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YouTube® to Join VIZIO® Internet Apps Family

VIZIO Internet apps will shortly see a YouTube widget.

At the commencement of CES 2012, it got clear that technology is really moving at a rapid pace. The entire show revealed an exciting line of products all ranging from mobile phones, computing devices, digital cameras, and some luxurious televisions. VIZIO, an American television manufacturer, showcased several impressive TV models. But, the thing which made them stand out from other brands was their Internet apps. VIZIO Internet apps are pre-configured in an Internet TV with a purpose to deliver high and rich media content directly from the web. Thus far, VIZIO does authorize to take advantage of apps like Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo news, Skype, and many more. In fact, you can request some movies or videos from the integrated widgets. Just recently, the company has tweeted that YouTube app is likely to join their Internet apps family.

Although it is too early to predict about the models supporting this feature, yet it will be great to stream and watch YouTube videos on a high-definition screen. Unquestionably, the functionality is dynamic in nature and one can easily play with the built-in apps using a wireless remote control. So, your television is no more an idiot box. Get ready to surf the web and access the popular Internet apps along with your favorite TV programs.

LG Planning 3D Technology without Glasses

LG is planning to unveil a Smartphone with 3D viewing and recording capability. And an added benefit of viewing 3D videos without the bulky glasses. Named as Optimus 3D it is planned to unveil at Mobile World Congress at Barcelona this year. The phone touted to be the most advanced and running on innovation will feature a dual-lens camera for 3D recording and a LCD screen for displaying the visual content. It comes with a 4.3 inch LCD with 800×480 resolutions. Parallax barriers are used as a series of light-blocking slits attached to the front of the LCD panel according to LG to help differentiate between the left and right image without requiring special 3D viewing glasses which gives us the perception of depth. It comes with HDMI and DLNA connectivity options to connect with a visual display or another media device for a rich media experience. It is rumored to run on NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor to power its 1080p HD video playback and recording.with a 8 megapixel camera with flash a front camera for video calling. The high resolution screen display is guaranteed to ensure an ultimate gaming and video experience. 3D enabled visual experience in a handheld device is not a new experience, Nintendo 3DS already has made an entry in this market. It also boasts of glasses free 3D experience. However the 3D effect can only be seen if you are staring at the screen from the front end, tilting negates the 3d effect. However the 3D effect is so mind-blowing that you would forgive Nintendo for this. It is not “characters coming out of the screen” 3D but depth 3D, and all this without the cumbersome 3D glasses.

LG’s press release states that the LG Optimus 3D addresses the lack of 3D content issue – one of the biggest challenges facing the 3D market – with a complete platform for a one-of-a-kind experience on a mobile device. They continued, stating that LG’s most advanced Smartphone to date would be featuring a dual-lens camera for 3D recording, a glasses-free LCD panel for 3D viewing and diverse connectivity options such as HDMI and DLNA for 3D content sharing anytime, anywhere.

The market trends are currently moving towards 3D with gaming Smartphones and televisions all moving towards this future. Sooner or later more and more companies will embrace 3D. LG has made the first steps towards this in cell phones. This was a future only imagined and now LG has brought it to our hands. Shape and form has been given to one of our fantasies. LG will have to be careful though that only 3D will not make its phone sell, it should have complimenting power packed features like a high processing power and a good battery life to make it against the huge array of Smartphones lined up for a release. This 14th of February in Barcelona at the Mobile World congress be prepared to be bedazzled.

Toshiba to offer 3D LCD TV Glasses for free

LCD is the abbreviation of Liquid Crystal Display which is used in almost all kind of display devices like monitors, television, motor display panels, digital instruments etc. LCD is very flat and thin visual display and it uses the light modulation attribute of to provide crisp and clear display from liquid crystals.

Earlier computer monitors and television were dependent on CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) technology which was very bulky in size and was power consuming as well. Although the discovery and research on LCD was started in 1988, but the actual use of LCD in computer and electronic equipment started in 2008. Since then it has vanished all other type of display motions from the marker as it is clear, light, and reliable and takes very less space to fit in. LCD monitor do not face the problem of image burn an it does not contain phosphors.

The latest development in LCD television is Glass-free 3D LCD television. 3D is tree-dimensional representation of the graphics used in computer or on your television but earlier you need to have special goggles to get the real 3D experience on theatre or on television. The new glass-free 3D LCD TV will eliminate the need of these special goggles and you can enjoy any 3D movie or game on at your home on you LCD TV.

Recently, Toshiba had announced that company will be selling glass-free 3D LCD televisions in Japan.

Toshiba is one of the largest company which deals in consumer products, infrastructure, electronic products and devices. It is based in Tokyo, Japan and has been in business since ages and has been providing quality products to its customers.

Toshiba has been a pioneer in home appliances and has been providing innovative products for long. The company has built a great brand and creates a name value for itself.

Toshiba’s latest prototype on glass-free 3D LCD TV was recently displayed in a largest gadget expo in Japan and it has already created news there.

This small screen size glass free 3D TVs are designed to especially for the small home user groups. Many experts believe that the product is definitely going to change the market strategy and consumer experience in home cinema market.

It is also to be considered as the pioneer step in 3D TV development however it might take longer to build the larger 3D television and monitors.

Toshiba’s 3D TV will be launched with the brand name as Rezga which does not require any glasses for 3D experience. It will be launched with 2 models in the beginning which are 12’ inch and 20’ inch in size. Although there has not been any announcement of the price for these 3D TVs, but it is suspected that it can cost between the prices of $1300 to $1800.

So just wait and watch for the amazing product to hit the market and have the wonderful 3D experience at your home, but of course if you can shell out a handsome amount of money.

LG 47LE5500 Presents great Visual Acuity

LG 47LE5500 47 inch screen presents great picture quality in terms of HD video playback. With a mega contrast ratio of 5,000,000:1, you can watch movies on this LCD screen with greater clarity. If you are thinking of having more space in your living room or bedroom then the ultra slim design will give more prominence to your interiors.

Some of the specifications of LG 47LE5500 LCD TV are as follows:


  • Series Name: LE5500
  • Screen Size: 47
  • Backlight: LED
  • IPS – Advanced LCD Panel: Yes


  • Wireless Ready: Yes
  • Spot Control: Yes
  • Broadband: Yes
  • DLNA: Yes


  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080p
  • Viewing Angle (degree): 178 / 178
  • Color Reproduction (RGB): 10 bit
  • Life Span (Hrs): 60000


  • Full HD 1080p: Yes
  • TruMotion 100Hz: Yes
  • Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 5,000,000:1
  • Response time (millisecond): 2.4ms
  • DivX through USB 2.0: Yes
  • XD Engine: Yes
  • Color Gamut control: Yes


  • Clear voice II: Yes
  • Surround System (SRS TSXT): Yes
  • Mono/Stereo/Dual (MTS/SAP): Yes/Yes/Yes
  • Audio Output (Watts – THD 10%): 10W+10W
  • Speaker System: 1 Way 2 Speakers
  • Surround System: Infinite Surround
  • Dolby Digital Decoder: Yes


  • PC Connectivity: Yes
  • HDMI (ver. 1.3 deep color): Yes
  • Simplink (HDMI-CEC): Yes


  • Stereo Headset: Yes
  • Mono Headset: Yes
  • MP3 Transmission: Yes
  • JPEG Transmission: Yes


  • HDMI in: Yes (1)
  • USB 2.0: Yes (1)


  • Antenna In: Yes (1)
  • AV In: Yes (1)
  • Component in (Y, Pb, Pr) + Audio: Yes (2)
  • HDMI/HDCP In: Yes (3)
  • RGB In (D-sub 15pin) – PC: Yes (1)
  • PC Audio Input: Yes (1)
  • RS-232C (Control / SVC): Yes


  • Stand: Yes
  • Remote: Yes
  • Battery (2 AA): Yes


  • Voltage, Hz: 100-240Vac 50/60Hz
  • Consumption (Typical): 170 W
  • Stand-by Mode: 1W ↓

Bose releases new VideoWave LCD TV

Recently Bose has broken it’s tradition of releasing sound based products and now has released its LCD TV  called the VideoWave which 46-inch LCD in length. The LCD TV also contains an enlarged Wave Radio speaker which has been attached to the back of the TV. If you seen the advertisement in which Bose has quite spuriously shown a layered understanding of the TV, then it looks quite like a racing car engine.

The technology enhancement that Bose has used in the VideoWave is impressive as it does not only have a great display, but Bose has also utilized it’s sound technology to create a great entertainment product.  As the VideoWave 46-inch LCD supports superior technology, it is currently being priced at $5,349.

There are a lot of accessories that come with the Bose VideoWave 46-inch LCD. One of the main accessories is touchpad based remote control that enables you to scroll through the menu.

Review and Specifications of Panasonic TC-P65VT25

The Panasonic TC-P65VT25 is a large screen plasma panel which has a superior black-level performance with great shadow detail. One of the greatest plus points of the Panasonic TC-P65VT25 is its precision based primary colors in THX mode with good color saturation. In terms of the screen features the Panasonic TC-P65VT25 has an effective antireflective screen that has the capability to produce 1080p/24 cadence. It is one of Panasonics leading 3D TV as it comes with a free set of 3D glasses.


Model Type

  • Plasma Series VT25


  • Screen Size: 65″ Class (64.7″ diagonal)
  • Contrast Ratio: Infinite Black Pro/5,000,000:1 Native
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Native Resolution (Number of Pixels): 2,073,600 (1,920 x 1,080)
  • Moving Picture Resolution: 1080 lines
  • Shades of Gradation: 6,144 equivalent
  • HDTV Display Capability (1080p, 1080i, 720p):      Yes
  • EDTV Display Capability (480p):  Yes
  • Aspect Control: Normal, Zoom, Full, Just, H-fill for TV/AV modes, 4:3, Full for PC mode
  • Full HD 3D: Yes
  • AR (Anti-Reflective) Filter: Yes
  • 600Hz Sub-field Drive: Yes
  • 24p Cinematic Playback: Yes
  • 24p Playback(2:3): Yes
  • Deep Color: Yes
  • x.v.Color: Yes
  • Pro Setting: Yes
  • THX Mode: Yes
  • ISFccc: Yes
  • 3D Color Management: Yes
  • Sub Pixel Control: Yes
  • Motion Pattern Noise Reduction: Yes
  • 600 Hz Sub-field Drive: Yes


  • Speakers: Woofer x 1, Full-range x 2 (L, R)
  • Number of Speakers: 3
  • Audio Output: 30 W (10% THD)
  • BBE® VIVA HD3D Sound: Yes
  • Surround Sound: Yes


  • Integrated ATSC Tuner: Yes
  • VIERA Image Viewer™: Y (AVCHD/MPEG2/JPEG Playback)
  • HDMI Input: 4 (1 side)
  • Composite Video Input: 2 (1 side)
  • Audio Input (for Video): 2 (1 side)
  • PC Input: D-sub 15-pin x 1 (side)
  • Component Video Inputs (Y, PB, PR): 2
  • Audio Input (for Component Video): 2
  • RS232C: 1
  • Digital Audio Output: 1
  • HDMI Input-Support Feature: Audio Return Channel (Input 1) / 3D Input (All)
  • Analog Audio Input ( for HDMI/DVI): Yes
  • USB: 2
  • LAN Port: 1


  • VIERA Link™: Y (with Network Camera)
  • VIERA Cast™ (IPTV): Yes
  • Skype Ready: Yes
  • VIERA® Tools: Yes
  • Game Mode: Yes
  • 3D Active Shutter Eyewear: 1 included
  • Clean Touch Bezel: No
  • Pixel Orbiter (Anti-Image Retention): Yes
  • Built-In Closed Caption Decoder: Yes
  • Off – Timers: Yes
  • Trilingual Menu: English/Spanish/French


  • Power Supply: AC 120 V, 60Hz
  • Energy Star: Yes
  • Receiving System: ATSC/QAM/NTSC
  • Operating Temperature: 32°F – 104°F (0°C – 40°C)
  • Safety Standard: UL6500/C-UL
  • Swivel Angle: No
  • Optional Wall-mounting Bracket: TY-WK6P1RW


  • Dimensions (H x W x D) with Stand: 40.2″ x 62.2″ x 16.4″
  • Dimensions (H x W x D) without Stand: 38.1″ x 62.2″ x 3.6″
  • Weight (lbs.) w/Stand: 120.2 lbs
  • Weight (lbs.) without Stand: 105.9 lbs

Review of Toshiba’s CEVO-Engine

Toshiba is happy about its upcoming CEVO-Engine, which is going to launch in the beginning of next year in a price range of “sub-€5,000”. So, CEVO-Engine in a nutshell is a bunch of those multicore processors stacked on top of each other and that allows more picture processing. The Cell of these microprocessors are capable of converting 2D to 3D but the CEVO-Engine is capable to set aside a whole processor for it, with its surprisingly decent results. It can also upscale the half resolution 3D into 1080p.

The CEVO-Engine with ultra-bright LED is going to be a masterpiece creation from Toshiba. As its name suggests it comes with a ultra bright LED panel for display. The working of this power packed machine is totally different from a regular TV. It works with powerful microprocessors and ultra bright LED panel that is controlled by the CEVO-Engine itselt. The CEVO-Engine is the core component of the machine which controls the all graphical processing in the machine. The machine is supported by cell microprocessors stacked on the top of each other and with the help of these microprocessor the engine becomes capable of processing the pictures with more efficiency. The whole panel of display comprises of more than three thousand LED’s and with a combination of these micro LED’s and the processing power of CEVO-Engine the machine becomes capable of processing HD images and videos. Apart from this, the CEVO-Engine introduces the prepping 3D technology. This technology makes sense to the realm of 3D. It helps in the rendering of 3D objects and Peoples are particularly excited about the prepping 3D technology for display. In this technology the adjustment of brightness and colors can be made to compensate the dimming effect of 3D glasses. The necessary headroom for this is provided by 3,000+ LEDs. Those lights will be split into 512 locally dimmed regions. The CEVO-Engine performs the heavy lifting of image analysis. Actually it’s painful to look at these displays at full brightness when the lights are off but when the shutter of glasses are on we found that the picture is as close to “regular”.

Apart from the basic TV, the CEVO-Engine TV will take you a mile ahead. Its each and every function is optimized according to you and moreover its revolutionary concept of its ultra bright panel of LED LCD will give you a complete satisfaction upon its purchase. Unlike the regular TV it will tune you to feel the richer graphical experience. We can say that this technology from Toshiba is a milestone in the field of technology and entertainment. As compared to its features it cost to you at a very low price. CEVO-Engine TV from Toshiba will going to change the definition of entertainment very soon.

The CEVO-Engine TV itself has a nice design heritage but looks-wise it’s nothing revolutionary but the technology on which this machine work is of course revolutionary.

Corning Inc. Notices Excellent Raise- Increasing demand of LCD TVs

Corning sales have been on a serious hike lately as the company is facing strong demand from the market. Corning Inc. has come up with a real high sales and profits because of the fact that the glass that is being used in mobile devices, LCD screens and telecommunication equipments is in a high demand because all these different products are in a high demand around the world.

The company defines the recent earning and time frame as being an exceptional quarter as both the ceramics and glass giant has come up with serious profits in the recent past.

Financial Figures:

The second quarter of 2010 that ended on June 30 has accounted for the sales to be somewhere around $1.71 billion that is quite impressive. The figures are 23% higher than the last year that accounted fewer sales on the overall. The sequential gain in the overall sales is 10% compared to the first quarter of the same year. The profit was even impressive as the company gained around $913 million profit that was on a real hike compared to the 49% less profit in the previous year. The sequential rise in profits accounts to be somewhere around 12% with earnings per share of $0.58 in the second quarter.

Market Trend:

The largest business of corning came up with the highest profit this year compared from the previous year. There was a 24% rise in the display technologies precisely. Most of the display technology was being used up in the field of LCD televisions. There were quite a lot of sales of LCD TVs around the globe that accounts for the high demand in the technology that is used up for display purposes. Analysts expect that the demand for the LCD televisions will stay on the hike for the rest of the year ensuring excellent revenue for the rest of the fiscal year as well.

LCD TV is penetrating through the market and is coming up as an excellent trend altogether as more and more people are purchasing the TV due to the convenience it offers in terms of handling and the picture quality that it is offering as time is passing. The trend of the classical CRT television has come to an end finally. In addition to that, China is expected to become the world’s largest consumer market of LCD TVs so the company is expecting to do healthy business with them in the future as well.

Corning Inc. is also planning to come up with an exclusive glass substrate facility production in China and it has also restated the expansion project of its LCD glass manufacturing site in Taichung, Taiwan just to meet the overwhelming demand of LCD televisions in the region.

Out of all that Corning Inc. have earned in the first quarter of this year, most of it was coming from the display technologies because of the fact that more and more people are interested in the enhanced display technologies than anything else in the world.

Gome-Sharp Sign 6 Billion Yuan Contract

LCD TVs are on a hike these days as the technology has been well acknowledged around the world. There has been several moves from the manufacturers around the world in the field of LCD TVs in order to cater more and more attention from different parts of the world. Many of the top notch manufacturers around the world are moving ahead in this arena with the LCD TV technology advancing every minute.

Gome Electrical Appliances Holding Ltd., a China based company, has signed a contract with Sharp Corp. in order to join hands in the distribution of LCD Televisions in the stores around the country. The contract is said to be the largest one in the history of Gome Electrical Appliances Holding and Sharp Corp. The contract value is further extended by almost 70% higher worth this year compared to an year back.

Gome Electrical Appliances Holding Ltd.:

Gome Electrical Appliances Holding Ltd. is the largest of the electronics retailers around China by the market value. The company has the largest network in China in terms of size that deals with electronic goods and consumer goods. It has around more than 1000 stores in China on the whole that are readily providing people from all walks with electronic goods that they want.

Sharp Corp.:

Sharp Corp. on the other hand is the Japanese electronics making company that designs and manufactures top notch products. The company has been working for almost a century now producing the best quality consumer electronics. LCD TVs are a specific domain that Sharp Corp. excels in. The Sharp Aquos is a complete range of the company that is dealing with LCD TV and HD LCD TVs.

6 Billion Yuan Contract ($885 million):

Both the companies have signed a contract worth of 6 Billion Yuan on LCD TV sales. Gome Electronics is going to distribute the Sharp Corp. LCD Televisions all across the China. This will expand the product distribution around China and make sure that Sharp LCD TV is in approach of everyone from China as well. The overall deal was $885 million in worth.

The contract is going to run between 1st July 2010 to the end of this year. Gome had 1141 stores precisely in 2009 and the company has plans to expand the number of stores to 2000 by year 2014. The company intends to start up with 120 more stores this year to achieve the target set for year 2014.

Positive Impact:

The deal was quite profitable to Gome and just after the announcement of the contract, a 1.6 percent rises in the share value was noticed and hovered around HK$2.62. Gome will offer the top five exclusive products of Sharp Corp. in the said range of LCD Televisions. These include the Large-size LCD TVs, LED TVs, and 3D TVs that are certainly the most acknowledged by people around the world.

After this contract, the working of Gome Electronics is going to become a joint venture of both the companies where Sharp is going to assist Gome in setting marketing strategies and store management. Sharp will further assist Gome with product selection as well as logistics making the chain of stores develop and pace up.

Predict TV niches coming from the top Manufacturers

TVs have undergone serious transformation in the recent years where the companies manufacturing them came up with overwhelming yet exotic devices to attract more and more people towards their brand. The competition started with simple slim LED models and then moved on to the plasma TV models that provided better quality compared to the LCD ones. The race then moved on to 3D world and it seems the hype is settling down a bit.

For a company as big as Samsung, Sony, Panasonic and Vizio, this isn’t the state to rest a bit rather they need to come up with something even better to stay on the top of the list in their respective niche. Its time that they start defining new trends and releases even with the previous inventions that they have been working on to stay in the market. There was a time when a TV was a TV only but things are not the same now. There are many other factors that have been involved into the selection criteria that include size, components, as well as features that make the product a distinct choice altogether. The products that these companies have recently introduced might make a clear guess of where are these great buyers heading.


Samsung has always been a technology renderer that has been providing with adequate expansion in the technology every time by coming up with a distinct product. It seems that the manufacturer will not be coming up with the LED or Plasma TVs anymore. The company is expanding in LED 3D TVs lately and offers the highest quality in the 3D televisions available in the market. The company is going very good internationally as out of 300,000 3D Televisions sold between March to June, 270,000 belonged to Samsung. Samsung has 18% share in the international market of LCD TV that is 7% more compared to previous years.


Sony was controlling 11.3% in the start of this year with respect to the LCD market and continues to control the market not only in the Television markets but also with the gadgets and other electronics as well. June marked the launch of a firmware update in PlayStation 3 that brought in the 3D feature. The company has recently filed a patent for split screen multiplayer gaming technology that too in 3D mode where each player has a different screen within the same Display unit. Sony even has TVs that are intelligent enough to turn off once there seems to be no one watching them. They have a wide arena to expand their technology apart from the TVs only.


Panasonic is leading the Plasma TVs in terms of fan followers and brand royalty. Plasma TVs from Panasonic account for 37% shares in the market that is the highest with Samsung following at only 14% comparatively. Many of the analysts and reviewers around the market consider Panasonic’s Plasma TVs to be the best in the market.


Despite facing a lot of competition, Vizio has placed itself on the top of the list of LCD televisions and has the leading technology involved in the price that many a people can afford easily. They sell low price HDTVs in large quantities to the common people so that they enjoy the technology just as the elite people can. They are coming up in the 3D arena with cheap technology again where the classes will cost no more then $10 compared to the next available for $100.

Now, it time that you make the decision of what niche of TVs are you after and you will certainly find this helpful for your next possible buy.

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