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Geoffrey Morrison  |  Jan 19, 2007  |  49 comments
In the February issue, the Samsung HL-S6188W was derided, and rightly so, for it’s staggering light output of almost 170 ft-Lamberts. For a 61-inch display, this is way to bright to watch in a dark room. It’s the kind of light output that hurts, literally.
Geoffrey Morrison  |  Jan 17, 2007  |  5 comments
As if the following coverage wasn't enough, here's some more pics of CES that kinda sorta don't fit here, so they're here.
Geoffrey Morrison  |  Jan 17, 2007  |  28 comments
JVC showed off a new LCD panel that uses LEDs as it’s backlight source. With no model number, price, or potential availability, it isn’t much of a story. What is, is the prototype 2.35:1 aspect ratio RPTV they were showing in the back. They wouldn’t let us take pictures, though, so you’ll just have to imagine it. Hate those black bars on the top and bottom when you’re watching movies? This is your answer, a rear-projection TV with a really widescreen aspect ratio. I hope they make it as I imagine a lot of people would love to get one despite the fact that if you watch anything with less than 2.35:1 aspect ratio, you’ll have bars on the sides. Oh well.
Geoffrey Morrison  |  Jan 17, 2007  |  2 comments
In case you missed it, check out our CES coverage here. I took some pictures at the show that didn’t fit in the show blog. You can find those here.
Geoffrey Morrison  |  Jan 09, 2007  |  1 comments
Shipping in April the TX-42F430S (42-inch $2,000) and the TX-47F430S (47-inch $2500) have a subtle but classy black and gray metal aesthetic. They also sport 4 HDMI inputs (capable of 1080p), integrated tuners, and a claimed 5000:1 contrast ratio.
Geoffrey Morrison  |  Jan 09, 2007  |  2 comments
Meridian showed off an iPod video dock (MV-D1) that upconverts the 320-by-240 or 640-by-480 video to 1080p via HDMI or 1080i via component. For either video when you’re on the go or on the go video in your home. A neat idea, though admittedly odd coming from a ultra-high-end audio company like Meridian.
Geoffrey Morrison  |  Jan 09, 2007  |  1 comments
This is... odd.
Geoffrey Morrison  |  Jan 09, 2007  |  1 comments
Although they are more famous for their massive copper heatsinks, Zalman showed off a 19-inch LCD that is capable of a real 3D mode. All you need is a fairly current Nvidia graphics card and special polarized glasses (not the red and blue ones of yore). The effect is incredible. Because most games are rendered in 3D already, letting us see it isn’t as difficult as you think. We will definitely be getting one of these in for test.
Geoffrey Morrison  |  Jan 09, 2007  |  1 comments
Sharp revealed a 108-inch LCD panel. It was 1080p of course, and while no price was mentioned, you can bet on it costing more than a little. It should be available this summer.
Geoffrey Morrison  |  Jan 09, 2007  |  1 comments
At the end of January Epson will release the PowerLite Pro Cinema 1080, a 3 LCD 1080p projector that has horizontal and vertical lens shift for only $4999. Not enough of a bargain for you? It will also come with a spare lamp and a ceiling mount.

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