Nakamichi - a brand with a very rich and colorful history. For those who happened to get acquainted with the cassette tape, produced under this brand in the 70 - 80 years of the last century, he said, without exaggeration, has become a true legend. Incidentally, Nakamichi TV began producing more than ten years ago, so that visual technology for the patriarch of Japanese electronics is also not new.

Our subject today - the first and only device in a three-dimensional series of Kibo. This word in the Japanese language rather meanings. Within the meaning and emotional coloring is closest to our “hope” and is associated with the philosophical doctrine Utsukushii - the achievement of inner beauty over outer manifestation.

As befits the embodiment of such a profound philosophy, apparently the 55-inch panel is framed flashy, one might even say, ascetic. But the interesting thing: a sense of the road impeccably made things produces just a glance. And then, coming closer, you begin to see the individual details of the refined (in all senses of the word) design: assembled from solid aluminum chassis and perfectly fitting for him from the gable trehmillimetrovogo polished mineral glass. By the way, anti-glare coating works extremely efficiently, at first I even thought that the screen is slightly matt. The white bezel is decorated with familiar logo and two tiny windows - remote sensor and an IR transmitter that controls three-dimensional glasses. Learn more on!

If desired, the TV can be ordered with a black frame, but in a light design, it looks surprisingly easily and harmoniously, a rare case in which the white color is not “cooking” associations.

Signal connectors are located area, the vast majority of them look to the side, but because the connection will not cause problems for any method of mounting panel. Down directed only component and VGA-inputs, as well as the port of RG-45, which in this case does not carry the network interface functions, and receives control signals for RS-232. Another subtlety is connected to the connector USB - it is intended solely for charging the 3D-glasses, so the media to play through it will not work. Otherwise, we are dealing with a typical switching the TV top price level: four HDMI ports and two digital outputs sound - optical and coaxial. All connectors are full-size, so no clever use of adapters will be required.

Operated Television compact but weighty enough pultikom, which is surprisingly comfortable feel on your palm. Interestingly, in addition to panels on the Nakamichi its signals and apparatus responds Loewe, so if the house has a TV of this brand confusion with remote hosts are not afraid. The only moot point - the use of disk-lithium batteries, which in case of emergency at hand may not be. But is not too busy to use them more durable than alkaline batteries, and do not flow almost never.

Adjust menu is also decorated in a minimalist - no design frills like trendy translucent or full color icons, but the clarity he can not refuse, you can find the option you want and adjust in a matter of seconds. Expert picture settings are password protected, so that the share of advanced end-user installations can only adjust the two noise suppressors and the choice of the backlight. Pictures four presets: “Sports”, “Day”, “Night” and personal.

As a test source, we used a three-dimensional BD-Player Pioneer BDP-LX54. Both static and dynamic picture clarity make the most positive impression on the moving table can be easily distinguished bands, corresponding to 650 - 700 TV lines. Neither the tables nor the real cine image of any serious motion artifacts were noted, most likely, we are dealing with a system of 200-hertz refresh, although the official information on this subject is missing.

As for the “black spot”, then it shows some irregularity, typical of panels with edge LED-backlit display. When viewing at right angles to the depth of black is excellent, but depending on the viewing angle contrast changes noticeably. The point here is mostly for excessive backlight level - is to reduce its value by 30 units or less, as the shadows begin to behave decently.

Two-dimensional version of “Alice in Wonderland” Tim Burton has demonstrated an outstanding LCD screen cinematic images. The softness of the image is combined with excellent color resolution and worthy mikrokontrastom, all the subtleties of complex tonal transitions are transmitted correctly. One feels that the accuracy of video processing is much greater than the standard 10 bits.

Three-dimensional glasses are enclosed in a massive frame of the solidly black plastic, and therefore does not resemble a utilitarian device, but rather an expensive accessory for a respectable man. Optics is a pair of LCD shutter operated via an infrared link. Glasses sit on his head like a glove, they are fed from the battery, so that problems with the replacement of batteries is not expected. Included with the panel delivered two pairs at once - a nice bonus, considering that in contrast to the passive optical polarizing filter slide is usually not cheap.

3D-version of “Avatar” has demonstrated good accuracy of three-dimensional images, but the dynamic range of brightness could be wider: the darkest parts sometimes fade into the background. Special configuration does not provide volume, but the urgent need for their application and do not feel - tone when you turn on 3D correction is automatic, and the effect of Cross talk is not particularly annoying - the appearance of ghostly doubles in three-dimensional objects can be seen only in extremely rare cases.