I was buzzing around over on the FCC website today looking at some recent filings, when what did I come upon but a virtual goldmine of spanking new flat-panel displays on the way from LG in early 2010.
I’m really digging the svelte looks of the newly announced Toshiba Camileo S20 camcorder. Not only does the compact video camera feature a super-slim 17mm thick body, it can capture high-definition video in glorious 1080p (1920 x 1280) resolution.
This nifty little media player claims it can play just about any video format you can throw at it. The Mvix Ultio 1080p Media Center not only can play a ton of codecs, but can stream video from many web-based video services as well.
I can imagine how a streaming service can send movies, HDTV, and high-quality music to homes, but games as well? Hmmm. That’s what XStreamHD claim they will provide, apparently via Care Bear satellite beams.
Seriously though, XStreamHD’s got a lot on their hands, and I’m not just talking about their patent-pending technologies.
While I’m not a huge fan of many of those old full-motion-video (FMV) games, I have to keep a place in my heart for Space Ace, a surprisingly entertaining FMV laserdisc-based game created by some of the industry’s most respected animators.
By now, we’ve all heard plenty about Blu-Ray, HD DVD and the so-called HD “format wars”. Now a little upstart disc format known as HD VMD has started to ship their very first players for less than half (correction: now just a little bit less than) the price of the cheapest standalone Blu-Ray and HD DVD machines.
Shuttle is well known for their small-form-factor PCs. Their latest models are perfect for a high-end home theater, and can be loaded up with everything you’d need in a single, compact box.
The top-of-the-line Shuttle D’VO SG33G5M Deluxe features 1080p high-definition video output via an HDMI output.
Texas Instruments today took the wraps off their latest DLP chipset (the “It’s the mirrors…” projection engine). TI claims the new DarkChip 4 chipset improves the contrast ratio over the previous series by 30% or more.
Fans of Sony’s SXRD line of projectors, start getting your checkbooks ready. The latest entry in Sony’s line of high-quality front projectors has emerged and it’s looking pretty badass.
The Bravia VPL-VW200 is the top-of-the-line successor to Sony’s flagship VPL-VW100 projector.
If you’re a regular reader of Technabob, you probably know that I’m a big fan of LCOS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon) based projectors. In terms of image quality, contrast and lack of visible pixel structure, they’re second only to good old CRTs.
Sanyo has just taken the wraps off their latest compact digital camcorder, and this one’s a real heavy-hitter. The new DMX-HD1000 not only grips nicely in the palm of your hand, it can record movies a stellar 1920 x 1080 video resolution.
Sony Japan has just announced a number of new flat-panel LCD televisions in the BRAVIA line. The W5000, V5000 and V3000 series come in sizes ranging from 40 to 52 inches.
All of the models feature a full HD 1080p 10-bit LCD panel.
While Sceptre isn’t necessarily as well known as brands like Sony and Samsung, they do actually make pretty decent HDTVs. That said, if you’re looking for an bargain-priced way to break into the high-def big screen world, check out this limited time deal from Costco.
Mitsubishi has started to trickle out shipments of their latest massive DLP rear projector set, and it’s loaded with all sorts of newfangled goodies to give you the best picture possible.
The new Mitsubishi WD-73734 features a huge 73-inch diagonal widescreen, but is only 17.5-inches deep.
Projector maker InFocus today revealed their new home theater projector that offers full 1080p native resolution.
The new Play Big IN82 projector features a TI DarkChip3 DLP light engine, and a maximum contrast ratio of 12,000 to 1, thanks to an iris system.