Sony, the maker of PS3 and Bravia TV, has agreed to sell 50% stake in an LCD joint venture to Samsung Electronics for $940 million. Sony was negotiating an exit, aiming to switch to cheaper outsourcing for flat screens for its TVs while Samsung pushes ahead with next-gen TV displays.
Samsung has released a new HD LCD tablet display that it plans to demonstrate at the SID Display Week 2011 International Symposium. The LCD display will come with resolution of 2560×1600 and a screen density of 300 dpi (the iPad 2 has 132 dpi). Apple is hoping to bring such displays to future generations of the iPad such as the iPad 3.
The Philips Brilliance LCD computer display has a built-in infrared “PowerSensor” that can detect people in front. This is a first for a desktop monitor which is an energy saving feature. The screen will dim by 50% if you are not in front of it.
Samsung has revealed the new 70 series LCD monitors with Touch of Color (ToC) design. The new line of LCDs includes the P2070, P2370, and P2370HD. These slim LCD monitors have screen depths of 30 mm for the P2070 and P2370 and 65.5mm for the P2370HD.
The Samsung 70 series features:
- Thin 30mm screen depth (65.5mm – P2370HD)
- High contrast ratio of 50,000:1
- Full HD 1080p (1920×1080) resolution (1600×900 – P2070)
- Fast 2ms (GTG) video response time (5ms – P2370HD)
- Reduced power consumption
- Touch of Color (ToC™) technology
- VOC-free Crystal-like bezel frame to help reduce glare
- Starlight Touch Controls
- Built-in 1080p digital HDTV tuner; 5ms (GTG) video response time and HDMI input (P2370HD)
Philips has revealed the first cinema-proportioned 21:9 LCD TV. The TV has a 56 inch screen and you can watch movies in the 2.39:1 format. The price and availability in Spring 2009.
Press release from Philips:
Philips premieres the ultimate home cinematic viewing experience with the Cinema 21:9 LCD TV
Philips breaks new ground in the realm of home entertainment with the world’s first cinema-proportioned LCD television. Cinema 21:9 lets you enjoy movies as you would in the cinema and just as the director intended. Cinema 21:9 boasts a 56” screen that is shaped in the 21:9 aspect ratio, so movies in the 2.39:1 format completely fill the screen – exactly as you experience at the cinema. Complimentary three-sided Ambilight Spectra combines with the on-screen action to completely immerse you in the movie and deliver the ultimate home cinematic viewing experience.
Samsung’s new slim and good looking LCD (P2370L) features a LED backlight, a depth of just 0.65-inches, LED Blu, 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio, 1080p native resolution, 2ms response time, DVI input, a swivel stand and touch sensitive controls.
All these features for the price of $400.
MultiTouch, a company from Finland is now showing off a modular LCD-based multitouch display. It has higher resolution, longer life time and more stable. Check out the video.
From their website: MultiTouch provides bleeding edge technology that enables the construction of large multi-touch displays, which can be either LCD or projection based. Our technology has been designed from the ground up to scale from as small as a laptop display and right up to and beyond huge displays measuring 20m (66 feet) across. It is also the first multi-touch technology, which not only scales so large but also works in almost all conditions from daylight through to complete darkness, even if the users are wearing gloves.
A new Dell LCD UltraSharp 2709W which is a reference to 2707WFP. This LCD monitor will set you back $999. The specs are:
- 1,920 x 1,200 resolution
- 9-in-2 memory card reader
- Response time of 6ms
- 3,000:1 contrast ratio
- 450 nits brightness
- HDMI, DVI-D, VGA, component, composite and DisplayPort input
- USB ports and HDCP