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Samsung Connects with 3D Content

June 1, 2011 | Author: Ibex Marketing
So you think there's not enough 3DTV content available yet? Samsung wants to sell more 3DTVs, so they are making it easier for you to find the content to watch on their sets. One of the apps available for their connected models is Explore 3D. According to a company press release, this gives you access to free content including movie trailers, music videos, and "educational content." There are even full-length...

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SID 2011: Spread the Word about 3DTV

May 25, 2011 | Author: Ibex Marketing
The day before the official start of SID Display Week 2011, I attended the Business Conference hosted by DisplaySearch. I could probably write the rest of this year's Almanac entries based just on the information that was presented that day, but I want to highlight one here. Mike Abary is the Senior Vice President of the Home Division of Sony Electronics, and his presentation covered the 3DTV market from his...

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SID 2011: It Begins…

May 17, 2011 | Author: Ibex Marketing
I'm inLos Angeles, and today marks the official start of the Society for Information Display (SID) Display Week 2011. For those of you who may not be familiar with it, this is the organization for the people who do the research and development that leads to the amazing devices that let us enjoy high definition and mobile video wherever and whenever we want. This conference is great fun for me...

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3DTV: Here Comes the Content

May 4, 2011 | Author: Ibex Marketing
It is coming slowly, but it is coming. ESPN is working hard to figure out how to do live sports in stereoscopic 3D, and the movie studios keep churning out feature films. And now comes word that the kids are not going to be left out. 3net is a joint venture by Discovery, Sony, and IMAX, which produces a 24/7 network of 3DTV programming. The company recently announced a deal...

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DisplaySearch: TV Replacement Cycle Shortens

April 22, 2011 | Author: Ibex Marketing
According to a press release from DisplaySearch, the company's new study reports that consumers worldwide continue to replace their televisions more frequently than in the past. Traditionally, consumers replaced a CRT TV with another CRT TV every 10 to 15 years. That cycle is much shorter now, and not just in the U.S. but worldwide. Clearly, the advent of high definition programming and the ever-decreasing prices for flat panel sets...

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Walmart Shrinks CE Store Space

April 18, 2011 | Author: Ibex Marketing
Walmart recently announced that it was expanding the number of HDTV models that it will offer, but that apparently will be primarily for online sales. The company has announced plans to actually shrink the display space allocated to consumer electronics products in their brick and mortar stores. Part of the move is due to their perception that the flat panel TV market has stabilized a bit, and sales growth will...

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3DTV Prediction Coming True

April 11, 2011 | Author: Ibex Marketing
Remember how I said that the price of the $200 active glasses would come down sooner or later? I was expecting that to come from the third-party vendors, but it looks as though the top brands are willing to make pre-emptive price cuts in order to increase 3DTV sales. Samsung has announced that it will start providing two pairs of active glasses in the box with their entire 3DTV line-up....

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XPAND 3D to Tame Chaos

March 29, 2011 | Author: Ibex Marketing
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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Japanese Disaster Has Worldwide Impact on CE

March 15, 2011 | Author: Ibex Marketing
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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15 Million 3DTVs by 2012

March 9, 2011 | Author: Ibex Marketing
Futuresource has announced a study that predicts an installed base of 15 million 3DTVs in the U.S. by the end of next year. They point to the increased content that is becoming available as the driving force behind this forecast. And other prognosticators are saying that this figure is way too high, especially when you consider how long it took HDTV to get traction. I take a different view. According...

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