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A Day Made of Glass: the Sequel

February 6, 2012 | Author: Ibex Marketing
Were you one of the 17 million who have watched Corning's "A Day Made of Glass" since it was posted last year? I know that I watched it at least a half-dozen times. And I remember thinking that it was so cool that just about all the technology required to make everything in that video happen exists today; in many cases, it's available in shipping products. Well, they've done it...

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We Call It “Television”

January 30, 2012 | Author: Ibex Marketing
There's an interesting discussion going on in one of the LinkedIn Groups that I belong to, and I find that I've been thinking a lot about it for the past few days. The topic of the conversation is that the industry has not settled on what to call this new and rapidly developing technology landscape that delivers video entertainment to us at home and on the go. Some of the...

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Great Gift for Grandparents

January 26, 2012 | Author: Ibex Marketing
Okay, I think that this finally is my last CES 2012 post, at least for now. Today, I want to tell you about a product that won an an International CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Award: TelyHD. This is essentially a dedicated network media player that only has one application: Skype. It runs on Android, and connects to any display with an HDMI port. It accesses the Internet through...

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Google TV Lives!

January 24, 2012 | Author: Ibex Marketing
After last year's disappearing act at CES 2011, Google TV came back strong at CES 2012. Google announced partnerships with major players including Sony, LG, VIZIO, and newcomer to the Smart TV market, Lenovo. (Logitech was conspicuously absent from the list.) Consumer demand for "over-the-top" streaming video over the Internet is growing by leaps and bounds, and Google is certainly in a position to manage and deliver the oceans of...

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CES 2012: Sleeper Subject of the Show

January 23, 2012 | Author: Ibex Marketing
No, I wasn't at CES this year, but I followed the event closely and since a lot of companies thought I was going to attend, I got the usual flood of press releases and invitations. As a result, I've got sort of a 30,000 foot perspective on the show this year. While there was a lot of coverage about 3DTV and OLED technology and motion remote control in the television...

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Another Passive 3DTV

January 20, 2012 | Author: Ibex Marketing
At CES 2012, Westinghouse Digital joined the ranks of manufacturers offering passive 3DTV technology, along with LG, Vizio, Panasonic, and Toshiba. The company announced that it plans to ship the 47" W47S2TCD later this spring with a list price of $899, including four pairs of glasses. This means that this technology will now be available from one of the lower-priced brands on the market. I don't see this as the...

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Look, Ma! No Box!

January 19, 2012 | Author: Ibex Marketing
One of the most curious developments to come out of CES 2012 for the television industry was the announcement from DIRECTV and Samsung. The two companies are going to partner by building set-top box functionality into a line of Samsung Smart TVs. This becomes curiouser when you add the fact that Verizon and LG made a similar announcement. The Samsung sets will connect to a DIRECTV DVR set-top box, so...

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Glasses-Free 3D HDTV Coming This Year!

January 18, 2012 | Author: Ibex Marketing
Okay, your wishes have been heard and the display gods are going to give you what you asked for. Just remember that when you get it, I told you so. One of the big splashes at CES 2012 was the unveiling of Toshiba's monster 55" 3D HDTV, and to the breathless adoration of the technology press, it doesn't require that you wear glasses to see the 3D images! But wait,...

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A True LED HDTV

January 16, 2012 | Author: Ibex Marketing
One of the most interesting stories to come out of CES 2012 is about a pair of technology demonstration displays that were tucked away in the Sony booth. Labeled "CrystalLED", these 55" HDTV panels were quite different from any other display that has been marketed as an "LED HDTV" in recent years. These panels actually were LED displays, using discrete, individual LED components for each sub-pixel in the 1080p display....

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Five Rings in 3D

January 12, 2012 | Author: Ibex Marketing
Yup, sales of 3DTVs have been lower than what some people have predicted, or that what manufacturers had hoped for. The reason is not the goofy glasses or the high prices. You now pay little more to get 3D support in a television, and people are just fine with wearing the glasses in the local cinemas. The problem is simple; there's not a compelling library of 3D content available. But...

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