Thomas J. Norton

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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 1 comments
Remember when Nakamichi was a leading maker of cassette decks? No? Maybe you haven't been around long enough...
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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Jan 06, 2015 0 comments
Fellow video scribe Pete Putman has described CES as the Chinese Electronics show. While not quite the case, you might think so if your only exposure to the show was the walk between the Las Vegas Convention Center and the adjoining Westgate hotel...
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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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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Jan 06, 2015 0 comments
Sharp’s 4K UHD lineup consists of three ranges, with a (claimed) wider selection of truly big screens than any other company. Sharp also showed a Super Slim UHDTV, less than ½ inch thick.
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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Jan 06, 2015 0 comments
But didn't they used to make turntables? Or more specifically, record changers?
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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Jan 06, 2015 0 comments
An increasing number of manufacturers are starting to use Quantum Dots as a light source for their LCD TVs, replacing LEDs. QD Vision is a major supplier of these devices...
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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Jan 06, 2015 Published: Jan 05, 2015 0 comments
Ultra-D is a development of Stream TV Networks, in conjunction with partnering companies, to offer glasses free 3D. Their press event was a less elaborate affair than the usual CES press event (though the awful photograph shown here is largely my fault!).

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