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DVDO Introduces 4x4 Ultra HD Matrix Switcher Designed for Ultimate Flexibility in Residential and Commercial Applications

By Shane Sturgeon • Apr 2 2015, 8:55am

DVDO®, Inc., an award-winning provider of high-quality video connectivity solutions, today announced the availability of the Matrix44™, the 4K HDMI® matrix switcher that provides four HDMI 2.0 inputs and four discrete HDMI 2.0 outputs to transmit up to 4K at 50/60Hz while supporting 3D, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. Designed for both home and commercial use, it provides intuitive control, fast independent switching and discrete outputs for installers and home theater enthusiasts. Matrix44 is now available at an MSRP of $1499 from authorized DVDO distributors, dealers and online partners.


Ed's View - The Next "Big Thing" - 3DTV

By Ed Milbourn • Oct 28 2013, 2:42pm

So, you thought it was dead – eh? Have none of it! Reminds me of color TV in the 1950’s. With great fanfare, color was introduced with an approved standard only to fail both technically and commercially. A technically revised standard was introduced in 1963, and commercial re-marketing began in 1954, again with great fanfare. Alas, most manufacturers and content providers (except RCA) vacated the color TV market by 1956. The product category went into virtual eclipse for about seven years – until ABC and CBS started color casting popular programs. The rest, as they say, is history.

Similarly, 3DTV was rushed to market three years ago - without a coherent marketing strategy, an ill-defined standard, technical deficiencies and content starved. Of the technical deficiencies, probably the most acute was the need for glasses. That, in itself, was probably not sufficient to derail 3DTV, as watching 3D with glasses is not a new phenomenon, but coupled with faulted content dist ...

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Panasonic Announces Pricing & Availability For Its Inaugural Line Of Streaming Media Players

By Shane Sturgeon • Apr 10 2013, 2:40am

Panasonic, an industry leader and pioneer in the development of emerging video technology, announced today pricing and availability of its first-ever line of Streaming Media Players which were unveiled last month at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show. The line-up features two models -- the DMP-MST60 and the DMP-MS10 featuring VIERA Connect and IP VOD respectively.

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Panasonic Announces Pricing & Availability For Its 2013 Blu-ray Disc™ Player Lineup

By Shane Sturgeon • Apr 10 2013, 2:20am

Panasonic, a major developer and contributor to the success of the Blu-ray format, announced today pricing and availability of it 2013 Blu-ray Disc Player lineup which was unveiled last month at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show. The line-up features two new Full HD 3D models (DMP-BDT330 and DMP-BDT230) and two 2D Blu-ray Disc Players (DMP-BD89 and DMP-BD79) as well as continuations of two successful Full HD 3D 2012 models (DMP-BDT500 and DMP-BBT01).

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Cox Communications brings Masters Golf Tournament to customers in 3D on ESPN 3D

By Shane Sturgeon • Apr 10 2013, 2:17am

In partnership with ESPN 3D, Cox Communications announced today that Cox Advanced TV Plus customers in Virginia will have the option to view coverage of the Masters Golf Tournament on April 11-14, 2013 on the new ESPN 3D channel 896.

Specific equipment and minimum levels of service are required to access Cox channel 896. Customers will need...


3DTV is Not Dead, It's Just Facing Reality Beyond the Hype

By Rodolfo La Maestra • Feb 26 2013, 3:48pm

Contrary to what many at the press have been preaching since 3DTV was introduced in 2010, 3D is still alive and active in the industry, and many consumers still want to experience 3D at home.

What it should be dead is the approach of inflated advertising and improper reporting of 3DTV as a whole new television set or system that replaces what you have, although it appears that the market and the industry have finally adapted to the idea of considering 3D as what it should have been considered since day one...

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By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 12 2013, 2:48am

Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a leading global entertainment company, and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., are partnering to expand the availability of popular theatrical titles in 3D for the home entertainment market, the two companies announced today from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Utilizing Samsung's proprietary 3D image processing technology, the two companies will...


Brace Yourself: Sharp® Unveils Bigger, More Beautiful AQUOS® LED TV Lineup at CES 2013

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 11 2013, 6:25am

Sharp LC-90le745uGet ready for an all out visual thrill ride. Sharp today unveiled nearly twenty 60" plus class TV models as part of its new line of AQUOS LED TVs, with more models that feature Quattron technology, more choices in the fast growing 60", 70" and 80" screen classes, striking new slim designs and the world's largest LED TV, the 90" AQUOS.

For the first time...

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Epson Debuts Ultra Bright HD 2D/3D Projector Under $900

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 10 2013, 5:49am

Epson America, Inc. today expanded its award-winning line of 3LCD home theater projectors with the highly versatile and affordable 3LCD PowerLite® Home Cinema 750HD – offering families and first-time home theater enthusiasts an affordable and versatile 2D and true 3D big screen entertainment solution. The Home Cinema 750HD is Epson's brightest home theater projector to date – projecting a bright and colorful display with up to 3,000 lumensi of color and 3,000 lumens of white brightness for dark or light rooms. Offering full HD, active shutter 3D with...

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Glasses-free 3D Ready For Primetime As Ultra-D Debuts 4K Displays At International Winter Consumer Electronics Show Central Hall Booth #8225

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 10 2013, 5:43am

Stream TV Networks is proud to debut its proprietary Ultra-D™ 2160p technology which features an Ultra-D™2160p powered display, delivering the sharpest 3D experience outside of the cinema – no glasses required. The technology also incorporates the new Ultra-D™2160p SeeCube™ real-time conversion set top box, which provides 2D to 3D-without-glasses and 3D-with-glasses to 3D-without-glasses content conversion in resolutions up to true 2160p. Visitors to STREAM TV'S CENTRAL HALL BOOTH #8225 will witness...

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Consumers Seek, Embrace Built-In Features in HDTVs, CEA Study Finds

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 5 2013, 1:50am

Consumers are seeking high-definition televisions (HDTVs) with the latest built-in features as a growing number of U.S. adults own smart app-enabled displays, according to new research from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®. The study, Beyond 2D Viewing: Understanding the Demand for Advanced Television Features, examined whether current built-in television features, such as 3D and Internet-connected applications, are meeting the needs of consumers.

Consumers are using the built-in features on their HDTV at a high rate, with an increasing number gaining access to...

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #555: Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3010 Projector

By The HT Guys • Nov 2 2012, 4:26am

After Braden's projector blew a second bulb, he thought that maybe being a little sneaky and buying a whole new projector was the right way to get the purchase past the finance committee. He would be upgrading an Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8100 for an Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3010 (Buy Now). After all if you're going to upgrade projectors, you might as well go 3D.


New JVC 55" XinemaView 3D HDTV Delivers Powerful Sound & Connectivity

By Shane Sturgeon • Oct 18 2012, 1:50am

JVC 55 XinemaView 3D HDTVIRVINE, Calif., Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- JVC-TV, the legendary brand in audio/video electronics, has announced the introduction of the new 55" JLE55SP4000 3D HDTV featuring XinemaView 3D™ (complete with four pair of battery-free 3D glasses), built-in WiFi and Internet applications, 120Hz CrystalMotion™ screen, and a remote control with QWERTY keypad.

The new JLE55SP4000 is the first model in the venerable JVC brand's new "BlackSapphire" line of HDTVs, the second line introduced since JVC merged with Kenwood and licensed by AmTRAN Video Corp., with more BlackSapphire models coming soon. Featuring an ultra-thin bezel design (less than 0.5" thick) and 1080p Full HD resolution, the edge LED backlit JLE55SP4000 stands out from comparable models with...

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #552: DIY Cabling, 4K TVs and Sci-Fi Movies

By The HT Guys • Oct 12 2012, 5:02am

This episode covers a wide range of topics, from various DIY ways to hide cables in your home theater to why 4K is more important than 3D, but maybe not as important as TV manufacturers would hope. We close out with a discussion on Sci-Fi movies and the role Science Fiction has played in shaping home theater and consumer electronics. Ok, maybe not, but it sounded good.

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HDTV Expert - What If They Gave A Party, But No One Came? – Pete Putman

By Pete Putman • Oct 11 2012, 1:12pm

3D TV had its 15 minutes of fame. But 4K TV is the 'hot' ticket now.

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Pioneer Elite Blu-ray 3D Player Designed for Endless Content Options

By Shane Sturgeon • Sep 9 2012, 4:22am

BDP-62FDINDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CEDIA Show Booth #719 - Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. continues to enhance the home theater experience with the release of its new Elite® BDP-62FD Blu-ray Disc™ player. The BDP-62FD offers new features including expanded high-resolution file format playback, Marvell Qdeo® video processing technology, dual HDMI® output, and iControlAV2012 app control for additional convenience.

Pioneer's new Elite Blu-ray Disc player is designed with expanded playback capability to offer consumers more source material options for their music and movies. The BDP-62FD supports many of today's most popular video and audio file formats including...


HDTV Expert - Watching the Olympics in 3D: ‘DNF’

By Pete Putman • Aug 6 2012, 9:51pm

NBC's secondary 3D telecast of the 2012 Olympics has its moments, but is tedious to sit through.

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NBC Olympics & Panasonic Announce Nearly 80 Percent Of U.S. TV Households Will Receive High-Definition 3D Broadcast Feed Of The London 2012 Olympic Games

By Shane Sturgeon • Jul 21 2012, 2:48am

NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group and Panasonic Corporation of North America today announced that the first-ever 3D coverage of the Olympic Games, beginning in London later this month, will be available to subscribers of MVPD's (multichannel video programming distributors) representing nearly 80% of U.S. TV households. The daily 3D programming, which will be shown on next-day delay, will be carried by many cable, satellite and telco providers such as such as Armstrong, AT&T, Blue Ridge, Bright House Networks, Cablevision, Comcast, Cox Communications, DIRECTV, Insight, Mediacom, RCN, Suddenlink, Time Warner Cable, Verizon, and WideOpen West.

These carriers will distribute roughly 242 hours of the 3D broadcasts via the Media Center. Panasonic is...


HDTV Expert - Buy a Plasma TV While You Can – by Ken Werner

By Pete Putman • Jul 19 2012, 6:27pm

Videophiles prefer plasma TV to LCD, and plasma rates higher than LCD in side-by-side testing.  In addition, large-sized plasmas are less expensive than comparable LCDs, and their greater refresh rate allows them to produce cleaner 3D images.  Nonetheless, the days of plasma TV are numbered.
As consultant David Barnes observes, you need look no farther than [...]

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CEA Announces Five New Standards, Including Accessibility, 3D Video

By Shane Sturgeon • Jul 9 2012, 8:46pm

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced five new standards, ranging in topic from accessibility to 3D video to wireless charging, which are now available to guide designers as they develop innovative products for consumers. CEA also released a technical report that addresses television picture brightness.

The new standards are as follows...