Tag: TV

Evoluce 47-inch HD multitouch display

source – engadget.com/ By Joseph L. Flatley

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Evoluce introduces off-screen gesture computing to large format multi-touch LCDs.

2010-05-12 10:22:52 – The leading provider of advanced multi-touch screen technologies, Evoluce, today introduced the first gesture computing enhancement to its ITSO (Integrated Through Screen Optics) Sensing Technology, offering true multi-touch, multi-pen functionality for large flat screen LCDs. For the first time, multi-touch-enabled applications can also see and respond to in-the-air gestures up to 1 m from the screen for more intuitive and direct user interaction. The combination of gesture with multi-touch input unleashes exciting possibilities for a multitude of collaborative, design, and information visualization environments.

This breakthrough facilitates true multi-modal computing. Evoluce’s ITSO Sensing Technology supports an unlimited number of simultaneous screen inputs from touches, pen and stylus inputs, objects, and tags. Now users can also directly manipulate objects on the screen through making scrolling, rotating, stretching, shrinking, or pivoting motions close to the screen without touching it.

The innovative ITSO Sensing Technology software solution is built into the Evoluce ONE, a 47-inch large-format interactive full HD LCD screen with true multi-touch and multi-pen functionality. The Evoluce ONE delivers sharp, bright images for rich multimedia applications ranging from educational teaching and learning environments to medical imagining and interactive gaming. Its smooth, scratch-resistant screen delivers the durability necessary for point-of-sale (POS) public product presentations and interactive exhibits at events, VIP lounges, art galleries, and museums. Because of its flat edges, Evoluce ONE is easily integrated into either horizontal or vertical spaces, or may be used as a stand-alone surface. ITSO Sensing Technology supports multi-touch operation of Microsoft Windows 7 desktop and applications, providing the familiar Windows interface to users.

“The range of applications that can benefit from gesture enhancement paired with true multi-pen and multi-touch capability is extremely wide,” said Wolfgang Herfurtner, CEO of Evoluce AG. “Collaboration, product and industrial design, business intelligence, information visualization, medical imaging, and command and control functions become more accessible without additional complexity. Product information can be delivered directly at the point of sale to customers in a completely new interactive way, revolutionizing shopping, for example. The possibilities are truly mindboggling.”

Evoluce supports all standard interfaces for multi-touch application software development, including Java, XML, and TUIO.

For more information about ITSO Sensing Technology and Evoluce ONE, please visit www.evoluce.com/.

Evoluce ONE is available from Evoluce specialist partner dealers.

About Evoluce

Founded in 2000, Evoluce AG, based in Hallbergmoos near Munich, is a leading manufacturer of high quality multi-touch displays. Evoluce as a supplier of core technology is supporting the trend for multi-user applications becoming an integral part of human-computer interaction. Evoluce has gained significant experience from the in-house development of multi-touch tracking software and Micro Layer screens. This has led to the innovative high-resolution optical-sensing technology used in large format frameless full HD multi-touch LCDs produced by Evoluce. Worldwide system integrators and developers already successfully use Evoluce hardware and software for their interactive design and applications.

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Ms. Sabine Seewald
Ludwigstrasse 47
85399 Hallbergmoos

Phone: 0049 (0)811 99 81 96-0
Mail: presse@evoluce.com
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Winscape transforms your Plasma into a interactive Window

Waking up in the same place every morning is boring.

  • Custom Winscape software with configurable screen parameters
  • Two HD plasma displays for great contrast and wide viewing angles
  • Video playback resolution of 1920×1080 with sound
  • Still-image resolution of 4096×4096
  • Fully embedded in the wall for aesthetics and silent operation
  • Tracking of one person in the room for proper perspective presentation
  • Scheduled on/off
  • iPhone and web control of sleep/wake/scene selection

What is behind the curtain?

Two 46-inch Panasonic TC-P46G10 plasma screens bring the images to life.  They are fed by an Apple Mac Pro workstation in the adjacent room running custom OS X software called Winscape.  Using the displays’ physical layout parameters, the Winscape software renders the proper portions of the video to fill the appropriate displays using Quicktime and OpenGL.  A Wii remote reports the position of a custom-built IR-emitting necklace in the room via bluetooth.  The Winscape software uses this tracker information (when available) to shift the view for the person wearing the IR necklace.  Sleep, Wake, and Scene Selection can be controlled by a web page served by the software or by the Winscape Remote iPhone App.

source – rationalcraft.com

Sharp’s 3D 10.6″ Display For Netbooks, Tablets and E-Readers

source – netbooked.net/

It looks like the 3D fad that has made it’s way to TVs and some notebooks might be making its way to netbooks, too thanks to Sharp, who introduced a new 10.6” widescreen 3D display last week that does not require special glasses and can work with a touchscreen. In addition to netbooks it is also suitable for e-book readers and tablets.

Whether we actually see such products with 3D displays remains to be seen. Browse the web in 3D? Sounds headache inducing….

Source: IT MediaAkihabara News via Netbook Choice

Mitsubishi 3D DLPs, StreamTV?

source – engadget.com/ By Richard Lawler

Sure most other manufacturers are new to this 3DTV thing but Mitsubishi is already on its fourth generation, announcing the new 638, 738 and 838 series DLP TVs. New for the 2010 lineup, and possibly giving some insight to those weird HDTVs that appeared on Amazon yesterday is “StreamTV” interactive media which appears to be a new (post Wal-mart acquisition?) branding for the VUDU Apps service we spotted during CES with Pandora, Flickr, Picasa and others built in. If that sounds like a little too much then don’t worry, it’s not in the base 638 series televisions while the 738 models add StreamTV, an optional WiFi N adapter and video calibration options, and the top of the line 838 models offer Mitsubishi’s 16 speaker built-in iSP surround sound tech along with a few other minor adjustments as upgrades. We’re still waiting to find out when these ship (probably in the next month or so), but one thing that never changes is projection’s ability to go big for less money than its flat-panel competitors, ranging from $1,199 for the 60-inch WD-60638 to $4,499 for the 82-inch WD-8238 (don’t forget to add in the price of a special checkerboard compatible 3D Blu-ray player or an adapter to make everything work.) Check after the break for a full breakdown, we’ll let you know once more info is available — or if some $6k autostereoscopic options pop up on the horizon.

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Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America Announces Its 2010 Large Screen 3D DLP Home Cinema TVs

New Immersive Sound Technology and Streaming Internet Media Bolster 3D TV Experience

IRVINE, Calif. –(Business Wire)– Apr 08, 2010 Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc. (MDEA) today announced its 2010 line-up of large screen 3D1 DLP® Home Cinema TVs, which integrate 16-speaker 5.1 channel Dolby® Digital surround sound and internet media streaming capability, delivering the ultimate 3D home entertainment experience. Offering the most 3D TVs in the industry, MDEA brings an unparalleled, immersive 3D experience home with its cinema-like 60, 65, 73 and mammoth 82-inch screen sizes.

MDEA has been selling 3D-ready TVs since 2007, was the first to demonstrate 3D TV at retail, and has been showcasing 3D directly to consumers for over two years running. The 2010 line-up represents the fourth generation of 3D-ready TVs from MDEA. Its large screen 3D DLP Home Cinema TVs utilize the same core DLP technology that is used in the vast majority of 3D movie theaters. DLP technology is up to 1,000 times faster than LCD technology, providing for a more realistic, sharper 2D and 3D viewing experience.

“3D is a large screen, immersive experience, and we’re proud to offer consumers the most affordable line-up of 3D TVs available today, in cinema-like 60, 65, 73, and 82-inch screen sizes,” said Max Wasinger, executive vice president of sales and marketing, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America. “3D represents the highest level and most advanced form of home entertainment, and we clearly see our 3D DLP Home Cinema TVs playing a key role in meeting consumers craving for the best, most advanced 3D home theater experience.”

Ultimate in Home Entertainment

Significant, new feature enhancements for 2010 3D DLP Home Cinema TVs include StreamTV™ Internet Media and Immersive Sound Technology. StreamTV™ enables instant access to an extensive library of high quality entertainment and social media content, featuring over 100 different applications including Vudu movies, Pandora, Flickr, Picasa, Facebook, Associated Press, The New York Times and more.

The newly integrated Immersive Sound Technology utilizes a 16-speaker 5.1 channel Dolby® Digital surround sound system to deliver perfectly balanced home theater audio, without the need for separate components. Diamond 838 models of MDEA 3D DLP Home Cinema TVs now join 3D sound with a brilliant 3D picture, for the ultimate in home entertainment.

All 638, 738, and Diamond 838 series 3D DLP Home Cinema TV models for 2010 include 3D DLP Link, Brilliant/Bright/Natural and Game Modes, Plush 1080p, 3 HDMI with CEC, HDMI-PC Compatibility, 2 Component/Composite Video Inputs, and MDEA’s exclusive 6-Color Processor™ which provides significantly more color reproduction than typical flat panel TVs.

The MDEA 738 series is available in 60, 65, 73, and 82-inch screen sizes, and offers StreamTV™ Internet Media, USB Wireless N Network Adapter Compatibility, Plush 1080p 5G 12-bit Video processor, Smooth120, EdgeEnhance™, DeepField Imager™, Advanced Video Calibration, and Universal Remote Control.

MDEA’s Diamond 838 series boasts three premium 3D DLP Home Cinema TVs in 65, 73, and 82-inch screen sizes. In addition to all features within the 638 and 738 series, each Diamond model includes 16-Speaker Immersive Sound Technology with 32W total system power, Bluetooth® A2DP Audio Streaming, Center Channel Mode, Surround Channel Outputs, Subwoofer Output, Dark Detailer, PerfectColor™, PerfecTint™, ISFccc® Advanced Video Adjustments, 4 HDMI with CEC, NetCommand, and Wired IR Input.

“With the advent of the unprecedented box office success of 3D feature films such as Avatar and Alice in Wonderland, it is clear that consumers have fully embraced the large screen 3D experience,” said Frank DeMartin, vice president of marketing, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America. “The thrill of 3D is to feel as though you are a part of the action, and our mammoth 82-inch 3D DLP Home Cinema TV delivers that immersive experience in the home by featuring three to four times the viewing area of a small screen 46-inch flat panel 3D TV.”

Availability and Suggested Retail Pricing

638 Series

WD-60638 – $1,199.00 WD-65638 – $1,499.00 WD-73638 – $1,999.00

738 Series

WD-60738 – $1,399.00 WD-65738 – $1,799.00 WD-73738 – $2,399.00
WD-82738 – $3,799.00

838 Series

WD-65838 – $2,199.00 WD-73838 – $2,799.00 WD-82838 – $4,499.00

46-inch BeoVision 10 by Bang and Olufsen

source – engadget.com/ by Joseph L. Flatley

Suddenly Bang & Olufsen’s 40-inch HDTV seems like a consolation prize. While the BeoVision 10-40 is making its good will tour of the states, the kids in Copenhagen will be checking out the new standard in the company’s lavish displays, the BeoVision 10-46. Aside from the 6-inch real estate boost, this thing sports “a new and exciting LED-based, 240Hz LCD panel” and unnamed “sophisticated motion compensation technologies” that apparently sport “a yet unseen level of smoothness.” Can you handle all this sophistication? We didn’t think so. To be unveiled on April 14 in Denmark, goes on sale this summer. No word yet on a price, but we’re guessing you can’t afford it anyways.

Update: Special thanks to Jesper for sending the price our way: 54,990 DKK (or about $9,940). We were right — you can’t afford it.

AUO’s 65-inch 3D HDTV panel headed for the conveyer belt in 2H 2010, boasts polarized specs — Engadget

source – engadget.com/ by Sean Hollister

While it might have been a pipe dream back in ’09, Taiwanese display manufacturer AU Optronics is firmly committed to blasting our eyeballs in 2010, with a monstrous 65-inch HD LCD panel ready for all the 3D and pseudo-3D content (we’re looking at you, G-Force) you have on offer. AUO isn’t hedging its bets on this one, either; at FPD China 2010, the company announced that they’re using a polarized solution with cheap, $2 to 3 glasses to generate the 3D effect. Sure, polarized is the preferred method for most theatres, but it’s often more expensive than active shutter tech for an in-home user — and can come with some serious visual tradeoffs like permanent ghosting or halved vertical resolution. We won’t know for sure until we get hands-on, but either way, expect to see AUO’s panels in a branded 3D HDTV near you early next year, or just a few months before HDI drops a 103-inch monster of its own.

Sony 3DTV release dates and pricing for Japan

source – engadget.com By Richard Lawler

Kicking off an expected repeat flood of 3DTV info over the next few days (Samsung and Panasonic both have events scheduled over the next couple of days) Sony has revealed pricing and shipping information for its new televisions and related accessories in Japan. The new sets share that sweet/ominous monolithic style of the already available NX800 series (also announced today in Japan, along with fellow 2D-only HX700 LCD and DVR-packing BX30H televisions,) with the edge-lit LED LX900 bringing the entire 3D package. With IR emitter built in and two pairs of RealD active shutter glasses, all you’ll need to add is a source to the 60-, 51-, 46- and 40-inch models, ranging in price from ¥580,000 ($6,444) to ¥290,000 ($3,222.) Even if the TDG-BR100 / TDG-BR50 3D glasses (also available as an accessory for ¥12,000 ($133) or so) aren’t on your face this WiFi-connected abyss of entertainment will look back into you, using face tracking to detect if someone is sitting too close and warn them to move back, as well as dimming and eventually turning off the screen if you leave the room or simply looked away from the TV for an extended period.

Want to get the full 3D effect with the LED backlit HX900 and edge-lit HX800? Expect to purchase the glasses and TMR-BR100 IR emitter (¥5,000 or $55) separately, or just live a 2D lifestyle and know the 3D is there if you ever want to upgrade. Feel free to wander through Sony Japan’s machine-translated website for more specs and prices of these June & July scheduled displays or alternatively, wait a little while, enjoy the trailer embedded after the break, and we should get some find out U.S.-specific details soon that will likely be considerably easier on the wallet.

LG’s 15-inch 15EL9500 OLED TV sets sail for Europe, scheduled to arrive this May

source – engadget.com By Vladislav Savov

We’ve had only tantalizingly brief (or is it briefly tantalizing?) chances to see LG’s glorious OLED television, but each and every time it’s left us with the feeling that our lives are poorer for not having one in our homes. Sure, that says as much about our tech addiction as it does about the 3mm-thick displays, but at least the deep-pocketed among us won’t have to wait too much longer to sate the need for 10,000,000:1 contrast ratios and 0.001ms response times. LG has announced it’ll be bringing it’s 15-inch OLED panel to Europe this May (to be swiftly followed by summer availability in the US) with a hefty MSRP sticker of €1,999 ($2,725) for the Austrian market. Nobody ever said the cutting edge was gonna be a cheap place to live.

Mitsubishi to introduce preposterously large 149-inch OLED TV at ISE 2010

Yeah, you can snag a TV larger than this, but good luck finding a 150-inch set with an OLED panel. In a presumed effort to quietly exert superiority over those “other guys,” Mitsubishi is purportedly planning to unveil a 149-inch OLED TV at ISE 2010, which kicks off in earnest next week — though, we have to say, we sure hope it’s not one of those modular units that we saw at CEATEC. Unfortunately, the native resolution of just 1,088 x 640 is downright boring, but we’re forcing ourselves to focus on the positives here. Essentially, something like this wouldn’t have much use outside the world of digital signage, but man, talk about making an impact on to-be customers. So, Mitsu — when’s the 1080p 4K version coming out?

Update: Ugh — looks as if this will be based around the modular technology we spotted at CEATEC. So much for our hopes and dreams.

source – engadget.com