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Benchmark Testing DVDs - Overview of HQV, Avia Pro and DVE

Benchmark Testing DVDs - Overview of HQV, Avia Pro and DVE

The Audioholics/HQV testing is rigorous; the simple fact is that many of the high-end DVD players cannot pass all the Audioholics/HQV tests. We at Audioholics feel there should be no compromise on borderline judgment calls on the tests. The DVD player either passes the test fully or it fails or gets partial credit when available). It is our hope that with this testing, the DVD player manufacturers will continue to upgrade their implementation of the technologies and strive to make products that are fully capable of passing these rigorous test standards.

The Audioholics/HQV testing is rigorous; the simple fact is that many of the high-end DVD players cannot pass all the Audioholics/HQV tests. We at Audioholics feel there should be no compromise on

— December 27, 2006 12:25 in HDTV Display Formats

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 be able to do a brief Question and Answer exchange with Leslie Chard, President of HDMI Licensing, LLC to get a better idea of the recent changes to the HDMI spec.

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

— August 27, 2006 20:00 in HDTV Display Formats

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 enable what is now known as "full HD resolution." For HDTV buffs this resolution is known simply as "1080p."

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

Steven Barlow — September 07, 2005 19:00 in HDTV Display Formats

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 extensive testing, IDC generated quantitative data on the video capabilities of current generation plasma TVs, LCD TVs and microdisplay (MD) rear projection TVs.

The digital television market is rife with misinformation and inaccurate perceptions of the performance capabilities of different display technologies.in particular, plasma televisions. Through

— September 01, 2005 20:00 in HDTV Display Formats

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 Microchip, HP, Molex, NVIDIA, Philips, Samsung and Tyco) developed the initial specification and handed it off to VESA on August 17, 2005.

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

— August 20, 2005 20:00 in HDTV Display Formats

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. By the end of that year, well over 500 consumer electronics products featured a DVI connection, with approximately 80% of DTVs shipped to the US using that technology.

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.

— July 10, 2005 20:00 in HDTV Display Formats

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 pictures to stunning high-definition images with life-like depth and realism. How were these achievements made? More importantly, what should we expect in the future as we approach television's first centennial?

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

Steven Barlow — May 31, 2005 20:00 in HDTV Display Formats

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 using the same phosphor structure as in a conventional PDP (plasma display panel). In addition, the company has developed a technology that sandwiches an array of these plasma tubes between two electrode plates to make up a display panel. Fujitsu succeeded in producing a prototype panel using 128 plasma tubes (for a screen size of 128 mm x 1 m) that display moving images in color.

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

— March 14, 2005 19:00 in HDTV Display Formats

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 theater, but did so on our 4:3 (non-widescreen) televisions. Later, DVD came along; followed by high definition widescreen televisions, and life got confusing (but better.)

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

— January 18, 2005 19:00 in HDTV Display Formats

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 fighting it for almost ten years, the cable-TV industry is now subject to a Federal Communication Commission (FCC) mandate that states that all providers must offer CableCARDs as of July 1, 2004.

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

— October 11, 2004 20:00 in HDTV Display Formats

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 formats mean and address the questions about which television or projection format is "best". After returning from CES 2006, we instinctively knew that it was high time we updated this article to reflect the newer technologies and discuss advancements made by current or older technologies.

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

— August 30, 2004 20:00 in HDTV Display Formats

Organic LED Displays (OLEDs) - The Next Trend?

Organic LED Displays (OLEDs) - The Next Trend?

Wouldn't you like to be able to read off the screen of your laptop in direct sunlight? Your mobile phone battery to last much, much longer? Or your next flat screen TV to be less expensive, much flatter, and even flexible? Thanks to a breakthrough technology called Organic Displays, this could soon be reality.

Wouldn't you like to be able to read off the screen of your laptop in direct sunlight? Your mobile phone battery to last much, much longer? Or your next flat screen TV to be less expensive, much

— August 30, 2004 20:00 in HDTV Display Formats