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Category: Display Technologies

Plasma TVs a Hit for Online Shoppers!

November 28, 2005 | Author: Ibex Marketing
Black Friday. The day after Thanksgiving is more than an event; it's a phenomenon. Shoppers head for the malls in droves, and retailers count on the crowds to get the holiday buying season started. Brick and mortar stores are not the only ones benefiting from the flood of buyers; the rising tide also raises the boats of online retailers as well. PriceGrabber reports that the comparison shopping service referred online...

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HDTV Truth Patrol: Plasma Bulbs?

November 25, 2005 | Author: Ibex Marketing
From the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, by Scott Taves: "Don't know where to begin? Here are tips to sharpen your focus" Online at http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/tv/248038_hdtv12.html. Quote: "Older plasmas were subject to burn-in, meaning a static image, such as a video game icon or stock ticker, left a permanent ghost image. The costly bulbs also would lose luminescence after a few years. Current models have features to defeat burn-in and the bulbs now burn...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2005 | Author: Ibex Marketing
Yes, like many of you, I'm off today to work on a good dose of tryptophan, tamped down with some fresh-baked peach pie. So I'm going to share some of my thoughts about what we have to be thankful about in terms of HDTV and digital TV. First on my list is choice. We have a choice of technologies for our displays, and we have a choice of vendors for...

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Thin and Beautiful HDTV!

November 18, 2005 | Author: Ibex Marketing
OLEDs -- organic light-emitting diodes -- are emissive devices that are one of the most promising novel technologies that could result in a revolution in television technology. The image is fast and colorful and bright like a regular CRT, but they are as thin as a sheet of thick paper. They produce their own light, so there's no need for the backlight used with LCDs. And some companies are experimenting...

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See You in Las Vegas?

November 16, 2005 | Author: Ibex Marketing
What are you doing next year? I'm going to the HDTV Business Conference on January 4th, the day before the big Consumer Electronics Show -- CES -- starts in Las Vegas. It's put together by Insight Media, and will bring together the top executives from major companies in the HDTV industry. There will be presentations on everything from display technologies to IPTV. I'm especially looking forward to hearing about the...

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Samsung Hikes HDTV

November 11, 2005 | Author: Ibex Marketing
Last week, Samsung announced a deal with the National Football League that makes Samsung's products the "Official HDTV of the NFL." Samsung products have good coverage of HDTV display technology, including LCD, plasma, and rear-projection DLP HDTV models. This move makes a lot of sense. Samsung has long used professional sports alliances as part of their marketing strategy. Sports are one of the main reasons that people get HDTV systems,...

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Got a Minute? HDTV Survey

November 8, 2005 | Author: Ibex Marketing
As you may have noticed, Alfred Poor's HDTV Alamanac has been going for more than a month now, but we've just launched the site officially. And if you poke around the site, you'll find that I'm in the process of writing Professor Poor's Guide to Buying HDTV which is scheduled to be published here next month. But I want to make it as useful to you and other readers as...

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Pioneer Closes 2 Plasma Plants

November 7, 2005 | Author: Ibex Marketing
Pioneer is the second-leading manufacturer of HDTV plasma displays. Last week, the company announced plans to shut down two of their manufacturing plants. The company still plans to ship 2/3 more plasma panels than they did last year, up from 380,00 per year to 640,000. Even with closing a third of their production lines and this increased volume, Pioneer will still be operating the lines at less than 60% of...

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Pedal to the Metal for DLP HDTV

November 1, 2005 | Author: Ibex Marketing
Texas Instruments continues to dig for display gold on the high-speed race tracks around the country. Yesterday, the company announced a marketing agreement with the International Speedway Corporation that will make DLP HDTV products the official high-definition television at race tracks including Daytona, Taladega, Darlington, and Watkins Glen. This slipstreams right behind TI’s deal with “Hall of Fame Racing” to place DLP advertisements on their NASCAR race cars. As I...

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What’s the Right Size HDTV for Me?

October 20, 2005 | Author: Ibex Marketing
One of the biggest questions among people shopping for an HDTV is "how big should it be?" If you have an unlimited budget, you might be tempted to get the biggest display in the store. And you'd probably be making a mistake. Think about when you go to the movie theater. Do you always try to sit in the first row? Probably not; the image will be uncomfortably large. And...

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