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Grass Valley helps launch Ghana’s new TV channel

As part of its on-going development in Africa, Grass Valley is supplying a turnkey high-definition TV production studio, complete with cameras, video production switcher, routers, and a shared-storage editing environment to Multimedia Group Ltd. (MGL), operators of Multi TV (a new digital satellite multi-channel TV station) based in Ghana. This new multi-faceted project (“Phase II”) […]

October 19, 2010

Sharp unveils 3D Blu-ray player

Sharp has launched the BD-HP90S, the company’s first 3D capable Blu-ray player, that can be positioned either horizontally or vertically and is only 36mm thin, less than most laptop computers. The player has built-in Wi-Fi connectivity and is compatible with other DLNA devices which means that the BD-HP90S will be able to stream content seamlessly […]

October 19, 2010

Samsung: Glasses free 3D soon a fantasy

Samsung Electronics is pouring cold water in Toshiba’s assertion there will soon be glasses free 3D. It has said that being able to view 3D TVs without glasses won’t be possible in the next five to ten years because of technical issues. “The first challenge (for 3D TVs) is the inconvenience of wearing glasses,” said […]

October 14, 2010

LG launches world’s largest 3D TV

LG has launched the world’s largest 3D LCD TV, the LG 72LEX9, which offers 72 inches of 3D home entertainment. The 3D TV comes with True-Motion LED backlit display with a 480Hz refresh rate, DLNA and web TV by NetCast. The TV is expected to be released in South Korea first, and be rolled out […]

October 14, 2010

Sony’s Google TV in shops

Sony’s four model Internet TV line, powered by Google TV, will be in the shops next week, according to the company. The TVs run Google’s Android platform and will be loaded with apps from CNBC, the NBA, Twitter, YouTube and more. The models also feature Dual View, allowing users to watch television while tweeting about […]

October 13, 2010

3D TV take-up initially sluggish

DisplaySearch forecasts that 3.2 million 3D TVs will be shipped in 2010, with growth to over 90 million in 2014. Based on this forecast, 3D will grow from 2 per cent of all flat panel TVs shipped in 2010, to 41 per cent in 2014. “While TV manufacturers have bold plans and a lot of […]

October 13, 2010

3DTV package below £1,000

UK retailer Curry’s has announced it is selling Samsung 50 inch 3DTV package for £999.99, (E1,137) taking the price of 3DTVs to their lowest level so far. Launched in over 450 Currys and PC World stores nationwide, the retailer is also giving away a free 3D Blu-ray player and two free pairs of 3D glasses […]

October 13, 2010

Canal expands HD services with Thomson

Thomson Video Networks (formerly the digital headend division of Grass Valley) has revealed that Canal Satélite Digital, a division of Sogecable and Spain’s leading provider of satellite broadcasting services, has expanded its installation of Thomson Video Networks infrastructure to support the addition of two new HD transponders.  Canal Satélite Digital, which broadcasts more than 100 […]

October 11, 2010

50m 3D TV sets in 2015

In 2013, according to ABI Research, market growth will start to accelerate, and shipments of 3D TV sets will approach 50 million in 2015. “The 3D TV market is moving faster than expected,” notes industry analyst Michael Inouye. “There was widespread skepticism that production models would be available so quickly. But by June this year […]

October 6, 2010

Toshiba 3DTV without glasses

Toshiba has launched what it claims are the first 3D television sets that do not require special glasses. The two sets are able to create 3D effects in real time from standard film and television pictures. The sets use a special lenticular sheet to create an array of nine overlapping images. A viewer sees different […]

October 4, 2010