JVC Debuts Line of 4K HDR LCD Monitors


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


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


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


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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Sharp Unveils 70″ LED-Backlit LCD


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


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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Runco Intros Outdoor LCD TVs


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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NEC Launches 70″ LCD


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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Skype-Embedded LCD TVs


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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Mitsubishi Integrates VUDU Into Entire LCD Line


At CES last week, Mitsubishi announced that their entire line of Internet-enabled televisions in 2010 will be integrating VUDU Apps, a platform for the delivery of Internet entertainment services.  The lineup of VUDU Apps on Mitsubishi televisions will feature the VUDU Streaming Movie Service, the leading HD on-demand movie service available today, which is currently […]

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AGL Launches Outdoor LCDs


As LCD monitors become more commoditized, there is an increasing demand for applying them as advertising display media and digital signage applications.  But, not all LCDs are created equal – no one would use a consumer panel for a DS vertical display application, for example. And, although there are plenty of niche so-called high-end LCD […]

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NEC to Stay in Flat Screen LCD Market

Contrary to popular belief (and rumors abounding on the Internet), NEC is staying in the 30+ inch LCD display market.  With their eyes squarely aimed both the Digital Signage and the ProAV markets, NEC has a comprehensive strategy that they unveiled to rAVe recently.  Although we are not able to talk about it, yet, we […]

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VIZIO Expands to 55″ LCD

VIZIO debuted a 55” LCD that is specified as a 240Hz, 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, 1080p LCD at CES.  Although not known as a high-end player, VIZIO is certainly a leader in technology in getting new features and functions out there quickly and efficiently into the market.   They also debuted new 42” and 47” models with […]

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