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4K TV Broadcasts Have Arrived. Kind of.

 4K TV Broadcasts get one step closer to reality We’ve been talking a lot about Ultra High Definition TV, aka 4K TV, on the Abt Blog lately. The first UHDTV sets made their way into our showroom in the last few months and were met with quite a bit of excitement, with several already having been purchased. All possible superlatives have been used to describe the image quality; it’s been established that…

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Sharp Halts Production at Two Largest Factories

Sharp, Japan’s largest exporter of LCD TVs has suspended production at its two biggest factories, due to a shortage of a gas used in their manufacturing process. The Osaka and Mie plants, which have a combined capacity of 172,000 sets per month, will not reopen until May 6, at the earliest. As far as the existing production, the company says it has enough TVs in its inventory to last about a month. The…

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Japanese Manufacturer Repairs Itself While Giving Back

Tokyo based company, JVC Kenwood Holdings said Friday several of its domestic facilities were damaged in the March 11 earthquake, but repairs have been made to most sites and business had resumed last week.  A good sign in a week of tragedy showing that manufacturers affected by the quake can quickly turn around.  At the facility, no employees were injured, but the company continues to be involved in the status of employee family…

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AT&T Helps Outsiders Communicate With Japan

In the wake of the massive, destructive tsunami in Japan, AT&T is offering wired and wireless billing relief for calls made on AT&T between March 11th and March 31st. Under the plan, AT&T wireless postpaid customers will not be charged for international long distance or text messages to Japan from the US and Puerto Rico.  Residential wireline customers can even receive credits for up to 60 minutes of direct dialing to Japan.…

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