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Toshiba release my Christmas present, Toshiba 55X3 4K 3DTV, launches December 10 in Japan, glasses-free 3D
Toshiba are set to launch their 55-inch, 4K resolution 3DTV in Japan. The 55X3 will cost 900,000 yen (or $11,578 US) on December 10th. There's no current North American shipping date, so you can get a mop for your drool while I prep the next bit to this news.
Back? Ok good. The 55X3 is super-high res, 4K resolution and autostereoscopic (glasses-free) 3D that adjusts for its viewers' location based on face tracking technology, although the resolution drops to 1280x720, which is quite pathetic considering the screen's native res.
Power consumption is quite high, at 410W and just 0.12W when in standby mode. The beast weighs in at 30kg.
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We all know that Apple and Samsung's relationship has been a bit... interesting, over the past few months, but today's news is actually quite the surprise. Apple is reportedly shifting production of iPhone and iPad displays to Sharp in Japan, and may even introduce a television with Sharp-based screens as early as the middle of next year.
Jefferies & Co were behind the latest report, with New York-based analyst Peter Misek giving the skinny on Apple's new foray into display production. Apple moving its business to Sharp will be at the expense of Samsung, as they are the current partner for Apple's displays.
Misek said in an interview:
It's a huge deal for Sharp because they spent significant amounts of capital to try and expand capacity and upgrade their facilities. It gives Apple a partner that they can control manufacturing and secure supply at a lower price.
Samsung Electronics are reportedly in last-stage talks with Google to roll out its Google TVs. Samsung have previously displayed Google TV-enabled Blu-ray players and companion boxes at CES in January this year, but they never commercialized those offerings.
But, president of Samsung's TV division, Yoon Boo-keun, has said that Samsung plan to unveil its Google TV at an event next year without elaborating on the schedule, only saying that they were working with Google on the upcoming rollout.
He also said that Samsung's Google TV products would differ from competitors products. Google just last month unveiled a revamped version of their Google TV service, in the hopes that it would be pushed into living rooms across the world. Yoon has also confirmed Samsung will unveil TVs featuring next-generation OLED displays at the upcoming CES in Las Vegas in January.
And hopefully one for me? Both Samsung and LG are set to flood the halls of CES 2012 with 55-inch OLED TVs, with South Korean sources believing that they will launch just in time for the 2012 Olympics. Prototypes of the 55-inch OLED screens, which are promising less power consumption, thinner profiles, and perfect response times (YES!), were tested and approved earlier this year.
Samsung have thrown away its existing Fine Metal Mask (FMM) process and replaced it with Small Mask Scanning (SMS) to create the large-screen OLED TV. LG on the other hand has gone with white OLED with color filters to create the prototype.
The TVs are quite expensive to produce, so a pilot-run is expected to launch next summer followed by the launch of more units by the end of 2012. Sources suggest that Samsung and LG will hit mass-production of the TVs by 2014. CES 2012 kicks off in Las Vegas on January 10, 2012. I obviously know what I'm getting next year. Surround Vision setup? Three 55-inch OLED screens with amazing response times, uh yes thanks!
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Everyone is waiting on Apple to "reinvent" the television set, but Sony CEO Howard Stringer has recently confirmed that Sony are stepping up to battle, too. Stringer recently said during a breakfast hosted by The Wall Street Journal, that:
There's a tremendous amount of R&D going into a different kind of TV set. We can't continue selling TV sets [as we currently do]. Every TV set we all make loses money.
Stringer said that he has "no doubt" that Steve Jobs had intentions of designing a brand-new kind of television, but also stated that "it will take a long time to transition to a new form of television". Reports have floated around that Apple would use its Siri voice control engine on their yet-to-be-announced television set, where Stringer wasn't specific on how Sony would reimagine the television set.
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After using my Samsung GALAXY S II for the past week, I have fallen in love with its Super AMOLED Plus display. Hearing this news today, is great. Currently, the display technology standard that powers most PCs and TVs is LCD. LCD of course, has its issue such as limited viewing angles, poor colors, motion blur and input lag.
Most people don't seem to notice it, but its there. When compared to an IPS panel, or CRT set, it is instantly noticeable to most people. There are various types of LCD technology in mainstream use today which attempt to solve the issues, but none fix all of them. TN panels are cheap to buy, relatively fast (they're the ones that power 120Hz screens) which reduces motion smear and input lag, but the shortcomings are viewing angles and color accuracy. Good for gamers, but not great for video or picture work.