Posts Tagged ‘TV’

Sanyo short throw projector displays 1920×1200 image from 2 feet away

April 29th, 2009 2 comments

Sanyo projector displays 1920×1200

This is Sanyo’s new projector.  It uses mirrors, lenses, and lasers (lasers!) to throw a 100 inch 1920×1080 image.  At a distance of 2 feet.  No more needing a concert hall to get a decent size projector image.  You could back this thing up almost against the wall with no loss of size (and size does matter, boys and girls – at least in the world of projection TVs).  Unfortunately, Sanyo is planning to use this for boring stuff like billboards and conferences, and it’ll be a bit before commercial units come out.  But the tech may make it into home theatres eventually.  And that would be awesome.

via TechOn

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Philips Cinema 21:9 LCD TV shows true movie format

April 28th, 2009 No comments

I absolutely hate hate hate hate those black bars above/below my movies when I watch at home. The whole point of getting a big screen LCD or plasma TV is to replicate the movie experience. You don’t see those silly bars in the theatres now do you? Well Philips hears your pain. And they have produced this gorgeous beauty.

Philips Cinema 21:9

Philips Cinema 21:9

This is the Philips Cinema 21:9 LCD TV. It is the first truly cinematic screen tv, meaning that it reproduces exactly the screen dimensions of your local cineplex. It is full HD, meaning 2560×1080, not this 1920×1200 junk you’re used to in the standard 16:9 format. It is also equipped with Philips’ Ambilight technology to set the proper mood when you’re watching your porn…er I mean art flick. Built in cable tuners capable of showing 1080p signals. Wi-Fi enabled, so you can watch Hulu and YouTube and the like. DLNA certified, so you can stream video from your PC. Man, with this baby, why would you ever leave your couch?

Downsides? Unfortunately, only available in Europe. Black bars on the sides instead of the top/bottom when you’re watching TV. And not out yet. Oh well – I’ll have to pick one up for the pad in Barcelona next time I’m on the Continent….

Does Size Really Matter?

February 18th, 2009 No comments

Here at GadgetMETER we recently featured Panasonic’s new 103 inch television.  As it turns out, the 103 inch plasma screen tv is not the biggest one.  Panasonic one upped themselves with a 150 inch version.

Before all of you out there with your average sized 36 inchers start to get self concious, it is important to note that it is improbable that the 150 incher will be available for sale to the public anytime soon.  So, there really is not need to feel ashamed or embarrassed about having a smaller television.  Besides, you would have to wonder where a TV that large could be kept.  It is unlikely that most people have enough room in their house, and on their walls to accomodate a 150 inch television.  Even if you could, you would have to watch it from the back yard in an attempt to preserve your eyesight.

Just to put things in perspective, check out the pictures and see how the size of the TV measures up against the average sized man.

Panasonic 150" HDTV

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Touch “Air” Hockey on Plasma TV

February 18th, 2009 No comments

Endgadget publicly unveiled what could be the first of a new range of innovative table games.  Panasonic unveiled a new 103 inch plasma T.V. which utilizes the multi-touch technology allowing users to play “air” or table hockey.

The plasma TV market got a bit smaller recently as technology companies Vizio and Pioneer announced that they were done competing in the Plasma TV market.  It seems that Panasonic has just begun.  The huge 103 inch television is almost double the size of any “normal” TV for sale today.  Adding in the multi-touch technology makes the TV almost seem like a grossly oversized smartphone.  Perhaps, they will add other “smartphone” games to these TV’s in the future, as an extra perk for buyers.

What does this mean for the future of the table gaming industry?  Should we expect Panasonic Multi-Touch Billiards or Foosball anytime soon?  Don’t count on it…But keep your eyes peeled for more innovation.

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