деньги в займ на карту

Archive for Television

Shinoda flexible display

Posted in Television by Conner Flynn on May 7th, 2009

Shinoda flexible displayThe Shinoda flexible display is a unique display that is capable of High Definition video despite its curved shape. This is possible thanks to its underlying plasma tube (PTA) technology and the intricate stitching of panels together to form a nearly seamless 3:2 display, making it possible to reach the 720p vertical resolution.

The Shinoda flexible weighs just 16 pounds and they are very close to mass producing such panels. So hopefully we will be seeing these in homes very soon.

Samsung’s latest 240Hz LED TVs

Posted in Television by Conner Flynn on April 27th, 2009

Samsung’s latest 240Hz LED TVsSamsung just released three new 240Hz LED TVs, which are competing with LG’s 240Hz LH90 LED TVs. Known as the PAVV 8000, 7000 and 6000 series, these TVs are compatible with YouTube, DLNA, and feature a USB 2.0 port to display both photos and DviX videos from USB flash drives.

The Samsung PAVV 8000 series will be available in 46 and 55 inch and will be available in the US in May as well as Europe and Southeast Asia. Sadly, the specs for the PAVV 7000 and 6000 series are still unavailable. They must not be all that awesome.

82-Inch Mitsubishi WD-82737 3D-Ready TV for $4200

Posted in Television by Conner Flynn on April 8th, 2009

82-Inch Mitsubishi WD-82737 3D-Ready TV for $4200Mitsubishi just announced a whole bunch of new LCDs. DLPs too. The one that has us most interested is an 82-inch DLP for $4200. It isn’t just frakkin huge, it’s also equipped with “3D-ready viewing technology.”

With this baby you’ll be all ready to go whenever 3D content enters your home. It’s part of their 737 “home theater” TV line. The company also updated their soundbar-integrated LCD TVs, which start at $1800 for a 40-inch model up to to $3,300 for a 52-incher.

ABC coming to Hulu?

Posted in Television by Conner Flynn on March 29th, 2009

ABC coming to Hulu?Looks like we may soon be getting another network’s content on Hulu sometime very soon. Supposedly Disney is discussing the possibility of sharing their ABC TV shows on the website. Some other Disney-owned shows might make it over as well. What this means is that you’ll be able to catch up on everything you missed on LOST and maybe also check out all your favorite High School Musical type programs. Yeah, sure you don’t watch them.

There’s no word on how close Disney and Hulu might be to making a deal, but the company is getting more interested, now that Hulu is more popular. If the deal goes through, Hulu would then have three of the four major networks on their web video service, which would be pretty awesome.

ZillionTV offers alternative to subscription TV

Posted in Television by Conner Flynn on March 4th, 2009

ZillionTV offers alternative to subscription TVWant to ditch your overpriced cable TV service and get the same thing? For free? That’s what ZillionTV is all about. It’s a new service that offers ad-supported HDTV shows and pay on demand. See? Just like what you have now. The “Z-bar” is a compact set-top box that gets its video direct from your broadband connection. That’s where the magic happens. It will cost you a $50 installation fee, then you’re all set to stick it to the man.

The service is in beta right now, but when it’s available later in the year, you will have a few options. You can view shows for free with advertising attached, or buy them to watch ad-free shows. And yes, some big names are attached, like NBC Universal, Disney, 20th Century Fox Television, Sony Pictures, and Warner Bros. Digital Distribution. Sounds awesome.

16943 TV swings both ways

Posted in Television by Conner Flynn on February 25th, 2009

16943 TV swings both waysHere’s a first. This 16943 television concept is capable of going both ways. The Television is designed so that no matter what type of program you’re watching, you’ll always have the correct aspect ratio and the picture will fill your screen. It would be pretty strange watching things on this TV.

The TV can display video image ratios for both 16:9 and 4:3 (Get it? 16943…). Sadly, it will never be produced, but it’s an interesting and bizarre solution. Maybe if the side could retract, it might be less distracting.

The Simpsons go HD tonight

Posted in Simpsons by Conner Flynn on February 15th, 2009

If you tune into the Simpsons tonight, you’ll be in for a special treat. The visuals will be sharper. Bart’s butt will be crisper, should he bare it. Barney’s puke chunkier. You may even find that Homer has an extra strand of hair you didn’t know about. Springfield will come to life like never before as the show will be presented in HD for the very first time.

In honor of that fact, the show’s intro is getting a makeover. It’s longer and more HD-a-riffic. They’ve basically added about a minute as the family chases down their couch.

Video of Philips’ Ultra-Widescreen Cinema 21:9 TV

Posted in Television by Conner Flynn on February 1st, 2009

We first told you about Philips’ Ultra-Widescreen Cinema 21:9 TV last month. Well, they got all official with a site launch and a nifty new video. It does away with the usual 16:9 format for a 21:9 one instead, letting you watch movies the way they were meant to be seen.

The TV is 56 inches diagonal and features Ambilight technology around the borders for a more immersive experience. It’s a bit strange at first, but movies will look really awesome on it.

Samsung, Yahoo Get Cozy with Internet Televisions

Posted in Television by Nino Marchetti on January 5th, 2009


Samsung is turning to an online video partner in the same way LG and Netflix relate in order to begin bringing Internet to select flat panel HDTVs. Yahoo is the choice for Samsung in this venture and televisions from this relationship will be available sometime this year.

The new “Interent@TV – Content Service” from Samsung makes use of Yahoo’s Widget Engine to bring a variety of Internet-related content to the home media room screen. A host of Widgets wil be available, including Flickr, Yahoo News, Yahoo Weather and Yahoo! Finance, USA TODAY, YouTube, eBay and Showtime Networks, among others. Other services will be added over time.

LG, Netflix Team for Internet Video Streaming Televisions

Posted in Television by Nino Marchetti on January 5th, 2009


LG and Netflix seem to feel confident enough in the desire for streaming movies to consumer devices in that they are now bringing the experience to other products for the home. The two announced today plans for Netflix-enabled “Broadband HDTVs.”

These new LCD and plasma HDTVs will begin being available this spring. LG is embedding the Netflix software into these televisions, thereby letting Netflix customers watch the growing library of movies, television shows and HD content available through Netflix’s streaming video offering.

BagTV is a lady bag with a TV

Posted in Television by Conner Flynn on December 22nd, 2008

BagTV is a lady bag with a TVBagTV gives new meaning to the term funbags. Funbags will no longer be a term for a woman’s, uh, you know. Instead these fancy purses with TV’s on them will be known as funbags. Which is probably more appropriate. Before you know it all of the ladies will be toting the BagTV.

This model not only carries your favorite make-up and girly stuff within, it comes with a built-in 7″ LCD display, a DVD/MP3 player and supports digital photo playback. As with most of other girlly accessories, this model will come in a variety of colors and finishes to match all of your clothes. The battery life leaves a lot to be desired, as you might expect, rated at 2.5 hours.

Flatscreen TV hides under the bed, transforms like an autobot

Posted in Television by Conner Flynn on October 28th, 2008

Some clever person has rigged a huge flat screen TV under his bed, using a sliding and rotating mechanism that allows it slide under the bed when not in use and also pop out at the foot of your bed when you want to watch TV. Either that, or we have an authentic transformer on our hands. It’s got to be the coolest way ever to watch TV in bed. It’s so awesome that I dare say most wives can even be talked into incorporating this into the bed frame. Until you start ignoring her for your shows anyway.

2001 HAL TV still won’t open the pod bay doors

Posted in Television by Conner Flynn on June 13th, 2008

2001 HAL TV still won’t open the pod bay doors
Chauhan Studios and Humax displayed this awesome retro concept TV at the Milan Design Show. Yes, it was clearly inspired by the film 2001: A Space Odyssey. In fact, it’s name is HAL, so I’m guessing it’s got a secret mission it hasn’t told you about, which can only end with you going through a wormhole.

There’s an extra set of speakers in the base for richer sound and it looks like the designers wanted to keep things retro-authentic, having left out modern day HDMI/DVI connections. I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid you can’t buy it as it’s still a concept.

AT&T Mobile TV now available

Posted in Television by Darrin Olson on May 5th, 2008

AT&T Mobile TV now availableThe new Mobile TV service from AT&T that we first talked about back in March is now available starting this week for customers in 58 select markets in the United States. The service from AT&T in conjunction with MediaFLO streams live TV with over 150 different programs to mobile phone customers.

The service initial will work with just two specific handsets offered from AT&T – the LG Vu and the Samsung Access. The Vu is an interactive touch screen phone that will display video and web pages, has a music player, a 2MP digital camera and Bluetooth. It goes for $299.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate and a 2-year contract.

Hauppauge WinTV Nova-S USB2

Posted in Television by Conner Flynn on April 16th, 2008

Hauppauge WinTV Nova-S USB2
Hauppauge’s new WinTV Nova-S USB2 is geared toward users who already own a satellite dish connected to the main TV. With this device, you’ll have a secondary tuner for casual viewing. The tuner will also allow a PC to view HD content, keeping in mind that your PC has to be up to the task with the necessary software installed.

The WinTV Nova-S USB2 will also let you record TV programs onto your PC when you’re not around, which makes this somewhat of a set-top box as well. The WinTV Nova-S USB2 retails for £79.99 and should come in pretty handy for some users.