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.
Sean Portnoy covers HDTVs, Blu-ray, home theater equipment, and anything else that turns the living room into your media center.
Sean Portnoy is a former executive editor at Computer Shopper magazine and editor at CNET Networks.
It's getting harder to make an HDTV that really stands out, but Philips has gone to great lengths (well, widths) with a new set it's recently unveiled. Forgoing the 16:9 wide-screen aspect ratio most new sets have, the Cinema 21:9, a 56-inch LCD, extends to nearly the same ratio as movies shot in the 2.
According to a new report from market research firm In-Stat, 17 million of the 39 million U.S.
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).
I'll still wading through all the CES news, and didn't want to forget mentioning the new Blu-ray players from Panasonic and Pioneer, including the world's first portable Blu-ray player, the Panasonic DMP-B15 (pictured above). It includes an 8.
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.
The universe of Asus Eee products will soon be expanding to include a keyboard housing an integrated computer that could serve as a home theater PC. How?
I have a lot still to digest and post from last week's CES. For starters, here are some photos I took of Internet-enabled TV widgets while I was on the show floor.
Vizio has made a noticeable dent in the U.S. HDTV market by selling decently performing sets for much less than premium brands like Samsung and Sony.
One of the hottest ticketsliterallyat CES this year is to demo Panasonic's 3D Full HD Plasma Home Theater System setup, which uses a 103-inch plasma and a Blu-ray player to give users full 1080p content for each eye that's then yoked together into three dimensions with a special set of glasses and 3D drivers for the plasma.