Tagged With 1080p

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TVs are getting cheaper and cheaper as the years go on; you don't have to spend $10,000 to find a large screen with good image quality and useful integrated features. For around the $2000 mark, you can buy yourself a surprisingly versatile plus-size TV. Panasonic's mid-range AS700A doesn't promise too much, but what it delivers is, by and large, pretty impressive.

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While conventional video projectors have remained largely a niche market for dedicated home theatre enthusiasts on account of their difficult installation. However, a new breed of "home projector" has developed over the past few years into an increasingly viable alternative to flat panel televisions. And if LG's new 100-inch class LG "HECTO" Laser TV is any indicator, the LED/Plasma debate may be moot.

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720p? Positively archaic! 1080p? Eye-bleedingly bad! Throw away that old junk — the future belongs to Ultra High Definition television. If you thought the confusion between "HD" and "Full HD" was bad, it looks like you're in for a bumpy ride in the future, with the International Telecommunications Union adopting two UHDTV specifications.

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The Pioneer Elite line was one of those wonderful things you really wanted but knew you'd never be able to afford. Then Pioneer stopped making them. And now they're back — just as stellar-looking and crazily priced as ever.

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The DivX Corporation has awarded its first DivX Plus HD certificate to Renesas Mobile, producer of several HD-capable system-on-chip processors. Any phone that features Renesas Mobile's SH73704 will therefore be able to manage full HD 1080p playback, including the popular HD content ripping format MKV. In this age of ever-growing screens, that has to be a good selling point.

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The $US100 Microsoft LifeCam Studio webcam has a 1080p sensor that's 2.2 times larger than a 720p webcam. It also has TrueColor, a tech that optimises the image so your video stream look better to the other person. It's pretty good!