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Toshiba Unveils WL800A HDTV Series

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Toshiba announced today a new series to their Regza line called the WL800A. This series will include two new models, a 46 inch and a 55 inch display, both will feature full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution. The main feature though is the new Mobile High-Definition Link connection, which makes the series the first TVs to have this feature. This port is able to connect directly to mobile devices and is intended to replace the existing mini HDMI ports. Not only will the port allow the TV to display content streamed from the phone, but it will also allow the mobile devices to charge their batteries as well. Unfortunately, the WL800A series will not be released in the USA, but it will be released soon in Australia.

[via Engadget HD]

Philips Announces New HD Monitors at IFA 2011

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Philips will be unveiling brand new HD monitors this week at IFA. Among them is the new “Ergosensor” screens, which features technology that can analyze the user’s working postion in front of the screen and give suggestions on ergonomic. Another model that will be released is the Moda monitor, which will feature a new LightFrame technology. This screen has a bezel that can emit a cool blue light to help stimulate the user’s vision. Lastly, the company will debut a new 27 inch 3D monitor that is designed for gamers. The screen will include a pair of 3D glasses. All of these screens will be on display this week at the 2011 IFA in Hall 22.

[via Flatpanels HD]

LG Unveils LW980T HDTV Series

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

LG announced today two new HDTVs that will become the company’s new flagship series, the 47LW980T and 55LW98T. The series feature LG’s passive 3D technology as well as 2D-to-3D conversion, Smart TV technology. LG has also included 4 HDMI ports, and dual USB ports with DivX HD support. The screens use LED backlighting, which enables the screens to measure only 27.55mm (1.1 inches) thick. Other major features will include full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, smartphone control, DLNA, and a 400Hz refresh rate. LG has also stated that they will be including 7 pairs of 3D glasses with each TV. However, retail prices and a release date have not been announced at this time.

[via 3D Display Info]

Sony KDL-46NX810 HDTV Review

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

One of the new HDTVs from Sony is the KDL-46NX810. This TV has a 46 inch screen, measured diagonally, and a full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution. Today, the writers from PC Magazine released their preview of this particular display. The writers highlighted the connection panel that comes with four HDMI ports, a VGA, component, composite, USB, and an Ethernet port of internet connectivity. Another big feature is the 3D capabilities, but the TV does not come with their own glasses. The writers didn’t note any problems during their review. The KDL-46NX810 is available now for just under $1700.

[via PC Magazine]

LG Unveils a Pair of HD Monitors for IFA 2011

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

LG unveiled today two new HD monitors that will be coming soon, the D237IPS and E91. Both screens measure 23 inches, diagonally. The E91 features a 7.2mm (0.3 inch) thickness and a SUPER+ resolution. The D237IPS uses a new IPS display panel to show 3D content. The 3D technology is LG’s passive technology and beasts a “Flicker Free” certification. “These monitors aren’t just for work and internet browsing, they were designed to be the center of entertainment for any bedroom, study or dormitory,” said Havis Kwon, President and CEO of LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company. “The E91 and D237IPS combine elegant design and unique technology to look great in any room and still be able to deliver exceptional images and videos.” Right now, LG did not release retail prices for these screens, but they will be displaying them next week at the 2011 IFA.

[via Engadget]

Sony KDL-37EX524 HDTV Review

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

The Sony KDL-37EX524 HDTV is the company’s latest model. It measures 37 inches and uses LED lamps to display full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and a “High” dynamic contrast ratio. Today, the writers from Trusted Review released their review of the 37EX524. The first thing the writers note is that this screen has an excellent retail price. One of the TV’s main features is the internet access and the writers thought that this feature provided excellent service and impressive flexibility. The writers were not incredibly impressed with the image quality though, and noted some motion blur and problems with the brightness issues. But in the end, the final verdict was, “If you can accommodate the 37EX524 in a reasonably dark room, or an environment where you can at least reduce light levels heavily when watching anything ‘serious’, then it’s capable of producing some impressively cinematic, contrast-rich images free of edge LED’s usual backlight clouding pain. We’re also big fans of Sony’s Bravia Internet Video online service, and its price seems fair for what’s on offer. Just bear in mind that its slight lack of dynamism versus many LED models could make it feel rather muted for a bright living room, and that the lack of any serious motion processing can leave pictures looking rather soft, even when watching HD.”

[via Trusted Reviews]

Dell Releases U2212HM and U2312HM HD Monitors

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Dell has recently released two new HD monitors, the U2212HM and U2312HM. Both screens sport a full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and a 1000:1 contrast ratio. The screens measure 23 and 22 inches, respectively and use the company’s new IPS display panels. The IPS panels not only support full HD resolution, but also a 8ms response time, a 178 viewing angle, and uses LED backlighting. The panels feature a control panel that includes USB, VGA, and a DVI port. U2212HM and U2312HM are available now through the company’s website. They retail for $279 and $319, respectively.

[via Flatpanels HD]

ViewSonic Announces VG2732m-LED and VP2765-LED HDTVs Coming Soon

Monday, August 29th, 2011

ViewSonic is a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions. Today, the company was proud to announce the release of two new LED HD monitors, the VG2732m-LED and VP2765-LED. Both TVs feature a native HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, and a 3000:1 contrast ratio. The main difference though is that the VP2765-LED uses a new Advanced MVA LED panel technology. The VG2732m-LED features a 20000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and integrated hidden stereo speakers. “The monitors are the most comprehensive choice for the professional user,” said Erik Willey, LCD monitor and PC product marketing manager, ViewSonic. “The VP2765-LED’s 1080p wide viewing angles, AMVA panel technology and wide range of connectivity options make it ideal for professionals in image-rich industries. The VG2732m-LED is ideal for those in need of a multi-functional energy efficient display solution, with its Energy Star® and EPEAT Silver certifications.” Both screens will hit the retail shelves next week and will retail for $429 and $579, respectively.

[via ViewSonic]

Q & A Session on HD Nation

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Today on HD Nation, the hosts answer viewers’ questions. The first is about whether now is a good time or not to subscribe to Hulu Plus. The company is currently being bid on by major internet companies and might change management soon. The good thing about Hulu Plus though is that it is a month-to-month subscription and if you don’t like how the company changes when it gets sold then you can simply cancel the subscription. The next question asks what is the difference between category 1 HDMI cables and category 2 cables. The hosts state that most HDMI cables can handle most content. The only time when someone would have to worry which category to get would be if they were dealing with Ethernet or online content, which would require a faster transferring cable. Lastly a hosts address a question about scaling when dealing with a TV that has a native resolution of 1366 x 768, which is neither a 720p or 1080p HD resolution.

[via Revision 3]

LG Unveils New PenTouch HDTVs

Friday, August 26th, 2011

LG is pleased to announce today three new HDTVs that will have the company’s latest technology, the PenTouch. The models include the 60PZ850, 60PV490, and 50PV490 and they all include plasma technology and a full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution. The 60PZ850 will also include 3D technology and it will be THX certified as well. The PenTouch technology is a stylus that can also act as the remote control for the TV. By touching the pen to the screen, the user can write, draw, and even control the programs that are displayed onto the screen. The TV follows typical point and click commands, but can be paired with a second pen for more gestures like zooming and enlarging. LG states that these TVs are not designed for commercial use, but they are considering the idea of redesigning them for home theaters. The company did not state a specific release time, but they will retail for $2199, $1699, and $1099, respectively.

[via Ecoustics]

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