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Well, another CES has come and gone and I'm still recovering. The early numbers show the attendance was down from about 150,000 last year to about 140,000 this year. Really? I didn't notice, the show
seemed more crowded and bigger than ever, covering over 8 football fields! There was so much to see and no matter how long you're there, it's still tough to see and touch everything. There really wasn't much this year that stood out and grabbed me. Yes, I laughed at Bill Gates final Keynote address, drooled over Panasonic's 150" Plasma TV that would require a crane to lift it into place, Kid Rock and the new Corvette ZR1, Comcast's new FREE VOD website Fancast, XStreamHD, Logitech's SqueezeBox Duet...actually, there was some cool stuff to see this year.
Finally, time travel is here via LG's new Time Machine TV's! We'll time-shifted travel in TV land that is...LG unveiled its line of “Time Machine” TVs this week, including both
LCD and plasma models. The plasma models come in 42-inch and 50-inch
versions, while the LCD TVs come in 37-inch and 42-inch models and hold
the distinction of being the first TVs to feature integrated
digital video recorders (DVR). The 80GB hard drive can hold up to 40 hours of
standard-definition programming, and the unit offers continuous
automatic recording in one-hour intervals. Of course they have HDMI connectivity. No word on pricing
The ARIIS-WFSS is a free-standing entertainment center that takes your multi-media outside wherever there is a power outlet. Incorporating cutting-edge wireless media extender technologies, the WF uses Wireless Feed to stream TV, FM/Internet radio, personal video, slide shows and on-line services. With a 26” flat-panel LCD-HD screen and auxiliary inputs, remote controller, and dual weather-resistant, marine-grade speakers, you can enjoy the ARRIS-WFSS by your poolside, on your patio, by your spa, or wherever you want to enjoy the convenience of home entertainment at your fingertips.
The sturdy ARRIS-WFSS outdoor entertainment center is engineered for long-lasting performance and is fabricated with an armor-like shell of high quality Stainless Steel. It's also eco friendly and made to be easily broken down for electronic recycling. This virtually indestructible covering provides a totally weather-resistant environment for all inner electronics.
The ARRIS-WFSS-MCE includes a wireless Media Extender system allowing you to bring your media outside from a REGALE Intel Viiv Media Center PC System.
Ready for the price? I doubt it but here you are...$5800!!!
Hitachi will offer four tuners and a hard drive based PVR in their upcoming plasmas and LCD TVs
For its 50th anniversary, Hitachi has announced a new line of high-definition plasma and LCD televisions with a little more than just a built-in HDTV terrestrial tuner. The Wooo 9000 line of TVs has 4 tuners, (2 digital, 2 analog), HDMI input, SD memory card slots, USB, CableCard
and a 10/100 Ethernet port for the PVR-based models. Hard-drive sizes or capacity is not known at present.
The new line, which features 46, 50 and 55-inch models, is designed for those looking for a big-screen HDTV experience, along with exceptional value.
Sony's new 3LCD micro-display television line features the same exceptional picture quality and performance that has led to it being number one in the category, which, as of March 13 has reached close to 59 percent (dollars) and 55 percent (units) according to The NPD Group, a Port Washington, N.Y.-based market tracking firm.
The new models feature Sony's WEGA Engine(TM) video processing system, which reduces digital video artifacts and Cinema Black Pro for deep black image reproduction. Additionally, the models offer two HDMI inputs and a high-definition front component input for HDV camcorders. They are capable of receiving a WXGA PC signal via HDMI inputs with a DVI to HDMI adapter cable (sold separately).
The KDF-55E2000 and KDF-50E2000 units will ship early this summer for about $3,000 and $2,500, respectively, while the KDF-46E2000 model will be available in mid-summer for about $2,200.
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Philips Electronics cannot meet demand for its
top of the range LCD television sets because of production problems
with display panels, the consumer electronics to medical systems
company said on Monday.
The panels, the key ingredient of any
liquid crystal display television set, come from LG.Philips LCD, a
joint venture with LG Electronics.
"Yes there are back orders due
to low production yields. Yield is the issue. It is related to whether
or not the panel is what we consider our standard," a Philips spokesman
told Reuters. More...
Wow, this new LG.Phillips 100-inch LCD is huge! So big in fact that it's the largest LCD display to date and just 3-inches smaller than the largest plasma display of 103-inches unveiled by Panasonic earlier this year. LG.Phillips claims a 5ms refresh rate and a contrast ration of 3000:1, and if that ain't enough, it boasts a 180 degree viewing angle to boot.
It may be time to start thinking about adding on to my house!