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HDTV Expert - Leap 3D Offers Sub-Millimeter Motion Control Accuracy at Under $70 – Steve Sechrist

By Pete Putman • Jun 28 2012, 10:25pm

Leap Motion's new gesture recognition system is two hundred times more sensitive than the Xbox Kinect...and it's only $70.


HDTV Almanac - Alfred Poor on Video about HDTV

By Alfred Poor • Jun 13 2012, 1:00pm

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of discussing HDTV and related topics with David Gewirtz of ZDNet, which he captured on video. We covered a wide range of topics, including OLED HDTVs, 3DTV, screen sizes, Smart TVs, and “direct LED” TVs. The video runs almost a full hour and was made during a Skype video call. [...]


Ed's View - What's Wrong with 3DTV

By Ed Milbourn • May 22 2012, 2:51pm

The short answer is that is doesn't work very well. One can tick-off a whole litany of deficiencies, both commercial and technical, that have resulted in a less than stellar acceptance of this feature. Does this mean 3DTV is a "failure?"

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HDTV Almanac - Turn a Projector into 3D with SmartCrystal Pro

By Alfred Poor • May 17 2012, 1:00pm

My good friend, colleague, and sometimes co-author M. David Stone alerted me to a product that he recently reviewed for PC Magazine: the SmartCrystal Pro from Volfoni. This is a device that can turn any 3D-capable front projector into one that uses passive glasses for $1,500 (street price). Inexpensive 3D projectors require you to use bulky shutter [...]


Dolby and Philips Unveil 3D HD Format Capable of Bringing Full HD 3D to Glasses-Free 3D Devices

By Shane Sturgeon • Apr 13 2012, 4:29am

Dolby 3DDolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) and Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG; AEX: PHI) today unveiled Dolby® 3D, a 3D HD format and suite of technologies designed to deliver full HD 3D content to 3D-enabled devices, including glasses-free displays. Dolby 3D is being demonstrated at the NAB Show® (April 16–19, 2012) at booth SU1212.

The two leading companies have undertaken the joint project to improve the 3D viewing experience on displays of all sizes, including smartphones, tablets, PCs, and televisions. Dolby 3D is...

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HDTV Almanac - Samsung Wrist-Slapped for 3DTV Ad Claims

By Alfred Poor • Apr 9 2012, 1:00pm

The National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus has issued a recommendation that Samsung stop making certain claims about its 3DTVs. In a release last week, the NAD made the following statement: Following its review of the evidence in the record, NAD concluded that the advertiser's substantiation was insufficient to provide [...]


HDTV Almanac - 3DTV: New Meaning for “Big Hair”

By Alfred Poor • Apr 6 2012, 1:00pm

There’s a reason that more cartoons are in 3D than live action content. That’s because animated images typically are much simpler than real-world objects, which means that they can be manipulated more easily and precisely. This is important when you are trying to adjust the differences between the left and right views of a scene. [...]

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HDTV Expert - Panasonic’s 2012 Home Entertainment Media Briefing – Pete Putman

By Pete Putman • Mar 28 2012, 4:08pm

Panasonic's current TV lineup includes LCD, plasma, active shutter 3DTV, AND passive 3DTV in all sizes. So, what's the 2012 marketing strategy — something for everyone?

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HDTV Expert - Useful Gadgets: Mitsubishi HC7800 3D DLP Home Theater Projector – Pete Putman

By Pete Putman • Mar 27 2012, 1:05am

In a day and age of 'me too' projectors, Mit's HC7800 really stands out. But 'ouch,' those glasses!


HDTV Almanac - Sharp Ships Big HDTVs

By Alfred Poor • Mar 21 2012, 1:00pm

Sharp already announced its intention to focus just on big HDTVs, and they are making good on that promise. The company has announced that it has started shipping its 60″ LC-60LE745U and 70″ LC-70LE745U models from their new 2012 lineup. These have 3DTV support, LED edge-lighting, and Smart TV features including WiFi support. The sets [...]

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HDTV Almanac - Bed-Sized 3DTV in China

By Alfred Poor • Mar 19 2012, 1:00pm

How much is too much? If it’s possible to go too far with a television set’s specfications, this could be it. China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co Ltd is a subsidiary of the electronics giant, TCL Corporation, and earlier this month, the company announced a monster of a 3DTV. This behemoth measures 110″ diagonal. It also [...]


SENSIO and Samsung Electronics Reach a Patent License Agreement over SENSIO® S2D Switch

By Shane Sturgeon • Mar 1 2012, 4:51am

SENSIO Technologies Inc. (SENSIO) (TSX-V: SIO), a pioneer in 3D-image processing and leader in 3D business solutions, and Samsung Electronics co., Ltd, a leading manufacturer of consumer electronics, today announced that they have reached a patent license agreement over the SENSIO® S2D Switch. As a result of this agreement, SENSIO is licensing Samsung Electronics the right to implement SENSIO® S2D Switch in its 3DTVs. The financial terms of the license agreement will...


Planar's Clarity Matrix Sets New 3D Video Wall Standard

By Shane Sturgeon • Feb 1 2012, 2:13am

Clarity Matrix 3D Video WallPlanar Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLNR), a global leader in digital display technology, unveiled its latest breakthrough in professional 3D visualization and full-HD large format video wall technology at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2012.

Clarity™ Matrix 3D, the industry's thinnest, most visually accurate 3D LCD video wall system, will be the main attraction at Planar's ISE booth (#3A82), demonstrating the technology's many advances, including...

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HDTV Almanac - Another Passive 3DTV

By Alfred Poor • Jan 20 2012, 1:00pm

At CES 2012, Western Digital joined the ranks of manufacturers offering passive 3DTV technology, along with LG, Vizio, Panasonic, and Toshiba. The company announced that it plans to ship the 47″ W47S2TCD later this spring with a list price of $899, including four pairs of glasses. This means that this technology will now be available [...]

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WealthTV Launches 24/7 3D Channel

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 19 2012, 10:06pm

Wealth TV, the luxury lifestyle and entertainment network, announced today that it launched its linear 3D lifestyle and entertainment channel branded Wealth TV 3D. Wealth TV 3D is the accumulation of a two year 3D production ramp effort that involved numerous in-house and outside production crews circling the globe. From the ruins in Machu Picchu and the treasures of the Louvre to the man-made grandeur of Dubai, Wealth TV's 3D production crews have literally traveled the world capturing the most compelling sights and stories in 3D. The life-like 3D channel features a broad range of programming including adventure travel, automotive programming, compelling documentaries, culinary delights, boys toys, live events, and much more. Wealth TV 3D has also produced a number of sports related programs, from...

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HDTV Almanac - Glasses-Free 3D HDTV Coming This Year!

By Alfred Poor • Jan 18 2012, 1:00pm

Okay, your wishes have been heard and the display gods are going to give you what you asked for. Just remember that when you get it, I told you so.
One of the big splashes at CES 2012 was the unveiling of Toshiba’s monster 55″ 3D HDTV, and to the breathless adoration of the technology press, [...]

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HDTV Almanac - Five Rings in 3D

By Alfred Poor • Jan 12 2012, 1:00pm

Yup, sales of 3DTVs have been lower than what some people have predicted, or that what manufacturers had hoped for. The reason is not the goofy glasses or the high prices. You now pay little more to get 3D support in a television, and people are just fine with wearing the glasses in the local [...]

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VIZIO Takes Home Entertainment Beyond TV With New Blu-ray Players, a Stream Player, Audio Products and Accessories for 2012

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 11 2012, 3:03am

VIZIO Blu-ray(CES) VIZIO, America's #1 HDTV Company*, today announced its entry into several new product categories and the expansion of key product lines. The new additions to VIZIO's Beyond TV line will provide consumers with better performance and optimized entertainment experiences never seen before.

Key new products include...

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Samsung Unveils New Versatile Smart Blu-Ray Line

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 11 2012, 1:48am

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced an innovative Disc to Digital feature on its 2012 Blu-ray Players that helps consumers turn their personal DVD collection into digital content, and facilitates the sharing of this content on multiple devices in the home and on the go. This service is one of several new features available on Samsung's new smart Blu-ray line, which also includes a full web browser and a wealth of web-based content and services through Samsung's Smart Hub.

The flagship 3D Blu-ray products from the market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics include...


LG Unveils Future of Home Entertainment With Innovative 2012 HDTV Line

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 10 2012, 6:35am

LG Electronics (LG) today introduced its 2012 HDTVs, led by what is believed to be one of the world's largest Ultra Definition (UD) 3D TV and an awe-inspiring 55-inch class (54.6-inch diagonal) OLED HDTV – at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (booth #8204). This new line of HDTVs brings the future of TV into the home today with virtually bezel-less designs, an upgraded LG Smart TV platform with a redesigned Magic Remote and touch-screen plasma.