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For a long time it seemed as though display innovation was stuck in a rut, at least in the PC space. For several years a top of the line monitor was a 30-inch display with a 2560x1600 resolution. Not anymore. Display makers have been stepping up their game. That includes Panasonic, which has developed a new type of In-Plane Switching (IPS) liquid crystal panel with a contrast ratio of over 1,000,000:1 and peak brightness of 1,000 nits. You've probably seen higher contrast ratio numbers before, but those are dynamic ratings, not static or native numbers. Somewhat simplified, a contrast ratio measures the difference between a display's brightest and darkest image, going from white to black. The... Read more...
Remember than 1366x768 was "good enough," even for flagship notebooks? No longer, and we couldn't be more pleased about the raised expectations. Consumers far and wide are growing used to seeing high-res panels, with "Retina-level" quality becoming more of the norm and less of the exception. Toshiba's Kirabook is one of the first Windows-based Ultrabooks to launch with a panel that's denser than 1080p, but it looks like Samsung won't be too far behind. The company has just announced some new advancements on the display front at SID 2013, including a Full HD (1920×1080) mobile AMOLED display with the world's broadest color gamut, and an 85-inch Ultra HD (3840×2160) LCD TV panel with... Read more...
Are you investing in yourself? In your business? How about investing $655 million? That's with LG Display is doing, as it coughs up a huge chunk of change to support its new eighth-generation OLED TV panel line. That's a massive bet on the future of OLEDs and flat-panels in general, particularly in a market that's well known for having extremely thin margins. The new extension will be built at an existing plant in Paju, South Korea, with the initial focus to be on WRGB OLED evaporation. Work will get underway during Q1 of this year, with mass production scheduled for the first half of 2014 at a monthly capacity of 26,000 input sheets. With introduction of the world's first 55-inch OLED TV in... Read more...
Edge-to-edge glass is the new "in" thing, as witnessed on such beautiful devices as the Motorola RAZR M. ViewSonic's hoping to grab a little bit of that attention with its new VX70Smh-LED series of LCDs. The company just introduced the 27" VX2770Smh-LED, 23" VX2370Smh-LED and 22" VX2270Smh-LED, all of which boast a frameless bezel, SuperClear IPS panel and a Full HD (1080p) screen resolution. These also pack 178-degree viewing angles, base mounted speakers and a host of video inputs, including HDMI and DVI. The 27" VX2770Smh-LED and 23" VX2370Smh-LED will be available in early October for respective ESPs of $319 and $189. A 22" version within this Series (VX2270Smh-LED) is expected to be available... Read more...
Got a 60" HDTV? Your neighbor might. But what if you could say you had a 60" HDTV that wrapped around the corner of a wall? Now that'd be a talking point. Evidently, LG Display will be developing a unique technology for an ultra high-def flexible OLED display that's 60" diagonal. The problem? It'll take until 2017 to create, but it'll probably be worth the wait. LG Display will lead up a group of companies working on the goal, including Avaco, which is said to be an equipment maker for display production. Outside of making dreams come true in the HDTV industry, it'll also be used (potentially, anyway) as "a window displaying information at bus stations, aquariums and retail stores." When you... Read more...
Ouch. Toshiba is the latest panel maker to feel the pinch after being fined a whopping $87 million by a U.S. jury in a price fixing verdict. This week, Toshiba and its subsidiary, Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC), announced that a jury in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California (San Francisco) issued a verdict against Toshiba in the amount of $87 million due to alleged antitrust practices in the LCD business. It's just one of many companies found guilty over the past few years, and Toshiba is making clear that it expects to not pay for any of it. Why? Because they think they're innocent. This class action was filed in 2007 by direct purchasers... Read more...
Apple's Retina display is impressive, no doubt, but there's a new contender in the mix as of this week. LG Display has come out of nowhere and introduced a five-inch Full HD LCD panel for smartphones. That's right: a 1080p display, meant for phones. The company's Optimus Vu has shown that it isn't afraid to produce a "phablet," and it looks like LG is now in a position to offer up a Galaxy Note competitor with an insanely dense display. It's obviously the highest resolution smartphone panel to date, offering the same pixel count as your 65-inch HDTV. It's based on AH-IPS (Advanced High Performance In-Plane Switching) technology, so the viewing angles are sure to be pin sharp. And it also touts... Read more...
Touched an iPad lately? What about a car navigation system? What about a Windows Phone? To be honest, most modern touchscreens are fairly responsive. It's not often that a high-quality device with a touch panel these days suffers from notable lag. Some of the old resistive panels could use some gusto, but the iPhone for example seems adequately fast. But it's not fast enough, says Microsoft. The company's research labs are working on a new touch screen system that cuts lag to just one millisecond, well below the threshold of human recognition. If this technology could be ported to touch panel devices, the entire usage scenario would change. Swipes would be faster, and chores would be finished... Read more...
Well, someone has to be the 1%, right? And for those, there's this insanely amazing television -- one that we hope will become affordable in time, thanks to some "trickle down" effect we heard about once. Bang & Olufsen is a name closely linked with luxury goods, and their consumer electronics are certainly deluxe. The company has just announced the arrival of their ultra flat 3D 65-inch plasma solution (with integrated center channel and 7.1 surround sound) this week, with it showing up in showrooms across U.S., Canada and Mexico. BeoVision 12 was previewed at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in January and will now enter the global marketplace. Under the new BeoVision 12, Bang & Olufsen... Read more...
Say hello to the TV you'll go to bed dreaming about. This is more than just a platter of pixels; this is what technology lust is made of. LG has just announced plans to formally unveil the largest 3D Ultra Definition TV at CES 2012. It's an 84" beast that truly breaks new ground, boasting 8 million pixels, four times the resolution clarity (3840x2160) of existing Full HD TV panels. Combined with LG's Slim and Narrow Bezel Design, the 3D UD TV provides the most convincing 3D viewing experience currently available outside of a movie theater. What's more, 3D Depth Control allows users to customize their viewing experience by controlling the 3D effect while 3D Sound Zooming provides users with 3D... Read more...
Are bezel wars the next great war in HDTVs? First it was flat-screen. Then it was the race to HD. Then it was 3D. Now... bezel size? Truth be told, bezel size has been important to both companies and discerning consumers alike for some time now, and LG Display is hoping to capitalize on the demand with a new 55" panel. It's said to have the planet's narrowest bezel for a public display, with just a 5.3mm gap between individual panels when displayed alongside each other. In other words, picking up four of these would create perhaps the most intense, amazing Halo 3 experience ever in your home cinema. It's a 1080p screen with 800 nits of brightness, and it uses Local Dimming Technology which is... Read more...
If you're after Acer's new Aspire "Predator" gaming desktop, you may also find yourself in the market for a new LCD monitor to go with it. If that's the case, the company has just the thing: the new S1 line of ultra-thin monitors. These resemble the Touch of Color LCDs that we have seen from Samsung in the past, with a slim black bezel, a glossy finish and a design that's so thin, it could easily be mounted on the wall. The S1 series LED monitors are available in a range of sizes, but the overall design remains the same throughout. 20", 21.5" and 23" models are on sale, with the 20" being just 13mm thick and the others being 15mm thick. Of course, these monitors are also LED backlit, with the... Read more...
In need of a new monitor? Samsung has you covered. The company has just announced an expansion in the Touch of Color line with the 30 and 50 Series LED-backlit LCD monitors, though right now there are just two main models being revealed in those lines. The BX2350 and BX2335 are both refined and revamped compared to last year's ToC displays, offering even sleeker lines and chrome accents. Also, these new panels are environmentally friendly, with the LED-backlit design cutting down on toxic chemicals and using around 40% less energy than conventional LCDs. Furthermore, the company's ToC technology doesn't use paints, sprays or glues, ensuring they contain no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), making... Read more...
Samsung was busy this week pushing out a great many new notebooks, but that's not all the company has on tap. Today, they're also introducing their 50 Series LED-backlit monitors, with panels ranging from 20" to 24", the Touch of Color design scheme and a great variety when it comes to features. Samsung’s 50 Series LED backlit monitors are available in four sizes – the 20 inch, BX2050, 21.5 inch BX2250, 23 inch BX2350 and 24 inch BX2450. Each one offers a >95% sRGB color gamut and 170 degree horizontal viewing angle, and Samsung also includes their "Magic Angle" technology which allows all viewers to set settings in order to maintain full contrast and color depth. The 50 Series... Read more...
You know what the world needs? More multi-touch. Don't think we're being sarcastic, because we most certainly are not. Multi-touch has changed the way we interact with our computers and gadgets, and it's clear that touch is the input method of the future, at least with portable electronics. Companies are becoming better and better at really nailing the execution for multi-touch devices, and GestureTek is one of those hoping to make some moves in the market as the bandwagon grows. The company is following AUO by showcasing a number of new display devices at a forthcoming trade show, but rather than showing them in Taiwan, they'll be on the show floor of InfoComm 2010 in Las Vegas. The highlight... Read more...
Display Taiwan 2010 has followed Computex in order to keep the trade show floors humming in Taipei, and the panel makers are out in full force showcasing their latest goods. AUO is a company that few people recognize, but that most LCD buyers should be quite familiar with. AUO makes a great many of the panels that end up re-branded by Dell, HP, Acer and the rest, so there's a good chance you're looking at an AUO panel to read this right now. AU Optronics has arrived at the trade show with a full slate of new goods, including a few "world's firsts." The exhibits include 3D display technologies with panels ranging from 8 to 65 inches, the range of 46 to 65- inch power-saving LED backlit TV panels,... Read more...
3D is going places that you never thought possible, and honestly, in more places than you probably ever imagined. Just a couple of years ago, 3D was seen as a has-been format that died out in the 80s. Today, it's the "next big thing." As if taking over the cinema and your living room weren't enough, 3D is also coming to handheld gaming consoles. And maybe, your next phone. Sharp has announced that it will start making "advanced 3D displays for cellphones and other mobile devices that don't require special viewing glasses," so it's very likely that 3D versions of devices you already own will start popping up soon. The great news here is that no extra glasses are required, which is a big deviation... Read more...
Two of the most well-known, yet equally unknown, companies are joining forces today, and it's all for the forces of good. One Laptop Per Child is a project that never really met its goal, and thus, has feel from the spotlight in the mainstream. Of course, OLPC XO (green) laptops are still being distributed to students, but at a higher cost than originally suggested.Pixel Qi, on the other hand, has been instrumental in the progress of displays, and while they have yet to ship a product en masse to compete with E-Ink displays and the typical LCD, hopes are high that they can really turn the display industry on its head, and soon. This week, OLPC and Pixel Qi announced that they were jointly signing... Read more...
Mitsubishi isn't a name you generally associate with LCD monitors, but nevertheless, that very company is stepping into the ring with the likes of HP, Samsung, BenQ and Dell with its stylish, power-sipping RDT231WLM-S. No, we don't ever expect you to fully recall that name, but just knowing that it's the outfit's latest 23" monitor should be enough.With a full 1080p (1920x1080) native resolution, the widescreen LCD boasts a 5ms response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 300 cd/m2 brightness, an HDMI socket, DVI port and VGA connector. The ECO Professional Mode helps to save energy when you don't need brightness set to its maximum, though the fact that it uses a TN panel (as opposed to an IPS panel)... Read more...
Don't get us wrong, we know that JVC is a trusted name in consumer electronics, but it's hardly the first name we think of when considering a new TV. When big brands such as Sony, Samsung and Sharp soaking up the ad time, it's oftentimes hard to remember that JVC is in the mix. Of course, all that could change thanks to one set, but we'd argue the pricing needs to be aligned with current market demand before anyone eyes it seriously. Announced this past week at the CEDIA Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, the super sleek, super-thin LT-32WX50 is easily one of the thinnest televisions we've ever seen. It's only available in 32" form, but really, that means this could be the perfect HDTV/big screen LCD... Read more...
Think you can handle up to 250 video displays at once? If you're Samsung, you're leaning "yes." Thanks to an all new Video Wall system introduced this week, up to 250 panels can be controlled by a single server, thus creating a "virtual monitor" of sorts that can display an obviously wide variety of material in real time. The Ultra-Definition Display (UD) System is described as an interactive video wall solution that is currently being integrated into the firm's UX and UT series displays.J.H. Kim, President, Information Technology Division, Samsung Electronics America, stated the following: "As the North American leader of Large Format Professional Displays , we are expanding our product selection... Read more...
VIA Launches VIPRO Touch-Screen Panel PC Affordable, intelligent and durable, the ultra thin VIA VIPRO VP7710 supports dual displays for today's sophisticated industrial and commercial applications Taipei, Taiwan, November 18 2008 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the VIA VIPRO VP7710 touch screen panel PC, a full featured, entirely fanless panel PC suitable for intelligent display applications in demanding environments. Rugged, stable and flexible, the VIA VIPRO is the first in a series of advanced display technologies from VIA. Amid growing public acceptance of intuitive touch screen technologies, the VIA VIPRO addresses... Read more...
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