• New chip to boost image quality of cheap TVs

    In case you can afford an LCD TV but not one of the good ones (I, for example, still have my Sony CRT-TV from 2004), Mitsumi Electric‘s new solution might be of interest to you. The company, which is known for manufacturing controllers for video game consoles, is developing an IC chip that can boost the sharpness of images LCD TVs produce. Read More

  • Better LCD TVs? New CCFL backlights to compete with LEDs

    Japan’s Sanken Electric has developed a new type of cold cathode fluorescent lamp (CCFL) backlight for LCD TVs that’s as power-efficient as LED backlights but is supposedly up to 60% cheaper to mass-produce. Approximately 90% of all LCD TVs currently on the market have CCFL backlights. A 32-inch LCD TV usually requires six CCFL tubes, but Sanken says their new lamps are so… Read More

  • Toshiba finally dates and prices flagship TV "Cell REGZA 55X1"

    Toshiba has been announcing LCD TVs based on the Cell processor (which is a key element in the PS3, for instance) for quite some time now, but now we finally have an official press release [JP] revealing a date and price for the first model. The TV is called Cell REGZA 55X1, it’s going to be released this Thursday (in Japan) and it will cost a lot: $11,230. Read More

  • Report: Sony and Sharp shake hands in another LCD TV deal

    Globally speaking, there is one clear leader in the LCD TV business: Samsung. The company commands a 23.2% share in this segment, with Sony (13.7%) and Sharp (7%) almost hopelessly behind (according to DisplaySearch). So in June this year already, Sony and Sharp inked a joint venture deal to produce LCD TVs together. And today, the Nikkei (Japan’s biggest business publication), reports… Read More

  • Hitachi announces 5 full HD TVs with built-in 500GB HDD

    There is a clear trend in Japan, where all the relevant new TVs come from, and that’s building devices to store programs into the hardware itself, i.e. HDDs or Blu-ray recorders. Mitsubishi appears to be especially radical in this respect, announcing a TV with both a built-in Blu-ray recorder and HDD just last week. And today Hitachi followed up by adding a total of two new LCDs and… Read More

  • Sharp and Mitsubishi to out new HDTVs in Japan

    Both Sharp and Mitsubishi have announced new LCD TVs for the Japanese market, and both devices seem to be pretty interesting. They will be available over here as early as next month, with neither Sharp nor Mitsubishi having said anything about an international release yet. Read More

  • Sharp announces a bunch of new AQUOS LCD TVs (D series)

    Sharp Japan today announced the AQUOS LCD TV D series [JP,] consisting of a total of four new models sized between 32 and 52 inches. The TVs will hit stores in Nippon June 10th with Sharp yet to reveal their international distribution plans. Read More

  • Victor JVC to roll out a 46-inch 3D LCD (but it costs $7,000)

    Victor JVC today announced the GD-463D10 for the Japanese market [JP], a 46-inch full HD LCD TV with a 3D function. But it’s not necessarily suitable to watch Jaws 3D on the device. Victor JVC is targeting mainly businesses, research facilities and medical institutions, promising superior picture quality and a good 3D feeling. Read More

  • Toshiba Japan rolls out new LED backlit Regza LCD TVs

    Toshiba announced a total of 10 new full HD Regza LCD TVs in Japan yesterday [JP]. The company just recently said it decided to step up production of LCD TVs. It’s new LCD TVs are marketed as the “Z series”, the ZX8000, ZH8000 and Z8000. They will be sold in Japan starting April 25 through July this year. Read More

  • AQUOS A: Sharp to roll out "green" AQUOS LCD TVs

    Sharp Japan announced three new “green” AQUOS LCD TVs today [JP], the so-called AQUOS A series, which follows the BD and E series. The new models come in three different sizes: 40 inches (LC-40AE6), 46 inches (LC-46AE6) and 52 inches (LC-52AE6). All TVs feature full HD resolution. Read More

  • Sony presents extra-sturdy LCD TV (video)

    Sony Japan has announced the GXD-L65H1 today [JP], a 65-inch LCD TV that’s supposed to be extra-sturdy. The company hopes the rain- and dustproof TV (that fulfills the IP54 standard) will be used in rain stations and sports stadiums. Read More

  • CEATEC 2008: Hitachi showcases superthin LCD TV

    At CEATEC 2008, Hitachi is displaying a full HD LCD TV whose thinnest part is just 15mm thick. The 37-inch screen is the successor model of a 32-inch TV (thickness: 19mm) the company showcased at last year’s exhibition. At this point, the new TV with a response time of 6ms and a color reproduction range standing at 152% of the HDTV specifications is just a prototype (as are many… Read More

  • IFA 2008: Sharp claims thinnest TV body, dated Blu-ray player, one other LCD TV

    And the IFA 2008 news keeps rolling along with an ultra-thin LCD from Sharp that’s 2.3cm thick. The 100Hz AQUOS XS1 will be available in 52- and 65-inch sets and features 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio and 6ms response time. The latest AQUOS display is full HD and comes equipped with a detachable 2.1-channel speaker system. Read More

  • Sony presents world's slimmest LCD HDTV

    Sony presented a number of new Bravia full HD LCD TVs [JP] today in Japan but the KDL-40ZX1 stands out as the world’s slimmest LCD HDTV (thickness: 9.9mm). The TV, which is only available in a 40-inch version, comes with a contrast ratio of 3,000:1, LED backlighting, 120Hz MotionFlow technology, a viewing angle of 178°, BRAVIA Engine 2 image processing, acTVila video on demand web… Read More

  • Vizio's got some cheap 'n decent HDTVs for you

    If you’re like me, you’re extremely cheap. And that means you put off buying everything until it’s ridiculously low-priced or used. That means waiting a long time usually, but the payoff is that you get everything those other jokers got, plus more, for a quarter of the price. For instance: this Vizio 32-inch 720p plasma costs $600, exactly a quarter what my parents paid for… Read More

  • New Hello Kitty HD-TV unveiled in Japan

    Yesterday Japanese company Uniden announced [JP] it will start shipping a new 19-inch LCD-TV featuring the Sanrio character Hello Kitty from the middle of July. The TL19TX1 offers extra-low power consumption (72kWH per year), a resolution of 1440×810, a contrast ratio of 1,000:1 and 300cd/m² brightness. The device is equipped with a digital TV tuner, 2 speakers (3W each) and… Read More

  • Sony's new LCD TV features the world's highest level of energy efficiency

    Today Sony Japan presented their new 32-inch Bravia LCD TV [JP], claiming it’s the world’s most energy-efficient LCD screen of that size. The KDL-32JE1 consumes just 89W of electricity per year (momentary power consumption), which translates to a 232% efficiency rating the TV got from the Energy Conservation Center of Japan (ECCJ). Usually, a figure of 164% is enough to earn… Read More

  • Panasonic readying its 100Hz TVs

    I saw some of these high-frequency LCD TVs at CES, and while Panasonic’s weren’t at the time the most impressive ones I saw (some smaller company had a better picture), the technology actually does work. It takes your source video and processes it in real time, adding intermediate frames where it thinks there is jutter, jerky movement, that sort of thing. The first generation is… Read More

  • JVC P-Series LCD TVs with TeleDock

    Product Name: JVC P-Series LCD TVs with TeleDock
    Description: This line of LCD TVs include a fold down iPod dock. The new JVC P-Series includes the 32-inch LT-32P679, 42-inch LT-42P789, 47-inch LT-47P789 and the 52-inch LT-52P789. The LT-32P679 is a 768p model, while the others offer 1080p resolution. When an iPod is docked, a menu appears on the TV screen for selecting music, music shuffle… Read More

  • Video CrunchDeal: Insignia 26" LCD HDTV for $379.99 I own this TV. When I bought it I thought it was a steal at $399. It’s now $379. Regular price is $549. The deal ends Wednesday so if you’re in the market for a good TV, this is it. Best Buy’s Insignia brand TVs are made by LG, from what I’ve heard. Enjoy! Insignia 26" 720p… Read More