• LG has two new wide-widescreen LCDs

    If you are looking at your monitor right now thinking, “Man I wish this widescreen was even wider”, you’re in luck. LG is launching two stretched LCD’s today with screen sizes of 38-inches (M3800S-BN) and 29-inches (M2900S-BN). The new displays can be mounted horizontally or vertically, have a 1000:1 contrast ratio, and a 9ms response time. The resolution of the 38-inch… Read More

  • LG displays two-sided LCD display

    LG is unveiling a new display in Asia this week that could have pretty obvious applications for mobile devices if it goes into production. It’s an un-backlit, transparent LCD display, more like a window than a screen. Imagine if your flip phone had the same display inside and out, literally. That’s the idea with this new technology. No word on when we’ll see it implemented, if… Read More

  • Japanese joint venture project paves way for ultrathin gadgets

    A joint venture project carried by a number of Japanese Tech powerhouses like Matsushita, Sharp, Toshiba and Hitachi apparently developed a technology to integrate system chips into LCD panels. Japanese media today report that researchers managed to embed the electronic circuits of chips with glass sheets used for LCD screens, resulting in a device just 0.7 mm thick. The technology is said… Read More

  • Poor economy leads to increase in CRT sales: Plasma, LCD too expensive

    The dreadful economy has led to an increase in the number of inexpensive picture tube TVs sold. Likewise, sales of LCDs and plasmas—”dude check out my flat screen”—have flatlined. I guess people value eating and paying the rent/mortgage more than watching “My Name is Earl” in HD. These numbers come from DisplaySearch, a research outfit that tracks and… Read More

  • Samsung's 82-inch LED-backlit LCD

    There’s some sort of display exposition happening in Los Angeles right now, where Samsung showed off an 82-inch LED-backlit ultra high-definition LCD. Yes, that’s it up there; it’s magnificent. The monitor, no surprise, has that 120Hz thing going on. The rest is trade-pub banter that bores everyone. via TV Snob Read More

  • Samsung's "high bright" LCDs are the opposite of Pioneer's "absolute black"

    Yesterday we reported on some Pioneer TVs and monitors called KUROs, the goal of which was to provide the blackest blacksyet available on a display. Samsung is going the other direction, creating a panel 3 times brighter than a typical LCD display. They also have an insanely wide viewing angle (178 degrees, I dare say that is the maximum) and are intended for signage, wall displays, and… Read More

  • Plasma shipments up this year, but you'll have to go abroad to even notice

    Apparently plasma TVs are no longer the “it” girl of the tech world, at least not here in the Shining City on a Hill. Shipments of plasma panels increased by 53 percent Q1 2008 compared to Q1 2007, but you’re not likely to notice unless you’re in China or Latin America, where plasma is more popular than LCD. Why is LCD more popular than plasma here? A big reason is… Read More

  • Big, cheap OLED displays mainstream by 2009-2010

    It’s just a matter of time before you’ll be able to point at friends, family, and co-workers and laugh at them about how stupid their LCD monitors look compared to your sweet active-matrix OLED monitor. According to DigiTimes, Samsung’s betting that its active-matrix OLED (AMOLED) production should reach economies of scale by the end of next year, with 3 million panels… Read More

  • HP, DreamWorks develop 30-bit LED-backlit LCD

    HP and DreamWorks, two titans of something, have joined forces, not unlike Voltron, to develop a new LED-backlit LCD technology that “provides accurate, predictable color and a simple color management process.” Let me translate. You know how when you view an LCD sometimes colors will look different depending where on the panel they are? I guess that’s a big enough problem… Read More

  • Papa NEC's got a brand new 22.5" 120Hz LCD HDTV

    This is a nice-looking piece of tech, but I’m afraid it’s not high resolution enough to be a desktop monitor, and it’s a bit small to be a main TV. That said, it’s got the 120Hz technology that everyone’s excited about (I don’t really trust the interpolation yet but hey), 1920×1080, and pretty great color reproduction. Great for a smaller apartment… Read More

  • Upcoming Sony LCD HDTVs specs' leaked: LED backlighting in the works

    Springtime doesn’t just bring flowers, short shorts and silly Red Sox pranks. No ma’am, it also brings new information on HDTVs that will be released throughout the year. Someone at BGR got a hold of Sony’s HDTV roadmap for its LCD lineup and it looks like the XBR6, XBR7 and XBR8 will getting a little more than a new coat of paint, the XBR8 especially. Let’s start… Read More

  • Sony to launch HDTV with BD recording

    At a press conference in Taipei last week Sony president and Electronics CEO Ryoji Chubachi announced that Sony would integrate BD recording drives into LCD HDTVs. DVD and BD currently account for about 80% and 20%, respectively, of global demand for movie discs, Chubachi indicated. The new BD devices to be offered by Sony include models integrating an HD LCD TV with BD recording… Read More

  • Escape the tyranny of symmetry with this BenQ monitor

    As we all know, in the future things will by asymmetrical and cool, not round and perfect with rings like the Jetsons. BenQ is leading the charge on this front, although I think their claims of the monitor sharing “the aerodynamic curves of the B-2 stealth bomber” are exaggerated. Its specs though seem genuine and excellent: 2ms grey-to-grey response time, 4000:1… Read More

  • 16:9 LCD monitors from Taiwan, with love

    I’m sure there’s an excellent reason why my great Dell monitor has a 16:10 aspect ratio, when so many things are actually 16:9. But while I kind of like the little black bars when I’m watching shows and movies on it, it just seems kind of odd that they would make it so close, and yet not that most common of aspect ratios. Well, AU Optronics is manufacturing some 16:9… Read More

  • NEC has those new LCD monitors you asked for, sir

    I had an NEC CRT monitor for years and it never did me wrong. Got it with my first Alienware system in late 2000 and it stuck with me till I got my Dell LCD (It was just time) and even now I look back on it with fondness. So I can recommend NEC as a brand but I can’t speak just yet to the quality of their LCD monitors. The specs look good, though: 16:10 wide screen, 5ms response time… Read More

  • Sharp announces world's thinnest TV

    Photo courtesy of Akihabara. In the never ending race to produce the TV, Sharp has taken a slight edge over its Japanese and Korean counterparts. The AQUOS X-series, announced today, comes in 37-, 42- and 46-inch models that are 1.35-inches thin. The LCDs are of the 120Hz, 1080p blend with a contrast ratio of 15,000:1 with 12-bit BDE color. They also include a 3-way 8-speaker system with… Read More

  • Sony Bravias up the yin yang

    KDL-37XBR6 Sony dropped 17 Bravias today and I’m far too tired to point out all the specifics. I’m sorry but it’s been a long day so far and we’re not even half done. Check out the full list after the break. A quick glance tells me there isn’t anything extraordinarily special. Just 1080p and 720p sets wrapped in an attractive package. Sizes range from 17- to… Read More

  • CES 2008: Samsung Series 6, Series 7 LCDs, now with red trim

    [photopress:LN40A750T_LN46A750T_LN52A750T_LN65A750T.jpg,full,center] Product Name: Samsung Series 6 and Series 7 LCD HDTVs
    Description: Samsung’s latest LCD HDTVs, now with red trim
    Price: TBA
    In-store date: March 2008
    Site: Samsung LCD HDTVs
    Why it’s cool: Because Samsung usually makes pretty OK LCDs. I have one. My father has one. These new TVs eschew with the blue trim and now… Read More

  • Toshiba makes watching DVDs easier with a cornucopia of options

    Toshiba realizes their folly with HD DVD so they’re trying to make up for it with a wide variety of DVD players, portable DVD players and LCD TV/DVD combos. First up is the 22-inch widescreen LCD with 1680×1050 resolution and a contrast ratio of 1000:1. Response time is a blazing 5ms with HDMI and PC inputs as well as a thin chassis depth of 2.95-inches. It also supports WMA, MP3… Read More

  • Toshiba announces four REGZA LCDs, one AV500

    Product Name:AV500, REGZA: CV510, RV530, XV540, XF550 Description: The AV500 series ranges from 19- to 42-inches and features 720p resolution. DynaLight ups the dynamic backlight control for the blackest black you’ve ever seen and has built-in ATSC/QAM digital tuning. Each model includes HDMI and PC inputs. Read More