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HDTV Magazine Bulletins Archive (June, 2012)

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LED (LCD) HDTVs

VIZIO Announces Availability of XVT Series Cinemawide™ 21:9 Aspect Ratio HDTV, the First Ultra-Widescreen HDTV of its kind in the U.S.

By Shane Sturgeon • Jun 29 2012, 2:08am

VIZIO XVT Series CinemawideVIZIO, America's #1 LCD HDTV Company*, announced the availability of the highly anticipated XVT Series Cinemawide™ LED Smart TV with Theater 3D®, the first 21:9 ultra-widescreen TV available in the United States. VIZIO's groundbreaking TV allows movie lovers to experience the latest Hollywood blockbusters without the distraction of black bars at the top and bottom of the picture.

The 21:9 Cinemawide screen is wider than the standard 16:9 screen found on most HDTVs, allowing it to perfectly fit the 2.35:1 aspect ratio used for most major Hollywood films. Movie lovers no longer need...

Blu-ray

New Pioneer Blu-ray 3D Player Brings More Entertainment into the Home

By Shane Sturgeon • Jun 29 2012, 12:46am

Pioneer BDP-150Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. today released its new Pioneer® BDP-150 Blu-ray Disc™ player, bringing advanced technologies and a range of features consumers and enthusiasts will appreciate, including Blu-ray 3D™ support. The BDP-150 provides superior picture and audio quality, including high definition file playback for video, audio and photos and the new iControlAV2012 app for control convenience.

In addition to being designed for the highest quality playback of Blu-ray and DVD content, the BDP-150 is geared to access...

Internet HD Video

VIZIO Launches The VIZIO Co-Star™ With Google TV Giving Users The Power To Turn Any HDTV Into The Ultimate Smart TV

By Shane Sturgeon • Jun 27 2012, 2:45am

VIZIO Co-StarIRVINE, Calif., June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- VIZIO, America's #1 LCD HDTV Company*, announced today the launch of the highly anticipated VIZIO Co-Star™ Stream Player. Using the latest version of Google TV™, the VIZIO Co-Star makes it easy to transform any HDTV into the ultimate smart TV, merging live and streaming entertainment into one intuitive and easy experience. With VIZIO's new stream player, users get instant access to thousands of apps, full-screen web browsing capabilities—via Google Chrome™ with Adobe® Flash® Player and HTML 5 support—and the best in streaming entertainment.

Unique to the stream player market, the VIZIO Co-Star offers...

Blu-rayInternet HD Video

Sony's Next Generation Set-top Box With Google TV™ Arrives July 22

By Shane Sturgeon • Jun 27 2012, 2:04am

Sony Electronics Inc. today announced the availability and pricing of the NSZ-GS7 Internet Player with Google TV™, originally introduced in January at CES. Powered by Google TV, the Internet Player will be available at retailers nationwide on July 22, priced at $199. Pre-orders begin on June 25, 2012 at www.sony.com/sonygoogletv.

In addition to the NSZ-GS7 Internet Player, Sony's newest Internet Blu-ray Disc™ player with Google TV, the NSZ-GP9, will be available at retailers in time for the holiday season, priced at...

Internet HD Video

NETGEAR Launches NeoTV Pro HD Streaming Player With Wireless Display

By Shane Sturgeon • Jun 9 2012, 4:45am

NETGEAR NeoTV Pro HD Streaming PlayerNETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today announced the NETGEAR NeoTV™ Pro HD Streaming Player (NTV200S), the latest addition to the NETGEAR NeoTV streaming player family of products. NeoTV Pro offers high quality streaming content from a wide variety of online channels and is the world's first streaming player to offer wireless display capability using Intel® Wireless Display (WiDi).

With the NeoTV Pro, users can...

4K (Ultra HD)

CEA Paves the Way for 4K; New Working Group Tackles Next Era of High-Definition TV

By Shane Sturgeon • Jun 9 2012, 4:35am

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® is embarking on a new initiative related to next-generation high-definition television with the formation of its "4K" Working Group, a forum for manufacturers, retailers and content providers to define 4K technology, discuss 4K content options, and educate consumers about the newest era in high-definition television (HDTV).

Prominently showcased at the 2012 International CES®, 4K's giant screens, featuring even higher resolution than current HDTV, will offer consumers exactly what they're looking for...

OLED HDTVsLED (LCD) HDTVs

Samsung Spotlighting Remarkable New Display Technologies at Display Week 2012

By Shane Sturgeon • Jun 5 2012, 3:34am

Samsung announced today that it will be showcasing industry-leading technologies at the Society for Information Display (SID) Display Week 2012, in the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, June 5-7, Booth #163.

Samsung Mobile Display's collection of about 20 display technologies includes the world's first and largest (55-inch) 3D OLED (organic light emitting Diode) TV panel, the world's thinnest touch sensor-integrated AMOLED panel, and several highly advanced mobile solutions. At the same time and in the same booth, Samsung Display will be showcasing tablet and IT solutions featuring high resolution, wide viewing angle and low power consumption, including...