San Antonio — The Progressive Retailers Organization was at the Westin La Cantera Hill Coun
Carmel, Ind. — The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) said Tuesday it has formed new implementation teams for the evolving ATSC 2.0 and the Mobile Emergency Alert Systems (M-EAS).
San Francisco — Smart-TV app developer Flingo said Wednesday that MStar Semiconductor has agreed to integrate Flingo’s new Samba multi-screen synchronization software into the new MStar system on a chip (SoC).
Flingo said Samba will enable synchronization of any screen — TV, tablet, phone or PC — with live TV shows.
Samba automatically identifies advertisements and TV shows, and presents the viewer with real-time information and social media discussions about the programming being playing on TV, Flingo said.
LAS VEGAS – DarbeeVision (LVH suite 1965) is revealing here its consumer-priced video clarity and depth enhancement device called Cobalt.
While DarbeeVision’s original product, the Darblet, is optimized for high-end home theater video enthusiasts, the Cobalt has been designed to add Darbee Visual Presence depth and clarity to HDMI video for a $269 suggested retail price.
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.
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.