NEWS: Buy a wooden TV and help save the planet

Worried about your green credentials? Well now you can watch TV and help save the planet at the same time, if the latest claims from Currys and Dixons are to be believed.

How so? Well, while most TVs are available in black or silver plastic finishes these days, the two electrical retailers are offering this 19in Swedx LCD TV in a range of three wooden finishes. It's yours for £350.

Yes, you read that correctly – the Tree-V (ho, ho) range is available with a choice of three wooden frames, in Ash, Sapele or Beech, made from sustainable forest sources, as is the matching pedestal.

The 19in widescreen LCD panel is supplied by Samsung, and all the sets have built-in Freeview and analogue tuners, HDMI connectivity and are HD-ready.

"We're delighted to be the exclusive stockist of the Tree-Vs from Swedx," says DeVere Forster, ecommerce director for "They are high-spec televisions with frames constructed from all-natural, renewable, sustainable, recyclable resources. Owning a Tree-V is a great way of making a small contribution to planet earth while watching it on telly at the same time."

Manufactured in Sweden, the Tree-V range will be available in Currys stores and from Dixons website in time for Christmas.

So if it's too cold to nip out and hug a tree on Christmas Day, you can just hug the telly instead.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.