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HDTV Magazine Columns Archive (October, 2013)

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Ed's View - The Next "Big Thing" - 3DTV

By Ed Milbourn • Oct 28 2013, 2:42pm

So, you thought it was dead – eh? Have none of it! Reminds me of color TV in the 1950’s. With great fanfare, color was introduced with an approved standard only to fail both technically and commercially. A technically revised standard was introduced in 1963, and commercial re-marketing began in 1954, again with great fanfare. Alas, most manufacturers and content providers (except RCA) vacated the color TV market by 1956. The product category went into virtual eclipse for about seven years – until ABC and CBS started color casting popular programs. The rest, as they say, is history.

Similarly, 3DTV was rushed to market three years ago - without a coherent marketing strategy, an ill-defined standard, technical deficiencies and content starved. Of the technical deficiencies, probably the most acute was the need for glasses. That, in itself, was probably not sufficient to derail 3DTV, as watching 3D with glasses is not a new phenomenon, but coupled with faulted content dist ...

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HDTV Expert - It’s “Fade To Black” for Plasma and Projectors in Japan

By Pete Putman • Oct 18 2013, 8:29pm

Panasonic's giving up on plasma displays; Mitsubishi's giving up on projectors. Who will be the next to throw in the towel?

General Interest

HDTV Expert - Financiers Focus on Flexible Displays

By Ken Werner • Oct 17 2013, 5:04pm

On Wednesday, October 16th — a day that came close to living in infamy — I stood on a New Have Line station platform and, luckily, thought to check my email. I was on my way to a luncheon presentation for a large New York financial advisory group that wanted me to speak on the […]

General Interest

HDTV Expert - A True Revolution in Display and Touch-screen Manufacturing Begins

By Ken Werner • Oct 9 2013, 9:45pm

On the morniing of October 3rd, three companies announced the formation of a joint venture that will place into volume production a transparent conductor that is much more flexible, more electrically conductive, more optically transparent, and less expensive than the material that has been the standard solution for decades, and still is. That standard solution […]

General Interest

HDTV Expert - Tough Times Ahead For Toshiba

By Pete Putman • Oct 7 2013, 10:02pm

Last Monday, a press release from Toshiba Corporation crossed my desk. And it wasn't all unexpected.