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ConsumerReports.org Unveils First Ratings of 3D TVs; Panasonic 3D Sets Among Best HD Models Ever Tested

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 26 2011, 2:26am

In its first-ever Ratings of 3D TVs, ConsumerReports.org has found that the some of the best performing 3D-capable TVs were among the best overall HD performers. The Panasonic VT20 and VT25 plasma models were among the best HD sets that ConsumerReports.org has ever tested. In addition to excellent HD performance, they displayed the least ghosting with 3D programming, and achieved the highest overall scores in Consumer Reports 3D TV Ratings.

The full report, which features Ratings of twenty 3D-capable TVs and more than 120 LCD and plasma HDTVs, is available...


Panasonic and Verizon Demonstrate an Industry-First at the International Consumer Electronics Show: Full HD 3D Video Over Verizon's FiOS All-Fiber-Optic Network

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 8 2011, 3:15am

Full-resolution high-definition 3D transmission via a premium TV service provider became a reality at this year's 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show. Verizon and Panasonic, a leader in Full HD 3D technology, are streaming Full HD 3D, currently the highest-possible resolution of 3D video, via Verizon's 100 percent fiber-optic FiOS TV service.

The first-of-its-kind demonstration (in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center Room S228) was made possible...

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Penthouse Announces the World's First 3D Channel

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 8 2011, 3:12am

Continuing to remain at the forefront of technology and innovation, Penthouse announces the launch of the PENTHOUSE 3D Channel. This new channel will feature original adult-oriented programming each month shot in native high definition and 3D. The company's commitment to 3D draws on the strengths of Penthouse's unique expertise in content delivery, movie making and technological acumen.


Toshiba Enhances 3D Accessibility With Multiple 3D TV Technologies

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 7 2011, 12:55am

Toshiba UL610 Cinema Series 3D LED HDTVToshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced its most advanced 3D LED TVs for 2011. Featuring exclusive CEVO Engine Technology that includes enhancements for 3D picture quality, the new LED TVs also boast new ultra-thin cosmetic designs with chrome trim that add a touch of elegance to any home décor. In addition, Toshiba plans to demonstrate its cutting edge Glasses Free 3D TV for the first time in the U.S. at CES.

For 2011, Toshiba 3D models utilize the CEVO Engine, which includes three key 3D technologies that set Toshiba 3D apart...

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Hauppauge Introduces a New Way to Watch Live TV on an Apple iPad or iPhone

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 7 2011, 12:47am

Hauppauge Digital, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAUP), the world's leading developer and manufacturer of TV tuner products for personal computers, has announced a new live TV streamer for the Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Called "Broadway", this new stand alone "box" from Hauppauge's PCTV Systems division allows live TV to be watched on an Apple device in the home through a WiFi connection, or anywhere in the world via an Internet connection.

Broadway can be used in the home, for example, to watch a football game or a news program on your iPad. Your iPad will display a list of...

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JVC Full HD 3D Consumer Camcorder is World's First

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 7 2011, 12:40am

JVC today announced the world's first consumer camcorder to offer 3D recording in Full HD, thanks to a new JVC-developed high-speed processor that can produce two simultaneous Full HD images.

The new GS-TD1 uses two camera lenses and two 3.32 megapixel CMOS sensors – one for each lens – to capture three-dimensional images much the same way that human eyes work. JVC's new high-speed imaging engine simultaneously processes the two Full HD images – left and right images at 1920 x 1080i – within that single chip. The newly developed...


LG Electronics Sets New Standard in HDTV Design With 'NANO FULL LED' HDTV Series

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 7 2011, 12:38am

LG Electronics today unveiled the next generation of flat-panel televisions featuring NANO Lighting Technology developed to redefine "clarity" in FULL LED TVs at the International Consumer Electronics Show (Booth #8205).

Two new NANO FULL LED series (LW9500 and LW7700) push the boundaries of viewing pleasure with their NANO Lighting Technology, producing a clear, bright and smooth picture. Extremely thin film printed with a proprietary light dispersion pattern and combined with a full array of LEDs disperses light more evenly across the screen, creating pictures that are brighter and more uniform than conventional edge-lit LED sets. What's more, an Anti-Reflection Panel on the screen minimizes reflection from external light sources, including sunlight, to provide a crystal clear picture.

The LW9500 and LW7700 boast improved localized dimming in both 2D and 3D with their Micro Pixel Control. By manipulating individual LED blocks, Micro Pixel Control adds...


LG's New 'Super LED' Line Raises Bar for High-Tech, High-Performance Monitors

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 7 2011, 12:32am

LG Electronics' innovative new SUPER LED monitor line-up, introduced today at the International Consumer Electronics Show (Booth #8205), is designed to provide consumers with stylish designs, excellent picture quality, wide viewing angles and energy efficiency – aptly named SUPER Slim, SUPER Picture Quality, SUPER Angle and SUPER Energy Saving.


LG Electronics' Flagship INFINIA PZ950 3D HDTV Headlines Expanded 2011 Plasma Line

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 7 2011, 12:27am

LG Electronics announced its expanded family of plasma HDTVs for 2011 today at the International Consumer Electronics Show (Booth #8205), a stunning line-up of seven new plasma series headlined by the Full HD 1080p INFINIA PZ950.

The INFINIA PZ950 – with its added online content options through LG SmartTV with Magic Motion Remote for easy navigation, THX Certified 3D display* and picture-enhancing technologies...

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Ciil Technologies Unveils First Truly Weatherproof Flat Panel TVs

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 7 2011, 12:22am

Placing a display outdoors requires a certain confidence that it can operate and last in a variety of harsh environments, as well as unpredictable weather. You can now rest assured, thanks to the fully-sealed technology that sets a new standard for weatherproof flat panel TVs, featuring the greatest flexibility in outdoor screen placement on the market.

Ciil Technologies, LLC, provider of the market's only 100-percent, fully-sealed full 1080p HD flat panel TVs, is showcasing its full line of 32" thru...

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New Peerless HD Flow Wireless Multimedia Kit Delivers HD Video and Audio to Any HDTV Anywhere in the Home without Cables

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 7 2011, 12:19am

The new HD Flow Wireless Multimedia Kit (HDS100) from Peerless Industries is a simple solution for installing HDTVs and other displays with the freedom to stream Full HD 1080p 60Hz video and 5.1 channel Digital audio anywhere in the home – without drilling or running cables through the walls.

Featuring simple plug and play setup, HD Flow wirelessly connects devices such as Blu-ray®/DVD players, satellite/DVR/cable set top boxes, video game consoles, media servers, VHS players, laptop and PCs to HDTVs, digital TVs, projectors, monitors and even CRT TVs transmitting high-definition 1080p 60Hz resolution as well as analog.

With a reach of...

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LG Electronics Further Expands Access to Content-on-Demand With New Blu-ray Disc Players and Home Theater Systems

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 7 2011, 12:17am

Continuing its leadership in digital media with vast online content options, LG Electronics today introduced its 2011 line-up of Network Blu-ray Disc Players and Home Theater Systems at the International Consumer Electronics Show (Booth #8205).

Leading the line-up being unveiled this week is LG's BD690 3D-capable Network Blu-ray Disc player with LG SmartTV and an integrated 250-gigabyte (GB) hard drive, allowing for easy storage and instant playback of music, photos, personal videos and online movies from VUDU™*.


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New LG SmartTV Upgrader Makes Every TV a Smart TV

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 7 2011, 12:11am

LG Electronics introduced its new LG SmartTV Upgrader (ST600), an easy solution for transforming any TV into a Smart TV, today at the International Consumer Electronics Show (Booth #8205). The Upgrader gives any television with an HDMI input the ability to access endless amounts of content including movies, sports, television programming, music and premium applications, all through an easy to navigate user interface*.

The LG SmartTV Upgrader also offers...


Marvell and OPPO Digital Deliver High Definition Network Streaming Universal 3D Blu-ray Player

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 6 2011, 11:59pm

Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL), a worldwide leader in integrated silicon solutions, announced today at CES that it has been selected by OPPO Digital to provide its award-winning Qdeo® Video Processor for the company's newest Network Streaming Universal 3D Blu-ray Player, the OPPO BDP-93.

By integrating a dedicated Qdeo video processor from Marvell, the player enables...

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Haier Launches New Internet Connected Television Line and Haier Audio Line at CES 2011

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 6 2011, 11:56pm

Today Haier introduced its new line of Internet enabled televisions and new Haier Audio product line. Haier's Net Connect line of LED televisions is inspired by the evolution of the consumer lifestyle and evokes the experience of the home theater dream: wirelessly connecting to streaming movies, music, and entertainment from one source with a LED image that is deeper, richer, and bolder than ever.

With the introduction of the new Net Connect series of Wi-Fi connected televisions, comes the announcement of new content partner...

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Samsung Presents Highlights of New 3D Blu-Ray Line

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 6 2011, 6:20am

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today unveiled new innovative features in its 3D Blu-ray line that offer Samsung Smart Hub via integrated 802.11n wireless and Smart Blu-ray features. Three of the new models have Samsung's innovative system-on-chip (SoC) for exceptional 3D up-conversion of movies, pictures and streaming video. Consumers can look forward to seven new products that offer a range of features to suit their lifestyle needs. The key 3D Blu-ray products being showcased by the market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics include...


Samsung Unveils Broadest Range of Ultra-Slim, High Performance Plasma TVs

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 6 2011, 6:18am

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--At the International Consumer Electronics Show, Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd., continued to raise the industry bar for plasma TVs with its extended plasma TV line-up of 16 new models across six product series.

Offering breathtaking picture quality, advanced connectivity options and superior audio-visual technologies, Samsung's 2011 ultra-slim plasma TVs add a touch of sophistication and style to any home. All new plasma TVs also offer...


Samsung Showcases Breakthrough Design Innovations and Smarter LED TV Products for 2011

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 6 2011, 6:15am

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--At the International Consumer Electronics Show, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., today unveiled new LED TV series that redefine the home entertainment experience and add a touch of refined elegance, simplicity and luxury to any home. The new smart TVs address consumers' growing need for greater choice and control over how and when they access content.

Samsung will be augmenting its extensive product lines by...


LG Display Takes 3D to the Next Level

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 6 2011, 6:12am

SEOUL, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LG Display (NYSE: LPL) (KRX: 034220), a leading innovator of TFT-LCD technology, showcased its Film Patterned Retarder (FPR, polarized glasses type) 3D panel at a kickoff press conference in Las Vegas, during media day of the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

"Whereas first generation shutter glass technology introduced us to the possibility of 3D TV, next generation FPR makes 3D practical for mainstream use," remarked LG Display CEO Mr. Kwon Young Soo. "FPR will effectively allow manufacturers to create an incredible quality 3D TV experience that is healthy, convenient and affordable – all factors hindering the popularity of first generation 3D products."

Popularizing 3D TV for Mainstream Consumption

Existing shutter glass (SG) 3D technology has long been criticized for picture quality problems like flicker and cross talk, as well as bulky, battery-operated glasses. Given these issues, consumers have been ...


Sony Redefines Television With New BRAVIA LCD HDTV Line

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 6 2011, 6:10am

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- (CES BOOTH #14200) -- Sony's new BRAVIA® HDTV lineup is redefining the television category again. Building on its broad line of innovative 3D and Internet connected TVs, Sony's 2011 BRAVIA LCD HDTV line includes 16 new 3D capable models and 22 Internet connected models. In all, the line features 27 new models ranging in screen size from 22 inches to 65 inches (measured diagonally)....

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New Sony Blu-ray Players and Home Theater Systems Deliver Connected Entertainment Experience

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 6 2011, 6:06am

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- (CES Booth #14200) -- Sony today introduced its new Blu-ray Disc™ line featuring access to online entertainment, Wi-Fi® Internet connectivity, Blu-ray 3D™ playback, and compatibility with Sony's new HomeShare™ Network speakers for wireless multi-room audio streaming throughout the home.

The full HD 1080p new Blu-ray Disc™ line includes...


Full HD 3D, VIERA Connect™, and LCD-LED HDTVs Highlight Panasonic's 2011 VIERA LCD Model Line-Up

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 6 2011, 6:04am

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic, the industry and technology leader in High Definition televisions, introduced the 2011 line-up of LCD and LCD-LED HDTVs at the Consumer Electronics Show, confirming Panasonic's commitment to provide the highest quality home entertainment experience and viewing options to the consumer. The 2011 series features the inclusion of Full HD 3D television to select Panasonic LCD-LED models (see separate Full HD 3D press release), IPS Alpha panels, the introduction of VIERA Connect to select models, fast motion refresh rates, Game Mode, wide viewing angles, and a reduction in power consumption.

The 2011 LCD and LCD-LED line-up...

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Panasonic Unveils New 3MOS HD Camcorders For Professional-Level Video Shooting In 3D and 2D

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 6 2011, 6:01am

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic today introduced three new Full-High Definition (HD) 3MOS camcorders to its 2011 line, the HDC-TM900, HDC-HS900 and HDC-SD800. The new full-HD camcorders feature 1920 x 1080 resolution with 1080/60p recording to create crisp, detailed videos, and can also shoot 3D videos when used with Panasonic's optional 3D Conversion Lens (VW-CLT1). Incorporating Panasonic's 3MOS system – an advanced technology used in professional-level equipment– the new camcorders record bright, low-noise videos, even in low lighting. Other top-of-the-line features include...


Panasonic Expands and Enhances its Award Winning State-of-the-Art Line of VIERA Full HD 3D HDTVs

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 6 2011, 5:59am

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic, the industry and technology leader in Full HD 3D technology and High Definition televisions, introduced its 2011 line of VIERA Full HD 3D HDTVs at the Consumer Electronics Show. The 2011 Full HD 3D line-up features an expansion of its award wining 2010 model line from eight to 12 Plasma models, including two new screen sizes and the addition of two LCD/LED Full HD 3D models. At last year's CES, Panasonic's TC-P50VT25 was judged "Best Product of the Show" and the 2011 model line-up builds upon that recognition of high quality with improved picture quality, new crosstalk reduction, faster acting phosphors, the inclusion of DLNA in all models, expanded internet functionality via the proprietary VIERA Connect IPTV platform and Neo Plasma technologies. Adhering to Panasonic's commitment to the environment, all 2011 models meet Energy Star 4.2 requirements. The 2011 VIERA line also includes VIERA Link™ for increased n ...

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Panasonic's 2011 VIERA Plasma HDTV Model Line-Up Builds Upon Its Award Winning 2010 Line

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 6 2011, 5:51am

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic, the industry and technology leader in High Definition Plasma televisions, introduced seven new models as part of the 2011 line of VIERA HDTV Plasmas at the Consumer Electronics Show. Building upon its reputation for producing award-winning Plasma HDTVs, the 2011 VIERA Plasma lineup features expanded IPTV functionality, improved picture quality and superior motion picture resolution.

Year after year, Panasonic has been dedicated to bringing new picture improving technologies to HDTVs and the 2011 line-up continues that philosophy. The educated consumer now demands blacker blacks, faster response time and the billions of colors that Panasonic Plasmas deliver. Panasonic has been recognized for having the deepest blacks in the industry and the 2011 models feature the Neo Plasma technologies, providing a new Infinite Black Filter with a higher efficiency panel that generates the best balance of black and white under brigh ...

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Panasonic Adds Feature-Packed, Super-Slim LUMIX Digital Cameras With HD Recording Capabilities

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 6 2011, 5:49am

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic today introduces two slim and stylish digital cameras to its highly-successful LUMIX FH-Series. The ultra-compact 16.1 megapixel LUMIX DMC-FH5 and 14.1 megapixel LUMIX DMC-FH2 both feature newly-developed retractable, high-quality 28mm wide-angle LEICA DC lenses with a 4x optical zoom. With the new retractable lens, the LUMIX FH5 and LUMIX FH2 have approximately 20% slimmer profiles than their predecessors, while still maintaining exceptional performance. Both models also record 1280 x 720p High Definition (HD) video.

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Panasonic's New Blu-ray Home Theater Systems Bring a New Dimension to Home Entertainment

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 6 2011, 5:48am

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic, a leader in Full HD 3D technology, today unveiled new Full HD 3D Blu-ray Disc™ home theater systems which employ advanced technologies to reproduce immersive 3D with superb picture quality, cinema-like surround sound and boast built-in WiFi, Universal Dock for iPod®/iPhone® and Skype™(1) compatibility and 3D Effect Controller.

The new models, SC-BTT770, SC-BTT370 and SC-BTT270 deliver...


Panasonic Introduces 3D Video Conferencing

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 6 2011, 5:45am

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic, a worldwide leader in Full HD 3D technology, today introduced immersive 3D capability in its HD Visual Communications System (HDVC). Panasonic continues to lead the marketplace with a range of cutting-edge 3D products, creating opportunities for enterprises to take their operations to the next level. The 3D HDVC solution enhances the productivity and collaboration of key commercial and professional applications such as healthcare, manufacturing and education. It will be on display at the Panasonic booth #9408 in the Las Vegas Convention Center at the Consumer Electronics Show.

Panasonic's 3D HDVC provides...

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Panasonic's New Full-HD Camcorders Offer Flexibility - From 3D and 2D Shooting to Wide-Angle Lenses, to Ultra-Lightweight Bodies With Intuitive Features

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 6 2011, 5:43am

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic today announced a full roster of Full-High Definition (HD) camcorders to its 2011 line. The seven new easy-to-use camcorders, HDC-SD40, HDC-TM40, HDC-HS80, HDC-TM80, HDC-SD80, HDC-TM90 and HDC-SD90, all have a 1MOS sensor with 1920 x 1080 resolution feature wide-angle lenses. The Panasonic HDC-SD90 and HDC-TM90 are capable of shooting full-HD video with 1080/60p recording and can even record 3D video with the optional Panasonic 3D Conversion lens (VW-CLT1).

Leading off the line of 1MOS camcorders are the...


Panasonic's 2011 Blu-ray™ Line Up Focuses On High-Quality Picture and Sound, Ease-of-Use, Connectivity and Energy Efficiency

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 6 2011, 5:41am

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic Corporation of North America, a major developer and contributor to the success of the Blu-ray format, today introduced an expanded Blu-ray Disc™ player lineup with three new Full HD 3D models – the DMP-BDT310, DMP-BDT210, DMP-BDT110 – and a new 2D model, the DMP-BD75.

The BDT310, BDT210 and BDT110 are all high-quality Blu-ray Disc players with 2D-3D Conversion, which can convert 2D images from DVDs and Blu-ray discs into 3D with natural depth perception. With the 3D Effect Controller the user can control the leaping effects of 3D images, as well as allowing one to adjust the amount of depth. This permits the user to view expansive images and enjoy 3D content with exactly the kind of 3D effects they want. Also contributing to higher picture quality is the new...


TI DLP® 1080p 3D Projectors Now Shipping and Widely Available

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 6 2011, 5:37am

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE: TXN) DLP® Products makes viewing quality, High Definition (HD) projection in 3D at home a reality with the announcement of multiple brands shipping 1080p 3D projectors. 3D 1080p from DLP provides consumers the ability to be immersed in film-quality images for everything from movies to gaming to sports, all powered by the dynamic DLP chip structure. Brands including Samsung and Sharp are showcasing the current 1080p 3D systems, which are now available for...

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NETGEAR Leads the Way with Second Generation Push2TV Adapter Featuring Full-HD Support

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 6 2011, 5:34am

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NETGEAR®, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTGR), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today announced the second generation NETGEAR Push2TV™ HD TV adapter, now with full-HD 1080p video resolution and other key improvements to enhance the home theater experience, at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The Push2TV HD (PTV2000) is compatible with laptops featuring both current generation and next generation Intel® Wireless Display technology and enables consumers to...


Audiovox Introduces Industry's First Automotive Blu-ray Disc Player

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 6 2011, 5:31am

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- International CES, Center Hall, Booth 10406-10418 -- Audiovox Corporation (Nasdaq: VOXX) today announced the introduction of the industry's first automotive Blu-ray Disc player that plays any Blu-ray Discs as well as traditional DVDs and CD Audio Discs.

"We developed the AVDBR1 in response to the consumer preference for Blu-ray Discs in their home entertainment systems. This mobile solution will allow them to maintain a single video collection that works both in the vehicle and at home," said Tom Malone, President of Audiovox Electronics Corporation.

The AVDBR1 is installed...

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SPORTS ILLUSTRATED Partners with Sony Network Entertainment to Deliver Celebrated Swimsuit Franchise in 3D Video

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 6 2011, 5:28am

NEW YORK, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time, the 60 million+ fans of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED's iconic Swimsuit franchise can experience Swimsuit in 3D video thanks to a cutting-edge transactional licensing agreement around SI Swimsuit 2011 with Sony Network Entertainment. The offering aligns the most successful platform in publishing history with Sony's unique ability to combine technology, products, content and services.

Premiering on February 15, launch day for SI Swimsuit 2011, the 3D Swimsuit video (content will also be available in a 2D format) shot earlier this year will be exclusively available for rental or purchase on...

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NETGEAR Supercharges the Home Theater and In-home Mobility Experience

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 6 2011, 5:24am

strong>LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NETGEAR®, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTGR), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today announced at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) three new home networking products that deliver the connectivity consumers need to supercharge their Internet-ready home theater gadgets and connect their iPads and other tablets, gaming consoles, and smartphones to the Internet.

Demonstrating the company's commitment to delivering the innovative products needed to create the best connected entertainment and mobility experience throughout the home, NETGEAR introduces...


LG Electronics Redefines Home Entertainment with Broad Line of Full-Featured LED and LCD HDTVs

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 6 2011, 5:19am

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics today introduced its 2011 LED and LCD HDTVs – led by advanced new display technology, versatile new 3D viewing options and internet-connected "Smart TV" capabilities – at the International Consumer Electronics Show (Booth #8205).

The LG LED and LCD HDTV 2011 lineup combines slim depth and bezel design with enhanced connectivity and abundant content options. Leading the way to the ultimate home entertainment experience, the LW9500 and LW7700 sets are LG's first NANO FULL LED 3D-ready models available in the United States. Setting a new standard in 3D comfort, the LW6500 and LW5600 sets will be LG's first models available...


LG Electronics' 'Cinema 3D' Technology Creates Movie Theater Experience at Home

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 6 2011, 5:15am

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics introduced its next generation 3D technology, Cinema 3D, today at the International Consumer Electronics Show (Booth #8205). With Cinema 3D, consumers can recreate the 3D movie theater viewing experience in their home with lightweight eyewear, crisp, bright images and wide-angle viewing.

Each Cinema 3D HDTV is bundled with...


VIZIO Unveils Ultra-Widescreen 21:9 Cinemawide HDTV LED LCDs for the Ultimate Cinematic Experience

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 6 2011, 4:52am

VIZIO Ultra-WidescreenVIZIO, America's #1 LCD HDTV Company*, revealed today plans to launch Cinemawide HDTV™, 21:9 Cinema aspect ratio models that can display native 2.35:1 ("CinemaScope") movies without any black bars for a true cinematic experience. The ultra widescreen perspective displays movies as designed for the silver screen for an immersive movie experience at home. Each model also features VIZIO Internet Apps™ (VIA) in Cinema mode, which allows users to browse apps side-by-side with 16:9 Full HD content without any compromise in resolution or size. The 50- and 58-inch class size models are Edge Lit Razor LED™ HDTVs with Smart Dimming. VIZIO will also be demonstrating at their private CES showroom a 71-inch class size model with Full Array TruLED™ backlighting for the ultimate in performance.

All three model ...

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Hulu Plus™ Subscription Service and BLOCKBUSTER On Demand® Now Available on VIZIO Internet Apps™ Adding More Entertainment Freedom to the Industry's Award-Winning Connected CE Platform

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 6 2011, 4:46am

Vizio Hulu BlockbusterVIZIO, America's #1 LCD HDTV Company*, announced today a significant expansion of the VIZIO Internet Apps (VIA) platform with the addition of Hulu Plus™ subscription service and BLOCKBUSTER On Demand®. These new apps further strengthen the diverse catalog of entertainment choices available through VIZIO Internet Apps (VIA) Connected CE platform on 2010's best-ranked LCD HDTVs and select Blu-ray players. Several other partners soon to launch their content and services to the award-winning VIZIO Internet Apps (VIA) platform include...

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Toshiba Unveils CAMILEO S30 Compact HD Digital Camcorder

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 6 2011, 4:41am

Toshiba Camileo S30Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced the CAMILEO™ S30 camcorder, a new addition to the highly acclaimed CAMILEO S-Series line. Toshiba's latest lightweight and ultraportable full HD resolution camcorder now features image stabilization in 1080p1, 720p and 480p modes for smooth and clear videos, a touch screen designed for easier navigation and a 16X digital zoom for getting in on the action.

At only...


IOGEAR Wireless 3D Media Kit Streams a Tidal Wave of Content

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 5 2011, 1:27am

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- International CES 2011 – January 6-9 – Central Hall #13427 – At the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show, IOGEAR today announces the Wireless 3D Media Kit (GW3DKIT), the company's first device to wirelessly stream HD audio/video and offer 3D support up to 100 feet away. Six different A/V devices can be connected and stashed away for discrete, uninhibited performance.

Leveraging its own integrated private Wi-Fi (802.11n), the IOGEAR™ Wireless 3D Media Kit broadcasts with almost no latency and no interference from nearby wireless routers. Content can be streamed to...

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Samsung Innovation Makes Capturing Video Easier Than Ever with the Practical and Affordable Full HD HMX-Q10 Camcorder

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 4 2011, 5:26am

Samsung HMX-Q10 CamcorderSamsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced the launch of the latest model in its camcorder portfolio, the HMX-Q10. The HMX-Q10 has been designed to highlight Samsung's full HD camcorder technology with a BSI CMOS sensor, and makes recording movies easier than ever before, using ground-breaking technology and smart features such as its innovative Switch Grip technology. As a new addition to the Samsung line-up for 2011, the HMX-Q10's Easy Operation and Smart Access user interface (UI) makes Samsung's innovations in video capture more accessible than ever, allowing everyone to record excellent quality video.

Samsung has created the HMX-Q10 to be a compact, practical and easy-to-use full HD camcorder that combines the best in Samsung innovatio ...

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The Walt Disney Studios Unveils Stellar 2011 Blu-ray 3D™ Release Slate

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 4 2011, 3:38am

Lion King Blu-rayContinuing its leadership in the advancement of 3D entertainment and marking the most significant title commitment to the growing Blu-ray 3D™ market, The Walt Disney Studios today announced plans to release at least 15 of its films for in-home viewing on Blu-ray 3D in 2011.

Among the stellar list of films to debut on 3D include...


VIZIO Announces Full Line of Theater 3D™ HDTVs in Sizes Ranging from 22 to 71 inches - Brighter, Flicker-Free 3D with Superior Performance for Everyone

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 4 2011, 2:53am

VIZIO Theater 3DIRVINE, Calif., Jan. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VIZIO, America's #1 LCD HDTV Company*, announced today a full line of Theater 3D™ HDTVs that deliver superior 3D performance for all, with sizes ranging from 22 to 71 inches. Theater 3D HDTVs offer crystal-clear, flicker-free 3D that's up to 2x brighter and significantly reduces crosstalk compared to current Active Shutter LCD TVs. Best of all, Theater 3D eyewear is battery-free, lightweight and comfortable, works with most 3D movie theaters, and will be available in...