Samsung announced Tuesday that it has sold one million 3D TVs in the products' first six months on the market.
Sony Electronics showed a representative selection of models that its dealers will carry through the holiday sales season, at a Product Showcase in New York City Wednesday night. Here is a sampling of some of the planned introductions.
Samsung has revealed second-half product introduction and promotion plans for its 3D and connected-TV product categories that include release in Q3 of what it said will be the world’s largest 3D LED TV for the home – the 65-inch UN65C8000 ($5,999.99) – and it also formally unwrapped the world’s first 3D-capable Blu-ray portable player (BD-C8000; $499.99).
Panasonic is moving full speed into Summer 2010 with 3D, bolstering its commitment to the newest home entertainment experience by offering an array of plasma screen sizes, sound-enhancing accessories and showroom aids to support the tech story it is telling about its line of VIERA Full HD 3D TVs and its DMP-BDT350 3D Blu-ray player.
Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America is covering numerous fronts in the war for 3D brand dominance in the second half, broadening the market territory it has already staked out in big screens. The company is promoting models in its 3D DLP and LaserVue categories, and is emphasizing the sound-performance aspects of its Unisen LED LCD TV lines.
Brian David Johnson, a Consumer Experience Architect at Intel Corp., takes on a moving target – the evolution of entertainment and the forces that are constantly at work shaping that evolutionary path – as the big topic in his new book, Screen Future: The Future of Entertainment, Computing and the Devices We Love (Intel Press; hardcover; available July 21).
P&F, the Funai Electric subsidiary that is the exclusive North American licensee for Philips TVs and home theater products, took the wraps off its Wireless Media Connect technology, to be available in the Philips 7700 Series Eco TVs and BDP7320 flagship Blu-ray player this fall. The technology, unlike competitors’ IPTV sets whose content is limited to select sites, will permit wireless access to any content that may be accessed on a computer, said Philips Consumer Video Solutions director of marketing Keith Michael.