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Sceptre Release X460BV-FHD HDTV

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Last week, Sceptre unveiled an unknown 46 inch LCD TV. Today, that display was unveiled as the X460BV-FHD. The company states that this display comes with full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and a 5000:1 contrast ratio. The TV also has been fitted with a 5.1 Digital Audio Output speaker system. Also, the speaker system has been fitted with SRS TruSurround HD and TruVolume technology. The connection port includes 4 HDMI ports as well as the typical analog inputs like composite, s-video, component, and RGB. Sceptre has stated that the X460BV-FHD is available through certified retailers and it is priced at $699.

[via Ecoustics]

Panasonic TX-P42VT30B HDTV Review

Monday, April 25th, 2011

The Panasonic TX-P42VT30B HDTV is one of the company’s latest 3D displays. This 42 inch plasma TV features full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and a 5000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. Today, the writers from HDTV Test released their review of this particular TV. The writers enjoyed the image quality and thought that it displayed wonderfully in both 2D and 3D. The plasma technology provides amazing black levels, but it doesn’t outperform other plasma TVs. One feature that the writers liked was the inclusion of an SD card slot. This allows the user to upload videos and photos instantly onto a large screen for viewing. The only compliant the writers did have was the high retail price, which will probably deter a lot of potential customers. The final conclusion was, “It’s not cheap, and doesn’t offer the same level of value for money as the GT30 series, but the TX-P42VT30B excels in most areas. Its black level is one of the deepest we’ve measured from a Panasonic Plasma (or any Plasma, for that matter), its Greyscale, Gamma and Color accuracy are measurably near-flawless (although small shifts are noticeable in practice), and its 3D pictures are nearly crosstalk-free. There’s also no serious input lag, meaning that gaming on the TX-P42VT30 is an incredibly fun experience. If you’re an enthusiast user who won’t be put off by the slight brightness shifting we noticed with dark films, and feel that the level of control the VT30 affords over the image is worth the extra money, then we certainly advise that you check the TX-P42VT30B out. Quirks included, it’s still one of the top performers, and we imagine it will be for some time to come.”

[via HDTV Test]

Hannspree ST32AMSB HDTV Review

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

One of the new HDTVs to come from Hannspree is the ST32AMSB. This 32 inch LED TV features WXGA (1366 x 768) resolution and a 3000:1 contrast ratio. Recently, the writers from PC Magazine got the chance to review this model. One of the first things they liked was the low retail price. This makes the TV affordable, especially for anyone with a limited spending budget. However with a low cost, naturally some features had to be cut. For starters, the frame is very generic and not very exciting. Another feature that suffered was the contrast. The writers thought that the black levels were weak and could have been improved. However, the writers did compliment the HD quality as well as the wide viewing angles. The final comment the writers made was, “At just under $300, the Hannspree ST32AMSB is one of those deals that is hard to pass up, especially if it’s discounted even further, which is likely. Even if you already own a larger, more feature-rich HDTV, this set works nicely as a second set for the bedroom, dorm room, or any area that doesn’t warrant a big screen TV. Sure, it has some performance issues, and you don’t get many features either, but at this price it’s tough to complain.”

[via PC Magazine]

Sharp Unveils LC-20FEI HDTVs

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Are you one of those people who are afraid to leave the TV so that you don’t miss anything? Well Sharp has the product for you as they unveiled today their LC-20FEI series. This TV measures 20 inches, diagonally, and comes with WXGA (1366 x 768) resolution and a 400000:1 contrast ratio. The main feature though is that this TV is fully portable and is specifically designed to travel with the user. The screen uses LED backlighting and is about the size of a briefcase. It only weighs 3.3kg (7.2lbs), which makes it perfect to be transported between rooms. It also comes with an internal battery pack and uses a wireless connection in order to access your TV provider and the internet. Unfortunately though, Sharp is only stating that this TV will be in Japan, but it is unknown if there will be a worldwide release. The LC-20FEI will come in Black, White, or Pink and will be releasing in June for about 100000 Yen ($1220).

[via Akihabara News]

Ideum Release MT55 HD Table

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Ideum announced today the launch of their latest touch screen table, the MT55. The table’s main feature is the 55 inch HDTV that is powered by LED backlighting. The screen is also a multitouch display and can handle up to 32 points of interface at a time. The table has an Intel Quad Core i7 computer and a Bose sound system for a complete user experience. There are also HDMI ports in order to link the MT55 to nearby TVs or other displays. “A large, maintenance-­‐free, all-­‐in-­‐one solution is what our customers have been asking for,” said Jim Spadaccini, Director of Ideum. “The MT55 HD–which comes with a huge LCD display, a full warranty, and integrated software and is a complete package that cannot be found anywhere else.”

[via Engadget]

Sony KDL-46EX720 HDTV Review

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

One of Sony’s new BRAVIA HDTVs is the KDL-46EX720. This display features a 46 inch screen, full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, and 3D capabilities. Recently, PC Magazine released their review of this TV. The writers complimented the overall image quality for both 2D and 3D and called them both top-notch. They also complimented the web capabilities and liked the wide selection of web apps that came with the TV. Unfortunately though one thing the TV did not come with was 3D glasses, which could be costly for consumers. They also noticed that while setting up the TV, the connection panel was positioned in an area that could be difficult to access when the TV is mounted on the wall. But even with these problems, the writers conclude that, “With an affordable $1,600 list price, the Sony Bravia KDL-46EX720 is a top-notch value. It’s inexpensive for a 3D HDTV, and when you add an impressive array of Web apps, great 2D and 3D picture quality, along with LED-backlighting, which offers excellent power consumption numbers, you’ve got the makings of an Editors’ Choice television. The only thing you don’t get is 3D glasses.”

[via PC Magazine]

Sceptre Unveils 46 Inch LCD HDTV

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Sceptre has unveiled today their latest HDTV and while the name was not announced we do know that it will measure 46 inches, diagonally, and come with full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and a 100000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. The TV uses LCD display technology and is fitted with SRS TruSurround HD and TruVolume technology. The connection panel will also include four HDMI ports. The TV is supposedly already available through select retailers and it is priced at just under $700.

[via Sceptre]

Panasonic TX-L42E3B HDTV Review

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

One of the new HDTVs from Panasonic is the TX-L42E3B. This model is only available in the UK, but provides full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and a 42 inch screen. Today, the writers from Trusted Reviews released their review of this particular device. The writers make first mention that the TV looks exceptionally nice. But it is expected to be for the high retail price that Panasonic has given it. While looking at the image quality, the writers praised the TV’s rich, warm colors and the backlight consistency, but they thought that the TV was not particularly sharp looking. The final verdict the writers made was, “Sonically the L42E3B is above average for its price level, with a clean, reasonably wide, punchy and involving soundstage that’s strong on treble detail and also has enough mid-range breathing room to shift up a couple of gears during action scenes. Inevitably, there’s not as much bass as we’d like ideally, but there’s nothing you could fairly complain about for £650.”

[via Trusted Reviews]

Texas Instruments Unveils 25 Watt Digital Audio Power Amp

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Texas Instruments announced today that they have developed a new 25 watt digital audio power amplifier for driving stereo bridge-tied speakers. The product is the TAS5727 and it features an RDS that is 32 percent lower than previous products. The device is expected to be integrated into HDTV soundbars. Other major features include a two-band dynamic range compression, 18 programmable biquad filters, and efficient class-D operation. The TAS5727 is available now for manufacturers to purchase.

[via PR Newswire]

Samsung UE40D7000 HDTV Review

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

One of the new HDTVs to come from Samsung is the UE40D7000. This 40 inch LED TV features full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and 3D technology. Today, the writers from Trusted Reviews released their experience with this screen. The writers first looked at the TV’s chassis and were very impressed by the thin bezel and sleek design. They were very impressed with the image quality for both 2D and 3D viewing, but they did notice some crosstalk with the 3D glasses. However, practically every 3DTV suffers from this effect. The final verdict was, “While Panasonic’s L32DT30 has proved that LCD can do active 3D without suffering as much crosstalk as you get with the 40D7000, overall Samsung’s latest 40 inches is still a superb LCD all-rounder that also just so happens to have excellent multimedia capabilities and one of the coolest designs ever.”

[via Trusted Reviews]



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