video: 2x
Composite: 2x
VGA: 1x
PC Audio Input:1x
Headphone Out: 1x

Built-in Speakers: 2
Audio Output Power: 5W x 2

Standby: < 1W
Total Power Input (W): 180W
Voltage Range (V): AC100~AC240
Power Frequency (Hz): 50~60Hz

About HANNspree

HANNspree was founded in 2002 to provide the industry with a new bold approach to the design and manufacturing of consumer electronics and information technology products under the HANNSpree, Hanns-G, and I-INC brands. Applying state-of-the-art engineering techniques to visionary design concepts, HANNspree is responsible for creating an entirely new category of design-driven, lifestyle-inspired televisions, monitors and digital picture frames. The company is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan and maintains a U.S. headquarters in Irvine, CA. For more information on HANNspree, log on to or

Contact Information: Contact Information: Erin Rippee HANNspree North America, Inc. 714-727-2727, Ext. 2750 Kelly Poffenberger Lutz PR (for HANNspree) 714-553-9071