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HDTV: Boggled by Big Screen Bucks

October 5, 2005 | Author: Muneeb Mannan
Last month, I attended a press event hosted by Sharp, at which they unveiled their new 65-inch Aquos LCD 1080p HDTV: the LC-65D. It was gorgeous, and it will be available for a list price of about $21,000. As impressive as it was, the impact was reduced by the fact that I had just come from a Sony event where they announced new products, including a 60-inch rear-projection 1080p television...

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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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HDTV: Love and Loathing on the Big Screen

October 3, 2005 | Author: Muneeb Mannan
Last month, Brillian announced its 6580iFB 65-inch 1080p rear-projection LCoS television. I have seen it, and it looks gorgeous. Brillian has had a bit of a hard time building headway in the market — their deal to provide Sears with products for last year’s holiday season fell through — but their displays have always been impressive. Their press release for this announcement quotes Raymond Soneira of DisplayMate Technologies: “We conducted...

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Truth Patrol: Confused by “HDTV Experts”

September 30, 2005 | Author: Muneeb Mannan
Source: “Confused? You’re Not Alone”, by Alex L. Goldfayn, Wild Blue Yonder magazine, Sep-Oct 2005, page 47-48 Quote: “They still sell TVs that are not high-definition. Don’t buy one of those, because soon, by law, all programming will be delivered in HD.” The Truth: Well, he got the first sentence right. But from then on, it’s a disaster. The law says that all terrestrial broadcasts will have to be digital...

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VOD: Video On Demand — The Future of HDTV?

September 29, 2005 | Author: Muneeb Mannan
VOD: that stands for Video On Demand, and is part of the brave new world of “television.” Already part of many digital cable services, this service allows you to choose what you want to watch, and when you want to watch it. It’s sort of like Tivo and other video recorders, in that you can start when you want and pause if you like. The difference is that the show...

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Google HDTV?

September 28, 2005 | Author: Muneeb Mannan
Google — the juggernaut that defined the Web search market — appears poised to expand its reach. A job posting on the company Web site seeks candidates to “identify key market trends that are shaping user behavior when watching television.” Google has already discovered ways to make lots of money pairing advertisers with Web users who are looking for information on certain topics. This job posting could be an early...

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