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HDTV Magazine Columns Archive (October, 2012)

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General Interest

HDTV Expert - Interview with a Cord-Cutter – Pete Putman

By Pete Putman • Oct 29 2012, 4:43pm

We hear a lot about the cord-cutting trend, and there are plenty of debates as to its impact on pay television services. Here's an interview with a recent cord-cutter in Los Angeles, who happens to be my son.


HDTV Expert - Panasonic Rumors are Two-and-a-Half Thirds False – by Ken Werner

By Pete Putman • Oct 24 2012, 9:41pm

Panasonic will be remaining in the businesses of making TV sets and LCD panels for TV sets despite incorrect reports to the contrary.


HDTV Expert - Let’s Talk about Medium-sized Displays for Tablets – and their Challenges – by Ken Werner

By Pete Putman • Oct 12 2012, 10:31pm

In the electronic displays world, medium-sized displays are those that are larger than cell-phone size and up to 10 inches on the diagonal.  Anything larger than 10 inches is a 'large display.'
In an era of 90-inch TV sets, calling a 10.1-inch display 'large' sounds silly, and it is.  The nomenclature dates back to a nearly [...]

3D HDTV4K (Ultra HD)

HDTV Expert - What If They Gave A Party, But No One Came? – Pete Putman

By Pete Putman • Oct 11 2012, 1:12pm

3D TV had its 15 minutes of fame. But 4K TV is the 'hot' ticket now.


HDTV Expert - Foxconn and Sharp to Launch 60-inch LCD-TV for $1000 – by Ken Werner

By Pete Putman • Oct 5 2012, 7:05pm

Sharp and Hon Hai are collaborating on a low-cost 60-inch LCD-TV to be sold under the SIO brand name.


Ed's View: Cutting the Cord with Digital Stream's HD DVR

By Ed Milbourn • Oct 3 2012, 2:19pm

Like many incipient “cord cutters,” I am gradually approaching the point where the vast wasteland of hundreds of channels of nothingness is not worth the trip. Aside for local news, special events and sports, the rest of TV is of questionable redeeming social value. However, the one TV accessory to which I have become addicted is the DVR. If I am going to “cut-the-cord,” I really don’t want to pay someone any monthly fee for the privilege of the wonderful utility of time- shifting otherwise “free” HDTV programming. Other than reconfiguring a computer dedicated for that purpose, not many (if any) moderately priced, no-fee options existed. Enter the...