Hi Def

  • Video: Red One v. Canon 5D Mark II v. Panasonic GH1

    A videographer, Marty Meyer, shot a short video using the Red One, the Canon 5D Mark II, and the Panasonic GH1. The resulting music-/test-/sad girl in the rain-video is quite nice even if you can't really tell the difference among the three cameras. Read More

  • My God, it's full of K's! What the RED announcement means for the industry

    My God, it's full of K's! What the RED announcement means for the industry

    Image credit: Benni Diez at Reduser.net forums For the last couple weeks, Jim Jannard of RED Camera has been teasing everybody on the REDuser forums with vague promises and outrageous claims of revolutionizing the industry. Skepticism would be the natural response, but after the original RED One camera turned the industry on its head in 2007, people learned that the company said what they meant… Read More

  • New Hitachi camcorder streams HD signal wirelessly to HDTV

    New Hitachi camcorder streams HD signal wirelessly to HDTV

    This new Wooo camcorder, on display at CEATEC right now, eliminates the need for an HDMI cable when reviewing or showing your footage — as long as you have a compatible Hitachi TV. I’ve never been a big fan of the in-camera viewing and editing, but a lot of people use it and you know you can always use less wires around the house. And I know you’re thinking it, so yes it works as… Read More

  • What's 5K anyway? RED Cameras resolution comparison chart

    What's 5K anyway? RED Cameras resolution comparison chart

    So maybe you’re excited about Red’s sudden announcement of two new cameras earlier today (the 5K Epic and the 3K Scarlet) but you’re not really sure why. What are these “K”s everyone is talking about, and why would anyone care whether they had two, three, or a hundred? Well, Red’s handy chart above should clear things up for you. You can see how basically it… Read More

  • Gateway's new 30-inch monitor does 1600p

    Gateway's new 30-inch monitor does 1600p

    1600p? That’s a lot of progressively-scanned picture elements, my friends. Gateway’s new XHD3000 Quad HD display has a 30-inch, 2560×1600 resolution and costs about $1700. While 1600p video content might be a bit tricky to find, the flat-panel will upscale 1080p video. You’ll also get six different inputs including HDMI, DVI (single- and dual-link), S-video, composite, and… Read More

  • VIZIO Now Leads North American Flat Panel Market

    VIZIO Now Leads North American Flat Panel Market

    Four years ago, you might have guessed that VIZIO was some sort of graphic design company or electric scooter manufacturer. It toiled about in relative obscurity until for a couple years and, at the end of the second quarter of 2005, the company sat in 15th place in the North American flat panel TV market. Another two years have gone by since then… Read More

  • Panasonic Develops New Televisions, Acronym

    Panasonic Develops New Televisions, Acronym

    Oh boy, thanks for the new acronym Panasonic. Introducing “LIFI” (it’s trademarked, so watch your step). It’s “a first-of-its-kind light fidelity projection display application that ensures images brightness over an extended period of time as well as greatly reduced start-up time.” Well there you have it. Read More

  • Samsung's Upcoming 3rd Generation HD Lineup

    Samsung's Upcoming 3rd Generation HD Lineup

    Samsung has announced three new 3rd generation hi-def players (two of which we reported on earlier), including one that plays both Blu-ray and HD-DVD discs known as the BD-UP5000 Duo HD. All three will support up to 1080p and 24Fs/60Fs modes, Dolby Digital Plus audio, and will include HDMI inputs and outputs along with a bevy of other connections. We can also look forward to a new home theater… Read More

  • Sony Announces Three Premium Receivers

    Sony Announces Three Premium Receivers

    Sony is launching three A/V receivers today as part of its “Elevated Standard” (ES) line of premium gear. All three models feature iPod integration and Sony’s Digital Media Port, which allows for the addition of optional accessories like a Bluetooth receiver, a Wi-Fi adapter, or an audio dock for use with Sony’s Network Walkman line. Blu-ray compatibility is present and the… Read More

  • New $299 TiVo Series3 Available Soon?

    New $299 TiVo Series3 Available Soon?

    The TiVo Series3 DVR is about to get a little more affordable, according to a recent Ars Technica article. A product with the model number “TCD652160″ has apparently been popping up intermittently on retail websites in the past few days and is believed to be the new “Series3 Lite” as it’s been christened by the TiVo community. General consensus is that the new device… Read More

 
  • CEA: 1/3 of US Households to be HD by Next Year

    CEA: 1/3 of US Households to be HD by Next Year

    So now that we’re almost exactly half-way through 2007, it’s time to start looking at the holiday shopping season. While iPhones and new Zunes and stuff will get most of the attention, the Consumer Electronics Association has pointed out that it expects 16 million HDTVs will be sold this year, putting the percentage of households with HDTVs at 36% by the beginning of next year. Read More

  • Hitachi Launches HDTVs with DVR, Removable Media

    Hitachi is taking a page out of the Apple rumor book, launching a series of widescreen HDTVs with built-in DVRs, cutting out the pesky Tivo middleman. The idea itself is nothing new, having a DVR and HD tuner built-in to the TV set makes sense. What makes these Hitachi’s notable, however, is that the DVR’s discs are removable. Granted, the discs are in Hitachi’s own iVDR format… Read More