televisions

  • Just In Time For March Madness: Hannspree 55-inch Basketball TV

    Just In Time For March Madness: Hannspree 55-inch Basketball TV

    For all you Globetrotters out there who want a TV that belongs in an MTV Cribs episode, check out the Hannspree 55-inch Basketball TV. Its got all that you'd expect from an high-end LCD panel: 120 Hz, 1080p and 4 HDMI inputs. There's also a 28-inch basketball TV available. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Two different 42-inch TVs at Best Buy for $499 each

    CrunchDeals: Two different 42-inch TVs at Best Buy for $499 each

    Best Buy has not one, but two 42-inch TVs on sale for $498.99 each. If you prefer to go with a name brand, there’s the 720p Panasonic VIERA plasma. Otherwise, there’s a model of Best Buy’s house brand, Insignia: a 1080p LCD TV. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 40-inch 1080p TV for $499

    CrunchDeals: 40-inch 1080p TV for $499

    No doubt in an effort to get everyone to stay indoors all summer, Costco is selling a 40-inch 1080p LCD TV for just $499 after a $100 instant discount that runs until July 5th. The TV is a Proscan brand with a 1920x1080 resolution, 2000:1 contrast ratio, 550 cd/m2 brightness, and three HDMI inputs. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 37-inch 720p LCD TV for $398

    CrunchDeals: 37-inch 720p LCD TV for $398

    Here's a big TV for under $400. Best Buy is selling its house brand 37-inch Insignia 720p LCD TV for just $398, down from $600. Read More

  • Sony adds Slacker to BRAVIA Internet Video Link

    Sony adds Slacker to BRAVIA Internet Video Link

    Sony’s $300 Internet Video Link add-on box for BRAVIA-series TVs has recently added the Slacker streaming music service to the list of available channels. Also added was content from Howcast.com, a site that contains a series of user-generated how-to videos. Slacker ought to lend some good music features to Sony’s service and Howcast has won some awards from TIME and PC Magazine, so… Read More

  • Apple working on networked television sets?

    Apple working on networked television sets?

    Jason Calacanis apparently has it on good authority that Apple’s next big thing might be networked high-definition television sets — basically, a TV with all the Apple TV stuff already built into it. This actually makes a lot of sense, as Apple’s been pretty good at the whole digital content thing. It’s got iTunes onto most people’s computers and has made steady… Read More

  • Review: HDS-41Rv13 4-in-1 HDMI switcher

    Review: HDS-41Rv13 4-in-1 HDMI switcher

    My TV has two HDMI inputs but I have four HDMI-based entertainment devices I’d like to hook up to it. What’s a girl to do? Boy! I meant to say “boy” instead. Welcome to the exciting world of HDMI switchers! Today we’ll take a look at the HDS-41Rv13 HDMI switcher from RT COM. Read More

  • Samsung adds ATSC to three LCD monitors

    Samsung adds ATSC to three LCD monitors

    Samsung adds some over-the-air HD goodness to its line of LCD monitors with the 22-inch T220HD, 24-inch T240HD, and 26-inch T260HD, priced at $429, $549, and $599, respectively. All three models feature an integrated ATSC/ClearQAM tuner for watching over-the-air TV channels. The 24- and 26-inch versions each feature two HDMI inputs while the 22-inch model features just one. Contrast ratio for all… Read More

  • Olevia LCD TVs are no more, long live Olevia

    Olevia LCD TVs are no more, long live Olevia

    Olevia! O-le-via! Hard-hearted harbinger of TVs! Apparently it’s bad when a company’s stock loses more than 90% of its value within a single year. That’s what happened to Tempe, Arizona-based TV brand Olevia, who you might remember from such stores as “Sam’s Club” and “Costco,” among others. The Olevia brand was the property of Syntax-Brillian. The… Read More

  • Pioneer Elite Kuro PRO-111FD plasma HDTV reviewed

    Pioneer Elite Kuro PRO-111FD plasma HDTV reviewed

    The HD Guru recently reviewed the 50-inch Pioneer Elite Kuro PRO-111FD and, after putting the $5,000 premium plasma through its paces, called it “simply the best” HDTV he’s ever tested. Why so good, you ask? Well, the black levels are so dark that the HD Guru’s current test equipment couldn’t even measure them, the energy consumption levels are pretty admirable, and… Read More

 
  • Bravia J-series LCD TVs coming to Japan in March

    Bravia J-series LCD TVs coming to Japan in March

    Sony’s got some new Bravia LCD TVs hitting Japan in March. They’re not necessarily affordable, as a 20-incher will set you back over $1,000 according to SlashGear. There will also be a 26-inch version and a 32-inch version with prices topping out at just under $1,600. Sony’s similarly-configured S-series here in the US features a 26-inch TV for $699, by comparison. The J-series… Read More

  • Butterfingers? No problem. Butterface? Your call.

    Butterfingers? No problem. Butterface? Your call.

    As a Wii owner, I’ve been using the Wii-mote sans wrist strap since the thing snapped within a week of using it. Since then, never have I ever had a problem with accidentally hurtling it into my TV. However, that might be because after reading all the horror stories of Wii-punctured flat panels, I picked up a couple rubberized battery covers for some extra traction. The total out of pocket… Read More

  • Sony shrinks Bravia technology down to three inches

    Sony shrinks Bravia technology down to three inches

      If you live in Japan and you like mobile digital television, you’re probably going to think at least once (maybe twice) about Sony’s new little XDV-D500 handheld TV. It’s got a 3-inch screen and uses Sony’s Bravia technology to showcase some mighty fine moving picture elements via the “OneSeg” digital TV service in Japan. Read More

  • Sony to take rear projection division out behind the wood shed

    Sony to take rear projection division out behind the wood shed

    Sony wants out of the rear projection TV game and what Sony wants, Sony gets. Well, except for record-breaking sales of PS3 consoles — hay-oh! Still got it. Anyway, the move isn’t all that surprising as other TV manufacturers have made or likely will make the same decision. Sony actually has about 28 percent of the rear-projection market here in the US but it’ll trade it all in… Read More

  • CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: Insignia 26-inch 720p LCD HDTV for $399

    CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: Insignia 26-inch 720p LCD HDTV for $399

    After somehow destroying my 20-inch LCD TV in a cross-country move, I needed to face down the task of replacing it. I didn’t want to spend a ton of money and I didn’t need a huge TV but I did want something a little bigger than 20 inches. This TV has been a great replacement. There’s a built-in HD tuner, two HDMI connections, two component inputs, two composite inputs, VGA… Read More

  • Very expensive Sony OLED TV ready for pre-ordering

    Very expensive Sony OLED TV ready for pre-ordering

    Sure, it’s slim. The world’s slimmest, actually, at 3 millimeters. And the contrast ratio, wow. It’s high. A million to one. That’s 1000000:1. At $1800, though, is an 11-inch super bright, super slim TV with a 960×540 resolution and a digtial TV tuner worth it? I guess we’ll find out. It’s currently only available via Sony Japan (for 200,000 Yen) but I… Read More

  • This is how you sell LCD TVs

    This is how you sell LCD TVs

    That little peanut is holding a big TV. Either she’s freakishly strong or the TV itself is unbelievably light. Any proud owner of a handful of LCD TVs and monitors would tell you that they’re often heavier than they look. These new Hitachi units look light and probably are light. They make up the UT series and will come in 32-inch (end of the year), 37-, and 42-inch (both 2008) sizes. 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

  • New Thinner, Lighter Sharp Aquos LCDs Coming Soon

    New Thinner, Lighter Sharp Aquos LCDs Coming Soon

    The 1080p Sharp Aquos D64U series is about 25% thinner and 20% lighter than previous Aquos models. The new TVs have a subtle, understated look and will be available in 65-, 52-, 46-, and 42-inch screen sizes. Recessed speakers and side terminals will make wall mounting easier. Using Sharp’s Advanced Super View (ASV) technology, the LCDs achieve a 10,000:1 contrast ratio and a 4ms response… Read More