The Daily Raff: ISE 2024 Day 2 Thoughts

January 31, 2024

Hello, everyone! Welcome to ISE 2024 and therefore, your ISE 2024 Day Two Daily Raff article. I’ll be honest. Today, I mostly ran around the show floor (quite frequently between Halls 3 and 5) and GOOD LORD. Hall 3 was so packed, you couldn’t move. It was almost like a general admission concert. And maybe […]

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LG Display to Supply High-End TV Panels to Samsung Electronics — What Does This Mean?

May 19, 2023

In a wild twist of fate, Reuters is reporting that, “South Korea’s LG Display Co Ltd (034220.KS) will start supplying high-end TV panels to Samsung Electronic Co Ltd (005930.KS) from as early as this quarter, three sources said, in a deal that would help the loss-making flat-screen maker turn profitable.” Well, what do we have […]

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How MicroLED Is Set to Change Screen Technology in the Home — The Emerging $50 Billion Opportunity

October 5, 2021

By: Ted Romanowitz Futuresource Consulting MicroLED is on track to displace LCD and OLED in consumer TV applications. That’s according to a new MicroLED report from Futuresource Consulting, which predicts global players will invest more than $10 billion into the technology over the next few years, creating a $50 billion + cumulative market opportunity over the […]

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Growth Opportunities Lie Ahead for Pro Displays After an Unprecedented Year

March 3, 2021

By Matthew Rubin Futuresource Consulting The past year has been one of the most volatile on record for the professional displays industry. As COVID-19 spread across the globe, supply chains were interrupted and end-user demand plummeted in some of the biggest markets. Add into the mix the increasing appeal of LED, which makes it a […]

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Is This the Beginning of the End for LCD Video Walls?

March 30, 2020

By Graham Cooke Futuresource Consulting Last week, Samsung Displays (DID) announced that it is to end production of LCD video wall displays on July 31, 2020. As one of the largest panel providers in the industry, Samsung DID’s decision to exit LCD video wall panel production has generated shockwaves, but it also presents significant opportunities […]

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JVC Debuts Line of 4K HDR LCD Monitors

April 9, 2018

JVC Professional Video today announced two new series of studio LCD monitors for 4K workflows. Available in two models, the DT‑U series provides native 4K resolution with 10-bit color depth and HDR compatibility. Dubbed the DT‑G series, all of them handle 4K and 2K sources. The 28-inch DT-U28U and 31.5-inch DT-U31U feature native 4K LCD panels with 3840×2160 resolution, […]

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Resolution: The Wrong Spec

July 6, 2017

I was talking to a friend and industry colleague the other day who was a little frustrated with the way a recent project had gone. The AV design included a large 1.9 mm dot pitch direct view LED screen in a large presentation space.  Based on viewing distances from the seated positions in the room, […]

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Of Pies and Flat Panels: Sharp’s New Recipe

August 9, 2015

Humor me for a minute. Imagine you own a cherry company that has a cherry orchard and makes cherry pie.  The upside is that people like the pie, they recognize your brand, and they buy it frequently. There is a problem though.  It costs a lot to grow your own cherries.  In fact, you have […]

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Can Ultra-Slim LCD TV Compete With OLED TV?

July 20, 2015

By Jimmy Kim DisplaySearch Ultra-slim has become a main feature for mobile PCs, and TVs are also trying to capitalize on this trend. Recently, Sony officially launched its Bravia X900C and X910C series LCD TVs described as having “ultra-thin floating styles” with only 4.9 mm thickness. With OLED TV being promoted with under 5.0 mm […]

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Is Quantum Dot the Next Step in LCD TV Evolution?

August 7, 2014

By Yoonsung Chung DisplaySearch As the LCD industry matures and standardizes, industry players find it harder to differentiate. At the same time, AMOLED is competing in key markets such as smartphone and tablet PC displays, in part due to their color performance. One response to this situation is adoption of quantum dots, which promise high […]

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As TV Makers Exit Plasma, Can They Make Up For It With LCD?

July 8, 2014

By Ken Park DisplaySearch The recent announcement by Samsung SDI that it will end plasma display panel (PDP) manufacturing this year also speculated that LG Electronics will shut its PDP business due to low demand, which would leave COC (Changhong) as the sole remaining plasma TV manufacturer. Earlier this year, NPD DisplaySearch predicted the demise […]

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NPD DisplaySearch: LCD TV Growth Improving, As Plasma and CRT TV Disappear

April 25, 2014

Since reaching a peak in 2011, the global TV market has seen continuous declines, falling by 6 percent in 2012 and by 3 percent in 2013. LCD TV shipment growth fell into single digits in 2011, experienced its first decline in 2012, and grew by only 2 percent in 2013, which was not enough to […]

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Epson Now Holds 39 Percent of Projector Market Share in U.S.

March 25, 2014

According to PMA Research, Epson continues to hold the number one position in North America for 2013 with a market share of 39 percent, representing a five-point increase year-over-year. With positive revenue growth four years in a row, Epson had the largest total revenue increase in the North American projector market in 2013 with a […]

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Weekly Wrap-Up: March 21, 2014

March 21, 2014

We’ve rounded up the stories you can’t miss from this week. There’s some InfoComm news with the introduction of it’s InfoComm Connections, Yamaha Corporation Acquired Revolabs, we reported about Sony’s new VPL-FHZ55 – the industry’s first (and still only) 100% Laser-based light sourced projector and LCD has won the DLP vs. LCD projection technology question. […]

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And The Winner Is: LCD

March 21, 2014

In the industry’s first-ever independent survey asking AV’ers which projection technology, LCD or DLP, they prefer, LCD has won in a big way. We will do this survey annually in the future, so we’ll see how it evolves over time. Our February survey was pretty simple — Which technology do you prefer: LCD or DLP, […]

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INFOGRAPHIC | DLP vs. LCD Projector Preference

March 21, 2014

In the industry’s first-ever independent survey asking AV’ers which projection technology, LCD or DLP, they prefer, LCD has won in a big way. We will do this survey annually in the future, so we’ll see how it evolves over time. Have you seen our article on Sony’s new Laser Projection Technology? No? Well, you should read […]

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The Display Industry Faces Some Serious Challenges

June 3, 2013

By Chris Chinnock DisplayDaily Having just returned from SID Display Week in Vancouver, I am both encouraged by the continual innovation and progress of display and related technologies, but troubled by many other factors that will affect the health of the display industry. And I am certainly not alone in this conclusion as many, many […]

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CES Surprise: Two Advanced LCD Technologies Appear in Soon-to-Ship Consumer TV Sets

January 10, 2013

Without prior fanfare — or even prior leaks — two advanced LCD technologies appeared in TV sets shown at CES in Las Vegas. Sets with one or another of the technologies will be available this year. The technology that will be the more widely distributed of the two will appear in many Sony Bravia models. […]

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Sharp to Ship 90-Inch LCD in March

January 10, 2013

We’re only days away from the launch of the Sharp PN-R903 90″ class (90-1/16″ diagonal), the largest LED backlit LCD in the world. When set to portrait mode, the PN-R903 stands an amazing 6 feet 8 inches tall, creating imagery that is literally life-size. That’s the equivalent of a 2×2 video wall using two 46″ […]

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LCD TV Shipment Growth to Improve in 2012, Driven by 40” and Larger Sizes

January 5, 2012

Consumer demand for TVs has been softer than expected in 2011, but is showing signs of improvement late in the year. However, inventory pressure plagued the industry through much of early 2011 and led to a sharp reduction in shipments to retailers. The result is that global TV unit shipments are expected to rise only […]

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Sharp Unveils 70″ LED-Backlit LCD

January 3, 2012

Today Sharp introduced the new PN-E702, a 70” LED-backlit 1080p LCD that’s specified at 450 cd/m2 brightness and 4000:1 contrast ratio. Integrated with an OPS slot for digital signage players and 7-watt speakers, Sharp is aiming this at two specific markets — as a replacement for front screen projectors in meeting rooms and as a […]

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LCD Prices Plunge in Q4

January 2, 2012

According to the latest NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly TV Cost and Price Forecast Model, average U.S. street prices for all LCD TV sizes up to 46” will be below $1,000 for the first time, and all 32”, including high frame-rate LED models, will be below $500. Many other pricing milestones will be reached during the holiday […]

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Sharp Shows New Thin Bezel LCD for Video Wall Applications

Christie Announces New Widescreen LCD Projectors

June 21, 2010

Christie added two new LCD projectors to its extensive product line-up at InfoComm 2010 — the LWU420 and the LW555. The LWU420 targets ProAV users who need WUXGA high resolution and the LW555 fills the need for an affordable WXGA high brightness widescreen projector. The Christie LWU420 is a 4200-lumen projector with WUXGA (1920×1200) resolution, […]

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Runco Intros Outdoor LCD TVs

June 17, 2010

Runco has announced the addition of two new flat panel outdoor LCD displays to its Climate Portfolio weatherproof series: the CP-42HD and CP-52HD. Both HD displays offer a weatherproof cabinet, optional Runco ColourPalette custom finish options and Runco says they can handle temperatures and climates in all 50 states of the US. The 1080p native […]

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Sanus Shows Even Thinner Tilt Mount for LCDs

June 1, 2010

Sanus Systems has an even thinner mount for LCD TVs in the new VLT15 Super Slim Tilting Mount — placing LCD, plasma and LED TVs just .82″ from the wall and allows up to 10° of tilting capability. Geez… Featured on the VLT15 is the Adjustable Virtual Axis tilting technology, making the VLT15 the only […]

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Sharp Finally Ships Long-Awaited Four-Color, 3D LCD TV

May 12, 2010

Sharp Corporation has developed what they are claiming as the world’s first four-primary-color 3D LCD TV. Obviously requiring you to wear special 3D glasses, the 3D LCDs use a system based on time-sequential display technology with special active LC (liquid crystal) shutters in the glasses. In this system, images intended for the left and right […]

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Primeview Launches Open-Frame LCD for Integrating into DS Kiosks

May 7, 2010

Dubbed the PRV46OPFDID, Primeview’s latest customizable LCD monitor is a 46” 1080p native HD monitor that’s rated at 700 nits brightness (although, it’s likely a bit less than that) and includes RS232 as well as network control options. It’s designed as an OEM monitor frame that can be integrated into custom KIOSK designs for both […]

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Sony’s Latest 40″ LCD Touts Low Power Consumption

April 9, 2010

Dubbed the FWDS42E1, Sony’s newest 42” LCD panel is a native 1920×1080 resolution display that’s designed for 24/7/365 operation in both portrait and landscape mounting configurations.  At a list price of $1950, it claims to be one of the lowest power consumption LCDs on the market at 98 watts typical (hmmm…) operation and 0.5-watts in […]

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NEC Launches 70″ LCD

April 1, 2010

NEC’s newest LCD monitor is in the form of the P701 – a 70″, 1080p pro-grade flat-screen that’s designed for commercial applications.  Capable of being tiled (10×10) for staging applications, the P701 is network-controlled or RS 232, includes DVI, VGA and HDMI ports, can be mounted horizontally or vertically and is specified at 600 cd/m2. […]

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Will Skype-Embedded LCD HDTVs Have An Impact on the VTC Market?

February 22, 2010

Did you know that Skype embedded HDTVs are a few months away from shipping?  Skype has signed a deal with LG and Panasonic to integrate their videoconferencing technology into future HDTVs.  Skype’s service integrated into the LCDs would allow for free video calls with other Skype users – and may even be compatible with 3rd […]

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Skype-Embedded LCD TVs

February 15, 2010

Skype has signed a deal with LG and Panasonic to integrate their videoconferencing technology into future HDTVs.  Skype’s service integrated into the LCDs would allow for free video calls with other Skype users – and may even be compatible with 3rd party videoconferencing services like those from Polycom and Cisco – in addition to Apple’s […]

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