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Oct 25, 2004

Wristwatch Television

  In the realm of secret agent type gadgets dwells this Wristwatch Television. A small but still ample 1.5" color screen (yes color!) is built-in to a functioning wristwatch. It receives a good range of channels (VHF: 1~13ch/UHF 14~62ch) and comes equipped with earphones that also act an as antenna. The LCD display is 280 × 220 pixels and the television will run about 1 hour on a rechargeable lithium-polymer battery. TFT technology (Thin Film Transistor) provides a high-resolution digital picture.Learn more at ThinkGeek.com

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Oct 25, 2004

New display 'as clear as a glossy magazine'

The prototype still-image display unveiled at London’s National Gallery this week looked far from ready for the high street, but Hewlett-Packard is confident that the revolutionary liquid-crystal display technology it has developed will ultimately lead to ultra high-resolution flat screens ranging in size from a magazine page to an advertising billboard. What is more, they will use far less power than ordinary LCD screens, and can be made using cheap printing technology.Learn more at New Scientist.com

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Oct 25, 2004

Glossary of HDTV terms and definitions

From Zongoo.com:You have certainly heard about Digital TV and HDTV. You may belong to the people who decided to buy one for themselves but the available information about HDTV seems to confuse you. Much information is rather technical and there are many things hard to understand about HDTVs for common people. So, if you do not belong to the few people who are familiar with the topic, have a look at this HDTV terminology glossary. Check it out and you will find out that things like 1080i, PIP and EPG will no longer mean any problem for you and you will find the whole HDTV issue much more clear when talking for example with a shop assistant. Feel free More…

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Oct 25, 2004

Plasma vs. LCD for Home Theater

This blog article discuss the two competing display technologies with pros and cons of both. Take a look if you are considering putting together your own home theater system and don't know which flat-panel display technology is best for you. Overall, we recommend this blog for any home theater enthusiast as it is loaded with info just for you!

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Oct 19, 2004

DisplaySearch Announces Details of Upcoming Korea FPD Conference

DisplaySearch, a worldwide leader in Flat Panel Display market research and consulting, announced details of its upcoming 2004 DisplaySearch Korea FPD Conference. Co-hosted by Electronic Times, the event will feature DisplaySearch's latest FPD industry outlook and a keynote presentation by Bruce Berkoff, executive vice president of marketing at LG.Philips LCD.The event takes place October 12-13 in Seoul, Korea.

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Oct 19, 2004

Canon, Toshiba team up for flat-screen venture, SED Inc.

Major Japanese electronics manufacturers Canon Inc. and Toshiba Corp have announced an agreement to jointly develop, make and sell next generation flat display panels which are thinner than conventional flatscreens. The two companies are to set up a joint venture to make surface-conduction electron-emitter display (SED) panels in October this year in Hiratsuka, Kanagawa prefecture, southwest of Tokyo, with initial capital of ¥1.0 billion ($US9.1 million).Learn more at Microvision

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Oct 18, 2004

Installing Your New Home Theater

The best system in the world is only as good as how it is set up. The excitement most of us feel opening up those boxes containing our new system components often turns to despair as we anticipate the task of assembly. There are a few things you can do to get your home theater up and running sooner and better than you thought was possible. Installation is as much art as it is science. Remember that it's you that paid for your home theater and it's you and your family that has to enjoy it. Go with what looks and sounds right to you.Learn more at Home Theater Info

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Oct 15, 2004

65V-inches World's Largest LCD Color TV

Sharp Corporation has successfully developed a 65V-inch AQUOS LCD color TV, the industry’s first and world's largest. The TV's full-spec, high-definition, 6.22-million-dot panel is manufactured at the Kameyama Plant, an integrated LCD TV production facility for complete manufacturing from panel fabrication to final TV assembly. Such a quantum leap in screen size - well beyond the 45V-inch size that many thought was the limit for LCDs hows that LCD technology still has plenty of room to evolve and grow.Learn more at PhysOrg.com

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Oct 15, 2004

Westinghouse cuts price of LCD TVs

Westinghouse Digital Electronics announced on Wednesday that it has cut up to 25 percent off the price of two of its liquid-crystal display TV models. The company's 27-inch model is now going for $1,299, and its 30-inch model is selling for $1,799. The price moves reflect declining production costs for LCD TVs, according to the company. Inventory of LCD panels have been building up in the industry because of lower-than-expected demand, which has resulted in lower prices, analysts and panel suppliers have said.Westinghouse entered the LCD TV market earlier this year, in expectation that its strong brand would attract new consumers. Motorola, which also More…

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Oct 15, 2004

Looking for a Plasma Display?

New this month from Planar is the PD42ED 42 inch plasma display, perfect for home theatre. It's quite simply the best plasma television in its price range today. Setting a new benchmark for large-screen viewing and versatility, this display combines enhanced brightness, contrast ratio, and power consumption with ultra-performance features such as an integrated TV Tuner, as well as a staggering variety of video inputs.- Dr. D.

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