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Audioholics HDMI 1.3 Q&A Audioholics HDMI 1.3 Q&A HDMI 1.3 has been the talk of the forums lately. Everyone wants to know what's going on with the new spec and what it means to the current and future crop of AV devices. We were fortunate enough to…
HDTV Past, Present and Future - Part 2 Future HDTV Past, Present and Future - Part 2 Future Just as HDTV begins to enter consumer electronics mainstream, it is poised for yet another evolution. The architects of today's HDTV system, long ago, envisioned a day when advancing technology would…
Mythbusting Plasma TV Performance Mythbusting Plasma TV Performance The digital television market is rife with misinformation and inaccurate perceptions of the performance capabilities of different display technologies.in particular, plasma televisions. Through…
VESA DisplayPort Standard v1.0 VESA DisplayPort Standard v1.0 DisplayPort is an extensible industry standard intended to consolidate both external (box-to-box) and internal (LCD panel) display connections. The Promoter Group (made up of ATI, Dell, Genesis…
HDMI Interface - A Beginner's Guide HDMI Interface - A Beginner's Guide Starting around 2003 we saw a rapid adoption of the Digital Visual Interface (DVI) across the digital consumer market. This included DTVs, high definition set -top boxes and computer graphics boards.…
HDTV Past, Present and Future - Part I History HDTV Past, Present and Future - Part I History It has been nearly 80 years since the first public demonstration of television took place in a crowded laboratory in London . Since that time television has advanced from blurry black and white…
Fujitsu Plasma Tube Technology Fujitsu Plasma Tube Technology Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. has been developing a revolutionary new plasma tube technology to produce narrow glass tubes, measuring one meter in length and one-millimeter in diameter, that emit light…
Understanding Widescreen, Letterboxed, and Pan & Scan Understanding Widescreen, Letterboxed, and Pan & Scan Why are There Black Bars on My TV? A Long Time Ago, in a Galaxy Not So Far Away someone introduced us to widescreen videos on VHS. These videos presented the full picture as you saw it in the…
CableCARDs - A Primer CableCARDs - A Primer You probably keep hearing about CableCARD technology (also called "Digital Cable Ready") - or perhaps you've never heard of it. In either case, there's good news for you as a consumer. After…
Display Technologies Guide (LCD, Plasma, DLP, LCoS, D-ILA, CRT) Display Technologies Guide (LCD, Plasma, DLP, LCoS, D-ILA, CRT) A couple years ago it became apparent that in order to effectively review and compare the many upcoming display technologies, we'd need to publish an article or two about exactly what these differing…