Don't Mess with DVD Upscaling Foreplay, Just Buy Blu-ray

The high definition scientists over at HD Guru make a possibly obvious but nevertheless important point. You should not buy a DVD upscaler—though not for the reason you think. It's not because DVD upscaling doesn't bring some benefit to watching DVDs on HDTVs; it's because most TVs are upscaling already. » 11/03/08 4:00pm 11/03/08 4:00pm

SkyV Skylights Bring HD Virtual Nature Into Your Windowless World

Imagine being able to install a skylight into your gloomy, windowless office—even if it is located on the 10th floor of a 20 story building. One way to achieve this would be to install faux skylights with LED backlighting » 11/03/08 12:30pm 11/03/08 12:30pm—but stationary images take away from the illusion. On the other hand, SkyV skylights utilize…

Samsung Shows Off Giant 40-inch OLED HDTV

Way back in 2005, Samsung technically showed off a 40-inch OLED screen. We didn't want to be rude and say anything at the time, but it wasn't sporting HD resolution and the contrast ratio was a measly 5,000:1. Now Samsung is showing off their new 40-inch OLED (that's a mere 8.9mm thick), and needless to say, its specs… » 10/30/08 10:51am 10/30/08 10:51am

2008 Is the Year When HDTV Defeats Standard Definition

While high HDTV prices may have made this day seem improbable, iSuppli is reporting that HDTV shipments have outpaced SDTV shipments in 2008. And iSuppli doesn't see HDTV growth slowing any time soon, ballooning by a compound annual growth rate of 20% through 2012 when an estimated 241.2 million HDTVs will ship. By… » 10/24/08 10:40am 10/24/08 10:40am

New HP Notebooks Boast Hi-Def 16:9 Screens

HP has dropped two notebooks catering to portable home theater addicts. Both computers run Windows Vista SP1 and come with Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 processors, Nvidia GeForce 9600M graphics chips, 4GB DDR2 RAM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a DVD±R/RW drive. The HDX16 has a 16-inch 1366x768 pixel Brightview display and comes… » 9/16/08 12:01am 9/16/08 12:01am

Amazon Video-On-Demand Official on Sony's Bravia Internet Video Link,…

We've been bringing you news on Sony's Bravia Internet Video Link for ages (it's that net-connected, wired, Bravia-TV compatible movie-player device » 9/11/08 8:00am 9/11/08 8:00am) and now Sony's announcing official support for 's Video on Demand service. So you'll have "tens of thousands of premium movies and TV shows" for the device, and more…