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  • Funai takes on 13 television importers, including Vizio, and wins

    Funai takes on 13 television importers, including Vizio, and wins

    Funai has been in the news a lot lately with taking over Philips home theater biz and developing new LCD technology, but the companies recent lawsuit is extremely notable. Apparently the company just won its lawsuit that claims 14 companies are infringing on a Funai patent. The court has yet to decide wether these TVs all going to be banned from entering the U.S. of A. So it’s hard to… Read More

  • Funai claims major leap in LCD display technology

    Funai claims major leap in LCD display technology

    Outdated? Funai Electric Advanced Applied Technology Research Institute, a wholly owned subsidiary of Japanese electronics company Funai (Sylvania, Symphonic, Emerson) has developed a reflective display that, unlike existing reflective LCDs, doesn’t need a backlight. The company claims their display uses 0.16MW of electricity per square centimeter, which translates back to just 1% of what… Read More

  • Funai to sell LCD TVs with built-in Blu-ray players in the US

    Funai to sell LCD TVs with built-in Blu-ray players in the US

    low-priced Sylvania 42-inch LCD/DVD combo (photos of the Blu-ray combo are not yet available) Starting next summer, Funai (Sylvania, Symphonic, Emerson) is planning to sell LCD TVs with integrated Blu-ray Disc players in the US. The Japanese company has a lot of good experience with this approach. Sales from cathode-ray tube TVs with built-in VCRs reached 40% of total TV sales for Funai a few… Read More