• Toshiba to roll out REGZA TVs with built-in Blu-ray players

    Toshiba’s first Blu-ray recorders are on their way, and the company also announced [JP] new TVs with built-in Blu-ray players today. While these TVs are nothing new (in Japanese stores, at least), it’s the first time for Toshiba to offer devices like this. A recording function would have made sense, but you can only watch Blu-rays on the TVs. At least, it’s possible to… Read More

  • Epson to mass-produce world's first HTPS-TFT panel

    Epson today in Japan said it has begun mass-production of the world’s first HTPS-TFT panel (press release in English) boasting WUXGA resolution (1,920 x 1,200 pixels). HTPS stands for high-temperature polysilicon. The company is said to be investing heavily into this technology. Read More

  • Sanyo's New 42-Inch LCD Can Brave the Elements

    The Sanyo CE42LM4WPR is a 42-inch LCD display that bears at least one major difference from its brethren: it’s weatherproof. That’s right, the CE42LM4WPR has an IP56 weather-resistant certification, meaning it can withstand various outdoor hazards that typical electronics don’t find agreeable. Not only can it stand up to humidity, it can deal with blasts from “strong… Read More