Archive for August, 2007

IFA 2007 – Samsung F9 70-inch LCD TV is biggest on sale with LED backlight

IFA 2007 – Samsung F9 70-inch LCD TV is biggest on sale with LED backlight

How big is your living room?  I only ask, because Samsung has seemingly set its sights on filling it with as much TV as possible.  With their new F9 range they've (for the moment, anyway) secured the title of "largest commercially available LCD with LED backlighting," with a screen size of either 52" or a behemoth 70", while the F8 range may only come in 40" or 46" but that's still plenty big.

 

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IFA 2007 – Sharp prompt gasps with 20mm LCD TV

IFA 2007 – Sharp prompt gasps with 20mm LCD TV

Sharp really pulled out the stops at IFA 2007 with some TVs so thin they'd drive a supermodel to organ removal.  Undoubtedly star of the show was a 20mm thick LCD Aquos prototype, encased in a sheet of glass, only 29mm at its thickest point and weighing a ridiculous 25kg.  Despite the lack of depth it was in no way lacking in the specs department; a 100,000:1 contrast ratio saw to that.

  

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IFA 2007 – Samsung’s SP-A800B 1080p DLP Projector

IFA 2007 – Samsung’s SP-A800B 1080p DLP Projector

If the latest 1080p DLP projector to join Samsung's range reminds me of anything, it's my great-uncle Gordon.  Not because he had a Texas Instruments DLP chip complete with a 10,000:1 contrast ratio and 24fps film mode, but because after a traumatic end-of-the-war champagne accident he was left as a grumpy looking cyclops.  Still, even the SP-A800B could bring a smile to his lips (well, what was left of them) thanks to such niceties as 1920x1080 resolution and 1000 ANSI Im brightness from the 300W bulb.

 

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