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Roll-Up the TV

January 19, 2006 | Ibex Marketing

A 50" TV takes up a lot of space, no matter what technology you use. And they get pretty heavy; a plasma panel that size can weigh 100 pounds or more. Imagine an HDTV that disappears when you're not watching it. It can be done. Instead of using glass substrates to create the panels, you can use plastic that is thin and flexible. In theory at least, you could then...

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How to Make a Fortune in HDTV

January 17, 2006 | Ibex Marketing

One of my favorite jokes goes something like this: Q: How can you make a small fortune in the HDTV business? A: Well, first you start with a large fortune, and .... Given the steep competition between technologies, and between manufacturers within the same technology segment, many business strategies seem to be a race to see who can lose the most money the fastest. Competition for retail customers is also...

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CES 2006: HDTV Conference

January 13, 2006 | Ibex Marketing

Wow -- where did this week go? I've been digging through all the information I picked up at CES in Las Vegas (plus catching up on all the work that accumulates when you're away from your desk for a week). And I still haven't given a summary of the HDTV Business Conference that was held on Wednesday, January 4, sponsored by Insight Media and Elliot Schlam Associates. It was an...

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CES 2006: Watching a Supernova

January 11, 2006 | Ibex Marketing

Sometimes a little rejection is a good thing. And sometimes a lot is even better! While traipsing around the various mammoth exhibit halls at the Las Vegas Convention Center, I passed the DNP exhibit. DNP is Dai Nippon Printing, and is one of the leading makers of display screens for front projectors. I got a chance to see their Supernova screen in person. The screen is different from most in...

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LG Aims for #1 Spot

January 6, 2006 | Ibex Marketing

CEO and Vice Chairman of LG Electronics, S.S. Kim, recently stated that he intends to make his company first in the worldwide television market. According to a press release by SpatiaLight, LG will use SpatiaLight's LCoS imagers to create a 71" rear-projection HDTV. This is interesting news, but SpatiaLight's release contained a startling statement: "LG expects that LCoS televisions will cause a sensation in the marketplace because of their price...

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Beyond HDTV? Plenty of Pixels

December 20, 2005 | Ibex Marketing

Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO) is one of the major Taiwanese producers of LCD panels. The company announced recently that it had created a 56" diagonal LCD-TV panel with "quad full high-definition" -- QFHD -- with 3,840 by 2,160 pixels. Yes, that's the equivalent of four 28" 1080p panels tiled together. CMO says that it intends to produce the panel in volume by the third quarter of 2006. It's clever, and...

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USA CRT Plant to Close

December 14, 2005 | Ibex Marketing

Matsushita announced recently that it plans to close the CRT manufacturing plant in Troy, Ohio, which it owns in partnership with Toshiba. The plant builds CRTs for use in televisions, sold under a variety of brand names including Panasonic. Declining sales for CRTs in the face of the rising popularity of flat-panel LCD and plasma models led to the decision, and the plant is slated to close in February, 2006....

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New LCD HDTV: Astar is Born?

December 12, 2005 | Ibex Marketing

Last week, Astar announced the release of its LTV 3201, a 32-inch LCD HDTV. The model has 1,366 by 768 pixel resolution, making it suitable for 720p content. It carries a suggested list price of $1,299.99, but it can already be found for sale on the Web for under $1,000. Full specifications for the LTV 3201 are available at the Astar Web site. One point to make is that this...

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Mitsubishi Wants HD-MTV!

December 6, 2005 | Ibex Marketing

January 16, 2006 is the date for the launch of MTV's new HD music channel, MHD. (Music-High Definition, I presume?) The station will air original and aquired music-based HD content. And on Monday, Mitsubishi Electric announced that it will be the charter sponsor of the new channel. Expect to see Mitsubishi displays sprinkled around the Vail, Colorado studios that will be home to the new station, as well as the...

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Brillian Bundles Tune-Up

December 2, 2005 | Ibex Marketing

Some of you may remember the early days of color TV. There was endless fiddling with the controls; people on the screen seemed to suffer from apoplexy, then jaundice, and then apparent sea sickness as you changed from channel to channel. Fortunately, color fidelity has been solved fairly well (even though engineers still quip that NTSC stands for "Never Twice the Same Color"). But as we move to high-end HDTV...

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