Darryl Wilkinson

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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Jul 14, 2006 0 comments
Sanyo made news earlier this year when the company introduced what it touted as the world's smallest and lightest high-definition digital media camera. The original $800 HD1 is being replaced by an upgraded model, the HD1a. The new model is scheduled to debut in September at $699.99 MSRP. In addition to retaining all the features of the previous model, the HD1a will add a selectable 16:9 widescreen still picture mode, in-camera video editing capability, and a recording mode optimized for viewing on small-screen portable media players.
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Jul 13, 2006 0 comments
Sony is the best brand around - or so say the majority of the 2,351 U.S. adults surveyed online by Harris Interactive between June 7 and 13, 2006. This marks the seventh consecutive year that Sony has made it to the top spot beating out other brands such as Dell, Coca-Cola, Ford, Honda, and Apple.
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Jul 12, 2006 0 comments
HDNet took a break from filming high-definition bikinis on beaches to bag veteran news anchor Dan Rather who will produce and host a new program called "Dan Rather Reports". The show will premiere exclusively on HDNet beginning in October.
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Jul 11, 2006 0 comments
Gefen's new analog-to-digital video scaler takes the VGA output from a single analog video source, such as a computer's analog video output or a DVD player's component video output, and scales it to 1280 x 1024 (for computers) or 1080i (for HDTVs). The input resolution is automatically detected while the output resolution and refresh rate can be selected through the unit's on-screen display menu or front panel push buttons. As a result, the company says, installation can be accomplished "in seconds." (That seems a bit optimistic, unless they're talking about double or maybe even triple digits. But we get the point.)
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Jul 10, 2006 0 comments
Authentic Ltd says their new ASS-60AK Speaker Screen can produce high-quality sound directly from the screen itself - and do it without causing any degradation in picture quality.
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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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