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By Shane Sturgeon • Dec 30 2008, 3:07pm
LG Electronics today announced the expansion of network entertainment options for its Network Blu-ray Disc players through new alliances with CinemaNow and YouTube(TM).
Available on new LG Network Blu-ray Disc Players in...
By Shane Sturgeon • Dec 30 2008, 2:37pm
LG Display (NYSE:LPL, KRX:034220), a leading innovator of TFT-LCD technology, announced today that it has developed the world's first "Trumotion 480Hz" LCD TV panel, which has an impressive 480 refresh rate per second, accelerating the advent of ultra high-speed images, without sacrificing picture quality.
LG Display's 'scanning backlight' is the technology that...
By Shane Sturgeon • Dec 22 2008, 7:00pm
Roku Inc., a leading innovator in digital media technology and maker of the popular Netflix Player by Roku, today announced it has released support for streaming high definition (HD) content.
Through the use of advanced compression technology, Roku can deliver instant streaming of HD content over average consumer broadband connections - bringing HD to the mass market at an affordable price of just...
By Shane Sturgeon • Dec 17 2008, 12:26pm
Sony Electronics is teaming with FOX Sports and an all-star roster of technology providers to deliver the first live 3D presentation of next month's college football FedEx Bowl Championship Series (BCS) National Championship Game between the University of Florida and University of Oklahoma.
The announcement was made here during the Sports Video Group annual League Technology Summit.
8 game will be shot using 3ality Digital's image-capture technology and transmitted live via Cinedigm's CineLive(TM) satellite distribution network from Dolphin Stadium in Miami to...
By Shane Sturgeon • Dec 17 2008, 12:23pm
VUDU today took a major step forward in bringing the Web into the living room by launching the VUDU RIA (Rich Internet Application) platform, a standards-based platform that brings Web-hosted rich applications and services to consumer appliances such as the popular VUDU Internet movie player.
VUDU RIA combines the openness and ease of development of Web applications, lightweight hardware requirements compatible with today's consumer Internet appliances, and a lean-back user experience optimized for television.
To demonstrate the power and flexibility of VUDU RIA, VUDU has created...
By Shane Sturgeon • Dec 17 2008, 11:50am
XStreamHD, an emerging leader in the delivery and distribution of Full High Definition (HD) entertainment to the home, has successfully tested its revolutionary transport system.
The unique transport system, tested on the AMC-16 satellite at 85 degrees west longitude, enables XStreamHD to deliver Full HD movies, music, and games directly to...
By Shane Sturgeon • Dec 15 2008, 8:33pm
ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual display products, today announced the launch of the VT2430, a 24-inch LCD HDTV with full 1080p high-definition performance, delivering precise images for a sharper picture.
According to the Consumer Electronics Association, TVs top the lists of what both adults and teens want for the holidays1, and the VT2430 is an affordable option to grant those wishes.
The VT2430 has key features that consumers desire...
By Shane Sturgeon • Dec 12 2008, 3:14am
SageTV, LLC, today released SageTV HD Theater, a $199.95 Full HD capable networked media player that lets you enjoy virtually any home video, music or photo from your home network in Full HD on your HDTV.
Internet Video from YouTube and many other popular online video services can be browsed, searched and played on the SageTV HD Theater.
Setup with the SageTV HD Theater is really simple...
By Shane Sturgeon • Dec 10 2008, 12:36pm
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
(SCE) today announced that its highly anticipated PlayStation(R)Home Beta service for PLAYSTATION(R)3 (PS3(R)) will become available for all PS3 users around the world(*1) on December 11, 2008.
Following the successful completion of the closed beta service, PlayStation Home's open beta service will continue to evolve with new features and functionality.
PlayStation Home is a ground-breaking 3D social gaming community available on PS3 that allows users to...
By Shane Sturgeon • Dec 9 2008, 1:52am
A high definition "bird's eye view" of the visual splendor of each of the 50 states will be the focus of a new series, Aerial America, commissioned by Smithsonian Channel.
The channel is co-producing Aerial America with Skyworks, one of the world's top high definition aerial filming specialists, to profile the USA in 50 distinct one-hour programs.
The series will be the most expansive aerial television series ever produced.
Aerial America will capture the wonders of...
By Shane Sturgeon • Dec 9 2008, 1:24am
Creative(R) today announced availability of the Vado(TM) HD Pocket Video Cam, the ideal holiday gift.
The thin, lightweight Vado HD is small enough to fit easily in a pocket, purse or the palm of your hand, and it captures video in 720p high-definition quality with just the touch of a button.
The Vado HD is the only Pocket Video Cam to feature...
By Shane Sturgeon • Dec 3 2008, 9:41pm
TZero Technologies, the leader in Ultra Wideband (UWB) technology and wireless video solutions, today announced that it will publicly demonstrate its second generation ZeroWireTM product at a developer's conference in Tokyo this week.
The new ZeroWireTM solution, with an expected bill of material cost below $50 per device, is the world's first and only commercially viable Wireless HDMI product that supports...
By Shane Sturgeon • Dec 3 2008, 1:56pm
To help viewers prepare for the federally mandated shutdown of full-power television analog signals and the transition to digital television (DTV) on February 17, 2009, all Boston market broadcast television stations and cable providers, in conjunction with Representative Edward J.
Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Telecommunications and the Internet Subcommittee as well as the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association (MBA), have partnered to launch 'DTV Day' on Tuesday, December 9, 2008 from 5:00 a.m.
to 7:30 p.m.
'DTV Day' is a market-wide educational initiative designed to...