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January 22, 2008

NuVision Releases 42-, 47, and 52-inch Lucidium DCM LCD HDTV's, Seven Models Expected To Ship In February

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High-end HDTV maker NuVision is shipping the first 3 models of their 10 model Lucidium DCM LCD HDTVs. The three sets, in sizes of 42-, 47-, and 52 inches boast 1080p resolution, NiDO III Image processing, a Digital Switching Deep Black system, slim mounting depths, and a generous 4 HDMI 1.3 ports. Priced at $2199, $2799, and $4199 respectively, the three models are the first releases of a ten model lineup, with the remaining seven to ship next month. Six of seven February release will be in the 22-37 inch category, priced from $749 to $1899, and the last model will be the Lucidium HDN 65-inch model that will retail for a hefty $11999. The remaining seven models will have the same features as the currently shipping models.

Via AVGuide

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January 16, 2008

Sony Introduces Bravia B4000 LCD Series To Europe

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Sony has announced its new European Bravia B4000 Series LCD lineup available in Pearly White and Glossy Mocha color options, and in 3 sizes: 20-, 23-, and 26-inches. As you can intuit from the size options, the B4000 is designed for easy portability and the ability to fit into small spaces making it an ideal option for the kitchen and bathroom. Exactly what Sony intended, as the series is "engagingly stylish", typical of Bravia sets, but also an "ultimately practical lifestyle solution". Its Bravia engine provides vivid color and deep contrast while remarkable sound is delivered via Virtual Dolby Surround and BBE ViVa audio signal processing. Other features of note include two HDMI inputs, Bravia Theater Sync technology for theater integration from one button push on your remote, a built-in digital tuner, and displays the energy efficiency characteristic of next-generation prototypes by utilizing only 0.7W of energy when in standby mode.

Via Sony Europe

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January 15, 2008

Philips Goes Green With "Best Of CES" ECO TV

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Each year CNET gives out its "Best Of CES" awards and this year's best TV of the show was the Philips ECO FlatTV (the 42PFL5603D). You might wonder how Philips pulled it off. After all, Philips isn't exactly the premier name in high-def televisions, and Panasonic's 150 inch behemoth as well as Sony and Samsung's OLED displays were a little more eye-catching. But "green" is in.

The Philips ECO TV, part of the company's Green Flagship product line, has been independently certified as being up to 10% more efficient than other LCD's its size. At 42 inches, with 1080p resolution, the ECO TV saves energy by regulating the use of its backlight. It has a built-in sensor that actually measures the rooms ambient lighting, adjusting the amount of light emitted from the backlight, not only saving energy but resulting in a better picture on the screen. Definitely the best of/for both worlds!

Expect the ECO TV to hit shelves in March for $1399.

Via Electronic House

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January 14, 2008

Sharp 108 Inch LCD TV To Hit Shelves In 2008

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Sharp has promised that it's 108 inch LCD will hit shelves sometime this year. Wouldn't it make a great Super Bowl party centerpiece? That is if you have cash to burn. What do you think, high five figures or low six figures?

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January 13, 2008

Internet TV's: Sharp Aquos SE94U Series With Aquos Net

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Sharp's popular Aquos lineup of LCD's got an upgrade at CES with the showcasing of the new SE94U series with Aquos Net. The high-end series features a display that is 28% thinner that previous Aquos models thanks to an upgraded backlight system in its ASV panel, as well as a 27000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, and a 120 Hz frame rate. A 4 ms response time, 3 HDMI inputs and dual HD component terminals round out the critical features. The lineup will come in three sizes: a 65 inch model, to be released this month with an MSRP of $10999, a 52 inch model to be released this month or next for $4199, and a 46 inch diplay priced at $3199 in February.

Aquos Net, which connects through an ethernet jack, allows users to download supported widgets and connect to Sharp's technical support team in real-time through your TV, all part of the eventual move to internet-supporting televisions.

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January 9, 2008

Honeywell Altura LCD Lineup Looks Impressive, Priced Impressively

We don't normally think of the name Honeywell first when it comes to LCD TV's, but consumer electronics manufacturer will be releasing a new line of LCD's under the name Honeywell. The Honeywell Altura LCD TV's will range in size from 42 to a whopping 82 inches and feature 1080p resolution, a 120000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, and support for SRS TruBass and TruSurround, Dolby Digital ProLogicII Sound and MTS/SAP.

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Made of steel with brushed aluminum bezel, the Altura's have response times of 4 ms for the 57 and 65 inch models and 3 ms for the 70 inch model. Combined with the full HD resolution and contrast ratio, the Altura's have a crystal clear picture that rivals better known names. The models have a full selection of connections include 3 HDMI inputs and a V-chip for parental control.

The 57 inch model has a MSRP of $5999, the 65 inch model is tagged at $7499, and the price of the 70 inch model has yet to be determined.

Via Honeywell

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January 6, 2008

CES 2008: JVC Goes Thin With 1.5 Inch LCD Lineup

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Thin seems to be in once again at CES 2008 as JVC has announced a new lineup of super-thin LCD's. The thinnest parts of the TV's measure in at 1.5 inches, but the widest part still measures in at 2.9 inches. This summer will see the release of the first two models, the 42-inch LT-42SL89 and the 46-inch LT-46SL89, both featuring 1080p resolution and built-in tuners although no prices will be announced until closer to the release date. JVC has also made a point of marketing the fact that the new TV's use comparatively less energy than most other LCD's on the market. Good job, JVC.

Via Electronic House

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December 21, 2007

Zepto LCD's Feature Wireless Web Video Connection Via Windows

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Danish HDTV maker Zepto is set to release two new LCD sets. The 32-inch A32 and 40-inch A40 both feature a built-in wireless media center that detects Windows XP Media Center and Vista Home Premium on a local network, allowing you to view web video without a set-top box. The A32 features a 720p resolution and is priced at $3084 and the A40 features full HD 1080p resolution and will be priced at $3855. Both sets boast a 2000:1 contrast ratio, an 8 ms response time, as well as an adjustable ambient light system that apparently reduces eyestrain without adding excessive light to the room. Both analog and digital broadcasts are received via dual analog tuners and a DVB-T tuner.

Via Electronista

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December 19, 2007

Samsung Plans To Produce 4000x2000 Pixel LCD TV's

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Could we be seeing LCD TV's boasting resolutions of up to 4000x2000 pixels in our living rooms in the near future? An article in the New York Times quoted Samsung's American VP for LCD sales as saying that "LCD sets are getting bigger, and increasing in resolution and quality, leading to a market similar to computers" and "the next wave of resolution will be 8-times the resolution of HD". That could be a hint that Samsung plans to start mass producing 4000x2000 pixel displays in the near future. This would require an entirely new manufacturing plant and Samsung is apparently talking "about the idea with potential customers". Maybe "near future" is an overly optimistic prediction. Given it takes about 18 months to get a new plant up and running, we give it at least 3 years to happen.

Via Engadget HD

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December 18, 2007

LG Electronics Releases Two More DivX Certified LCD's In Time Machine Series

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LG Electronics has released two more DivX certified high-def televisions in their Time Machine LCD TV Series. The two new models, the 42LB9RT and 32LB9RT, allow you to watch and record programming at the same time and allow DivX content transfer to the TV through a built-in USB port. They also both feature a built-in 80 GB hard disc drive. The two new models, as well as the rest of the Time Machine Series, will be geared toward the South American market.

Via Business Wire

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