LG LW9800 3D HDTV Becomes First 3D TV To Receive THX Certification

Earlier this week we reported on THX plans to start issuing certificates to tablets, smartphones and mobile devices, well THX have also this week issued their first THX certificate to a 3D HDTV.

LG’s new LW9800 55-inch passive 3D HDTV is the proud owner of the THX certificate and is currently one of LG’s flagship TVs retailing for around $3,800. The new THX certification is a seal of approval that the HDTV has passed crucial gamma, luminance and colour temperature benchmarks after over 400 individual tests were carried out on the LG LW9800 HDTV.


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Opera TV Store Brings Apps To Smart TVs (video)

Opera has launched a new HTML5 based TV Store this week that will now provide applications and web browsing support to Smart TVs. Using the Cloud based Opera Store users will be able to store and upgrade applications without the need for any additional hardware. The apps are also cross-platforms allowing you to use the apps on any Smart TV you may have or purchase in the future.

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BenQ Designs Monitor Designed Specifically For RTS Gamers

If you are a big real-time strategy (RTS) gamer you might be pleased to know that BenQ has designed a new monitor specifically for your games and RTS fans. The new BenQ RL2240H display is the worlds very first RTS display according to BenQ and has built on the success of their previous XL2410T model.

The monitor has been designed with the help of Zowie Gear manufacturer of competitive gaming goods and creator of the world-class StarCraft 2 professional gaming team sponsored by BenQ, Startale and is a 22-inch display fitted with a LED backlight, and has native resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Apple’s New 27 Inch Thunderbolt Displays Headed To Stores

Apple announced their new 27 inch Thunderbolt Display back in July, and it looks like the first ones will start shipping to Apple Store’s this week, and will probably start shipping to people who have already ordered them at the same time.

The Apple Thunderbolt display features a 27 inch LED backlit screen with a resolution of 2560 by 1440 pixels, and it also features IPS technology which gives the Thunderbolt display a viewing angle of 178 degrees.

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Sharp Showcases First 8k4k HDTV With 7680 x 4320 Resolution (video)

This week at the IFA in Berlin Sharp has been showcasing their new 8k4k HDTV that provides an amazing 7680 x 4320 resolution. The 85″ HDTV’s resolution is 16 times that of a standard 1080p display and has been built for demonstration purposes.

Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the new 8k4k HDTV and the technology behind its amazing resolution which is around 33 million pixels.

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LG Dual Play TV Enables Two Gamers To Share the Same Screen

LG is hoping to attract console gamers to its new range of 3D Cinema TV’s with the addition of their new Dual Play technology. The new Dual Play feature enables two gamers to play on the same screen without the need for split screens, allowing them to see two different views on the same screen.

The new Dual Play technology was showcased this week at the IFA technology conference in Berlin and requires users to wear specialised eye wear whilst playing compatible 3D Xbox games.

LG LW980T Dual play TV

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Haier Shows Off 22 Inch Transparent OLED TV At IFA (Video)

Last week we heard about a new TV from Haier which features no wires and is powered without the need for a power cable, and now Haier has shown off another new TV at this years IFA, a 22 inch transparent OLED TV.

This new transparent OLED TV features similar specifications to Samsung’s OLED panel that we heard about previously, with a WSXGA+ resolution of 1680 x 1050, have a look at the video of it in action.

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Haier Unveils The Worlds First Wire Free 3D HDTV

There is just one problem with gadgets and technology, the majority of them all come with some sort of wire either needed to power them or charge them, now a company called Haier is showing off the worlds first wire free 3D HDTV at this years IFA in Berlin.

The Haier HDTV are powered by exchanging energy between the power source and the TV remotely without the need for any wires connected to the TV, and all you home AV components can also communicate with the TV without the need for wires as well.

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Ceton InfiniTV 4 USB Brings Cable TV To Windows 7 And Throughout The Home

Ceton has wasted no time launched their new InfiniTV 4 USB CableCARD TV tuners after receiving official CableLabs certification. The new  InfiniTV 4 will now be arriving in stores on September 19th and is now available to pre-order for $299.

The InfiniTV 4 with its USB connection makes it easy for you to bring cable TV to any Windows 7-based PC, including laptops, tablets, All-in-One PCs, desktops, towers and  home theatre PCs.

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Mute Unwanted Phrases On TV With The Arduino Enough Already Box (video)

If you enjoy watching TV but are fed up listening to certain celebrity names or phrases being over used. A new Arduino device called the Enough Already, developed by Matt Richardson might be able to help you recover control of your TVs audio.

His new creation is Arduino based and allows you to mute a TVs audio based on certain keywords or phrases. The little device uses a Video Experimenter Shield which is placed on top of the Arduino board enabling it to then decode the closed-captioning text of the programme currently showing on your TV. Watch the video after the jump to see the Enough Already, Arduino device in action.

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