Archive for HDTV

Panasonic introduces two new All in One TV, BD and HDD TVs in Japan

Posted in HDTV by Conner Flynn on July 27th, 2011

Panasonic has introduced the RB3 all-in-one LED TV series. It’s available in 37-inch and 32-inch models, which feature Skype, Japanese VOD services, a 500GB hard disk drive and a Blu-ray recorder.

The Panasonic RB3 series also uses the company’s 120fps IPS Panel and a new ECO mode, which is handy to reduce your TV power consumption up to 28%. That will save you some money. Sadly we don’t have any info on pricing right now.

ScreenDeck adds a top shelf to your flat-panel TV

Posted in HDTV by Reuben Drake on June 15th, 2011

Remember in the old days when you could actually store items on top of your TV? Well, those days are back thanks to ScreenDeck, which will allow you to add a shelf to the top of your LCD or plasma.

This is a disaster waiting to happen for some people. People who will put their drinks on it, or plants, which they will then over-water, but hey it makes life interesting. ScreenDeck comes in three different versions for TVs ranging in size from 30 inches to larger than 50 inches with prices starting at $39.99 and going up to $59.99.

Bang & Olufsen’s 85-inch 3DTV hits North America with a hefty price tag

Posted in HDTV by Conner Flynn on May 12th, 2011

If you are looking for a luxury 3D HDTV that costs about $1,000 per inch, here it is. Bang & Olufsen’s BeoVision 4-85 plasma will be available to North American buyers next month for $85,000. So now you can brag to your other rich friends that yours costs more.

That price includes the triangular BeoLab 10 center channel speaker and a motorized stand that lowers it when you’re not watching. If you have any money left you can get some popcorn and watch some movies on it.

New Toshiba REGZA RB2 TVs with Blu-ray players

Posted in HDTV by Conner Flynn on March 11th, 2011

Toshiba has introduced a new line of REGZA RB2 TVs for those of us also in need of a Blu-ray player. The new REGZA RB2 TVs will come with Blu-ray players built directly into the TV, saving you the hassle of buying them seperately.

The RB2 TVs come in 3 different sizes. There’s the 26″ 26RB2 for $1,269, the 32″ 32RB2 for $1,390 and the 40″ 40RB2 for $2,055. The REGZA RB2 TVs are now available in Japan, and might even hit our shores after a bit.

Panasonic to debut its first 3D LED TV

Posted in HDTV by Reuben Drake on February 15th, 2011

Panasonic is offering a new range of 3D LED TVs for the UK market, as the DT30 series. The line consists of 32″ and 37″ models, with the 32″ model being the TX-L37DT30. The 37 incher is the TX-L37DT30. Both feature IPS panels for a superior viewing angle, better motion response, and Intelligent Frame Creation for better 3D images.

Some other features that these models also offer are: Viera Connect Internet access and pre-loaded apps for access to services like Twitter, Facebook and Skype, Wi-Fi, DLNA support, four HDMI ports, three USB ports and VGA input.

Samsung 750 and 950 3D LED monitors

Posted in HDTV by Conner Flynn on January 25th, 2011

Samsung’s new 750 series an 950 series will come in both 23 and 27 inch sizes with 1080p resolution, a two-millisecond response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio, D-sub, HDMI, DisplayPort, and DVI-DualLink connectivity.

You can also get them with a TV tuner and they will handle 3D for gaming, TV, films, and user-generated content. The hybrid 750s and all the 950s can do 2D-to-3D conversion from PCs, Blu-ray players, gaming consoles, and set-top boxes. Sadly we don’t yet have a price, but we do know that the line hits stores in March.

VIZIO unveils Cinemawide HDTV

Posted in HDTV by Conner Flynn on January 5th, 2011

VIZIO wants to redefine the “Home Theatre” in your living room with their Cinemawide HDTV LED LCDs. They are available in two sizes, 50″ and 58″ and will feature a 21:9 Cinema aspect ratio that can display native 2.35: 1 “CinemaScope” movies without any black bars for a true cinematic experience.

The TVs also feature VIZIO Internet Apps (VIA) in Cinema mode which will allow you to have browser apps side-by-side with 16:9 Full HD content. These are also Edge Lit Razor LED HDTVs with Smart Dimming and are capable of displaying 3D content with battery-free, lightweight glasses.

Sceptre X420BV-FHD 42-inch LCD HDTV

Posted in HDTV by Conner Flynn on December 20th, 2010

The Sceptre X420BV-FHD is a wall mountable, and also swivel-capable 42-inch LCD HDTV. It features a rapid 5ms response time and comes with SPDIF digital audio output, an all in one ATSC/NTSC/QAM tuner and 3 HDMI ports.

The HDMI ports will allow users to connect peripherals like Blu-ray players, computers, AV receivers and video game consoles. The Sceptre X420BV-FHD also has a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio, auto dynamic contrast enhancement, up to 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution and a 500 cd/m2 brightness level.

Sceptre 37-inch 1080p LCD HDTV

Posted in HDTV by Conner Flynn on December 9th, 2010

Sceptre has a new wall-mountable 37-inch LCD HDTV. This widescreen TV features a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, a brightness level of 450cd/m2, three HDMI ports, an auto dynamic contrast enhancement, a couple of 10 Watts stereo speakers, ATSC/NTSC/Clear QAM and a USB port.

The Sceptre 37-inch 1080p LCD HDTV is also Energy Star 3.0 compliant, so you will save 20% more electricity compared to regular LCDs. The Sceptre 37-inch 1080p LCD HDTV is priced at just $499. Not bad at all.

Vizio XVT series goes 3D

Posted in HDTV by Conner Flynn on November 18th, 2010

Vizio has introduced three new 3DTVs, all are part of the XVT series. The largest model is the 55-inch XVT553SV, then there’s the 47-inch XVT473SV and the 42-inch XVT3D424SV. These new 3DTVs feature integrated dual-band Wi-Fi, a Bluetooth remote control with a hardware QWERTY keyboard and access to Vizio Internet Apps.

As usual, you’ll need to buy your own pairs of 3D active shutter glasses because those don’t come bundled. The Vizio XVT3D554SV, XVT3D474SV and XVT3D424SV are priced at $2,400, $1,800 and $1,400, respectively.

Panasonic TH-P103MT2 103 inch 3D Plasma TV

Posted in HDTV by Conner Flynn on November 17th, 2010

Back in 2008 Panasonic introduced the TH-103PZ800, a 103 inch full HD Plasma. Fast Forward to today and Panasonic has improved the technology and introduced the TH-P103MT2, which supports 3D playback. It lacks a TV tuner, but supports full HD resolution and comes with a new dynamic black layer, better gas discharge technology and improved luminous efficiency.

It features a contrast ratio of 5,000,000: 1, 24Hz image processing and even comes with a pair of 3D glasses. This mammoth TV weighs 320 kgs and consumes 1350 Watts of power which is the equivalent of 10 40 inch LED televisions.

Bang & Olufsen 32-inch BeoVision 10 LED HDTV

Posted in HDTV by Conner Flynn on October 31st, 2010

Bang & Olufsen has released their new 32-inch BeoVision 10 edge-lit LED HDTV. This TV produces a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 with a 16:9 aspect ratio, along with a 120Hz refresh rate.

It also sports 16.7 million colors and a low reflection screen. This HDTV measures 32-inches x 29.2-inches x 2.52-inches and weighs 59.4 pounds. The 32-inch BeoVision 10 comes with the BeoVision 4 remote with an optional BeoVision 5 available.

Sceptre Galaxy Series 42-inch 120Hz LED HDTV

Posted in HDTV by Conner Flynn on October 28th, 2010

Sceptre has just announced a new 42-inch 120Hz LED HDTV to its Galaxy Series. This wall mountable 42-inch LED HDTV features a 120Hz refresh rate that produces sharper and cleaner images. There’s also an equalizer setting, so you can fine tune the volume of the audio any way you like.

You’ll also get 5 HDMI ports, a USB port and a tempered glass swiveling stand. The Sceptre Galaxy Series 42-inch 120Hz LED HDTV is available at stores like Target, Sears, Amazon, and Kmart to name a few.

HueTV Series is colorful, has built-in Blu-ray Players and DVRs

Posted in HDTV by Conner Flynn on October 19th, 2010

Something unusual is afoot in the TV market. BPO has just announced a series of LED TV’s called the HueTV. The one that stands out from the new collection is the HueTV LX series, which packs in a built-in DVR running on a 32GB Flash drive, along with a built-in Blu-ray player.

The TV also comes in your choice of 8 colors: red, yellow, blue, navy, sliver, yellow, black, burgundy and forest green. That’s right, these new sets are loud with color. You also get a touchscreen remote. The 1080p TVs include screen sizes 32″,42″, 47″ , and 55″ and feature PC Inputs, USB Ports, a Media Card Slot, HDMI Inputs, DVI Inputs, S-Video Inputs, and Component Video Inputs.

Groomy and Baby Groomy plush toy keeps your screen clean

Posted in HDTV by Conner Flynn on October 11th, 2010

Desktop and laptop screens can be a pain. They collect a lot of dust and dirt. You have to clean them regularly. It’s either that or just ignore the debri when trying to watch a movie. Well, the Groomy and Baby Groomy plush toys from Elecom are here to help.

These cute little critters are specifically made to clean your screens safely without scratching. The Groomy’s belly is made of a soft tissue that leaves the screen looking crystal clear. If you like stuffed animals, you may as well put these guys to good use. There are 18 different models available.