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Lenovo to begin pre-orders for Smart TV in China

Lenovo to begin pre-orders for Smart TV in China

One thing that attendees of CES 2012 couldn’t escape from was the rise of the Smart TV. Various manufacturers like Samsung and LG showed off what they’re hoping will reignite television sales, with some sets running Android and offering a variety of apps and custom content. One surprising addition to the TV market is Lenovo, who will begin taking pre-orders shortly for their own Smart TV, the K71.

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Samsung 2012 Smart TVs with voice control shipping now

Samsung 2012 Smart TVs with voice control shipping now

The folks at Samsung have announced that they're now shipping all announced models of their 2012 Smart TV lineup, all of them Plasma TVs and working with gesture and voice control. With these televisions, ranging in size from 43-inches all the way up to a massive 64-inches, you'll be able to use your Smart Touch Remote as well as Smart Wireless Keyboard and stay completely up to date with the software of tomorrow with Samsung's own Smart Evolution feature. AllShare Play for connectivity with ease across all of your Samsung smart products and dual-core CPUs powering each of these monsters all but completes the awesome 2012 Smart TV offering from Samsung.

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Sceptre offers next gen eco friendly 40-inch LCD TV

Sceptre offers next gen eco friendly 40-inch LCD TV

If you're in the market for a new TV that is cheap and green, Sceptre has a new product that fits the bill. The TV is called the X409BV-FHD and falls into the 40-inch category, but has a 38.5-inch viewable image. The set is compliant with the stringent Energy Star 5.3 guidelines so it costs only about $14 a year to run. The TV also has other important features to go along with the energy efficiency.

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Apple Television talk reignites with Sharp patent overlap

Apple Television talk reignites with Sharp patent overlap

Long-standing rumors of a standalone Apple TV set continue to percolate, with suggestions that Foxconn parent Hon Hai's display deal with Sharp, along with fresh Apple panel patents, lend weight to the HDTV whispers. The Cupertino company is apparently working on an advancement of Fringe Field Switching (FSS) systems suitable for HDTV-scale panels, with Patently Apple flagging up a recently granted patent for the TFT LCD display technology. FSS is currently used in Apple's smaller devices, and relies on IPS display technology of which Sharp is a notable patent holder.

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Sharp reveals 2012 AQUOS TV lineup

Sharp reveals 2012 AQUOS TV lineup

The folks at Sharp are this week revealing their 2012 lineup for televisions and it's the AQUOS brand they'll be sticking with for units ranging from a modest 42-inches all the way up to the gigantic 80-inch flagships. This lineup will bring the 5 and 6-series AQUOS LCD TVs with the relatively small 42-inch LC-42LE540U at $900 up to the 70-inch LC-70LE640U which will ring in at $3,000. Up on the higher end side of things you'll see the flagship 80-inch LC-80LE844U 3D TV for just a bit more: $6,000 MSRP.

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Apple iTV components shipping to suppliers, due for Q4 launch

Apple iTV components shipping to suppliers, due for Q4 launch

Ready for yet another Apple television rumor? Good. According to a new report from analyst Peter Misek, Apple’s television is expected to enter production in May or June, and will launch in the fourth quarter of this year. Supposedly “specialty components” have begun shipping from Asia that would allow Apple to finally build the mythical and mysterious high-definition television.

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Apple TV 1080p refresh announced for March 16

Apple TV 1080p refresh announced for March 16

This week Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that Apple TV will be refreshed with a new device that supports 1080p video, this standard also set for the iTunes movie store as well. As Cook noted, "we're also announcing that movies and TV shows in the iTunes store support 1080p HD. They are absolutely incredible quality." In addition it was announced that Apple TV would get a software upgrade, presenting a "new streamlined user interface" as well as iTunes Match support.

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Apple iPad 3 event: We’re in, join the liveblog!

Apple iPad 3 event: We’re in, join the liveblog!

It's time to begin Apple's latest and greatest event here starting in just a moment on SlashGear via our liveblog portal at http://live.slashgear.com/. We'll be blogging the whole event through our liveblogging portal as well our main news feed which you can filter by heading to our official Apple portal as well. We're expecting the next generation iPad, either called iPad HD or iPad 3, and some updates to Apple TV or iTV, whichever it'll be called when we see it. Stay tuned!

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Samsung 2012 HDTV range priced and detailed

Samsung 2012 HDTV range priced and detailed

The high definition 2012 line of LED TVs from Samsung have been revealed, and everything from the massive 65-inch ES8000 all the way down to the 26-inch EH4000 are up for grabs throughout the year. With only 6 out of a vast list of new models being TBA for availability time, we've got so many features to look forward to with Smart TV integration with LED brightness that your head will spin. Prices on this giant line of televisions ranges from $329.99 all the way up to $5,099.99, and that again is for the 65-inch model without an availability estimation.

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