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HDTV Magazine Bulletins Archive (April, 2009)

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New Products & Equipment

Epson Announces Next-Generation Ensemble HD Home Cinema System Featuring Latest 1080p Projector Models

By Shane Sturgeon • Apr 28 2009, 9:22pm

Epson today announced that its multi-award winning Ensemble HDTM Home Cinema System is now available with the company's latest 3LCD 1080p front projectors. The PowerLite® Home Cinema 6100 and Home Cinema 6500 UB offer home entertainment and AV enthusiasts two outstanding options for an incredible viewing experience with Ensemble HD.

The Ensemble HD Home Cinema System is a fully-integrated, high-end home entertainment solution for viewing movies, TV and playing video games. With a motorized 100-inch screen...

Internet HD Video

Amazon Video On Demand Announces Launch of High Definition Movies and TV Episodes

By Shane Sturgeon • Apr 22 2009, 11:35pm

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that customers can rent box-office favorites and purchase top TV shows in HD from Amazon Video On Demand. Customers can select from more than 500 HD TV shows and movies from major studios and networks including Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Sony Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Universal Studios Home Entertainment and Showtime Networks. Top titles available now in HD on Amazon Video On Demand include new-release movies such as...

3D HDTV

Panasonic to Showcase 3D Full HD Technology at 2009 NAB Show

By Shane Sturgeon • Apr 16 2009, 9:05pm

Panasonic Corporation, a world leader in High Definition and 3D Full HD technology, will showcase its cutting edge 3D Full HD Home Theater solution and the future of 3D Full HD technology at the 2009 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show which runs Monday, April 20 through Thursday, April 23 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The Panasonic 3D Full HD Theater, located at Booth C3327 in the Central Hall, will feature...

Blu-ray

New Pioneer Blu-ray Disc Computer Writer Delivers Full Potential of HD Disc Format

By Shane Sturgeon • Apr 16 2009, 10:30am

To the delight of creative consumers and professional authoring providers, Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. today introduces its new BDR-2203 Blu-ray Disc®/DVD/CD internal computer writer. Delivering on the promise of a comprehensive solution for large file storage and high definition film functionality, the new device features an impressive 8X write speed capability for dual-layer BD-R Blu-ray Disc media. With the new writer, users can take advantage of ...

Cable, Satellite & Fiber

DIRECTV Now Offers the Largest Selection of 1080p Movies

By Shane Sturgeon • Apr 16 2009, 4:36am

Continuing to sharpen up the HD viewing experience, DIRECTV is now offering the most movies in 1080p, the highest resolution format available for HD video enthusiasts and the same format used by Blu-Ray HD DVDs.

DIRECTV customers with DIRECTV Plus® HD DVR receivers have access to...

Environment / Green

Panasonic Announces Major Expansion of its Nationwide Consumer Electronics Recycling in Southeast

By Shane Sturgeon • Apr 14 2009, 4:42pm

Panasonic Corporation of North America, a market and technology leader in High Definition consumer and digital electronics products, announced today a major expansion of its Nationwide Recycling Program. The expansion will initially add more than 30 drop-off sites to Panasonic's Nationwide Recycling Program in the Southeastern United States including...

Cable, Satellite & Fiber

Dish Network Introduces Seven New National HD Channels from MTV Networks and BET Networks

By Shane Sturgeon • Apr 13 2009, 11:15am

Today, DISH Network® (NASDAQ: DISH) asserted its HD supremacy by announcing an agreement with MTV Networks and BET Networks and launching high definition feeds of BET, CMT, COMEDY CENTRAL, MTV, Nickelodeon, Spike TV and VH1 at no additional cost to customers.

CMT HD, COMEDY CENTRAL HD, MTV HD, Nickelodeon HD, Spike TV HD and VH1 HD are now available to DISH Network customers who subscribe to...

3D HDTV

Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America Announces Its Large Screen 2009 Home Theater TVs With 3D-Ready Technology

By Shane Sturgeon • Apr 9 2009, 2:47am

Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc. today announced its new Home Theater TV series for 2009, offering a larger than life, vivid viewing experience and includes 3D-Ready(1) viewing technology - a feature becoming more in demand among consumers as 3D content production continues to increase. In addition to 3D-Ready, the new Home Theater TV product line features a solid offering of large screen sizes including...

New Products & Equipment

Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America Unveils Unisen(TM)

By Shane Sturgeon • Apr 9 2009, 2:44am

Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc. today announced its 2009 line of Premium Flat Panel TVs. Newly branded Unisen(TM), the three new series all feature a fully integrated 16-speaker Dolby(TM) Digital 5.1 channel surround system. Each new premium flat panel TV delivers the optimal blend of superior picture performance with unparalleled immersive sound technology, providing viewers with a complete sensory experience. Unisen will allow consumers to enjoy concert quality sound in their homes, without the need for separate home theater components. The Unisen 2009 line-up will feature screen sizes ranging from...

HD Camcorders & Cameras

Toshiba Imaging to Exhibit New Suite of High Def Cameras at NAB Show

By Shane Sturgeon • Apr 9 2009, 2:41am

Toshiba Imaging (www.cameras.toshiba.com), a global leader in advanced HD color video imaging, will showcase its revolutionary, POV high definition HD Camera Suite of five cameras at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) in Las Vegas, NV, April 18 - 23, 2009 in Toshiba's Booth #C5119.

The sophisticated, 3CCD IK-HD1 Camera features the smallest HD remote camera head available (only 1.6 inches, weighing 2.3 oz.) with an ultra-compact control unit. It delivers the sharpest, clearest, true color imagery with...