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Sharp LC-40LE831E HDTV Review

Friday, August 26th, 2011

The latest 3DTV to come from Sharp is the LC-40LE831E. This 40 inch screen is capable of displaying a full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and 3D content. Today, the writers from Trusted Reviews released their experience with this TV. Overall, the writers really enjoy the image quality for both 2D and 3D content. They state that the 3D content was a lot better than they expected. Another good selling point is that the low retail price. This makes the TV affordable for small budget consumers. The writers did have a few problems with the TV though. They noted that the onscreen menu had a few problems and that the online features were not spectacular. But in the end, the writers stated, “The 40LE831E is ultimately not quite as desirable as the 46LE831E, partly due to the way its smaller size decreases its 3D impact, and partly due to the 40LE831E’s marginally less sharp HD pictures. But it’s still a very fine TV for its money, especially if you fancy getting a little good quality active 3D in your life.”

[via Trusted Reviews]

Iiyama Releases XB2472HD-B and X2775HDS-B HD Monitors

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Iiyama unveiled two new HD monitors this week, the XB2472HD-B and X2775HDS-B. These displays measure 24 and 27 inches, respectively and both feature full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution. They are powered by an LED backlight system. They also include a DVI, HDMI, and a RGB input as well as a headphone output. Other features include a 300cd/m2 brightness level, a 3000:1 contrast ratio, and more. The X2775HDS-B also includes a 4-port USB port in order to display photos and other content direct from a flash drive. Both displays will be released at the end of the month. The XB2472HD-B will be priced at ¥24800 ($323) with the X2775HDS-B retailing for ¥34800 ($453).

[via Engadget]

Samsung Announces S24A650D and S27A650D HD Monitors Coming Soon

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Samsung has announced today two new LED HD Monitors that have been equipped with the new PVA display panel. The S24A650D and the S27A650D measure 24 and 27 inches, respectively and both feature full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and a 3000:1 contrast ratio. The PVA display panels are Samsung’s own design of the more common LCD panels. These two displays also come with LED back lighting in order to reduce thickness and energy consumption. Unfortunately the company did not announce any additional features at this time. Samsung plans to release both displays by the end of August. The S24A650D is expected to retail for 319 Euro ($458), while the S27A650D will be priced at 399 Euro ($573).

[via Flatpanels HD]

Philips 40PFL3705D/F7 HDTV Review

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

One of the many HDTVs to come from Philips is the 40PFL3705D/F7. The TV features a 40 inch screen, a 2500:1 contrast ratio, and full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution. Today, the writers from PC Magazine released their preview of this TV. They first make it known that this device is fairly affordable, retailing for under $620. They also like the connection panel, which includes 3HDMI ports, a composite, s-video, USB, and several other ports. Another aspect that the writers liked was the 120Hz refresh rate and low response time. This allows the TV to handle game systems easier and quicker.

[via PC Magazine]

LG Releases E2770V HD Monitor

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

LG announced today the release of a brand new HD monitor, the E2770V. This 27 inch monitor is capable of displaying full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and a 5000000:1 contrast ratio. The company has included a collection of connection options, including dual HDMI ports, DVI, and RGB. The digital connections allow the screen to be connected to Blu-ray players as well as computers and other video sources. The company has designed the E2770V for gaming and has included a 5ms response time instead. The E2770V did not release a retail price at this time but it is available through certified retailers throughout US and the UK.

[via Flatpanels HD]

Sony KDL-40HX723 HDTV Review

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

The Sony KDL-40HX723 HDTV is one of the company’s latest HDTVs. It has a 40 inch screen, full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, and a “Mega” dynamic contrast ratio. Today, the writers from HDTV Test released their review of this particular screen. The HX723 is one of Sony’s new 3DTVs that also comes with internet and Skype capabilities. However, the TV doesn’t come with any additional component s for these features. The 3D glasses need to be purchased separately. The TV was put through the various tests and the writers thought that the TV’s image quality was above average. Many of the specific test fields had superior ratings, which is good news for the TV. The writers concluded by stating, “The Sony KDL-40HX723 is priced alongside rivals such as the Panasonic TX-P42VT30 Plasma and Samsung’s UE40D8000 LED TV, and ultimately it does a good job in fighting its own corner. Although it doesn’t have the overall contrast performance of the Panasonic Plasma, or the advanced picture setup controls of the Samsung, the KDL40HX723 is the only 3D TV out of these three which manages to both reproduce all 1080 lines of the HD 3D image (the Panasonic 42VT30 doesn’t), and deliver judder-free motion at all times (that rules the Samsung D8000 out). The Sony KDL-40HX723 shares many of the same strengths as the considerably more expensive HX923 step-up model (advanced local dimming notwithstanding), but does so at a considerably reduced price point – although it’s still a 4-figure TV. As such, we definitely recommend it on the basis of its good image accuracy and ability to show any type of content without motion judder errors (something that some HDTV displays still struggle with). Only some good (rather than great) black levels and slight screen uniformity issues prevent us from Highly Recommending it.”

[via HDTV Test]

Samsung PN51D7000 HDTV Preview

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

One of this year’s new HDTVs from Samsung is the PN51D7000. This screen measures 51 inches, diagonally and uses plasma display technology to display full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and a 15000000:1 contrast ratio. Today, the writers from PC Magazine released their review of this screen. The writers highlight several features that the TV has like SRS TheaterSound audio, USB connectivity, and several others. Overall, the writers are impressed with the TV’s performance and notes that the 3D content was just as enjoyable as the 2D content. The writers did not list any negative aspects with the TV.

[via PC Magazine]

Holovisions Announces New Glasses-Free 3D Technology

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Currently there are two types of 3D techniques for 3DTVs. There is passive and active shutter technology. Today, the developers from Holovisions announced that they have developed a third 3D technology that uses an array of spinning or tilting microlenses. The lenses create several different viewing angles that are able to be directed towards a specific eye. The technology allows users to watch 3D content without having to wear 3D glasses. Holovision announced that they have applied for several patents in regards to the technology. However, there is no word yet if or when this technology will be released to the consumer market.

[via 3D Display Info]

UK 3DTV Sales Improve

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

According to the Dixons Retail Group in the UK, 3DTV sales have increased within the last quarter. There has been a reported annual growth of over 500%. 20% of the TVs sold through Dixons were capable of displaying 3D content. The company contributes the reducing retail prices as a main contributor of the growth. Another observation also states that companies have been making more and more 3D designs. Dixon has reported that about 40% of their total TV stock is comprised of 3DTVs.

[via 3D Display Info]

NEC Receives 510K Clearance on MD215MG-S5 HD Monitor

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

NEC is a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions. Today, it was announced that the Food & Drug Administration 510K market clearance of the MD215MG-S5 display for the displaying and viewing of digital mammography images for diagnosis. The screen measures 23 inches, diagonally and features an 850:1 contrast ratio and a 2K (2048 x 2560) resolution. The high resolution allows minute details in perfect clarity. “The clearance of the MD215MG marks the second FDA certification for the MultiSync MD Series this year, which is a testament to NEC’s commitment to continually advancing the medical display market,” said Art Marshall, Product Manager for Professional Desktop and Medical Displays at NEC Display Solutions. “The MD215MG is designed specifically with healthcare professionals in mind and offers reliable screen performance with functional technologies that are required to be productive in digital mammography.”

[via NEC]



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