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City of Industry, Calif. – Sceptre is now shipping an MHL-compliant Roku Ready, 47-inch FullHD LED back-lit LCD HDTV and PC monitor.
Billed as “an affordable big screen unit,” the new 47-inch Sceptre model E475BV-FMDU ($699 suggested retail) offers slim-design styling and energy savings.
In addition to an MHL-compliant HDMI input that can accept an optional Roku Streaming Stick Smart TV adapter, the set includes: SRS TruSurround HD.
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.
Osaka, Japan – Panasonic on Thursday formally proposed to its board that Shusaku Nagae, current president of Eco Solutions, be named the new chairman, replacing Fumio Ohtsubo, who is stepping down ahead of schedule amidst continuing losses, the company said.
Nagae currently heads Panasonic’s solution business as executive VP in addition to his role as president of Eco Solutions.
The position changes would take effect June 26.
Long Beach, Calif. — Epson introduced Wednesday the BrightLink Pro 1410Wi ultra-short-throw meeting room projector offering video-conferencing compatibility and remote collaboration.
The WXGA 3LCD projector can be used as a digital whiteboard to present and annotate on existing content, and can instantly capture and share newly created content by saving, printing or emailing through the network.
The BrightLink Pro features a 100-inch, widescreen display area suitable for showing presentations and a live meeting at the same time, using the split-screen option.
Carmel, Ind. — The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) Tuesday issued a call for proposals for the “physical layer” of the ATSC 3.0 next-generation broadcast TV standard.
The ATSC standard will in the years ahead replace the current digital broadcasting systems used in the United States and around the world, providing higher capacity to deliver Ultra-High-Definition services, robust reception on mobile devices and improved spectrum efficiency.
Fremont, Calif. — Optoma introduced Monday two of its brightest EcoBright solid-state illumination (SSI) DLP-based short-throw projectors to date.
Optoma’s 2,500-lumen ZW212ST and the 2,300-lumen ZX212ST are targeted at business and education applications to more effectively display their presentations, save money and reduce the carbon footprint, Optoma said.
Both models produce more than a 100,000:1 contrast ratio. The ZW212ST ($1,600 suggested retail) produces WXGA resolution while the ZX212ST ($1,500) offers XGA
Ridgefield Park, N.J. — Samsung said Monday it is now shipping its NX300 midrange mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera with integrated Wi-Fi.
The new compact system camera, which replaces the NX210, carries a $750 suggested retail, including a 20-50mm kit lens.
In tandem with the NX300 send-off, Samsung also announced it has signed on “the world’s fastest man,” Olympian Usain Bolt, to appear in global promotional initiatives for the camera and the NX Junior Photographer campaign.
Burlington, Mass. — Nuance Communications’ Dragon TV voice-recognition technology is being used in step-up smart-TV models in Panasonic’s 2013 TV line, the company said Sunday.
The technology will enable viewers to trigger basic TV commands, such as volume control and web searches by simply speaking.
Nuance’s Dragon TV’s text-to-speech capability also audibly reads TV text content and options on the screen, Nuance said.
Suwanee, Ga. — Hisense USA said Friday it is now selling its FullHD LED LCD TV models K360G and K366W through SamsClub.com.
The K366W (currently $388 online) is a 40-inch model with built-in Wi-Fi with the latest Hisense smart-TV user interface and remote control. App partners available on the set include Vudu, Pandora, YouTube and Netflix, among others, “at nearly half the price of competitive models,” the company said.
New York – LG Electronics gave its standout laser-based ultra-short-throw FullHD video projector a Big Apple sendoff and revealed its $9,000 suggested retail price tag.
The LG Laser TV, which ships in the U.S. in April, needs only 22 inches of separation from the screen to project up to a 100-inch image.
The projector will ship with a special 100-inch screen that helps reduce ambient light washout and includes LG’s smart-TV platform for access to a wide library of content choices.
New York — Samsung used a press showcase here Wednesday to unveil its 2013 TV lineup and to reveal pricing on select models for the first time.
Samsung’s LED LCD TVs and plasma sets begin shipping now through April, with additional model offerings expected later in the year.
Key features within both technology lines this year are improved speech recognition, Trackpad remote control operation, and Samsung’s “S-recommendation” TV program viewing suggestions personalized for each viewer.