Thomas J. Norton

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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Jan 08, 2015 0 comments
You’ve heard of Google Glass, now make way for Toshiba Glass. It certainly sounds much the same. And that was just one of the ways Toshiba’s booth was dramatically different than in the past...
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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Jan 08, 2015 0 comments
At 400 watts and $15,000 each, the new Mark Levinson monoblock (single-channel) power amplifier is not for the feint of heart or the light of wallet. Everyone else can line up to purchase 11 of them for their 7.2.4 Dolby Atmos systems!
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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Jan 07, 2015 0 comments
Most equipment stands just hold your gear. The Bell’o Manhattan is one of two Bell’o stands to which you can add a fireplace module and keep things warm and toasty...
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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Jan 07, 2015 0 comments
In a hidden room on the show floor, LG was showing two prototype High Dynamic Range (HDR) 4K sets (not shown in the photo here). One was an LCD design with full-array backlighting (full-array will be found in best HDR LCD sets, when they arrive in stores), the other an OLED...
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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Jan 07, 2015 1 comments
Samsung was featuring its flagship 9500 series, dubbed S UHDTVs. There will be two sizes (65- and 88-inches) with initial availability said to be coming in February...
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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Jan 07, 2015 0 comments
LG announced a bewildering array of 4K Ultra HDTVs backlit either by LEDs or the new kid on the block, Quantum Dots...
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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Jan 07, 2015 2 comments
While the Panasonic booth was heavy on things other than HDTVs and Ultra HDTVs (unlike past years, where walls of the Panasonic were covered with now defunct plasma sets), there were a couple of items of video interest...
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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Jan 07, 2015 1 comments
TCL showed what they claimed to be the world's largest 110-inch curved 4K UltraHDTV. Presumably that means that it's bigger than all of the other 110-inch curved 4K UltraHD sets out there.
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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Jan 06, 2015 0 comments
TCL is one of the Chinese HDTV makers vying for attention at CES. While still little known in this country, the company claims to have produced 30 million HDTVs this year, the bulk of them going, so far, to markets other than the U.S. (most, of course, were sold in China). The company has 75,000 employees, with 23 R&D facilities, 21 manufacturing bases, and markets in 80 countries. It’s also building a new panel factory (it also sells panels to other manufacturers, some of them outside of China, for use in their sets). That factory will be 70% devoted to making TFT LCD panels and, interestingly, 30% to OLED.
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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Jan 06, 2015 0 comments
On my walk from the Westgate hotel to the convention center I passed through the North Hall and ran into...a car show! Well not exactly, though most major car makers had room on the show floor. The emphasis was on car electronics and electronic car accessories.

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