Reports used to flood in about the growing sales of flat-panel HDTVs. Production was increasing, prices were going down somewhat, and consumers appeared to be happy. But in past several months, more and more reports flood in about the cutting of production and closing of manufacturer plants.
You better sit down for this one. Samsung has announced that they are entering the mass production phase of the brightest LCD Panel. The LCD panel measures 70 inches, with a 200,000:1 contrast ratio. In addition it sports a 2000 cd/m2 brightness rating. To top it all off it is of course a 1080p display panel.
Sharp introduces a new lineup of LCD displays with extended abilities. The PN-S525 and PN-S655 are designed to be used as landscape or portrait positioned monitors. The LCDs also feature a faster image refresh rate, improving resistance to image retention. Sharp has also updated the number of inputs, as well as adding a RJ-45 port for network connectivity.
Silicon Mountain? Allio? That's right, Silicon Mountain releases the Allio 42-inch HDTV with built-in PC and Blu-ray Player. Silicon Mountain has blended the media center pc concept directly into the HDTV viewing medium. The Allio offers a host of features.
Wednesday, 12 November 2008
With the increasing burden on energy resources, it is great to see the home theater industry responding with solutions. Recently, Energy Star released their 3.0 requirements. Slowing but surely, manufacturers are designing components that not only meet the requirements, but exceed them as well.