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LG Releases 32LD345 HDTV in India

Friday, November 26th, 2010

LG is proud to announce that a new HDTV is now available through out India, the 32LD345. This TV features a 32” LCD screen that can display WXGA (1366 x 768) resolution and a 70000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. The main feature for this display is its audio capabilities. The screen features dual 10 watt speakers and uses the latest in SRS technology to provide the best audio possible. The control panel features a diverse selection. It includes a composite, HDMI, RGB, component, and an antenna connection. Unfortunately there is no retail price available. There is also no information on if this display will be released into the USA.

[via Blog Mera]

Acer Releases HS244HQ HD Monitor

Friday, November 26th, 2010

Acer is proud to announce the latest addition to their HD monitor lineup, the HS244HQ. This 24” screen can display full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and a 12000000:1 contrast ratio. The monitor uses the latest in LED backlight technology to create a thin bezel and impressive image quality. To take it a step farther, the screen also features 3D technology and uses active shutter glasses. The HS244HQ is available now through certified retailers. However, the retail price was not released.

[via 3D Display Info]

XpanD X103 3D Glasses Out of Stock Again

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Earlier this month, XpanD announced the release of their X103 3D glasses and immediately they were sold out. After a restock, the company is happy and frustrated to announce that for a second time, these glasses are out of stock. The popularity of these glasses is the fact that the company states that they are universal glasses and can be used between manufacturers. The glasses are also battery operated and can run for up to 100 hours between charges. The retailers are still accepting orders and expect to be restocked soon. The retail price for the X103 glasses are $129.

[via 3D Display Info]

Samsung Reduces Price of 3D Starter Kit

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Do you remember Samsung’s original 3D Starter Kit, the SSG-P2100T. Today, the company announced that this kit is being reduced in price from its original $350 down to $233. The kit comes with two pair of active shutter glasses and a copy of the 3D Blu-ray movie, Monsters Vs Aliens. Of course though in order to use the 3D kit you will also need to purchase a Samsung 3DTV and a 3D Blu-ray player.

[via 3D Display Info]

Comcast Yule Log Gets the 3D Touch

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

During the Christmas holiday it has become a tradition for the Comcast broadcast station to devote a channel to the infamous yule log. This station would show nothing else but a burning yule log with Christmas songs playing in the background. This year, Comcast has decided to change the traditional video with a new 3D version. Of course this yule log will only be available to those who have one of the new 3D channels. But honestly who wants to celebrate the holidays by putting on 3D glasses and staring at a burning log?

[via Gizmodo]

HD Nation Focuses on Viewers’ Questions This Week

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

This week on HD Nation, the show releases a shorter segment that focuses on addressing viewers’ questions. Some of the questions talk about helping with audio outputs and connection problems. Their biggest segment talk about the new spec called Infinite Contrast Ratio. This has been a recurring feature in many of the modern HDTVs. The hosts make it very well known anything that says infinite contrast ratio is essentially rubbish. The contrast is designed to tell you how dark the black levels can be when compared to white. They also recommend taking a look at the static contrast ratio over the dynamic contrast ratio because the static is more accurate to what you will see. Some of the best HDTVs on the market actually only sport between a 4000 and 6000:1 contrast ratio. In another segment, the hosts also announce some of their favorite black Friday HDTV sales for HDTVs between 46” and 50”.

[via Revision 3]

Vizio is #1 in LCD and LED HDTV Sales

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Vizio is The USA’s #1 LCD HDTV company. Today, they announced that they have successfully retained that title according to the third quarter of 2010. In addition they also announced that they took top honors as the leading shipper of LED backlit HDTVs in North America in the third quarter. This quarter’s success has been mostly attributed to their TruLED and Razor LED HDTV series. These series includes the latest in LED technology to provide amazing HD images with amazing color. “Third quarter has been a groundbreaking time for VIZIO and an excellent demonstration of our commitment to creating innovative technologies,” stated Randy Waynick, Chief Sales Officer, VIZIO. “Customers have embraced our higher performance product lineup and carried over their brand loyalty to our Beyond TV products, making VIZIO products like SoundBars and Blu-ray players best sellers as well.”

[via Vizio]

Philips Releases 42PFL6805H/12 HDTV in Europe

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Philips is proud to announce the latest and greenest HDTV to be released in Europe, the 42PFL6805H/12. This screen measures 42”, diagonally, and comes with full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and a 500000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. The TV features the latest in LED edgelight technology in order to reduce power consumption. The LED lamps also use no toxic substances, which makes the TV eco-friendly. The most amusing feature though is the solar powered remote control. This not only eliminates the use of batteries that have toxic substances, but also provides unlimited energy for the remote control. The solar panel is protected inside the remote. All the user has to do is slide the panel, just like a cell phone, and place the remote in the nearest windowsill. The retail price of this TV has not been released yet, but it is expected to retail for more than £1000 ($1598).

[via HDTV Org]

Sony NSX-24GT1 HDTV Gets Torn Apart

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

The Sony NSX-24GT1 is one of the company’s new HDTVs to feature the Google TV platform. This screen features a 24” LCD panel and full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution. Recently, the writers from Nikkei Electronics wanted to see how this TV works. To do this they had to dismantle it. Upon opening it, their first impression was that it was very messy. By this they mean that there were a lot of cables that looked like spaghetti. They noticed that the TV comprised of three mother boards. Two were circuit boards, while the third was the power supply board. They compared it to similar Sony TV and after a thorough examination were happy with what they saw. Their only recommendation to Sony is to clean up the wires and make it look more organized.

[via Tech On]

ViewSonic VX2739wm HD Monitor Crowned CES Honoree

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

ViewSonic is a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics, and communications solutions. Today, they were proud to announce that they have been named the international CES Innovations 2011 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree. The product that was selected was the ViewSonic VX2739wm HD monitor. This screen measures 27”, diagonally, and comes with full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and a 1200:1 contrast ratio. The screen will have the pleasure of being on display in the honoree section of the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES). “ViewSonic has led the way for more than 20 years in developing display technologies that push the limits of possibility,” said Adam Hanin, vice president of marketing for ViewSonic Americas. “We are honored to receive such a prestigious award that recognizes the efforts we take to bring products that excel in product design, innovation and value to our customers. But the VX2739wm is just a sneak preview of the exciting technologies ViewSonic will display at CES this year.”

[via ViewSonic]

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