Owners of Mitsubishi 738 and 838 series 3D-ready TVs or being offered a free 3D TV software upgrade. Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America (MDEA) said the free upgrade will make it easier for consumers to experience large screen immersive 3D home entertainment and that the upgrade will allow the 738 and 838 series to directly support all mandatory 3D signal formats prescribed in the HDMI 1.4a specification.
VIZIO XVT (Xtreme VIZIO Technology) Series HDTVs are now on general release. They feature the latest in picture quality in the sleekest designs. The range includes five screen sizes: 32 inch, 37 inch, 42 inch, 47 inch and 55 inch, the XVT553SV, XVT473SV and XVT423AV offer an unprecedented 10,000,000:1 contrast ratio. Included in all XVT Models is the VIZIO Internet Apps, with integrated Dual Band 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking and for added comfort a Bluetooth/IR remote with slide out QWERTY keypad.
The Skyworth LED TV was unveiled at this year’s Red Dot Design competition, and is featured as on e of the best of the best of Red Dot. It is described by its designers as a product that adjusts itself to the environment of the user. The screen can be detached from the base for those of us who wants to hang it on the wall. When hanging on the wall, the base can be set apart as a standalone speaker, allowing the Skyworth to be used according to how you want to enjoy it.
Communication company SureWest announced today that they have rolled out an Online DVR Manager and Caller ID on TV service for Advance Digital TV. This was a follow up service to the launch of Advanced Digital TV on SureWest's fiber-to-the-home and copper networks to over 205,000 customers in January of this year. The new Caller ID on TV and Online DVR Manager service is available no additional cost to qualifying customers.
Zoran announced that television developed with their SupraHD 675 HDTV processor have start shipping to European and Australian markets, with other countries due next quarter. The SupraHD 675 processor supports the latest internet connected television for the European and worldwide connected home market, with support for DVB-T, ISDB-T and DMB-T.
Both companies are to collaborate on using DTS’s popular Digital Surround in Samsung’s Digital TV products. DTS Coherent Acoustics provides a range of audio codecs supporting television, radio and internet broadcasting. The DTS Surround is already used in Samsung’s BD-P1400 Blu-ray disk player. DTS Coherent Acoustics offers technology solutions for terrestrial (DVB-T), satellite (DVB-S), cable (DVB-C), Video on Demand, and IP deployment.
The Mitsubishi Digital Electronics Diamond models of 1080p Unisen Immersive Sound LCD Televisions are now shipping with VUDU integrated. According to Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, the integration gives consumer the opportunity to experience the seamless delivery of thousands of high-definition movies and TV shows.
Edgeware and Entone have announced that Entone’s market leading IP video gateways and media hubs are fully integrated with Edgeware’s widely-deployed video-on-demand (VOD) servers. Edgeware’s servers offer native support for On-Demand TV, Time Shifted TV, Live Webcasting, Web TV and Ad-insertion services with unmatched scalability and efficient bandwidth management.
OpenTV Corp., a leading software and technology provider of advanced digital television solutions, and Jinni, the developers of a unique personalized discovery engine for premium content, are bringing next generation search and recommendation functionality to the television that will allow viewers to find the content they want quickly and intuitively. The feature is expected to be part of the latest release of OpenTV Core2™ middleware which will be available in the fourth quarter of 2009.
Broadcom Corporation, a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced that LG Electronics (LGE) has integrated its advanced Bluetooth(R) technology into a new line of digital televisions (DTVs) that are now shipping. Broadcom(R) Bluetooth capabilities featured in these new LGE televisions enable an innovative and personalized user experience by allowing consumers to connect other devices, such as wireless stereo headphones and cell phones, to the TV set.