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Apple TV refresh imminent as stock grows low

Apple TV refresh imminent as stock grows low

This week it appears more likely than ever that Apple will be refreshing its line of Apple TV units as stock has grown low not only here in the USA, but at international retailers as well. This refresh comes right on top of rumors that Apple will be releasing a new product at the start of March, this leading analysts to suggest not only an iPad refresh, but a release of a new iteration of Apple's Smart TV solution. Join us in searching for the last Apple TV units around the country as it appears that retailers such as Target, Best Buy, and Fry's Electronics all have the device listed as completely out of stock and the rumors of a new unit begin to fly.

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Samsung Display Company mulled as LCDs give way to OLED

Samsung Display Company mulled as LCDs give way to OLED

As Samsung's own money-losing business in flat-screen TVs heads from LCDs to the OLED market quicker than a jackrabbit, Samsung is thinking about spinning off it's LCD unit to act of its own accord. This move will create a new entity by the name of Samsung Display Company and will, Samsung hopes, make it much more competitive in the smashingly popular world of HDTVs. This move has not yet been approved by shareholders, but given that the 2011 operating loss for the company's LCD business was nearly $900 million, we can't imagine why they wouldn't consider such a thing.

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Samsung 2012 HDTV pricing leaks

Samsung 2012 HDTV pricing leaks

Samsung didn't hold back with new HDTVs at CES last month, and now pricing details for the bulk of the range - though not the coveted 55-inch OLED set - have emerged. The company is pushing voice and gesture control across a number of its smart TVs, and there are some premium prices to match as HDGuru's sources have illustrated. Figure on paying from $2,699 for the 46-inch 8000 Series with the interactive remote, 0.2-inch thick bezel and 3D support.

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Philips goes Smart TV crazy

Philips goes Smart TV crazy

Philips has outed its spring HDTV line-up, and smart TV has infiltrated all but the most budget sets while the company pushes ahead with its colorful Ambilight mood lighting system. The Philips 7000 and 6000 Series sit at the top of the range, with active and passive 3D support respectively, support for two-player full-screen gaming, and streaming from services like YouTube and Netflix. Full details after the cut.

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Best Buy customer survey asked about Apple HDTV

Best Buy customer survey asked about Apple HDTV

The rumors over the last several months have been swirling that Apple is hard at work on its first actual TV set. In rumors the TV set has been called the Apple ITV and simply the Apple TV. We still don't know what the official name will be, or even that Apple is actually working on the product. However, as with many Apple rumors, there is a good chance, the product is in the works. Best Buy has been running a consumer survey that pops up on its website for some viewers asking specifically about an Apple HDTV.

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Apple iTV pushed back as IGZO panels unready for shipment

Apple iTV pushed back as IGZO panels unready for shipment

It appears that both Samsung and LG are both keeping their panels to themselves this season as the Smart TV market fires up and Apple sets its sights on IGZO. Sources are speaking to the tune of Sharp being the next on the list for Apple to be looking to for Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide displays for their upcoming iTV production line. Meanwhile the competition in LG and Samsung, who've both provided parts to Apple in the past, are tipped to be holding back in this case to keep their HD Smart TVs strong in and of themselves.

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Vizio’s 21:9 58-inch Widescreen due March; 50- and 71-inchers in 2H 2012

Vizio’s 21:9 58-inch Widescreen due March; 50- and 71-inchers in 2H 2012

Vizio's first CinemaWide 21:9 Smart TV will go on sale in March, it's been confirmed, in time for the for the NCAA men's and women's March Madness basketball tournament. Priced earlier today at $3,499.99 for the 58-inch XVT 3D CinemaWide TrueLED XVT3D580CM, the new set will be the only model Vizio offers for several months, USA Today reports, with other sizes not expected until the second half of 2012.

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Vizio prices 58-inch 21:9 TV: $3.5k for home theater experience

Vizio prices 58-inch 21:9 TV: $3.5k for home theater experience

Vizio has confirmed pricing for its 21:9 aspect HDTVs, the Vizio XVT 3D CinemaWide TrueLED Smart TV, a 58-inch set whose name is almost as broad as its LCD panel. Announced at CES last month, the CinemaWide promises to deliver the authentic movie theater experience to your living room, with a 2560 x 1080 display, though it'll cost you more than a few boxes of popcorn: from $3,499, in fact.

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Apple in Smart TV component negotiations tips analyst

Apple in Smart TV component negotiations tips analyst

Apple television obsessed analyst Gene Munster claims the Cupertino company has entered negotiations with a "major TV component supplier" over the possibility of using its parts for the much-rumored smart TV. The supplier itself is unnamed, but the Piper Jaffray analyst claims to have been informed by employees that Apple had been in contact "regarding various capabilities of their television display components."

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Xbox 720 to go for Smart TV and Gaming separately

Xbox 720 to go for Smart TV and Gaming separately

Over the past month there's been a gushing of juicy rumors coming forth from the fountain head on the Xbox 720, most of them molding together to create one perfect machine set to dominate the gamine world come 2013. But the most interesting point is the newest: that there will be not one, but two new Xbox units coming down the chute. The first one will be no less than a fully functional monster of gaming, everything we'd ever hoped for in a Microsoft-made green beast of console-based power.

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