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HDTV Magazine Columns Archive (April, 2013)

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Business & InvestmentPlasma HDTVs

HDTV Expert - Panasonic Shows Best Plasma TV Set the World has ever Seen

By Ken Werner • Apr 18 2013, 10:28pm

Some Asian news organizations published stories earlier this year that Panasonic was leaving the plasma TV business, leaving the plasma panel business, getting out of the TV business entirely, or just getting out of the panel business and buying panels from outside to put into its TV sets.
None of these stories were or are true.
It was one [...]

MarketplaceDeals & DiscountsPC & Laptop TechnologyHTPCs & Laptops

HDTV Expert - Windows 8: What if they threw a party and no one came?

By Pete Putman • Apr 12 2013, 9:45pm

A press release from Dealnews.com crossed my desk last week and explained how there were now 'Insanely good laptop deals, with Ivy Bridge laptops at better-than-Black Friday prices.' The reason? Sluggish sales for Microsoft's Windows 8 OS, which is apparently well-suited to touchscreen devices like tablets, but a real non-starter for laptops and desktops.
Windows 8, [...]

HTPCs & Laptops

HDTV Expert - Samsung features Smart TV and Kate Upton — both impressive — at New York Line Show

By Ken Werner • Apr 2 2013, 4:37am

On March 20, Samsung held its New York line show at the Museum of American Finance on Wall Street. The event featured Samsung’s new line of smart TVs and three celebrities — model Kate Upton, Eli Manning, and rapper Flo Rida — and it was hard to tell whether many of the media types were more interested in [...]

General Interest

Ed's View: Flashback

By Ed Milbourn • Apr 1 2013, 2:50pm

Sometime in the mid to late ‘70’s while strolling among the catacombs of the CES exhibits in the “old” South Hall, I was attracted to a small exhibit space manned by a tall, erect German gentleman. With a very thick accent, he was demonstrating 10:1 time compression digital B/W video via a commercial satellite link. Using side-by-side 13” monitors to compare the compressed versus uncompressed video...