Month: May 2006

Bigger Glass for LCD HTVs

May 3, 2006 | Author: Ibex Marketing
Last week, LG.Philips celebrated the completion of its 7th generation LCD panel manufacturing plant. LCD plants are described by generations to denote the size of the glass substrates that are used. Larger substrates mean that larger displays can be made more efficiently, which manufactures (and consumers) hope will result in lower prices. This new plant uses sheets of glass that are 1,950 by 2,250 mm, which is about 6.6 feet...

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Better than HDTV?

May 2, 2006 | Author: Ibex Marketing
HDTV is great; the detail compared with standard television is amazing. But is there life after HDTV? To paraphrase Mel Brook's Two Thousand Year Old Man character, "there's something bigger than HDTV." The Japanese public broadcaster NHK brought their "Super Hi-Vision" -- or SHV for short -- demo to the U.S. this month, broadcasting images recorded in from New York City to screens in Las Vegas. What is SHV? It...

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HDTV IPTV coming in Germany

May 1, 2006 | Author: Ibex Marketing
Germany's Deutsche Telekom has been stringing fiber optic cable throughout ten cities, as part of a $3.7 billion build-out that will eventually cover 50 cities. Test operations are starting this month, with select customers enjoying about 100 channels, both from cable and satellite feeds. Other services include movies on demand and VOIP. One key component is a media receiver from Linksys (now part of Cisco) that has an 80 GB...

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