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March 18, 2010

Octopuses like HDTV, not SDTV

octopus.jpgIf you're still not convinced that an HDTV is an improvement on your ancient tube model--how could you not--just ask a group of TV-watching octopuses. Researchers in Australia recently found that octopuses respond more "vigorously" to high-definition images than to standard-definition TV picture.

The thinking is that the intelligence of the 8 tentacled sea creature is beyond the pixelation of an SD image--fellow sea creatures just don't appear real enough I suppose.

Just imagine, every tank in your local aquarium having an HDTV for the sea creatures!


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March 17, 2010

A Sony Google LCD TV on the way?

google-tv.jpgGoogle is attempting to invade our living rooms, according to an article today in The New York Times. According to the news site, Google is teaming up with Intel, Sony and Logitech to bring a web-like interface and experience to the TV set. With hardware provided by Sony, computer chips by Intel and peripherals like a remote from Logitech, the Google TV would run on Google's open source Android operating system and somehow utilize its Chrome browser. This all according to the article which wasn't confirmed nor denied (except by Sony) by spokespersons from any of the above mentioned companies. Is there anything Google won't touch?


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March 10, 2010

Panasonic 3D gear now available at Best Buy Magnolia stores

bestbuy-thumb.jpg3D alert! Best Buy Magnolia store shoppers can pick up Panasonic's 50-inch Viera VT20 HDTV, a BDT300 Blu-ray Disc Player and a pair of active shutter glasses for $2900, right now! Additional pairs of glasses, currently required for 3D video content viewing, will set you back a further $150 a pair.

To separate itself from the competition, Panasonic is basically paying for 3D programming for DirecTV HD customers in June, so picking up this package is one way to get ready for that if you're a DirecTV customer.


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LG 3D home theater packages coming to UK in May

lg-lx9900-3d-led-television.jpgLG is attempting to grab the UK 3D market while Panasonic, Sony and Samsung scramble for market and mind share in North America. The company is getting ready to pop out its LX9900 3D TV line this May at roughly the same time as its BX580 Blu-ray player, all in hopes that customers will pick up the whole 3D home theater enchilada at the same time.

The LX9900 will be available in 47- and 55-inch display sizes, complete with 400 Khz TruMotion, 10, 000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, DLBA, Bluetooth, a wireless AV link and, of course, the need for those 3D active shutter glasses. Pricing isn't official just yet, but word on the street is that the 47-inch version will cost in the region of £2500 - £3000 while the 55-incher somewhere in between £3600 - £4000. The Blu-ray player will sit around £350. As for package deals, no word on that either.

I expect we'll find out more before the May shipping date.


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March 9, 2010

Samsung 2010 HDTV prices now available

samsung-2010-prices.jpgMy head is spinning with 3D goodness these days and when I see some of the attached price tags for new 3D TVs it spins a little quicker still.

Coming in April, Samsung's 55-inch UN55C9000 and 46-inch UN46C9000 LED-backlit LCD HDTVs will cost a completely outrageous $6999 and $5999. The company's other sets including its 7000 and 8000 series', and a variety of other plasma, LCD and CCFL-backlit will also ship in intervals running until this morning, though at cheaper prices. Thank goodness for that.

You can find out all the pricing information you could possibly want by following the links below:

Samsung 2010 LED LCD HDTVs
Samsung 2010 plasma HDTVs
Samsung 2010 CCFL LCD HDTVs


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March 8, 2010

HDI bringing smaller 3D TVs to market?

hdi-tv.jpgIn 2010, 3D will be the buzzword that rules them all and when 3D is combined with size, a company by the name of HDI will rule them all. Rolling out a monster 103-inch 3D, laser-based TV in April, HDI will likely charge around $10, 000 a pop--when a mass quantity is purchased. The company has also stated that smaller models--like in the 46-inch form factor--are on tap soon as well. You know, for normal people like us.


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March 4, 2010

Sears accepting Samsung 3D TV pre-orders

samsung-sears-3d.jpgSears is accepting pre-orders for Samsung's new 3D HDTVs in an attempt to associate its name with the new home theater technology in the consumer consciousness. The 46-inch UN46C7000WFXZA and 55-inch UN55C7000WFXZA will be the first to ship this month and pre-orders are available from the Sears website. The company also has a message indicating that Samsung's 3D Blu-ray players and 3D glasses will be shipping soon as well.

The retailer will provide consumer education online and in stores regarding 3D home theater technology, not surprisingly with a focus on price. Most of us in the consumer world are already convinced we won't be able to afford nascent 3D home theater technology. The 46- and 55-inch sets will sell for $2600 and $3300, respectively, and while the pricing is expensive, it's also cheaper than I expected.


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March 1, 2010

February 22, 2010

Samsung 3D TVs coming to UK next month

led9000.jpgSamsung is launching 20 new 3D-compatible home theater products in the United Kingdom in March, according to the company's president. Included in the new product releases will be Samsung's 3D HDTVs which will range between 19 inches and 65 inches, the latter in its flagship 9000 line. The TVs will be released with the required active shutter glasses and content from Dreamworks and the capability to watch World Cup soccer in 3D! Samsung hasn't announced prices yet other than to say that they are "very reasonable."


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February 17, 2010

Mitsubishi upscales 1080p resolution to 4K2K; coming to a living room near you...

mitsub-4k.jpg1080p resolution isn't as good as it gets, folks! We already kind of knew that as we've seen the odd 4K products on the market, especially in Asia, but none of them really work with current home theater products. Mitsubishi is looking to change this with a new 4K2K scaler which can apparently upscale 1080p video to 4096 x 2160 pixel resolution with the new HDMI 1.4 standard. Still, at 4 times the resolution of 1080p, the upscaler still won't mean compatibility with Blu-ray for the time being. The company is expected to announced a new line of HDTVs sporting the 4K2K upscaler in the near future.


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