HDTVs

  • Apple To Bring AirPlay To Televisions?

    Apple To Bring AirPlay To Televisions?

    Currently, Apple's AirPlay can be used to stream audio from Apple devices to AirPlay-enabled devices. However, according to Bloomberg's sources, Apple may begin licensing AirPlay for video streaming in the near future, possibly this year. This would allow streaming movies and TV shows from devices like the iPhone and iPad to larger displays. Such an unusual move could mean that Apple is concerned… Read More

  • Review: Hitachi 42-inch Ultravision HDTV – LE42S704

    Review: Hitachi 42-inch Ultravision HDTV – LE42S704

    Once upon a time HDTVs fascinated me. I loved the depth of the colors and amazing detail they produced. But that was 7 years ago when they were new and exciting. Now I walk into Best Buy and my eyes glaze over when staring at their wall o’ HDTVs. I just don’t care anymore. They all look the same. That is until the Hitachi LE42S704 came into my life. Now, watching HDTV is a sport again. Read More

  • LG Rolling Out New Smart TVs At IFA

    LG Rolling Out New Smart TVs At IFA

    There is a war being waged by TV makers. A war against set-top boxes. See, TV makers like LG and Sony don't want you going off and buying a Roku, or iTV, or what have you. So over the last couple years, they keep adding features to their TVs — apps, internet, weather, that kind of thing. LG's latest, which it will be showing at IFA this next week, doesn't look terribly different from the… Read More

  • Sony Releases Three High-End LCD TVs

    Sony Releases Three High-End LCD TVs

    Feel like spending a lot of money on a brand new HDTV? Sony's got you covered. The new line of high-end Bravias just got announced, and hey, let's be honest: we all wish we had one of these things sitting in our living room. Let's take a look at their vitals. Read More

  • Panasonic Adds A Twitter App To Its Viera Cast Plasma HDTVS

    Panasonic Adds A Twitter App To Its Viera Cast Plasma HDTVS

    You can’t escape Twitter anymore. It’s everywhere including in some of Panasonic’s Viera Cast Plasma TVs and eventually, in a few Panasonic Blu-ray players as well. It’s just the latest app available in the already-loaded Viera Cast IPTV offering. Twitter joins Netflix, Pandora, Fox Sports, Amazon Video-on-Demand, YouTube, Icasa, Bloomberg, and Skype’s Video calling… Read More

  • Pro tip: bring your own media to the store to check HDTV quality

    Pro tip: bring your own media to the store to check HDTV quality

    This is a good thing to remember, as long as your local Best Buy or electronics store doesn’t mind you plugging stuff into their sets. Just get a USB stick (or better, two or three) and fill it up with pictures that will show off the strengths and weaknesses of the displays you’re considering. It’s a bit of a rough-and-tumble way of checking, since the color settings and such… Read More

  • Eyes-on with Sony's new 3D TVs reveals image issues

    Eyes-on with Sony's new 3D TVs reveals image issues

    You may remember that Sony recently unveiled its new line of 3D LCD TVs. All well and good, I thought. I think active shutter glasses are a transient technology, but hey, if they work, they work. Unfortunately, they don't seem to work in this case — or so thought HD Guru at a recent demo. Read More

  • Sony releases a bunch of new 3D displays

    Sony releases a bunch of new 3D displays

    The buzzword is 3D. Everywhere you look in the videophile forums, they’re talking about 3D. Its future is still a little hazy; glasses, no glasses, polarized, anaglyph.. no one really knows. Today, Sony has made its bets and showed a glimpse into that future by releasing its new lineup of 3D displays. Details and full press release inside. Clicky clicky! Read More

  • Sony turning to Intel chips and Android to revitalize TV sales

    Sony turning to Intel chips and Android to revitalize TV sales

    Look out, Sony is actually trying something new and might announce Intel Atom-powered TVs next month at Google I/O 2010. A new Android released dubbed Dragonpoint is said to run on these TVs and will be just the beginning of Sony's venture into the so-called Smart TV market. The report comes from Bloomberg who sources two people familiar with the matter. The timing is certainly right. Sony hasn't… Read More

  • The Twitter- and Netflix-equipped Vizio HDTVs are now shipping

    The Twitter- and Netflix-equipped Vizio HDTVs are now shipping

    Vizio announced the 1080p LED XVT line way back in June of '09 and they are just now starting to ship. These are the sets that come with that oh-so-awesome QWERTY remote to work the TV's collection of Internet apps. It's too bad that most owners will still need a cable or satellite box because this TV line is nearly an all-in-one solution for home entertainment. Read More