Posted April 22 2005 - 03:37 AM
I'm really excited about these and I could easily see myself getting one this summer when they come out. I'm counting on you folks to devil's advocate me to the moon in the meantime.
1080p DLP Hotness is a go!
| 1080p DLP TVs Enters Volume Production and Shipment Quantity |
Dallas, TX, April 2005 - Texas Instruments recently announced that its 1920 x 1080 high-definition (HD) resolution DLP TV technology has been fully qualified and is in production shipment to customers.
| DLP TVs are expected to be the first volume 1080p TVs available on the U.S. market, with affordable 1080p DLP TVs scheduled to be at retail as early as July. |
Manufacturers who have announced 1080p DLP TVs include LG, Mitsubishi, Samsung, and Toshiba.
I guess I'd probably pick either Samsung or Mitsubishi. Hell, today's Wall Street Journal said that Samsung is currrently one of the most profitable electronics companies out there today. Period.
| Mitsubishi will publicly introduce for the first time today 5 new models featuring 1080p DLP technology, ranging in screen size from 52” to 73”, at their line show in Orlando, Florida. 1080p DLP TVs will complement the 720p high-definition DLP TV offerings available on the market, which total more than 75 models from more than 20 customers worldwide. |
I still can't get over the prices on these, considering the kind of technology involved and how new it is.
The 1080p DLP chip offers a variety of features to customers that allow them to differentiate their TVs:
- * SharpPicture™: Processing enhancement that works in conjunction with SmoothPicture™ technology to simultaneously provide sharp, yet smooth and seamless images.
* DynamicColor™: Enhances colors and contrast without impacting skin tones, allowing for more vibrant and lifelike color reproduction.
* DynamicBlack™: System level solution which provides dramatic increases in system contrast ratio and grayscale fidelity by as much as 4x, bringing greater detail to dark scenes and images and allowing customers to achieve contrast ratios well above 5000:1.
* DarkChip3™: Feature that includes architectural changes to the DLP chip resulting in a 20 - 40% improvement in contrast over DarkChip2™.
With the highly anticipated industry move to 1920 x 1080 resolution digital capture, broadcast and playback, 1080p DLP TVs are designed to display incredible high-definition pictures that match the full content resolution.
According to In-Stat, there are currently 4 million HDTV households in the US, up from 1.6 million in March 2004.
That's the beginning of the boom. HDTV is really starting to make inroads. Now, if we could just get more HD content, we'd be on to something. I can't wait to see what happens after DirecTV gets all those new satellites up this summer.