Sunday, September 26, 2010

Samsung's 3D HDTV: The PN58C8000

samsung's 3d hdtvSamsung’s PN58C8000 is one of the top three 3-D ready HDTV models available in their 8000 series. This 58-inch ultra-thin HDTV is a work of art and performs wonderfully as well. The price tag might be a little higher than the other TVs available in the same size category, but the PN58C8000’s performance is worth the extra cash.

The 8000 series features Samsung’s Touch of Color Design, but instead of the red-accented finish found on Samsung’s LN55C650, the PN58C8000’s plastic bezel is a metallic-looking brushed titanium. The PN58C8000 is incredibly thin. It is nearly as slim as the ultra-thin LG Infinia 47LX9500. This sleek set from Samsung features a remote control sensor and 3D transmitter embedded in the bezel with five touch-sensitive buttons for power, channel, volume, input select, and menu. The HDTV also has two 10-watt speakers under the bottom bezel that emit pretty good sound.

The PN58C8000 has plenty of frequently used connection spots including: two USB ports, four HDMI ports, two audio outputs, a PC audio input, component and composite A/V ports, a wired network port, a coaxial TV cable/ antenna jack, and a PC (VGA) port.

The remote to this HDTV set is classy. It features a brushed metal face with chrome trim and has 47 touch-sensitive keys that are well illuminated and very responsive, including an important key that you will most likely use often that allows you to toggle between 2D and 3D.

Samsung features one of the best catalogs of TV Internet applications to date. Their streaming video sites include: Netflix, YouTube, Vudu, Hulu Plus, CinemaNow, Explore 3D, and DailyMotion. Other useful Internet apps available include: Twitter, Facebook, Picasa Web Albums, Pandora Radio, Napster, Accuweather, Google Maps, USA Today, and more.

The 8000 series utilizes Samsung’s Real Black Filter technology that allows the screen to produce very deep blacks and enhanced shadow detail. Basically, it helps to reduce the glare of natural or ambient light. This is a truly fantastic development.

The PN58C8000 does a great job displaying 3D images. It really comes through with producing a realistic 3D effect, and if you’re favorite movies aren’t available in 3D, the PN58C8000 features the ability to convert 2D content into a watered-down 3D version. One of the few downsides with this TV involves the 3D glasses. They simply are not attractive, not comfortable, and not included in the price of the set. They are $149.99 per pair. Samsung does offer a much more attractive pair for $199.99, but who knows if they are any more comfortable than the cheaper pair?

The Samsung PN58C8000 is listed for $3,000. Yes, this is a little bit more than the other 3D TVs available now, but the PN58C8000 really is a wonderful set. The HDTV is sleek, chic, and stylish. It features a touch-sensitive remote and 2D to 3D converting capabilities. This HDTV is a little pricey, but it is definitely worth it. So are you ready to make the leap to 3D?

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Panasonic Adds New Features Their 2010 Viera TVs

panasonic viera tvsPanasonic has added Netflix streaming and a Blu-ray player to their 2010 lineup of HDTVs. This Netflix feature will be free for existing Netflix customers. These new TVs will also come with Viera Cast Internet service, which will allow you to surf the internet right from your TV. Panasonic has even added USB connectivity to their Viera-enabled TVs, so that users have the ability to hook up a keyboard or a wireless LAN adaptor for easy navigation.

Merwan Merbey, vice president of Panasonic North America stated, “The addition of Netflix to our 2010 Viera Cast offerings now gives consumers access to the leading online movie subscription service right from their 2010 Viera Cast-enabled Viera HDTVs and Blu-ray Disc players. The features now available on Viera Cast provide consumers with access to a wide range of the leading entertainment and interactive sites, which allow them to enjoy high-definition movies and connect directly with family and friends right from their HDTV in the comfort of their own living room."

Viera Cast was introduced by Panasonic at the Consumer Electronics Show in 2008. They had hopes of offering YouTube, Picasa Web Albums, and Bloomberg News. In 2009 at the CES they added Amazon Video on Demand to their content. Now in 2010 Panasonic has added access to Twitter, Skype, Fox Sports, Pandora, and Netflix.

There are five different Viera HDTV series from Panasonic that will have the Netflix capabilities, including: VT25, VT20, GT25, G25, and G20. From those series there will be 13 different sets available to choose from. Netflix capabilities will also be available on seven of Panasonic’s Blu-ray models.

If these aren’t the type of TVs that you’re looking for, check out some of Panasonic’s other TVs like the Panasonic TC-PVT25 3D TV.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Panasonic TC-PVT25: Named Best 3D TV of CES

panasonic 3d tv3D technology is growing in popularity. We’re seeing it show up in gaming devices such as the Nintendo 3DS, in laptops such as HP’s Envy 17, and in televisions such as the Panasonic TC-PVT25. The public seems to continue to be intrigued by 3D technology, so I believe it will continue to be prevalent as technology advances.

Picking the right 3D HDTV can be difficult though. There are many different things that you must consider. Although there are big name brand 3D TVs are everywhere, you may not have to look any further than the Panasonic TC-PVT25. It was named the best 3D TV of CES.

There were several advantages that helped make the TC-PVT25 the top choice. First off, the TC-PVT25 is an extension of Panasonic’s extremely popular TC-PV10 series that was released last year. This 3D model features improved black level and enhanced picture quality. It not only offers a fantastic 3D experience, but also delivers a great 2D picture as well. Panasonic is even nice enough to throw in a pair of 3D glasses, which most other retailers do not do.

There are four different sizes that Panasonic offers: a 50-inch, a 54-inch, a 58-inch, and a 65-inch screen. All models feature Panasonic’s VIERA CAST IPTV functionality and are THX certified. This series of 3D TVs range from $2,599-$4,299.

If you’re looking for a 3D TV, this is a great series to consider. Panasonic’s TC-PVT25 series is excellent. The price tag may seem a little high, but if you really want a 3D TV, you’re just going to have to accept that it’s not going to be the cheapest purchase. If you really want to make the leap to 3D, this is a definite consideration.

Check out other 3D TVs like Samsung's PNC7000 Plasma.

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Apples LED Cinema Display

Apple has just recently introduced a ton of new technology. Along with iPods and other new gadgets, Apple has released a new 27-inch beautiful display for their new and older model computers. Will these new displays live up to the Apple hype or will they fall short? Here are some of the improvements coming with these new displays:

Bigger and brighter

Apple's new displays will be 27 inches of gorgeous wide screen. The displays are presented with back lit LED technology and therefore have no need to warm up. When turned on, the display will be instantly bright and can be adjusted to suit the lighting of any room. They will have a 16:9 aspect ratio and an 2560-by-1440 resolution. The new display also has 60 percent more pixels than their previous 24 inch.

Built in iSight Camera and microphone

The 27-inch displays include both a microphone ad iSight camera, but this isn't huge news since most monitors come with these features now. One good quality is that the iSight camera can be used in conjunction with Photobooth that comes on newer Macs.

Connection made easy

The new displays can hook up to any of the newer lines of Macs, such as MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, Mac mini, and Mac Pro. The displays come with the mini display connector, which replaces bulky monitor connections with one small cord, and carries both video and audio. Also with the new displays comes the MagSafe connector that can power whatever device that is hooked to the display without a charge cord. The display also has three USB 2.0 ports.

Energy efficient and environmentally friendly

While it won't make a difference in the looks or performance department for the display, environmentalists can rest easy knowing that this is the greenest display Apple has released yet. They are toxin free, easily recyclable, and have an Energy Star rating of 5.0.

Overall, this new display is large, bright, and a beautiful monitor for any Mac computer, but since it hasn't been released just yet, it is uncertain if the price tag will be hefty. Nonetheless, this is a brilliant display that is easy to use, and that's what everyone expects from Apple.

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