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2012 HDTV pricing leaks out for Panasonic, Sony, Sharp and Samsung

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The madness of CES 2012 is long over and now that we've seen all of the new HDTVs, it's time to find out when they're actually going on sale, and for how much. HDGuru has just dug up advertised pricing for some of the new models from Sony (BX,...
2012 HDTV pricing leaks out for Panasonic, Sony, Sharp and Samsung

Apple TV for $1,499? Would you buy it?

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An apparent Best Buy customer survey hints at an upcoming Apple HDTV for $1,000 more than most 42-inch HDTVs currently cost. Would iOS fans be willing to swallow such a hefty premium?...
Apple TV for $1,499? Would you buy it?

LG's Google TV-enabled sets coming to US end of May

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LG revealed two Google-loaded HDTVs at CES, but never gave us prices or told us when these models might dangle their skinny bezels in stores. In briefings last week, we heard that the 47-incher (47G2) and 55-incher (55G2) would sell for $1699 and $2299 respectively. Now, to complete the...
LG's Google TV-enabled sets coming to US end of May

Samsung shows off production 55-inch OLED HDTVs at the 2012 World's Fair

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We got an eyeful of Samsung's stunning 55-inch OLED HDTV prototypes earlier this year at CES, but now Samsung is surprising the world by showing off production versions at the World's Fair (which is apparently still a thing?) in Korea. ....developingSamsung shows off production 55-inch OLED HDTVs at the...
Samsung shows off production 55-inch OLED HDTVs at the 2012 World's Fair

MHL Consortium: 50 Million MHL-Equipped Devices Shipped Globally In 2011

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MHL had a huge 2011. The mobile high-definition connectivity standard went from a relativity unknown port to making its way onto more than 50 million devices. More than 90 licensees are on board with MHL and the connectivity option is nearly standard on tablets, smartphones, HDTVs, and is now making...
MHL Consortium: 50 Million MHL-Equipped Devices Shipped Globally In 2011

Skype videoconferencing app and add-on camera roll come to Vizio Internet Apps HDTVs

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Vizio snuck mention of its $150 XCV100 Skype-enabled webcam into its CES 2012 accessories announcements, and now the two companies have announced its compatibility with "most" Vizio Internet App TVs. There's no list of which models specifically support it, and which can manage up to 720p streams, but owners...
Skype videoconferencing app and add-on camera roll come to Vizio Internet Apps HDTVs

Apple bringing Macs to the living room with AirPlay for Mountain Lion

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Apple plans to break down the barriers between the Mac and HDTVs with its forthcoming OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion operating system update, which will bring the AirPlay Mirroring feature currently found on iOS to the Mac....
Apple bringing Macs to the living room with AirPlay for Mountain Lion

Samsung, Sony begin enforcing minimum prices on HDTVs to grow margins

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Sony and Samsung, two of the world's largest TV makers, have begun enforcing minimum prices on their sets, in an effort to aid brick-and-mortar retailers and improve margins in the cutthroat HDTV business....
Samsung, Sony begin enforcing minimum prices on HDTVs to grow margins

Stream TV finds a manufacturing partner in Pegatron for glasses-free 3D displays

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We've been hearing about (and even seeing) Stream TV's Ultra-D autostereoscopic 3D chops for a while now, but so far there hasn't been any actual hardware to show for it. That could change soon, since the company is announcing OEM Pegatron as a manufacturing partner today. Ultra-D's claim to...
Stream TV finds a manufacturing partner in Pegatron for glasses-free 3D displays
LG's 55-inch OLED TV priced just under $8,000 for May launch

Samsung unveils new remote with Siri-like voice controls and touch support

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Samsung has developed a new universal remote control for its televisions and home theater accessories that ditches dozens of buttons in favor of Siri-like voice command support and a touch pad. As Apple reportedly readies an assault on the TV industry, established vendors such as Sony, LG and Samsung...
Samsung unveils new remote with Siri-like voice controls and touch support

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 CPU family expands past phones to HDTVs, tablets and Windows 8 PCs

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Sure Qualcomm has snagged quite the coup by sliding some of its dual-core S4 CPUs into the US-bound Galaxy S IIIs, but it's not stopping there. The company just revealed versions of these chips will power connected HDTVs and set-top boxes as well as PCs and Windows 8 (including...
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 CPU family expands past phones to HDTVs, tablets and Windows 8 PCs

Hillcrest Labs open sources Kylo web browser for TVs, hopes the people want one

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We didn't hear much from Hillcrest Labs' Kylo web browser for TVs after it launched in 2010, but now the company is apparently turning its fate over to the community. A Mozilla-based browser, Kylo will work with any mouse but is designed specifically for its Freespace pointer controls. It's...
Hillcrest Labs open sources Kylo web browser for TVs, hopes the people want one

Amazon Instant Video app for the PS3 brings both Prime subscriptions and VOD along

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While Amazon has continued to grow both its video on-demand and all you can eat Prime Instant Video services content-wise, playback on the TV is still limited to relatively few devices. You can add a major one to the list however, since the app has just started popping up...
Amazon Instant Video app for the PS3 brings both Prime subscriptions and VOD along

Sharp's bigger and better HDTVs for 2012 start hitting store shelves

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Right on schedule, Sharp let us know it's begun shipments of Aquos 7-series LED HDTVs in 60- and 70-inch sizes. With MSRPs of $2,300 and $3,300, respectively, the 745U models have edge LED lighting, 3D, WiFi and SmartCentral UI built in featuring apps including Netflix, Hulu and Facebook. The...
Sharp's bigger and better HDTVs for 2012 start hitting store shelves

Analysis Confirms iPad Display Really Is One Of The Best Ever Made

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It shouldn’t come as any surprise when someone says that this year’s display, or phone, or what have you, is the best ever. After all, improving the category is what companies strive to do, right? So Apple’s claim (on Samsung’s behalf, really) that the new iPad’s display is the “best...
Analysis Confirms iPad Display Really Is One Of The Best Ever Made

Should Apple Make The iPad User-Serviceable? Nope, That’s Anti-Consumer

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For better or worse, we live in a society that discards broken items. The day of replacing a burned-out motor in a blender is past. Very few household items are designed to be fixed by the owner or even repair shop. HDTVs, microwaves, even benchtop woodworking tools purchased at big...
Should Apple Make The iPad User-Serviceable? Nope, That’s Anti-Consumer

Poll: Which 2012 TVs do you most want CNET to compare?

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CNET editors ask readers which 2012 HDTVs they'd like to see reviewed and compared to one another....
Poll: Which 2012 TVs do you most want CNET to compare?

Qualcomm looks to expand beyond mobile

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Qualcomm on Tuesday revealed that it is expanding beyond mobile devices with new variants of its Snapdragon S4 processor. The company announced chips that will power HDTVs and set-top boxes, as well as PCs and various Windows 8 devices. The upcoming processors will be available in four different tiers: Prime,...
Qualcomm looks to expand beyond mobile

Sassor wants to let users know just how much electricity their gadgets are wasting (hands-on)

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Everyone knows that their game consoles, appliances and HDTVs are energy vampires, and while Energy Star-certified products tell us which gadgets are more green-friendly than others, we still don't know just how much juice they're actually sucking down in a given day. Enter Sassor, a start-up from Japan that's...
Sassor wants to let users know just how much electricity their gadgets are wasting (hands-on)

Engadget HD Podcast 290 - 03.14.2012

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The new iPad and Apple TV are not only finally official, they're also both full HD-ready for the first time. As such, they're leading off this week's (slightly late-arriving, hopefully that hasn't completely ruined your scheduled listening plans) podcast, while we round out our Apple coverage with a look...
Engadget HD Podcast 290 - 03.14.2012

Plex Media Server beta adds DLNA support, streams to PS3, Xbox 360, WP7 and more

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Using Plex as your media server software is great, with its ability to organize and transcode media for playback on a variety of devices, but what about platforms that still lack a compatible client? The freshest beta version of Plex Media Server fixes that by supporting DLNA, making it...
Plex Media Server beta adds DLNA support, streams to PS3, Xbox 360, WP7 and more

Win a chance to ride along with Engadget for a private briefing on Panasonic's 2012 home entertainment lineup!

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As you probably know, we're in a lot of exclusive, behind-closed-doors briefings of products that won't find their way to retail availability for months to come. We do our best in every post to give you the full experience and virtually bring you along with us, but for the...
Win a chance to ride along with Engadget for a private briefing on Panasonic's 2012 home entertainment lineup!

Time Warner Cable's TWC TV launches for PC, brings live TV streaming to the desktop

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After expanding its live TV streaming from iPads to iPhones, Time Warner Cable is going in the other direction and offering the service on PCs. The PC version of TWC TV launched today in beta -- still no word on streaming to Android devices or HDTVs yet -- but...
Time Warner Cable's TWC TV launches for PC, brings live TV streaming to the desktop

Engadget HD Podcast 301 - 05.30.2012

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As we kick off the 300+ episode era, we welcome a guest, Engadget's own Steve Dent, to talk about high frame rate 3D filmmaking and why (or if) we should be excited about it. Other big news in the week gone by are new developments in Amazon streaming as...
Engadget HD Podcast 301 - 05.30.2012

Engadget HD Podcast 287 - 02.21.2012

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Welcome to a special President's Day Engadget HD podcast (ok, not that special) where we kick things off with last week's hot button topic: universal pricing. Is a forced even playing field between online and B&M retailers fair, or harmful to the consumer? You guys sounded off in the...
Engadget HD Podcast 287 - 02.21.2012

Forrester: 32.1 Million U.S. Households Now Access Online Video On Their TVs

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Almost 115 million households in the U.S. currently own at least one TV set and 36 million own four or more. That’s a huge market and as Apple, Google and Microsoft try to wrestle more of this business away from the traditional content and hardware players, the old-school cable and...
Forrester: 32.1 Million U.S. Households Now Access Online Video On Their TVs

Apple shows off an 3D Avatar building app as part of a patent application

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. Patently Apple does what they do and dug up a patent related to building 3D avatars: Earlier today we introduced Apple’s 3D Avatar App which covered a basic overview of the new application in the works. Now a second patent application has surfaced and it actually shows that the app is...
Apple shows off an 3D Avatar building app as part of a patent application

What the Rise of Original Web Shows Means for TV's Future

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Snatch up all the set-top boxes, smart HDTVs and second screen apps you want. The future of television will still, at its core, be about one thing: content. All of the stakeholders realize this, from legacy players such as networks and cable operators to new entrants including streaming services...
What the Rise of Original Web Shows Means for TV's Future

DisplayMate Praises new iPad Screen Sharpness and Color

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Comparison, though color differences hard to capture in screenshots DisplayMate has published an extensive "shoot out" between the new iPad, the iPad 2 and iPhone 4. Aside from the much discussed resolution improvements of the 3rd Generation iPad, DisplayMate also confirms that the new screen also has much better...
DisplayMate Praises new iPad Screen Sharpness and Color
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