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Sony XBR-46HX929 HDTV Preview

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

The Sony XBR-46HX929 HDTV is one of the company’s latest to feature Gorilla Glass. It measures 46 inches and comes with full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution. Today, the writers from PC Magazine released their preview of this screen. The writers were happy to see the TV’s Wi-Fi capabilities were very convenient. They allowed the user to access online content and access web apps for social networks, emails, and other popular sites. Right from the box, the writers compliment the black levels of the TV. They state that they are looking forward to testing the TV with proper equipment.

[via PC Magazine]

Mitsubishi WD-82840 HDTV Preview

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

One of the many big screen displays from Mitsubishi is the WD-82840 HDTV. This screen has an 82 inch screen, full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, and 3D capabilities. Today, the writers from PC Magazine announced their preview of this big screen TV. They note that this model is very similar to the WD-73840, which they reviewed earlier this month. The only major differences are that it has a bigger screen and a higher price tag. The writers like the online capabilities and think that the image is relatively nice. However, they thought that the contrast could have been better. Another improvement could be the viewing angle.

[via PC Magazine]

Acer HR274H HD Monitor Released

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Acer is the #1 provider of 3D displays worldwide. Today, the company announced the release of their latest HD monitor, the HR274H. This display not only has 3D capabilities, but also full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and a 100000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. Measuring 27 inches, diagonally, the screen is specifically designed for gamers and comes with a low response time and a fast refresh rate. “The Acer HR274H delivers the highest level of realism available for fans of 3D games, TV programming, movies and photos,” said Chris White, senior director of product marketing, Acer America. “Every detail is so clear, bright and rich in color, immersing yourself in your favorite game or movie has never been so utterly exhilarating.” The HR274H is available now and retails for just under $700.

[via Acer]

Philips 46PFL9706H/12 HDTV Review

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

One of the new HDTVs from Philips is the 46PFL9706H/12. This screen measures 46 inches and comes with full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and a 150000000:1 contrast ratio. Today, the writers from Trusted Reviews released their experience with this TV. The writers praised the TV’s 2D image quality and thought that it was very impressive to see. However, the TV also has 3D capabilities as well and they were not as impressive. The writers noticed a significant crosstalk problem with the glasses. They also thought the TV had a big lag problem, which is not ideal for playing video games. In the end, the final verdict was, “For a good deal of the time, the 46PFL9706H is nothing short of stunning. In fact, when calibrated sensibly the 46PFL9706H’s 2D pictures are as close to perfect as we’ve seen this year, even outperforming the images of Panasonic’s plasmas in some key ways. The set isn’t as easy to recommend to hardcore gamers and 3D fans, alas. But if 2D is what you’re most interested in, the 46PFL9706 really is the current state of the art. Moths, we salute you.”

[via Trusted Reviews]

Microsoft Looks to Integrate Kinect into HDTVs

Monday, November 28th, 2011

The Microsoft Kinect system is one of the most popular accessories for the Xbox game console. Recently, it was unveiled that Microsoft is looking to enhance their system by integrating it into HDTVs. The company is currently in talks with TV manufacturers like Sony and Vizio to get the Kinect system embedded into their TVs. The Kinect system is capable of mapping an environment and recognizes users as they give commands by making hand and arm gestures. By integrated system would not only give users better control of the game console, but also provide gesture controls for controlling the TV itself. Microsoft even says that by integrating the system into TVs they will “revolutionize” the TV industry. It is not known yet if Sony and Vizio will integrate the system into their TVs at this time.

[via DVICE]

Barco Provides Medical Displays for National PACS Project

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Barco announced today that they will be partnering with McKesson in order to supply medical display systems for NIMIS. NIMIS is Ireland’s national PACS program. The partnership will name Barco as the exclusive supplier of all diagnostic, mammography and clinical review displays in combination with MediCal QAWeb. Barco will be providing over 500 diagnostic and mammography displays as well as over 600 clinical review displays. Barco’s HD monitors are known for impressive resolution in a small screen in order to provide the best quality possible. “As part of the technology partnership, led by McKesson, we are honored to be selected as the medical display supplier for NIMIS and be part of this large scale project,” comments Scott Wilson, Sales Manager UK & Ireland for Barco’s Healthcare division. “This national program will further enhance patient care, providing over 3,000 specialists and consultants with instant access to images and reports, with complete diagnostic confidence regardless of the patient’s location. Once completed, NIMIS will be one of the most technically advanced nationally integrated medical imaging systems in the world.”

[via Barco]

Toshiba Unveils 32BE3 HDTV

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Toshiba is happy to announce a new HDTV that will be the beginning of a new range of HDTVs. The 32BE3 is unique because of its Eco technology. The company claims that the 32BE3’s new Eco Chip makes the TV have a standby power consumption of 0W. This is good news for anyone who is energy consumption conscience because the TV will not be an energy vampire when the TV is not in use. The 32BE3 will be the first of the new series of low consumption HDTVs. It is expected to release in December. Expect a follow up with more details when they are released.

[via Expert Reviews]

DIY Hack Adds Privacy to 3D Monitors

Monday, November 28th, 2011

One thing about monitors in the office is that privacy is always an issue. Anyone who walks by can sneak a peek at what you are doing. Fortunately there is a way to stop this with the help of an inventive hack by Instructables’ Dimovi. The hack hob requires you to butcher an LCD panel and a pair of 3D glasses. The instructions state that you have to remove the LCD’s frame and removing the polarized film. Then you use that film and attach them to the pair of 3D glasses. This technique will only work with monitors and glasses that use the polarized method to create 3D images. The end result will be a screen that looks completely white, but when you put the 3D glasses on, the image is available to seen.

[via Engadget]

HD Nation Lists Holiday HDTV Recommendations

Friday, November 25th, 2011

This week on HD Nation, the hosts address a common question among their viewers, which is what is the best HDTV and Blu-ray players to purchase for the holidays. The hosts right from the start list the 60 inch model from the Samsung D8000 series and praise the TV’s smart TV functions and 3D capabilities. Other companies that are highlighted include Panasonic, Sony, and LG. Click the video above to see specifics.

[via Revision 3]

Philips Announces 273G3G3DHSW HD Monitor

Friday, November 25th, 2011

Philips announced today the release of their latest HD monitor. The 273G3G3DHSW features a 27 inch screen that can display full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and 3D content. The screen uses edge lit LEDs in order to create a thin screen. The connection panel includes dual HDMI ports, which allows the screen to become an HDTV as well. Other major features include a 2ms response time, 2D-to-3D conversion, and a 1000:1 contrast ratio. The screen uses active shutter 3D technology, but it not known if the display comes with 3D glasses. The 273G3DHSW is expected to release in January and will retail for 499 Euro ($660).

[via Flatpanels HD]

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