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Category Archives: Displays

Wenge Hi-Fi TV Stand

anora home wenge hifi tv stand

By David Ponce

They say that money doesn’t buy you taste, and we couldn’t agree more. You wouldn’t believe the number of people that can afford something great like a big-ass plasma… and then stick it on a bare wall like a cheap painting. Fortunately, you got the guys at OhGizmo! to slap some sense back into your little noggin’. If you’re going to be getting a plasma for the Holidays, get yourself something nice to put it on, like the Wenge Hi-Fi TV stand. It’s made from two thick slabs of Wenge wood that sandwich a convenient storage space for you to put your DVD collection in, or whatever else. It stands atop a sturdy aluminum base, and the TV panel swivels so you can watch that plasma head-on from any corner of your living room.

There’s no price listed on the website, but we can’t imagine this being too cheap. That said, what’s a couple more grand when you’ve just spent ten (or 50) on your televised entertainment?

[Wenge Hi-Fi TV Stand] VIA [Trendir]

Optoma’s 100 Inch BigVision Is Upgradable, Lovable

optoma bigvision hdbv3100By David Ponce

We’ve talked about Optoma in the past. We kind of like them. They make innovative products with features not commonly found in consumer electronics these days. Take for instance their Bigvizion HDBV3100, a 100 inch rear projection DLP HDTV with the notable feature of being upgradable. Yeah, that’s right. So, even though you’ll probably have to mortgage the kids to own this $30K set, your wallet can rest a little more soundly knowing that “[a]s the technology changes or chipsets are improved, it’s a simple matter to replace them, from chips in the scaler to new chips from Texas Instruments.” Sure, Panasonic may be starting production on their 103 inch plasma, but those extra three inches would cost you about $40,000 more, and that set’s not even upgradable.

Specs on the BigVision are more than decent. First of all, the entire setup is meant to be encased in your wall. Installation is supposedly fairly straightforward and only requires you to make a big hole in your drywall, something we know you’re yearning to do anyway (who isn’t?). Then, the HDBV3100 will deliver native 1080p resolution at a claimed contrast ratio of 10,000:1, and in the words of the reviewer: “with regular room lighting, the images were still bright, crisp, and robust.”

For a thorough review of the BigVision HDBV3100, follow the link love.

[DigitalTrends Reviews The BigVision HDBV3100] VIA [I4U]

Limoseen – The Electronic Meet & Greet Board

Limoseen (Image courtesy Limoseen Ltd.)By Andrew Liszewski

Like me, some of you will probably see the name ‘Limoseen’ and mistake it with the fictional 80’s hair band ‘Limozeen’ made famous in a Strong Bad cartoon. Be aware though using the letter ‘s’ instead of ‘z’ in the spelling makes a world of difference.

The Limoseen is an electronic hand-held pixel board that can be programmed to pretty much show any text but is intended to display the names of celebrities or other important types so they know what limousine to climb into. I guess at one point some enterprising driver decided the torn-up cardboard pizza box with the celebrity’s name scribbled across it in black sharpie just wasn’t good enough and so the Limoseen was born.

The Limoseen display comes with an in-car charger, a window cradle and a custom logo which replaces the ‘Limoseen’ logo seen in that product shot for $199.

[ Limoseen ] VIA [ The Red Ferret Journal ]

(On a side note, is it just me or does the Limoseen website remind any one else of an infamous online joke? I mean step back and really take a look at the site and you should see what I mean…)

Humax’s LD2060 Fuses LCD Screen To DirecTV Decoder Box

humax LD2060By David Ponce

Like it or not, the Holidays are coming. For this reason, in the next few weeks we’re going to slowly shift our focus away from products you point a finger at and snicker, and more towards consumer electronics you can actually purchase and wouldn’t mind unwrapping in polite company. And we think one good such candidate is the LD2060 from Humax USA, which claims to be the world’s first 20″ LCD TV with an integrated DirecTV tuner.

That’s right, no separate decoder box or unsightly cables for you to hide somewhere. It’s got a 500:1 contrast ratio and isn’t particularly bulky at 24.2? x 16.3? x 7.1? and 19lbs. You can buy it now from various retailers for as little as $575.

[Humax USA LD2060] VIA [Thrillist]

Keymat Industrie To Charge $130,000 For The YALOS, A Diamond Crusted LCD

yalos diamond TV

By David Ponce

The most efficient way to artificially jack up the price of any given piece of consumer electronics, without actually adding any useful features, is to simply bling the living daylights out of it. There’s no shortage of such items, like this creation by Peter Aloisson. And now you can add the YALOS Diamond LCD screen by Italian company Keymat Industrie, a tacky looking piece of electronics, with the dubious distinction of being covered in 160 diamonds, totalling 20 carats or 4 grams. There’s also some white gold plating, which unfortunately does nothing to make it look any better. Yet, the company feels confident that this is enough to justify a $130,000 price tag.

As the success of many of these products shows, the world is not about to run out of people with more money than sense… or taste.

[Press Release] VIA [Engadget]

A Bathroom TV From Porter Lancastrian

porter lancaster televisionBy David Ponce

When not living in a closet-sized shithole, a bathroom can actually be one of the nicest rooms to hang out in. So, anything that gives us an excuse to spend even more time there is fine by us. This is why we’re digging the Porter Lancastrian TileVision, a mirror that doubles as an LCD screen. When the TV is off, it looks like a regular mirror. But turn the high brightness, high contrast set on, and you’re able to watch your favorite programs in either 17 or 23 inch versions. The sets use 6mm thick toughened safety glass, and are built to be entirely waterproof and temperproof.

They come with remote controls, and also allow you to listen to the radio. There’s no word on price, though from the looks of the bathrooms in which they’re displayed, we can’t imagine these being too cheap.

[TileVision TV] VIA [Trendir]

Zenview Powerscape Ultra HD Brings Five-Monitor Euphoria To Your Desktop

zenview powerscape ultra hd

By David Ponce

A very long time ago, we pointed you to a gorgeous 5-LCD display, the Athens Monitor, that turned out to be a cute little piece of vaporware. So, here’s hoping that the Zenview Powerscape Ultra HD display is an actual product, and not another clever bit of photoshopping. It combines four 20.1″ LCD screens in portrait mode, at 1200×1600 each, and one central panel with a huge 30″ workspace and 2560×1600 resolution, for a total 7360?1600 lines of resolution and almost two meters of screen real estate.

Of course, you won’t be able to display that many pixels without something serious under the hood. The company recommends two graphic cards: the NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT and the NVIDIA Quadro NVS 280 PCI. They also list a series of workstations guaranteed to work with the display, all of which will put a serious ding in your wallet.

How serious? The display itself is on special, at $5,900, while the cheapest station goes for $2,000. Seems like that’s the kind of cheddar you need to own the craziest freaking display on the market.

[Zenview Powerscape Ultra HD] VIA [Xataka]

(Video) The EON Touchlight, Interactive 3D Goodness

eon touchlight

By David Ponce

Microsoft has an IP Ventures program through which they licence some of the technology they create to third parties, so they can further develop them. One such technology is called Touchlight, and has been around for a little over a year. Now, we’re hearing news that it’s fallen into the hands of EON, allegedly the world’s leading interactive visual content management software provider. The technology allows you to project an image onto a screen, and then manipulate it with your fingers in three dimensions. The device is composed of three projectors, and a camera to capture your movements. It’s not quite like an everyday touchscreen however. Some of the tricks it has up its sleeve are rather nice, like being able to recreate your own likeness (which it’s just captured via camera) and allowing you to interact with… well, with yourself. We know this sounds stupid, so we’ve included videos, so everything will make sense.

Right now the technology is aimed at industries keen on showcasing their products, though the company expects prices to drop to reasonable levels in 24 to 36 months.

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The Espon EMP-1715 Projector Can Go Uber-Widescreen… With Some Help

epson emp 1715

By David Ponce

Recently released to the Japanese market, the Epson EMP-1715 (along with the 1700, 1705 and 1710) seems like a regular with a 400:1 contrast ratio and 2,700 ANSI lumens. However, it is possible to connect four of them to one computer, to create an array of the user’s choosing. It’s even possible to put them side by side, to create a giant 16:3 display, even though each individual screen goes out at a 4:3 ratio with an XGA (1024 x 768) resolution.

It’s not clear what sort of requirements this sort of setup would put on your graphic card, nor whether Windows can display 16:3 in the first place, though we’re assuming that bundled software is probably taking care of the pesky details. One detail that isn’t pesky however, is the price: $3,250 for the EMP-1715 alone.

[Epson Japan] VIA [AboutProjectors]