Blimey. We’ve seen thin TVs before but Sony’s new Drive XEL-1 OLED TV makes most of them look like pie scoffing gorillas at a lard-fest in comparison.
Continue reading Sony Drive XEL-1 OLED TV: 3mm Thin!
You know what it’s like when you want a drink at a busy bar – it can take ages to get yourself served sometimes. Often because the bar tender doesn’t know you’re waiting.
Those behind new bar, twentyfour London, claim that this is all in the past. Alongside a whole host of interactive and technology whiz bangs, this bar helps you get served.
Continue reading 24 London: Interactive Bar Get London Launch
Digital UK estimates that over one million TV sets will be sold in the UK this Christmas.
Electronic retailers and TV manufacturers will be licking their lips at the prospect.
Xmas is traditionally a time when lots of people buy a new TV – whether it’s because they want to make sure that they get at least one decent chrissy present, or that they have nothing to say to the people who will be coming around, and therefore need a new TV isn’t clear.
Continue reading 1 Million TVs To Sell Over Christmas: Digital UK
If you thought that HD TV was the best picture you’re ever going to see, think again. The release of 100/120 Hz Full HD TVs gives you a pretty clear idea that the market is moving again.
NXP showed us a chip the Nexperia PNX5100 which really ups the game for HD. Lower down you can listen to the interview with those involved and watch a video of it working.
Continue reading NXP Nexperia PNX5100: HD TV 2 Is Coming: Podcast & Video: IFA
Philips continue their run of staging press event differently. At IFA they started with a stage with dancers, before the boss came on stage to tell us all about the wonderful things they’d been working on.
Continue reading Philips Launch Aurea
Sharp have shown their next generation LCD TVs – the summary?
They are phenomenally thin – extraordinarily thin.
How thin? 20mm thin, increasing slightly to 29mm at their thickest part. Crazy isn’t it?
The bezel is just as slim, with the top coming in at 20mm at the top and 25mm on sides.
Continue reading Sharp Show 20mm Thin LCD TV: IFA
Samsung have announced two 22″ monitors with a mic and 2mpx video camera built-in.
All that is needed to get going with the top of the range, 220TN, is an Internet- connected Ethernet cable in the back as all of the required software is installed.
They say that it’s been optimised for Microsoft Unified Communication (UC).
Continue reading Samsung: Monitors with VoIP Built-in: IFA
Not that long ago, a 24″ CRT TV screen sat in your living room would mark you out as a well-wedged consumer, drawing envy from lesser mortals squinting at bedsit portables or bog standard 20″ units hired out from the once mighty Radio Rentals.
Come the 90s, impressively well dimensioned Plasma and LCD screens started to take a hold in upmarket homes, with the slimline, stylish goggleboxes expanding to wall filling screen sizes of 37″, 42″ and upwards.
Continue reading Fujitsu Creates A Colossal 231″ Screen
While the UK Government is keen as mustard for the Digital Switchover of TV in the UK, there’s now discussion of the impact that disposing of the analogue kit will bring on – that of further waste generation.
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE Directive) was under discussion yesterday at Westminster Hall by UK MPs.
Continue reading Digital SwitchOver: The Rubbish Dump Awaits! UK MPs
As if having someone hand you their mobile and insist that you’d be bored to death looking at their collection of blurry, “here’s me drunk with my mates” videos wasn’t bad enough, it looks like things are set to get a lot worse.
At the CTIA Wireless 2007 show in Orlando, Florida, tech firm Texas Instruments has been giving public demonstrations of its digital light processing (DLP) ‘pico’ projector – a teensy weensy movie projector that’s small enough to wedge into a mobile phone.
“How does it all work?” we hear you ask. And the answer is, “with clever stuff that we don’t quite understand.”
We can tell you, however, that the mini-projector sports three lasers, a LP chip and a power supply, with the whole caboodle measuring just 38mm, making it technically possible to fit in all the gubbins inside a normal sized phone.
Using the phone projector (“phonejector?” “prophonetor”?”), the mobile phone will eventually be able to beam DVD-quality video on to a screen or a wall, making it a workable portable video player or TV.
However, the prototype is currently only capable of displaying an image about the size of an A4 sheet of paper (8.5×11-inches) at a rather humble HVGA (640×240) resolution in “ambient light conditions” (i.e. it’s not very bright).
We understand that for some of you, the prospect of filling giant walls with the handheld highlights of the office party may prove a compelling attraction, but we’re afraid that you’re going to having to wait: TI has not announced when it will actually start producing projectors for the mobile phone market.