Consumers are starting to watch more movies and TV shows on their monitors these days. Rather than get up and hang out in the rec room where little Billy might be playing on his PlayStation or Grandpa is watching the news, we’re finding it more convenient to stay seated, a click away from downloading the new episode of “Lost” or sliding a movie disc in our DVD/HD-DVD/Blu-ray drive. Viewsonic is going after that segment of the home market with the launch of its Diamani DUO series of monitors which are now on sale.
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NEC announced some new consumer display monitors today for gamers and multimedia lovers. The 19-inch AccuSync LCD19WMGX (around $280), 22-inch AccuSync LCD22WMGX (around $380) and 24-inch AccuSync LCD24WMCX (around $550)should all be available by month’s end.
The NEC AccuSync GX and CX monitors are widescreen in nature, with the high end LCD24WMCX supporting a native resolution of 1920 x 1220. The displays are include integrated speakers, 5-millisecond response times and and 2000:1 contrast ratio for the two larger monitors. Also prevalent on the two larger displays are component and HDMI connectivity along with HDCP support for viewing of copy-protected HD content.
After ongoing negotiations over an LCD patent license that started back in 2006, Sharp feels they are unable to come to a resolution with rival Samsung and yesterday filed a lawsuit against the company in a US district court. The lawsuit alleges that Samsung has infringed upon five of Sharps patents in LCD-related technology.
Sharp claims that Samsung is manufacturing and selling products in the US that infringe on LCD-related patents that Samsung owns including LCD TV’s and monitors that contain LCD modules made by Samsung and mobile phones that incorporate LCD screens made by Samsung. Sharp has many patents in the US and Japan related to LCD technology and licenses them out to different LCD panel manufacturers, which is likely what Sharp was trying to work out with Samsung.
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Ah, the beauty of 1080p definition. JVC has four new HD LCD televisions that deliver 1920 x 1080 imagery via a 32 bit processor chip that improves color and image quality while reducing unwanted graininess and noise.
The 688 series has the 37-inch LT-37X688 ($1,599) and the 42-inch LT-42X688 ($1,999) in a swanky black cabinet finish out now while the 788 series 42-inch LT-42X788 ($2,099) and the 47-inch LT-47X788 ($2,699) arrive next month with their silver trim finish.
JVC’s Digital Image Scaling Technology upconverts all signals to 1080p and there is a built-in ATSC tuner and Clear QAM tuner for terrestrial and cable signal reception. You also get nine aspect modes, four picture modes, a newly designed universal remote with dual infrared transmitters (in case you’re holding it upright while flicking), a 10-watts-per-channel amplifier, twin oblique cone speakers, two HDMI v1.3 …
A Japanese company called Century has recently come out with a portable LCD screen with a built-in Wii sensor bar. The Century CY-997 doesn’t have a Wii game console built into it but combining the display and sensor bar does make it work kinda’ slick, but small however. With some of the casualties we’ve seen from the Wii when played with a less confined display we can’t help but think that having one this small is just asking for trouble. The portable Wii display runs about $119.
NEC is out today with some new and thin large screen LCD displays for commercial applications (though we imagine you could use them at home as well). Meet the NEC MultiSync LCD4020 and LCD4620, both available this month.
The MultiSync LCD4020 and LCD4620 sport 40-inch and 46-inch screens respectively. NEC is saying one big upgrade in this series is its new CV12 pixel technology. It makes use of chevron-shaped pixels to reportedly deliver twice the contrast of comparable panel displays while also increasing brightness and viewing angles. Exciting (maybe).
Beyond this CV12 tech you get some other interesting features out of these two monitors. These include 1366 x 768 resolution with a 1200:1 contrast ratio, 10-millisecond response time, an expansion slot for an optional HDTV tuner or future technology components and support for a variety of digital and analog inputs.
NEC MultiSync LCD4020 and …
LG seems to think they have found the magical formula in the form of a 22-inch widescreen display which can serve as both home television and computer monitor. Enter the mighty LG Flatron Wide Format M228WA.
What you say? Why is this the replacement for your big screen plasma? Well, we weren’t exactly saying it was. Rather the LG M228WA, with its 1680 x 1050 viewing resolution and 170-degree viewing angles, will serve as a nice LCD display for television when you tire of crunching numbers in Excel. The monitor, optimized to work with Windows Vista, has a slim and light design which hides built-in stereo speakers, 16:10 aspect ratio, a “digital fine” contrast ratio of 3000:1, 2ms response time and automatic detection and switching for dual monitor support.
This is all on top of a USB input interface for multi-screen support and …
Hoping to attract the users looking to upgrade their monitor now that they have Microsoft Vista installed, Acer America has rolled out five new LCD monitors in its xSeries line, all Vista certified. The company states that any one of its xSeries screens are perfect for the latest multimedia, gaming or video applications and are priced affordably.
The lineup consists of the traditional resolution 1280×1040 17-inch x171s ($179.99) and the 19-inch x191sd ($189.99) models. These two units offer 700:1 contrast ratio and 300 cd/m2 typical brightness. The widescreen Acers include the 19-inch x191Wsd ($279.99), the 22-inch x221Wsd (279.99) and the 24-inch x241Wsd (599.99.) The first two WS models offer 800:1 contrast ratio (bumped up to 100:1 for the x241Wsd), 5 millisecond response times and 300 cd/m2 typical brightness (upped to 400 cd/m2 for the x241.) Last but not least, …
For those of you that absolutely, positively need to see just how far you can scroll your mouse across your screen, the Zenview Powerscape Ultra HD monitor system is for you.
Consisting of a central 30-inch primary LCD screen (2560×1600, contrast ratio 700:1) surrounded by two 20.1-inch LCD screens (1200×1600, contrast ratio 800:1) on either side (all manufactured by LG Philips), this is the best way we found to be browsing SlipperyBrick, doing your banking, answering email, checking your stocks and playing WoW all at the same time. You will need to grow an extra arm or two but that shouldn’t be a big deal, right?
Also included is support for High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection, Zenview manager multimonitor utilities and under the company’s three-year parts/labor/backlight warranty. Each panel has digital DVI and analog D-sub connections and is in black with silver trim. Zenview …
The BRAVIA televisions come in two series – the 1080p V-series and the 720p S-series. The V-series units include 40- and 46-inch (pictured) screen sizes, while the S-series offers 26-, 32-, 40-, 46-inch models.
The new televisions are compatible with Sony’s new BRAVIA Internet Video Link module which provides access to Internet video, music videos, movie trailers, user generated videos and RSS feeds. The module mounts on the back of the TV and connects to the Internet via broadband Ethernet connection.
The BRAVIA televisions are expected to be available in Summer 2007. The pricing details have not been released.
Technology continues to become more miniaturized day-by-day, with thinner, sleeker gadgets constantly rolling out from the design headquarters of the world’s electronics and computer manufacturers, but it’s dog-gone rare when a company beats its own record and renders its latest merchandise obsolete before it goes on sale.
The suits at Samsung SDI are currently gloating over their compatriots over at Samsung Electronics for coming up with a thinner LCD, creating a display that’s only 0.74 millimeters thick. That’s .08 mm thinner than the 0.82 mm units the Electronics boys announced just three short months ago. Is it too late to take back their Christmas bonuses?
While the new 0.74 mm LCD is a prototype, SDI is set to roll out a practically supersized 1.9 mm wide LCD in Q2 of 2007 as part of the company’s Ultra Edition II series …
Let’s just admit it: we would all love to have our dream computer desktop that looked more like something from the starship Enterprise rather than something from the display wall down at Office Depot. Well, there’s a monitor making company called CineMassive that is out to make our Captain Kirk wish fulfillment come true with an impressive six monitor set-up that turns your desktop into a drive-in.
The heart of the beast is a 21.3-inch Premium Digital Samsung LCD monitor (1600 X 1200 SXGA) that is surrounded to its sides and top by five 17-inch versions (1024 X 1280 SXGA.) Crossbars in the back support the weight of the upper monitors When this Godzilla-sized display is unfurled you get a whopping 44-and-a-half inches of screenage.
With over 8 million pixels in the package (and CineMassive guarantees that not one will be dead or else they …
There are few things that will draw as much attention on a trade show flow as a big-a** flat panel television, and that’s just what Sharp did this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas with their whopping 108″ LCD TV.
This is the world’s largest LCD to date, and the application of this television is not completely clear to us (aside from the undeniable wow-factor). Not to offend your world perspective skills, but a 6-foot person equates to only 72″, so this television will take up some space in your living room, and probably give the weight of your car a run for its money.
Sharp is planning on making the 108″ LCD available to ship sometime towards the middle of this year, and when asked who the target consumer was, a Sharp official simply replied “I’m sure we’ll …
Today Sony unveiled its new 70-inch flat panel LCD HDTV at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Sony stated that the Bravia KDL-70XBR3 HDTV is the world’s largest television compliant with x.v.Color.
The 70-inch Bravia features a 10-bit panel, which gives a finer gradient than most LCD’s with an 8-bit panel. Along with that, Sony incorporated a Motionflow technology at 120Hz. This doubles the number of frames per second that are displayed to practically eliminate blurring with fast motion scenes. The LCD panel also has a 178 degree viewing angle, so viewers can still see the picture at almost a perpendicular angle. The 70-inch Bravia from Sony also sports three HDMI inputs and a PC input to use this screen as a computer monitor, and has a shiny piano black finish distinctive of this model.
“The BRAVIA KDL-70XBR3 is the result …
Announcing their first offering of LCD HDTV televisions to the market Microtek recently added two new 42″ LCD HDTV‘s to their list of plasma television offerings.
Both the L42CX2A and the CL42HA models boast the full-HD 1080p with native 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution in wide-screen 16:9 format. The CL42HA model will be part of the Cineon line of televisions created more for the high-end custom installation market, while the L42CX2A is designed for video enthusiasts, according to Microtek.
“We are proud to offer these new LCD HDTV’s in addition to our plasma HDTVs,” said Parker Plaisted, product brand manager at Microtek. “LCD and plasma have emerged as the top choices for consumers for high-definition televisions because they offer outstanding picture quality with the flat-panel convenience and affordable prices. Some people prefer plasma technology and others LCD technology. By offering both to our customers …