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Mitsubishi Releases LCD-40MXW300 HDTV in Japan

Monday, November 23rd, 2009


Mitsubishi is proud to announce the release of their latest energy saving HDTV, the LCD-40MXW300. This 40” LCD display features full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and comes with four HDMI ports. Other connections include composite, VGA, s-video, antenna, Ethernet, and several audio inputs. The TV features dual 10 watt loudspeakers and a headphone jack incase you don’t want to disturb people around you. Unfortunately the LCD-40MXW300 is only being released in Japan at this point and the company is not giving a lot of details about the TV. The HDTV is expected to retail for about $1784. More information will be released as it becomes available.

[via Akihabara News]

The Best HDTVs Available This Black Friday

Friday, November 20th, 2009


Are you tired of hearing about what HDTV you should buy for black Friday? Well if you’re not then Gizmodo has just released a list of the best HDTVs available this season. The list is a collaboration between the writers from Gizmodo and the writers from HD Guru.

First on the list is the only Panasonic HDTV, the TC-P54Z1 ($4000). This display features a 40000:1 contrast ratio, 1080p resolution and a 54” plasma display. What makes this TV stand out is it’s THX certification and an internal SD Card reader. Also the Z1 uses a SIBEAM 60 Hz processor that delivers accurate HD color, deep black levels and judder free movie viewing.

Two more HDTVs are from Pioneer, which is the unofficial king of plasma displays. The two TVs that made the list are the PRO-101FD ($4500) and the PRO-141FD ($4800). These are also the only two displays that are originally designed as computer monitors, but they both feature 1080p HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and come with four HDMI ports each.

Also on the list are two Samsung LED HDTVs, the UN46B8500 ($2620) and UN55B8500 ($4020). Both of these TVs feature 1080p resolution and an estimated 7000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. These displays also come with a wide array of connections including four HDMI ports, a composite, component, VGA, Ethernet and dual USB ports.

Also on the list is the LG LH90 series, which includes the 42LH90 ($1899), 47LH90 ($2399), and the 55LH90 ($3199). Featuring respective 42”, 47” and 55” displays, these HDTVs also come with the same HD (1920 x 1080) resolution as the others as well as an estimated 2000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. The LH90 series also comes with THX certification and use LED edgelight technology to create a super thin design.

Last but not least are the Sony HDTVs. The KDL-46XBR8 ($3699) and KDL-55XBR8 ($6499) feature a 1000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and 1080p resolution. Sony labels these TVs as LCD models, but also notes that they use LED edgelight technology. Sony has fitted these displays with a more features than most people will know what to do with.

[via Gizmodo]

Panasonic TC-P54Z1 HDTV Receives The Best of What’s New Award

Friday, November 20th, 2009


The Panasonic TC-P54Z1 HDTV was recently recognized as it was selected as the 2009 “Gadget” Winner at the Annual Popular Science Awards. The TC-P54Z1 won the category of “The Best of What’s New” due to its Ultra-think plasma design. The TV features full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and a 40000:1 contrast ratio. “Panasonic has a longstanding history of being an innovative company that provides cutting-edge products and because of that, has been a consistent industry leader, so the Popular Science “Best of What’s New Honor” provides great validation that we are indeed leaders in two important categories for our company: High Definition Plasmas and digital cameras,” said Robert Perry, Executive Vice President, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company. “We are honored by the recognition and will continue to manufacture products that are not only innovative, but also benefit the consumer who will be using them.”

[via WebWire]

Toshiba 46SV670U HDTV Review

Friday, November 20th, 2009


Toshiba recently released their 46SV670U HDTV. This 46” LED LCD display features full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and a 2000000:1 contrast ratio. Recently, the writers from PC Magazine got to review this TV. The first thing that the writers compliment is the look, the TV is edge-to-edge glass and has an overall sleek design that will complement any living room. The controls and setup is pretty straight forward and easy to handle. After a quick installation, the writers got to see just how good the display is. The color accuracy and brightness was almost perfect and the writers noticed virtually no motion judder. The only concern the writers found was that the 46SV670U has no internet connections. This means that anyone who wants to update the software needs to download the upgrades onto a flash drive and then plug that into the USB connection. However, the writer did conclude by stating, “Toshiba’s 46-inch Regza 46SV670U delivers the latest HDTV tech, a stylish design, and overall impressive picture quality. While the local-dimming LED-backlighting array produces very deep blacks, you’ll have to put up with some minor blooming issues to appreciate them.”

[via PC Magazine]

Panasonic Will Provide A/V Equipment for 2010 Winter Olympics

Friday, November 20th, 2009


This coming winter is the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. Panasonic is proud to announce that they have been selected to provide all the audio and visual equipment for the event. To make sure that every event and every angle is covered, Panasonic will be bringing the largest supply of AV equipment that the winter games have ever seen. Part of this is because this will also be the first time this event will be filmed and broadcasted in the HD format. To help make sure the games go with out incident, Panasonic will also be fitting the arenas with the latest in HD surveillance systems as well. Another major development is that Panasonic will provide the equipment for an HD video conference system that will allow athletes to talk to each other between towns. The system will be allow people in Whistler to talk and hear the athletes in Vancouver in HD. Panasonic has also released a short list of some of the equipment that will be used and included is 29 LED HDTVs, over 3000 regular HDTVs, 17 DLP projectors, and 1200 monitoring surveillance cameras.

[via Panasonic]

Samsung Announces New HDTV Line for Next Week

Friday, November 20th, 2009


Samsung is a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics. Today, the company has announced they new lineup of HDTVs that will be released November 22nd in time for thanksgiving weekend. The new set includes a variety of both LCD and plasma displays and range from a 22” up to a 50” display. Unfortunately, Samsung is keeping the majority of the specifications a secret until the release date.

First on the list is the LN46B500 ($849). This 46” LCD TV features full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and a 40000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. Samsung also includes dual HDMI ports and a SRS TruSurround HD audio system.

The other 500 series HDTV is the LN40B500 ($599). This TV features the same resolution and contrast as the previous HDTV, but only has a 40” screen. Fortunately though there are two HDMI ports for either a blu-ray player, game console, or any other HD device.

The smallest LCD on the list is the LN22B350 ($249). This 22” LCD screen features WXGA (1366 x 768) resolution and it comes in an elegant piano black design. Samsung has included an HDMI port as well as a PC and a headphone jack.

Next is the PN42B400 ($549), which features a 42” plasma display. Other features a 2000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, a 600 Hz refresh rate, and SRS TruSurround HD audio system.

If you want something bigger, Samsung is also releasing the PN50B400 ($699). This model features a 50” plasma display as well as a 2000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and a 600 Hz refresh rate.

As a final bonus, Samsung has also announced that they will be reducing the retail price of the PN50B530. This 50” plasma HDTV features full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and three HDMI ports. The original retail price was $1299, but it will be reduced to just under $900.

[via Samsung]

Sony Displays 280 Inch LED 3D HDTV

Friday, November 20th, 2009

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In the ongoing attempt to push 3D and LED technology onto the consumers, Sony is displaying their latest display that is meant for public areas. At the International Broadcast Equipment Exhibition in Japan, the company is proudly displaying a 280-inch HDTV that incorporates both LED lighting technology and 3D HD technology. The screen is made by combining several smaller LED screens, 70 to be exact. The display is not only meant for public areas, but can also be used outside. The major concern that people are asking though, do the TV companies expect everyone to carry 3D glasses with them everywhere they go?

[via Engadget]

Flow Charts Simplify the HDTV Selection Process

Friday, November 20th, 2009


With the holiday shopping season in full swing, many news companies are trying to release their best ways to help you find the best HDTV for you. Today, the kind members of Gizmodo have taken it upon themselves to take all the key elements of selection an HDTV and cram them into a very easy to read flow chart. Some of the key features they touch on include plasma vs. LCD, what size to get, resolution, contrast, and many more. However, ultimately the deciding factor should be what looks good for you. Click the link below to see the chart in its entirety.

[via Gizmodo]

Philips Releases Two New LCD LED HDTVs

Friday, November 20th, 2009


Philips is proud to announce today the release of two new LCD LED HDTVs, the 40PFL9704H/12 and 46PFL9704H/12. Both displays feature the latest in HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and a 5000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. Measuring at 40” and 46”, respectively, these TVs come with a sleek futuristic look and an aluminum chassis. The displays use LED backlighting technology, which allows for local diming and a much greater contrast. They also come with five HDMI ports as well as your typical component, composite, s-video, and RGB ports. There is also an Ethernet port, a USB port, and a common interface slot for good measure. Unfortunately these TVs are only being released in the UK right now. There is no word yet if these TVs will come to the USA.

[via Trusted Reviews]

Samsung Releases PN50B430 HDTV

Thursday, November 19th, 2009


Samsung has been making a name for itself recently with the release of LED HDTVs. but today, the company is proud to release a new plasma display, the PN50B430. This 50” display features only WXGA (1366 x 768) resolution and a 2000000:1 mega dynamic contrast ratio. This HDTV is designed to be an entry-level display and is capable of displaying high-quality images straight from the box. It comes with a 600 Hz sub-field drive and is excellent for sports, movies, and TV shows. The connection panel includes dual HDMI ports, a composite, component, antenna, and even an optical digital audio output. Samsung also included dual 10W stereo speakers. The best part about this HDTV is that it is currently available for a retail price of $710.

[via Big Picture Big Sound]

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