Digital tablets are great, especially now that they've come down to relatively reasonable prices. But what if you don't have room on your cramped desk for yet another external device like Wacom's "Bamboo"? Navisis claims to have the answer with its "Laptop Tablet," which the Korean company says can turn any screen into a tablet with software that calibrates the pixel-point location of its stylus, according to Gizmag.
Mitsubishi rolled four new lines of flat-panel 1080p LCDs today, with a total of eight new LCDs.
We've got the full details below, but here's the short story. All of the LCDs have at least three HDMI 1.3 inputs, along with support for x.v.Color (also known as xvYCC)--a new color space that offers 80 percent more color than standard ATSC color space. These are some of the first displays we're aware of with x.v.Color support, but for right now it's more marketing hype than a useful feature. The problem is … Read more
Gizmodo's got the early scoop on the new Pioneer plasmas. Early prototypes of these eighth-generation panels turned heads when they were originally on display at January's Consumer Electronics Show, and the company has finally supplied the pricing and availability details for the entire line:
Pioneer PDP-4280HD (42-inch, $2,700, June) Pioneer PDP-5080HD (50-inch, $3,500, June) Pioneer Elite PRO-950HD (42-inch, $3,200, July) Pioneer Elite PRO-1150HD (50-inch, $4,500, July)
1080p models: Pioneer PDP-5010FD (50-inch, $5,000, September) Pioneer PDP-6010FD (60-inch, $6,500, September) Pioneer Elite PRO-110FD (50-inch, $6,000, September) Pioneer Elite PRO-150FD (60-inch, $7,500, September) … Read more
Sure, Pioneer is coming out with all kinds of fancy new plasmas today, but tell us this: Can they be dunked under water? And still work, that is.
Water-loving TVs are hardly new, as we've seen those that enjoy an occasional splash by the pool or even a long hot shower. But the "Weatherproof Monitor" from Florida-based Iizell is an LCD that can be submerged a full meter deep, according to Gadgetell. Why one would need to do this is unclear, but we suspect an underwater bar is involved. Or maybe David Letterman will try to see … Read more
If you want a new television and have some money left over after the government has finished taxing you, may we suggest a shiny new model from Samsung? The LE46M87 is from a range it ambiguously calls "Bordeaux." We've licked it, and it doesn't taste anything like wine. If anything, it was a little salty.
The M87 TVs are really rather lovely. Finished in the usual Samsung piano-black finish and some fancy rounded edges, it will call you to touch it--something you should resist, because you'll leave nasty fingerprints all over it.
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So you've got a 50-inch plasma in the lounge, a 32-inch LCD in the bedroom and a waterproof TV in the bathroom. That only leaves the kitchen devoid of entertainment. No need to panic, though--Bush has released what could well be the smallest HD-ready television your money can buy.
The catchily named LCD15W08DVDHD has a 15.4-inch widescreen LCD, built-in DVD player and, of course, features an HDMI input for watching all your high-definition material.
Everyone needs a waterproof TV, of course, but not everyone has a swimming pool to make it truly useful. That's why Envirovision has made an LCD for commoners like us, whose aquatic viewing habits are confined to the bath. But to add a bit of luxury to this household staple, it's now offering a 19-inch version as well.
Like earlier versions, the "Freeview Waterproof Bathroom Television" can be installed practially anywhere that plumbing allows, including the shower. Even more versatile are its waterproof speakers, which are either built into the set or available separately to be … Read more
Westinghouse provided an update on its 2007 line of LCDs today, confirming much of what we originally reported back at CES. There's a full lineup of moderately priced 1080p models in 42-, 47-, and 52-inch screen sizes, as well as some lower resolution 42- and 32-inch models. Westinghouse is also continuing its line of LCDs with built-in DVD players, as well as a small 19-inch LCD intended to be used in smaller rooms such as a kitchen or bedroom. We've reviewed several Westinghouse LCDs in the past, and although they might not have name-brand recognition, we actually thought some of them were decent bargains. Specs for all of Westinghouse's new LCDs after the jump.
1080p LCD HDTVs (Full press release)
42-inch TX-42F430S and 47-inch TX-47F430S models 1,920x1,080 native resolution 8ms response time Inputs: 4 HDMI, 2 component, 2 composite, 2 S-Video, 1 VGA Integrated ATSC tuner Available in May TX-42F430S $1,600 MSRP; TX-47F430S $1,800 MSRP
Summer will be here in a flash, and we'll be forced to abandon the comfortable confines of our favorite TV-viewing lounge chair. But that doesn't mean we'll have to stop watching.
Frontgate's "SunBriteTV" doesn't just have a bright LCD screen that can be seen in daylight, but it also is outfitted to protect against the elements with an "all-weather enclosure safeguarded from rain, dirt, insects and scratches." Even its cable ports and remote are watertight and dust-resistant.
This Terminator of television sets, which can withstand temperatures ranging from minus-24 to 122 … Read more