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Panasonic 150" Plasma

Panasonic 150" Plasma

While it seems that we should be excited about an 150" screen, we're really not. It isn't like prices for these are going to come down to the prices of a front projection system any time soon. It's big, it's bad, it's beautiful and we wouldn't kick it out of bed for eating cookies but don't expect a review any time soon.

While it seems that we should be excited about an 150" screen, we're really not. It isn't like prices for these are going to come down to the prices of a front projection system any time soon. It's

— January 14, 2008 15:16 in HDTV Reviews

LG Flagship Plasmas and LCDs

LG Flagship Plasmas and LCDs

LG presented its next-generation LCD and plasma product lineup at CES this year. LG’s new LCD TV, the LG60 is, at just 45 mm, features a Full HD 120Hz panel, and Intelligent Sensor which automatically adjusts brightness according to the ambient environment. The PG60 Plasma boasts a contrast ratio of 30,000:1, Dual XD engine, Fluid Motion technology, and THX certification.

LG presented its next-generation LCD and plasma product lineup at CES this year. LG’s new LCD TV, the LG60 is, at just 45 mm, features a Full HD 120Hz panel, and Intelligent Sensor which

— January 14, 2008 12:34 in HDTV Reviews

LG Wireless LCD

LG Wireless LCD

It's all about wireless these days and displays are no different. LG was one of many manufacturers that was showing off a wireless TV. The LG71 is a 1080p LCD display that comes in 47" and 52" screen sizes. According to the marketing material, source components can be placed up to 65 feet away from the display though we'd be willing to bet that you'd find that you'd have to place them a lot closer without line of sight.

It's all about wireless these days and displays are no different. LG was one of many manufacturers that was showing off a wireless TV. The LG71 is a 1080p LCD display that comes in 47" and 52" screen

— January 14, 2008 12:14 in HDTV Reviews

Pioneer Project KURO 9mm 50-inch Plasma

Pioneer Project KURO 9mm 50-inch Plasma

Pioneer unveiled concepts for future display technologies under the code name “Project KURO.” The two concept display technologies dealt with extreme black levels as well as drastically reduced size (depth) displays. In terms of contrast, Pioneer is challenging the contrast ratio debate by eventually producing a plasma that is absolute black with no measurable light emitting from the television. At the same time, Pioneer previewed an advanced design concept in the form of the world’s thinnest 50-inch display at only nine millimeters (mm) thin.

Pioneer unveiled concepts for future display technologies under the code name “Project KURO.” The two concept display technologies dealt with extreme black levels as well as drastically reduced size

— January 14, 2008 09:27 in HDTV Reviews

Hitachi 0.75-inch Ultra Thin LCDs

Hitachi 0.75-inch Ultra Thin LCDs

Not much is known about the new Hitachi Super-thin LCD displays except that they are incredibly thin and likely to hit the market as soon as, or sooner than most other manufacturers. Alongside its 1.5-inch Ultra Thin PDP, Hitachi is also showing off its "super" Ultra Thin LCD which measures an incredible 0.75 (19mm) in depth. First seen at CEATEC in Japan last Fall, this 32-inch wonder offers glimpse at Hitachi's engineering prowess.

Not much is known about the new Hitachi Super-thin LCD displays except that they are incredibly thin and likely to hit the market as soon as, or sooner than most other manufacturers. Alongside its

— January 12, 2008 21:57 in HDTV Reviews

Hitachi 1.5-Series Ultra-Thin LCDs

Hitachi 1.5-Series Ultra-Thin LCDs

Hitachi has released an Ultra Thin 'Director Series' LCD display panels that are merely 1.5-inches in depth. Having shaved more than one third of the thickness off of today's comparable plasma displays, this new product represents an engineering achievement of significant importance from Hitachi. What's so impressive about this? It's shipping this year. That's right, while other manufacturers were showing off prototypes (and Hitachi is no exception to that) Hitachi is readying it's new 1.5-inch thin plasmas for retail sale this year. If you don't understand the significance, take a look at your own LCD panel, or visit a big box store to compare. 42-inch and larger LCD panels are typically around 5- to 6-inches thick. Hitachi's new line goes from 32-42 inches and all are only 1.5-inches in depth.

Hitachi has released an Ultra Thin 'Director Series' LCD display panels that are merely 1.5-inches in depth. Having shaved more than one third of the thickness off of today's comparable plasma

— January 12, 2008 21:46 in HDTV Reviews

DLP's DualView Technology

DLP's DualView Technology

DLP Products from Texas Instruments (TI) demonstrated the ability to display two separate image sources at the same time on a DLP HDTV screen. DualView capability is an innovation for two-player gaming that gives each gamer independent full screen views.

DLP Products from Texas Instruments (TI) demonstrated the ability to display two separate image sources at the same time on a DLP HDTV screen. DualView capability is an innovation for two-player

— January 09, 2008 03:36 in HDTV Reviews

Samsung Electronics Series 6 and 7 LCD HDTVs

Samsung Electronics Series 6 and 7 LCD HDTVs

Samsung Electronics released their Series 6 and 7 LCD HDTVs today at CES in Las Vegas. Samsung’s TOC (Touch of Color) design features a hint of amber color naturally blended into Samsung’s traditional piano black bezel frame.

Samsung Electronics released their Series 6 and 7 LCD HDTVs today at CES in Las Vegas. Samsung’s TOC (Touch of Color) design features a hint of amber color naturally blended into Samsung’s

— January 09, 2008 02:21 in HDTV Reviews

Sharp 108 inch LCD

Sharp 108 inch LCD

Sharp showcased its 108-inch LCD today at CES in Las Vegas. This HUGE display measures 52.9-inches high by 93.9-inches wide, and features a Black Advanced Super View Full-Spec HD LCD panel manufactured at Sharp’s Kameyama Plant No. 2, the first plant in the world to use 8th generation glass substrates. With this development, Sharp has demonstrated that it is possible to produce LCD TVs in sizes ranging from 13-inches to super-large sizes like the 108-inch, and that LCD is the predominant display device in the flat-panel television market, which is forecast to grow dramatically in the future.

Sharp showcased its 108-inch LCD today at CES in Las Vegas. This HUGE display measures 52.9-inches high by 93.9-inches wide, and features a Black Advanced Super View Full-Spec HD LCD panel

— January 09, 2008 02:13 in HDTV Reviews

Westinghouse Fully Integrated Wireless LCD HDTV

Westinghouse Fully Integrated Wireless LCD HDTV

Westinghouse Digital Electronics and Pulse~LINK, Inc. today introduced the world’s first fully integrated wireless HDTV. The High Definition LCD TV, featuring Pulse~LINK’s integrated CWave UWB Wireless HDMI technology, is on display for the first time here at CES 2008.

Westinghouse Digital Electronics and Pulse~LINK, Inc. today introduced the world’s first fully integrated wireless HDTV. The High Definition LCD TV, featuring Pulse~LINK’s integrated CWave UWB

— January 07, 2008 00:05 in HDTV Reviews

Samsung HL-T5087S Rear Projection DLP Review

Samsung HL-T5087S Rear Projection DLP Review

There are a lot of things to like about the Samsung HL-T5087S - LED backlighting means longer bulb life, shorter warm-up cycles, and the elimination of the color wheel and its accompanying rainbow effect. But the HL-T5087S isn't without its shortcomings including prevalent banding, severe lack of calibration options, and a whole host of glitches that confounded even us.

There are a lot of things to like about the Samsung HL-T5087S - LED backlighting means longer bulb life, shorter warm-up cycles, and the elimination of the color wheel and its accompanying rainbow

— January 05, 2008 00:00 in HDTV Reviews

Toshiba REGZA 46LX177 LCD Review

Toshiba REGZA 46LX177 LCD Review

Now that everyone is doing 1080p these days it seems the next big advance has to do with display “speed”. The new Toshiba REGZA LCD TVs sport 120Hz ClearFrame technology. This means that images are displayed twice as fast on the screen and flicker and display-induced motion blur is reduced. Toshiba is not the only game in town that has this technology but it is definitely promoting it well and introducing consumers to the ideas and concepts behind these faster displays.

Now that everyone is doing 1080p these days it seems the next big advance has to do with display “speed”. The new Toshiba REGZA LCD TVs sport 120Hz ClearFrame technology. This means that images are

— December 10, 2007 13:39 in HDTV Reviews

Gateway XHD3000 30-inch LCD Display Review

Gateway XHD3000 30-inch LCD Display Review

Gateway's new XHD3000 30-inch LCD display combines the power of an ultra high-resolution PC monitor (2650 x 1600) with an HQV Realta-equipped display that can handle anything from that new HD-DVD player or your HD satellite system. Gateway has taken out all the stops with a display that is flexible, high-performance, beautiful and priced to sell.

Gateway's new XHD3000 30-inch LCD display combines the power of an ultra high-resolution PC monitor (2650 x 1600) with an HQV Realta-equipped display that can handle anything from that new HD-DVD

— October 07, 2007 00:00 in HDTV Reviews

Pioneer PDP-5070HD Plasma Display Review

Pioneer PDP-5070HD Plasma Display Review

My first display review was a plasma and I’ve long held that I prefer plasmas to LCDs (in general). It’s easy to make such generalizations when you’ve reviewed 3-1 plasma v. LCD. Pioneer has had a reputation for putting out quality displays and I’ve never had the pleasure of reviewing one. It wasn’t hard for me to get excited about a Pioneer review much less a Pioneer plasma review - even if it was "only" a 720p display.

My first display review was a plasma and I’ve long held that I prefer plasmas to LCDs (in general). It’s easy to make such generalizations when you’ve reviewed 3-1 plasma v. LCD. Pioneer has had a

— June 04, 2007 10:45 in HDTV Reviews