Monthly Archives: March 2011

Philips Join Passive 3D Race By Launching 50PFL7956 & 42PFL7606 LED TV

Philips has unveiled its 2011 lineup of HDTV displays at the company’s annual product launch event in Barcelona today. In addition to active-shutter models, the Dutch conglomerate is going to offer passive 3D TV sets for the first time, following in the footsteps of Korean TV maker LG Electronics who unleashed its 3D LCD TVs equipped with FPR (film-type patterned ... Read More »

Sony Embraces Tennis, Promising Wimbledon 2011 In 3D & Buying Hawk-Eye

Sony is looking to endear itself to tennis fans worldwide, as the company announced this week that it will be filming selected Wimbledon 2011 tennis matches in all their 3D glory, which will then be broadcast live in 3D cinemas worldwide. The Japanese HDTV manufacturer has also bought over Winchester-based firm Hawk-Eye Innovations Ltd which is responsible for the ball-tracking ... Read More »

Beijing Pressures Sharp To Upgrade Chinese LCD TV Panel Factory To G10

Having swiftly approved Samsung’s and LG’s requests to build cutting-edge LCD manufacturing plants in China last year, the Chinese government is having some reservations about giving the go-ahead to a similar application from Sharp Corporation, the Japanese national newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun has reported. This is due to the Osaka-headquartered TV maker’s reluctance to disclose sensitive details on its latest technologies ... Read More »

Larger LCD TV Panels Are More Likely To Sport LED Backlight Technology

The latest data from DisplaySearch has revealed that the larger the screen size, the greater the prevalence of LED backlighting among the LCD TV panels that were shipped globally in the final quarter of 2010. The California-based market research firm also forecast that LED backlight technology will be found on more than half of LCD televisions this year, calling it ... Read More »

BBC To Build On EPG & Red Button Service To Enrich Internet TV Viewing

Given the popularity of its iPlayer catch-up TV service, BBC knows a thing or two about designing a compelling video-on-demand (VoD) application. Not resting on its laurels, the UK public service broadcaster aims to introduce some innovative measures that will further enrich the interactive television viewing experience, as internet-enabled TV (IETV) models gain mass market penetration. That is the message ... Read More »