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Category: HDTV Displays

How Low Can They Go?

February 3, 2012 | Author: Ibex Marketing
Sorry, folks, but I cannot resist this one. I really struggle to refrain from the breathless "Wow! Look at how low this price is!" type of story because it gets old and it's inevitable that someone can come up with a deal that tops whatever you've found. But I have to give in to this one. Why? It's a set from a top tier brand. It's a deal from a...

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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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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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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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“Dragon TV” Will Let You Talk to Your HDTV

January 13, 2012 | Author: Ibex Marketing
Okay, before I get to my point, I have to stage a little hissy fit that is related to the topic. The topic is the news that Nuance has announced "Dragon TV" which will let future televisions understand your spoken command. And an enormous number of my colleagues in the technical press have written about this as a great advance in"voice recognition." And it's not. "Voice recognition" is the recognition...

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Running into a Burning Building?

January 10, 2012 | Author: Ibex Marketing
You can't tell the players without a scorecard. In yesterday's Almanac entry, I told you about personal computer maker Lenovo's surprising entry into the HDTV market. Today, it's time for turnabout. If there's a technology market that is worse than the HDTV business in terms of slim profit margins, cut throat competition, and distribution challenges, it's the personal computer market. It's so bad that the industry leader HP announced plans...

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HDTVs Get Smarter

January 9, 2012 | Author: Ibex Marketing
One of my public speaking topics in recent years was "Why Your Next Computer Will Be a Television." Even without the network-connected "Smart TV" features that are commonplace now, HDTVs have long relied on powerful processors and other components that outperform the standard desktop computers of not-so-long ago. But even back when I gave this talk, I don't think I foresaw how far this aspect has develop in such a...

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Big OLED TVs Coming…

January 4, 2012 | Author: Ibex Marketing
I know, I should be excited. I was hoping that maybe there'd be a viable 32" OLED HDTV on the market sometime this year, but I wasn't holding my breath. And here comes the news that LG will be showing a 55" monster of an OLED HDTV at CES in Las Vegas next week. Fifty-five freakin' inches! That's crazy! This tells us that they apparently don't need polysilicon for the...

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Tablets Are Changing Television

January 3, 2012 | Author: Ibex Marketing
A company named Ooyala released an interesting VideoMind Video Index report last fall (free sign-up required). The report has a lot of fascinating information about how much time people spend watching online video on various types of devices and what type of content they watch, but this is the chart that I found most interesting: One interesting take-away is that people are more likely to complete a video when watched...

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