Panasonic's 65VX100U Premiere Kuro-Killing Plasma Reviewed (Verdict:…

Just yesterday we got our first taste of Panasonic's new TH-65VX100U plasma technology, which features specs that meet or exceed Pioneer's Kuro. Our initial impressions were extremely positive, but Gary at HD Guru managed to get his hands on an early production sample for a closer look, and he too was impressed. In… » 9/05/08 5:52pm 9/05/08 5:52pm

Twelve of CEDIA's Most Beautifully Expensive Audiophile Speakers

Put simply, CEDIA is a trade show that trains its attendees to prep a home for MTV Cribs. Simple as that. So as a result, the audiophile gear on display is a sight (and an expenditure) to behold. Especially if your Cribs client prefers speakers that cost more than some small countries' GDPs in their champagne room to… » 9/05/08 1:00pm 9/05/08 1:00pm

Panasonic 65VX100U Premiere Plasma Is a Kuro Killer?

Tonight in Denver, Panasonic revealed its newest plasma technology, the 65" custom-install-only VX100 monitor, whose specs meet or beat Pioneer's hallowed Kuro. That means 60,000:1 contrast ratio with 7,160 shades of gradation for visible detail in the darker shadows. At 65 inches, you will pay $10,000 a panel, but… » 9/04/08 8:52pm 9/04/08 8:52pm

iPhone: The Home Automation Remote Killer

There are already a few home automation iPhone apps in the store, but here at CEDIA it's clear that all of the home automation heavies have definitely discovered the obvious: the iPhone makes for a great universal touchscreen remote for everything from your AC to your living room blinds to your music collection. And… » 9/04/08 6:15pm 9/04/08 6:15pm

Chi Lin's Liquid-Cooled LED Projector Has 6-Year Lamp Life, Expertly…

Taiwanese OEM Chi Lin is claiming the world's first liquid-cooled, LED-lit 1080p projector here at CEDIA using TI's latest DLP chipset. The liquid-cooled RGB LED light source is rated at 50,000 hours-5.7 years of continuous runtime-and spits out 128% of NTSC's color set and a 100,000:1 contrast ratio at sizes up to… » 9/04/08 1:38pm 9/04/08 1:38pm

Sony VAIO RT All-In-One PC Is A 25.5" Widescreen, HDMI-Filled, Video…

The VAIO RT is Sony's beast of an all-in-one PC, an "extra-widescreen" (read: 16:9) 25.5" display, created with designers and video editors in mind. It's big feature is that it not only has an HDMI-in port in order to work with HD content, but it also has an HDMI-out, for connecting a second monitor. Other features… » 9/03/08 7:00pm 9/03/08 7:00pm

Sony Ultra-Thin KLV-40ZX1M and 240Hz KDL-52XBR7 LCD HDTVs Getting…

Just like we spied earlier today, Sony's two baddest IFA LCD TVs—the 9.9mm-thin KLV-40ZX1M LCD (above) and the 200Hz Motionflow Z4500 (below, known as the KDL-52XBR7 at 240Hz here in the US, due to our 30fps broadcasts vs. Europe's 25fps)—are both getting an official US rollout here at CEDIA. Jesus got a chance to… » 9/03/08 7:00pm 9/03/08 7:00pm