Vol 24 - Issue 14


CE Companies Move Away from CE

by Bob Raikes

Our front page story this week is about Toshiba and its travails. It’s not the first of the big Japanese CE companies to get into trouble, most of them have been in trouble over …

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THX Goes Small

by Ken Werner

THX Ltd., founded by George Lucas in 1983, started by certifying studios and cinemas to “guarantee an artist’s vision is truthfully delivered to audiences worldwide.” Over the years, THX has expanded its certification programs …

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NEC Updates Entry Level LFDs

by Bob Raikes

NEC Europe has announced its E Series entry-level professional displays which are now into their sixth generation, with S-IPS panels at 32″, 43″ and 55″ and S-PVA at 50″ to 65″. Resolution is FullHD, …

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Dell 30″ OLED Appears at Lower Price

by Bob Raikes

After telling us at CES that it was not planning to go ahead with the UP3017Q 30″ UltraHD monitor, Dell has started listing it on its website at the significantly reduced price of $3,499, …

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eMagin Needs Direct Patterned OLED Microdisplays for AR

by Matthew Brennesholtz

Dr. Evan Donoghue of eMagin recently gave a talk for the SID Mid-Atlantic Chapter (SID-MAC) on eMagin’s direct patterned OLED microdisplays. These microdisplays are primarily targeted at head mounted displays, especially see-through augmented reality …

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Toshiba Position Goes From Bad to Worse

by Bob Raikes

Toshiba has released accounts that were not signed off by its auditors, an unprecedented move for a major Japanese company, because the auditor was concerned about the potential liabilities in the US Westinghouse nuclear …

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Sony eReader Has Big Pen Display

by Bob Raikes

Sony Electronics has announced in Japan a new eReader, the DPT-RP1 that uses a 13.3″ (A4) E Ink-based EPD display with 1650 x 2200 resolution and 16 grey scales. The display has a pen-based …

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FMM Improvements Allow Higher Resolution

by Bob Raikes

At the Finetech show in Tokyo, V-Technology of Japan, a maker of shadow masks for OLED deposition, had shown a fine hybrid mask (FHM) that can support up to 738 ppi. The company told …

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Hikvision Joins HDBaseT Alliance

by Alan Spencer

Hikvision, the producer of video surveillance products, has announced that it has joined the HDBaseT Alliance as an adopter member.

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LANG invests in Barco UDX series

by Alan Spencer

Lang Ag, the wholesale rental company from Lindlar, along with Lang Baranday has placed its first order for thirty-three Barco UDX 4K32 projectors (Barco Surprises with L/P Brightness). The projectors enable 4K high-resolution presentations …

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Socionext Develops Small, Low Power 4K/60p HEVC Codec

by Bob Raikes

Socionext introduced the SC2M50, a new HEVC/H.265 encoding chip. The package is a 25mm square device with consumes 3.5W. The chip supports 4K/60p video and 4:2:2 format with 10 bit colour depth. Samples will …

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ViewSonic 27″ is Factory Calibrated

by Bob Raikes

ViewSonic in the US has announced the VP2768, a 27″ WQHD (2560×1440) monitor with an IPS panel, and a frameless design. The firm said that the monitor covers 99.92% of sRGB (minimum) and has …

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