August 29th, 2009

LED TVs are the newest technology in HDTV. LED High Definition Televisions use LED backlights replacing the standard Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamps used in most LCD televisions. The display is still a conventional LCD but changing the back light.

Without this backlight the image on a LCD display would produce little or no light of its own. The LEDs are placed along the outer edge of the LCD, projecting the light inwards without adding to the width of the screen. A light source on the outer rim of the TV makes it possible to regain space normally taken up by fluorescent light rods.

This technology enables the manufacturers to build thinner TV’s which can be less than two inches thick. Another …

Sony has further enhanced the picture quality of its new range of LCD TV’s by using Tri-colour LED backlighting technology called RGB Dynamic LED.

This is the next step up from using the conventional LED lighting which is white light.  The reason this is so exciting is because it creates more colours and increased depth in the picture which gives you the most natural images on screen.

The design of the Bravia XBR Series is slim and stylish and although the RGB LED technology used is not quite as thin as the LED Edge backlight technology used in the Sony ZX1 series, the XBR series makes up for the slightly extra width with it’s fantastic colour and depth of picture.

Sony RGB Dynamic LED TV

The Year of Smart TV?

April 29th, 2012

This year’s TV buyers may have little choice but to come home with a whole lot of bells and whistles. New TV sets are now being made on a new standard that includes internet hookup, which opens the door to hordes of other features: movie streaming, catch-up services, and even apps like Angry Birds.

These new machines have been dubbed “smart TV,” a term that has caught on more strongly after January’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Besides internet connectivity, the TVs come with voice recognition and motion control, which allows for game interfaces similar to the X-Box and the PlayStation 3. It also eliminates the need for remote controls—one …

How To Find A Cheap 50 Inch TV

August 26th, 2011

50 inch TVYou can trace the trajectory of TVs through garage sales: this seems to be the year people let go of their “fat screens” and bought into the sleek, wall-mounted, 50-inch-and-up range. But let’s face it, these TVs don’t go for peanuts. You may find the occasional cheap 50 inch TV at Costco or Walmart, but what are you giving up in terms of performance? It’s the kind of thing you don’t realize until you’ve shelled out the money.

Instead of going for the cheapest model, try to save by knowing what your needs are—and not paying for more. Much of the retail price of today’s TVs is for …

Plasma TV Test Factors

August 4th, 2011

Plasma TVs rose to prominence in the 2000s as the new go-to technology for high-definition displays. Its main advantages are its slim profile, low power consumption, and visual perks such as higher contrast ratio (deeper blacks) and minimal motion blur. To accurately test its quality against other HD displays, such as LCD, LED and OLED, companies use a series of tests that can last as long as six weeks.

The first thing they look at is picture quality. Often, the TVs display identical standard-definition clips in controlled lighting conditions, commonly a dim room that simulates a home cinema. Each model has a different brightness and contrast meter, and it’s important for …

Ten years ago, at the turn of the new millennium, a 42-inch plasma screen would go for close to $20,000. This would get you a standard-definition set that let you watch your 90s shows in a whole new light, not to mention saving you a considerable amount of electricity. It was as 21st-century as you could get.

Today, the same set would cost you under a thousand dollars. Throw in a few hundred more and you get HD capabilities, a larger screen, and the option to hook up to digital TV. But while the technology has gotten cheaper, on the higher end of the scale, the prices haven’t stopped growing. Here …

The Australian government will be pouring $376 million of the national budget into the switch to digital TV, as revealed in the budget announcement earlier this week. Officials from the Department for Broadband, Communications, and the Digital Economy (DBCDE) said they wanted to make the move as seamless as possible for everyone.

Analogue signals have already been switched off in some regions ahead of schedule, even as spectrum sales are expected to continue for a few more years. The government has long supported programs designed to make the transition easier, especially for less affluent communities. Part of this involves identifying and reaching “problem areas” where there digital reception is low.


Australians Warm Up to 3D

April 14th, 2011

Those 3D glasses in cinemas were never very popular, but that doesn’t seem to bother Australians—at least not the 137,000 who bought 3D TV sets last year, according to figures from GfK Retail and Technology, a tech market intelligence firm.

It’s only 4.4 percent of all TV sales from March 2010 to February 2011, during which some 3 million non-3D TV sets were sold. The spending on 3D adds up to A$361 million, while regular flat-screens raked in A$2.4 billion.

So the market penetration isn’t too impressive, but things are still looking bright for 3D. GfK’s data shows that market sales more than tripled from September 2010 to February 2011, excluding sets …


April 14th, 2010

Technology is always evolving and manufacturers are bringing out a new generation of TVs which are able to show 3D movies.  One type of these 3D capable televisions are the 3D LED TVs.

The use of LED (Light Emitting Diode) as the backlighting in the manufacture of LCD televisions has become very popular over the last few years as the technology has developed.  These televisions use the same principles of an LCD television but many of the newer versions of these TVs are referred to as LED due mainly to the different backlighting in use.  There are different types of LED TVs with some manufacturers choosing to use LED lights directly behind the screen which are controlled individually and other manufacturers …

3D Plasma TV

April 13th, 2010

The manufactures of plasma TVs have developed and are now releasing the first generation of 3D Plasma TVs.  These plasma TVs will have to compete for the 3D market alongside the 3D enabled LED and LCD TVs which are also being released to coincide with the release of the current 3D movies such as Avatar and Alice in Wonderland onto DVD.

One of the new 3D plasma TVs which has been released is the Panasonic Viera TC-P50VT25 which is the top of the line for the new full high definition 3D plasmas in the Panasonic range.  This model has many features including the new 1080p infinite black pro panel and THX movie mode and most importantly has  full HD 3D mode …


April 12th, 2010

Following on from the success of 3D movies such as Avatar and Alice in Wonderland the electronic industry has moved to develop and release 3D TVs which can give the viewer the cinema 3D effects in the comfort of their own home.  Two companies, Samsung and Sony, are the first to set a date for the release of 3D TVs which will start appearing in stores from July.  The release date of the 3D TVs will coincide with many of the current 3D movies that are showing in cinemas becoming available on DVD.

As with most releases of new technology the prices for new 3D TVs will be quite expensive with prices around the $US3000 for models from the Samsung range …

Win an LED TV!

January 10th, 2010

The Today Show on Channel 9 is running a competition this week to win a LG 47SL90QD LG LED TV and a MS409D wireless network HDD recorder with twin HD tuner!  Check it out here!
The MS409D, with twin HD tuner, records two channels at the same time and has a convenient network file sharing wi-fi connection, which allows playback from all your wi-fi devices. It comes with built-in 500G hard disk drive.
The SL90, includes a new borderless design which has a single sheet of glass covering the entire TV screen and an elegant never-seen-before design. The SL90’s LED technology has a 3 million:1 contrast ratio using the latest LED technology, which gives an unbelievably sharp and clear picture …