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HDTV Magazine Bulletins Archive (May, 2009)

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HDMI Licensing, LLC Announces Features of the Upcoming HDMI Specification Version 1.4

By Shane Sturgeon • May 28 2009, 11:23am

HDMI Licensing, LLC, the agent responsible for licensing the High-Definition Multimedia Interface® (HDMI®) specification, today announced the features that will be incorporated in the upcoming HDMI 1.4 specification. This latest version of the HDMI specification will, among other advancements, offer networking capabilities with Ethernet connectivity and will add an Audio Return Channel to enable upstream audio connections via the HDMI cable. The HDMI specification 1.4 will be available for download...

Internet HD Video

Microsoft and Netflix Enhance Movie and TV Watching on the PC

By Shane Sturgeon • May 20 2009, 11:17am

Microsoft Corp. today announced that more than 12,000 movies and TV episodes from Netflix Inc., the world's largest online movie rental service, are now available to watch instantly on the PC using Windows Media Center on PCs with Windows Vista Home Premium or Ultimate. This newest content addition builds on Microsoft's goal to create a consistent experience on the PC for consumers to easily enjoy the entertainment of greatest interest to them.

With Windows Media Center, consumers...

Cable, Satellite & Fiber

DISH Network(R) Introduces New National HD Channels

By Shane Sturgeon • May 9 2009, 4:40pm

Today, DISH Network(R) introduces the high definition feeds of: FX, SPEED, Fashion TV (FTV), Logo and MavTV, fortifying its HD superiority and bringing its total national HD count to more than 140 channels. DISH Network also announced that it will now host the complete 24-hour feed of The N on DISH Network Ch. 181, its new permanent location. Additionally, DISH Network will launch MSNBC HD in June.

FX HD and SPEED HD are located in DISH Network's Classic Silver 200 HD programming package and above, available to consumers starting at...

New Products & Equipment

Samsung Introduces New Slim Touch of Color LCD Monitors

By Shane Sturgeon • May 7 2009, 11:31pm

Samsung Electronics America, a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Corporation, the number one worldwide brand of LCD display products, today announced the release of its 70 Series Monitors: the P2070, P2370 and P2370HD. These slim LCD monitors, with screen depths of 30 mm (1.18 inches) for the P2070 and P2370 and 65.5mm (2.58 inches) for the P2370HD and Touch of Color (ToC™) design, are the latest release of Samsung's high performance displays.

The 70 Series Monitors...

New Products & Equipment

Panasonic Announces New Pricing on 103-Inch Full HD Plasma Display

By Shane Sturgeon • May 7 2009, 11:24pm

Panasonic, a leader in High Definition technology, announced today that the critically-acclaimed, 103-inch Plasma Full High Definition 1080p Display -- the world's largest Plasma commercially available -- will now be priced at...

HD Camcorders & Cameras

Panasonic Announces Pricing for Lumix GH1, a New Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera With Full-High Definition Video Recording Capability

By Shane Sturgeon • May 6 2009, 2:56pm

Panasonic today announced pricing for the highly-anticipated LUMIX DMC-GH1, the new Micro Four Thirds digital camera with Full-High Definition (HD) video recording ability, which will be available in early June for a suggested retail price of $1499.95. The LUMIX DMC-GH1 includes the LUMIX G VARIO 14-140mm/F4.0-5.8 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S. lens as part of the kit. The new lens, designed to support HD movie recording, features a silent motor and continuous auto focusing (AF) capability -- a differentiator from traditional DSLRs.

In the U.S., the LUMIX GH1 will be available...

HD DVDHigh Definition ProductionDigital (DTV) Transition

Panasonic's LivingInHD.com to Give Away 30 High Definition Products in 30 Days

By Shane Sturgeon • May 4 2009, 3:35pm

Panasonic today launched a contest exclusively on LivingInHD.com in which they will give away one HD product each day for 30 days. The Panasonic Living In HD 30x30 contest, which runs through May 30, will award a daily winner their choice of one of three 2009 Panasonic products from its critically acclaimed line of LUMIX digital cameras and HD camcorders.

The three prize options include...