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Panasonic TC-L55WT50 Projector Preview

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

The Panasonic TC-L55WT50 HDTV is one of the company’s many new HDTVs this year. This 55 inch screen features LED technology, full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, and 3D technology. Today, the writers from PC Magazine released a preview about this display. They highlighted the TV’s Wi-Fi and smart TV features. This allows the TV to access the internet that provides a wide range of content that cable and satellite companies can’t provide. The writers were also impressed by the TV’s connection panel that includes an SD card slot and three USB ports for attaching flash drives and other devices. The writers were happy with the TV’s performance and look forward to its release. Unfortunately, the company has not yet announced pricing or availability.

[via PC Magazine]

P&F USA Receives Award for Designing Philips LED HDTVs

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

P&F USA was proud to announce today that they were awarded the 2012 Energy Star Most Efficient Designation for their help designing several of Philips’ LED HDTVs. The award is designed to recognize the most efficient products among those that qualify for the Energy Star certification. The products highlighted come from Philips 4000 series. “Philips has a long history in developing energy saving programs, from its SimpleSwitch campaign designed to help consumers find ways to reduce their energy consumption to energy saving TVs that still give consumers the premium features they demand while lowering their energy bill,” said Todd Richardson, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for P&F, exclusive licensee for Philips consumer televisions and home theaters in North America. “We constantly strive to improve our ‘green’ factor in our sets and are honored to be recognized by ENERGY STAR for our energy efficient LED TVs.”

[via Businesswire]

Lumigon Announces T2 Smart Phone Remote Control

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

If the remote that your TV supplied is not to your liking then you might be interested in the latest product from Lumigon. The T2 smartphone was unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2012 and is designed to connect and control your HDTV. Not only will the phone be able to control your TV, but also other devices throughout your home. The phone comes equipped with an infrared eye on the top that sends transmissions to the respective device. The beauty of this phone is that it doesn’t require an internet connection or Bluetooth connection like other smartphones. The phone is gesture controlled and the user can change stations imply by waving the phone left or right. Unfortunately, there are no specifications at the moment about the actual phone other than it comes with Android 4.0. It is expected to release in the first half of 2012 in Europe and Asia. There is no word about a global release.

[via Flatpanels HD]

Eizo Releases Raptor SQ2802 HD Monitor

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Eizo Technologies is proud to announce today the release of their latest HD monitor, the Raptor SQ2802. This screen is designed mainly for air traffic control rooms and features an impressive 2K x 2K (2048 x 2048) resolution. The screen uses eBlue LED backlighting and is rated to last up to 100000 hours. The monitor comes with dual DVI ports as well as dual 5BNC connectors. The company stated that the screen has several optional features that can be purchased separately. They include a cooling fan, a second power supply, and more. Eizo has not announced a retail price, but the SQ2802 will be on display at ATC Global in Amsterdam.

[via Eizo Technologies]

Sony Announces SmartDock Coming Soon

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Sony unveiled today a new way to connect your smart phone with your HDTV. The product is a SmartDock that is compatible with their Xperia P smartphone. The SmartDock is already connected to the TV and when the user plugs in their smart phone, the image is instantly displayed onto the TV. This product will allow users to give their TVs all the internet capabilities of their smartphone even if the TV isn’t already a Smart TV. The SmartDock uses an HDMI port to connect to the TV. The user can even use the TV’s remote control to control the phone. They also say that users can even use a connected keyboard and mouse as well. The SmartDock can also charge the Xperia P phone as well as two other devices through USB connections. Sony has not yet announced information about pricing or availability at this time.

[via Flatpanels HD]

Red Bull TV Joins Samsung HDTV App Store

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Samsung’s Smart TVs have thousands of applications available for users to download. Today, the company announced the release of their latest app provided by Red Bull TV. The Red Bull channel will provide users with original programming and extreme sports coverage. The range of content includes music, sports, pop culture, urban lifestyle, games, and various live events. There will also be live coverage and video on demand services as well. Red Bull also announced that the app will include several British sports, including the 2012 Olympics, held in London.

[via HDTV Test]

Eizo Unveils DuraVision FDU2101 and FDU2101T HD Monitors

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Eizo announced today two new additions to their DuraVision lineup, the FDU2101 and FDU2101T. Both displays feature a 21.3 inch screen, UXGA (1600 x 1200) resolution, and a 1000:1 contrast ratio. The only difference is that the FDU2101T comes with touch screen capabilities. These screens are designed to endure the elements and can even be used outside. Another major feature is an integrated light sensor that will adjust the screens’ brightness. Retail prices have not been announced yet, but they are available through the company’s website.

[via Flatpanels HD]

Panasonic TX-L47ET5 HDTV Preview

Friday, February 24th, 2012

One of the new HDTVs to come this year to Panasonic is the TX-L47ET5. This 47 inch screen features full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and 3D technology. Today, the writers from Trusted Reviews got the chance to preview this screen before it hits the shelves. The first thing they note is that this device doesn’t use the typical active shutter 3D technology that other Panasonic TVs provide. Instead it uses the same passive technology that is used by theaters. The writers note that the passive technology is a cheaper option and still provides a rather decent image quality. They didn’t really note any major problems with the TV. They concluded by stating, “Personally we feel glad that Panasonic hasn’t let its pride stop it offering consumers a choice they clearly want, and we’re looking forward to putting the ET5 series through their paces when they start to arrive in our test rooms in March or April.”

[via Trusted Reviews]

This Week on HD Nation

Friday, February 24th, 2012

This week on HD Nation, the hosts review two of Optoma’s portable projectors, the PK320 and the ML500. They were fairly impressed by the small size being able to deliver incredible image quality. The image quality for both devices is good for business applications, but not really suited for home theater entertainment. In the other major segment on this week’s episode, the hosts handle one of their viewers’ questions that ask for more details about the 21:9 aspect ratio. This aspect ratio is the same ratio that most movies are filmed in originally. By using this ratio in a TV screen, the black bars above and below the screen are eliminated from the overall display.

[via Revision 3]

AOC E2352PHZ HD Monitor Released

Friday, February 24th, 2012

AOC is proud to announce today the release of the latest LED HD monitor, the E2352PHZ. This screen is capable of displaying full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and a 20000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio onto a 23 inch screen. The display uses passive 3D technology and even comes with its own pair of 3D glasses and a 3D clip-on lenses for those who already wear glasses. Other major features include built-in speakers, a 5ms response time, and a power saving mode. The LED backlighting helps reduce energy and ensures a thin design. The display is available now for $288.

[via 3D Display Info]

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