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Nov 10, 2004

Price War on the Horizon for Flat-Panel TV Sets

The considerably higher price points of flat-panel televisions have historically been the main reason for the generally small penetration rate into the TV market. This holiday season however, price might not be the issue for potential flat-panel TV consumers. A combination of decreasing panel prices due to an overproduction in Asia and the increasing demand for digital sets (primarily for HDTV purposes) may lead to fierce price wars among your favorite retailers. Learn more about this trend at this Reuters article.- Dr. D.

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Nov 10, 2004

Visit Michael Swanson's Blog

Here’s a great blog for people that have a general interest in the latest and greatest games and software applications. I particularly liked the article and links to some cool desktop images. These look just awesome on my 19" (1600 x 1200) Planar LCD monitor.Feel free to visit Michael Swanson’s Blog to see for yourself by clicking here.- Dr. D.

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Nov 10, 2004

LCD Monitors and XP's ClearType

This site (blog) helps you figure out how to enable ClearType, a feature that comes with the XP operating system to improve appearance of text on LCD displays. There is also a discussion thread about how to set it up on dual monitors and it’s effectiveness on CRTs etc. Check it out if you have a LCD display for your computer.Learn more at Eric Gunnerson’s C# Compendium- Dr. D.

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Nov 10, 2004

Matushita Files Suit Against LG Electronics on PDP Patent

Japanese Matsushita (Panasonic) sued Korean LG Electronics in Tokyo District Court last week for infringement of two patents associated with heat radiation in plasma display panels. After lengthy negotiations between the two rivals, Matsushita finally took the first step. LG Electronics immediately responded by announcing plans to counter sue.- Dr. D.

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Nov 10, 2004

Samsung Presents World's Largest LCD-TV

Samsung revealed the world’s largest LCD-TV at the CEDIA tradeshow earlier this Fall. The 46-inch LTP468W is the first consumer flat-panel TV on the market to feature a whopping 1920 x 1080p native resolution. MSRP is estimated at $9,999. -Dr. D.

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Nov 10, 2004

SID 2004 Picture Slideshow

The following link to ExtremeTech website shows a slideshow of pictures from this year’s SID (Society for Information Display) conference. Some really cool displays that you can add to you Christmas wish list.-Dr. D.

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