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Sharp and Sony are planning to dazzle and amaze us with the latest and greatest 10G LCDs rolling off the production lines of their shared facility in 2011, but there will still be plenty of money to made on older tech. With an eye on the bottom line, Sharp has partnered up with the generically-nam...

September 2nd 2009 at 8:49am 0 Comments
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Universal and centralized remote control of HT gear has long been the promise of HDMI-CEC, but the efforts of some CE manufacturers aside, all the flavors of HDMI-CEC have spoiled the party for everyone. Between talk of a unified HDMI-CEC standard and off-the-shelf solutions like Chrontel's CH7323 c...

October 8th 2008 at 9:19am 0 Comments
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Back in March, we called for HDMI members to put aside their differences and unify around a single HDMI-CEC standard. According to Steve Venuti, president of HDMI Licensing, LLC, that movement is about to begin. While speaking to CE Pro at CEDIA, the bigwig confessed that the HDMI founders (Hitachi...

September 21st 2008 at 9:08pm 0 Comments
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Philips handsets have melted away in Europe in recent years and while the Chinese owners of the brand -- with market rights until 2011 -- have carried on with Xenium in Asia, Euro types have seen nothing. All that is changing with the release of the Philips 192, a completely lackluster dual-band GSM...

January 30th 2008 at 10:26pm 0 Comments
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Executives from HDMI Licensing took some pre-CES time to clear up some questions about the HDMI. Click on through for details from the interview, but a couple of topics stood out to us. First, we've seen CEC customized by various hardware manufacturers, with no guarantees of interoperation between...

January 8th 2008 at 10:32am 0 Comments
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Philips has announced the second generation in its line of Blu-ray players with the BDP7200, sporting 1080p/24 and Deep Color support, and BonusView (aka Profile 1.1) picture-in-picture capability. The player can also upscale DVDs to 1080p, and control connected devices using the EasyLink HDMI Consu...

January 6th 2008 at 5:39pm 0 Comments