If you like a bit of style with your television, you may have found your match. The Samsung UND6400 combines aesthetic appeal with great performance, and the incredibly thin bezel gives the appearance that there’s nothing but picture sitting atop your entertainment center.
The edge-lit LED LCD unit had great video capabilities, and relatively decent levels of black. Improvements have obviously been made in the 3D areas, and Samsung’s Smart Hub host offers much more in terms of 3D content than other options. When you toss in a couple of sets of 3D glasses, the entire package is enticing...until you notice the price tag.
The screen itself leaves a bit to be desired at times, and the gloss used for the screen panel scatters some light that gets a bit distracting. We also weren’t big fans of the search system used with Smart Hub as it tends to leave you manually searching anyway.
When switching between 2D and 3D viewing, the UND6400 is pretty versatile. In terms of edge-lit LED LCD units, this particular Samsung model isn’t bad, though we’d have liked the price to be a bit below where it’s currently residing...then again, can’t we say that about everything? All in all, it’s a reliable unit with plenty of compatible features, and if you can fork over the funds, it isn’t a bad choice.
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3D televisions are going to change in 2011. The quality and the level of content are going to be better. Prototypes of glasses-free televisions have exhibited by many companies. They are going to use the auto stereoscopic display. However the Consumer Electronic Show 2011 is going to bring the first models from Toshiba. The technology of parallax barrier is used by all of these displays. In this technology, zones are basically produced around the television from where the viewers will be able to stand and enjoy the full fledged effect of 3D. With the addition of the passive glasses 3D televisions which need glasses have improved.
Difference between the active glasses and the passive glasses
The active glasses are expensive and heavy and they need batteries. They require being in continuous communication with the IR transmitters on the top of the televisions for staying in sync. Until now they have been the consumer television’s norm. The passive glasses are the similar type of glasses that are used in the movie theatres while watching a film like Avatar. Now these glasses come with several televisions. These glasses are low cost, lightweight and they do not need batteries. In case of the passive glasses there is no need of communication with the television. Your own passive glasses will also work with the television of your friend.
The active glasses in the technical level work by LCD lenses. The lenses are opened and shut for thousand times in a minute for making it sure that right eye’s image is received by the right eye and that of the left eye is received by the left one. The passive glasses functions with the help of polarized lens. The design of the passive glasses reduces crosstalk.
Both Vizio and LG are going to offer the consumers with televisions, which have the technology of passive display, in 2011. All the LCD 3D televisions from LG will be migrated to the passive glasses technology. However, all the 3D plasma televisions from the company will stay with the active technology. Some flagship televisions from LG will be offered with the passive technology.
Cost of a new pair of active or passive glass
A pair of active glass can cost around $150. However you will get these glasses at cheaper prices if you buy from online retailers such as Amazon and many more. A passive glass can come at $5.75.
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In Europe when the 56 inch 21:9 3D television was launched by Philips without any US ship date, suddenly darkness fell all over the world of home theater. Suddenly Vizio also announced their 21:9 3D television and we all knew it was also good. Now even JVC is also planning to release their 21:9 full high definition 50 inch 3D televisions in United State in the 2011 third quarter. Other information is limited, but the JVC’s talkative booth attendant at CES mentioned that the 3D television might also be sold in different sizes as well as might feature online connectivity. The chances of online connectivity was supported by some screens teasing which is combine information bar, which appears at the left side of the screen which does not block HD content. We will be keeping a track on this television as new news arrives, and now for the time being our dream of viewing wide Cinemascope-style films will be in the later half of 2011. If you are very curious about the new announcement of JVC’s TH-BC3 sound bar is right below and is carrying a paper iPhone4
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Samsung announces streaming 3D movies on Samsung televisions
Samsung has apparently announced that they will be streaming 3D television via their newly formed Smart Hub “widget”. The platform can give Samsung a leg up on the rest of the industry. The European release is creating quite a buzz, and the streaming content is being delivered by PictureBox. Already streaming content to the UK and Poland, PictureBox is making quite a power move by teaming up with Samsung in this endeavor.
The streaming television will only be available in Europe, but one can only imagine that Samsung has bigger plans when it comes to the American market. Hulu 3D remains a very distinct possibility and releasing in Europe buys Samsung some time to get the project perfected.
As all concepts of this nature do, a new technology battle will be launched amongst television manufacturers, giving the consumer the options that we all crave. The ability to watch streaming 3D television will prove too much to pass up, so in order for other companies to compete, they’ll assuredly need to follow suit. This is the first shot fired in the new 3D arena, so with excitement and vigor, let me be the first to say…”Let the games begin!”
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Samsung releases ue46d7000 and 8000 models with improved content management interfaces, setting the bar for the rest of the industry.
As the battle for supremacy rages on in the television market, Samsung is releasing the new UE46D7000-8000 series to set the bar for the rest of the field. A sleek design and top of the line features assure that this will be a hot commodity once it hits the shelves. As we watch TVs get thinner, it’s hard to imagine that they will get skinnier than this one, and as for the stand on the 8000 model? Well, after a few minutes of viewing, it becomes invisible…now, we aren’t talking about cloaking technology here, but because it’s unobtrusive, it just kinds of fades into the background.
The onboard features that support online applications are managed through an upgraded content interface, and all the wonders that made smartphones popular will now be seen in your entertainment system. Building on their initial 3D television releases, Samsung took the UE46D7000-8000 models to heights yet unattained by their previous models, giving them a flagship for their home entertainment line.
Connectivity regarding computers and televisions has become one of the driving features in newly released televisions, and some consumers still haven’t experienced the abilities that this can offer. The previously mentioned content management interface will assuredly lure an entirely new consumer segment toward the latest batch of television upgrades, likely rendering all of those without it, obsolete.
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Home entertainment setups have all stopped to notice the new alpha unit in the industry. As they sit there, wondering when their time will come and their owners will toss them out into the street and replace them with arguably the most impressive 3D television we’ve seen: Bang &Olufson’sBeoVision 4-85.
It is the prospect of watching 3D content on an 85-inch screen? Possibly. But if that doesn’t get you fired up, maybe you should take note of the motorized stand that will help you optimize your viewing angle. By utilizing an anti-reflective screen, there’s little doubt that this unit will require you to layer your living room floor with plastic to protect your carpet from visitor drool…ok, not a very enticing prospect but I’d deal with just about anything to have this puppy at my disposal.
We have no idea what the price tag will look like, but rest assured it’ll require more than a bit of junior’s college fund. Hey, he’ll understand right? I mean, something like this could change everything. Picture what your entertainment setup would look like if you had an 85-inch 3D screen that you could set up shop in front of…yeah, I can too, and man…it looks pretty darn good. Now if I can somehow find a way to fit a couch in my living room…
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If you simply read the title of Samsung’s recent study regarding 3D visuals and eye-strain, you’d think that they’d suddenly ditch the concept altogether. However, if you read a little deeper, you learn that they are discussing things that everyone already knew, and are instead researching ways to avoid it. In fact, it doesn’t matter if it’s 2D or 3D video…in the end, if the video format is horrible, your eyes are going to hurt…wow, that’s a shocker.
For a while now, we’ve seen 3D creators assume a specific percentage in terms of producing 3D video and how to best get the effect without discomfort. Apparently, they’ve been underestimating this ratio, but now that we know, expect better, more comfortable visuals. So, if you noticed the headline, there’s no need to panic. Instead, just get ready for some massive improvements.
When considering the speed of news and how we get it these days, it’s no wonder that many were a bit confused when they saw that Samsung was “undermining” 3D technology. Well, that’s the kicker about getting your internet news…you actually have to get past the article title. If you did in this case, then you’re in the know…if you didn’t…well, you’re probably racing around the street in a panic wondering what you’re going to do with that new 3D television. Hey, I’ll take it…
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Panasonic has opened its arms for all those who want to use its VIERA Connect to come up with new applications for HD and 3D television. If you are an aspiring app developer, don’t miss out on your chance to test your tech skills. Panasonic is calling on third-party developers and media companies to create and innovate new applications for the television. This new portal lets potential developers use Panasonic’s advanced HD multimedia capabilities. Any apps created will be launched using the VIERA Connect and give viewers a whole bunch of apps that run on Panasonic’s Application Execution Engine.
The exciting part of this project is the opportunity for the average programmer to showcase their talent on a huge stage. Once on the portal, users get access to VIERA Connect’s features such as technical information, application program interface, and other assistance directly from Panasonic. Along with 3D apps, developers will be given the chance to create cloud based IPTV services.
Available in over 100 countries, VIERA Connect allows users to access video-on-demand services, games, music, sports, and even health and fitness. The move to open up this portal is quite a clever move on Panasonic’s part. Not only will they be able to fill their system with thousands of new apps but will at the same time let the VIERA Connect spread out into more households and countries. Great move for Panasonic and for aspiring developers.
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Every pondered the idea of purchasing a 3D television but fret about the burden of having to wear those funky glasses in order to get the 3D experience? Of course you have, which is why many are refusing to get into the 3D game. Well LG’s new 20-inch DX2000 monitor eliminates the glasses prerequisite for getting your 3D enjoyment. Though the monitor is small (very small), it gives the consumer the freedom to let go of the glasses and also lets you squeeze this television into the tightest of spaces.
So, what is it? Is it the prospect of wearing uncomfortable glasses the entire time you’re checking out a flick? What if you have a bunch of friends over and not enough glasses? What about replacing them when they break, which you know they will at some point right? All of these fears are alleviated with the introduction of this 20-inch LED backlit, glassless 3D monitor.
LG uses the parallax barrier technology and also introduces the first eye-tracking feature that allows users to move around a room and still get the 3D experience. No more having to worry about staying front and center and feeling like your 3D TV had you locked onto your couch. Also featured will be 2D to 3D converter for those who might not want Shrek popping into their living rooms on a daily basis. Overall, sounds like a novel idea and makes us wonder why this technology has been so slow to come. The DX2000 is slated to hit stores in late 2011.
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So, the big problem with active 3D glasses is that they’re just too bulky and expensive, right? Well, what if you could use them on your active 3D TV? Would that change everything? Samsung thinks so which is why they’re teaming up with RealD and licensing new technology that will allow that to happen. With this, you’ll be able to snag the inexpensive passive 3D specs and use them on your active set. This will definitely alter the game, and honestly, end it.
LG has been arguing the case for passive 3D technology for quite some time. However, the passive screens don’t offer up quite the same visuals that active 3D TVs can. The price is what kept them in the game, but that contingency seems to have been remedied with Samsung’s new union with RealD. How can they do it? The answer isn’t as difficult as one would imagine.
Samsung is basically taking the active shutter technology and adding it to their screens instead of the glasses. We’re still a bit hazy regarding exactly how they will implement this and when we can expect the technology to go live, but with Samsung already leading the pack in terms of 3D technology and sales, this should deliver a crushing blow in the ongoing battles between the two 3D technologies. What’s your opinion on this? Are they making the right move?
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