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Alfred Poor on Video about HDTV

June 13, 2012 | Author: sysadmindgs
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of discussing HDTV and related topics with David Gewirtz of ZDNet, which he captured on video. We covered a wide range of topics, including OLED HDTVs, 3DTV, screen sizes, Smart TVs, and "direct LED" TVs. The video runs almost a full hour and was made during a Skype video call. (David has invested a lot of time and effort to develop a pretty sophisticated "Skype...

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Turn a Projector into 3D with SmartCrystal Pro

May 17, 2012 | Author: sysadmindgs
My good friend, colleague, and sometimes co-author M. David Stone alerted me to a product that he recently reviewed for PC Magazine: the SmartCrystal Pro from Volfoni. This is a device that can turn any 3D-capable front projector into one that uses passive glasses for $1,500 (street price). Inexpensive 3D projectors require you to use bulky shutter glasses, but the SmartCrystal Pro lets you wear the same inexpensive passive glasses that you...

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Beam Me Up, Samsung!

February 29, 2012 | Author: sysadmindgs
Samsung has announced the Galaxy Beam, a new Android smartphone with a difference. In addition to all the features you'd expect to find in a computerized phone for your pocket, it has one additional attraction. The phone includes a 15 lumen projector, built right in. No, this isn't a high-definition display, but the way things are progressing it may not take long to reach that. It's only standard definition (not...

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Optoma Shatters 3D Home Projector Price

August 23, 2011 | Author: sysadmindgs
Have I got a deal for you! How would you like a 55" 1080p high definition display for $1,500? Not so exciting? Okay, let's make it 70"; does that make it more interesting? I'll sweeten the pot and throw in 3D capability and support for radio frequency (RF) active glasses, still for $1,500. Do I have your attention yet? Okay, how about if I increase the size to 100"? No,...

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A 3D Apple for the Teacher

June 29, 2011 | Author: sysadmindgs
"There's not enough 3D content available!" That's the main complaint from consumers, and is one of the main reasons for the slow uptake on 3DTV-capable sets. (The other is price, but that difference is going away.) But lack of content is not just a problem for consumers; it also affects teachers. XPAND is coming to the classroom's rescue, however. The company that makes "universal" active-shutter 3D glasses is making an...

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Mitsubishi Chooses the Big Picture

May 31, 2011 | Author: sysadmindgs
It's tough to make money in the HDTV business these days. It's even tougher if you're trying to push the boulder of rear-projection HDTV up the mountain. Rear-projection DLP has been the focal point for Mitsubishi's product line, and the company has finally decided not to try to compete with the $500 flat panel market. Instead, they will only make consumer televisions that are 65" or larger, and will also...

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XPAND 3D to Tame Chaos

March 29, 2011 | Author: sysadmindgs
XPAND 3D is leading the charge to bring some sense to the active-glasses stereoscopic 3DTV market. Yesterday, the company joined with Panasonic to announce the M-3DI standard for 3DTVs, computers, and home projectors, as well as digital cinemas that rely on active shutter glasses technology. This new standard provides a communication protocol for the signals between the display and the glasses. This means that one pair of glasses will work...

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CEA Offers Individual Memberships

March 22, 2011 | Author: sysadmindgs
The Consumer Electronics Association hosts a little event in Las Vegas every January called the "Consumer Electronics Show," better known by its initials: CES. The original intent was to hold a trade show for electronics dealers, such as home stereos and televisions. Then the corporate side of the computer market got boring and Comdex went away, so the slack was picked up by CES and it became the biggest personal...

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Japanese Disaster Has Worldwide Impact on CE

March 15, 2011 | Author: sysadmindgs
Words fail. Disaster, devastation, catastrophe; nothing seems adequate to describe the situation in northern Japan. The triple whammy of earthquake, tsunami, and electrical power plant failures has resulted in the loss of tens of thousands of lives and untold billions in damages. No doubt, it will be weeks or months or even years before the magnitude of the losses can be tallied. But already the consumer electronics industry is marking...

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CES 2011: Pico Projectors Coming

January 12, 2011 | Author: sysadmindgs
Take your iPod or iPad and plop it in a handy dock to recharge; that's not unusual. The dock has speakers so you can listen to your music with room-filling sound. Also not so unusual. But look at this: The Cinemin Slice from WowWee is a docking station that includes a pico projector so you can view photos or videos from your iProduct device. Pretty cool, huh? The fact is...

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