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Acer Releases GR235H HD Monitor

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Acer unveiled today their latest 3D HD monitor, the GR235H. This 23 inch screen is capable of displaying 3D content and it was designed mainly for gamers. The display features full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and a 100000000:1 contrast ratio. Acer has also included a 2ms response time, which is ideal for video games and other programs that requires a fast reaction. The company has also included dual HDMI ports as well as a VGA. The HDMI ports allow the screen to be connected to a Blu-ray player or other HD device for regular viewing. The monitor uses passive 3D technology, which means cheaper glasses and an overall better 3D experience. Acer is looking to release the GR235H sometime later this month, but only in Europe and Asia. The screen will retail for 220 Euro ($296).

[via Flatpanels HD]

Sceptre X425BV-FHD HDTV Released

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Sceptre is proud to announce today the release of their latest LCD HDTV, the X425BV-FHD. This screen measures 42 inches, diagonally, and is capable of displaying full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and a 50000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. The device has also been fitted with a 5ms response time and a wide color pallet in order to create the best viewing experience possible. As like all Sceptre TVs, this device has been fitted with the SRS TruSurround HD technology and has dual 10-watt speakers. The connection panel includes four HDMI ports as well as the typical assortment of analog connections. The X425BV-FHD is available now through certified retailers and retails for just under $600.

[via Ecoustics]

Toshiba 47TL515U HDTV Review

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

One of the new HDTVs to come from Toshiba is the 47TL515U. This screen measures 47 inches and has a native HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and 3D technology. Today, the writers from Electronic House released their review of this particular TV. The biggest feature about the 47TL515U is the passive 3D technology. The writers noted that this technology is the same that is used in the movie theaters and anyone with a pair of theater glasses can watch from this device. The good aspect of this technology is that there is it provides a brighter image, it requires less equipment, and there are no crosstalk problems. Unfortunately though the images’ resolution needs to be cut in half in order for it to work, which means the 3D content is not being shown in true HD resolution. The final comment the writers made was, ” Overall, the Toshiba 47TL515U performs its core functions well and has plenty of attractive features to make it a worthwhile buy. The slow startup time and cramped remote will bother some people more than others. The 3D performance was on par with other passive TVs, and the 2D performance was very good except in one area. At 47 inches, this isn’t likely to be the centerpiece of a home theater, but it would make a nice living room TV for family viewing.”

[via Electronic House]

LG 50PZ950 HDTV Previewed

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Earlier this year, LG debut their 50PZ950 HDTV, which features full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, plasma display technology and a 5000000:1 contrast ratio. Today, it was unveiled that this TV is now available on the consumer market. The device features 3D and Smart TV technology. It also uses the new Magic Wand Remote, which includes a remote with the same cursor control as a Nintendo Wii remote control. LG has been outfitted with a diverse connection panel that includes 4 HDMI ports, a composite, two component and several more. Reviewers are comparing the 50PZ950 to the old Pioneer Kuro dispays and so far the results have been positive. Some have also named this TV the best currently on the market. The 50PZ950 retails for just under $1900.

[via Engadget]

Cello Electronics C42T71DVB-3D HDTV Review

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

One of the latest HDTVs to come from the UK is the Cello C42T71DVB-3D. This screen measures 42 inches, diagonally, and can display full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and a 1000:1 contrast ratio. Today, the writers from Trusted Reviews released their review of this new TV. The biggest feature is the low retail price. The trouble though with low retail prices is that they tend to suffer, visually. The C42T71DVB-3D is no exception to this rule as the writers noted that the 2D image quality was unimpressive. Also, they thought that the TV was a lot beefier than similar models. The added girth might make placement difficult for some. The 3D quality though was fairly bright and the writers did like the fact that the TV came with not one, but four pairs of 3D glasses. In the end, the final verdict was, “It’s nice, we guess, how unprocessed and natural the C42T71‘s pictures look, and how bright and vibrant the screen is for its price. The set is also an unexpectedly decent and fun 3D performer for casual family use. However, the C42T71’s 2D performance pretty much lives down to the expectations raised by its peanuts price, which has surely got to be a problem when 2D is likely to occupy the vast majority of your viewing time.”

[via Trusted Reviews]

Toshiba Announces 40TL868 and 46TL868 HDTVs Coming Soon

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Toshiba announced today two new HDTVs that will be releasing soon, the 40TL868 and the 46TL868. Both models share similar specifications like full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, LED technology, and 3D capabilities. The only major difference is that they measure 40 and 46 inches, respectively. The company has not only given these TVs 3D capabilities, but they are also Smart TVs with internet access via an Ethernet port. Other connection options include 4 HDMI ports, a composite, component, RGB, and two USB ports. The TVs use active shutter 3D technology, which ensures a true full HD resolution during 3D mode. These TVs will be released into the UK market sometime in December. Retail prices have not been released.

[via HDTV Test]

Use an HDTV to Build Your Own Asylum Entrance

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

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Are you looking for decoration ideas for Halloween? Then you might be interested in this DIY design that turns your front door into the entrance of an asylum. The door includes a flat screen HDTV and a few air compressors. The video shows an inmate trying break the glass to the door with an ax and ten proceed to put dents into the door. What really gives the door a sense of reality is that the ax dents that actually appear when the inmate “hits” the door. The video only plays for about a minute and the dents reset themselves, just in time to scare the next group of kids. In order to build your own you will need to purchase about $200 worth of parts. But fortunately there is still enough time to build it for this year’s holiday.

[via DVICE]

Toshiba 46SL417U HDTV Review

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

One of the new Toshiba HDTVs to release recently is the 46SL417U. This device features a 46 inch display that is capable of displaying full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution. Recently, the writers from CNET released their review of the 46SL417U. Probably the best feature the writers noticed was the black levels and contrast ratio. The writers also complimented the video processor and stated that the device works really well in bright rooms. But the best feature is also one of the main problems. The writers noticed that the black levels tended to vary depending on the scene content. Another aspect that was lacking was the color accuracy. The writers would also like to see more uniformity in the screen’s brightness. The final comment the writers made was, “Albeit one of the least expensive Internet-capable LED TVs available, the Toshiba SL417U’s performance lags behind most of its competitors.”

[via CNET]

Samsung and LG Announce 55″ OLED Prototypes Coming Soon

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Two of the leading developers of OLED screens are Samsung and LG Electronics. Today it was unveiled that both companies have been working on prototypes that will use OLED display technology and a screen that measures 55 inches, diagonally. Each company is using a different method to create their HDTVs and they both intend to reveal them at this year’s FPD International 2011 exhibition in Japan next month. Samsung designed their 55” panel using their new 5.5-Gen line, which uses Small Mask Scanning Technology. LG will be using white OLED with color filters for their panel. Hopefully more information will be unveiled when the expo finally kicks off.

[via OLED Info]

Bang & Olufsen Unveil New Color Template for BeoVision 10 HDTVs

Monday, September 19th, 2011

One of the many series of HDTVs to come from Band & Olufsen is the BeoVision 10. This series includes three models ranging in size from 32 to 46 inches. One of the main features about the series is the user’s ability to customize the color template that is added to the TV. Today, the company unveiled a new template that includes a black, high gloss polished aluminum frame. The black chassis is complimented with a red fabric color. Another addition is a new easel stand that helps makes the TV look like a picture instead of a TV. These new upgrades will join the list of already available choices and are available now worldwide.

[via Flatpanels HD]

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