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Austin, Texas — Projection screen manufacturer Screen Innovations (SI) launched Tuesday its newest screen technology called Pure Zero Edge.
The projection screen system is said to combine the look of a sleek flat panel with the versatility of a projection screen, and supports resolution levels as high as 8K and beyond, the company said.
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.
Corona, Calif. — TCL and Marvel Entertainment kicked off a joint promotional campaign Thursday linking Marvel’s upcoming “Iron Man 3” movie with TCL’s TVs, highlighted by the 110-inch Ultra High-Definition 3D China Star TV that was previewed at January’s International CES.
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. — LG Electronics said Wednesday that it will host a Facebook chat at 9 p.m. EDT April 28 with comedian Joan Rivers from NBC’s “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice,” which is to feature an episode with LG smart appliances, smart TVs and smartphones.
LG Twitter followers will also have a chance to win prizes used by contestants on the show.
UPDATED! Pula, Italy — TV manufacturers looking for a some good news on both margins and unit sales for 2014 didn’t get it from Michael Zoeller, Samsung's senior director of sales and marketing TV/A/V Europe, along with market research firms GfK and DisplaySearch at the annual IFA Global Press Event, here.
Essentially, Zoeller advised consumers not to buy a new 4K Ultra High-Definition (UHD) TV.
Seoul, South Korea — LG Display reported Monday its fourth consecutive quarterly net operating profit after seven losing quarters.
LG Display said earnings for its fiscal first quarter, ended in March, were 151 billion won ($135 million). The company showed an improvement from 211 billion won reported in the year-ago period, but was down 74 percent from the previous quarter.
Irvine, Calif. — Vizio kicked off this week with its “Win It For Mom” contest, giving sons and daughters the chance to win Vizio products for their mothers this Mother’s Day.
Vizio is inviting interested parties to upload a video or picture showing why they are Mom’s biggest fan and share their personal story of appreciation.
The mom with the winning story will receive a Mother’s Day Vizio Home Theater Gift Package.
Suwanee, Ga. — Hisense USA said Monday it has implemented a new in-home warranty program to address customer concerns before, during or after their decision to buy.
All in-warranty Hisense televisions purchased on or after April 1 are eligible for the program, the company said.
Under the program, Hisense said it will send a factory-trained technician from a Hisense service provider to the customer’s home to repair the television at the customer’s convenience.
New York — John Homlish, formerly Sharp Electronics Marketing Company of America (SEMCA) home electronics sales VP, has joined Haier America in the newly created position of TV group sales and marketing senior VP, said sources connected to the companies.
Homlish will begin his new assignment with Haier April 29.
In the position, Homlish will assume many of the duties that were handled by Doug Lane, who left Haier four months ago to join RadioShack.
Fremont, Calif. — The super-widescreen 21:9 aspect ratio for HD displays hasn’t disappeared yet, but it is being repositioned as a monitor play.
AOC said Monday that it is now offering its Q2963PM ($499 suggested retail) 29-inch 21:9 super-widescreen HD monitor with IPS LED technology and multiple connectivity solutions, including DisplayPort, DVI and HDMI, “to provide a cinematic display experience.”
The Q2963PM includes 3-watt stereo speakers and WFHD 2,560 by 1,080 resolution.
Diamond Bar, Calif. — A mass market for 4K Ultra High-Definition TV may have arrived a bit earlier than many had expected Monday, as value CE manufacturer Seiki Digital unveiled a 50-inch 4K Ultra HD LED-edge-lit LCD TV at an eyebrow-raising suggested retail of $1,500.
Seiki’s 50-inch set is one of the smallest announced to date offering native 4K by 2K (3,840 by 2,160) resolution, which is four times that of FullHD 1080p.