It’s a leap ahead and a leap backward in home entertainment systems for everyone in the world with the launch of the UPPLEVA. The UPPLEVA HDTV was just launched by IKEA and aims to simplify your furniture, Blu-Ray Player, Speakers & Subwoofers and even USB music playing systems.
The new IKEA produced TV solution will allow people to choose their size of TV they desire between 24 inches and 46 inches. There will be multiple colors instead of just the plain white version that is revealed in the official IKEA UPPLEVA video. The TV won’t forget about the Internet as it will have Wifi access built in and allow people to use their TV as a Smart TV.
The official video presents the Uppleva HD IKEA TV with these features:
- Hidden Cables
- Full HD
- Smart TV
- DIVX HD
- 400Hz MI
- Blu-Ray / DVD / CD Player
- Integrated Speakers 2.1 Sound System
- Mobile Subwoofer
- Extra Storage Compartments
- 5 Year Warranty
- 2 USB Ports
- 4 HDMI Ports
- IPOD / MP3 Input
- FM Radio
- One unified remote control
- Colored Framing for Style
The Slogan? “UPPLEVA. TV, Sound and Furniture. All in One.”
So whose behind the manufacture of the HDTV LED Smart TV components along with the speakers & technology? A company called TCL in China which is one of their largest TV manufacturers will be producing the all-in-one HDTV furniture solution. TCL is also experienced in producing mainstream Blu-Ray players.
What does TCL have to say about the new IKEA partnership? Tomson Li, TCL Group chairman, said the partnership “reflects our commitment to fully enable everyone to discover a new world of entertainment and services in an innovative design for seamless integration into your home.”
If you can’t wait to buy one of these you’ll have to wait until it’s launched in your country. The final price will be about $963 US Dollars (6500 kr & 730 Euros). You can check out IKEA.com to find out launch dates.
Watch the video below of the IKEA UPPLEVA launch:
Description from the IKEASWE Video: IKEA introduces UPPLEVA, a completely new range that integrates smart TV and sound system with furniture. UPPLEVA brings beauty and functionality to the living room, solving the problem of cable clutter and miss-match between TV and furniture.
You will find UPPLEVA in Stockholm, Milan, Paris, Gdansk and Berlin in June 2012. During autumn 2012 UPPLEVA is available in all of the stores in Sweden, Italy, France, Poland, Denmark, Spain, Norway and Portugal , and during spring 2013 in even more countries.