What about a projector that produces 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, 1000 lumens, 6000:1 contrast ration and 1080p chips? I know your answer. Well, we are talking about the new HD900 LCoS Projector developed by Cinetron that projects high quality pictures on your screen. The specs of the new HD900 LCoS Projector are catchy except the fact that it lacks the HDMI connectivity. Don’t be disheartened as it boasts DVI connectivity option. The device is powered by a Realta HQV processor. The Cinetron’s HD900 LCoS Projector will make its move into the market this October with a fully justified price tag of $6000.
Sony has officially announced the distribution of its latest BDP-S1, first Blu-Ray devoted Disc player. Featuring all the quality of a high-end player, together with backward compatibility with DVDs and upscaling to 1080p, the new BDP-S1 is capable of a 1920 x 1080p (progressive) resolution through HDMI. Presenting the 1920 x 1080p ever largest resolution HD signal, including various high quality video codecs, including MPEG2, MPEG4-AVC and VC1, the latest model is compatible with usual DVDs with the additional 1080p upgrading via HDMI, includes an analog component output for buyers who already possess an HDTV set without HDMI and reinforces a big screen like image with signal at 24 frames per second. Offering optimal surround sound and optical digital audio out, in addition to uncompressed multi-channel linear PCM digital audio output via HDMI, the BDP-S1 unit puts forward 5.1 channel decoding qualifications for backward compatibility and supports BD-ROM, AVC-HD and DVD playback from DVD/DVD+R/+RW encoded discs, with MP3 audio files and JPEG images stored on DVD+R/+RW discs as well. It also presents a separate audio circuit board, thinly tuned audio components, drive brackets and off-center insulator feet. With the limited movie library, you may be able to own the BDP-S1 for about $1000, which certainly will force you to be indecisive and think over and again before going for final purchase.
With increasing competition in the high-end, high-definition TV market, manufacturers are coming out with different ideas to stay alive in the cut throat competition. If you are planning to buy a HDTV and want to save some bucks ($500 to $700), you may hold the idea for few weeks for Vizio has proclaimed their new 47-inch LCD TV with 1080p for below $2,000 only, whereas, many other manufacturers currently are selling the similar resolution LCD TV for $2,500 to $3,000. Bob O’Donnell, an analyst with IDC said, That’s a good price. They have done a good job of coming from nowhere to play a big role. Hell, I bought one of their TVs. Questioning the quality of Vizio’s forthcoming TV, O’Donnell further added that the set lacks all some extra functions that other manufacturers might add, It is not the best quality (TV), but it is good quality for the money. Working on the strategy of weakening the major manufacturers in price, at the same time maintaining the customer support, Vizio has become the seventh-largest digital TV manufacturer in the United States, regardless the fact that they have only started selling TVs under their own name in 2003. Earlier on a Thanksgiving weekend, Vizio also presented a 42-inch plasma TV for under $1,000 that other manufacturers were selling above $1,250. The new 47-inch LCD TV is scheduled to appear sometime before the Super Bowl in January or February. The master move of cost-effective TVs from Vizio is really making a mark for the company in the LCD TV world and it certainly has forced other manufacturers to rearrange their strategies for future as well.
Following the 1080p LCD TV, Westinghouse is all set for its 56-inch LCD HD or what you may say Quad Full display, featuring 3840 x 2160 resolutions that of course is superior to 8 megapixels, to be introduced next month at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. With hot 56-inch LCD HD Westinghouse, possibly, will become world’s first LCD monitor to flaunt 3840 x 2160 resolutions. Don’t go completely by the term ‘Quad Full’, as it is just another new LCD television in the lineup of reasonably priced 1080p models in 42-, 47-, and 52-inch sizes by the Westinghouse. Apart from the 56-inch LCD HD, the company also proclaimed supplementary all-in-one models featuring a built-in DVD player, together with a new line of photo frames. Though, there is no exact words pricing and availability right now, you may expect to reach them by the middle of 2007. Via: crave.cnet
Pioneer has let loose its very first 50-inch, 1080p professional plasma TV that comes rocking both the HDMI and DVI (featuring HDCP sport) inputs. Luckily, this one takes over other plasmas present in the market owing to some additional features, which others don’t possess. The new PDP-5000EX packs the vital cells more tightly than the other plasmas to offer crisp clear bright images. The Plasma also comes equipped with smart-convert standard-resolution content that makes everything you view sharp and clear. Though they haven’t commented on the pricing, I am pretty sure that it’s going to pick on your pockets. Via: Gizmodo
Panasonic unveiled its 2007 line at the NEC lately and the most striking entry was the 42-inch 1080p plasma. Well, the TH-42PZ700 is in the news as it is the very first 42′ plasma on the shelves with the highest resolution of 1920x1080p. The specs are convincing with the anti-glare qualities, side-firing speakers, standard SD memory card slot, and two HDMI ports. The plasma will go on sale in June for $2,499.95. But, if you view a 42′ screen from about 7 feet, it’s hard to tell whether it’s 720p or 1080p. Now, that will make the choice a bit tough for the consumers as they have a horde of cheap 42′ plasmas in the market.