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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.
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.
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.