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HDTV Magazine Columns Archive (May, 2013)

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HDTV Expert - LCD Always Wins

By Ken Werner • May 30 2013, 8:28pm

LCD always wins — well, almost always.
With its incredible depth of technical development, sophisticated and frighteningly efficient manufacturing, octopussian supply chain, multiple applications, huge volume, and effective distribution, LCD has held off all serious competitors for computer and television displays. Indeed, LCDs for consumer applications such as TV are so inexpensive than panel-makers make little [...]

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HDTV Expert - Projector Manufacturers Are Going Lamp-Free. But Is It Too Late?

By Pete Putman • May 24 2013, 4:04pm

The once-safe market of small to mid-sized classroom and conference room projection continues to cede ground to large LCD displays with each passing month. With lamp-free technology, projector manufacturers have shown they've finally seen the light. But is it too late?

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HDTV Expert - Zero-TV Households and the Second-Season Crunch

By Ken Werner • May 15 2013, 11:17pm

Network TV shows that are hits in their first season usually do well in the second, which is necessary if they are to become long-term cash cows for the networks that carry them. But not this year.
With very few exceptions the hits of the 2011-2012 season fizzled in 2012-2013. Fox's New Girl fell from 8.4 to 6.16 [...]

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HDTV Expert - TV, Over The Air and Everywhere!

By Pete Putman • May 10 2013, 6:35pm

Aereo, broadcast television, video-on-demand, and streaming are dominating the news lately. They have more in common than you might think...


HDTV Expert - The Wacky World of OLEDs

By Ken Werner • May 3 2013, 3:24pm

A classic line from vaudeville was “Dying is easy; comedy is hard.” Compared to bringing large OLED displays into the mainstream, it now seems that comedy is a piece of cake.
If we ever get large OLEDs right — that is, if we learn how to print the front plane; use IGZO or graphene or carbon [...]

General Interest

HDTV Expert - Lamp? What Lamp?

By Pete Putman • May 1 2013, 8:46pm

Ahhhâ?¦spring has arrived, and a young man's fancy (at least in our industry) turns to thoughts of the annual SID DisplayWeek and InfoComm trade shows and conferences. And one of the things I'll be following closely is the trend to lamp-free projection.