• Panasonic Shows First Gesture-Controlled TV

    Panasonic today announced [JP] what it says is the world’s first gesture-controlled TV, meaning the device doesn’t require you to use the remote control or touch the screen (at least for basic operations). Instead, you can change channels by waving your hand to the right or left in front of the display (if you’re 5-10cm away), thanks to the 2 motion sensors the TV comes with. Read More

  • Mitsubishi Shows LCD TV With Red Laser Backlight

    Mitsubishi Electric yesterday showed a “Laser Backlight LCD TV” [JP] the company plans to release within this year. At the press conference in Tokyo, Mitsubishi showcased a 46-inch prototype TV with a red laser and a cyan LED integrated into the backlight unit. Read More

  • MiniStation: Stick Buffalo's New HDD Onto The Back Of Your TV

    It’s hard to “innovate” when you’re a maker of hard discs, but Japanese company Buffalo had an idea: why not offer a model users can stick to the back of the TV? The so-called MiniStation [JP] is supposed to make it possible to record programs directly onto the HDD via USB (if supported by the TV) and save some space at the same time. Read More

  • Sony Announces 3 New BRAVIA TVs (That Are Not 3D)

    Sony announced [JP] three new BRAVIA-branded TVs today, and – big surprise – none of them are 3D-capable. The main selling point here is that all models come with a built-in 500GB HDD and allow users to transfer content from the hard disc to external HDDs via USB. Read More

  • Toshiba's Naked-Eye 3D TVs Aren't Selling Well (In Japan)

    Nobody wants TVs requiring glasses to view pictures in 3D, and as it turns out, even glasses-free 3D TVs don’t sell like hot cakes. Case in point: Toshiba’s naked-eye 3D REGZA TVs (a 12- and a 20-incher) that went on sale in Japan a couple of weeks ago. According to Bloomberg, Toshiba clearly missed their initial monthly sales target of 1,000 units of each model. Read More

  • Panasonic Floods Japan With 10 New 3D TVs

    Panasonic has announced [JP] a total of ten new 3D TVs yesterday, two LCDs and eight plasmas. The LCD TVs will be part of the VIERA DT3 series, while the plasma models will be branded as VT3, GT3 and ST3 (glasses are required to view pictures in 3D for all of these displays). Read More

  • 57% Of Blu-ray Recorders, 23% Of Large-Screen TVs Sold In Japan Are Now 3D

    Japan is probably one of the markets with the highest penetration of 3D electronics currently. Tokyo-based research firm BCN [JP] today said that a whopping 56.8% of Blu-ray recorders shipped in the country last month were 3D-compatible, up from just 6.7% in September. Pictured above is the BD-AV70, a 3D-enabled Blu-ray recorder Sharp currently sells in Japan. Read More

  • Report: America Will Get Toshiba's Naked-Eye 3D TVs Soon

    Do you remember Toshiba’s glasses-free 3D TV we’ve spent quite a few posts on recently? The TVs, which were introduced last October and went on sale in Japan two weeks ago, will come to the US (plus Europe and China) soon, according to Reuters. A Toshiba representative is quoted as saying that consumers in these regions won’t get the relatively small 12- and 20-inch TVs… Read More

  • That Naked-Eye 3D TV From Toshiba Goes On Sale Tomorrow (In Japan)

    Do you remember those spectacular glasses-free 3D REGZA TVs Toshiba announced back in October? Two models, a 12- and a 20-incher, were announced for a December release (in Japan), and tomorrow the smaller one (pictured) will finally go on sale. Read More