Wednesday, 04 February 2009
Not all HDTV manufacturers are suffering through this economic downturn, as VIZIO is quick to point out. The company has seen a boom in sales and support, thanks, in part, to their Super Bowl ad. This ad asserted that if a consumer was watching the Super Bowl on anything but a VIZIO TV, they paid too much.
Media Décor is offering a solution for hiding flat screen or projection screen TVs – the new Ecco Series offers moving art as a framing option for those concerned with having an elegant and stylish home theater setup. For a starting price of $1,495, the Ecco System will change from a framed piece of art to a home theater with the simple click of a button on the included remote.
For the past four years, the Super Bowl has been the primary driver for HDTV purchases according to the Consumer Electronics Association, and this year was no exception. The CEA projects that this past Sunday’s Super Bowl was the reason 2.6 million HDTV sets were purchased.
Joining the ranks of the immensely popular Allio converged LCD HDTV-PC product line from Silicon Mountain is the new Allio Lite. The Allio Lite, like the more expensive Allio products, features 42" 1080p and 32" 720p displays and a large selection of inputs. The Lite version expands upon this by integrating an Intel Atom-based computer as well as a DVD/CD drive that plays and writes to discs.
Sharp and Sony made a joint announcement recently confirming that they will postpone their joint venture aimed at LCD production by one year. They cited the economy as the driving factor behind such a delay, and suggest that March 2010 will be a more stable and appropriate time for the partnership.