Sharp Ships Four New AQUOS Quattron LED LCD TVs in March

Sharp Electronics is shipping all four of the LE830 Series AQUOS Quattron LED LCD TV models it introduced at CES in March, including models in 60-, 52-, 46- and 40-inch screen size classes.

All models employ Sharp’s proprietary edge-lit LED X-Gen LCD panels and Quattron Quad Pixel Technology for the widest color palette available from LCD TVs and brighter images. Built-in WiFi in all models delivers wide network functionality such as video streaming from the Internet and throughout the home, as well as Sharp’s best-in-class AQUOS Advantage Live customer service.

Each  AQUOS Quattron model features Sharp’s proprietary Quad Pixel Technology that adds the color Y (yellow) to the three colors of R (red), G (green), and B (blue) of the traditional television pixel structure. This technology enables the reproduction of colors that have been difficult to portray using conventional LCD displays, such as the brass color of musical instruments. The addition of the yellow sub-pixel also allows more light to pass through to the panel. Sharp’s advanced pixel control technology minimizes light leakage while offering a wider aperture to let more light through. The combination of these factors results in brighter, more vibrant images. Sharp’s LE830 Series models also employ Quad Pixel Plus to improve image resolution. Read the rest of this entry »

Toshiba Enhances 3D Accessibility With Multiple 3D TV Technologies

Toshiba announced its most advanced 3D LED TVs for 2011.

Featuring exclusive CEVO Engine Technology that includes enhancements for 3D picture quality, the new LED TVs also boast new ultra-thin cosmetic designs with chrome trim that add a touch of elegance to any home décor.

“For 2011, Toshiba is incorporating the new CEVO Engine to create stunning 2D images, immersive 3D images and more advanced and interactive connectivity,” said Scott Ramirez, Vice President of Product Marketing and Development. “CEVO takes 3D to the next level and to make sure it is available to everyone, we are offering it in both Dynamic – active – 3D and Natural – passive – 3D in a variety of screen sizes.”

For 2011, Toshiba 3D models utilize the CEVO Engine, which includes three key 3D technologies that set Toshiba 3D apart: Read the rest of this entry »

CES 2011: Panasonic VIERA Connect

Panasonic unveiled VIERA Connect — a significant enhancement of its connected IPTV offerings on 2011 VIERA HDTVs to include a robust collection of applications including expanded video streaming, and two-way interactive features from gaming to social networking, and fitness programs.

Panasonic also unveiled VIERA Connect Market, a service which allows consumers to personalize their VIERA Connect experience via a rich catalog of apps from third-party application developers and announced that VIERA Connect will be an open IPTV platform with its SDK/API available to application developers and its Middleware technology available to connected device manufacturers.

VIERA Connect expands upon Panasonic’s VIERA CAST feature which was launched in 2008 on Panasonic VIERA HDTVs.

By collaborating globally with third-party apps developers, Panasonic VIERA Connect opens the doors to an unprecedented wealth of entertainment and information for consumer’s daily life with a wide range of apps all specifically optimized for large screen HDTVs.  In addition to popular video applications such as YouTube, Netflix, and Amazon Video on Demand, owners of Panasonic’s VIERA Connect-enabled 2011 VIERA HDTVs will also be able to: Read the rest of this entry »

Panasonic Kicks Off Unwrap 3D Mall Tour

14-City Major-Market Mall Tour Designed to Educate and Amaze Consumers About the Immersive World of Full HD 3D for the Home

Tour Will Showcase Panasonic’s Award-Winning Line of Full HD 3D Products for the Home and Preview the Latest 3D Content from Movies, TV, and Gaming

Panasonic announced the Panasonic Unwrap 3D Tour – a two-week, 14-city mall tour designed to give consumers a chance to experience the immersive world of Full HD 3D Home Entertainment – who kicked off in major malls across the nation on December 1.

The first leg of the Panasonic Unwrap 3D Tour kicks off December 1-5 (Wednesday thru Sunday) with interactive mall displays simultaneously in seven malls in seven major metro areas — New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.  The second leg of the tour runs from December 8-12 with simultaneous displays in seven additional malls located in major metro areas — Boston, Washington DC, Miami, Minneapolis, Houston, Phoenix, and Seattle.  (See specific locations and dates below). Read the rest of this entry »

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