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Retailers never miss an opportunity to draw in customers with tantalizing discounts, and Memorial Day weekend presents yet another occasion for a deals event. As such, there are bargains to be had on a wide range of electronics, everything from big screen TVs with smart features built in, to tablets and games. We've rounded up some of the more interesting ones. If you are looking to upgrade your TV (or adopt a new one for your home), you will find several options. Some of the best deals happen to be in the 55-inch range. That represents a noticeable bump in size versus a 32-inch TV, without the price hikes that accompany 65-inch and larger sets. Here are a few worth checking out... RCA 55-inch... Read more...
Huawei is a Chinese company mostly known for smartphones and networking hardware that aren't widely available in the U.S. The reason that Huawei products aren't offered here has to do with an ongoing feud between Huawei and the U.S. government over Huawei's close ties to the Chinese government, something Huawei has denied. However, a major telecommunications company recently found hidden backdoors in Huawei's networking hardware, which basically proves-out the U.S. government's claims. Despite not being available in the States, Huawei has done well in the smartphone market globally, muscling past Apple to become the second largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. Today we learn... Read more...
Football fans know that the biggest game of the year is right around the corner. Many fans are looking to get a bigger screen in their living room to enjoy the game, and TV makers are offering up big discounts. Yesterday we mentioned a big sale on TCL 4K Roku smart TVs over at Amazon. If you have the budget for something fancier, LG has announced significant price cuts on its B8 series OLED TV models that offer up to $1,000 off the normal retail price. LG is offering two models with big discounts, the 55-inch B8 initially sold for $2,299.99 and with the discount for the big game the TV can be had for $1,499.99. If you want a larger screen, the 65-inch B8 that initially sold for $3,299.99 is now... Read more...
The next big thing in TVs is certainly OLED sets with screens that are much brighter and offer better image quality than LED technologies (not to mention better black levels). The concern for many of the people who have researched OLED TVs the higher occurrences of burn-in compared to LED-baclkit TVs. The folks over at RTINGS performed real-life burn-in testing on LG OLED C7 TVs to get to the bottom of OLED burn-in. In the test, the publication purchased six of the sets and set up an accelerated aging test to see what type of content was most likely to lead to burn-in and how fast it can happen. The testing is still ongoing as of this writing, but already the publication reports that the... Read more...
We all know that today's flat-screen TVs weigh far less than old-style CRTs, or they wouldn't be able to hang on the wall. New research from the Consumer Electronics Association finds that this translates into a massive savings of electronics waste. The report found that today’s flat screen TVs are 82% lighter and 75% smaller than cathode ray tube (CRT) TVs. In other words, 40- to 70-inch flat-panel TVs weigh 34% less than 13- to 36-inch CRT TVs. Plasma TVs have also gotten dramatically lighter. They weighed 125 pounds on average in 2004. Today they average a slim 59 pounds. Now that's an effective diet. This reduction in materials has a staggering downstream effect. The report proclaimed... Read more...
The United States Customs and Border Protection agency has issued a ruling in favor of VIZIO, stating that all current models of VIZIO televisions do not infringe upon a patent held by Funai Electric Company. This ruling means that VIZIO can continue importing the fastest selling line of televisions in America without interruption. "Today's Customs ruling is yet another major step forward for VIZIO, our supply partners, our retail customers, and most importantly the American consumers who have shown they prefer VIZIO HDTVs over other brands," said Laynie Newsome, Co-Founder & Vice President of Sales and Marketing Communications. "We are pleased that Funai's ill-advised tactics continue to... Read more...
Beginning early next year, you’ll be able to buy a Samsung TV with built-in support for DivX movies. The DivX Certified Samsung devices will be able to play DivX media files via an Ethernet connection that is certified by the Digital Living Network Alliance or directly through a USB port. DivX developed video codecs that compresses digital media files so that they can be streamed over the Internet while still allowing for high-quality playback. Samsung currently offers DivX Certified DVD players, mobile phones, and other devices. To ensure the best media experience, products must undergo rigorous testing before they can bear the DivX Certified logo. “As an innovator in the consumer... Read more...
Sharp claims that its new AQUOS DX series of LCD TVs are the world's first LCD TVs with built-in Blu-ray recorders. The new DX series TVs will be available in Japan starting in November and will come in sizes ranging from 26 inches to 52 inches. The TVs will include dual-digital tuners and can record high-definition video to Blu-ray Discs (BD) using MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 encoding. With a 50GB BD, up to about 21 hours and 40 minutes of compressed high-definition video can be recorded to disc. On the other end of the spectrum, about 2 hours and 10 minutes of the highest-quality video can be recorded on a 25GB BD. You can start recording to disc in as little as three seconds after a disc is inserted,... Read more...
CES might be the largest consumer electronics (CE) trade show in the U.S., but it isn't the only large-scale CE show, nor even the oldest. Taking place this week in Berlin is the IFA 2008 consumer electronics show, of which its origins actually date as far back as 1924 when it started as a trade show for the radio industry. Things have changed a bit since then. Samsung X360(Credit: Engadget)The show doesn't actually officially kick off until Friday, but plenty of CE news is already pouring out of Berlin. Curiously, much of this news is focused on slimming form factors...Samsung has just unrelieved a laptop that it says is lighter than "Air"--the MacBook Air that is. Engadget reports that... Read more...
There has been a report that Mitsubishi will unveil its large-screen laser TV at the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2008, even though it is still over six months away. Mitsubishi showed its first laser projection TV prototype back in April of 2006. While they predicted that laser TVs would enter the market in 2007, we now know that it will not happen until at least 2008. Laser TVs use red, green, and blue lasers to generate images, unlike the white-light mercury lamps that contemporary TVs incorporate. They claim that laser TV confers the advantage of bright and deep images on light, thin, and large screens. Other companies such as Coherent and Arasor are also experimenting with laser TV technology.... Read more...
Verizon and Intel Bring Online PC Gaming to TVs Collaboration to Include Verizon Games on Demand Experience for Intel Viiv Technology-Based PCs, New PlayLinc Game Messenger NEW YORK and SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Nov. 2, 2006 - Verizon and Intel Corporation have collaborated to enable consumers to play popular PC games on their television sets through Intel Viiv technology-based PCs, making the games more enjoyable and accessible than ever before. The companies will also market a version of PlayLinc, a new game messenger that provides a faster and more entertaining way to enjoy multiplayer games online. PlayLinc, which is free, provides a variety of features, including free private servers, VoIP integration... Read more...
Intel, DIRECTV Poised to Connect PCs and TVs in U.S. INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco, Sept. 26, 2006 - Intel Corporation and DIRECTV, Inc., the nation's leading satellite television service provider, today unveiled details around the world's first digital set-top box with integrated digital media adapter (DMA) functionality verified to work with Intel(R) ViivTM technology. Through the integrated DMA, the DIRECTV digital set-top box will allow customers to access and enjoy their pictures and music on their TVs directly from Intel Viiv technology-based PCs.  READ MORE...  ... Read more...