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DisplayMate Now Tweets!

January 28, 2010 | Ibex Marketing

Raymond Soneira is the creator of DisplayMate, which is an excellent program that can quickly tell you volumes about your display, whether it's an HDTV, a computer monitor, a notebook, or even a cell phone. I used DisplayMate extensively for many years when I developed and used the display tests for PC Magazine, and they still use the program today in the product testing. While I don't entirely agree with...

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Reader Question: Ban the Black Bars?

January 20, 2010 | Ibex Marketing

Q: I was visiting someone with a high definition TV. When they play back DVDs (normal ones, not Blu-ray), the images were letterboxed with black stripes on the top and bottom of the screen. What gives? I expect letterboxing on a square CRT but not on a widescreen HDTV. The TV plays HD broadcast channels in full screen mode just fine. Michael Horowitz A: You're certainly not alone in your...

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Prices Holding Steady

December 28, 2009 | Ibex Marketing

If Santa didn't put a flat screen in your stocking, you don't need to cry or pout, as the good prices on LCD and plasma HDTVs seem to be hanging around like the extra pounds gained from holiday cheer. I've checked a couple price watch sites, and conducted my own unscientific scan of a stack of sales flyers I have here that date back to early November. The bottom line...

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Is 3DTV in the Cloud?

November 10, 2009 | Ibex Marketing

Friend and colleague Jon Peddie is one of the leading analysts and experts in the area of graphics processing and related display concepts. In his blog yesterday, he mused about the role of cloud computing in various applications. He pointed out that lots of server farms have idle CPU cycles, and just as we rely on power plants as a central source of electrical power, there are applications where we...

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NBA Knicks Get Courtside LED TVs — Really

October 23, 2009 | Ibex Marketing

While 10 NBA teams now use DLP rear-projection modules from ANC Sports Enterprises as courtside displays, the New York Knicks are the first to use the company's new LED modules. Built by Mitsubishi, the panels are thinner and have better viewing angles than the bulkier DLP models. Note that these are true LED displays, where individual LEDs are used to create the image on the screen. This is different from...

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California Pushes Energy Savings

September 21, 2009 | Ibex Marketing

It used to be that a 35" TV was about as big as you'd get for home use. Now many people are buying rear-projection and flat panel displays that are much larger, and there are concerns that these sets are more power hungry than the TVs that they replace. As is often the case, California is trying to get out in front on this issue. While the federal government has...

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InfoComm 2009: No Bulb in the Projector

June 18, 2009 | Ibex Marketing

Front projectors are a terrific value for HDTV content; 1080p projectors can cost $1,200 or less and 720p models can cost well under $1,000. As John Jatinen of Epson puts it, they are the thinnest screen possible. And if you want a large image, they are much less expensive than an equivalent flat panel. Front projectors can also be much less intrusive in a home decor than a large flat...

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Pico Projectors Getting Better

June 17, 2009 | Ibex Marketing

Pico projectors are the tiny devices that are small enough to be built into a cell phone or portable media player, but can still create an image large enough that a few people can watch it at the same time. Insight Media organized the Projector Summit here in Orlando, before InfoComm 2009, and a number of companies demonstrated their latest designs. In general, resolutions are getting higher and the devices...

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The Norwegian Blue of HDTV

April 17, 2009 | Ibex Marketing

Last week, Mitsubishi announced its lineup of premium TV models for 2009. In addition to a range of flat panel LCD HDTVs, the company also announced seven new rear projection DLP models which makes them the last major company to still emphasize DLP HDTVs. (It is interesting to note that the company's press release did not mention the term "rear projection" at all, and only mentioned "DLP" in the footnotes.)...

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What is the “Best” Flat Panel TV?

April 3, 2009 | Ibex Marketing

I received an offer to do some cross-promotion with a site call Wize. According to the email, the company "aggregates and analyzes millions of reviews from around the web to determine the best products for specific uses / intentions." It's an interesting site, but I am not sure that its source information is capable of providing the conclusions that they offer. In short, I don't believe that this service can...

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