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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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A Sound Idea

February 2, 2012 | Author: sysadmindgs
Futuresource Consulting has just released a free analysis report that highlights their observations about consumer electronics products and trends at CES 2012. One of the points that they made in their announcement press release caught my attention: Ever-thinner TV displays boosted interest in speakers, soundbars and home theatre systems. I confess that I've been a bit puzzled over the fascination with thin when it comes to HDTVs. I understand that...

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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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Mitsubishi Abandons LCD HDTVs

March 24, 2011 | Author: sysadmindgs
When you've got an also-ran share of an enormous market and there are no signs that you can make a substantial dent in the leaders' share, what can you do? Mitsubishi has decided that if you can't beat them, quit. In a press release last week, the company announced that it was leaving the LCD HDTV business. Instead, it will focus on its DLP rear projection HDTVs as well as...

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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: 3D Glasses Improve Rapidly

January 6, 2011 | Author: sysadmindgs
"Those goofy glasses." It's one of the biggest stumbling blocks for 3DTV with many consumers, and I can't blame them. Many of the active shutter glasses look like something out of a 50s science fiction B movie. And the passive glasses that you get in the movie theaters make Buddy Holly and Elvis Costello's eyewear look stylish. But CES 2011 is full of new ideas for glasses. (No, the show...

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CES 2011: 3Takes on 3DTV

January 5, 2011 | Author: sysadmindgs
CES 2011 Day -1: No, the show doesn't open until tomorrow, but I arrived in Las Vegas yesterday because it starts two days early for the press. So I had a bunch of events to deal with yesterday. There are a lot of interesting themes emerging already, but I was particularly interested by three different views on 3DTVs that I encountered at last night's events. First, I got my first...

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XPAND 3D Glasses on Amazon

October 26, 2010 | Author: sysadmindgs
XPAND has announced that its new Universal X103 3D glasses are available for pre-order on Amazon. Priced at $129, they cost less than some of the glasses available from the 3DTV manufacturers, but are designed to work with "any 3D-ready display, regardless of brand" according to the company. (I do not have every brand of 3DTV available to me here, so I have not had the opportunity to test the...

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‘Tis the Season

October 7, 2010 | Author: sysadmindgs
Ho, ho, ho, the holiday buying season is upon us. On Tuesday, I received what I think was my very first holiday sales pitch for consumer electronics. Judge for yourself; here's the heading graphic: CompUSA is a division of Tiger Direct, and the company has a reputation for aggressive marketing and attractive prices. (This particular email had a 55" RCA 240 Hz LCD HDTV from RCA for $999.99, and a...

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