Sony, Panasonic and Samsung lead race to dominate the connected home, says Strategy Analytics

Sony, Panasonic and Samsung lead the wave of the leading mobile, PC and consumer electronics companies that are targeting the connected home for their next major growth opportunity, according to research firm.

Panasonic and Vizio offer $1000 42" PDP TVs

Both Panasonic and Vizio have cut prices of their 42" PDP (plasma display panel) TVs to $1000 in the North American market, according to industry sources.

Epson debuts 1080p home projector

Epson's forthcoming PowerLite Pro Cinema 1080 home projector will offer 1080p resolution, 12,000:1 contrast, and a $5000 price tag.

AUO may roll out 65" TV panels in H1 2007

AU Optronics (AUO) will introduce 65" LCD TV panels perhaps as early as the second quarter of 2007, as it rolls out its first panels over 50", according to market sources.

Samsung rumored to be reducing 40" and 46" panel output

Rumors are circulating that Samsung Electronics has reduced output of its 40- and 46" LCD TV panels by nearly 20% amid reduced orders from downstream clients since November.

Toshiba launches second-generation HD DVD players in Japan

Toshiba today announced the launch of its second-generation HD DVD players in the Japanese market.

DLP RPTV half as costly as LCD/DLP for 52" TVs

The material costs for a 1080p 52" DLP (digital light processing) rear-projection TV (RPTV) are about $807.52, nearly half of that from a 1080p 52" LCD TV and a PDP (plasma display panel) TV, according to Displaysearch.

Sony introduces new LCD projectors

Sony recently unveiled two business projectors that use a new LCD panel design.

Samsung to release more slim DLP RPTVs in 2007

Samsung Electronics is planning to launch more slim DLP (digital light processing) RPTVs (rear-projection TVs) next year, according to sources.

LGE to offer $150,000 LCD TV

LG Electronics (LGE) is scheduling the time for mass production in overseas market, the Korea-based company noted.

Pou Chen, Kolin and Syntax-Brillian to partner for new LCD TV line in US

Taiwan-based Pou Chen Group and Kolin and US-based Syntax-Brillian are partnering for a new LCD TV line recently opened in the US.

HD RPTV sales surged 30% in August

Rear-projection HD (high-definition) TVs (RPTVs) in North America recovered from a weak performance this summer and jumped 30% for both units and revenues in August, according to research firm Pacific Media Associates (PMA).

Flat-panel TV sales jumped 19% in August, prices continued to drop

Unit sales for flat-panel TVs and business displays in North America rose 19% sequentially in August, according to Pacific Media Associates (PMA).

Canon and Toshiba highlight 55" SED TV at FPD International

Canon and Toshiba are showcasing a new 55" SED (surface conduction electron emitter display) TV at FPD International 2006, according to the Japanese-language Nihon Keizai Shimbun .

CMEL and CMO develop 25" AM OLED TV panel

Chi Mei EL Corporation (CMEL) announced that it has successfully employed the latest low temperature poly-silicon (LTPS) TFT LCD technology from Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO) together with its own organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) equipment and technology to develop a full-function, full-color 25" OLED TV panel.

New camcorder allows one-click video uploads

A company that makes pint-size video cameras is introducing an update aimed at the online video-sharing craze.

Lite-On to produce new Dell LCD TVs - sources

Taiwan-based Lite-On Technology is the major supplier of the new 32" and 37" LCD TVs from Dell, according to industry sources.

Sony and Sharp accelerate full HDTV deployment

Following the launch of six new 1080p Bravia LCD TVs from Sony in September, Sharp also said it will complete its full HD (high-definition) Aquos-branded LCD TV lineups in November.

Sony begins shipping new 1080p MD RPTVs

Sony recently began shipping two new Grand WEGA micro-display rear projection high-definition TVs (HDTVs).

CMO to introduce 52" panels in Q1 07

Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO) plans to roll out its first 52" LCD TV panels from a 5.5-generation (5.5G) TFT LCD plant in the first quarter of 2007, according to the company.