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Arlington, Va. – The Consumer Electronics Association has published a new DTV Profile for Uncompressed High-Speed Digital Interfaces.
The profile, CEA-861-F, cuts through the disagreements over standards for new advanced digital video displays and equipment in terms of color, aspect ratios, frame rate, compression codecs and broadcast technology.
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.
Ardmore, Pa. — Retailer World Wide Stereo said Monday they will be their region’s exclusive retailer for Samsung’s 85-inch 4K Ultra High-Definition television.
World Wide, which is located on Philadelphia’s Main Line, offers an interactive showroom and the sales expertise necessary to highlight and educate consumers on a television of this caliber. The store offers an array of quality, high-performance products and new technologies.
Seoul, South Korea — LG Electronics kicked off an online campaign last Saturday that asks consumers to send messages to loved ones under the theme “To Me, You Are Perfect.”
The company said it developed the campaign “to show LG customers what an important role they have played in inspiring innovation at LG.”
Santa Monica, Calif. — Los Angeles-area CE retail chain Video & Audio Center was the formal retail launch pad Thursday for LG Electronics’ newest Ultra High-Definition 4K LED LCD TVs in the 55- and 65-inch screen sizes.
The new models, which will be released to other dealers nationally in two weeks, mark the first 4K Nano Full Array backlit LED LCD TVs in the market, and were being offered at the event at full suggested retails of $5,999 and $7,999, respectively.
New York — AmTran Video has added four SKUs to its JVC-branded BlackSapphire Razor-Edge E-LED HDTV line for shipment this summer.
Two of the models are in the fully featured SL line: the 42-inch SL42B-C and 47-inch SL47B-C models, which feature a nearly borderless image, the thickness of an iPhone, XinemaSound 3D audio, built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi, ICE smart-TV apps and a QWERTY keypad remote control, as well as passive 3D with four free pairs of XinemaView 3D glasses.
The SL42B-C and SL47B-C will ship this summer for $799 and $899 suggested retails, respectively.
Ridgefield Park, N.J. –– Samsung Electronics said Wednesday its new F9000-series 4K Ultra High-Definition LED LCD TVs in the 65- and 55-inch screen sizes will be available for pre-order beginning July 21.
The new models, which will ship in August at suggested retails of $5,500 and $7,500, respectively, will follow the previously introduced Samsung S9 Ultra HD TV. All present four times the resolution of FullHD 1080p HDTVs.
Los Angeles — LG Electronics will give its 65- and 55-inch 4K Ultra High-Definition LED LCD TVs a formal send-off at the Santa Monica outlet of Video & Audio Center Thursday.
The Southern California-based consumer electronics retailer, which has become a national launch platform for a wide range of CE products in recent years, will host a media launch event for the sets in its home-theater showroom.
Westlake Village, Calif. — Picture quality and price continued to rate at the top of consumers’ considerations when purchasing an HDTV, according to a study released Tuesday by J.D. Power.
Among customers who purchased an HDTV measuring 50 inches or larger, picture quality was cited most often as the reason for their selection (66 percent), followed closely by price (62 percent).
Among customers who purchased an HDTV smaller than 50 inches, price (68 percent) was the leading reason, followed by picture quality (58 percent).
Miramar, Fla. — Sim2 said Monday that its 2013 Sim2 World Road Show will hit the United States July 23-26 in Miami.
From there, the show will continue on with scheduled stops in Los Angeles on Aug. 20-22 and New York Sept. 3-5.