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LAS VEGAS — The Digital Entertainment Group, a CE and Hollywood studios-backed home video promotions group, revealed during this week’s International CES that after seven straight years of declines, U.S. home video revenue showed growth from the prior year.
The group cited market research showing a 0.23 percent increase, to $18 billion in the year, following multiple years of shrinking revenue brought on by the declining growth of the aging DVD format. In fact, annual home video revenue dropped $4 billion between 2004 and 2011.
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LAS VEGAS – Samsung used International CES 2013 to unveil its latest TV lines highlighted by an 85-inch Ultra High Definition edge-lit LED LCD, a 55-inch OLED TV and lines of even smarter LED LCD TVs.
This year’s line stresses Samsung’s advanced Smart TV functionality, and improved picture quality.
Hauppauge, N.Y. — Voxx Accessories today announced it is teaming with Roku to develop an integrated digital TV antenna that will allow consumers to receive over-the-air local HD broadcasts as well as stream entertainment from the Roku platform.
Voxx will introduce the new digital antenna with Roku streaming in the fourth quarter of 2013 under the RCA and Terk brands.
LAS VEGAS – Sharp introduced here Monday 20 60-inch plus Aquos LED LCD TV models, more than half of which will incorporate the company’s proprietary Quattron quad-pixel technology.
The company is expanding its 60-, 70- and 80-inch screen-size offerings, with more feature selections and new slim cosmetic designs.
Arlington, Va. — Consumers are seeking HDTVs with the latest built-in features as a growing number of U.S. adults own smart-app-enabled displays, according to new research from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).
The study, “Beyond 2D Viewing: Understanding the Demand for Advanced Television Features,” examined whether current built-in television features, such as 3D and Internet-connected applications, are meeting the needs of consumers.
Seoul, South Korea — LG Electronics said here Tuesday that it has started taking pre-orders for its 55-inch WRGB OLED TV (model 55EM9700) in South Korea, and expects to begin deliveries in February.
Other markets where the LG OLED TV will be available will be announced over the next several weeks along with their respective prices, the company said.
The breakthrough big-screen display technology was first unveiled at the 2012 International CES, and the company plans to begin shipments by the end of the year.
Seoul, South Korea — LG’s parent company continued to let more cats out of the bag on its planned new product showcase for the upcoming 2013 International CES next week by revealing details on its core LCD TV and plasma lines.
The company previously tipped its hand on a spate of other TV offerings, including next-generation Google TVs, a short-throw laser-based DLP home-theater projector, and Ultra High-Definition and OLED advanced TV technologies.
Seoul, South Korea — LG Display revealed Thursday that it will introduce two additional screen sizes of Ultra High-Definition (UHD) LED LCD TVs — 55 and 65 inches — to join its currently available 84-inch set, at International CES in Las Vegas, starting Jan. 7.
The new screen sizes will be demonstrated LG Display’s “private booth” in the Bellagio Hotel Casino during show week, LG said.
Engelwood Cliffs, N.J. – Just days before the 2013 International CES in Las Vegas, LG Electronics unveiled a new display technology to its portofolio of big-screen home theater displays.
The LG “Hecto Laser TV” is a two-piece system including a special screen and an external Ultra Short Throw (UST) projector.
Seoul, South Korea – LG Electronics (LG) said Wednesday it has developed a new and improved Magic Remote for its 2013 Cinema 3D Smart TV lineup.
The sets will be among those shown at the International CES in Las Vegas, Jan. 8-11.
LG said the redesigned remote adopts enhanced language recognition ca-pabilities to simplify spoken commands, in a more natural, interactive and conversational way.