August 8, 2005
Okay - it's $2999 and 61". Get clicking.
"Gone are the days when the television was just another home appliance to belorded over by man. The InFocus ScreenPlay 61MD10 61” DLP HighDefinition TV brooks no insolence from its puny human onlookers!Stationed against the wall of your den, this colossus inspires awe,commands reverence, and instills fear! This is the world’s thinnest andmost advanced ultra-thin microdisplay TV! It outclasses your last setby orders of magnitude! Vivid, gigantic images of the “According toJim” gang will spill into your tiny home like latter-day Titans! Cowerbefore them like a penitent pilgrim at a pagan altar!"
At Woot : One Day, One Deal
July 22, 2005
BenQ and Mediabolic has announced a set of HDTV LCDs with built in network media player features. They include software from Mediabolic that can browse music, photos, and videos stored on your PC. You'll also be able to access internet content and applications from Mediabolic. The new displays range in size from 14" to 46" and will be powered by the Philips Nexperia media processor.
At Mediabolic Via I4U News
Pioneer has some very cool new Plasma TVs in their "P.U.R.E Black Panel / NEW P.U.R.E Vision" lines. These HDTVs have a contrast ration of 4000:1 and have an overall power reduction of 20 to 30%.
Via Akihabara News at Pioneer
July 15, 2005
Okay - so it's 70" of LCD Projected - but it's huge! The Sony WEGA KDF-70XBR950 70'' LCD Projection TV is a giant TV people - so big that you can't fit it in your house.
Seriously, The Sony XBR '950 series are rear-projection LCD TVs that include a built-in HDTV tuner. There are two key factors that determine the picture quality of "fixed-pixel" TVs like this XBR Grand Wega: the pixel count of the display panel(s), and the video processing circuitry. The KDF-70XBR950 uses three LCD elements (one each for the red, green, and blue signals), and each is packed with over one million pixels (1386 x 788 better than 720p).
July 14, 2005
Who needs 11 new LCD and Plasma HDMI TV's for mid August? WE DO!!!! The new line of Hitachi LCD & Plasma HDMI screens will start at 26" and go up to 55". Prices are going to be on the 3-6 thousand US range with 5 of the 11 new models having built in 160 GB HDD video recorders. YES!
Via Akihabara News
July 11, 2005
I need a wall mount LCD projector. I'm pretty sure that if I had this - my life would be complete as well. The new LG AN110 is the world's first wall mounted projector. You'll get a HD picture at 1280x768 resolution and the project is tiny. Other features include a picture with 3000:1 contrast, and a bulb that lasts for 4000 hours.
Via Tech Digest at LG Electronics
June 22, 2005
Sony is now shipping 3 new LCD TV HDTV models. The new Grand WEGA HD models are the KDF-E60A20 (60-inch), KDF-E55A20 (55-inch), and KDF-E50A10 (50-inch) andt the KDF-E42A10 (42-inch) model. The first three ship this week. The KDF-E42A10 ships in July
At I4U News
June 12, 2005
32inches and coming in at $1299 - perfect. I wouldn't recommend paying more than that for 32". I like this new TV like look to the LCD TV - I think it's a little less wide screen looking and a little more familiar for the true TV person and not just a movie buff. It's got 12 ms response - nice. And at 800:1 for contrast ratio, a brightness of 550 nits, and 1366x768 resolution, this is a pretty nice entry level LCD TV.
May 4, 2005
Why for the love of god doesn't TIVO get that Mac users find a natural affinity with being a MAC user and a TIVO person? Why do companies like TIVO start to go to the dark side? Why do they start so amazingly cool and end up so amazingly evil?
MAKE A MAC VERSION OF TIVO DESKTOP ON PAR WITH YOUR WICKED XP VERSION!!!!
TiVo Desktop 2.1 Released | PVRblog:
TiVo Desktop 2.1 is out. The new features largely center around TiVoToGo playing on Microsoft Portable Media Centers, although it also changes the DRM so that you can't strip it off (previous discussion). This is just for Windows 2000 and XP, so Mac OS X users need to stick with 1.9.1 (which dosn't work on Tiger) and OS/2 users should probably start thinking about a new OS.
May 3, 2005
Are we there yet? This is exactly what I need - wireless HD transmission throughout the house, and just after I wired 3 bedrooms with ethernet! We can only hope wireless HD is going to be cheap and going to work.
UWB Wireless HD Transmission : Gizmodo:
Please let this be the year of wireless HD video and audio. FOCUS Enhancements, a company not normally associated with end-user applications, is demoing an Ultrawideband HD chip that can transmit multiple streams throughout the home.