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HDTV Magazine Columns Archive (July, 2012)

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Global & WorldviewLCD HDTVs

HDTV Expert - TV Shipments to Fall 1.4% in 2012 — by Ken Werner

By Pete Putman • Jul 26 2012, 7:20pm

Worldwide TV shipments will shrink by 1.4% in 2012 predicts NPD DisplaySearch in its latest Quarterly Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report, issued in early July.  In the company's latest update, total TV shipments are forecast to fall to 245M units, while shipments of LCD-TVs are expected to increase by 5% — down from 7% [...]

LCD HDTVs

HDTV Expert - Is a Stampede of Big LCD Displays Approaching?

By Pete Putman • Jul 19 2012, 9:12pm

Samsung's decision to release their 75-inch LCD TV is clearly a defensive move against Sharp. How long before it, too, begins to show up in commercial AV installations?

Events & Tradeshows

HDTV Expert - Catch Ken

By Pete Putman • Jul 19 2012, 6:45pm

Ken Werner will be speaking at the Crystal Valley Conference and Exposition (CVCE), Cheonan City, Korea, Sept. 18-20, 2012.

Plasma HDTVsLCD HDTVs3D HDTV

HDTV Expert - Buy a Plasma TV While You Can – by Ken Werner

By Pete Putman • Jul 19 2012, 6:27pm

Videophiles prefer plasma TV to LCD, and plasma rates higher than LCD in side-by-side testing.  In addition, large-sized plasmas are less expensive than comparable LCDs, and their greater refresh rate allows them to produce cleaner 3D images.  Nonetheless, the days of plasma TV are numbered.
As consultant David Barnes observes, you need look no farther than [...]

Internet HD VideoDigital (DTV) Transition

HDTV Expert - Guess What? You Can Get Away With It!

By Pete Putman • Jul 12 2012, 9:58pm

A court ruling means that Aereo can continue to provide over-the-air digital TV signals from New York City through Internet connections to subscribersâ?¦for nowâ?¦

LCD HDTVsPlasma HDTVs

HDTV Almanac - Best Buy: $10 per Inch for 50″ LCD

By Alfred Poor • Jul 2 2012, 1:00pm

This is a price that I’m more used to seeing for a plasma screen than an LCD, but Best Buy is currently offering a 50″ LCD HDTV for $500. Now, I’ll grant you that it is an Insignia model, which … Continue reading →