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HDTV Magazine Bulletins Archive (August, 2006)

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Blu-ray

Warner Home Video to Release Record Ten High Definition Media Titles September 26

By Shane Sturgeon • Aug 30 2006, 10:45pm

Warner Home Video -- continuing to take the leadership role in the introduction of next generation home viewing -- debuts 10 High Definition titles, the most any studio has released on a single day. Coming to Blu-ray will be "Tim Burton's Corpse Bride," "Swordfish," "Space Cowboys," "Lethal Weapon 2," "The Fugitive" and "House of Wax." Making their HD DVD debuts are "The Dirty Dozen," "Grand Prix," "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines" and "The Adventures of Robin Hood." All titles will be available for $28.99 SRP. All bonus materials on the Standard Definition versions of these titles will be included on the HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc versions.

Marketplace

42" HD Overtakes 42" ED Worldwide

By Shane Sturgeon • Aug 24 2006, 12:00pm

DisplaySearch, the worldwide leader in display market research and consulting and part of The NPD Group, has released Q2'06 worldwide plasma TV shipments and revenues by brand, region, size and resolution for over 30 different plasma TV brands as part of its Quarterly Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report.

New Products & Equipment

ATI Serves Up New Technology To Watch Sports And New Fall TV Programs On PCs In High Definition

By Shane Sturgeon • Aug 21 2006, 6:36pm

Enjoy new ways to watch major sporting events plus the new fall prime time TV season on your PC thanks to new solutions from ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY)(NASDAQ:ATYT). Available today in North America, TV Wonder™ 650 and TV Wonder™ 200 offer new easy-to-use features for Personal Video Recording (PVR) on the PC.

With TV Wonder 650 you can receive free over-the-air high-definition broadcasts and improved quality analog TV programs enhanced with amazing Avivo™ image quality. TV Wonder 650, with a manufacturers suggested retail price (MSRP) of USD$129, includes an easy-to-use High Definition PVR to record content in a variety of formats: DivX, H.264, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 and WMV9.

New Products & Equipment

Samsung Electronics Develops First 70-inch LCD TV Panel; Features Full HDTV Specifications

By Shane Sturgeon • Aug 21 2006, 12:08pm

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world's largest provider of thin-film transistor, liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels, has developed the first 70-inch LCD panel for use in the consumer TV market. Currently, the largest LCD TV screen size is 65 inches. The company will unveil its 70-inch LCD HDTV at the International Meeting on Information Displays (IMID) 2006, which will open in Daegu, Korea on August 23.

Programming

Food Network HD Now Available on DISH Network

By Shane Sturgeon • Aug 18 2006, 7:58am

DISH Network(TM) satellite TV service today announced the launch of Food Network HD. This addition brings DISH Network's total national HD channel lineup to 30 channels -- the most comprehensive in the pay-TV industry.