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Category: HDTV Plasma

Plasma TVs a Hit for Online Shoppers!

November 28, 2005 | Author: Muneeb Mannan
Black Friday. The day after Thanksgiving is more than an event; it's a phenomenon. Shoppers head for the malls in droves, and retailers count on the crowds to get the holiday buying season started. Brick and mortar stores are not the only ones benefiting from the flood of buyers; the rising tide also raises the boats of online retailers as well. PriceGrabber reports that the comparison shopping service referred online...

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HDTV Truth Patrol: Plasma Bulbs?

November 25, 2005 | Author: Muneeb Mannan
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: Muneeb Mannan
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: Muneeb Mannan
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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Samsung Hikes HDTV

November 11, 2005 | Author: Muneeb Mannan
Last week, Samsung announced a deal with the National Football League that makes Samsung's products the "Official HDTV of the NFL." Samsung products have good coverage of HDTV display technology, including LCD, plasma, and rear-projection DLP HDTV models. This move makes a lot of sense. Samsung has long used professional sports alliances as part of their marketing strategy. Sports are one of the main reasons that people get HDTV systems,...

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Pioneer Closes 2 Plasma Plants

November 7, 2005 | Author: Muneeb Mannan
Pioneer is the second-leading manufacturer of HDTV plasma displays. Last week, the company announced plans to shut down two of their manufacturing plants. The company still plans to ship 2/3 more plasma panels than they did last year, up from 380,00 per year to 640,000. Even with closing a third of their production lines and this increased volume, Pioneer will still be operating the lines at less than 60% of...

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Pedal to the Metal for DLP HDTV

November 1, 2005 | Author: Muneeb Mannan
Texas Instruments continues to dig for display gold on the high-speed race tracks around the country. Yesterday, the company announced a marketing agreement with the International Speedway Corporation that will make DLP HDTV products the official high-definition television at race tracks including Daytona, Taladega, Darlington, and Watkins Glen. This slipstreams right behind TI’s deal with “Hall of Fame Racing” to place DLP advertisements on their NASCAR race cars. As I...

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Dude! I’m Watching a Dell HDTV!

October 18, 2005 | Author: Muneeb Mannan
This changes everything. Dell is a juggernaut that has grown to dominate the desktop and laptop computer markets. And now the company is setting its sights on the living room with its new large flat panel TV offerings. In addition to smaller sets, the company now offers a 37-inch LCD HDTV and a 50-inch plasma HDTV. (You can learn more about the differences between LCD and plasma in Professor Poor's...

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HDTV Lies, Damned Lies, and Specifications

October 12, 2005 | Author: Muneeb Mannan
The HDTV display manufacturers and retailers are in danger of turning specifications into a waste of the paper that they're printed on. Specifications can be important to buyers who want to comparison shop, but they are dangerous for if you don't know what's being measured and what difference it might make. Too often, people make decisions based on which model has the highest numbers. And the problem is that in...

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HDTV LCD vs Plasma: a Hidden Difference

October 4, 2005 | Author: Muneeb Mannan
Here’s an interesting fact: if you buy an LCD TV from Dell, and there’s a problem with it, you box it up and ship it back to the company. However, if you buy a plasma TV from Dell, and it should need to be serviced or replaced, the company sends a service to your home to box the display for shipping back to the company. Why the different treatment? The...

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