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HDTV Magazine Articles Archive (May, 2012)

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LCD HDTVs

Does your LCD image look the same from an angled view? (Part 2 - The 3M Solution)

By Rodolfo La Maestra • May 29 2012, 2:01pm

As mentioned in part 1 of this article, it has been known from the beginning of LCD, but not well informed by retailers to consumers, that LCD has an inherent viewing problem when the angle of view is off center, and depending on the LCD, the color, brightness, and contrast, drop considerably as the viewer moves from a center position (90 degree straight to the panel) to angles that are typical of the sitting arrangements of most family rooms, whereby viewers gather around the screen, and although they may still view an image, it is typically not of the same quality of the image perceived by the person viewing straight to the set.

This is more noticeable when...

LCD HDTVs

Does Your LCD Image Look the Same from an Angled View? (Part 1 - The Concept)

By Rodolfo La Maestra • May 24 2012, 2:45pm

It has been known from the beginning of LCD, but not well informed by retailers to consumers, that LCD has an inherent viewing problem when the angle of view is off center, and depending on the LCD, the color, brightness, and contrast, drop considerably as the viewer moves from a center position (90 degree, straight to the panel) to angles that are typical of the sitting arrangements of most family rooms whereby viewers gather around the screen, and although they may still view an image, it is typically not of the same quality of the image perceived by the person viewing straight to the set.

This is more noticeable when...

OLED HDTVs

Who Wants to Copy Whom Regarding OLED?

By Rodolfo La Maestra • May 23 2012, 3:13pm

A few days ago I received a personal comment from a high executive at LG that made me go back to my thinking cave to control a panic reaction and start wondering what the heck was going on between Samsung and LG’s competition. His comment was shocker, and I immediately put my contacts to work to verify the legitimacy of it.

This LG executive, that asked for anonymity, said to me that...

Events & Tradeshows

CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2012 on the Hill, And the Digital Patriots Honoring Dinner

By Rodolfo La Maestra • May 3 2012, 2:34pm

As I did on previous years since 2004 when it was known as “CEA’s HDTV Summit: Partnership, Policy and Profits and 2003 Academy of Digital Television Pioneers Awards”, this Tuesday April 24th I attended again the “CES on the Hill” press event, this time in the Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC, and the following day I was also invited to the Digital Patriots dinner, this time at the Newseum in Washington, DC, to honor three leaders that contributed their efforts to the consumer electronics industry, those are Senator Ron Wyden and Representative Jason Chaffetz, and I quote “for their support of technology innovation”, and David Rubenstein, Managing Director of Carlyle Group, “for his efforts to advance technology”, as said by the Consumer Electronics Association’s President and CEO, Gary Shapiro.

The Consumers Electronics Association, as profiled, is...