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Month: July 2010

Making Cool High-Brightness LEDs

July 16, 2010 | Ibex Marketing

Okay. You are probably more interested in reading about OLEDs than LEDs. OLEDs are the thin displays that look way better than LCDs and are used in high-end mobile phones and will be here "any day now" in HDTVs. LEDs are those little thingies that make power indicators light up. But right now, LEDs are a whole lot more important to the HDTV industry than OLEDs. Way more important. The...

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Stylish 3D Glasses

July 15, 2010 | Ibex Marketing

I wrote about a future I envision where people would were those "goofy 3D glasses" on a regular basis. Now it appears that I may have been a pessimist in my vision. Marchon Eyewear has announced that it has licensed RealD technology for use in a line of 3D-compatible sunglasses. The glasses will be available through a variety of retail channels, including eye-care professionals who will be able to make...

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Get JVC Stuff by Liking It

July 14, 2010 | Ibex Marketing

I'm going out on a limb here, but I'm guessing that you have a Facebook account. If you don't, I still bet that you know what Facebook is. What started out as a way for students to keep in touch has become one of the keystones of "social media" on the Internet. And businesses have begun to take advantage of it, some of them in a big way. For example,...

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LG Creates “1-2-3D” Bundles

July 13, 2010 | Ibex Marketing

LG has announced its LED-sidelit LCD 3DTVs. The LX9500 series and LX6500 series both offer local dimming for increased contrast and better energy efficiency, optional WiFi connectivity, and come in 47" and 55" models. The LX9500 series also features ultra-thin design and 480 Hz refresh rates, compared with the 240 Hz for the LX6500 models. Both series include NetCast support, which access the Internet through your home network to provide...

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Netgear NAS Plays Nice with TiVo

July 12, 2010 | Ibex Marketing

Netgear has announced their new ReadyNAS Ultra storage devices. NAS stands for "network attached storage" which means that the data on its hard drives can be accessed by any device on your home network. This provides you with a powerful storage system that lets you share files and create backups of critical data -- including music, video, and photo files -- from all your home computers. One key feature of...

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Netflix to Stream Current Movies

July 9, 2010 | Ibex Marketing

The Netflix instant streaming service is free to subscribers of the company's disc rental service. Many customers love the streaming service, and some get more Netflix content from the Internet than from their mailbox. The one knock on the service is the fact that almost all of the content is , well, rather old. There are some classic movies, and a lot of old episodes of some great TV shows,...

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China to Become Top TV Market

July 8, 2010 | Ibex Marketing

I remember as a kid debating with friends what would happen if every person in China stood on a chair and jumped down to the floor at the same instant. We never came up with a satisfying answer (are there any seismologists in the audience who'd care to chime in?), but we know now what would happen if a lot of them decide to buy televisions at same time. According...

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Does Qualcomm Want to Dump FLO TV?

July 7, 2010 | Ibex Marketing

FLO TV is Qualcomm's mobile television service, which it provides under branded names for AT&T and Verizon, as well as directly to consumers. The service essentially provides cable TV content delivered by cell phone services. According to statements by the company CEO reported by Light Reading Mobile, the company is willing to maintain the role of service provider, but the main goal is to promote their MediaFLO technology that is...

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3D to Dominate Plasma by 2013

July 6, 2010 | Ibex Marketing

A press release from Displaybank predicts that by 2013, more than 86% of all plasma HDTVs sold will be 3D-ready. As the press release points out, it's easier for plasma to support 3D than it is for LCD technology, because plasma has an innate advantage with its much higher switching speed. The result is that the incremental cost for 3D support should be less for plasma than LCD. On the...

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All That Glitters Is Not Silver

July 5, 2010 | Ibex Marketing

You may have seen Swanni's merciless roasting of TV and movie personalities who do not fare well under the high resolution HD cameras. It's not just actors and actresses that have a problem with the new reality of HD programming however. It turns out that professional sports uniforms are not immune to the unintended effects of high res. The Dallas Observer ran a story about the fact that the famed...

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