Monthly Archives: March 2010

Sony KDL40NX803/KDL40NX703 Launched

The Sony KDL40NX803 and Sony KDL40NX703 LED-based LCD televisions (which constitute Bravia’s 2010 PRESENCE range) have started trickling into Sony Centres across the United Kingdom this week. In addition to the affordable ESSENTIAL (EX) range, Sony’s 2010 line-up of Bravia HDTVs are further segmented into PRESENCE (NX), CINEMATIC (HX) and SIGNATURE (LX) ranges. Models in the PRESENCE (NX) and CINEMATIC ... Read More »

Panasonic TX-P50VT20 3D TV Unveiled

Hot on the heels of the Viera G20 NeoPDP plasma we reviewed recently, Panasonic will soon be releasing their flagship VT20 series — comprising the 50-inch Panasonic TX-P50VT20 and the gargantuan 65-inch Panasonic TX-P65VT20 — in the United Kingdom. Update 21 May 2010: We have completed and published a full review of the Panasonic TX-P50VT20. Note: Different countries may have ... Read More »

3 Problems Affecting 3DTV Adoption

Putting the technical aspects aside, there are three key obstacles presently affecting the 3D TV realm: the lack of content, compulsory eyewear, and deficiency in expertise required to produce immersive 3D content. The lack of content can be patched by converting existing 2D materials to 3D, but the depth of field may not be as effective in comparison to true ... Read More »

Panasonic TX-P42G20 Review

The Panasonic TX-P42G20 is the first of many new exciting HDTVs from various manufacturers to hit our review desk in 2010. On paper, the Panasonic TX-P42G20 offers quite a number of extra features — ranging from integrated Freeview HD tuner and USB-PVR functionality to THX certification and ISFccc controls — over last year’s Viera G10 series, but do these translate ... Read More »

Is 3D TV Here To Stay?

In the keynote speech at Panasonic Convention 2010, Bill Foster from Futuresource Consulting presented a persuasive argument in favour of 3D TV, and I happen to agree with him (for the most parts). The images below contain the highlights of the event, which are relatively self-explanatory. 3D, is this the “Real Deal”? There have been several attempts to launch 3D ... Read More »