LG's EA93 monitor is claims to be the first 21:9 aspect ratio monitor the world has ever seen—which makes it a multitasker's wet dream.
Apple's successful iPhone 3GS launch might mean a new video format takes over the YouTubes of the world in the near future. They're calling it "tallscreen," and I wanted to know if you gave a hoot or not.
I don't know if we will ever see the 56-inch Philips Cinema 21:9 in the US, but if I didn't have a projector, I would totally fall for it. Even at the $7400 price tag just published in the UK.
Although the video itself, entitled Carousel, is pretty phenomenal, the premise is strange. It's supposed to be selling us on the idea that you NEED 21:9 to see some films correctly. Not quite.
Philips took the wraps off their 21:9 Cinema LCD in merry ol' England, confirming the renderings that circulated earlier this month. It does display 2.40:1 'scope with no letterboxing, but is that what you want?
This is kind of ridiculous. Philips's new 56-inch LCD, bound for Europe, is boasting a 21:9 aspect ratio-displaying a full anamorphic 2.40:1 frame without letterboxing. But what about watching TV?
A new patent from Nokia shows a pretty interesting new design: a full widescreen that can swivel behind a QWERTY keyboard so only half the screen is visible.
Over at Sound and Vision Mag they're asking exactly this question, and there's a lot of logic behind it. Current flat-screen TV tech favors the 16:9 (or 1.78:1) dimension ratio, but many movies are shot in Cinemascope 2.35:1, around 32% wider. That's why you still see letterboxing on your HDTV, or the frames are…
Here's the deal. Yesterday an advertisement was floating around showing a Nintendo DS that had bigger, wider screens. They didn't look quite 16x9 as the gaming blogs were claiming, and the whole ordeal could have been a pretty quick Photoshop blunder by a third party software designer. Anyway, a lot of people ended up…
Au, the company that brought us the rather sexy Infobar 2 has released a high-res widescreen phone in Japan that they claim has a 2000:1 contrast ratio. Manufactured by Sharp, the hot-pink number has a 2.8-inch Acquos screen, 240 x 400 resolution and this rather crazy 2000:1 contrast claim. You can find a mini-gallery…
The folks at Mio took the wraps off their latest GPS unit this morning, unveiling the new DigiWalker C520. The slick little unit sells for $399 and comes packed with everything from Bluetooth to a 4.3-inch widescreen LCD. Does it deserve a spot on your dashboard? Check out the gallery and our quick take after the jump.
CNet Asia has a pre-release sample of the iRiver X20, a widescreen portable media player that holds up the tradition of fine iRiver products. The screen on this baby is 2.2-inches and sharp as a rusty tack in your foot.
People waiting for the widescreen touch iPod may have something new from Oppo to tide them over. Their V5 is only 11mm (0.43 inches) thick and actually comes in a 16:9 ratio (unlike the iPhone). That's true widescreen on that 3-inch screen, if you're counting.
Here's a handset that'll only be available in Japan but we show it here to give you some perspective: the Hitachi W51H features a kick-ass screen with higher resolution than any other cellphone, putting together 480x800 pixels on its 2.9-inch display. Hey, that's 16:9, the aspect ratio of HDTV.
The iPhone isn't widescreen. Not true widescreen, at any rate. Careful analysis by CNet has shown that the iPhone's aspect ratio is 1.5:1 instead of we typically take widescreen to mean, 1.78:1 (16x9). This means that you'll have to have letterbox "real" widescreen programming in order to maintain the proper aspect…
An updated, larger, and wider version of the iZ3D Three-Dimensional gaming monitor we reviewed in September is being launched at CES. Along with an improved look—they went black from silver—there are slightly less nerdy-looking glasses as well. The new specs look like goggles from that weird undersea part in Star Wars…