The folks at Samsung have found a way to take some of the attention away from UHDTVs, at least for a bit. They're boasting that at CES next week, we'll see a TV with a brand new shape. From the promotional video and picture, it looks like a 16:9 turned 90 degrees, but even more interesting is that it appears to be semi-transparent.
When people want a giant screen at a low price, or they want to pick up the biggest TV around, Mitsubishi has been accommodating. They've provided massive DLPs for the same price as much smaller LCDs and plasmas. They've also innovated and worked with different technologies, such as their use of lasers. That's all over, as it turns out. Mitsubishi has officially announced the end of its TV business.
The impressive Atmos sound technology from Dolby has just been attached to another major firm – 'Star Trek Into Darkness.' The followup to the incredible J.J. Abrams reboot of the Star Trek franchise will take advantage of everything Atmos has to offer, immersing audiences in sound and creating pinpoint audio locations. In other words, when the Klingon Bird of Prey passes overhead, you're going to want to duck.
Last week a Japanese business news service called Diamond Online revealed that Panasonic is planning to exit the TV industry in favor of producing iPad screens. That's something we'd normally scoff at, but Panasonic hasn't expressly denied anything. Instead, the company says that these claims "are basically speculative in nature and contain a number of errors of fact or misinterpretation."
Dolby Atmos is one of the coolest things to happen to audio in a while and a technology that really helps to make movies that much more immersive. It can be found in a very limited number of theaters for showings of 'Taken 2,' and many of those that have heard it used have one big question – when can I have it in my house?