Darryl Wilkinson

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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Jul 02, 2006 0 comments
Explay, a company focused on developing "nano-projector engines" to be used in a variety of consumer electronics products", says it has tested its nano-projector technology with several mobile devices (things like cell phones, digital camcorders, and portable media players) and successfully produced "eye-safe, always focused images".
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Jun 30, 2006 0 comments
Following the likes of Bang & Olufsen and Sony, Pioneer will open a retail store in the United States this August. The 32,000-square-foot company store, to be located at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, California, will offer Pioneer and Pioneer Elite components traditionally sold in the U.S. in addition to products currently available only in Japan. Pioneer intends for the store to be a testing ground for these and other new products. The company expects the retail outlet to provide it with consumer feedback that will "impact and enhance future product development."
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Jun 28, 2006 0 comments
Reuters reports that Toshiba President Atsutoshi Nishida provided this bit of corporate wisdom at an annual shareholders' meeting: "We have not given up on a unified format. We would like to seek ways for unifying the standards if opportunities arise." Mr. Nishida may have brought up (again) the idea of a single, unified format due to the fact that initial consumer response to HD DVD has not been overwhelming. Perhaps he was engaged in a bit of wishful thinking after it became clear that Sony will delay the introduction of its BDP-S1 Blu-ray Disc player until sometime in late October. Maybe he was acknowledging the fact that most consumers couldn't care less which format becomes a de facto standard as long as there's only one format.
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Jun 27, 2006 0 comments
Good things come to those who wait, but great video sometimes takes longer to arrive than great audio thanks to the extensive image processing that is typical with high-definition video. The result is a kind of psychic audio ability wherein the viewer is able to hear things before he actually sees them. Although it has nothing to do with Millie Vanillie or Ashlee Simpson, the phenomenon is technically known as "lip-sync error".
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Jun 26, 2006 0 comments
New home buyers with $20,000 to $40,000 to spare for home entertainment can turn to Sony's expandable, installation-ready NHS-3020 system. Sony says the system provides discrete control and support of audio and video content for a 7.1-channel home theater, with the resources to control up to 12 additional rooms of audio and video.
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Jun 14, 2006 0 comments
Since the days when near-humans first descended from the trees (substitute your own particular theory of creation/evolution/intelligent design here), mankind has faced one overwhelming problem: how do you watch TV outside?
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Jun 13, 2006 0 comments
Oh, why can't we just have digital movie downloads and forget this whole packaged media era?
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Jun 12, 2006 0 comments
Panasonic thinks - and rightly so - that a lot of consumers haven't got a clue as to what HDTV really is or how to get real HDTV content. The company also says they expect almost three million of these clueless people (some of them probably understand what's going on, but a lot more of them don't) will purchase plasma TVs this year. For those smart enough to buy a Panasonic plasma HDTV, the manufacturer will offer the Panasonic Plasma Concierge program.
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Jun 11, 2006 0 comments
Texas Instruments says 10 million DLP units have been shipped in the ten years since the technology's inception in 1996. (Wow-bulation, Batman, that's a lot of flippin' mirrors!)
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Jun 06, 2006 0 comments
Belkin's AV24502 (or, in Belkin's more verbose form: PureAV HDMI Interface 3-to-1 Video Switch) solves the problem of having too many HDMI-equipped sources and too few HDMI inputs on your receiver or prepro. The new brain-drain-free device provides an all-digital connection between three separate HDMI sources and one HDMI-hungry home theater receiver.

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