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It was around this time last year when we saw RPTV sales hit an unexpected jump, but honestly, we wouldn't read too much into it. Manufacturers are bailing from the aging technology left and right, and even though sales were up 27-percent in October over September (tallying \"the highest unit sales s

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Not even a full month after Hitachi pulled the plug on its own RPTVs and started looking to sell off its CRT operations, Seiko Epson has come forward and announced that it too will discontinue the production and sales of its rear-projection televisions. Reportedly, the outfit will be refocusing effo

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Not even a full month after Hitachi pulled the plug on its own RPTVs and started looking to sell off its CRT operations, Seiko Epson has come forward and announced that it too will discontinue the production and sales of its rear-projection televisions. Reportedly, the outfit will be refocusing effo

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Not even a month after Hitachi announced that it would be axing production and sales of RPTVs in North America, the firm has followed up by stating its intentions to sell its entire stake in a Chinese joint venture that produces CRTs. More specifically, the firm will offload its 25-percent stake in

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Hitachi has announced it's stopping production and sales of its LCD- and CRT-based RPTVs in North America. The production facility in Mexico which serves the North American market was actually shut down this summer. While this might not come as much of a surprise to us, this is a sure sign that the

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Hitachi has announced it's stopping production and sales of its LCD- and CRT-based RPTVs in North America. The production facility in Mexico which serves the North American market was actually shut down this summer. While this might not come as much of a surprise to us, this is a sure sign that the

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Have you eye on a Syntax-Brillian LCoS? Well, you might want to jump on it a bit quicker now that they are pulling out of the business to concentrate in the crowded LCD market. Syntax-Brillian not only sells these rear-projection sets, but also manufacturers the LCoS microdisplays and light engines

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Just hours after getting wind of Sony's plans to unveil a three-millimeter OLED, Luminoz is claiming that it has \"developed a screen that can reduce the depth of a rear projection TV to about 12-centimeters.\" Apparently, the newfangled screen \"eliminates the need of a large mirror that is necessary

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Just hours after getting wind of Sony's plans to unveil a three-millimeter OLED, Luminoz is claiming that it has \"developed a screen that can reduce the depth of a rear projection TV to about 12-centimeters.\" Apparently, the newfangled screen \"eliminates the need of a large mirror that is necessary

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Large HD displays are a lot less of an eyesore than in the days when CRT RPTV's ruled the roost. But unless you install in-wall speakers, you're still left with speaker cabinets spoiling your floor plan. Q Acoustics is hoping to make the speakers disappear with their QAV lineup, though. These speake

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A study from technology analysis firm IDC is predicting that annual RPTV sales will sink below 30,000 units over the next 48 months. The market for large, direct view sets was ruled by these displays not long ago -- sales peaked at 3.5 million units in 2004. But increasing competition (in both displ

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They've been showing it off for more than a year, now the latest HDTV to wear the \"world's largest\" crown is up for retail. On sale starting July with delivery in October, JVC's 110-inch HD-110MH80 will throw a 1080p, rear-projected image right in the comfort of your very own digs. Measuring 3-feet

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They've been showing it off for more than a year, now the latest HDTV to wear the \"world's largest\" crown is up for retail. On sale starting July with delivery in October, JVC's 110-inch HD-110MH80 will throw a 1080p, rear-projected image right in the comfort of your very own digs. Measuring 3-feet

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HP has revealed some of its display plans for this year's CES, and the biggest surprise isn't what the company is showing, but what it's not. Crave has a list of TVs to be displayed, and it conspicuously lacks HP's award winning wobulating DLP HDTVs, which were being shown as recently as last year.

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JVC is highlighting its LCoS-based D-ILA with a few new products due in early 2007. First up, the new DLA-HD1 projector, with its 1080p resolution and native 15,000:1 contrast ratio, is now set to hit the U.S. in February with a price of $6,300. If you prefer your projection from the rear JVC has u

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We're all about driving down prices, thus we're all about MicroDisplay's apparent plans to break the LCoS market wide open when it starts throwing down at CES. The Silicon Valley startup has hopes to deliver \"50-inch plus\" LCoS sets to \"major big box retailers\" under \"major CE brand names\" soon aft

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Okay, so it's probably not exactly shocking, especially considering the skyrocketing sales of RPTVs in the most recent quarter, and the (presumed) riots over cheap LCDs and plasmas on Black Friday. But the fact still remains that even though Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft are off tooting their own (c

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While the battlefield known as \"the retail floor\" is a tough place for an HDTV to be, it looks like rear-projection televisions -- of all types -- took the gold medal for sales according to the latest research from Pacific Media Associates. Although plasma sets certainly had their own walk in the p

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Now you can put Sony's latest DRC-MFv2.5 under the microscope in the comfort of your own home, as the newest XBR additions to its LCoS-based SXRD line begin shipping today. The aformentioned Digital Reality Creation technology separates the KDS-R70XBR2 and KDS-R60XBR2 from the A2000 line with this

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