July 25, 2005
Philips is working on a new lamp technology to eliminate smearing. Smearing, also known as ghosting, is a problem in thin liquid crystal display (LCD) televisions because the tiny pixels that create the image take time to switch on and off.
The problem, widely recognized as the main drawback of LCD TVs, is apparent in fast moving objects such as tennis balls, but even slower moving images get fuzzy around the edges. Old-fashioned tube TV screens have no such issue, because they light up 50, 60 or 100 times per second for just a split second -- much shorter than the time to light up a flat screen pixel -- with large inactive or dark periods in between. Philips will do something similiar to a Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) by switching the fluorescent backlight on and off at a rapid pace.
I hope this works. I really hate smearing and you see it all the time on movies that are action packed.
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
July 20, 2005
Want to move your LCD screen anywhere in the house - or just have no cords attached so it's really stunning on that front wall? Well - minus the power cord now you can. Freescale has announced a UWB-based LCD HDTV screen that receives content via a wireless voice and video signals from a media server a system for wireless TV broadcasts. Of course you'll need the new Ultra-Wind Band wireless in your house but none the less - this is exactly what I want.
The UWB LCD television can be placed in any room and moved anywhere, without a cord attaching it to any system, except for the electricity outlet. A single media service located in the home will broadcast to all televisions in it simultaneously. Freescale said the television will be launched in early 2006.
July 19, 2005
Showing off everything in your house has to be a trend TV really needed. I remember those dark years in the late 80's and early 90's when finding a TV in someone's house could be down right difficult. I'm glad flat panel TVs and other TV options are getting center stage in the room for TV viewing. If you spend big bucks on an item and it can also display a simulated fish tank, art, oh and episodes of Angel why would you want to hide it?
More thoughts at Apartment Therapy
July 18, 2005
Okay - now my brother and I could have watched both Land of the Lost and Hong Kong Fui at the same time! The new dual screen LCD television from Sharp will allow two different programs to air at the same time depending where one sits. Japanese electronics firm Sharp Corp on Thursday unveiled the liquid crystal display (LCD) set that can simultaneously display different images into the right and left sides of the screen through a backlight. Viewers will get an uninterrupted view no matter where they sit, but what they see will change depending on the angle, the company said in a statement.
Via Yahoo! News
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
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 13, 2005
Everyone asks me this question every time they see my LCD TV. How did you pick it? What resolution is it? Why did you pick that one? Is that a good brand? Is the Sony the best? Read on at PC World.com and get the latest answers to; How to Buy A Flat-Screen TV...
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.
June 10, 2005
Integrated WiFi and LCD TVs??? I can't wait for the next wave of LCD TV's to have integrated toasters ovens, juicers, and Xbox 360s. :-) Seriously, this 32" wonder has integrated WiFi to stream your "digital media" files to the screen without the hassle of having to hook up your PC to it. However, it does include a USB hub for connecting your camera as well. All that extra stuff pushes this LCD TV to the $2500+ mark. Ouch! I wouldn't pay more than $1500 bucks for a 32" now given all the options out there. Oh well - if you don't have all that stuff it now has jammed in there, maybe this is a great deal for you.