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HDTV Magazine Bulletins Archive (November, 2009)

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Environment / Green

3M Launches Consumer Awareness Campaign on TV Energy Consumption

By Shane Sturgeon • Nov 21 2009, 1:33am

3M’S Optical Systems Division today announced that it has launched a consumer awareness campaign in an effort to raise awareness of household TV energy consumption and what to consider when purchasing an energy efficient TV. Specifically, the company is hoping to provide valuable information to consumers through the media to educate the public about energy efficient TVs and the issues surrounding TV power consumption in the home.

As TV sizes get larger and consumers watch more television, energy consumption in these household fixtures has increased dramatically. In fact...

Politics & Policy

Consumer Electronics Association Reacts to California Energy Commission TV Energy Use Mandates

By Shane Sturgeon • Nov 18 2009, 11:00pm

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today issued the following statement regarding a decision by the California Energy Commission (CEC) to impose unprecedented and unnecessary energy efficiency standards on television sets sold in California. The following statement may be attributed to Jason Oxman, CEA’s senior vice president of Industry Affairs.

“CEA is extremely disappointed in the CEC’s decision to regulate...

Internet HD Video

Netflix Members Can Now Instantly Watch Movies and TV Episodes Streamed to Sony Networked Bravia TVs and Blu-ray Disc Player

By Shane Sturgeon • Nov 18 2009, 2:50am

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) , the world's largest online movie rental service, today announced that Netflix members can now instantly watch thousands of movies and TV episodes streamed from Netflix directly to TVs via Sony BRAVIA Internet Video-capable HDTVs, previous BRAVIA models compatible with Sony's BRAVIA Internet video link module and the Sony Network Blu-ray Disc Player.

The Sony BRAVIA TVs now available...

New Products & Equipment

NuVision Unveils Two LUCIDIUM FX5 120HZ Ultimate Performance LCD HDTVs

By Shane Sturgeon • Nov 17 2009, 4:13am

NuVision© U.S. Inc., the leading manufacturer of ultimate-performance 1080p Deep Black LCD HDTV's has announced the introduction of two new models for the consumer LCD TV market–the Lucidium NVU32FX5 (32-inch) and NVU37FX5 (37-inch). The 32-inch version is also available in a limited edition version (NVU32FX5P) featuring an elegant pink frame. Both 32” and 37” models are the company’s first smaller format sets to utilize NuVision’s powerful FX5 120Hz video processing, which eliminates the need for corrective mathematical algorithms when viewing 24 frame 1080p content by displaying each film frame five times on the display, creating an effective rate of 120 frames per second.

Both new CCFL backlit Lucidium FX5 models incorporate...

Programming

DIRECTV Partners With HDNet and HDNet Movies to Offer On Demand Programming

By Shane Sturgeon • Nov 4 2009, 11:00am

HDNetHDNet, the independent network delivering all of its programming in true high definition, announced today a deal in which DIRECTV, the nation's No. 1 satellite service, now offers more than 20 hours of HD programming from HDNet, and more than 25 movies from its sister network HDNet Movies, on a video on demand basis every month.

DIRECTV HD customers will be able to...