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Posts Tagged ‘LCD TV’

Gorilla Glass Protects Your Screen When Gaming Gets Mean

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Gorilla Glass displays large-format displays at CES

Gorilla Glass

Corning brings its protective technology to large-format displays

CES 2013—We’ve all been there: A heated game of Wii Boxing turns a virtual Thrilla in Manilla into the Expensive-LCD-TV Killa. The nunchuck flies out of your sweaty hand and hurtles towards your TV, threatening to shatter its screen worse than your dreams of becoming a Golden Glove boxer. It’s an unfortunately realistic fear, to which plenty of Youtube videos can attest. Thankfully, Corning Incorporated is coming to the collective rescue of vigorous motion gamers everywhere by producing their famous Gorilla Glass in large-format sizes.

For CES 2013, they partnered with Christie Digital Systems to showcase a 55-inch LCDTV that utilized a Gorilla Glass protective panel optically-bonded to the TV’s screen. Just like on the majority of modern cell phones, the Gorilla Glass is optically clear, so it won’t degrade the image quality of a high definition display. Corning’s press release refers mostly to commercial applications of the project, describing it as having “opened up a variety of new opportunities in the digital signage market.” That makes sense, given the growing commercial usage of interactive displays and their susceptibility to destruction at the public’s hands.

Select Sony TVs have previously been made with Gorilla Glass screens, but the idea seemed not to really take hold. We’re hoping that as Corning continues to develop commercial applications, more consumer sets will be available with this level of protection.

LG Reveals 84-inch UD LCD TV

Friday, December 30th, 2011

LG Electronics in South one of the surprises it has planned for the International CES in 11 days – the world’s largest 3D Ultra Definition (UD) TV.  The LCD TV measures 84 inches diagonally, is 3D ready and features LG’s Smart TV technology.

“LG is pushing the limits of home entertainment innovation with this 3D UD TV,” said Havis Kwon, LG Electronics Home Entertainment president and CEO Wednesday. “We are bringing together all our smart-TV and 3D knowledge in the 3D UD TV in order to demonstrate to the CES audience that LG is committed to being the world’s leading brand for immersive home entertainment in 2012 and beyond.”

The display has more than 8 million pixels, which is more than four times the resolution of today’s FullHD 1080p displays, and passive-glasses based 3D with a newly added 3D Depth control feature that lets users adjust the degree of the 3D illusion.  Keep an eye out in 2012 for the new TV to hit CES in Las Vegas.

Newly Redesigned Custom Audio Department

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

Next time you step into Abt’s custom audio you will notice a few changes.  First off, you may think you are in a showroom in Vegas with our new 16×16 Planar Video Wall.  Located in the middle of our custom audio center, there are 16 46 LCD 1080p TVs  lined up to create the ultimate home theater experience you cannot find in any retail store.

The panel is controlled by a computer that can process each individual monito maintaining it’s full 1080p image.  What is interesting is that, through the computer, the monitors can be controlled as to what should be on the display.  As you can see above, our 4×4 has 4 separate TVs on top displaying 4 different products, while the 3×4 on the bottom is playing a movie on all 12 monitors.  A fantastic experience for both kids and adults.

 

Why Will You Buy?

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Could the economy be in an upswing? Could consumers be turning to more eco-friendly electronics? Are retailers giving customers the products they want for less money? Maybe a combination of all three?

According to iSuppli, an electronics market research company, LCD TV shipments are increasing. iSuppli is forecasting a jump from 7.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2008 to 7.5 million TV shipments this fourth quarter

iSuppli found, based on their research, many consumers will be replacing some of the first-generation models for better technology, low cost, low power consumption, and because newer electronics are less toxic to the environment. Low power consumption was the most recurring reason for those giving green reasons for wanting to purchase a new LCD TV. Are you in the market for an LCD TV? If so, what is the most important factor in your decision?

-Kelly B.