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Sharp D64U Series

Sharp D64U seriesSharp has announced that it is bringing the highly anticipated Sharp Aquos D64U series range of 1080p LCDs to the US market. The Sharp D64U series consists of four LCD ranging from 42-inches to 65-inches, which have all been totally re-engineered internally and externally to be 25% slimmer and 20% light than previous product lines all while consuming even less power. Read more

Panasonic TH-50PX77U Reviewed

Panasonic TH-50PX77ULarger sized HDTV plasmas have typically held an advantage over LCD HDTV, mostly due to cost, but also many people believe at larger sizes plasma quality beats LCD. The Panasonic TH-50PX77U does not suffer from the most common complaint in plasmas, the reflective screen, as the TH-50PX77U has a special anti-glare coating on it’s glass screen to remove any annoying room reflections and distractions. Read more

Vizio GV47LF Reviewed

Vizio GV47LFThe new Vizio 47-inch 1080p offering, the Vizio GV47LF has been hugely popular with customers who fell that they have gotten a great deal for their money giving them a very large and feature filled LCD HDTV. The Vizio GV47LF certainly does seem like a great price for an 1080p (Full HD) LCD HDTV at roughly $1800 or less (check bellow) offering a 1920x1080p resolution LCD, a 1600:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 178 degrees viewing angle and a fast 8ms response time. Read more

1080p Component Video

1080p componentOften I hear the question “do component video cables support 1080p?“, 1080p aka Full HD. The short answer is yes, component cables can support 720p / 1080i and 1080p HD signals as long as the display your connecting to do. Although interestingly enough, officially the component video standard, which is five years old (CEA specification, CEA-770.3-rev C) does not support 1080p, and only 720p / 1080i. Read more

Samsung LE40R88BD

Samsung LE40R88BDThe Samsung LE40R88BD is 40-inch LCD and the largest set of Samsung’s R88 series of LCD HDTVs. The 40-inch LE40R88BD looks absolutely amazing like most of Samsung’s LCDs, with an elegant and stylish smooth black gloss finish with hidden speakers which support SRS Trusurround from the two 10w speakers. Read more

Sony KDL-46XBR2 Reviewed

Sony KDL-46XBR2The Sony KDL-46XBR2 is a few months old now and has proven to be a very popular and strong selling 46-inch LCD HDTV. The KDL-46XBR2 is from Sony’s higher end Bravia XBR2 range and has a 1920x1080p pixel resolution for 1080p “Full HD” format for the best imagery, and boasts very impressive black levels for a detailed and vivid colors. Read more

Panasonic TH-50PZ750U, TH-58PZ750U, TH-65PZ750U

Panasonic TH-58PZ750UPanasonic has a very impressive 1080p (Full HD) plasma line up for 2007, including their top of the line PZ750U series which consists of a 50-inch TH-50PZ750U, 58-inch TH-50PZ750U, and the newly announced 65-inch Panasonic TH-65PZ750U.
All have a native 1920x1080p resolution plasma screen for the highest HD formats a feature Studio Reference Mode which helps to provide the consumer with the exact color reproduction as seen on the reference monitors used in the film editing studios, Read more

Samsung TX-T3092, TX-T3093WH

Samsung TX-T3093WHSamsung still has trust in the traditional flat CTR screens with it’s SlimFit HDTV technology, and has released three CRT HDTVs at very reasonable prices. Many people still argue that CRT offers the best quality image over LCD and plasma, and Samsung has managed to achieve vibrant colors and image clarity in a small cabinet which is 1/3 thinner than most regular flat CRTs. Read more

Sony KDL-40V2500

KDL-40V2500The 40-inch LCD Sony KDL-40V2500 from their Bravia V-Series has proven to be one of the most popular HDTVs this year. This is for two main reasons, the KDL-40V2500 offers 1080p (Full HD) offering 1920×1080 the highest HD format, and it offers this at a good price from a top brand name. The 40-inch KDL-40V2500 is only a small step down from the very top of the line XBR range of Bravia’s and still offers most of the great features and looks at a great price. Read more

Vizio VP42 HDTV Reviewed

Vizio VP42The Vizio VP42 HDTV is a very well priced 42-inch plasma screen offering very good image quality and colors at a very reasonable price. Plasmas often offer better value for money over LCD screens at larger sizes, but Vizio has managed to take your money even further, giving you a large screen with great quality. The Vizio VP42 offers a 1024 x 768 pixel resolution and supports both 720p and 1080i HD formats, 178 degrees viewing angle, built in NTSC, ATSC tuner and 120.4 cd/m2 brightness. Read more

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