With plasma screens getting bigger all the time, it might be time to start a new trend and go in the opposite direction (and save a few thousand bucks at the same time). Try the "Pocket Plasma" on for size. At 3 inches in diameter, it may not be as small as phone, camera or media player LCDs, but this mini-screen can do something that the others definitely can't: You can wear it on your clothes. As Red Ferret notes, the $45 "sound-sensitive" Pocket Plasma will light up io voices and music. For more discreet … Read more
High-tech carpentry is nothing new, of course, but it's usually been reserved for sylvan hobbyists and other odd blokes. But LG is going mainstream with a woodland look of its own for a new 52-inch flat-screen set destined for commercial customers. Crave UK wasn't allowed to film the TV but ingeniously came up with an artist's rendition as seen here.
"The bezel is made of compressed wood (derived from renewable forests) and finished … Read more
It's a problem that many never think about until it's too late. You buy a flat-panel TV, choose a wall for it, and then it dawns on you: There's too much glare to see the screen where you had planned to put it.
That's where this could come in handy. The Peerless motorized wall mount can hold your TV and turn it 28 degrees from side to side, 25 degrees down and 7 degrees up--all by remote control.
The "X-arm" itself weighs 180 pounds, a heft needed to support flat panels in sizes from … Read more
Stop the presses. We mean it this time. Vizio is selling a 42-inch plasma HDTV for under $1,000.
Vizio will be offering deals on other products as well, but the 42-incher is the headline grabber, the first high-definition TV of its size to break the $1,000 barrier. "A slight upgrade to the existing P42, the VP42 carries over many of the existing features … Read more
Sound the horn and unleash the hounds of bargain hell!
Earlier this month, Wal-Mart unveiled a $398 Compaq notebook. Staples is now doing them one better by offering a similar notebook for the same price but tossing in a free printer, according to Black Friday 2006. The regular price for the laptop is $730. Consumers have to put up $69.98 for the printer but you get a rebate for $70. Despite the bad reputation for rebates, I've received every one I sent in for in the last two years.
The notebook comes with a Turion processor, a 60GB … Read more
As cool as it looks in commercials, the idea of mounting a small fortune's worth of television on a wall pretty much scares us to death. Especially in earthquake country.
A saner alternative might be the Wenge TV Hi-Fi stand from high-end furniture dealer Anora Home, which is both practical and a tasteful addition to your decor. It takes its name from wenge wood, a distinct variety from Africa known for its use in such exotic creations as custom-made guitars and collector knife handles.
The TV itself is wedged between two boards of wenge, fixed on a base of … Read more
With flat screens getting bigger all the time, the idea of mounting them on the wall may start to lose its appeal. After all, where would you hang all your art? Panasonic apparently has figured that out, which may be one reason it's offering this limited-edition 58-inch plasma TV with a custom-fitted stand in matching piano black.
The Panasonic Viera TH-58PZ600K, as reported by I4U News, will be available next month on the Japanese market. It has the same 1080p resolution as its 50-inch cousin, but its $16,000 price is more than twice that of the smaller model'… Read more
Call it the battle of the big screens. Earlier this year, 50-inch plasma TVs crossed into a new realm of clarity when Pioneer introduced its Pro-FHD1 with 1080p native resolution. That model garnered good reviews from industry mags--and CNET is expecting to review one soon as well, whenever they decide to finally send it our way--but unfortunately, it brandished a price point reminiscent of plasma TVs circa 2001: $10,000 list.
Now primary plasma purveyor Panasonic has answered the challenge with the first 50-inch model of its own in that resolution, the TH-50PF9UK, for November release at $5,995. It … Read more
If you're embroiled in one of those battles in which you feel a constant need to one-up your neighbor (brother-in-law, co-worker, whatever) with your consumer electronics, getting your hands on this will put you ahead in a big way.
The world's biggest producer of plasma TVs is planning to sell the world's largest plasma TV by early 2007, reports Reuters and other sources.
Matsushita Electric Industrial announced Monday that it hopes to sell a 103-inch plasma TV, beating out Samsung's announced 102-inch plasma screen by exactly an inch. Described as "bigger than a double-sized mattress … Read more