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    Samsung LN55A950 55-Inch HDTV

    Posted April 20, 2009 - 4:48 pm

    The Samsung LN55A950 is the first LCD TV we've tested with LED backlighting. But LED backlighting doesn't come cheap. The LN55A950's $4500 street price (as of April 16, 2009) puts it in a different league from the other TVs that PC World normally reviews, but the image quality--though good--does not.
  • Review

    Vizio VF550XVT 55-Inch HDTV

    Posted April 20, 2009 - 4:47 pm

    The Vizio VF550XVT 55-inch HDTV isn't much of a bargain, despite the reasonable $1800 price tag (as of April 16, 2009). Assorted problems with image quality, weak sound, and clumsy menus, along with a lack of interesting features, make this set difficult to recommend.
  • Adobe's new Flash can stream Internet content to TVs

    Posted April 20, 2009 - 9:14 am

    Adobe developed a version of its Flash multimedia streaming technology that allows entertainment programming to run to TVs, set-top boxes and Blu-ray players from the Internet.
  • Toshiba's Cell TV on track for autumn launch

    Posted April 7, 2009 - 9:41 am

    The TV will be able to perform real-time upscaling and other visual tricks using the PlayStation 3 chip.
  • YouTube will host short videos from Disney, ABC and ESPN

    Posted April 1, 2009 - 9:28 am

    YouTube will soon show short videos from Disney, ABC and ESPN while testing new advertising arrangements in hopes of generating revenue online.
  • Web Video Comes to the Living Room

    Posted March 23, 2009 - 3:54 pm

    The Internet is an awesome source of on-demand video. But even though the best screen in your house graces a nice big television set, chances are that you do your consuming of online video scrunched over a laptop or desktop PC. Enter a bevy of boxes designed to hook a TV up to an Internet-enabled home network via a wired or wireless connection.
  • Is Your Living Room Ready for Internet Video?

    Posted March 23, 2009 - 3:48 pm

    Once upon a time, all you needed to tap into the wide world of TV was a TV--though a good set of rabbit ears didn't hurt. Internet video is way more complicated. Few networking tasks are more demanding than pumping video fast enough to avoid pauses, hiccups, and other glitches. So keep these technical issues in mind before you cut up your Blockbuster card.
  • Netflix, Amazon, and YouTube Seek Big Break on TV

    Posted March 23, 2009 - 1:47 pm

    Video content from Amazon Video on Demand, Netflix and YouTube is becoming commonplace on devices that stream Internet content to the living room TV. You'll find some or all of the services pre-loaded on a variety of streaming devices, from connected TVs and Blu-ray players to DVRs to stand-alone media streamers. Here you'll find desciptions of the content offered by each service, along with release dates and pricing information.
  • Sci Fi channel becoming Syfy. Huh?

    Posted March 16, 2009 - 12:53 pm

    The channel that only geeks love decides that it doesn't love geeks.
  • Dancing with the Woz

    Posted March 9, 2009 - 8:01 am

    ABC's new season of Dancing With the Stars offers Apple co-founder an opportunity to show off a new side of himself.
  • Fun with rumors: Ion-based Apple flat-screen TV imminent

    Posted February 11, 2009 - 7:14 pm

    And ITworld.com Mac blogger to go insane with rage! News at 11!
  • Television now one of life's necessities, according to Brazilian judge

    Posted February 10, 2009 - 10:02 am

    A Brazilian man was awarded compensatory damages from a store that sold him a faulty TV. The judge in the case, deemed the television an "essential good." "Without it, how can the owner watch the beautiful women on 'Big Brother,' the national news broadcast, or a football game?" the judge asked.
  • How to convert E-book, video and DVD to iPod ?

    Posted December 23, 2008 - 3:24 am

    iPod cannot directly display PDF files, you have to convert your PDF file or electronic book to *.txt format, and make sure the file size is smaller than 4KB, and then copy the *txt file to the “Note” folder ion your iPod. Here are the detailed steps:
  • Intel to show devices that bring Internet to TV

    Posted December 16, 2008 - 5:33 pm

    Intel on Monday said it will show off prototype devices that meld the TV and the Internet.
  • Sony's latest OLED TV prototype is 1 millimeter thin

    Posted October 5, 2008 - 8:43 pm

    Sony has unveiled a prototype OLED (organic light emitting diode) television that's less than a millimeter thin -- that's one third the thickness of its current OLED television and a tenth that of its thinnest LCD (liquid crystal display) set.
  • Google, NBC make TV ad deal

    Posted September 9, 2008 - 9:57 am

    Google continued to expand its advertising reach Tuesday, announcing a deal with NBC Universal for advertising, research and technology, the companies said.
  • Yahoo comes to high-def TV screens in Japan

    Posted May 20, 2008 - 8:49 pm

    Japanese TV viewers could soon find something extra alongside the high-definition television channels on their sets' menus: a made-for-TV version of the Yahoo Japan portal.
  • Toshiba shows prototype TV running on Cell chip

    Posted January 11, 2008 - 10:47 am

    What happens when you take the powerful Cell microprocessor, the chip that sits at the heart of the PlayStation 3 games console, and put it to use inside a television? Toshiba demonstrated just such a TV at this week's International Consumer Electronics Show and the results are impressive.
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