Viewsonic rolls out entry-level 37" and 42" LCD TVs

ViewSonic recently announced a 37" and 42" LCD TV priced at $1000 and $1500, respectively.

LCD cheaper than PDP in 40-44" HDTV market in North America

The average street prices for 40-44" LCD TVs and business displays in North America dropped below those for high-definition (HD) plasma panel display (PDP) TVs of the same size range for the first time in July, according to research firm Pacific Media Associates (PMA).

Toshiba releases 'second-gen' HD-DVD players

Toshiba has fired another salvo in the war between the competing high-definition DVD formats by releasing a new range of HD-DVD players in the US.

Samsung to fix Blu-ray image problem

Samsung Electronics moved Thursday to address image quality concerns noted by some reviewers of its high-definition Blu-ray disc player, the first on the market, saying it would make production changes.

Pioneer unveils new digital tuner-supported HDD/DVD recorders

Pioneer announced the introduction of a series of new digital tuner-supported DVD recorders for the Japanese market.

BenQ to offer super-slim 7.2-megapixel digital camera model X720

BenQ will offer a 7.2-megapixel digital camera, model X720, claimed to be the world's slimmest in the 7.0-megapixel and above range, with the launch scheduled for late next month and the recommended retail price yet to be determined, according to the company.

Sony increases outsourcing LCD TVs

Facing the fast falling ASP (average selling price) for LCD TV panels and competitive LCD TV market, Sony now has to place more orders with LCD TV makers to gain more profits, according to sources.

Samsung releases LED LCD TV and full HD LCD TVs

Samsung Electronics recently announced the release of a 40" LCD TV with LED backlight technology, along with 40" and 46" LCD TVs with full high-definition TV (HDTV) functionality.

Blu-ray and HD-DVD to freeze competition until 2007 due to laser diode shortage

Since manufacturers of blue laser diodes are still unable to improve yield rates, the shortage may result in pushing back the competition between Blu-ray Disc (BD) and HD-DVD optical disc drives in the market to the first quarter of 2007, according to sources at optical disc drive (ODD) manufacturers.

LGE unveils 60" single scan PDP

LG Electronics (LGE) announced on August 20 that the company has successfully developed a 60" HD plasma display panel (PDP) featuring single scan technology, according to the Korean-language Electronic Times .

ATI announces new TV Cards

ATI Technologies announced two new TV cards on Monday.

Intel's digital-home Bearlake G+ to support HDMI and HDCP in Q3 2007

Delivering its Bearlake chipset family to the market in the second quarter of 2007, Intel will begin with the Bearlake-P variant, which targets the mainstream market, and the Bearlake-G chipset that includes an integrated graphics processor (IGP), indicated motherboard makers familiar with Intel's chipset roadmap.

Shuttle develops XPC-based car information system

Taiwan-based small-form-factor (SFF) PC specialist Shuttle appeared at the first standalone CarTronics show this weekend at the Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC), introducing its new R&D project, which targets the car-electronics market.

Vizio launches two HD 42" LCD TVs

US-based V Incorporated today announced the addition of two Vizio 42" high-definition high-definition LCD TVs (L42 and GV42L).

Samsung shifts away from 32" TV panel production

With Samsung Electronics putting more effort into the 40" and above LCD TV panel segments, Taiwan panel makers including AU Optronics (AUO), Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO) and Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) are expected to benefit by filling the gap in the 32" segment, industry sources stated.

Increased component shipments a good sign for the LCD TV industry

Rising demand in the LCD TV market drove up shipments sharply from component suppliers Logah Technology and SPI Electronic in July.

Samsung to unveil 40" backlit LCD TV in September

Samsung Electronics plans to launch in September a 40" LCD TV that features an LED backlight, according to a recent report from research firm Displaybank.

Sony to halt PDP-TV production

Katsumi Ihara, executive deputy president of Sony's procurement strategies and TV & video business, recently stated that the company will stop producing PDP (plasma display panel) TVs.

Itunes to give away 70 million songs

Apple is teaming up with Coca-Cola in Europe for a huge iTunes giveaway, in which 70 million codes for free songs will be distributed inside packages from the soft drink maker.

Panasonic Taiwan to halt CRT TV production in 2-3 years

Panasonic Taiwan recently stated that it will phase out CRT TV production in two to three years, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times reported on 29 July.