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Category: HDTV Plasma

Roll-Up the TV

January 19, 2006 | Author: Ibex Marketing
A 50" TV takes up a lot of space, no matter what technology you use. And they get pretty heavy; a plasma panel that size can weigh 100 pounds or more. Imagine an HDTV that disappears when you're not watching it. It can be done. Instead of using glass substrates to create the panels, you can use plastic that is thin and flexible. In theory at least, you could then...

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How to Make a Fortune in HDTV

January 17, 2006 | Author: Ibex Marketing
One of my favorite jokes goes something like this: Q: How can you make a small fortune in the HDTV business? A: Well, first you start with a large fortune, and .... Given the steep competition between technologies, and between manufacturers within the same technology segment, many business strategies seem to be a race to see who can lose the most money the fastest. Competition for retail customers is also...

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CES 2006: HDTV Conference

January 13, 2006 | Author: Ibex Marketing
Wow -- where did this week go? I've been digging through all the information I picked up at CES in Las Vegas (plus catching up on all the work that accumulates when you're away from your desk for a week). And I still haven't given a summary of the HDTV Business Conference that was held on Wednesday, January 4, sponsored by Insight Media and Elliot Schlam Associates. It was an...

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LG Aims for #1 Spot

January 6, 2006 | Author: Ibex Marketing
CEO and Vice Chairman of LG Electronics, S.S. Kim, recently stated that he intends to make his company first in the worldwide television market. According to a press release by SpatiaLight, LG will use SpatiaLight's LCoS imagers to create a 71" rear-projection HDTV. This is interesting news, but SpatiaLight's release contained a startling statement: "LG expects that LCoS televisions will cause a sensation in the marketplace because of their price...

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Reader Question: PC/TV Plasma Bargain?

December 27, 2005 | Author: Ibex Marketing
I just ran across an ad for a 42" plasma TV that has PC input and can double as a computer monitor. When I investigated further, I found that the 42" screen has a resolution of 852 by 480 pixels. Wow! By comparison, a 19" LCD monitor normally has 1,280 by 1,024. The pixels on the plasma TV must be the size of a dime. Is this a VGA input?...

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New High Resolution Plasma Panel for HDTV

December 15, 2005 | Author: Ibex Marketing
Fujitsu Hitachi Plasma Display has demonstrated a 42-inch plasma display with 1080p resolution: 1,920 by 1080 pixels. The panels are slated to go into production in 2007, at which time you may see them showing up as HDTVs under the Hitachi brand. This high resolution at this size is unremarkable for LCD panels, but is an important development for plasma displays. There is precious little 1080p content available at this...

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USA CRT Plant to Close

December 14, 2005 | Author: Ibex Marketing
Matsushita announced recently that it plans to close the CRT manufacturing plant in Troy, Ohio, which it owns in partnership with Toshiba. The plant builds CRTs for use in televisions, sold under a variety of brand names including Panasonic. Declining sales for CRTs in the face of the rising popularity of flat-panel LCD and plasma models led to the decision, and the plant is slated to close in February, 2006....

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Truth Patrol: Plasma HDTV Amazing Facts!

December 7, 2005 | Author: Ibex Marketing
Source: "The Face of TV to Come: Plasma Vs. DLP," by Phil Conner, Plasma TV Buying Guide Quote: "Plasma, by contrast, uses a small electric pulse for each pixel to excite the rare natural gases argon, neon, and xenon (a k a "phosphors") to produce the color information and light. As electrons excite the phosphors, oxygen atoms dissipate. These rare gases actually have a life and fade over time. Manufacturers...

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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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