Samsung Launches Vertical (and Horizontal) TVs in New The Sero

April 30, 2019

The Sero (yes, there is a “The” in front of it) is a TV aimed at Generation Z (and the Millennials) — so says Samsung, which announced it this week. The Sero is the first consumer TV that can be used in both horizontal and vertical (portrait and landscape) orientations — it’s 43” diagonal. Aiming […]

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Hisense Expands 4K Laser TV Lineup with L8E and L10E Series at CEDIA

September 6, 2018

Hisense today announced the launch of two new series of its 4K Ultra HD Smart Laser TV line from 88-inches to 120-inches. The L10E is 100-inches (100L10E) and 120-inches (120L10E) and the L8E is an all-in-one 88-inch laser TV (88L8E) — all of them use blue and red laser diodes. Salamander Designs will be launching […]

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TV Template Intros TV Sizing Tool for Integrators

August 9, 2018

TV Template will be unveiling its news TV Template sizing kit at CEDIA 2018. TV Templates can reduce the number of TV returns, maximize TV sales and improve the customer experience. TV Templates are visual representations of TVs to give integrators and their customers the most accurate visual of the best size TV for their […]

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Portrait Displays Delivers Auto Calibration for 2018 LG OLED and SUPER UHD TVs

January 8, 2018

Software developer Portrait Displays has partnered with LG Electronics to provide autocalibration capability for LG’s 2018 OLED and SUPER UHD televisions. Because all 2018 LG OLED and SUPER UHD TVs allow Portrait’s CalMAN direct access to internal look-up tables (1D and 3D LUTs), the color accuracy can be so precise that the TVs can now match the video […]

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Séura Intros Next Generation of Storm and Storm Ultra Bright Outdoor Displays

August 31, 2017

Séura is introducing its next generation of Storm and Storm Ultra Bright Outdoor Displays. The full product line features 4K UHD displays and panels up to 55 percent brighter than previous designs, providing up to 1000 nits depending on the intended application. All Séura Outdoor Displays have Séura’s exclusive Adaptive Picture Technology, a patent-pending technology […]

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VIZIO SmartCast TV Brings Back Apps

August 3, 2017

After eliminating apps from their TV’s years ago, VIZIO announced today the rollout of VIZIO SmartCast TV to select models. SmartCast TV is basically their branding for their line of SmartTV’s that have a custom home screen and apps such as Amazon VIdeo, Crackle, Hulu, iHeartRadio, Netflix, Pluto TV, Vudu and XUMO. VIZIO SmartCast P-Series and M-Series Ultra HD Displays are the […]

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Family Movie Night

March 31, 2017

I know it’s a pretty odd thing for someone in our industry to say, but I don’t watch that much TV. On any given weeknight, you’re more likely to find me listening to an audiobook or podcast and making something in my craft room than you are to find me scrolling through our TiVo. TV […]

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Sony Electronics Announces Pricing and Availability For BRAVIA OLED 4K HDR TV Line 

March 14, 2017

Sony Electronics announced pre-sales begin today on its XBR-A1E BRAVIA OLED 4K HDR TV line up from authorized Sony dealers. The BRAVIA OLED 4K HDR TV (3840×2160 resolution) will be available in stores beginning in April 2017 and will be on display starting today at Sony Square NYC, a showplace for the latest in Sony entertainment and technology located in New York. The XBR-A1E is an […]

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Séura Now Automatically Adjusts Picture Modes as Outdoor Lighting Conditions Change

February 21, 2017

Today Séura announced a new outdoor TV feature for tits Storm Ultra Bright outdoor televisions called Séura Adaptive Picture Technology. The patent-pending technology has 110 picture mode variations that adapt as outdoor lighting conditions change throughout the day and night. Adaptive Picture Technology is the first ever solution that automatically adjusts both backlight brightness and […]

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SunBright Ships Signature and Veranda Series

December 5, 2016

SnapAV’s SunBright division is shipping their new Signature Series outdoor TVs. SunBriteTV’s new outdoor Signature Series screens are spec’d to be up to three times brighter than typical indoor displays and come in three 4K UHD (3840×2160) sizes. With weatherized capabilities and a guaranteed operating range of -24°F to 122°F, they can be placed almost […]

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VIZIO Sold to Chinese-Based LeEco

July 26, 2016

A Chinese company called LeEco (sort of a Netflix of China), just agreed to buy VIZIO for a little over $2 Billion. This is HUGE news as VIZIO is currently the second largest TV manufacturer in the world, behind Samsung, and they are one of the only profitable TV manufacturers in the world. The combined […]

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New Sony 4K Ultra HD TV Ship

June 28, 2016

Sony released the pricing and availability today of three new 4K Ultra HD television series: the XBR-X800D, the XBR-X750D and the XBR-X700D. The XBR-X800D series also features High Dynamic Range (HDR) compatibility to receive and process the new video standard. The XBR-X750D and XBR-X700D TVs will be upgradable to HDR compatibility via a firmware update […]

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HDR and WCG for ProAV?

February 2, 2016

Anyone in the ProAV markets needs to also track what is going on in the consumer electronics world – especially what happens at CES each year. There were many important developments in virtual and augmented reality, wearables, PCs, projection, connectivity and more. I spent my time focused on another hop topic related mostly to TVs […]

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ClearView Ships Hidden Reflections Mirror-TV

October 16, 2015

ClearView is shipping its Hidden Reflections LCD HDTV. Designed with a depth of only 1” and for mirrors from 7” to 80”, the Hidden Reflections line includes a rear-mounted 17” HDTV. Hidden Reflections TV mirrors can be modified for any specific design application with a variety of sizes and shapes, including edge options such as […]

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LG Ships Super-Slim 55″ Monitor for Video Walls

October 16, 2015

LG Electronics is shipping its slim (claiming it’s the slimmest in the world) LCD monitor with a bezel to bezel design at less than 2 millimeters (about 1/6th of an inch). Dubbed the VH7B series, it’s designed to be used in video wall applications and includes software that allows flexible configurations (up to a 15×15 matrix […]

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Séura Debuts Storm 84-inch Outdoor TV

October 12, 2015

Séura has added an 84-inch TV to its Storm line of sleek outdoor televisions. With 4K UHD native resolution, the new 84-inch Séura Storm is designed for use in non-direct sunlight, and claims a 450-nit panel brightness with an anti-glare coating. All Séura outdoor TVs are built to thrive outside year-round, regardless of climate or […]

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Could TV Really Die? What Would We Lose?

August 20, 2015

Gary Kayye recently wrote about the death of TV, which could be going the way of the AV system. The question this brings to me is that of, ‘What do we lose in both experience and community?’ As a professional, of course, I also think of what this means in the commercial world. Can we […]

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Is TV Dying?

August 6, 2015

It’s no secret that there’s a generation of kids that aren’t watching TV on the giant enchanted box that fills the living room of most homes around the world. In fact, most of the Millenials and all of Generation X (nearly everyone below the age of 30, basically) have an obsession with watching TV programs […]

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High Dynamic Range (HDR) Is Coming, But How Will It Impact Your Business?

May 28, 2015

By now you have probably heard the buzz about high dynamic range, or HDR. But you may also be wondering if this is something you need to know more about, how it might impact your business and when. This article may help a little in answering these questions. First of all, what is HDR? In […]

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What If an Integrated Service Provider Offers Free LCD TVs?

April 23, 2015

By David Hsieh DisplaySearch Recently, there has been discussion in the Chinese LCD TV supply chain about offering free LCD TVs as a promotional tool. The conversations are a result of Alibaba, the big e-commerce provider in China, possibly planning to introduce a TV, the Ali-TV, as a shopping platform for its users. The biggest […]

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Séura Intros New GEO Collection of Lighted Mirrors for HDTVs

November 20, 2014

Known for its HDTVs embedded behind mirrors, Séura’s introduction of the Séura Design Series, a family of etched designs called the Geo Collection, is way more than the typical mirror with a TV inside. In the Geo Design Collection, the first in the Design Series, Séura uses geometric shapes and patterns that accentuate the elegance […]

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Vu Technologies Debuts with 40”, 55” and 65” LCDs with Built-in PCs

August 8, 2014

Although you may never have heard of them, a company called Vu Technology is aiming at the home entertainment and digital signage markets with three LED-lit LCD monitors with built-in PCs — a 40”, a 55” and a 65”. Obviously all three can be connected to a network wirelessly or wired, and the 1920×1080 resolution […]

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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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Is Sony Reconsidering OLED?

May 15, 2014

Rumors have been flying today because of a story written by the Nikkei Asian Review claiming that Sony is getting out of OLED TVs to focus on 4K LCD TVs. On the other hand, we have seen reports that quote Sony as denying this development. What exactly is going on is unclear, but it is […]

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Are Curved Displays Really Necessary?

April 29, 2014

By Aldo Cugnini Display Central Earlier this year, we saw the introduction of curved displays from a growing set of manufacturers — Sony, Panasonic, LG, Samsung, Haier, Konka, to name a few — and are motivated to explore how useful (or desirable) such displays can be. The answer is somewhat complicated, involving as it usually […]

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Sony Announces Pricing, Ship Dates for Newest 4K Bravia TVs

April 16, 2014

At CES, Sony announced 4K TVs as part of its Bravia lineup. Sony announced ship dates and pricing for those TVs. They will ship this June and are priced starting at $2,099 for the entry-level 49-inch model. There are nine models across three different series. There are four sizes of the XBR-X850B, three of the […]

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Philips Intros 4K, 1080p Android-Based Smart TVs

March 31, 2014

TP Vision, the company that markets and brands Philips TVs in Europe and other parts of the world, has announced a new line of TVs that are powered by Android. There are two lines, the 8100 and 8200 TVs, which are 1080p resolution, and the Ultra HD 8800 series, offering 4K resolution. These will first […]

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Sharp Ships New AQUOS Q+ TV Series With 4K

March 12, 2014

Sharp this month announced the nationwide availability of its AQUOS Q+ series of televisions, which Sharp first showed at CES this year. The Q+ line feature 10 million more subpixels than standard Full HD, for more detail, depth and color. Through a new process (Q+), the displays can take a 4K signal and play it […]

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Smart TV Still the Wild West?

February 11, 2014

By Paul Gagnon The first Smart TVs shipped more than three years ago, and have been an area of intense focus by many of the TV industry leaders, highlighting CES booths alongside other developments such as 3D and 4K. But with all the time that has passed, there has not been a significant amount of […]

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Peerless-AV Intros New 47″ Outdoor TV

January 14, 2014

Peerless-AV launched a 47″ outdoor TV at CES last week dubbed the CL-47PLC68-OB. Offering native 1080p resolution, the outdoor TV can operate in severe temperatures ranging from -24 degrees Fahrenheit to 124 degrees Fahrenheit and features an IP65 rating, making it water and dust resistant. Peerless-AV says the 47″ Outdoor TV is maintenance-free with no […]

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

December 30, 2013

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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