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Sharp Provides Digital Signs for European Handball Federation

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Sharp has announced today that they have provided two large digital signage systems to the European Handball Federation. Each display consists of multiple 60” LCD HD monitors. The displays will be setup and operated at all EHF matches. Each display will use a total of 30 Sharp PN-V601 HDTVs, which feature WXGA (1366 x 768) resolution and a 2400:1 contrast ratio. The V601 was selected for the displays due to their incredibly thin bezel that helps create a virtually seamless image.

[via Sharp]

Display Search Unveils Growth for 3D LCD HDTVs

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

3DTVs never really became the popular technology that manufacturers had hoped for. But it has shown stead growth over time. According to a report released by Display Search 3D LCD HDTV shipments grew 104% in the first quarter of 2011. This is compared to the sales that were reported in the first quarter of 2010. This growth means that 3DTVs are beginning to penetrate the overall TV sales. Currently for 2011 only 3.9% of the total LCD HDTVs sold is 3D, but TV manufacturers look to have that percentage jump to at least 12% by the end of the year. This very well might be possible since most new HDTVs come with the 3D technology.

[via 3D Display Info]

Samsung Named Top Selling Plasma HDTV Seller in U.S.A

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Samsung is a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics. Today, the company was proud to announce that they are now the top-selling brand of plasma HDTVs in the U.S.A. market. According to the NPD Group, Samsung sold 41.3% of all the plasma HDTVs sold within the first four months of 2011. This is a 2.8% improvement over the same period of time in 2011. “The Samsung brand represents smart technology, stylish design and breakthrough picture quality, which is why we have recently moved to top in the plasma market and maintained our leadership across other TV categories,” said John Revie, senior vice president of Home Entertainment, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. “Our leadership shows that we’re giving consumers the home entertainment experience they desire.”

[via Businesswire]

Philips Announces 273E3LSB/01 HD Monitor Coming Soon

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Philips is proud to unveil their latest HD monitor that will be releasing soon in the UK, the 273E3LSB/01. This monitor measures 27 inches, diagonally and can display full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and a 1200:1 contrast ratio. The screen is powered by an LED lamp system. The company says that the device is constructed out of 100% recycled material and it meets the Energy Star 5.0 qualification requirements. The 273E3LSB/01 was designed mainly for multimedia and gaming and comes with an estimated 1ms response time. The screen is going to release soon in Europe for about 330 Euro ($474). There is no word yet on when it will come to the Americas.

[via Flatpanels HD]

ViewSonic Unveils V3D245wm-LED HD Monitor at Computex 2011

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

ViewSonic is a global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions. Today, the company announced that they will be displaying at this year’s Computex show in Taipei. Among all the products the company will be displaying, ViewSonic has highlighted their new V3D245wm-LED HD monitor. This screen measures 24 inches, diagonally and can display full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, a 20000000:1 contrast ratio, and 3D content. Unfortunately there is not a lot of information available about this TV at this time. The company expects the monitor to release later in the 3rd quarter.

[via Engadget]

Sony Announces 8th Fiscal Year of Losses

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Sony is the #3 HDTV manufacturer in the world. Today, the company announced that due to the earthquake in Japan, the company is looking at their eighth straight year of profits for their HDTV industry. The company has managed to sell over 22.4 million units for the fiscal year that ended March 31st 2011, which does show a 44% growth. But even with that jump, the company reported a loss of 75 billion yen (about $927 million). However even with this loss, the company is remaining positive and expects to sell 27 million units within the next year, which should reduce their losses significantly.

[via HDTV Test]

UEFA Champions League Final Will Feature Dolby Digital Plus Audio

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Dolby Laboratories is the global leader in technologies that are essential elements in the best entertainment experiences. Today, the company was proud to announce that Spanish regional public broadcaster Televisió de Catalunya (TV3) will be showing the UEFA Champions League final with Dolby Digital Plus audio. TV3 is the most watched network in the country and has been a leader in the introduction of digital TV services. “The HD experience is all about the very best quality, and that not only means high-definition pictures but improved, high-definition audio as well,” said Amadeu Gasso, TV3’s Head of Projects. “TV3 viewers demand quality sound, especially if they have invested in a home theater system, and the UEFA Champions League final is the perfect event to match superb HD images with cinematic Dolby 5.1 audio.”

[via Businesswire]

LG 55LW5600 HDTV Review

Friday, May 27th, 2011

One of the new 3D Smart TVs from LG is the 55LW5600. This display measures 55 inches and comes with full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and an 8000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. Today, the writers from Electronic House released their review of this particular screen. The first thing they mention is that as a TV, the LW5600 performs nicely and does everything it should. The TV not only comes with bonus features like 3D capabilities, but also internet access, which helps make this device stand above the others. The TV features the new passive 3D technology, which is cheaper and eliminates the crosstalk problems. However, it is also not as sharp as the active shutter technology because the resolution needs to be cut in half. The writers complimented the new Magic Motion remote control, which is very similar to the Nintendo Wii remote. It takes some getting used to, but for the most part it added simplicity to the TV’s navigation. The final comment was, “Even at the list price of $2,399, the 55LW5600 is less expensive than most other 3D LED LCDs in that size. When you factor in the price of glasses for a family, and even more for guests, you’re looking at an even bigger price difference. That’s a compelling argument for a shopper looking for overall value. Is it the best picture experience, or 3D picture experience on the market? No. The TV does have some picture shortcomings inherent in the technology, but I’m sure there are a lot of people who could sleep well at night still knowing this.”

[via Electronic House]

Hazro Unveils New High Resolution HD Monitors

Friday, May 27th, 2011

One of the relatively new HDTV providers in the UK is Hazro. Today, the company announced the release of two new HD monitors, the HZ27WA and HZ30Wi. Both displays are intended for high performance and feature a 2560 x 1440 and 2560 x 1600 resolutions, respectively. The HZ27WA can also double as a mini HDTV due to its diverse connection panel that includes HDMI, dual VGA ports, a component, USB, and several audio ports as well. Originally these displays were only available in the UK, but Hazro has stated that they will be releasing these displays later in the USA as well. Retail prices have not been announced.

[via Flatpanels HD]

Samsung PS51D6900 HDTV Review

Friday, May 27th, 2011

One of the new plasma HDTVs to come from Samsung is the PS51D6900. This device measures 51 inches, diagonally and can display full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and 3D content. Today, the writers from Trusted Reviews released their experience with the D6900. One of the first things they mention is the incredible value. The TV is very affordable for a screen so large. Part of the low retail price though is because this screen does not feature a web browser or Skype capabilities. But even with out those features, the writers thought that the online access was very well thought out and designed. One of the best aspects was the image quality for both 2D and 3D content. The only setbacks were some problems with the black levels and the writers noticed some motion judder at times. The final verdict was, “Samsung’s PS51D6900 isn’t the last word in plasma picture performance. That honor still belongs comfortably to Panasonic’s 2011 GT30 and VT30 models. What the PS51D6900 most definitely does manage to be, though, is easily the best value 3D screen we’ve seen so far, delivering a level of performance and functionality that far, far exceeds anything you’ve got a right to expect of its sub-£1000 price. In fact, we’ve got a feeling that although it’s only May, we might just be looking at the TV bargain of the year.”

[via Trusted Reviews]



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