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Category: HDTV Displays

Mitsubishi Wants HD-MTV!

December 6, 2005 | Author: Ibex Marketing
January 16, 2006 is the date for the launch of MTV's new HD music channel, MHD. (Music-High Definition, I presume?) The station will air original and aquired music-based HD content. And on Monday, Mitsubishi Electric announced that it will be the charter sponsor of the new channel. Expect to see Mitsubishi displays sprinkled around the Vail, Colorado studios that will be home to the new station, as well as the...

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Brillian Bundles Tune-Up

December 2, 2005 | Author: Ibex Marketing
Some of you may remember the early days of color TV. There was endless fiddling with the controls; people on the screen seemed to suffer from apoplexy, then jaundice, and then apparent sea sickness as you changed from channel to channel. Fortunately, color fidelity has been solved fairly well (even though engineers still quip that NTSC stands for "Never Twice the Same Color"). But as we move to high-end HDTV...

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Really H-HDTV!!

December 1, 2005 | Author: Ibex Marketing
Most of us are still mulling over our choices to enter the wonderful world of HDTV, but experiments are already underway to push pixel progress even further out. Last month, NHK showed a live demonstration of "Super Hi-Vision" TV at the 2005 World Exposition in Aichi, Japan. The images had a resolution of 7,680 by 4,320 pixels, which is more than 15 times as many pixels than a 1080p display....

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Reader Question: When to Buy?

November 29, 2005 | Author: Ibex Marketing
In my visitor HDTV survey on this site, I ask people what their #1 question about HDTV is. A lot of people ask questions similar to these: " When will the price come down?" and " Is now the time to buy?" Okay, if I could predict the future, I wouldn't be writing this Almanac. (Well, maybe I would, but I wouldn't have to try to make a living doing...

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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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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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What Does “Fully HD” Mean?

November 15, 2005 | Author: Ibex Marketing
In Alice in Wonderland, Humpty Dumpty proclaims "A word means what I want it to mean!" That's certainly a creative view of vocabulary, but it can become a barrier to effective communication when different people start using a term to mean different things. For example, take "Fully HD." Some people use it to mean 1080p displays, implying that 720p displays are somehow less than HD. The fact is that both...

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Black Friday Crystal Ball

November 14, 2005 | Author: Ibex Marketing
Black Friday, the Friday after Thanksgiving, is the biggest shopping day of the year for American retailers. It's the one day that retailers count on for getting "into the black" on their balance sheets. In the past, it was a list price event, and the sales didn't start until after Christmas Day. In recent years, the discounting has started earlier and earlier, and the stores cut prices agressively to compete...

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Cell Phone TV?

November 10, 2005 | Author: Ibex Marketing
Have you seen the ads on television where hip young people are sprawled around the city, watching their cell phone screens? The Japanese have already made watching TV content on cell phones a hit, and it looks as though some markets in our country may be ready to go for this feature in a big way. (The cell phone companies have to do something to expand their services and sales!)...

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