This 23-inch Full HDTV comes with a pair of 5W speakers, a USB port, MP3 file support and on-board 2D to 3D conversion. Those living in South Korea can purchase the LG MX235D Cinema 3D HDTV for 480,000 Won (about $443).
Apple has just announced its latest 27″ LED Cinema Display. It features a stunning 2560 x 1440 resolution and 60% more screen real estate compared to its predecessor. It has a built-in iSight video camera, microphone and speakers, a powered USB 2.0 hub and universal MagSafe connector.
This good looking $999 monitor also sports a beautiful 16:9 edge-to-edge glass display on an aluminum stand with an adjustable hinge, so that tilting the display requires almost no effort at all. Let’s not forget the 178 degree viewing angle.
Today Microsoft announced a brand new webcam with the LifeCam Cinema, which offers a true HD experience in 720p resolution. It’s capable of capturing 30 frames per second and it’s all about giving you high quality at an affordable price.
Some other features include a 4x digital zoom, noise-canceling mic, autofocus and a glass lens. Constructed from aluminum, this camera has an interesting stand that works with both notebooks and desktops. The webcam even has a specific Windows Live call button for use with Windows Live Messenger and it connects via USB 2.0.
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.
The Cinema 21:9 is claiming to be the planet’s first cinema-proportioned LCD TV, so this should be the ultimate LCD to watch movies on. The 56 inch diagonal will also feature Ambilight technology around the borders. I know what you’re thinking. This isn’t real. Some of you will claim photoshop. We were skeptical too, but it turns out that it’s the real deal.
According to Philips, the panel will be shipping this Spring in Germany, Belgium, the UK and France. Their full site will launch on January 29th. Sadly, there are no pricing details and no US release date as of yet.
If you’re looking to fill your living room wall with HD video, here’s some good news. Epson just launched the PowerLite Cinema 700, a 720p home theater projector that retails for $799. It’s a decent deal, with 2,000 lumens and a 2,000:1 contrast ratio. It’s all ready to gift to yourself this holiday season via Epson’s online store, but at the moment it appears to be sold out. Hopefully they’ll have some more in stock soon. In this economy, that’s a great price to fill your wall with HD video.
Apple has now added a 24-inch Cinema Display to accompany their 20, 23 and 30 inch versions. The difference here is that the new version adds an LED backlight and built-in iSight with mic, 1920×1200 resolution, built-in stereo speakers, plus 3 port usb hub. The cable also has a Mag Safe connector, USB, and mini Display Port that will run off the monitor. It will be available in November for the price of $899.
Many of us remember when projectors were bulky things the size of a suitcase. Not anymore. Now they are phone sized. NTT Docomo is getting into the act too. They unveiled a prototype cell phone that doubles as a video projector and demonstrated it at CEATEC JAPAN 2008. The projector would give you a 20-inch image from a distance of about 80 centimeters and roughly 100 minutes of viewing time, which is enough to watch TV shows, podcasts and short films, if not 2 hour movies.
Red, green and blue LEDs are used as the light source. Pixel count is 480 × 320 (HVGA), and its luminance is 7.5lm. The power consumption is about 3W. The company plans to have a working version of the device ready for market in about three years. The way the tech in these projector phones is shaping up, I wouldn’t be surprised if it took half that time.
When geeks set out to make home theaters, the results are often astounding, with some very cool themes. Often based on Sci-Fi flicks, these amazing works of art are expensive labors of geek love. I proudly present some of the cooler home theaters that have recently caught our eye.