LCD

  • OLED TV shipments to increase 200% by 2015, but to remain a small niche market

    OLED TV shipments to increase 200% by 2015, but to remain a small niche market

    You would be hard pressed to find an OLED TV in any brick and mortar retailer besides the Sony Store right now. The technology is amazing, but they just aren’t available yet and that might not change soon according to a iSuppli report. The TVs are too small and the prices are too high to gain any real traction. But, as we all know, that will change as the display tech evolves. Read More

  • LX series: Sharp Japan rolls out new AQUOS TVs with 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio

    LX series: Sharp Japan rolls out new AQUOS TVs with 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio

    Sharp has announced four new LCD TVs with some impressive specs for the Japanese market today [press release in English]. The TVs will be available in four sizes: 40, 46, 52 and 60 inches. All models are full HD and feature LED backlight for improved picture quality. Read More

  • New Sharp LCD technology will save power, boost picture quality

    New Sharp LCD technology will save power, boost picture quality


    Sharp Japan today announced [press release in English] the development of a new method that makes it possible to control the alignment of liquid crystal molecules in LCD screens with high precision. In practical terms, this means the new UV2A technology could lead to TVs that save energy and display pictures with higher contrast ratios. Read More

  • Sony outs the wireless, but overpriced, XBR10 BRAVIA LCD

    Sony outs the wireless, but overpriced, XBR10 BRAVIA LCD

    We knew that when Sony announced the beautiful ZX5 in Europe a US model shouldn’t be that far behind. And sure enough, Sony just announced the XBR10 which is pretty much a cloned version. It too rocks a wireless 1080p media receiver, edge-mounted LED backlighting, and 240Hz technology. We just wish that they weren’t so damn expensive or at the very least made with localized… Read More

  • Mitsubishi Japan goodness: World's first TV with built-in Blu-ray recorder and HDD, a projector and Blu-ray DVRs

    Mitsubishi Japan goodness: World's first TV with built-in Blu-ray recorder and HDD, a projector and Blu-ray DVRs

    Mitsubishi Electric organized a big press conference today in Tokyo, unveiling two new series of LCD TVs, three Blu-ray DVRs and a new full HD video projector. The two TVs of the BHR series are the world’s first featuring both a built-in Blu-ray recorder and an HDD. No announcements regarding release dates outside Japan were made, but here are the main details for every device, all… Read More

  • Old rivals Sony and Sharp inked LCD joint venture deal

    Old rivals Sony and Sharp inked LCD joint venture deal

    The consolidation process in the Japanese home electronics business goes on and on. Today former rivals Sharp and Sony said [JP] they reached a final agreement to launch an LCD panel joint venture in Osaka, after having failed to ink the deal last month. In March already, Sharp said it wants Sony as a partner for its plans to boost the production of LCD TVs. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 19-inch LCD for $100

    CrunchDeals: 19-inch LCD for $100

    Now there is no excuse for you not having an LCD monitor. CompUSA is selling thie I-Inc 19-inch widescreen LCD for only $100 + $2 for shipping. That’s cheap. Granted, it’s not a Dell Ultrasharp, but it’s better than nothing. Read More

  • Car? Kids? Get a two-pack of headrest LCDs for $130

    Car? Kids? Get a two-pack of headrest LCDs for $130

    Dude. Sweet. I don’t have kids, let alone anyone who really ever rides in the back seat of the car but if I did, I could easily justify a $130 outlay for not one, but two (two!) replacement headrests with built-in 7-inch LCD screens. Maybe I should just get these and then always ride in the back myself while the little lady handles the driving. Read More

  • Sharp is increasing LCD panel production

    Sharp is increasing LCD panel production

    I would say that it’s a good sign for the worldwide economy that Sharp is increasing its LCD panel production by tens of thousands of screens per month. Sharp is after all one of the largest provider of OEM LCD screens which get sold not only under the Sharp brand but many others too. The company is raising it’s forecasted output from 120 million to 127 million as the LCD demand… Read More

  • Twelve 42-inch LCDs rolled into one = huge digital signage system

    Twelve 42-inch LCDs rolled into one = huge digital signage system

    If you’ve ever come to Japan, and especially to Tokyo, you will have noticed this country’s love for digital signage systems. They’re practically everywhere and some of them are quite cool. Now Tokyo-based Dai Nippon Printing (DNP) has announced plans to set up a digital signage system [JP] that consists of a total of twelve 42-inch LCDs. Read More