Toshiba is displaying several of their second generation Ultra HD TVs at CES this week. The new L9300 series are powered by Toshiba’s CEVO 4K Quad+Dual Core Processor and support 3D as well as advanced Cloud TV functionality. Toshiba’s …
Looking to upgrade your HDTV? Amazon has got quite a few holiday deals on LED 3D TVs happening now. One item that stands out is the Panasonic VIERA DT50 55-inch 3D LED HDTV on sale for $1,548.96 (once you add it to your cart). That’s almost $1000 off the list price of $2,499.99! The DT50 boasts 240Hz refresh rate, full HD 1080p resolution, IPS LED Panel, and built-in Wi-Fi. They’ve also got the 47-inch model priced at $999 (List $1899.99). Both of these HDTVs are eligible for free Super Saver Shipping. Here’s a link to the Panasonic VIERA TC-L55DT50 on Amazon.
A Toshiba representative tells CNET that a model similar to the 55-inch sets already on the foreign markets will be available in the U.S. in the first quarter of this year. There are no other details available on the size or specs of the set, but the company’s glasses-free 3D technology – said to be improved over last year’s – is getting some floor time at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
LG will showcase its brand new Google TV product at CES 2012 in Las Vegas. The LG Google TV integrates Google’s Android OS with LG’s Smart TV and 3D technology. The 3D TV also features CINEMA 3D Film Patterned Retarder (FPR) technology, LG’s own 3D solution. No word on what size displays LG will have to show off, but we’re expecting several sizes in LED. LG also announced their Smart TV technology will be compatible with NetCast when launched and will be available in over 85 countries. Open the press release below for more info.
LG has introduced a series of plasma HDTVs that are touch sensitive, allowing you to use a stylus pen on the display itself which has a protective scratch-resistant screen. You need to have a PC connected (via HDMI or RGB) to the PenTouch TV to make it work, which let’s you access files, applications, and browse the internet. The PenTouch software is activated via the television’s remote control and also allows simultaneous use of two stylus pens.
Ever wonder what you could do with 14 pairs of 3D glasses? We can’t honestly say we have. But here’s an interesting promotion. Amazon is offering 14 pairs of 3D glasses with the purchase of a select LG Cinema 3D HDTV. Buy the 3D TV, which already comes with 4 pairs, and get 10 more pairs free.
Sharp announced they will bring back the Elite brand of televisions starting with two Elite series LED LCD HDTVs later this month. The new Elite series TVs use Sharp’s RGB+Y color technology which adds an additional yellow pixel to the standard red, green and blue combo. Sharp says RGB+Y uses less power and creates better color reproduction.
Along with several other new products including an android-based tablet and fresh lineup of 3D TVs, Vizio has announced two new HDTVs capable of displaying the CinemaScope 2.35:1 aspect ratio in full screen (meaning, no black bars). The Cinemawide HDTV series will let you watch movies in their original format at 1080p resolution, in either 50″ or 58″ sizes. The sets also come enabled with Vizio Internet Apps, SRS Studio Sound HD, and four pairs of 3D glasses. Vizio says the new displays will ship in October, 2011. No MSRP has been revealed.
Sony announced they will ship a 24-inch 3D display this fall which features Sony’s proprietary two-player mode allowing two gamers to see individual images at full screen using the bundled 3D glasses (and playing a game which supports it).
How about taking $1000 off a 46″ 3D HDTV? Sony is blowing out 2010 model Bravia HDTVs on their website Sony.com. The biggest discount can be found on the 46″ Bravia NX810 3D HDTV, marked down to $1799 from $2799. The NX810 features Motionflow PRO 240Hz refresh rate, Dynamic Edge LED backlight, and built-in Wi-Fi.
SonyStyle is offering clearance prices on 2010 Bravia model HDTVs. One of the better deals is the 40″ BRAVIA HX800 Series 3D HDTV marked down from $1899 to $1169 (a savings of $730). The HX800 features Motionflow PRO 240Hz refresh rate, Dynamic Edge LED backlight and BRAVIA Internet Video.
Is 3D really going to change the way we watch TV? And, if less than 1% of U.S. households* own a 3D television today why even report on it? Because like it or not 3D is the future of TV. We just don’t know what format it will be.
If you attended CES 2011 you would have been fully immersed in 3D innovations amidst the tablet hype and drooling over TV/internet integration. This year there were quite a few companies showing off 3D sets in all different sizes and formats, along with new innovations in eyewear.
From the looks of CES 2011 it seems the economy is getting better, or at least people are optimistic about it. The Las Vegas Convention Center was, as usual, delightfully overwhelming. 3D televisions were everywhere to be found, and this year there were quite a few more manufacturers and distributors getting in on the 3D action, a contrast from last year’s convention where really only a few big guys like Panasonic and Samsung were displaying their 3D technology.