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HDTV Magazine Columns Archive (January, 2013)

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PC & Laptop TechnologyEvents & TradeshowsHTPCs & Laptops

HDTV Expert - Even on a Sea of Red Ink, Sharp Innovation Sails Impressively On — by Ken Werner

By Pete Putman • Jan 31 2013, 1:42am

At its big media event on CES's Press Day, Sharp's new CEO Toshi Osawa introduced TFT backplanes made from indium gallium zinc oxide (IGZO) as being the 'most exciting technology ever,' a sentiment echoed by corporate EVP Kozo Takahashi.

At CES, Sharp heavily promoted its IGZO TFT technology and showed several shipping products that incorporate IGZO [...]

Events & Tradeshows

HDTV Expert - The Revival of RCA Television — by Ken Werner

By Pete Putman • Jan 30 2013, 5:20am

At CES there was an extensive and exuberant RCA TV booth, the likes of which have not been seen for many years.  RCA created all-electronic color TV, invented the liquid-crystal display, and — within the memories of people who aren't all that old — dominated the consumer television industry.  But, eventually, RCA existed only as a brand [...]

Events & Tradeshows

HDTV Expert - China Attacks!

By Pete Putman • Jan 29 2013, 1:45am

Chinese TV set makers were at CES in force, determined to take more of the North American market — not only with sets sold under private labels but, increasingly, under their own. This trend has been visible for the last couple of years, but this year it was dramatic, with elaborate exhibits laid on by [...]

High-End Audio

One Installer's Opinion: Subtraction as a Means of Addition

By Terry Paullin • Jan 28 2013, 3:08pm

No, I haven't invented yet another "New Math". I think there are many examples in life where Less is More. This time I'm talking about one relatively new case that's close to our home (theatre) - or, at least half of our home, the audio half.

I was thinking lately about how Audio has been getting a short shrift in recent H.T. print. A scan of contemporary periodicals dedicated to Home Theatre reveals more inch/columns aimed at; "4K", "streaming video", "edge lit", Big Screen", "black levels", "2.35 aspect ratio" ...... all video fair.

So why the Aural snub?

General Interest

One Installer's Opinion: Searching for the Truth...

By Terry Paullin • Jan 24 2013, 3:33pm

It's that time of year again when H.T. pundits, ivory tower consultants and I-got-nothin'-better-to-do bloggers put pen to paper - O.K., fingers to keyboards and make all kinds of predictions, forecasts and wild speculations based on the last "customer survey" they saw regarding the future of Home Theatre.

I wish just once I could hear...

Events & TradeshowsOLED HDTVs

HDTV Expert - Sony Introduces OLED-like Color without OLEDs – by Ken Werner

By Pete Putman • Jan 19 2013, 2:23am

In a CES surprise, Sony introduced its Triluminos TVs with quantum-dot backlights courtesy of QD Vision, which significantly extend color gamut.

Events & Tradeshows

HDTV Expert - At CES 4K Gets Cheaper, Much Cheaper — by Ken Werner

By Pete Putman • Jan 17 2013, 10:08pm

At CES, Asian set makers showed smaller - and much cheaper - 4K TVs.

Wireless HDMI/HDTVEvents & Tradeshows

HDTV Expert - CES 2013: From Hype to Ho-Hum in Minutes – by Pete Putman

By Pete Putman • Jan 14 2013, 7:36pm

4K, 3D, tablets, OLEDs, gesture and voice control, and wireless — choose a gadget; everybody was showing it in Las Vegas. And the biggest booths showcased Chinese technological prowess.