Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
6,379 Reviews & Articles | 40,410 News Posts

TweakTown News

Refine News by Category:

Displays & Projectors Posts - Page 24

Deal of the Day: 32" Dynex 720p, 60Hz, TV for $199 plus Shipping!

Our Deal of the Day is 32" Dynex DX-32E250A12 720p 60hz LED LCD HDTV for $199.99 plus Shipping!

 

deal_of_the_day_32_dynex_720p_60hz_tv_for_199_plus_shipping_18

 

Best Buy dropped the price on this 32" Dynex DX-32E250A12 TV down to just $199.99 plus $10.32 shipping. This LED based HDTV features 1366 x 768 native resolution (720p class), 10,000:1 dynamic contrast, 350 cd/m2 brightness, 60hz refresh, and 1 year warranty.

 

32" DYNEX DX-32E250A12 720P LED LCD HDTV DEAL

 

Check our TweakTown Daily Deals page for more tech bargains!

Apple TV could just be a TV-sized iPad, but is that good enough?

We all know Apple TV is coming, but what would it end up like? Barclay's analyst, Anthony DiClemente thinks it could be a cool piece of hardware, that he images would look like a "large-scale iPad", that would work with the Internet through Apple's existing quite of iOS apps and services.

 

apple_tv_could_just_be_a_tv_sized_ipad_but_is_that_good_enough_10

 

DiClemente doesn't think Apple CEO, Tim Cook will be able to break the traditional cable TV bundle, which means when you watch traditional TV, it's not going to look any different to what you're looking at now. But, when you're talking about a TV with access to Apple's iTunes Store, things start getting interesting, and it would really open up people's imaginations to what the future of your living room will be like in 5, 10 or 20 years time.

 

DiClemente is a media analyst, and not a hardware guy, so his report focuses on the reasons it will be hard for not just Apple, but other companies, to really mix up the programming/distribution business. Personally, I don't think it would take much, because all it takes is a player like Apple to hit the market with a product everyone wants, and then the big businesses will start listening and changing things up, well, hopefully.

Continue reading 'Apple TV could just be a TV-sized iPad, but is that good enough?' (full post)

Sony, Panasonic set to use LG's 3D technology in their TVs

LG has been enjoying successful numbers on their 3D TV sales in both China and North America, but now we're seeing Japanese companies Sony and Panasonic, who are both struggling in the market, opting to incorporate LG's 3D technology into their future line of TVs. A very interesting move.

 

sony_panasonic_set_to_use_lg_s_3d_technology_in_their_tvs_08

 

Head of LG Electronics' LCD TV division, Nho Seok-ho, has said that Sony and Panasonic plan to extend their lineup of 3DTV's this year, and that their upcoming models will sport LG's 3D technology. LG's Film Pattern Retarder (FPR) and Samsung's Active Shutter technology, is the current fight, but it seems that LG has the advantage at the moment as its more affordable thanks to their battery-powered glasses.

 

Sony has been pushing 32- and 42-inch 3D TV's with film-patterned 3D technology in China this year, where Panasonic have been relying on LG for 3D screens for most of its TV models. LG are also planning to add a 60-inch model to its 3D TV lineup to go with their 65- and 72-inch sets in June.

LG will ship their first ultra-thin OLED TV in May, will start from $7,928

It looks as though May will be the month that LG launch their ultra-thin 55-inch OLED TV, if everything goes to plan. The awesomely thin OLED TV will have an asking price of $7,928.91. Not bad, I guess. We should expect the TV to be the same that LG showed off at CES recently, which means it will be less than 0.5cm thick, and under 17 pounds in weight, as well as sporting 3D tech.

 

lg_will_ship_their_first_ultra_thin_oled_tv_in_may_will_start_from_7_928_01

 

LG have also teased of "futuristic features", where I bet you've just rolled your eyes, but they might actually work quite well, hopefully: 3D motion and voice gesture controls. Yep, thats it. Hopefully they're not laggy and buggy, but personally, I think first-generation OLED TVs are going to have great picture quality, but the separate "exclusive" features that the companies throw on them won't work too well, but, time will tell and there's only 8 or so weeks left to find out.

 

 

OLED should be quite the breakthrough in not only picture quality, but response times. Typically, LCDs have a response time slower than 20ms, where OLED smashes this with response times of less than 0.01ms. You know what? I'm excited. I really am. I'm after a new TV this year, and I really want to get an OLED. Price doesn't bother me, as there's a corner that I can sell my body at.

Deal of the Day: 27" Planar PX2710MW 1080p LCD for $209.99 with FREE Shipping!

Today's Deal of the Day is Dell Home - Coupon Code for 27" Planar PX2710MW 1080p LCD Monitor with VGA, DVI, HDMI, 2ms Response, and 3 Year Warranty for $209.99 with FREE Shipping!

 

deal_of_the_day_27_planar_px2710mw_1080p_lcd_for_209_99_with_free_shipping_96

 

$209.99 with FREE shipping after a whopping $260 off coupon code ($469.99 original price) gets you a 27" Planar PX2710MW 1080p LCD monitor with 1200:1 contrast, 300 cd/m2 brightness, 2ms response time GtG, VGA, DVI, and HDMI inputs, plus a 3 year warranty.

 

Use coupon code: R489$XF8VVWJDL for the discount. Expires 3/29/12 at 7AM CT.

 

PLANAR PX2710MW 1080P LCD MONITOR DEAL

 

Check our TweakTown Daily Deals page for more tech bargains!

Microsoft show off advances in touch screens, want to reduce input lag from 100ms to 1ms

Microsoft's Applied Sciences Group have released a video showing off their work on reducing input lag for touch screens. Microsoft have said that most touch-sensitive devices have a response lag somewhere between 50 and 100ms. But, their new screen technology reduces this to not just 25, or 10, or 5, but 1ms.

 

For larger touch-based surfaces like Microsoft's Surface, input lag can be a huge problem. The input delay becomes especially perceptible when drawing or quickly moving objects on the screen with your fingers. This issue has prompted Microsoft engineers to look into other ways of improving touch screen input lag deficiency. Microsoft haven't revealed how the technology actually works, but the video below demonstrates how their research may greatly improve the touch-based user experience.

 

 

Assistant director at Microsoft Applied Sciences, Paul Dietz, compares most flavors of input lag from 100ms, 50ms, 10ms and 1ms devices, by dragging an object around with a single finger. Between 100ms and 10ms the difference is quite substantial, where from 10ms to 1ms, is big, but not as big as the jump from 100ms to 10ms. You can definitely "feel" how the 1ms looks/feels right when being compared to the higher input lags of 50, 100ms.

Continue reading 'Microsoft show off advances in touch screens, want to reduce input lag from 100ms to 1ms' (full post)

Future Samsung smartphones to have flexible displays, could turn your smartphone into a tablet

Now this is something I want, now. Late last month, Samsung confirmed that they would start mass production of flexible displays later this year, with the first of the screens to come out of Samsung's monitor ovens, baked and ready to go, in Q2-Q3 of 2012.

 

future_samsung_smartphones_to_have_flexible_displays_could_turn_your_smartphone_into_a_tablet_07

 

The second batch would be built in the second quarter of 2013. Samsung have toyed with contoured displays in the past, but a flexible display would allow a device to be fully folded and unfolded like a book. Samsung have even said that the displays are capable of decreasing power consumption by cutting the supply of operating power to a display based on the degree to which the display is bent.

 

In a recent patent filing, Samsung have stated that the flexible displays are bendable, can be made to appear crooked, and can be folded and rolled up like a magazine. All of this while maintaining the visibility and other features found on flat displays. The way I see it, is we could have stretchy displays, that could eventually be rolled out into a tablet-sized display. Imagine that. You could rock along with a normal smartphone-sized screen, but when needed, it stretches out to say, 7-inches.

Deal of the Day: Coupon Code for 27" Planar PX2710MW 1080p LCD Monitor for $209.99 with FREE shipping!

Our Deal of the Day is Dell Home - Coupon Code for 27" Planar PX2710MW 1080p LCD Monitor with VGA, DVI, HDMI, 2ms Response, and 3 Year Warranty for $209.99 with FREE Shipping!

 

deal_of_the_day_coupon_code_for_27_planar_px2710mw_1080p_lcd_monitor_for_209_99_with_free_shipping_06

 

$209.99 with FREE shipping after a whopping $260 off coupon code ($469.99 original price) gets you a 27" Planar PX2710MW 1080p LCD monitor with 1200:1 contrast, 300 cd/m2 brightness, 2ms response time GtG, VGA, DVI, and HDMI inputs, plus a 3 year warranty. Use coupon code: GV$C7GQG6C5$BK for the discount.

 

Expires 2/16/12 at 7AM CT.

 

PLANAR PX2710MW 1080P LCD MONITOR DEAL

2012 HDTV prices leaked, get some pricing on Panasonic, Sony, Sharp and Samsung sets

Since CES earlier this year, with all of the TV teases, smart TVs, OLED, and more, I began to feel my wallet shaking on the table. It shook more when I started checking out the leaked pricing on 2012 HDTV pricing, and oh boy am I excited.

 

2012_hdtv_prices_leaked_get_some_pricing_on_panasonic_sony_sharp_and_samsung_sets_02

 

HDGuru have entered my dreams and have released some advertising pricing on some new models from Sony and Sharp, with those models being the BX, EX and HX lines, and the 640, 745, 844, 847 and 945 lines from Sony and Sharp, respectively. Panasonic pricing has been revealed by Value Electronics and for Samsung, we're seeing preorders at Vanns, which even includes the preccioouuusss itself, their top-of-the-line 75-inch ES8000 priced at $7,999.

 

If the ES8000, $7,999-priced model is too much, how about the 46-inch model? That's just $2,699.

Continue reading '2012 HDTV prices leaked, get some pricing on Panasonic, Sony, Sharp and Samsung sets' (full post)

Latest News Posts

View More News Posts

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases
Or Scroll Up Or Down