Home Entertainment - LCD TVs http://www.hemagazine.com/taxonomy/term/32/0 en Séura’s Online Idea Studio Inspires http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22546 <p><strong>Choose a Design. Get Inspired.</strong></p> <p>It's not often that consumers can get their hands on working tools intended for the trades they hire. Those of who are familiar with Seura, the manufacturer of now-you-see-it-now-you-don't TVs mounted behind transparent mirrors, might appreciate access to their Idea Studio. The Idea Studio offers a gallery of custom idea starters, which designers use to create their own design solutions. TVs can hide behind mounted mirrors in Family Rooms, Bathrooms and other areas...appearing only when they are turned on! Their web site design page shows a plethora of templates - shapes, patterns, sizes and designs to create a truly custom mirror/hidden TV. </p> <p>The designer typically makes the selection and contact Seura for a price to build the unit. But there's nothing that stops you from adding your voice to this process and helping create your own unique product. Sleek shapes, frosted edging, pinstripe corners, classic frames and dozens of other design elements can be included. This is the true meaning of custom. <a href="http://www.seura.com/commercial-solutions/idea-studio/" target="_blank">Go ahead...</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22546">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22546#comments Hot Products LCD TVs News Mon, 14 Feb 2011 16:09:53 -0800 MarkE 22546 at http://www.hemagazine.com If You Had Watched the Superbowl on a Pantel Outdoor TV, You Could Have Frozen Like a Die-Hard Football Fan. http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22516 <div style="text-align: justify">Outdoor TVs used to be strictly for warm weather. But hey, if you would brave the ice and snow and sit for hours in a stadium, why not do the same thing but stay home? It's never a bad time of year for outdoor entertainment. Depending upon where you live, just bundle up (or not), grab a thermos of hot (or cold) beverage of choice, sit down and flip on the Pantel Outdoor Weatherproof TV.</div> <p style="text-align: justify">Pantel TV models range from 20&quot; , 32&quot;, 42&quot; , 52&quot; and 65&quot;. All models provide 1080p high resolution images and more than double the brightness of a standard indoor TV. And they can operate from - 40 degrees Farenheit up to 140 degrees Farenheit.</p> <p style="text-align: justify">How are Pantel TVs built to withstand such punishment? Count on a rust-resistant, powder coated aluminum chassis and anti-reflective tempered glass. The internal design includes sophisticated filters to allow for the TV's heat dissipation while keeping the insides dirt and bug free.</p> <div style="text-align: justify"><a href="http://www.panteltv.com/" target="_blank">To learn more about Pantel TV and locate a nearby professional installer, click here. </a></div> <div style="text-align: justify"></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify">MRSP ranges from $2,999 to $25,999</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22516">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22516#comments Hot Products LCD TVs Other Video Gear Sun, 06 Feb 2011 15:31:58 -0800 MarkE 22516 at http://www.hemagazine.com LG Wins Best Video Display at CES http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22390 <div style="text-align: justify">LG's model 55&quot; 55LW9500 LED TV has been honored with the Best Video Display Award at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held this last weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada.</div> <p style="text-align: justify">The 55LW9500 is powered by a thin film printed with a special light distribution pattern which spreads the LED backlighting more evenly to provide a screen with none of the hotspots or uneven lighting that is often found on edge lit LED/LCD televisions. LG touts greater control over 288 zones with true LED backlit (not edge lit) local dimming - allowing for higher resolution per eye during 3D<sup class="glossary-indicator" title="3D, so much more than 2D. 50% more, really..."><a href="/taxonomy/term/68" title="3D, so much more than 2D. 50% more, really..." class="glossary-indicator">i</a></sup> viewing. Features include 3D compatibility, TruMotion 480Hz refresh rate, less than 1 inch overall depth, .8&quot; panel depth and bezel framing width at around .5&quot;. </p> <p style="text-align: justify">LG's Smart TV currently has a full web browser and around 120 available Internet Apps with 20 of those being premium services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon VOD. Another new feature in the LW9500 series from LG is the 2D to 3D conversion. </p> <p style="text-align: justify">After numerous calls to LG, we were unable to find out the MSRP and the anticipated ship date, due to LG's policy of not revealing such information until the product is officially released.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22390">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22390#comments Best TV LCD TVs News Wed, 12 Jan 2011 09:14:20 -0800 MarkE 22390 at http://www.hemagazine.com Special Event: Cash for TV Clunkers in Southern California - December 17th & 18th http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22207 <div style="text-align: justify"><strong>Diamond Case Designs, Inc. Offers Cash Trade-In for Clunker TVs When Purchasing New Eligible Engergystar TVs at the 2nd Annual TV Recycling Event</strong></div> <p style="text-align: justify">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify">Following the success of last years popular Cash for Clunker TV program, home theater retailer Diamond Case Designs, Inc. of Anaheim, CA., has organized another e-waste recycling event just in time for the holidays. This environmentally friendly program provides cash discounts toward the purchase of new eligible model Energystar TVs.</p> <p style="text-align: justify">As flat panel TVs come down in price, Diamond Case has seen an increase in the number of customers replacing in their old analog TVs for new digital TVs. Rather than discarding the old TVs, which contain hazardous materials such as lead and phosphorus, into local landfills, Diamond Case has partnered with All Green Electronics Recycling to recycle and re-purpose the old TVs.  All Green guarantees that all items to be recycled will be done in accordance with their ZERO landfill policy. According to Arman Sadeghi, CEO of All Green, &quot;All types of e-waste (electronic waste), including cell phones, laptops, computer monitors, and televisions can be recycled responsibly so their hazardous products do not end up in landfills. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22207">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22207#comments LCD TVs News Plasma TVs Video Talk Whole Home/Custom Install News Tue, 07 Dec 2010 18:40:12 -0800 MarkE 22207 at http://www.hemagazine.com You Get What You Pay For - NUVISION FX10 LS Series of TV's Beginning to Ship http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22065 <div style="text-align: justify">NuVision© U.S. Inc.,manufacturer of high performance HDTV's, has begun shipping the Lucidium FX10 LS series of super-slim 3D<sup class="glossary-indicator" title="3D, so much more than 2D. 50% more, really..."><a href="/taxonomy/term/68" title="3D, so much more than 2D. 50% more, really..." class="glossary-indicator">i</a></sup>, LED/LCD HDTV sets. The initial product range includes 46&quot; and 55&quot; sizes with a 40&quot; version due out Q1 2011. NuVision garnered 7 first place awards in the prestigious Inside Track 2010 Supplier Loyalty Test - especially impressive for a line of very expensive TVs in a crowded and competitive field.</div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22065">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22065#comments Best TV Hot Products LCD TVs Tue, 09 Nov 2010 16:31:00 -0800 MarkE 22065 at http://www.hemagazine.com Sony's Latest 3D HDTV Lineup http://www.hemagazine.com/Sony_bravia_HD_3D <div align="center"> </div> <div align="center"><strong>Now available, Sony has three new additions to its Bravia line. </strong></div> <p>More information after the jump…</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Sony_bravia_HD_3D">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Sony_bravia_HD_3D#comments LCD TVs Mon, 13 Sep 2010 00:13:54 -0700 liz123 21877 at http://www.hemagazine.com NuVision NVU55FX5LS Review http://www.hemagazine.com/NuVision_NVU55FX5LS_Review <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>When less is more</strong></p> <p>Established just five years ago, NuVision has steadily expanded their line of premium flat panel HDTVs and are now offering this, their first LED-powered model, the 55-inch NVU55FX5LS (40- and 46-inch models are also available). </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/NuVision_NVU55FX5LS_Review">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/NuVision_NVU55FX5LS_Review#comments Product Reviews Flat Panel TV Reviews LCD TVs Mon, 18 Jan 2010 02:13:00 -0800 geoffm 21533 at http://www.hemagazine.com 240 Hz and Beyond http://www.hemagazine.com/240Hz <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>With claims of decreased motion blur, better detail, world peace, and smoother motion, LCD manufacturers are drastically increasing refresh rates. But why?</strong></p> <p>First it was 120 Hz. Now it’s 240 Hz. Already manufacturers are talking about 480 Hz. I mean, 60 Hz is so 20th century. Are there really any advantages to these faster refresh rates? If so, how do they work? </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/240Hz">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/240Hz#comments Product Reviews Flat Panel TV Reviews LCD TVs Other Features Fri, 20 Nov 2009 00:40:56 -0800 geoffm 21424 at http://www.hemagazine.com Samsung UN46B8000 Review http://www.hemagazine.com/Samsung_UN46B8000_Review <p><strong>240 IS GO! Samsung lights up the sides and slides into 240 Hz with the svelte UN46B8000.</strong></p> <p>This thing is gorgeous, and I haven’t even turned it on yet. Über-thin—I think it’s two dimensional. </p> <p>Amazingly, the attractiveness of this set is only one of its claims to fame. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Samsung_UN46B8000_Review">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Samsung_UN46B8000_Review#comments Product Reviews Flat Panel TV Reviews LCD TVs Mon, 09 Nov 2009 02:00:38 -0800 geoffm 21406 at http://www.hemagazine.com Samsung LN46A950 Review http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Samsung_LN46A950_Review <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>Plasma Poseur</strong></p> <p>Within minutes of setting up Samsung’s top-line 46” LCD HDTV (they also offer a 55” version), I knew that this was no ordinary LCD flat-panel, as the picture quality, with just a few picture control adjustments, looked startlingly un-LCD-like and much more reminiscent of what I’m used to seeing with better plasma sets.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Samsung_LN46A950_Review">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Samsung_LN46A950_Review#comments Product Reviews Flat Panel TV Reviews LCD TVs Fri, 23 Jan 2009 02:05:51 -0800 geoffm 20751 at http://www.hemagazine.com Sony KDL-46XBR8 Review http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Sony_KDL-46XBR8_Review <p><strong>Using local dimming LEDs, Sony KDL-46XBR8 gives a run at the title of best flat-panel ever. But does it take the crown?<br /></strong><br />The promise of local dimming LEDs is a simple one: significantly increase the contrast ratio of LCDs. <br />Using said technology, this Sony KDL-46XBR8 can create a near absolute black. So dark in fact, its contrast ratio is not measurable by standard test equipment. It can be called infinite. But that doesn’t tell the whole story.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Sony_KDL-46XBR8_Review">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Sony_KDL-46XBR8_Review#comments Product Reviews Flat Panel TV Reviews LCD TVs Tue, 20 Jan 2009 02:27:49 -0800 geoffm 20742 at http://www.hemagazine.com 10 Best Gear 2009 http://www.hemagazine.com/node/10_Best_Gear_2009 <!--paging_filter--> <p>Our <strong>10 Best Gear </strong>Awards</p> <p>The best gear of the year. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/10_Best_Gear_2009">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/10_Best_Gear_2009#comments Product Reviews Flat Panel TV Reviews LCD TVs Multiroom Audio/Video Other Audio Gear Other Features Other Video Gear Plasma TVs Projectors &amp; Screens Speakers Mon, 05 Jan 2009 00:02:43 -0800 geoffm 20631 at http://www.hemagazine.com Mitsubishi LT-52149 Review http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Mitsubishi_LT-52149_Review <p><strong>Mitsubishi takes a different approach to TV audio.</strong></p> <p>Many attribute the emergence of the sound bar as a surround sound alternative to the popularity of flat-panel TVs, as consumers clamored for sleek audio packages to suit their sleek new TVs. </p> <p>Given that the two genres are intricately linked, it’s surprising that we’re just now seeing the first instance of a high-end TV manufacturer incorporating a five-in-one sound bar into a TV. The manufacturer is Mitsubishi, and the TV is the new 52-inch, 1080p LT-52149. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Mitsubishi_LT-52149_Review">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Mitsubishi_LT-52149_Review#comments Product Reviews Flat Panel TV Reviews LCD TVs Mon, 01 Dec 2008 01:00:45 -0800 geoffm 20562 at http://www.hemagazine.com JVC LT-46SL89 Review http://www.hemagazine.com/node/JVC_LT-46SL89_Review <p><strong>Flatness</strong></p> <p>The LT-46SL89 is a lot better looking in person than in pictures. </p> <p>Surprisingly so. </p> <p>In pictures it has a boxy look that can't hold a candle to the <a href="/node/Hitachi_UT37X902_Review" target="_blank" title="Hitachi 1.5-inch LCD">Hitachi 1.5-inch LCD</a>. But while it doesn't have the Hitachi's swoopiness, it has an elegance all its own. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/JVC_LT-46SL89_Review">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/JVC_LT-46SL89_Review#comments Product Reviews Flat Panel TV Reviews LCD TVs Mon, 10 Nov 2008 15:33:10 -0800 geoffm 20525 at http://www.hemagazine.com Hitachi UT37X902 Review http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Hitachi_UT37X902_Review <p><strong>Flatter Than Flat</strong></p> <p>How much does a TV’s aesthetic affect your buying decision? Consumers have proclaimed their preference for flat-panel TVs over bulkier designs, but just how flat does the panel need to be? </p> <p>Hitachi’s UltraThin 1.5 Series of LCDs measure just (surprise, surprise) 1.5 inches deep. </p> <p>Does its performance earn its step up in price, or is the UT37X902’s beauty only skin deep?</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Hitachi_UT37X902_Review">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Hitachi_UT37X902_Review#comments Product Reviews Flat Panel TV Reviews LCD TVs Tue, 04 Nov 2008 00:06:20 -0800 geoffm 20513 at http://www.hemagazine.com Flat-panel TV mounts, lifts, covers, and hide-aways http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Flat-panel_TV_mounts_lifts_covers_and_hide-aways <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>When you turn off your flat-panel TV, it becomes a black hole in the wall. Here’s how to hide it away when you’re not watching.</strong></p> <p>My friend Steve just bought a large flat-panel TV and mounted it to the wall. He assumed his wife would love the sleek look, but she’s not happy with the way the TV becomes a “piece of black glass that’s just hanging there” when it’s not in use. It seems like she wishes the TV would just go away when they’re not watching it. Luckily for Steve, it doesn’t take any magic at all to make that happen.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Flat-panel_TV_mounts_lifts_covers_and_hide-aways">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Flat-panel_TV_mounts_lifts_covers_and_hide-aways#comments Flat Panel TV Reviews LCD TVs Other Features Plasma TVs Thu, 03 Jul 2008 12:09:56 -0700 geoffm 20205 at http://www.hemagazine.com Samsung LN-46A750 LCD HDTV http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Samsung_LN-46A750_LCD_HDTV <p><strong>Touch of Red, Touch of Black</strong></p> <p>I have always questioned the dichromatic pallet of nearly all consumer electronics. When I voice this question, I am always told that consumers only want black or silver products. Personally, I don't get it. But I'm also certainly not one to ask about style. So when Samsung previewed their "Touch of Color" idea, seemed like a perfect compromise.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Samsung_LN-46A750_LCD_HDTV">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Samsung_LN-46A750_LCD_HDTV#comments Product Reviews Flat Panel TV Reviews LCD TVs Fri, 27 Jun 2008 10:49:50 -0700 geoffm 20193 at http://www.hemagazine.com Toshiba’s Cinema Regza 46XF550U http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Toshiba_46XF550U <!--paging_filter--> <p></p> <p></p> <p><strong>More screen, less cabinet</strong></p> <p>Proving that less is often more, Toshiba’s latest top line Cinema Regza LCD HDTV series features a dramatically thinner bezel than earlier offerings, trimmed down to just under an inch. Compared to last year’s model, the 46XF550U is dramatically smaller, with a much shorter overall cabinet height, and similarly trimmed width – which should allow the set to fit into a wide range of home entertainment cabinetry that would have only allowed a comparably-sized 42” model, for example. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Toshiba_46XF550U">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Toshiba_46XF550U#comments Product Reviews Flat Panel TV Reviews LCD TVs Wed, 04 Jun 2008 11:12:55 -0700 geoffm 20091 at http://www.hemagazine.com Take Me to the Water http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Take_Me_to_the_Water <!--paging_filter--> <p>Americans seem to feel they have an inalienable right not merely to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, but also to watch TV wherever they want to. The problem is, many environments that are hospitable to the human body aren't so kind to TV sets. The spray of warm water that feels so good to us might destroy a TV—unless that TV comes from Aquatic AV.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Take_Me_to_the_Water">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Take_Me_to_the_Water#comments Product Reviews Flat Panel TV Reviews LCD TVs Sat, 01 Dec 2007 04:00:00 -0800 Administrator 6254 at http://www.hemagazine.com Fast Forward http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Fast_Forward <!--paging_filter--> <p>The ABC network's first prime-time show to be colorcast (as it was called back in 1963) was the Hanna-Barbera cartoon <a href="http://www.cybercomm.nl/~ivo/" target="new"><em>The Jetsons</em></a>. Most of those who wanted to see George, Jane, and crew in color opted for deluxe TVs in freestanding cabinets. These sets typically fetched $499-about $3,300 in 2007 dollars.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Fast_Forward">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Fast_Forward#comments Product Reviews Flat Panel TV Reviews LCD TVs Sat, 01 Sep 2007 05:00:00 -0700 Administrator 6171 at http://www.hemagazine.com Professional Pedigree http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Professional_Pedigree <!--paging_filter--> <p>Quite possibly the most overused marketing term in audio/video, the word "professional" is attached to myriad products never intended for true business-to-business trade. It often means nothing more than a set of rack-mount ears attached to an otherwise consumer-oriented product.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Professional_Pedigree">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Professional_Pedigree#comments Product Reviews Flat Panel TV Reviews LCD TVs Sun, 01 Jul 2007 05:00:00 -0700 Administrator 6078 at http://www.hemagazine.com Boudoir Boffo http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Boudoir_Boffo <!--paging_filter--> <p>Recent studies report that a flat-panel HDTV occupies the number-one slot on everyone’s gift wish list. There’s no shortage of models from which to choose, and many seem indistinguishable. Toshiba’s Regza line includes models with an unusual feature, though: a built-in DVD player. Hook the 37-inch 37LX96 LCD TV/DVD player up to cable or an antenna, and it might give you all the entertainment options you want—with no extra components needed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Boudoir_Boffo">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Boudoir_Boffo#comments Product Reviews Flat Panel TV Reviews LCD TVs Other Video Gear Mon, 01 Jan 2007 04:00:00 -0800 Administrator 6097 at http://www.hemagazine.com Twist & Shout http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Twist_and_Shout <!--paging_filter--> <p><img rel="lightbox" src="/files/archived-images/Product-Reviews/Flat-Panel-TV/asset_upload_file945_5500.jpg" hspace="10" vspace="5" align="left" />A speaker designer I once worked with claimed it was no great feat to achieve superlative performance in a high-priced flagship model. In his opinion, a far greater feat is to bring performance nearly as good to as wide an audience as possible. I couldn’t agree more. I am reminded of this when I read the press release for Sharp’s new line of value-priced LCD flat-panel models.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Twist_and_Shout">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Twist_and_Shout#comments Product Reviews Flat Panel TV Reviews LCD TVs Fri, 01 Sep 2006 05:00:00 -0700 Administrator 5500 at http://www.hemagazine.com Sony's KDL-V32XBR1 flat-panel LCD TV http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Sonys_KDL-V32XBR1_flat-panel_LCD_TV <!--paging_filter--> <p>Having solved all of the problems in consumer electronics, Sony now turns its attention to marriage counseling. Its latest print adverts tout the new Bravia line of LCD flat-panel HDTVs—especially the sets’ wide viewing angle, which allows hubby to relax in horizontal repose on the couch while the wife, presumably relegated to a side chair, can still enjoy the program from afar. Not that that scenario would work in my home, where the lady of the house (my German shepherd) routinely reverses the roles, taking over the couch and leaving me in the easy chair nearby.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Sonys_KDL-V32XBR1_flat-panel_LCD_TV">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Sonys_KDL-V32XBR1_flat-panel_LCD_TV#comments Product Reviews Flat Panel TV Reviews LCD TVs Thu, 01 Jun 2006 05:00:00 -0700 Administrator 5420 at http://www.hemagazine.com HP LC3700N 37-inch LCD TV http://www.hemagazine.com/node/HPs_LC3700N_37-inch_LCD_TV <!--paging_filter--> <p>Ask a lighting designer what the three primary colors are, and he’ll answer red, green, and blue. Ask a printing   professional the same question, and she’ll answer cyan, yellow, and magenta. Both answers are correct. The former refers to additive colors that when combined in proportion produce white. The latter refers to subtractive colors, which produce black (or an absence of color) when combined.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/HPs_LC3700N_37-inch_LCD_TV">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/HPs_LC3700N_37-inch_LCD_TV#comments Product Reviews Flat Panel TV Reviews LCD TVs Sun, 01 Jan 2006 04:00:00 -0800 Administrator 5345 at http://www.hemagazine.com