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Adobe Air Coming Soon to HDTVs

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Adobe is pleased to announce today that they will be bringing their new Adobe Air 2.5 software platform to HDTVs, smartphones, tablets and desktops. This will allow any app or file that can be used by Adobe Air can now be used on ever compatible screen you have. “With the release of AIR 2.5 more than three million Flash developers can now build a single game or application and easily deploy it across multiple application stores and devices,” said David Wadhwani, senior vice president, Creative and Interactive Solutions Business at Adobe. “This is a huge step forward for developers looking to build rich, engaging applications but have historically had to incur the cost of building and deploying this content across multiple devices and platforms.” The platform will see its first integration into Samsung’s SmartTV devices.

[via Gizmodo]

ViewSonic Releases VX2258wm HD Monitor

Monday, October 25th, 2010

ViewSonic is pleased to announce today the release of a brand new HD monitor, the VX2258wm. This display features a 22” monitor that can display full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, a 5ms response time, and a dynamic contrast ratio of 100000:1. “As content becomes increasingly more rich and interactive, users want to be able to take full advantage of it. People are starting to expect the same levels of interactivity on their desktop systems as they get with their smartphones,” says James Coulson, European marketing manager, ViewSonic. “The ViewSonic VX2258wm makes it easy to bring the full touch screen experience to the Windows 7 desktop.” ViewSonic has already released the display in Europe for £189 ($300).

[via Engadget]

LG Postpones 31″ OLED HDTV until 2013

Monday, October 25th, 2010

The OLED HDTV market has had rough times trying to get off the ground. One of the major supporters of this technology is LG Electronics. Today, the company announced that they are looking to develop several smaller OLED displays next year. Unfortunately all of these displays only measures between 4.5 and 5.5 inches. The bigger news though is that LG will resume manufacturing OLED HDTV screen, but not until 2013. The screen will measure about 31” but unfortunately there is no additional information available. The reason why LG is putting off bigger screen at this time is because the retail price for these displays would be amazingly high compared to other displays.

[via OLED Display]

Casio and Toppan Printing Announce World’s Smallest 1080p HD Display

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Most manufacturers will tell you then when it comes to HDTVs, bigger is better. Today, a joint venture between Casio and Toppan Printing has developed the opposite as they announce the world’s smallest full HD display. The screen measures only 4.8 inches, diagonally, but it is capable of displaying a native full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution. The display is creating using a new technology called HAST (Hyper Amorphous Silicon TFT) microfabrication technology. The companies have found a way to squeeze 458 pixels for every inch of the display panel. This is impressive considering the latest iPhone display only has 326 pixels per inch. If the companies can turn a 4.8 inch display into a 1080p display, then it is only a matter of time before a 22” display features WUXGA (1920 x 1200) resolution or greater.

[via New Launches]

Samsung Unveils New Extra Wide HD Monitors

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Samsung is proud to announce today the release of two new HD monitors that are intended for extra wide viewing. The 2243DW and 2443DW both feature the latest in LCD display technology. They also features respective 1680 x 1050 and WUXGA (1920 x 1200) resolution. What makes these displays special is that they are extra wide and come with a native 16:10 aspect ratio. These TVs both come with a RGB port, DVI, and a DisplayPort and they are also Energy Star 5.0 qualified. They also have a 50000:1 and 70000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, respectively. The TVs are suppose to be already available for €269 ($378) and €329 ($460) respectively.

[via Engadget]

NVIDIA Announces 3DTV Play Software Now Available

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Earlier this week NVIDIA announced the release of their GeForce 3D Vision Kit. Today, the company announced that their new 3DTV Play software is now available. 3DTV Play makes your 3D-Vision enabled computers compatible with the current 3DTVs. The 3D-Vision kit comes with an HDMI 1.4 output to connect to 3DTVs. NIVIDIA states that anyone who already has 3D Vision PC will receive the software as a free upgrade. The company will also bundle the software with new computers and offer it as a stand alone product. Retail price was not released.

[via 3D Display Info]

Mitsubishi WD-82738 HDTV Named Product of the Week

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Once a week, Robert Silva announces his candidate for the product of the week. This week he selected the Mitsubishi WD-82738 HDTV. This display is one of the last surviving DLP TVs and features full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and 3D technology. Silva selected this TV because of its large screen and diverse connection panel. The panel includes 4 HDMI ports, a USB port, Ethernet, and the typical composite, component, antenna ports. The Ethernet port allows the TV to connect to the internet, to provide access to a wide array of online content.

[via About]

Sony Looks to Design More Android Based Devices

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Sony only just recently released their new Google TV GT1 series. Today, the company announced that they are seriously considering employing the Google Android operating system into future electronic devices. Unfortunately though, the company did not release the names of the potential gadgets. “We’re thinking about using Android in more consumer electronics products,” said Yoshihisa Ishida, head of the company’s TV division. The GT1 series includes for TVs that range in size from 24 inches to 46 inches. The Google TV feature allows the TVs to search through a variety of sources to find content that the user wants to watch.

[via Yahoo News]

Samsung Announces New Platform Concept

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Samsung announced recently that they are developing a joint software platform that will join your cell phone and HDTV. Unfortunately though Samsung is still developing this concept, which means there is not a lot of information available at this point in time. “There is a small number of companies positioned to do this, of course, and all have holes in their stories, whether geographically, in product terms, or in terms of engaging developer communities,” said analyst John Jackson from research firm CCS Insight.

[via Reuters]

Google TV Gets Blocked By Numerous Broadcasters

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

The Google TV is supposed to be the next evolution of HDTVs. but apparently not everyone is onboard for this new system. Today, ABC, CBS, and NBC have all decided to block Sony’s new GT1 series HDTVs and Logitech’s Google TV set-top-boxes from accessing full episodes of streaming video content. In addition to those three stations. FOX is also still debating on whether or not to ban their shows as well. Google is taking the high road with this problem by stating, “Ultimately the content owners’ choice to restrict their fans from accessing their content on the platform.” According to Google, they are currently in negotiations with those who have restricted their content.

[via Wall Street Journal]

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