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HDTV Magazine Bulletins Archive (June, 2009)

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New Products & Equipment

VIZIO Announces High Performance XVT HDTV Line Up with 240Hz SPS(TM), TruLED(TM) and Smart Dimming(TM) Technology, VIZIO Internet Apps (VIA), and Slim Line(TM) 120Hz LCD HDTV Models

By Shane Sturgeon • Jun 24 2009, 3:31am

VIZIO has unveiled details for its Fall 2009 Extreme VIZIO Technology, (XVT) series lineup, with 8 new models ranging in sizes from 32" to 55". The comprehensive range includes cutting-edge technologies like 240Hz scenes per second, TruLED(TM) with Smart Dimming(TM) backlight technology, VIZIO Internet Apps (VIA(TM)) feature and high-style Slim Line(TM) profile 120Hz LCD HDTVs. All of VIZIO's 2009 televisions are energy efficient, with each earning and exceeding Energy Star 3.0 qualifications by as much as 20%. Products are scheduled to ship...

Blu-ray

New Sony Notebook Delivers Stunning Blu-ray Entertainment at Entry-Level Price

By Shane Sturgeon • Jun 19 2009, 2:22pm

Sony today unveiled the VAIO(R) NW notebook -- a new line of PCs that provide a powerful high-definition experience while starting at just $800 for the standard model and $880 equipped with Blu-ray Disc(TM) technology.

Part of a series, the NW notebook features...

Cable, Satellite & Fiber

Cox Launches New HD Channels in Line-Up, Including Family-Friendly Channels

By Shane Sturgeon • Jun 19 2009, 1:30pm

Cox Communications customers now have access to new HD channels, including two new family friendly high-definition channels with the addition of Disney Channel HD and ABC Family HD to Cox's lineup.

Also, a variety of content from...

New Products & Equipment

AVerMedia(R) Launches the Next Generation in PC-TV Tuner Cards!

By Shane Sturgeon • Jun 17 2009, 4:14am

AVerMedia announced today the release of the Next Generation in PC-TV Entertainment. The AVerTV Combo G2 (White Box) is a DTV Ready Next Generation PCI Express TV tuner card that allows you to watch one program while recording another, or record two programs simultaneously! It's a Combo tuner, so it has one tuner for Analog (NTSC) and one for Digital broadcasting, Over-the-Air (ATSC), or Unencrypted Digital Cable (ClearQAM), designed to receive these signals directly to your PC! It comes equipped with...

Technology

Belden Runs An Unamplified 1080p/60 Digital Video Signal Over 100ft of Connectorized HDMI Cable

By Shane Sturgeon • Jun 17 2009, 2:30am

Belden demonstrates the unique cable performance properties of their HDMI cable by running an unamplified 1080p/60 digital video signal 100 feet from a generic Blu-ray Disc player to a generic 1080p/60 display. This demonstration will be featured live throughout the InfoComm/NSCA tradeshow in Orlando, Florida June 17-19, 2009.

The secret behind these Belden HDMI cables is...

Digital (DTV) Transition

Full-Power TV Broadcasters Go All-Digital

By Shane Sturgeon • Jun 14 2009, 1:01am

The nation's historic switch to digital television by 971 full-power stations Friday prompted hundreds of thousands of consumers to call for assistance but caused no widespread disruption of free, over-the-air television broadcasts.

A record 317,450 consumers called...

Politics & Policy

1 Day and Counting - Joint FCC Commerce News Release

By Shane Sturgeon • Jun 12 2009, 12:02pm

On the eve of an historic technological transition to digital television, the focus for the two federal agencies managing the switch is on helping Americans who are at risk of losing their TV signals.

The digital TV (DTV) transition began over two decades ago as engineers set an ambitious technological goal...

New Products & Equipment

LG Electronics Delivers First Broadband HDTVs That Stream Instantly to Netflix Members

By Shane Sturgeon • Jun 11 2009, 7:01pm

Building on its 18-month alliance with Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) , LG Electronics has introduced yet another industry first with two new series of Full HD 1080p HDTVs with Netflix instant streaming software embedded directly in the TV and requiring no external device.

First announced at the 2009 International CES(R), the first of the new sets - a 47-inch class* LCD HDTV (model 47LH50) and 50-inch class* plasma HDTV (model 50PS80) with NetCast Entertainment Access - are available now at national retailers. A 42-inch class* LCD (model 42LH50) and 60-inch class* plasma (model 60PS80) are coming this...

New Products & Equipment

Monster Introduces Breakthrough "SuperThin Cable™ for HDMI™"

By Shane Sturgeon • Jun 11 2009, 11:43am

Monster, the world's leading manufacturer of cables, AV accessories, and power conditioning products, today announced the introduction of a new line of "Powered" SuperThin Cables™ for HDMI™ Cables specifically designed for use with a wide variety of electronics devices, ranging from today's super-slim flat-panel TVs to digital video cameras, home theater systems, gaming systems or portable computers. The new Monster SuperThin Cables for HDMI are the first fruits of a recently announced collaboration with RedMere, a leader in advanced silicon chip development. Monster Super Thin Cable for HDMI products will be available in...

New Products & Equipment

Toshiba Brings Industry-Leading Picture Quality to Home Theater With Its First Series of LED TV

By Shane Sturgeon • Jun 10 2009, 2:25pm

Toshiba America Consumer Products L.L.C. ("Toshiba"), a market leader in LCD TVs, today announced that it is now shipping its premium REGZA(R) HDTV Series, including the highly acclaimed ZV650 LCD TV, and state-of-the-art SV670 LED TV. These new series combine the most advanced picture technology with stunning designs, creating a highly immersive viewing experience that improves and extends home entertainment in new and exciting ways.

As a leader in technology, Toshiba designed its new REGZA line of premium LCD TVs to elevate the viewing experience to the next level by using its unmatched processing power to create all-new levels of picture quality. In addition...

New Products & Equipment

VIZIO America's #1 HDTV Company Delivers NEW High Performance TV Collection

By Shane Sturgeon • Jun 8 2009, 12:23pm

VIZIO, America's #1 HDTV and Consumer Electronics Company, has unveiled its 2009 TV product lineup, with 31 new models in three product groups. With a comprehensive range that includes cutting-edge Smart Dimming(TM) backlight TruLED(TM) LCD technology, high-style/high performance products, and the best everyday value HDTVs, VIZIO's products are energy efficient, with each earning and exceeding Energy Star 3.0 qualification. Product releases are scheduled throughout the year, with numerous products now in-store and due to hit shelves soon.

This year...

HD Camcorders & Cameras

Panasonic Introduces the World's Lightest* High Definition Camcorders

By Shane Sturgeon • Jun 8 2009, 12:18pm

Panasonic today announced the release of two of the world's lightest*, High Definition (HD) camcorders -- the HDC-SD10, which uses an SDHC/SD Memory Card as recording media, and the Twin Memory Type HDC-TM10, which records onto both an 8 GB** Built-in Memory and an SDHC/SD Memory Card. Each model weighs just 0.5 LB, yet its compact body design has a high-powered 16x optical zoom capabilities and advanced features to produce beautiful 1920 x 1080 Full-HD videos.

The 16x optical zoom...

Blu-ray

Pioneer Reaches Pinnacle of Video Performance with New Line of Blu-Ray Disc Players Now Available at Retail Stores

By Shane Sturgeon • Jun 5 2009, 3:38am

With consumer interest in the Blu-ray Disc™ format at an all-time high, Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. brings a new level of cinematic-quality entertainment to living rooms with three new Blu-ray Disc players now available at retail stores. The Pioneer® Elite® BDP-23FD along with the Pioneer BDP-120 and BDP-320 models are outfitted with advanced audio video processing designed to deliver vibrant colors, detailed pictures and immersive high resolution surround sound allowing owners to differentiate Pioneer's level of high performance well into the future.

Pioneer completes the Blu-ray Disc home theater experience by incorporating...

Blu-ray

Panasonic Announces Availability and Pricing for DMP-B15, the World's First and Only Portable Blu-Ray Disc Player

By Shane Sturgeon • Jun 1 2009, 1:26pm

Panasonic, a major developer and contributor to the success of the Blu-ray Disc format, announced the availability and pricing for the world's first portable Blu-ray player, the Panasonic DMP-B15. Designed to provide the ultimate High Definition Blu-ray experience for those on the go, the B15 features a high quality 8.9-inch WSVGA LCD screen and includes Panasonic's VIERA CAST(TM) Internet accessibility and BD Live functionality, as well as a SD Memory Card slot. The B15 will be available in...