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El Segundo, Calif. — In a sign that the global flat-panel TV market likely will not see growth in 2013, a new study from IHS said shipments of flat-panel televisions fell for the second month in row in July on a worldwide basis compared with the same period year ago.
The combined global shipments in July of LCD and plasma TVs amounted to 14.88 million units, down 6.3 percent from July 2012, according to the “Monthly Worldwide FPD TV Shipment Data Report” from the TV Systems Intelligence Service at IHS.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.
New York — LG Electronics took its latest cutting-edge television offerings to the Luxury Review at the Metropolitan Pavilion, here, Thursday to give well-heeled aficionados of life’s finer things a taste of its Ultra High-Definition TVs and its flagship curved-screen OLED TV.
LG presented Ultra HD models from its 9700 series, 9650 series and 84-inch 9600 series ($16,999).
Mahwah, N.J. – Sharp said it has joined forces with THX and Red on a “resolution revolution” promotion highlighted by an “Art of Amazing 4K Film Competition.”
Sharp, THX and Red have started inviting independent filmmakers to create a short (four minutes or less) film that captures “the art of an amazing 4K entertainment experience through: energy, light, and scale.”
Seiki model SE65UY04, which will hit retail shelves in December at a $2,999 suggested retail, is Seiki’s largest Ultra HD edge-lit LED LCD TV to date. The company also offers a 50-inch model at a current $1,199 street price and a 39-inch Ultra HD monitor for $699.
The 65-inch iteration features a 3,840 by 2,160 resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate.
The set includes an HDMI 1.4 port that will accept 1080p signals and 4K signals at up to a 30p frame rate.
Newark, N.J. — Panasonic declared its intentions to defend its share of the U.S. market from a host of new Ultra High-Definition TV players by giving the press an up-close look at its just-launched 65-inch L65WT600 Ultra HD edge-lit LED LCD TV.
The set, which is available now at a $5,999 suggested retail, packs a host of cutting-edge features, including HDMI 2.0 (supporting 4K/60p resolution) and Display Port 1.2a input jacks, and an advanced up-conversion system that the company believes will set it apart from the competition.
Tokyo — Toshiba said here Monday that it will cut half of the 6,000 workers in its global TV operations, close two of three overseas factories, and up its reliance on outsourcing by the end of the fiscal year.
Toshiba said the cuts are necessary to help it reach a $101 million cost savings target and help return its TV division to profitability this year.
Meanwhile, Toshiba will increase outsourced production to 70 percent from 40 percent.
Denver – SunBriteTV and Soundcast Systems used CEDIA Expo here to announce the formation of a new Outdoor Entertainment Alliance (OEA).
The new promotional partnership will pool the companies’ promotional efforts and spending to spread the word about the growing trend of entertaining outdoors, and all of the new technologies and appliances that go along with it.
Denver – Outdoor TV manufacturer SunBriteTV is using CEDIA Expo 2013 to introduce a universal outdoor transmitter module for both residential and commercial applications.
The SunBriteTV (booth 2904) weatherproof wireless HD Transceiver model SB-HDMIWT will be able to transmit Full 1080p HD content to any SunBriteTV within range of 150 feet via an HDMI-in and HDMI-out transceiver, the company said.
Also being unveiled are a new rebate campaign and SunBriteTV backyard set-up photo contest.
Denver – LG Electronics formally unveiled a pair of lower-price Ultra High-Definition TVs that were recently hinted at by the parent company in South Korea.
With the two additions, LG increases its Ultra HD model assortment to five.
Although not a floor exhibiter, LG made the announcement here on the first day of CEDIA Expo 2013, to flag attention to A/V specialist and custom installers who typically associate with state-of-the-art technologies.
Denver — DarbeeVision (booth 4022) will use CEDIA Expo 2013 Sept. 26-28 to unveil its Reveal technology, which is said to improve image quality for security/surveillance applications.
DarbeeVision said its Reveal technology enhances obscured details common in surveillance clips, reducing or removing fog, haze, snow and improving poor lighting conditions so that targets of interest can be seen more clearly.
The system uses parallel processing in a single chip, as an inline HDMI video processor.