Waiting for the Apple iWatch

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By Charles Annis DisplaySearch Apple’s widely-anticipated entry into the smart watch market would be the company’s first major new product foray in several years. With Apple’s unparalleled functionality and design capabilities, as well as market clout, the “iWatch” could be just what smart watches need to move into the mainstream. In addition, the iWatch will […]

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LG Reveals Signage Display Product Plans

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Just prior to InfoComm, we received a pre-briefing on LG’s plans for display products for the digital signage market. Now, we can tell you more about the company’s signage display plans. In the briefing, the company started by noting key requirements for various market segments. For example, in the transportation segment, 24/7 operation and self […]

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Definition of UHD TV Becomes More Muddied

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Most manufacturers and consumers think a UHD TV should have 3860×2160 color pixels, which typically is understood to mean red, green and blue (RGB) subpixels make up one color pixel. That understanding is now being challenged as subpixel structures using red, green, blue and white (RGBW) and red, green, blue and yellow (RGBY) are increasingly […]

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Samsung, LG to Both Introduce Curved 105″ UHD TVs at CES

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At CES next month, both Samsung and LG will introduce 105″, curved displays featuring UHD resolution. The displays will offer a 21:9 CinemaScope resolution that’s 5120X2160 pixels — that’s 11 million pixels. Samsung’s new display offers what the company calls a “new proprietary picture quality algorithm” for delivering optimized color and depth. It also has […]

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Cisco’s Dirk Schlesinger to Deliver Opening Keynote at ISE 2014

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Integrated Systems Events announced this week that Dr. Dirk Schlesinger, the global lead for manufacturing industries of Cisco Consulting Services, will present the opening keynote address of ISE 2014. Schlesinger’s address, “Kick-Starting the Market for Building Automation,” will give attendees an exclusive insight into how a new cross-industry initiative set up by Cisco, ABB, Bosch […]

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Almo Pro A/V Closes Year with 4th Record-Setting E4 AV Tour Stop

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The New Jersey version of the Almo Pro A/V E4 AV Tour was held last week in the Meadowlands Exposition Center and not only did it set an attendance record for a New York area show, at over 600, but it was also an all-time attendance record for the four year AV Tour. If you’re […]

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AVnu Alliance Adds Bose, Arrive, Revolabs and LG

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The industry consortium that certifies Audio Video Bridging (AVB) products for interoperability, has added four new member companies to its alliance: Bose Corporation, LG, Arrive Systems and Revolabs. Standing at 55 global members, AVnu Alliance is a consortium of professional AV, automotive and consumer electronics companies working together to drive certification and interoperability of open […]

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AVnu Alliance Adds Bose, Arrive, Revolabs and LG to Advance AVB Certification

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AVnu Alliance, the industry consortium that certifies Audio Video Bridging (AVB) products for interoperability, has introduced four new member companies to the Alliance: Bose Corporation, LG, Arrive Systems and Revolabs. We’ve written about the AVB Alliance a lot, as well as its competitive standard HDBaseT. If you don’t have a clue what we’re talking about, you’d better get educated as, […]

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OLED-TV, Where are You?

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By Ken Werner By my count, LG missed three promised deadlines last year for the commercial introduction of its 55-inch OLED-TV set. Samsung, apparently never happy with the idea of bringing OLED-TVs to market before their time, grudgingly said it, too, would introduce a 55-inch OLED-TV in 2012, but when LG missed its final deadline of […]

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The Next Trend: Curvy OLEDs?

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Both Samsung and LG claim to have brought “the world’s first curved OLED TV” to CES 2013. The curved OLED TVs are both 55″ displays that appear concave when viewed from the front and even more bent from the sides. Apparently the shape improves on viewing angles, even if an over-enthusiastic Samsung PR describes it […]

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Pacific Media’s End User Survey Claims Interest in Home Theater Projectors Up 66 Percent

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Pacific Media Associates (PMA) has released its findings on the current use and future purchase intentions of consumer projector users. This is the final set of important results from PMA’s sixth biennial large-scale (1000 responses) and statistically-representative survey of United States users and intenders of front projectors, both individual consumers and organizations. The survey focused […]

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VIZIO Settles With LG

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VIZIO announced last week that it has signed a settlement agreement together with cross license agreements ending a patent dispute with LG Electronics, Inc. that began in 2008. The settlement encompasses actions that LGE and VIZIO filed in the U.S., including in the International Trade Commission resulting in various orders and determinations. The terms of […]

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LG Announces First Blu-ray Disc Player With Instant Netflix Streaming to the TV

In the third such move in a month, a new device was announced that can stream Netflix movies directly onto the television. Previous announcements included players from Roku and Xbox. Only THIS time, it’s LG, and THIS time, it’s combined with a Blu-ray player. LG and Netflix announced plans for the first Blu-ray disc player […]

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