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August 20, 2008

Mitsubishi Reveals 7 New MZW/MXW/MX LCD HDTV's, Coming To Japan This Fall

mit1_02(2).jpgMitsubishi has revealed three new LCD TV lineups in Japan-Real MZW series, Real MXW series, and Real MX series-bringing a total of 7 new models to the Mitsub family. The Real MZW series consists of two higher-end models, the 40-inch LCD-40MZW200 and the 46-inch LCD-46MZW200, both slated for an October 21 release. Prominent features include 1080p, a 10-bit Diamond panel with 120 Hz technology, 15000:1 contrast ratio, 16-bit video processing, and HDMI CEC compatibility.

The 37-inch LCD-37MXW200 and 42-inch LCD-42MXW200 make up the MXW series, hitting Japan September 1. Slightly cheaper than the MZW series, these two models are the mid-range sets, delivering a full HD picture, running on Mitsub's Diamond Engine, and featuring 'auto turn' technology which lets you swivel the TV's viewing angle using the remote control. The MX series consists of the 19-inch LCD-19ATL20, 26-inch LCD-26MX20, and 32-inch LCD-32MX11 and seem to be ideal for a bedroom or possibly kitchen HDTV. These are the three cheapest models of the seven and only display 720p resolution. Japan will see the MX series released October 21.

It also looks like Mitsubishi is working on an LCD TV/Blu-ray player/Blu-ray recorder combo with a development timeline leading to an official release this fall.

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August 13, 2008

Sony's Bravia X4500, W4500 LCD Series' Land Across The Pond

1218032878791.jpgAcross the pond in Europe, Sony has announced the Bravia X4500 and Bravia W4500 series' LCD TV's. The flagship X4500 series will be available in 40-, 46-, and 55-inch sizes and boast a translucent frame design. Powered by Bravia's Engine 2 Pro, filters actually clean up the image before it hits the screen in full 1080p resolution, and in the case of standard-def DVD's, Digital Reality Creation 3.0 upconverts the image to full HD. The larger 46- and 55-inch models also feature an RGB Dynamic LED backlight to enhance contrast ratio.

The Bravia W4500 series comes in 40-, 46-, and 52-inch sizes and is powered by Bravia's Engine 2. DLNA-compatible, the W4500 series sports 1080p resolution across the board. Motionflow 100 Hz technology ensures a crisp picture even in fast-moving scenes, while the IB reduction features cleans the picture of any defects before it hits the screen.

Release dates and pricing info have yet to be announced.

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August 12, 2008

Looking For A Bedroom HDTV Solution? Sharp's AQUOS E-Series Is Your Answer

8-7-08-sharp-e-series(2).jpgIf you happen to be looking for a high-def LCD display a little on the smaller side, consider Sharp's AQUOS E-Series, available in 16- and 20-inch sizes. Featuring 720p resolution, 1200:1 contrast ratio, 450 cd/m2 brightness, and both analog and digital tuners, the E-Series is both DTV2009-ready and the perfect bathroom, bedroom or kitchen companion. If you're really gung ho to spiff up your bedroom theater, the E-Series has the connectivity options to allow it, sporting a pair of HDMI slots, PC input, S-video jack and a couple of composite sockets. Of course, the Sharp AQUOS E-Series is headed for somewhere other than the US though. Look for the pair to hit Japan in the middle of September priced at the American equivalent of $778 and $870 for the 16- and 20-inch models respectively.

Via Engadget HD

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August 11, 2008

Mitsubishi LT-52148 LCD HDTV Gets Reviewed

mitsub(2).jpgMitsubishi is better known as a rear-projection TV maker than an LCD manufacturer, but given the slow death of the RPTV market the company has ventured into new waters with the 52-inch LT-52148. And while the company has to tweak their LCD technology an little bit, the new 148 series' pulls off the incorporation of some high-end high-def technology pretty well. The 1080p, 120 Hz LCD set does have some ringing around objects with the default picture presets, excessively bright green tones, a sluggish menu, and power consumption one can't exactly call "green", but with an impressive native contrast ratio, HD video handling and an effective 120 Hz refresh rate, the Mitsubishi LT-52148 looks to be the first of many quality flat-panels. If you're the early adopter type when it comes to brand names, head over to Amazon where you'll find the LT-52148 for $2380 with free shipping now.

via pcmag

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August 8, 2008

Sharp Aquos SE94U Internet-Connected LCD TV's Get Funspot Games

sudoku_screenshot.jpgEver dream of doing nothing more than plop down on the couch, grab the remote and with it play games on your high-def TV? Yeah, yeah, we know, you can but now there's one more way. Internet-connected Sharp AQUOS SE94U LCD TV's will now have a bunch of remote control-controllable interactive games courtesy of Accedo Broadband's Funspot gaming service. These won't exactly be what you call high-end games though. More for the crowd that just wants to tune-out without the use of controlled substances, the Funspot gaming service includes puzzles, board games, arcade games, strategy and card games.


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August 7, 2008

Sharp's LC-52SB55U, LC-46SB54U, And LC-42SB45U Latest SB Line Models At An Affordable Price

506692.jpgSharp's 52-inch LC-52SB55U, 46-inch LC-46SB54U and 42-inch LC-42SB45U are the company's latest additions to its SB line of LCD TV's. All three sets come in a glossy black finish and sport full HD 1080p resolution LCD displays and Sharp's Spectral Contrast engine enabling deeper contrast ratios and crisper images. The two larger models boast a quick response time of 6ms, while the baby 42-inch LC-42SB45U has a 6.5ms response.

A wide viewing angle allows viewing from virtually any location in the room and like most new HDTV's these days, the new SB models have a power-saving feature called OPC Power Save which automatically adjusts the screen's luminance to provide an optimal picture corresponding to the room's natural brightness. All three models have ATSC/QAM/NTSC tuners built-in, a PC input, and a pair of HD component terminals. The number of HDMI ports vary by model: the LC-52SB55U has 4, the LC-46SB54U has 2, and the LC-42SB45U has a single HDMI slot. Designed with affordability in mind, the 46- and 52-inch models are available now for $1699.99 and $2299.99 respectively, while the 42-inch Sharp will see its release next month priced at $1399.99.

Via CEPro

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August 6, 2008

Hitachi Wooo UT LCD Line Gets New 47-Inch Models With DVR

hitachi_black(2).jpgHitachi's Wooo UT LCD TV line just got a little bigger over in Japan with the addition of a couple of new models-the 47-inch UT47-XP770 available in black and white and 47-inch UT47-XV700. All 35mm ultra-thin models, the new Wooo's all feature full 1080p resolution courtesy of the Picture Master Full HD engine, 500cd/m2 panel brightness, and a wide 178 degree viewing angle. DLNA-compatible, both the XV700 and XP770 are capable of advanced features such as email retrieval and DVR-recording. In fact, the XP770 model has an exterior TV tuner that sits alongside an included 250GB DVR capable of recording 50 hours of programming. The new models will receive a staggered release this fall and although we couldn't find any pricing details, Newlaunches reports a US$4800 pricetag for the XP770.

Via Newlaunches

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August 2, 2008

LG's 47LG90 LED-Backlit LCD TV Coming September 2008

LG90_05(2).jpgLG's 47LG90, a 47-inch 1080p LCD TV, is the latest fall HDTV release to utilize LED local dimming technology in order to improve contrast ratio over standard compact fluorescent backlighting. Joining Samsung's Series 9 and a couple of Sony's XBR8 models in the LED backlighting category, LG's 47LG90 will use 1536 light-emitting diodes grouped into 128 sectors to produce an amazing dynamic contrast ratio of 1, 000, 000:1. Other features include Trumotion 120Hz, Intelligent Sensor, 24p Real Cinema, LG SimpLink, 4 HDMI inputs, a USB 2.0 slot for music and photos. In the end premium features mean a premium price and LG doesn't disappoint here. When it hits stores in September, the LG 47LG90 will hit your wallet to the tune of $3599.

Via Crave

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July 30, 2008

Samsung Series 6 LCD TV's: The New 630 Family With Red Touch of Color

3110fy38FpL._AA280_(2).jpgWith all the hoopla surrounding Samsung's new LCD lineups last week, we somehow forgot to tell you about the new Series 6 line. Featuring 3 new sets-the 40-inch LN40A630, 46-inch LN46A630, and 52-inch LN52A630-the Series 6 trio sports Samsung's red Touch of Color bezel, 1080p resolution, 120Hz refresh, 3 HDMI v1.3 ports and a USB slot. From smallest to largest, the 630 models are expected to cost $1,699.99, $2,099.99, and $2,699.99 when they hit stores in August or you can purchase them from Amazon now.

40-inch LN40A630-Amazon
46-inch LN46A630-Amazon
52-inch LN52A630-Amazon

Via Yahoo

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July 29, 2008

Bravia T Series: Sony Gets Design Crazy With 6 New LCD TV's To Hit Asia Pacific In August

Bravia_TSeries_highres(2).jpgIf we respect anyone's opinion it's the boys over at Engadget HD, but this time maybe not so much. While they feel Sony's new Bravia T series LCD models are unsightly, we have to give Sony kudos for stepping outside of the design box. While the past year has seen a shrinking bezel trend, Sony throws a curveball and sticks the Bravia's built-in speakers on the side of the set. Granted they're just asking for criticism doing something so crazy and all, but it's nice to see something a little different.

The Sony Bravia T series will be launched in the Asia Pacific region at the end of August and features six new LCD HDTV's sized from 19 to 32 inches. The 19-inch models feature 1680 x 1050 resolution while the larger 26- and 32-inch models feature 1366 x 768 resolution. All of the models feature the Bravia Engine 2, Advanced Contrast Enhancer, MPEG Noise Reduction, and a variety of screen formats and picture modes. So far no pricing details have been released, but if you want to take a closer look at the specs just hit the read link.

Via Sony

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