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May 2, 2009

Samsung 46-inch UN46B6000 LED HDTV gets reviewed

un46b6000.jpgSamsung's 46-inch UN46B6000 LED-backlit LCD TV was recently tested by the folks at CNET and overall it's a pretty solid TV. According to the publication, the UN46B6000 produces relatively deep blacks, accurate color, very good dejudder processing, is energy-efficient and has a slim, 1.2-inch panel. As for the negative, they're mostly little niggles. For instance, dark areas tend to have a bluish tinge and the shiny screen can cause some reflection in bright rooms. Price could be the biggest problem with this set though. The lowest price I've found on the web is roughly $2000 with some retailers listing the 46-incher near $2700. That's a lot of money in this economy, but if you still have some to spare and want a sleek-styled HDTV, the UN46B6000 could be for you.

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April 30, 2009

Sony outs Bravia Z5500 trio in the United Kingdom

sonybraviaz5500.jpgSony keeps rolling out more Bravia HDTVs, today announcing the Z5500 series. Available in 40-, 46-, and 52-inch display sizes, the Z5500 series runs on the Bravia Engine 3, has a 1080p resolution, Motionflow 200 Hz technology, DLNA compatibility, a CI Plus interface, an integrated MPEG4/AVC HD tuner, Bravia Sync, an Energy Saving Switch, auto shut-off, and Applicast--a feature that allows access to internet content through an Ethernet jack. Sony said the Z5500 series would be available in late June, with prices presumably starting at £1800 in the United Kingdom. Whether we'll see the Z5500 LCD sets on this side of the big pond remains to be seen.

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April 27, 2009

Eizo 20-inch EV2023W, 23-inch EV2303W LCD monitors get TCO Displays 5.0 certification

eizo-lcd-monitor.jpgEizo Nanao's new business-centric 20-inch EV2023W and 23-inch EV2303W LCD monitors pack in some new features that are both user and environmentally-friendly. The monitors both have "EcoView Sense", a feature that automatically shuts off the display if, using built-in motion sensors, it detects no movement in front of it for 40 seconds. Not only does it help you save energy and reduce environmental damage, but the monitors TCO Displays 5.0 certification means that user-friendliness isn't sacrificed. Also, these are the first products from Eizo to boast EPEAT Gold status and both have built-in ambient light sensors to adjust the native 250 cd/m2 brightness depending on room lighting.

eizo-sensor.jpgThe 20-inch EV2023W has a 1600 x 900 pixel VA panel, a 178 degree viewing angle, and 3000:1 contrast ratio. The 23-inch EV2303W monitors opts for a 1920 x 1080 pixel TN panel, a 160 degree viewing angle, and 1000:1 contrast ratio. Both monitors use less hardware than previous Eizo monitors enabling lighter and thinner form factors, and presumably less packaging required in the shipping process. As for connection ports, both monitors come equipped with one VGA and one DVI-D input, but lack an HDMI slot due to their business orientation.

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April 21, 2009

New Dallas Cowboys stadium packed with 3000 Sony LCD TVs

Sony_MVS-8000G_switcher_lg.jpgThe new Dallas Cowboys football stadium, scheduled to open in June, will boast an impressive in-house TV network made up of more than 3000 Sony LCD TVs. The displays, ranging between 19 and 70 inches, will display game content and video and advertising produced the Cowboys organization. The 3000 Sony's will all be linked through a RS-232 interface to a Cisco IPTV network and controlled from the stadium's HD control room, packed with a Sony MVS-8000G production switcher and BVM and LUMA LCD displays, with Sony HDC-1450 cameras, XDCAM HD PDW-700 camcorders, and PDW-HD1500 fitting in as well. So, I wonder how much a setup like this would cost?

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April 17, 2009

42-inch oval TV looks like a cellphone

oval-tv.JPGMobile TV has grown both from technology and user adoption standpoints since I've been with TVSnob. Substantially. But I don't think I've ever since a TV that looks strikingly like a cellphone. Enter Ultmost Technology's 42-inch oval LCD TV. Officially dubbed the Fuss LC-4212B, the display is being showcased at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair. Unfortunately we know nothing about the specs, but cool design nonetheless.

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April 14, 2009

JVC bows GD-463D10 3D professional display

GD-463D10.jpgJVC has announced the GD-463D10, a 46-inch monitor intended for professional use. It wouldn't be worth mentioning if it wasn't a 3D display though. That's right--the 46-inch LCD panel uses polarizing filters to display 1080p 3D images with the use of "circular polarization glasses". Furthermore the 3D images display with no flicker because the left and right displays are simultaneous. The GD-463D10 is 39 millimeters at its thinnest point and only 75 millimeters at its thickest. It supports 1080/24p, 1080/50p, 1080/60p, 1080/50i and 1080/60i video signals although the latter two can only be represented in 3D if they're signals compliant with the side-by-side picture format. There are also 3 HDMI slots. Expected to be released in July 2009, the JVC GD-463D10 hasn't been priced, but given there will only be 2000 units produced this year, think expensive.

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April 9, 2009

Hitachi Wooo plasma and LCD HDTVs outed for '09

wooo-ut800.jpgHitachi has unveiled a flurry of Wooo brand LCD and plasma HDTV's in Japan this morning. The "Wooo UT800" LCD series features a 35 millimeter thin design combined with an external tuner unit. Sized in 32-, 37-, 42-, and 47-inch screen sizes, the UT800 line sports 1080p resolution, a 120 Hz frame rate, and an eco-friendly power consumption level. The external tuner packs in a 250 GB hard disk drive, an iVDR-S slot for iV Pocket equipment, and an SD card slot. The 2.6 kilogram Wooo UT800 LCD sets will be available in October.

wooo-03.jpgNext up is the Wooo 03 series which consists of four plasma models and three LCD's. The plasma line consists of one 720p 42-inch model plus 42-, 46-, and 50-inch 1080p models. Other features include a 40000:1 contrast ratio for the 1080p models, a 250 GB hard disk drive, automatic image quality adjustments, and internet access with Yahoo Japan support. The LCD lineup features a 720p 32-inch model and 37- and 42-inch 1080p models with similar specs. The Wooo 03 series will be released starting at the end of April.

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April 8, 2009

Mitsubishi Unisen LCD "immersive sound" HDTV's cram in 16 speakers

mitsubishilt249.jpgMitsubishi has announced the Unisen family of LCD HDTV's as part of its 2009 flat panel lineup today. The Unisen sub-brand is defined by its built-in 16-speaker, 5.1 channel surround sound system, ideal for smaller environments not suited for a full home theater setup. Called "immersive sound televisions" by the company, the sets use an algorithm to delay sound beams in order to project them at varying intervals through the 16 speakers. The company claims the sound setup is simple, using an onscreen graphical interface, and each sound channel can be adjusted to an acceptable direction, location and sound level. Moreover, the subwoofer can be controlled directly from the remote control.

All the Unisen models are under an inch thick, feature 1080p resolution, 120 Hz processing, and advanced color. The three families include the Unisen LT-249 Diamond series in 46- ($2799) and 52-inch ($3299) display sizes; the Unisen LT-153 series in 40- ($1999), 46- ($2399), and 52-inch ($2899) display sizes; and the Unisen LT-151 series, also in 40- ($1799), 46- ($2199), and 52-inch ($2599) display sizes. All models will ship in May.

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April 6, 2009

Samsung debuts eco-friendly SyncMaster 70 LCD monitor pair

samsungeco.jpgYou gotta love it when products launch with no specs attached. It drives me nuts...really! Samsung announced the SyncMaster 70 Series of LCD monitors today over in Korea. Available in 20- and 23-inch display sizes, all we know at this point is that they're developed with the environment in mind as Samsung claims they use one-third less energy than regular panels of the same size. Furthermore, both monitors features Samsung's Touch of Color bezels, 50000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, and 2 millisecond response time. But sorry folks, that's all we know for the time being.

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Samsung announces 460UT LCD Professional Display Series for video wall creation

460UTn_ruler.jpgSamsung has announced the availability of the 460UT Series, a line of 46-inch professional displays. The 460UT series features a super-thin bezel--2.3 millimeters on the right and bottom of the display, and 4.3 millimeters on the left and top. The thin bezel allows multiple displays to be tiled with very little space in between to create a video wall with Samsung's Interlocking Display Solution. The 460UT Series features 1366 x 768 resolution, 3000:1 contrast ratio, 700 nits of brightness, an 8 millisecond response time, and a removable back panel allowing access to connection ports.

The 460UT Series also includes a pair of modified models. The 460UTn features a built-in network PC running Microsoft Windows XP-embedded and Samsung's MagicInfo content management and software delivery system. The 460UTn-UD includes a software solution for video wall creation, allowing up to 250 displays to be run and synchronized in real-time from a single PC. The 460UT Series is available now from Samsung and its distribution partners.

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