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Samsung UN46D8000 HDTV Receives Reduced Price

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

The Samsung UN46D8000 is one of the company’s many 3D HDTVs. The screen measures 46 inches, diagonally and comes with full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and a 25000000:1 contrast ratio. Today, it was revealed that this TV has received a price drop from its original price of $2700 to $1579. The TV features 3D and Smart TV technology. When this TV hit the retail market, the main concern among reviewers was the high retail price. But now it is well within a price range that is affordable. Other major features that are included with the UN46D8000 are Touch Control, Skype, and a QWERTY keyboard remote control.

[via PC World]

LG 42LM670T HDTV Review

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

One of the many new 3D HDTVs from LG is the 42LM670T. This screen is capable of displaying full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution with the help of LED backlighting. Today, the writers from Trusted Reviews released their thoughts about this TV during their tests. The first thing they noticed was that the retail price is really above average. But the thing about expensive TVs is that they usually have a reason. For the 42LM670T, this was apparent in the TV’s image quality. The writers gave the TV high marks for both 2D and 3D picture quality. What was equally impressive was the overall design that gives the TV a high-end feel. The writers did notice some motion blur problems, but stated that they were minor and not easily noticeable. The writers concluded by stating, “LG has arguably been the ‘most improved’ TV brand for the past couple of years. So it’s not actually a great surprise to find that, on the evidence of first the 55LM660T and now the 42LM670T, 2012 appears to be the year where LG has well and truly caught up with the best of the TV Joneses.”

[via Trusted Reviews]

LG 47LM6700 HDTV Preview

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

The LG 47LM6700 is one of the company’s new 3DTVs. It uses LED technology to display full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and an 8000000:1 contrast ratio. Recently, the writers from PC Magazine released their preview of this TV. The writers complimented 3D technology and the Smart TV functions. They also noted that this TV uses LG’s Magic Remote Control, that allows a user to point and click at their TV instead of having a remote full of buttons. If the TV is anything like other TVs in the same series that PC Magazine has reviewed then the TV should perform very well with black levels and have superior energy efficiency.

[via PC Magazine]

Sony Patent Puts Doctors Into Your HDTV

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Back in 2010, Sony announced plans to go into the medical device business. Today, the writers from Engadget found proof of this claim as they found a patent from Sony. The patent details a wristband that would monitor the wearer’s heart rate, vitals, and blood glucose levels. It would then transmit that information to a compatible HDTV where the user could watch. The patent also states that if the TV is connected to the internet than it would send the information to emergency services or to your local HMO. This monitoring system would be ideal for elderly and those who are obsessed with their health. Currently there is no word if Sony will actually develop the patent.

[via Engadget]

The Latest News on HD Nation

Friday, April 20th, 2012

This week on HD Nation, the hosts first talk about some news that was reported last week by Sharp. They announced that they were going to create the first LCD panels that include IGZO oxide semiconductors. The technology will increase pixel transparency, which will ultimately increase brightness levels and reduce energy consumption. The hosts state that the technology is not incredibly new. The technology has already been previewed by several other companies. Another segment, the hosts talk about in the show is about Samsung’s new OLED technology. They state that Samsung has announced that the company will be unveiling new information and details at the upcoming IFA in August. Lastly, the hosts announce that the Sony PlayStation 3 will now support Amazon Instant Video. The hosts were very happy with the platforms’ interface and image quality. The movie selection is very diverse and there were no real complaints.

[via Revision 3]

Sharp Provides LCD Panels for Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Sharp is known for creating some of the biggest HDTVs and displays in the world. Today, the company announced that their LCD panels are being used in the flight deck of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. This state-of-the-art commercial airplane is the first to use LCD screens inside the plane. They will be used to incorporate Super View LCD, which is a display technology that Sharp developed for their AQUOS HDTVs. The displays will help the pilot and co-pilot see the vital flight information as well as monitor critical aspects of the plane itself.

[via Sharp]

Bang & Olufsen Looks to Unveil B&O Play HDTVs on May 2nd

Friday, April 20th, 2012

A few days ago, Bang & Olufsen announced that their first B&O Play HDTV will be releasing soon to the consumer market. Today, the company has invited the press to an event on May 2nd in order to unveil the new B&O Play TV as well as other Play products. The B&O Play brand is designed to provide high quality Bang & Olufsen products to the consumers for a lower than normal price. This would allow the company to branch out more in the market. The invite doesn’t give any specification details, but hopefully on May 2nd, we’ll finally have some more details about these TVs.

[via Flatpanels HD]

JVC Releases DT-E21L4 and DT-E17L4G HD Monitors at NAB 2012

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

JVC is happy to announce today the release of two new professional monitors, the DT-E21L4 and the DT-E17L4G. These screens measure 21 and 17 inches, respectively, and they both feature full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution. The displays will be joining the company’s E Series monitors and come with a TN panel with 10-bit color processing. The company has included a diverse connection panel that includes HDMI, VGA, 5BNC, and more. The monitors will be on display this week at the NAB show. The DT-E21L4 will be priced at $2950, while the DT-E17L4G will retail for $2560.

[via JVC]

LG Unveils New R&D Center Opening Soon

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

LG is proud to announce today that they will be opening a new R&D in Paju, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. The new center will focus on next-generation display panels, including OLED panels. The center will reside in a 15-story building. Paju will also soon host LG’s new 8.5-Gen OLED TV fab as well as the company’s flexible OLED R&D line. The center will host around 2500 workers and will be officially opening sometime in May 2012.

[via OLED Info]

Panasonic Unveils Viera Remote App

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Panasonic has announced today a new app for smartphones and tablets called the Viera Remote. This app is available for anyone with Apple iOS or the Google Android operating system. It will allow devices to be connected together and controlled through the phone or tablet. The app will also stream content from your mobile device to your TV without having to connect cables. The app also works the other way and allows users to stream TV shows from their cable or satellite directly to their mobile devices. Viera Remote is free to download and is available now.

[via Flatpanels HD]



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