Sean Portnoy

Sean Portnoy is a former executive editor at Computer Shopper magazine and editor at CNET Networks.

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SIM2 Solar Series LED-backlit LCD is first to use Dolby Vision technology

Everyone's jumping on the LED-backlit LCD bandwagon this year, as even third-tier vendors like Haier are producing sets that rely on the technology, which is superior in color accuracy and black-level performance to the fluorescent lamps most other LCDs use. SIM2 Multimedia is hoping to stand out amid this crowd with its new Solar Series set, a 47-inch model that makes use of Dolby's new Vision technology to control each of the more than 2,200 individual LEDs in relation to the on-screen image.

February 5, 2009 by


Is GE readying high-end HDTVs?

Once a consumer electronics giant, GE hasn't made a TV in several years, having lost out to Sony and other Asian manufacturers over the last couple of decades. But last fall, the company joined with Tatung in an HDTV venture called General Displays & Technologies (GDT).

January 25, 2009 by

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Future TV tech from Hitachi on CES show floor

Other than people rushing out to Circuit City thinking they're going to get some great liquidation deals (ha, ha), there's not too much new on the home theater front, so I figured I'd share some photos I snapped on the CES show floor at the Hitachi booth. Hitachi isn't much of a name in the U.

January 19, 2009 by

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