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jon iverson  |  Sep 23, 2001  |  0 comments

With some manufacturers pushing prices down in the 60" plasma display market (see <A HREF="">previous</A>), <A HREF="">Runco</A> is pushing the performance and price edge even higher with its introduction of a new 61" diagonal widescreen plasma monitor with outboard video processor.

jon iverson  |  Sep 23, 2001  |  0 comments

Last week <A HREF="">Broadcom</A>, <A HREF="">Genesis Microchip</A>, and <A HREF="">Texas Instruments</A> announced the introduction of what they describe as a cross-platform digital interconnect standard for the consumer electronics industry and an extension of the Digital Visual Interface (DVI) version 1.0. The companies say that this new standard encompasses the necessary requirements for a "superior digital interconnect technology" used in a variety of consumer electronics such as DVD players, high definition television, and digital set-top boxes.

jon iverson  |  May 06, 2001  |  0 comments

Last week, <A HREF="">Ravisent Technologies</A> announced a technology partnership with <A HREF="">Oren Semiconductor</A>, which sells DSP-based digital television demodulator ICs to manufacturers such as Sony, Hughes, and Global Telemann Systems for use in TVs, VCRs, PC cards, and set-top boxes. Ravisent and Oren say they will jointly develop complete broadcast reception and playback solutions for delivering HDTV broadcasts to consumers using the current generation of personal computers.

jon iverson  |  Mar 12, 2000  |  0 comments

Last week, <A HREF="">iBlast Networks</A>, which comprises 12 major television broadcast groups, announced that it has formed a national network that it says will use a dedicated portion of the digital spectrum assigned to local television stations to deliver a "wide array of high-speed, over-the-air broadband digital content and services" direct to consumers. iBlast claims that this digital content will include music, video, games, software, and other applications.

jon iverson  |  May 27, 2001  |  0 comments

Last week <A HREF="">LaserPacific Media</A> (LP) announced what it terms a "significant" technology milestone that it says will accelerate the efficiency and cost effectiveness of high-definition post-production services. The company reports that its new High Definition SuperComputer Assembly system creates <A HREF="">24P High Definition</A> programs as pure digital data and not digital video as do other current systems.

jon iverson  |  Jul 01, 2001  |  0 comments

Just imagine if you could have this for your home theater system: <A HREF="">IBM</A> announced last week the T220, which the company is calling the world's highest-resolution flat panel monitor. Unfortunately for us, IBM says that the new display will enable "photograph-quality" imaging for science, banking, engineering, publishing, medicine, and business-critical visualization tasks, and is not likely to appear in consumer living rooms anytime soon.

jon iverson  |  Jan 06, 2002  |  0 comments

No doubt about it, the markets for video projection systems for home theater use is a hot one, and two new companies are preparing to jump into the fire. The first is Accurate Imaging Technologies, which will be launched officially at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week by James Wellnitz, former president and CEO of Vidikron of America, and Bob Rosser, president and owner of custom installation retailer, Ultimate Entertainment.

jon iverson  |  Jul 26, 1998  |  0 comments

For businesses wanting to learn more about the digital TV future, a new report from <A HREF="">Phillips Business Information</A> (not to be confused with Philips Electronics) is stuffed full of juicy information. The report, entitled <A HREF=""><I>Digital Television Broadcasting</I></A>, predicts that DTV "is likely to involve a profound transformation in the consumer's use of the TV set, changing him from a passive receiver of a small number of scheduled programs to an active chooser from a massive range of programming and services, many increasingly available on demand."

jon iverson  |  Feb 20, 2000  |  0 comments

Late last week, <A HREF="">Intel</A> and <A HREF="">Sony</A> announced that they intend to collaborate in an effort to give consumers the ability to share electronic content between PCs and various consumer electronic devices, including home entertainment systems (digital televisions, set-top boxes), digital cameras, digital camcorders, and portable music players. Intel says that the effort is part of the companies' vision of the "e-Home" of the future, in which the Internet will be available throughout a range of devices.

jon iverson  |  Nov 05, 2000  |  0 comments

The results of a recent study released by <A HREF="">TechTrends</A> last week reveal that consumer electronics manufacturers are poised to take significant market share from traditional set-top box makers. TechTrends reports that, by next year, half of North America's leading cable operators will deploy digital set-top boxes from Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer or Sony, at the expense of Motorola and Scientific-Atlanta.