June 7, 2005
I can see myself buying a $5000 LCD TV for: Sports, TV, Movies, and other programs not just for watching one of them. Well - as I4U says - it may just be marketing BS that these new LCD TVs are for watching sports and not other programs.
We recommend using the below LCD TV guide for the best LCD TVs to watch sports on:
May 31, 2005
I'll just take a nice 42" LCD TV please. :-)
EETimes.com - Samsung LCD chief predicts 100-inch TV screens :
Taking his cue from Alvin Toffler, Samsung Electronics' LCD President and CEO Sang-Wan Lee boldly predicted Tuesday (May 24) a "third wave" of liquid-crystal display development that would propel annual flat-panel LCD TV sales to 100 million by 2010 and yield screen sizes exceeding 100 inches.
Speaking at the keynote session for the Society of Information Display Conference here, Lee said the goals were achievable, considering the obstacles LCD technology has cleared over the past decade. "LCD technology continues to break all size assumptions," said Lee. "Size should no longer be considered an issue."
May 30, 2005
I need this. I need it badly. Imagine Firefly on this puppy. My god. It's full of flowers.
Samsung 50-inch HDTV with 10000:1 contrast ratio - Engadget - www.engadget.com.:
So no, that 10000:1 contrast ratio wasn’t a typo, and Samsung wants you to know that all that contrast now comes in a 50-inch PDP flavor. All this could be yours for thatspare $6000+ you’ve got lying around.
May 10, 2005
The size to be is 27" to 30" according to about every LCD manufacturer out there. In the past 3 months I think I've counted no less than 45+ introductions in this size range. That's great for consumers, as this should drive prices down down down.
Tech Digest: Viewsonic releases 27-inch LCD TV:
Those wanting to make the much vaunted jump to high-definition TV (HDTV) might find Viewsonic’s latest offering particularly drool-inducing. The 27-inch widescreen LCD TV, dubbed the N2750w comes with a native resolution of 1,280 by 720. The brightness of the screen clocks in at a respectable 550cd/m² and the contrast value of 600:1. The TV is only 9.6cm in depth, and so is easily wall mountable.
April 28, 2005
I've been using the Eyehome to stream from my Mac but I can see nearly every manufacturer now building some device to stream content around the home. Let's hope they start to standardize on some protocol besides Windows.
With Streamium from Philips, you can get your eyes and ears ready as your Internet and PC-based pictures, music, videos and games COME ALIVE on your TV and Stereo - anywhere in your home!
Tech Digest: Wi-Fi LCD TV from Philips:
The Philips 23iF9946 is a 23” LCD screen sporting a 400:1 contrast ratio, 450cd/m2 brightness and 176 degree viewing angle, it also has a built in FM tuner . However, though this little telly might appear ordinary, it also boasts something extra; Wi-Fi. The integrated 802.11g connection is part of Philips’ Streamium concept, which is aimed at linking computers, home cinema and stereos together so that digital media can be shared throughout the home.
HP design is looking cleaner and cleaner everyday. I'm very interested in the lighted front connection panels and how this will look while viewing.
HP Debuts Digital Entertainment Products - Home Video News - Designtechnica :
Introduced at the Home Entertainment Expo, all of the TVs include new HP Visual Fidelity technologies, which provide enhanced image quality and brilliant color by, depending on the model, gauging a room's ambient lighting and doubling pixel resolution among other innovations.
HP's microdisplay TVs also feature a lighted front-connection panel designed with a special slot under the TV so audio/visual cables can easily be connected from the front and then hidden from view. The microdisplay TVs additionally enable viewers to quickly and easily select an input source, such as a DVD player, by touching a button on the remote control to view on screen how all input sources are being used.
April 27, 2005
Finally some price reductions on Aquos. I really love the 45". I hope these price drops start to happen in the US.
Sharp AQUOS Price Drop Versions : Gizmodo:
Sharp’s enormously popular AQUOS line of LCDs gets a discount, as the company today introduced the “LC-45AE5,” “LC-26AD5,” and “LC-22AD5” TVs in Japan. The Full HD 45AE5 takes after a similar model released in August of last year, but somehow manages to slash about a third of the price off. You’ll find similar situations with the 26A5 and 22AD5.
April 25, 2005
You can get the 37" and 20" LCD TVs from Syntax in a bundle for $2899. This bundle has the best of both worlds - one for the living room and one for the bedroom.
"Syntax Olevia LT37HV 37" Widescreen LCD TV and LT20S 20" LCD TV Bundle (2 TVs)" ()
April 19, 2005
I've got a ton of the Mathmos ambient light things, and also this plug-in one from Sharper Image. It's a killer idea to turn your LCD TV into an ambient light source. Thanks Think Geek!
ThinkGeek :: Color Light DVD:
Sure, your television already acts as a sort of lighting device, but that flickering blue and white glow can hardly be considered pleasant. Now as far as what programs actually come through your television, we do have some opinions but we'll leave that part up to you. But to use your TV for background lighting we have just the thing.
The Color Light DVD is a disc that will transition your TV through the entire color spectrum over about a 20-minute time span. You can pause on a specific color to provide a certain kind of background light or set a mood.
April 18, 2005
This explains why I want to live in Japan. Every SINGLE DAY THEY ANNOUNCE A PRODUCT I WANT THAT IS ONLY IN JAPAN! Rage!!!! :-)
Toshiba’s latest LCD TVs with built-in hard drives - Engadget - www.engadget.com / :
We won’t dwell too much on the the sucky part of having a TV with a hard drive in it—namely that when the hard drive
inevitably breaks you usually (though not always) have to send the entire TV in for repair—but Toshiba introduced three
new high-definition LCD TVs in Japan today that come with built-in 160GB hard drives, the 26-inch 26LH100, the 32-inch
32LH100, and the 37-inch (you guessed it) 37LH100. Each TV has a brightness of 500cd/m2, a resolution of
1366 x 768 pixels, and record show using some unspecified Linux-powered DVR software.