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Green Bay, Wisc. — Weather-secure TV resource Séura this week launched its Premier S1 Series of vanishing mirror TVs.
The Séura Premiere S1 series offers a new design that is said to eliminate the gap between the mirror and monitor, allowing for improved picture quality and minimized internal reflections.
The S1 models also said to have improved durability and relocated the inputs and outputs.
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.
Suwanee, Ga. — Walmart stores across the country have started selling Hisense USA’s 40-inch and 46-inch K360M-series Roku-ready LCD HDTVs and 50-inch and 55-inch K610 smart TVs, the TV maker said this week.
The K610 models — 55-inch ($798) and 50-inch ($648) — offer a super-slim (13mm) bezel, built-in, FullHD 1080p resolution, a 120Hz refresh rate and a Hisense smart-TV interface, providing access to streaming apps from Vudu, Netflix, YouTube and Pandora, the company said.
New York — Panasonic held its traditional spring open house for the press this week where it offered a closer look at the anticipated new top-of-the-line ZT60-series FullHD 1080p plasma models, and formally revealed pricing for a majority of the LCD and plasma sets in the 2013 lineup.
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. — LG Electronics said Wednesday it is adding the PayPal e-commerce transaction service to its Smart TV platform.
The service is available now on 2013 LG smart TVs in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, and will soon be included in LG smart TVs in France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Australia, with other markets to follow.
Las Vegas — A finding released Wednesday of a new study of Adobe product users identified a 12-fold increase in the use of encrypted video (or TV Everywhere) consumption in 2012.
The findings were released during the NAB Show, here, and reflected aggregated data from Adobe’s Digital Index.
The study looked at video in a number of different ways including social media, mobile use, advertising and general video-consumption patterns.
El Segundo, Calif. — U.S. television shipments are forecast to decline for a second year in a row in 2013, but growth will resume next year, according to IHS iSuppli.
Shipments into the U.S. market will reach a projected 36.6 million units, compared with 37.6 million last year, according to the research firm's “U.S. Television Market Tracker Report.”
Santa Clara, Calif. — Despite the increasing numbers of smart TVs available, most people around the world use a gaming console to connect their television to the Internet.
According to NPD DisplaySearch, 19 percent of flat-panel-TV households use a Sony PlayStation, Xbox 360 or Nintendo Wii as the primary web connection. The next most popular method, at 17.3 percent, is a media center box from companies like Roku and Apple TV.
Irvine, Calif. — JVC-TV introduced Monday a 50-inch R-series FullHD BlackCrystal edge-lit LED LCD TV featuring an ultra-slim bezel and 120Hz refresh rate.
At the same time, the company unveiled a monthly social-media product giveaway program. Beginning today, and continuing monthly, viewers who like the JVC-TV Facebook page or follow the company on Twitter at @JVC_TV, will be invited to enter an online contest to win a high-value prize.
Atlanta — The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Final Four in Atlanta was the first major U.S. sporting event recorded in 4K as part of a closed-circuit demonstration in Ultra High Definition by LG Electronics and partners the NCAA, CBS Sports and Turner Sports.
The action was captured in 4K resolution for displaying game highlights on LG’s 84-inch class Ultra HD TVs at private viewing locations in the Georgia Dome.
Las Vegas — Sony Electronics used the NAB show here Sunday to formally issue pricing on its latest Bravia 4K Ultra HD sets, offering smaller screen sizes than its current 85-inch behemoth.
The sets, which were initially unveiled at International CES in January, include the 55-inch XBR-55X900A (carrying a $5,000 suggested retail) and 65-inch XBR-65X900A ($7,000).
Both will be available for order online and at select retail locations beginning April 21, Sony said.