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Samsung F8500 plasma wins shootout

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Samsung F8500 plasma wins shootout: The Samsung F8500 plasma has been selected as the winner of the annual Flat Panel Shootout in a closely-fought battle with two Panasonic flagships. In the event's most closely fought battle in years, the Samsung PNF8500 series plasma TV emerged as the winner of the annual New York Flat Panel Shootout. It narrowly defeated the Panasonic VT60 and ZT60 series plasmas in the final voting by the public in attendance. The event, in its ninth year, included a field of three Panasonic TVs (ZT60, VT60, and WT60 LED), two Samsungs (the PNF8500 plasma and UNF8000...

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Samsung 2012 Models - Just Updated!

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SAMSUNG'S GROUNDBREAKING 2012 MODELS PUSH THE ENVELOPE OF VIDEO DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY -Samsung has released the pricing on its line of new 2012 LCD and plasma TVs, many of which boast an enhanced Smart TV suite of apps and services and some new ways to control the TV, as well as 3D. In addition, many step-up models will also get a performance boost thanks to new dual-core processors that allow the TV to multitask: For example, you can toggle back and forth between a movie and an app that can run simultaneously. And the entire line of Internet-capable sets now get...

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THE "ANALOG SUNSET"

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THE "ANALOG SUNSET” As of January 1, 2011 all Blu-ray Disc players made and sold going forward will not be able to pass high definition video (720p, 1080i, or 1080p) via Component Video outputs. This is referred to as the "Analog Sunset" (not be confused with the previous DTV Transition from analog to digital TV broadcasting). What this means is that if you have an older HDTV, video projector, or home theater receiver that does not have HDMI or DVI-HDCP connections, you will no longer be able to access high definition resolution from a Blu-ray Disc player, if the player...

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HDMI

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Quick Guide: HDMI and HDMI cables What is HDMI? HDMI stands for High-Definition Multimedia Interface, and that's a pretty good description of what it is. In layman's terms, HDMI is a type of digital connection that's capable of transmitting high-definition video and high-resolution audio over a single cable. To do the same thing with analog cables, you'd need to connect three component-video cables plus six analog audio cables--that's a whole lot of cable clutter. HDMI is typically used to connect a high-definition device--such as an HD DVR--to an HDTV. To make the connection, you simply put one end of the...

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1080p Televisions

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1080p TV What are 1080p televisions? 1080p televisions feature the hottest, newest generation of High Definition technology. Setting new standards in the world of High Definition TVs, 1080p is in a class by itself. The 1080 refers to the picture resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. The "p" stands for progressive scanning, the process that maximizes picture quality by “drawing” the image 60 times per second. All 1080p televisions have the capacity to accept signals of this magnitude. Most High Definition televisions today can accept 720p or 1080i resolution. The newest 1080p televisions deliver approximately twice the resolution of 720p....

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