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Friday, November 23, 2007

Blu-ray wins 97 percent of Japanese high-def recorder market

It’s hard to know what to make of the latest statistics on the battle for supremacy between Blu-ray and HD DVD because of the fact that they’re from Japan, home of so many of Blu-ray’s biggest backers. Nevertheless, the degree to which HD DVD has fallen behind in Japan in sales of the crucial high-end HD TV recorders is stark.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

KDDI to deliver domestic 4x high-definition video on demand

KDDI, the company that recently started an online service delivering DVD-quality movies to domestic customers has upped the ante to send quad-HD films down the same pipe.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Sharp targets your bedroom with 22in 1080p LCD TV

Next time you go shopping for a second television set for the spare room or bedroom, chances are it might be one of a new breed of smaller full high-definition TVs, such as the new models introduced today by Sharp.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Stunning JVC high-def setup does quadruple HD TV

Another day at CEATEC, another amazing piece of technology; this time in the realm of higher-than-high-definition video. JVC’s stand at the Japanese electronics show is dominated by a boxy-looking camera that can shoot video at four times the resolution of standard HD TV.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Panasonic’s 1080p TVs suck up video on demand right out of the box

Although today’s Panasonic Japan launch of seven new 1080p high-definition televisions introduced the world to plenty of quality new hardware, one of the more intriguing announcements was buried well below the headline.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Hitachi springs world's first Blu-ray camcorders ahead of schedule

Just two weeks after we caught whiff of a rumor that Hitachi would be releasing a Blu-ray camcorder in the fall, the Japanese company has announced that the portable high-definition technology is, in fact, ready now.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Hitachi claims first Blu-ray camcorder coming this year

After what seems like years of waiting and fiddling around with AVCHD and the like, it seems the world is finally about to get a real next-gen HD video camera after Hitachi’s late-afternoon Tokyo announcement of the first Blu-ray camcorder.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

World's biggest LCD HD TV with 500,000:1 contrast ratio and super blacks

Jumbo TV fans had better get their gold credit cards warmed up well in advance of the latest high-definition set due to depart Korean shores from Samsung later this year – the company’s new 70-inch LCD is far from cheap, at 58 million won ($62,000).

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Quad HD cinema projector raises bar with encrypted movies in RAID array


Sony chose a rainy afternoon in downtown Tokyo today to unveil a revolution in digital cinema – a projector that can show full cinema-size movies at four times the resolution of standard high definition, with an anti-piracy server system on the side.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

SxS: Sony and SanDisk’s new memory card format


The hope for a single format for flash memory cards, or at least for plenty fewer than there are now, took a blow over the weekend when Sony and SanDisk announced another new medium intended for use mainly in high-definition video cameras.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Samsung monitor brings HD TV to the desktop


Everyone knows that watching TV on a computer screen doesn’t quite cut the mustard - duller colors and lower resolution than any decent dedicated television are readily apparent. That, however, is about to change if Samsung has its way with some nifty new display technology.

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