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The promise of super resolution upconverting technology making all your old SD sources shiny and beautiful HD hasn't exactly translated to reality, but if viewers won't upgrade on their end, NEC is delivering its hardware to broadcasters with the SRVC-1000 transcoder. Split screen demo videos might...

December 1st 2009 at 3:24pm 0 Comments
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Apparently already in a position to improve on its previous efforts, NEC has developed the µPD9280GM chip designed to expand low res images to 1920x1080 resolution with less blurring. Bettering the old uPD9245GJ by running at 150Mhz instead of the previous 108Mhz clock speed and expanding col...

May 28th 2009 at 7:59am 0 Comments
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Toshiba is back and ready to make good on some of the higher end HDTVs promised at CES, after showing off the energy efficient C8000 REGZA LCDs, it's time for the 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio local dimming LED backlit ZX8000 (labeled SV670 in the U.S.) series. These also pack the latest edition of Su...

April 7th 2009 at 9:12am 0 Comments
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Toshiba is back and ready to make good on some of the higher end HDTVs promised at CES, after showing off the energy efficient C8000 REGZA LCDs, it's time for the 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio local dimming LED backlit ZX8000 (labeled SV670 in the U.S.) series. These also pack the latest edition of Su...

April 7th 2009 at 9:12am 0 Comments
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Given that Toshiba's 46XV545U was harshed on pretty seriously by CNET a month ago, we weren't expecting much when going into Electronic House's review of the 52-inch Cinema Series REGZA 52XV545U. Contrary to popular belief, this set was said to be fairly awesome, with it producing "realistic color...

January 20th 2009 at 1:22am 0 Comments
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While unpacking we found this clip (after the break) and these images of Hitachi's latest entry into the Super Resolution arena and figured you might want a look at this attempt to make all things SD into high definition. At least so far, Toshiba has not impressed many with its approach, we'll see...

January 12th 2009 at 7:17pm 0 Comments
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Hitachi asked itself "what if...?" prior to CES 2009, and its best idea included a "Style-Unlimited" corner for its booth, said to feature design ideas that match the craftsmanship of its TVs with stands and frames made of Japanese lacquer and gold leaf. Immediately refocusing on "what is..." -- a q...

January 6th 2009 at 11:36pm 0 Comments