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Samsung Connects with 3D Content

June 1, 2011 | Author: Ibex Marketing
So you think there's not enough 3DTV content available yet? Samsung wants to sell more 3DTVs, so they are making it easier for you to find the content to watch on their sets. One of the apps available for their connected models is Explore 3D. According to a company press release, this gives you access to free content including movie trailers, music videos, and "educational content." There are even full-length...

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SID 2011: Spread the Word about 3DTV

May 25, 2011 | Author: Ibex Marketing
The day before the official start of SID Display Week 2011, I attended the Business Conference hosted by DisplaySearch. I could probably write the rest of this year's Almanac entries based just on the information that was presented that day, but I want to highlight one here. Mike Abary is the Senior Vice President of the Home Division of Sony Electronics, and his presentation covered the 3DTV market from his...

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3DTV: Here Comes the Content, Part II

May 9, 2011 | Author: Ibex Marketing
Last week, I wrote about new content being developed for the 24/7 3DTV network, 3net. This week, I need to add a quick footnote. Digital Revolution Studios (DRS) announced that they created the new series, "Bullproof", that debuted last week on 3net. The company claims that it is "the first episodic docu-reality or Sportumentary series to be shot entirely in native 3D." They have produced four one-hour episodes. The series...

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3DTV: Here Comes the Content

May 4, 2011 | Author: Ibex Marketing
It is coming slowly, but it is coming. ESPN is working hard to figure out how to do live sports in stereoscopic 3D, and the movie studios keep churning out feature films. And now comes word that the kids are not going to be left out. 3net is a joint venture by Discovery, Sony, and IMAX, which produces a 24/7 network of 3DTV programming. The company recently announced a deal...

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DisplaySearch: TV Replacement Cycle Shortens

April 22, 2011 | Author: Ibex Marketing
According to a press release from DisplaySearch, the company's new study reports that consumers worldwide continue to replace their televisions more frequently than in the past. Traditionally, consumers replaced a CRT TV with another CRT TV every 10 to 15 years. That cycle is much shorter now, and not just in the U.S. but worldwide. Clearly, the advent of high definition programming and the ever-decreasing prices for flat panel sets...

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New Hybrid Portable TVs from RCA

April 19, 2011 | Author: Ibex Marketing
At the NAB show last week, RCA demonstrated three new portable LCD TVs. All run on battery or AC power, and both can pick up standard ATSC digital television broadcast signals. What makes these two models particularly interesting is that they also can receive the new Mobile DTV signals (that I discussed last week). Two models have 3.5" LCD screens: DMT335R and DMT336R. The 335R model runs on AA batteries...

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Walmart Shrinks CE Store Space

April 18, 2011 | Author: Ibex Marketing
Walmart recently announced that it was expanding the number of HDTV models that it will offer, but that apparently will be primarily for online sales. The company has announced plans to actually shrink the display space allocated to consumer electronics products in their brick and mortar stores. Part of the move is due to their perception that the flat panel TV market has stabilized a bit, and sales growth will...

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3DTV Prediction Coming True, Part II

April 15, 2011 | Author: Ibex Marketing
Earlier this week, I pointed out that the price of active glasses for 3DTV has plummeted, now that Samsung has announced that it will sell them for less than $50. Now it appears that another point has been proven. I have contended for a long time that adding 3D support to a typical HDTV from a major brand has a marginal cost that approaches zero. It is just a matter...

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More Mobile DTV on the Air

April 12, 2011 | Author: Ibex Marketing
According to the Open Mobile Video Coalition, 76 stations in 32 U.S. markets are now on the air with Mobile DTV signals that let consumers receive station programming on mobile devices without needing to access the Internet through WiFi or data wireless broadband networks. According to Anne Schelle, Executive Director of OMVC, "Mobile DTV will reach more than 77 million households – or more than two thirds of all viewers...

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3DTV Prediction Coming True

April 11, 2011 | Author: Ibex Marketing
Remember how I said that the price of the $200 active glasses would come down sooner or later? I was expecting that to come from the third-party vendors, but it looks as though the top brands are willing to make pre-emptive price cuts in order to increase 3DTV sales. Samsung has announced that it will start providing two pairs of active glasses in the box with their entire 3DTV line-up....

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