Universal Studios claims to have the first true HD movie on HD DVD

Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced that the 5 December release of Miami Vice will mark the first HD DVD release of a movie that was shot in full high-definition. With features like Microsoft's HDi technology and TrueHD lossless sound, Miami Vice will be one of the most technologically superior movies on the HD DVD format, says Universal.

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.

Stream uncompressed HD video with new wireless specification

Sunnyvale (CA) - A new wireless protocol spec promises to stream multiple uncompressed HD videos up to 33 feet away. The spec is being spearheaded by the Wireless HD group composed of several consumer electronic manufacturers that include LG, Matsushita, Samsung and Sony. While the spec isn't finalized yet, it will probably function in the 60 GHz band which can transfer at more than 25 Gbps allowing for two to three uncompressed 1080p streams.

Benq announces portable front projector

Benq recently announced the introduction of its newest professional DLP (digital-light processing) projector, MP510, with and MSRP of $499.

Opinion: Should you buy a PC now or wait?

Buying a new PC looks much more interesting this Christmas than in many previous years. There are new and much more powerful and power-saving processors as well as new tech such as flash-based hard drives. And there is Windows Vista, which could be reason enough for some to ditch that old PC. Rob Enderle takes a closer look at Apple and Microsoft and has some food for thought.

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.

Dell to offer AMD-based entertainment PCs

Sunnyvale (CA) - AMD today said that Dell will be introducing entertainment PCs that are based on Live platform. Dell does not offer the Competing Intel Viiv platform in its PCs at this time, which could provide with a very unique positioning within the Dell lineup.

More support for Microsoft's IPTV platform

At the Broadband World Forum Europe today, Microsoft announced that it has partnered with Cisco, Motorola, Philips, and Tatung to provide new set-top boxes for Internet Protocol TV (IPTV), to support high-definition TV, digital video recording, and other advanced features.

Sony to ship 50 GB Blu-ray movie discs this week

Culver City (CA) - Sony Pictures has announced that it will be releasing Click, Black Hawk Down, and Talladega Nights in a high-capacity format. Using a dual-layer 50 GB Blu-ray disc instead of the currently shipping 25 GB format, the media will carry not only high-definition video, but also a handful of special features on a single disc.

Restore your MP3s to beyond studio quality with Creative's Xmod

Creative Labs says it can spice spice up dull MP3s with its new Xmod module. The external candy-bar sized unit up-converts audio files from 16-bit to 24-bit and promises to enhance low and high frequencies giving "beyond the original CD quality" sound. Xmod doesn't require any drivers and connects between the computer or MP3 player and speakers.

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.

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.