Displays & Projectors News - Page 58

All the latest display and project news, with everything related to gaming monitors & plenty more - Page 58.

Toshiba release my Christmas present, Toshiba 55X3 4K 3DTV, launches December 10 in Japan, glasses-free 3D

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Dec 8 2011 3:33 AM CST

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.

Toshiba release my Christmas present, Toshiba 55X3 4K 3DTV, launches December 10 in Japan, glasses-free 3D | TweakTown.com

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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Apple partners with Sharp for production of iPhone and iPad displays, possible TV release in 2012?

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, Nov 23 2011 10:24 PM CST

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.

Apple partners with Sharp for production of iPhone and iPad displays, possible TV release in 2012? | TweakTown.com

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.

Continue reading: Apple partners with Sharp for production of iPhone and iPad displays, possible TV release in 2012? (full post)

Sony CEO says they building "a different kind of TV set," just like Apple

Anthony Garreffa | Fri, Nov 11 2011 9:20 PM CST

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:

Sony CEO says they building a different kind of TV set, just like Apple | TweakTown.com

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.

Continue reading: Sony CEO says they building "a different kind of TV set," just like Apple (full post)

AMOLED technology, coming soon to a TV near everyone

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Nov 7 2011 5:31 AM CST

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.

AMOLED technology, coming soon to a TV near everyone | TweakTown.com

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.

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RumorTT: Apple television set coming next year, designed by iTunes creator?

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, Oct 26 2011 1:28 AM CDT

Rumor has it that Apple could be preparing to launch the long-rumored Apple television in 2012. The project is reportedly being led by the same software engineer who developed iTunes, according to Bloomberg, citing people with knowledge of the product. Jeff Robbin, who helped created the iPod, is set to be leading the Apple television development.

RumorTT: Apple television set coming next year, designed by iTunes creator? | TweakTown.com

Piper Jaffray analyst, Gene Munster, believes that Apple already has a prototype in the wild, and could be prepared to launch it late 2012, if not, early 2013. But, Munster has been saying this since 2009, so we should always take that with a grain of salt. Rumors have floated around of an Apple-branded television set for years now, but what has changed the playing field is Walter Isaacson's authorized biography of Steve Jobs.

Continue reading: RumorTT: Apple television set coming next year, designed by iTunes creator? (full post)

Toshiba release 6.1-inch display capable of 2560x1600

Anthony Garreffa | Sun, Oct 23 2011 8:17 PM CDT

Its only been in the last 18 or so months since the release of the iPhone 4 and it's "Retina Display" that smartphone and tablet display resolutions have been a key marketed feature when the products are advertised or sold. Just last month Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S II HD LTE which sported a 4.65-inch 1280x720 display.

Toshiba release 6.1-inch display capable of 2560x1600 54 | TweakTown.com

It was the first smartphone with a HD (720p) resolution and there are already a few smartphones who have followed, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and LG Optimus LTE. Back in May, Samsung also showed off a 10.1-inch panel capable of 2560x1600, something that we only see on current high-end 30-inch displays.

Toshiba have gone one better, releasing a 6.1-inch LCD with a 2560x1600 resolution. If we're talking pixels per inch (PPI), that's an astounding 495. How does that compare to the best our currently?

Apple's iPhone 4/4S has a 3.5-inch screen with a 960x640 resolution, PPI sits at 329.65. Samsung's Galaxy Nexus sports a 4.65-inch screen at 1280x720 and a PPI of 315.83, then we have Samsung's unreleased Tablet panel with a 10.1-inch screen and the high-res 2560x1600 on-board, PPI sits at 298.9. Toshiba's new fandangled panel is 6.1-inch, 2560x1600 and get this: a PPI of 494.9!

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PlayStation 3 display to be sold exclusively through Harvey Norman

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Oct 13 2011 12:11 AM CDT

It has just been announced that Sony's PlayStation 3D Display is finally getting released in Australia. The display allows gamers to play split screen games on a full screen via 3D glasses, with the 3D display receiving a limited "test" release in Australia - exclusively through Harvey Norman.

PlayStation 3 display to be sold exclusively through Harvey Norman | TweakTown.com

Sony Australia's Michael Ephraim says that this limited launch is to test the market. He goes on to say:

We're going to test it because it is innovative technology. We really wanted to test it before we made a big commitment because it's not like a Memory Stick kind of product, there are long lead times on manufacturing, high price. I can tell you that we will sell it initially exclusively through Harvey Norman. It is Harvey Norman embracing new technology and us having a partner there that we can test it with. If it goes extremely well, we'll keep supporting it. It is a high ticket price item and there is 3D TVs out there, we just want to make sure there's a market for it.

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Sony says up to 1.6 Million Bravia TVs could start smokin'

Steve Dougherty | Wed, Oct 12 2011 1:47 PM CDT

Once upon a time Sony was killing it in the TV market with their beautiful Bravia line, but thanks to increasingly fierce competition from the likes of Korean players Samsung and LG over the past eight years, Sony has been experiencing continuingly declining losses.

Sony says up to 1.6 Million Bravia TVs could start smokin' 04 | TweakTown.com

This latest report that's come out via Routers certainly doesn't help the situation for Sony, with word that several of its Bravia series LCD TVs manufactured in 2007 and 2008 have been subjected to faulty parts that may cause the TVs to overheat and emitt smoke, or melt certain components inside. Lovely.

While Sony has noted 11 overheating incidents solely in Japan, the company has said in a news release that the faulty parts may affect TV sets sold all over the world, although the majority of the ones in the bad batch were apparently sold in Europe and the U.S.

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Toshiba Regza 55X3 - 4K, glasses-free 3DTV

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Oct 4 2011 6:00 AM CDT

Toshiba's 3840x2160 resolution autostereoscopic (no glasses) 3DTV was announced in Europe at IFA last month, but it has now debuted in Japan during CEATEC. This time, with more details. Toshiba revealed that in lenticular 3D mode, it's limited to an effective resolution of 1280x720, and also showed off the face tracking that automatically optimizes the experience for up to nine simultaneous viewers depending on where they're sitting.

Toshiba Regza 55X3 - 4K, glasses-free 3DTV | TweakTown.com

Toshiba also mentioned that there was an optional THD-MBA1 input adapter due out in 2012 and that 4K-res streaming IPTV is currently being tested. The Regza 55X3 will be priced at roughly $10K, which is close to its Euro-specced counterpart when it launches in December. No US launch date is currently known. But, I'll take 3 of them, thank you.

Continue reading: Toshiba Regza 55X3 - 4K, glasses-free 3DTV (full post)

Sony PS3 to receive firmware update in early 2012, allows 4K still support

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Oct 4 2011 3:00 AM CDT

Sony are planning to update their PlayStation 3 to allow it to have support for 4096x2160 (4K) content. It will only be still content, but showing off some super high resolution photos on a 4K-capable screen or projector will look insanely awesome. The firmware update is planned for early 2012 and will let the PS3 support native output of 4K stills. The PlayStation store in Japan already has a PlayView "visual magazine" which supports both 4K and 3D.

Sony PS3 to receive firmware update in early 2012, allows 4K still support | TweakTown.com

This new update will allow any high resolution image to blow up to 4K resolution. Obviously you need a 4K-capable display or projector, but at least if you have the cash to spend on a 4K screen you now have something to use your PS3 for other than gaming and Blu-ray movies.

Continue reading: Sony PS3 to receive firmware update in early 2012, allows 4K still support (full post)

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