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Category Archives: monitors/tvs

Sony Bravia W4000 LCD TVs

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Sony is launching the Bravia W4000-series LCD TVs, offering 1080p resolution with AVC-HD decoder, DVB-T tuner, 24p True Cinema mode, 128-degree viewing angle, HD Picture Frame mode, and a special Wide Color Gamut Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp which ups the backlight spectrum. The new Bravias will be rocking 20,000:1 the BRAVIA ENGINE 2 processor for rich and clear image quality. Its 10-bit signal processing gives the panels 1024 shades of gradation between colors.

Other than that, Sony isn’t saying much. No pricing or availability details were announced. However, Sony has revealed that the new line will come in 32, 40, 46, and 52-inches.

Press release after the jump.

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LG Flatron LX206WU monitor

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LG’s Flatron LX206WU monitor allows you to daisy chain up to 6 LX206WU monitors via USB. Each monitor has 2 USB ports, so it’ll double as a USB hub. Can you imagine setting up 6 monitors to provide 360-degree views to your gaming sessions?

Samsung has a similar technology called UbiSync, which is used in the Samsung 2263DX. However, spec-wise, the LX206WU sports:

* 20.1″ wide display
* 90-degree swiveling
* 5,000:1 contrast ratio
* 2ms response
* DVI and VGA input
* LG’s f-Engine technology that automatically adjusts the monitor’s image for optimal viewing

The LG Flatron LX206WU has a price tag of 390,000 KRW, about $389 USD.

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Via: Newlaunches


BenQ V2400W: thinnest 24″ monitor

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With it’s 2.4 inches of maximum thickness, the BenQ V2400W is touted as the world’s slimmest 24″ monitor. BenQ claims the V2400W is 21% thinner than than the next slimmest LCD monitor. BenQ isn’t saying much about the monitor, except that it has a 4,000:1 contrast ratio, 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution, and D-sub, DVI-D, and HDMI inputs. However, BenQ says the styling cues were taken from the B-2 stealth bomber…

The BenQ V2400W is available end of March in China and Asia. April in Europe and North America.

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More specs and press release after the jump.

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Pandigital Kitchen HDTV

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Pandigital is entering the kitchen with the “industry’s first” HDTV, digital cookbook, and digital photo frame device. Pandigital wants to make traditional, paper-bound cookbooks a thing of the past. The device, called the Kitchen HDTV/Digital Cookbook/Digital Photo Frame, comes with pre-loaded recipes and sports a 1280 x 720 “HD-ready” resolution, which should make it the perfect cooking gadget for the Chef Boyardee in you. It features:

* 15-inch LCD screen
* 512MB of internal memory – enough to hold 3,200 pages of recipes/photos
* ATSC/NTSC, composite, S-Video, YPbPr, and HDMI support
* Calendar and clock function
* Built-in 6-in-1 card reader: SD, XD, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro/Duo, Compact Flash, and MultiMediaCard
* Google Picassa support – download photos from Picassa photo-sharing service
* Support file types: JPEG, Motion JPEG, MPEG 1, MPEG 4, and AVI
* Interchangeable faceplates to match various kitchen decors: brushed stainless, black, and white

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The Kitchen HDTV/Digital Cookbook/Digital Photo Frame is stain-proof, thanks to its sealed glass. It comes included with a counter top stand and an under cabinet mount – for those without enough counter top real estate.

The Pandigital Kitchen HDTV/Digital Cookbook/Digital Photo Frame will be available beginning in June for $399.99.

Entire press release here.

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Via: Engadget and Digital Trends


Asus MK241H: 24″ 1080p monitor

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Asus has released the MK241H monitor sporting full HD 1080p (1920×1080 pixels) resolution. Asus is touting the MK241H as the “true-to-life gaming and multimedia experience,” being the first 24″ monitor with videoconferencing support.

The monitor features a 24-inch (16:10 aspect ratio) display, HDMI with HDCP support, VGA D-Sub, DVI-D, 1.3 megapixel camera, 3,000:1 contrast ratio, Smart EV (Exposure Value) Control technology for better picture quality, built-in speakers and mic array technology for voice clarity, 170-degree viewing angle, and USB ports. The MK241H’s lightning fast 2ms response time is perfect for gaming. Finally, the monitor also has an input selector for switching among HDMI/DVI/VGA signals.

The Asus MK241H is out now for around $600, according to TG Daily.

If the 24-inch is too large for you, Asus is releasing the smaller 22-inch Asus MK221H with 1680 x 1050 resolution and 5,000:1 contrast ratio.

Full specs on the Asus MK241H/MK221H after the jump.

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Panasonic to make Wii-proof TVs

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Panasonic seems well aware of the amount of broken TVs the Nintendo Wii has caused. To help combat the problem, Panasonic plans go back and use the old-school method of TV making. Basically, the plan is to use thicker, high-strength CRT glass on all of its flat-screen displays.

“In a demonstration for New Scientist at a seminar in Valencia, Spain, Panasonic hung a 250-gram steel ball on the end of a cord and let it swing 40 centimetres onto a screen to simulate an impact equivalent to the Wii remote being thrown hard at the screen from across a room.

Even after a wince-inducing 1000 strikes on the same spot, the glass remained intact and unmarked. By contrast, a conventional flat screen cracked after a single strike, exposing its electronic innards to the atmosphere and stopping it working.”

Hopefully, the new TVs will remain thin and sexy. Though, it is nice to hear one TV manufacturer helping the gamers out.

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Via: New Scientist [Image via Wii Damage]