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HDTV Magazine Bulletins Archive (September, 2010)

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Star Wars In 3D!

By Shane Sturgeon • Sep 30 2010, 2:42am

Lucasfilm Ltd. announced today that the live-action Star Wars Saga will be converted to 3D! There are few movies that lend themselves more perfectly to 3D; from the Death Star trench run to the Tatooine Podraces, the Star Wars Saga has always delivered an entertainment experience that is completely immersive. Presented by Twentieth Century Fox and Lucasfilm Ltd., the cutting edge conversion will take that immersion to the next thrilling level, with Industrial Light & Magic supervising the project. Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace is expected to be released theatrically in 2012. A release date...

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Billionaire Alki David Launches First Internet Based True HD Television Service in the United States

By Shane Sturgeon • Sep 28 2010, 2:17am

Following its successful launch in the U.K. in 2009, FilmOn.com, the first online High Definition Television provider, today announces the public launch of its U.S. Virtual Cable Website, FilmOn.com (http://www.FilmOn.com/). The announcement was made today by FilmOn, Inc. Founder and Chairman Alki David.

FilmOn.com offers U.S. consumers a revolutionary way to watch HD Television on the PC or mobile device. The Los Angeles-based service includes over 30 premium free to air television channels and premium international Satellite channels, including...

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SANYO Projectors Benefit the Classroom and Lecture Hall with Innovative New Products

By Shane Sturgeon • Sep 25 2010, 1:57am

SANYO PLC-HF10000LSANYO North America Corporation (SANYO), a subsidiary of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. which is one of the world's largest manufacturers of LCD and DLP projectors, is launching a new initiative to benefit education by developing products whose focus is on innovation for the current and future needs of the educational environment. Taking a leadership position in the education market, SANYO seeks to grow their market share with a range of solutions that include projectors with 3D capabilities and the ability to operate at short throw distances, several technologies that both promote longer product life and reduce maintenance costs, specialized audio projector mounts suitable for the classroom, and additional cost-effective educational tools.

New SANYO products targeted to the educational market include...

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Netflix and NBC Universal Announce Agreement to Stream Prior Season Cable and Broadcast TV Series New to Netflix Members

By Shane Sturgeon • Sep 24 2010, 9:41pm

Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) and NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution today announced an expanded license agreement through which Netflix members can instantly watch a selection of broadcast series from the NBC television network and – for the first time on Netflix – content from some of NBC Universal's popular cable channels.

The multi-year deal kicks off...

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3D Cinema Comes Home With Sony's New SXRD Front Projector

By Shane Sturgeon • Sep 23 2010, 5:22pm

Sony today brings the big-screen 3D cinematic experience home with the new the VPL-VW90ES – the company's first 3D front projector.

Designed with the custom and specialty consumer electronics market in mind, the VPL-VW90ES is the first projector to be been branded with Sony's "Elevated Standard" (ES) moniker, signifying an emphasis on high build quality and outstanding video experience. It was also engineered to seamlessly integrate third-party control systems.


MTV Networks International to Significantly Expand High Definition Offering With New Channels & Programming

By Shane Sturgeon • Sep 23 2010, 2:53pm

MTV Networks International (MTVNI), owned by Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), today announced plans to significantly expand the company's high definition services across brands through next year with the launch of new channels and programming. The announcement underscores MTVNI's commitment to providing audiences and cable/satellite operators with premium content and innovative entertainment experiences.

As part of the initiative, Nickelodeon HD...

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Epson Adds Two High-Performance 1080p Projectors to Award-Winning Home Cinema Line

By Shane Sturgeon • Sep 23 2010, 2:49pm

Epson America today expanded its award-winning line of 3LCD™ home theater projectors with the announcement of the PowerLite® Home Cinema 8350 and 8700 UB. These two projectors offer native 1080p resolution and Epson's latest 3LCD™ technology with C2Fine® chip sets for amazing color and detail, high contrast ratios and road-tested reliability. The value-packed Home Cinema 8350 and 8700 UB also include Epson's award-winning customer service and support, delivering an outstanding and affordable viewing experience for home entertainment and AV enthusiasts.

As the number-one selling projector brand worldwide(i), Epson has priced the Home Cinema 8350 and 8700 UB in the sub...

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Planar Launches the Future of 3D at Home

By Shane Sturgeon • Sep 23 2010, 2:46pm

Planar Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLNR), a worldwide leader in specialty display solutions, unveiled its new Runco 3Dimension™ Series projectors. Integrating 3D visualization technology that is based on the science of how the human eye and brain process actual depth and dimension in real life, Runco has created a flawless stereoscopic video reproduction that is unlike anything else in the home or private cinema market.

Runco's revolutionary 3D solution is based on...

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New Diamond 3D High-Definition Home Theater Projector From Mitsubishi Electric Debuts at CEDIA 2010

By Shane Sturgeon • Sep 23 2010, 2:44pm

Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America's Presentation Products Division continues its leadership in bringing the 3D experience to home theaters by introducing its newest Diamond 3D 1080p full HD home theater projector at the CEDIA Home Theater Show in Atlanta, September 23-26, 2010 in Booth #2305.

Mitsubishi's new Diamond 3D projector is packed with features...

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Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America's Debuts HC4000 HD Home Theater Projector at CEDIA 2010 in Atlanta

By Shane Sturgeon • Sep 23 2010, 2:41pm

Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America's Presentation Products Division, known for award-winning, high-quality, high-definition presentation and display products, today exhibits its new HC4000 high-definition home theater projector at the CEDIA show in Atlanta, September 23-27, 2010. The new HC4000 has a wealth of high-performance features at an entry-level price.

Mitsubishi's new HC4000 projector uses...

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LG Electronics Introduces Dual Engine Full HD 3D Projector for Custom Installers

By Shane Sturgeon • Sep 23 2010, 2:38pm

Providing the ultimate 3D home theater experience for custom installers and their clients, LG Electronics today introduced a versatile Full HD 3D single lens type projector that throws a stunning 100-inch image.

Showcased at the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association Expo this week (booth #2335), LG's CF3D is a Full HD Dual Engine Single Lens Type 3D Projector featuring an amazing brightness ratio of...


Samsung Electronics Showcases Industry-Leading Home Entertainment Solutions at CEDIA Expo 2010

By Shane Sturgeon • Sep 23 2010, 2:34pm

Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, will showcase the company's latest products designed for the home entertainment enthusiast at the CEDIA Expo, Sept. 23-26, in Atlanta, Georgia. Custom installers looking to build the ultimate home entertainment experience for their customers will be able to preview Samsung's latest 3D LED and plasma TVs, Blu-ray players, home theater systems, receivers, and Sound Bar technology.

In past months, people have increasingly demanded...

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Roku Introduces New Line of HD Streaming Players Starting at $59.99

By Shane Sturgeon • Sep 23 2010, 2:31pm

Roku, Inc., maker of the best-selling and award-winning Roku streaming player, introduced today its new product lineup, featuring improved performance and the lowest prices in the industry. With up to 1080p HD streaming support and Instant Replay, the new players are shipping immediately at prices starting from just $59.99. All models feature high-definition playback as well as support for older, standard definition TVs.

There are three new Roku models...

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Vivitek Debuts Its Line of Home Theater Projectors

By Shane Sturgeon • Sep 23 2010, 2:24pm

Vivitek D8300CEDIA 2010 Booth #4156 - Vivitek Corporation, a leading manufacturer of environmentally innovative visual presentation products, debuts its line of home theater projectors at CEDIA as a first time exhibitor. From its high-end LED-based H9080FD to the value-based H1080FD 1080p projectors, Vivitek has as complete family of projector models for home theater and large venue applications.

Vivitek will also introduce two new...


Charlotte Motor Speedway and Panasonic Announce World's Largest HD Video Board

By Shane Sturgeon • Sep 22 2010, 11:23am

Continuing a tradition of innovation and fabulous firsts, Speedway Motorsports Inc. (NYSE: TRK) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer O. Bruton Smith and Charlotte Motor Speedway officials announced a partnership with Panasonic to revolutionize the fan experience at motorsports events with the creation of the world's largest high-definition video board.

Panasonic will also become the founding sponsor of the video board and a Speedway Motorsports Inc. alliance partner around its broad portfolio of advanced technologies.

At an incredible length of...


VIZIO's new 7" Edge Lit Razor LED™ Portable delivers digital picture quality to personal TV experience

By Shane Sturgeon • Sep 22 2010, 1:36am

VIZIO, America's HDTV and Consumer Electronics Company, announced today nationwide availability of their 7" Edge Lit Razor LED™ LCD Portable TV. By expanding VIZIO TVs to portable models it enables consumers to enjoy TV and entertainment from almost anywhere. With an 800x480 widescreen high resolution Razor LED panel, an integrated antenna, and a sleek design of less than 1" thick, consumers now have the perfect entertainment for tailgating, around the house, or away from home —anyplace you want to catch your favorite broadcast or pictures with a brilliant, LED high-resolution picture.

The Edge Lit Razor LED LCD Portable TV launch is the first terrestrial handheld sized TV to include...


Sony Optiarc America Rolls Out Slim External Blu-ray Disc Rewritable Drive

By Shane Sturgeon • Sep 22 2010, 12:43am

Sony Optiarc America today announced its first slim, portable and external Blu-ray Disc® (BD) rewritable drive to compliment notebooks, netbooks or desktop PCs.

The new BDX-S500U model writes single BD-R media at up to 6X and dual layer BD-R media at up to 4X speeds, recording a full 25GB disc in about...

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brite-View Air SyncHD Is the Only Reliable Solution For Streaming Uncompressed 1080p Content Wirelessly

By Shane Sturgeon • Sep 21 2010, 11:17am

brite-View by Xpike Innovation today unveiled the Air SyncHD (model BV-2322), featuring Amimon's latest WHDI module. Currently, the Air SyncHD is the only reliable solution for wireless streaming of uncompressed, 1080p/60 content in a multi-room or multi-floor setting within the same house. It establishes an invisible HDMI connection with a 66-foot range (1080p/60) or 100-foot range (1080i/60)when the "WIDE" mode is activated.

brite-View's exclusive "Hybrid Connection" allows...


Toshiba Drives the Next Generation of Home Entertainment Releasing Its First Ever 3D HDTV

By Shane Sturgeon • Sep 17 2010, 2:48am

Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., an innovator in consumer electronics and digital home entertainment, today announced the availability of its premier Cinema Series® line for 2010, featuring the VX700 Series, and the WX800 3D Series, LED HDTVs. Leading Toshiba's full line of LED and LCD HDTVs, Cinema Series presents the ultimate in picture quality and multimedia connectivity with luxuriously sleek, premium designs that can elevate any room's look and feel.

As the pinnacle of Toshiba's 2010 HDTV offering, the Cinema Series line boasts...


Toshiba's Full Line of Blu-ray(TM) Players Bring a New Dimension to Home Theater Entertainment

By Shane Sturgeon • Sep 17 2010, 2:44am

Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. today expanded its collection of Blu-ray Disc players with the new BDX3000. Joining the currently available BDX2700 and BDX2500 models, the BDX3000 is the company's first 3D-capable Blu-ray Disc player. Combining Full HD Blu-ray 3D(TM) playback with a suite of streaming content, ** comprehensive audio support, and complementary design, the BDX3000 is a cornerstone for a home entertainment system.

The BDX3000, combined with Toshiba's all-new WX800 Cinema Series 3D LED HDTV and a pair of Toshiba 3D glasses opens the door for...


Oakley Innovation Achieves Unrivaled 3D Eyewear

By Shane Sturgeon • Sep 17 2010, 2:41am

Oakley, Inc. today announced that it has engineered innovative new 3D eyewear that both complements and optimizes the technology used in the majority of 3D movie theaters around the world. The company's proprietary frame innovations have been combined with lens technologies that will maximize the 3D experience with an unrivaled level of performance. Taking advantage of Oakley's new HDO-3D(TM) technology, premium editions in the new line will be the first 3D eyewear on Earth with optically correct lenses.

Oakley 3D eyewear will be available...


Toshiba Expands Its LED TV Line-up to Include a Broad Range of Screen Sizes in New Ultra-Thin Cabinetry

By Shane Sturgeon • Sep 17 2010, 2:28am

Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of consumer electronics and digital home entertainment products, today announced the availability of two new LED HDTV Series for 2010: The UL605 Series with NET TV(TM) and the compact SL400 Series. Together, the latest models in Toshiba's comprehensive HDTV lineup combine crisp picture quality and slim, stylish looks, with an array of key features that deliver real value into the home.

Before even being powered on, Toshiba's newest sets are...


LG Electronics Introduces World's First 3D TV to Receive 3D Certification from THX

By Shane Sturgeon • Sep 9 2010, 3:07am

LG Electronics USA today announced the availability of the world's first 3D HDTV to be THX® Certified – the LG Infinia PX950 Plasma HDTV series.

The PX950 continues LG's history of setting new standards in picture quality. To earn the new THX 3D Display Certification, the PX950 passed more than 400 laboratory tests evaluating left and right eye images for color accuracy, cross-talk, viewing angles and video processing performance. In addition to the first-ever THX 3D Display Certification, the PX950 had to pass THX certification for superior picture quality in 2D, which must be achieved before passing THX 3D certification.

With the push of a button...


Panasonic to Establish U.S. 3D Innovation Center

By Shane Sturgeon • Sep 2 2010, 3:15am

Today, at New York City's Arthur Ashe Stadium where the U.S. Open is being broadcast in 3D TV for the first time, Panasonic announced it will establish a new 3D Innovation Center in the U.S. this fall. The Panasonic 3D Innovation Center will focus on engaging with the entertainment and broadcast communities to enhance 3D production technologies and work flow and foster collaboration with industry partners to develop new applications for 3D technologies.

The new Panasonic 3D Innovation Center will be...

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Panasonic Announces Full HD 3D Blu-Ray Home Theater Systems

By Shane Sturgeon • Sep 2 2010, 3:12am

Panasonic, a worldwide leader in Full HD 3D technology, today announced the debut of its first Full HD 3D Blu-ray(TM) Disc home theater systems, providing the ultimate immersive 3D movie experience at home. The two new home theater systems, models, SC-BTT750 and SC-BTT350, employ advanced proprietary technology to envelop viewers in a remarkably authentic home theater experience and step into the 3D world.

Networking and connectivity capabilities abound with the new models through VIERA CAST(TM) compatibility, which provides access to...