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  • 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    Outdated?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… Read More

  • Sylvania realizes it can’t make good netbooks on its own, rebrands MSI Wind as ‘MAGNI’

    Sylvania had the right idea when it rebranded the 7-inch Everex Cloudbook as the Sylvania “g” netbook except for the fact that the Cloudbook never really took off. Then came the 8.9-inch Sylvania MESO, which was a kinda-sorta rebranded Amtek Elego by Digital Gadgets, a licensee of Sylvania. Huh? Now, Sylvania seems to be on the right track by rebranding the 10-inch MSI Wind as… Read More

  • 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… Read More

  • Sylvania enters the netbook race


    This whole netbook thing is getting out of control with the latest entrant being Sylvania. Don’t they make light bulbs or something? Yeah, anyway, Sylvania’s little 8.9-inch netbook dubbed g Netbook Meso has a nice set of features. The Meso comes equipped with a 1.6GHz Intel Atom proc, LED-backlit screen with 1024×600 resolution, 80GB HDD, multi-card reader, 512MB of RAM… Read More