• 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

  • Panasonics New VIERA TV Lets You Record Full HD Content On SD Cards

    Panasonic Japan announced [JP] the TH-L42G3 today, a new VIERA TV whose unique point is that it lets you record content in full HD resolution directly on SD cards. The 42-inch, full HD LCD TV supports SD, SDHC (up to 32GB) and SDXC cards (up to 64GB). Read More

  • Power TV: Toshiba Announces Battery-Powered LCD TVs

    Innovation in the TV space isn’t just about 3D these days. Toshiba today announced [press release in English] the so-called Power TV series, whose most interesting range (the PC1) consists of two devices. What’s special is that the PC1 Power TVs feature an integrated battery – a world’s first, according to Toshiba. Read More

  • Panasonic To Start Selling 103-Inch 3D Display For $100,000

    Are you a fan of big displays, and maybe 3D? And do you happen to have $100,000 to spare? Then the TH-P103MT2 might be something for you, a 103-inch plasma screen Panasonic announced [JP] today for the Japanese market (yes, for that price). It’s based on a 103-inch TV showed back in 2008 (the TH-103PZ800), but this new model comes with 3D on board. Read More

  • First Sales Numbers Of 3D TVs And 3D PCs In Japan

    We reported back in August about how Japanese consumers reacted to the first 3D TVs Sony and Panasonic released this summer, and now the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA) has released the first detailed sales numbers. Read More

  • 72 inches: LG Announces World's Biggest 3D TV With LED Backlight [Update]

    Another day, another 3D TV-related news item. Today, it’s LG, which just announced [KR] what they say is the world’s biggest, commercially available 3D TV. Sized at 72 inches, the Infinia 72LEX9 is apparently available from today in Korea, and it features a number of impressive specs. Read More

  • CEATEC 2010: Toshiba's Naked-Eye 3D TVs Up And Close (Video)

    There’s one company that won the CEATEC this year: Toshiba. Sure, their Android tablet is nice and all, but it’s nothing special. But what is attracting hundreds and hundreds of people to the Toshiba booth is the two naked-eye 3D TVs the company recently announced, the first of their kind. While all big electronics makers try to push their 3D TVs that require glasses, Toshiba… Read More

  • Toshiba To Sell Glasses-Free 3D REGZA TV In December (In Japan)

    The rumors we blogged about in August proved to be true: Toshiba has been working on the development of a glasses-free 3D TV, and they are ready to sell it as early as December this year (in Japan, at least). The company today announced [JP] there will be two versions of the so-called “Glass-less REGZA 3D TV”, the 20-inch 20GL1 and the 12-inch 12GL1. Read More

  • Sharp Announces Two New 3D TVS With Built-In 3D Blu-Ray Recorder

    Another day, another new 3D TV announcement. This time, it’s two new models coming [press release in English] from Sharp Japan, the 46-inch LC-46LB3 and the 52-inch LC-52LB3. The TVs of the AQUOS Quattron series feature a built-in Blu-ray recorder, which are 3D-enabled, too. Read More

  • Video: Toshiba Showcases Glasses-Free 3D Display

    If there’s one thing that can help 3D pave the way to the main stream in consumer electronics (apart from lower prices), then it’s naked-eye 3D screens. What’s the current situation? Nintendo’s 3DS will have one, Hitachi has shown one, and NEC has been working on it, too. Sharp prepares a model for e-readers and tablets and announced a glasses-free 3D smartphone for… Read More

  • 3D Computers And TVs: Sony Reveals Future 3D Strategy

    Among all major electronics manufacturers, Sony is betting especially high on 3D. And the two main areas for the future 3D-fication of the company are TVs and computers, it seems. Big S yesterday announced in Tokyo that by the end of 2011, almost all of their TVs sized 40 inches and larger will be 3D-enabled. Read More

  • Video: Panasonic's Cool Augmented Reality-Powered Promo Campaign

    For quite a few people, Augmented Reality (AR) is just a fad that will be over rather sooner than later. Things are a little different in Japan where Panasonic is currently in the news for a unique promotion campaign that’s based on that technology (for 3D VIERA TVs). Read More