The 579 X-Series is JVC's least expensive line of LCD televisions that falls in the mid-range of other manufacturers with a 1080p native resolution. JVC differentiates their televisions by using their own proprietary image processing technology on their "GENESSA" chip. The 2008 X-Series televisions succeed the 2007 versions, though the difference in specifications is minor. The most notable change over the 2007 models is a redesign of the cabinet for a slimmer profile and making the speakers bottomfiring. Sitting above the X-Series of televisions is the P-Series which add a built-in iPod docking station.
- 1080p native resolution
- 13,000:1 contrast ratio
- 6.5ms response time
- 500 cd/m2 brightness
- 10-bit image processor
- USB port
- ATSC/QAM tuners
- Inputs: HDMI x 3, Component x 2, Composite x 2, S-Video x 1
- Outputs: Composite x 1, Optical Audio x 1, Headphone x 1
USB Port - used to dispaly photos and slideshows on compatible Universal Mass Storage (UMS) devices.
GENESSA Chip - traditional television manufacturers house different image processing functions on different chips. JVC uses their GENESSA chip which is similar to a general purpose 32-bit CPU to handle all the image processing demans. JVC claims the integrated nature of their technology allows for clearer and more vibrant images.
The naming convention of the 579 X Series takes the form of: JVC LT-__X579, where the __ are replaced by the display size.