The phrase, "holy shit, this is a fantastic television," is bandied about far too often. In the case of the Panasonic 55-inch VT50 Plasma, it's spot on.
The Danish audiophiles at AIAIAI have what they say are the first ever sketches of a flatscreen TV—from 80 years ago. Beyond an amazing artifact, the drawing raises questions for today: can you really patent a shape?
If you've ever wanted to see a flatscreen TV's innards and how all its gizzards fit into the TV's supermodel-thin body—but you've never had the guts to do it yourself—Samsung has dissected it for you.
Altec Lansing enters the home theater market for the first time with its Powered Theater line, shipping in August. Designed to be big on sound and small on space, Powered Theater comes in two flavors: the advanced two-piece PT8051 or the bigger, single-piece PT7031. Thanks to their slim forms, the units should…