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By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 27 2010, 4:34am
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in display technology and digital media, announced today that it has become the first company to commence mass production of panels for 3D LED TVs and 3D LCD TVs.
The company began producing LED and LCD compatible panels for 40-inch, 46-inch and 55-inch full-HD 3D TVs using '3D Active Glasses' this month, employing Samsung's exclusive...
By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 25 2010, 7:27pm
OPPO Digital announced today the release of a new high-performance Blu-ray Disc player, model number BDP-80.
The new BDP-80 is a full-featured universal Blu-ray Disc™ player that supports BD Profile 2.0 (BD-Live and BonusView), DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, Super Audio CD (SACD), HDCD, CD and other popular media formats such as AVCHD, MKV video files, digital photos and music.
Sharing the same decoder and similarly optimized firmware as OPPO's award-winning BDP-83, the BDP-80 features fast disc load times, quick response to user operations, and robust audio and video controls.
In contrast to the BDP-83...
By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 7 2010, 8:16pm
DIRECTV, the world's most popular television service, and Panasonic, a world leader in HDTV and digital electronics, announced today a strategic relationship that, for the first time, will bring 3D TV, the next frontier of television entertainment, to the largest audience nationwide.
Beginning in June 2010, millions of DIRECTV HD customers will receive a free software upgrade enabling them to have access to three dedicated 3D channels through their 3D television sets, such as Panasonic's VIERA Full HD 3D TVs.
Panasonic will be...
By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 7 2010, 7:40pm
Today at CES, Haier is launching its ultra slim LED TV lineup.
The company's first generation of LEDs is available in 46", 40", 32", 24", 22" and 19" screen sizes.
The 19" and 22" models are shipping in January and the other sizes shortly after.
The 46" and 40" measure in at just 1.2" thick and the TV cabinets are available in a high gloss piano black cabinet for a smooth, sexy look or a high gloss white cabinet for a modern luxury appearance.
Haier's Edge-lit LED technology paired with full HD 1080p and 120Hz Full Motion refresh rate, offers amazing picture quality with true-to-life colors without motion blur.
In addition, SRS TruSurround XT technology gives any movie a live-performance quality that makes any movie night, a night to remember.
One of the new technologies available in 2010 is...
By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 7 2010, 6:04pm
ViewSonic® Corp., a leading global provider of visual display, computing and digital content solutions, today introduced its new ViewLED™ eco-friendly LED TV offerings.
From 19" to 42", these latest solutions are...
By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 7 2010, 6:03pm
To coincide with the rollout of 3D electronics hardware from Sony Electronics, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) today announced the studio will begin releasing 3D content on Blu-ray Disc™ worldwide in 2010.
The first planned SPHE Blu-ray 3D release will be the recent animated blockbuster...
By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 7 2010, 3:21pm
Vivitek Corporation, a leading manufacturer of environmentally innovative visual display and presentation products, today announces the shipping date of its latest 1080p home theater projector to its line-up with the H5080.
A professional-grade projector with the consumer enthusiast in mind, the Vivitek H5080 utilizes the latest advancements in video processing technologies to create remarkable image quality and delivers amazing video processing performance.
The Vivitek H5080 home theater projector provides...
By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 7 2010, 3:19pm
Dreamer Corporation, a leader in interactive TV platforms, today announced that OPPO Digital, a leading designer and manufacturer of Blu-ray Disc players, is offering Dreamer's Blu-TV interactive television service on the OPPO BDP-83 model, which has won multiple awards since its introduction to the U.S.
market in July 2009.
Dreamer will demonstrate Blu-TV on the OPPO Digital player in its booth (#10045) at CES 2010 from January 7 – 10.
To activate the Blu-TV service, OPPO BDP-83 users simply...
By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 7 2010, 2:49pm
Delivering on its commitment to give consumers endless entertainment options in a stylish package, LG Electronics today introduced its 2010 family of Network Blu-ray Disc Players and Home Theater Systems that bring a new level of convenience to playing pre-recorded and online high-definition content.
Leading the line-up...
By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 7 2010, 2:48pm
LG Electronics underscored its commitment to the plasma HDTV category with eight new models for 2010, led by the new LG INFINIA series, which represents the best in LG's design, technology and entertainment options.
Featuring new picture-enhancing technology and lightweight designs in a variety of screen sizes, four new plasma series...
By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 7 2010, 1:20pm
XStreamHD, an emerging leader in the delivery and distribution of Full High Definition (HD) entertainment directly to the home has announced for the first time an advance purchase option which will allow consumers to reserve the product prior to the official delivery date of April 30, 2010.
Consumers can pre-order either XStreamHD's FAST Start or PRO Start packages with only a $25 deposit to receive guaranteed delivery of the first release systems.
Consumers can place their order(s) for either the FAST Start or PRO Start packages starting...
By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 7 2010, 4:52am
DIRECTV, Inc., the world's most popular television service, and 3D technology leader RealD are currently working together to deliver high-definition 3D movies and TV programming via satellite to DIRECTV subscribers.
DIRECTV's content providers will be able use RealD tools to format their 3D content and deliver it to millions of homes with the crisp, clear 3D images that RealD has become known for.
DIRECTV will be launching three 3D channels...
By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 7 2010, 3:44am
Sony today introduced its new Blu-ray Disc™ line featuring Blu-ray 3D™ playback, Wi-Fi® Internet connectivity, and instant streaming of online video content from the BRAVIA® Internet Video platform.
The new Sony Blu-ray Disc devices are another example of how Sony is providing consumers with networked products that enhance the home entertainment experience.
The full HD 1080p line featuring Sony’s new Monolithic Design Concept includes...
By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 7 2010, 3:29am
Sony Electronics is expanding its line of solid state camcorders with two new models designed to broaden the shooting capabilities for professionals and consumers.
The company is introducing its first professional camcorder that implements the AVCHD format, the HXR-NX5U, as well as a consumer AVCHD model, HDR-AX2000.
The professional HXR-NX5U model is...
By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 7 2010, 3:20am
From black-and-white, to color, to digital, Sony Electronics is once again setting the new standard for how televisions look and perform.
Today, the company introduced its 2010 BRAVIA® LCD HDTV line featuring its first 3D HDTVs, a new innovative and stylish Monolithic Design Concept, and LED backlighting.
The new Sony televisions are...
By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 7 2010, 1:23am
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, today unveiled its new portfolio of ultra-slim Plasma HDTVs with the 8000, 7000 and 6500 Series.
Each provides technologies that deliver exceptional picture quality, advanced connectivity with the updated Internet@TV feature and compliance to revised EnergyStar 4.0 standards – all in a slim form factor.
Additionally, the premium plasma TV line (8000 and 7000 Series) includes Samsung’s proprietary built-in 3D processor that adds a new dimension to TV viewing at home.
The TVs will be...
By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 7 2010, 1:20am
Samsung Electronics Co.
., Ltd., a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, today unveiled its 2010 portfolio of LCD HDTV’s including the 750 and 650 Series.
Each includes enhanced picture quality and advanced connectivity.
With DLNA networking capabilities, and new Touch of Color™ (ToC™) designs, these HDTVs raise the bar of excellence in their respective categories.
The 750 Series features built-in 3D technology, making images leap off the screen so you feel like you’re a part of the action.
Across the board Samsung is delivering a host of picture improvements including its picture enhancing HyperReal™ Engine, for a true-to-life range of color and contrast.
By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 7 2010, 1:18am
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, today unveiled its 2010 lineup of Blu-ray players, reaching new frontiers in delivering quality HD home entertainment..
Standing out among the f our-player lineup is the winner of the 2010 CES Best of Innovations Award, the BD-C6900, featuring built-in 3D playback and supporting the new 3D Blu-ray standard.
For those looking for the best in design and performance...
By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 7 2010, 1:16am
Samsung Electronics Co.
., Ltd., a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, today unveiled its next-generation Blu-ray Home Theater Systems; the HT-C6730W, which received a CES “Best of Innovations 2010” award, the HT-C7530W and the HT-C6500.
All three models introduce a new retro, no-grill speaker design and Samsung’s newly-introduced immersive Crystal Amplifier Pro technology, which ensures accurate sound reproduction and minimal noise interference.
For the first time, Samsung’s Home Theater systems now have...
By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 7 2010, 1:12am
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, unveiled today the next generation of its award-winning LED back-lit TVs, featuring a first of its kind built-in 3D processor, connected interactive experiences and innovative, trend-setting designs with a wide range of options to match the décor of almost any living room.
This year’s flagship Series, the 9000, has proudly won the 2010 CES Best of Innovations award.
Perhaps most notably, Samsung offers its most versatile LED TV lineup, which consists of entry level HD offerings to its highest performing full HD TV’s ever, in a variety of screen sizes.
Samsung’s latest HDTVs will be...
By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 7 2010, 12:59am
Technicolor (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) today announced several innovations to support the consumer electronic industry’s migration to 3D, including new technologies for Blu-ray 3D, broadcast 3D, 3D subtitling, and auto-stereoscopic 3D delivery to mobile handsets.
Technicolor will demonstrate the following at CES...
By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 7 2010, 12:39am
VUDU Inc., a leading provider of streaming entertainment technology, today introduces VUDU Apps, a platform for the delivery of Internet applications and services to home theaters, HDTVs and Blu-ray Disc players (BDPs), the company announced today.
Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, SANYO Manufacturing Corporation, Sharp Corporation and Toshiba America Consumer Products L.L.C.
have adopted VUDU Apps as their platform for the delivery of Internet services directly to their broadband HDTVs.
Toshiba will also integrate VUDU Apps into their line of broadband BDPs.
VUDU Apps provides customers with access to a wide range of Internet services and applications including...
By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 6 2010, 11:29pm
VUDU Inc., a leading provider of Internet entertainment services, has extended its distribution as an embedded platform to include broadband home theaters, HDTVs and Blu-ray Disc players (BDPs) from LG Electronics, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Samsung Electronics Co.
Inc., SANYO Manufacturing Corporation, Sharp Corporation, Toshiba America Consumer Products L.L.C., and VIZIO, the company announced today.
The VUDU Streaming Movie Service will be available...
By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 6 2010, 7:16pm
Home Entertainment Group and Netflix, Inc.
(Nasdaq: NFLX) today announced new agreements that will continue to make Warner Bros.
new release DVD and Blu-ray titles available to Netflix members while adding to the selection of direct to video titles and Catalog movies available to be streamed instantly to TVs and computers.
New release titles on DVD and Blu-ray will be made available...
By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 6 2010, 7:10pm
LaCie today unveiled LaCinema Mini HD, the all-in-one Wi-Fi High Definition media center.
Its amazingly small and stylish design packs a big punch, bringing your HD movies, photos and music collections to your widescreen TV in full 1080p resolution.
LaCinema Mini HD bridges the gap between the computer and entertainment worlds in full HD quality.
By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 6 2010, 7:01pm
Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America will introduce a line of Internet-enabled televisions this year integrating VUDU Apps, a platform for the delivery of Internet entertainment services.
The lineup of VUDU Apps on Mitsubishi televisions will feature the VUDU Streaming Movie Service, the leading HD on-demand movie service available today, which is currently supported on select Mitsubishi Unisen™ Immersive Sound televisions.
Mitsubishi’s 2010 line of Internet-enabled televisions will provide access to more than...
By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 6 2010, 5:22pm
INFINIA, an innovative new family of LED LCD HDTVs from LG Electronics that delivers "freedom through infinite possibilities," highlights the company's 2010 lineup of LED LCD HDTVs introduced here today at the International Consumer Electronics Show (Booth #8205).
LG INFINIA HDTVs (the LE9500, LE8500 and LE7500 series) combine a slim design and thin bezel with enhanced connectivity and abundant content options.
Leading the way to the ultimate home entertainment experience, the 55- and 47-inch class* LE9500 sets will be LG's first 3D-ready models available in the United States.
INFINIA is the flagship of...
By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 6 2010, 5:20pm
NETGEAR® today announced the worldwide launch of the Digital Entertainer Express (EVA9100), a powerful and flexible digital media player that enables consumers to easily enjoy and seamlessly stream personal digital media collections and Internet content over home networks to high-definition televisions.
Providing all of the playback performance and video reliability of the Digital Entertainer Elite (EVA9150), the Digital Entertainer Express is an ideal solution for the serious media enthusiast.
By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 6 2010, 1:55pm
JVC is demonstrating an array of 3-D television technologies at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which opens here today.
Technologies on display include a 3-D LCD monitor already on the market, an ultra high resolution high definition 3-D demonstration and a processor for the professional market that converts 2-D content to 3-D.
Here's an overview of JVC's 3-D technologies on display at International CES...
By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 6 2010, 1:35pm
D-Link today introduced a stylish addition to any home entertainment environment -- the D-Link® Pebble™ -- a uniquely designed media player that lets users play virtually all of their media in an attractive, easy-to-use and compact device.
Lightweight, decorative and functional, no other media player of its style and price offers...
By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 6 2010, 1:32pm
Krell Industries, LLC, the leader in high performance music and home theater systems has announced the introduction of the company’s first Blu-ray player, the Evolution 555.
Engineered to maximize performance from today’s large format flat panel and front projectors, the Evolution 555 offers home entertainment enthusiasts unprecedented levels of performance, flexibility and upgradeability.
Featuring the acclaimed 12-bit Sigma Design VXP technology, this superior engine delivers the world’s highest quality video processing algorithms for noise reduction, de-interlacing, scaling, image enhancement and frame rate conversion.
Incorporating industry-leading compression artifact reduction, the VXP recognizes object edges and removes mosquito noise to produce crisp, clear images.
Detail enhancement seeks out underlying image information bringing unprecedented texture, sharpness and clarity to images.
3D and 2D noise reduction which adaptively applies both temporal and spatial noise red ...
By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 6 2010, 1:27pm
DISH Network today introduced TV Everywhere™ – a unique suite of integrated products designed to maximize the convenience and ease of watching TV anytime and anywhere.
TV Everywhere™ from DISH Network provides customers with access to all their live and recorded programming on a laptop, mobile device, or anywhere in the home wirelessly.
Key components of TV Everywhere™ include
By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 5 2010, 8:51pm
Three of the world’s leading media, technology and entertainment companies – Discovery Communications, Sony Corporation and IMAX Corporation – today announced a joint venture to be established to develop the first 24/7 dedicated 3D television network in the U.S.
The partnership brings together three leaders with an extraordinary collection of award-winning 3D content, technology expertise, television distribution and operational strength to deliver a high-quality three-dimensional viewing experience to home television audiences.
Discovery, Sony, through its U.S.
affiliate, Sony Corporation of America, and IMAX each will be equal partners in the joint venture.
It will be launched in...
By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 5 2010, 6:57pm
Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc.
(MDEA) will showcase the flexibility and versatility of its 3D-ready TV products by displaying 3D content delivered by various video sources, including Blu-Ray players at CES 2010 in the "Experience 3D Tech Zone".
MDEA has also announced a new 3D adapter which will provide Mitsubishi 3D-ready Home Theater TV owners with an easy and affordable solution to display 3D from a 3D Blu-Ray player.
The Mitsubishi 3DC-1000 3D adapter will be available in...
By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 5 2010, 6:18pm
Canon U.S.A., Inc, a leader in digital imaging technology, today announced an exciting new line of nine VIXIA High Definition flash memory camcorders.
The 2010 high-definition lineup includes Canon’s flagship VIXIA HF S-series, the compact VIXIA HF M-series and a new entry-level VIXIA HF R-series.
Some new features enhancing Canon’s 2010 lineup include...
By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 5 2010, 6:14pm
CableLabs® has expanded support for development of 3D television technology.
This effort results from the positive responses of the consumer electronics and programming industries.
CableLabs is providing testing capabilities for 3D TV implementation scenarios over cable.
These capabilities cover...
By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 5 2010, 6:12pm
InFocus® Corp., the industry pioneer in digital projection technology, is debuting five new projectors in its IN2100 and IN3100 series that create a new standard in high brightness and rich features for entry-level priced projectors.
Increased zoom capabilities, true-to-life colors, and 3000-3500 lumens ensure a crisp, brilliant image under any classroom or meeting room lighting condition.
The IN2100 series also introduces the first InFocus projector to offer networking functionality for less than...
By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 5 2010, 6:04pm
LG Electronics and Skype today announced that LG’s 2010 HDTVs with NetCast Entertainment Access™ will feature embedded Skype™ software* allowing Skype users to make voice and high-definition video calls directly from their family room without a PC.
Skype on the new LG HDTVs will be demonstrated this week at the International Consumer Electronics Show (Central Hall Booth #8205).
Beginning this spring, Skype will be available on...
By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 5 2010, 2:42pm
Simplay™ Labs, LLC, the leading solutions provider of technologies, testing programs, development tools, and interoperability and performance design standards for the high-definition (HD) consumer electronics industry, today announced a number of new initiatives in HDMI Specification Version 1.4 certification, test tools, and testing facilities.
The continuing evolution of the HD ecosystem and complexities of HD features, along with the growth of HDMI-enabled devices, have driven the need for...
By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 5 2010, 2:38pm
Panasonic Corporation, a worldwide leader in High Definition technology and built-in TV web entertainment, and Skype, a leader in internet communications, today announced a collaboration that will enable consumers to make voice and video calls over Skype™ on Panasonic's line of 2010 VIERA CAST-enabled HDTVs planned for launch in spring 2010.
This collaboration takes Skype...
By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 5 2010, 2:22pm
Continuing to lead the revolution in face-to-face online video communication, Skype today announced support for Skype™ video calls on PCs in 720p high definition (HD), as well as Skype software embedded into Internet-connected widescreen televisions from its consumer electronics manufacturer partners.
The latest version of Skype for Windows can deliver up to 720p HD-quality video calling at 1280 x 720 resolution, at up to 30 frames per second, giving individuals an even smoother and richer video calling experience.
To make an HD video call...
By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 5 2010, 2:08pm
VIZIO, America's #1 LCD HDTV Company, has unveiled their new high-performance XVT Pro Series of 480Hz SPS(TM) 16x9 TruLED(TM) Full HD3D(TM)HDTVs available in 72", 55" and 47" sizes, as well as a 58" Cinema Wide HDTV that displays content in 21 x 9 aspect ratio.
The 480Hz SPS(TM) 16x9 TruLED(TM) Full HD3D(TM)HDTVs incorporate the very latest in advanced HDTV technology with 480Hz SPS(TM), TruLED(TM) brilliant LEDs that pervade the entire screen, Smart Dimming(TM) circuitry controls hundreds of zones of LEDs per screen to the precise light level per picture frame.
In addition, the set's full HD3D(TM) delivers stunning 3D images in FULL HD 1080P resolution, with other advanced features like...
By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 5 2010, 1:46pm
D-Link made lots of geeks and early adopters happy today by introducing the revolutionary Boxee Box by D-Link, winner of the CES Best of Innovations award in the Home Entertainment category.
The Boxee Box by D-Link reinterprets what TV should be.
The Boxee Box delivers movies, TV shows, music, and photos from a user's computer, home network, and the Internet to their HDTV with no PC needed.
Additionally, Boxee's core social features make it easy for friends to discover new content from each other through social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and more.
Boxee is a...
By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 5 2010, 1:31pm
The WirelessHD® Consortium, the first and largest 60 GHz initiative worldwide and the only wireless standard that provides wireless lossless A/V support, today announced a major enhancement to the WirelessHD 1.0 specification.
The next generation of the WirelessHD specification will enable HDTVs, Blu-ray disc players, PCs and portable devices to transmit, share and display content in billions of colors with unprecedented vividness and accuracy as well as instantaneously transfer large multi-gigabyte media files among a variety of devices.
The WirelessHD standards group also announced...
By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 5 2010, 1:24pm
VIZIO, America’s #1 LCD HDTV Company, today announced that it has chosen to add WirelessHD technology and SiBEAM 60 GHz chipsets, based on the globally available WirelessHD standard, for a new line of LCD HDTVs and wireless HDMI adapters.
VIZIO is also in the process of joining WirelessHD as an Adopter with the intent of incorporating WirelessHD technology into a wide range of product offerings for the consumer.
VIZIO will demonstrate...
By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 5 2010, 1:07pm
Datacolor®, a global leader in digital color management technology, along with its product development partner, Portrait Displays, Inc., announced they will demonstrate an incredible breakthrough in TV calibration with their new Spyder3HDMI® calibration system.
Spyder3HDMI automatically calibrates any digital TV using...
By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 5 2010, 12:59pm
Bristol, UK – 5th January 2010
- ProVision Communications has created the world’s first consumer electronics technology capable of securely streaming live HD video content across all the rooms of a home.
The system, called AXAR1500, streams HD video content from a Blu-ray player, PVR or HD set top box to...
By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 5 2010, 12:11pm
TV Ears, a manufacturer of doctor recommended TV listening solutions, will unveil the first ever “Senior-Friendly” LCD high definition television at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show this week.
The 32-inch set includes...
By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 5 2010, 4:40am
3D TV is expected to dominate the show floor at the 2010 International CES this week with an abundance of products on display ranging from television displays and Blu-ray DVD players to end-to-end 3D solutions.
A focal point of 3D exhibits at CES is the Experience 3D TechZone located in Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) where more than 10 companies will showcase their products and technologies.
Some highlights at CES include...