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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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LG scolded by NAD, Samsung, Sony for false advertising

LG scolded by NAD, Samsung, Sony for false advertising

Both Sony and Samsung have come to the National Advertising Division to raise claims that LG's current line of advertising for their 3D televisions is based on unfair claims and should be ended immediately. The decision came down on the 26th of January from NAD that they recommend that because the advertising does not hold up to their standards, the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus would have LG discontinue advertising claims made for their Cinema 3D Television and 3D glasses. In both cases, it seemed that not only did LG not perform fair tests to attain these claims, they were not entirely truthful in their final write-ups of what they found.

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Toshiba 4k2k glasses-free 3D TV hits volume production ahead of Q1 US debut

Toshiba 4k2k glasses-free 3D TV hits volume production ahead of Q1 US debut

Mass production of Toshiba's 55-inch glasses-free 4k2k 3D TV has already begun, according to supply chain tipsters, with the pixel-plentiful panels at the heart of the oversized sets already winging their way from display specialists AUO. The new TV is expected to launch sometime this quarter, Toshiba has said, and it's AU Optronics supplying the panel rather than a homegrown Toshiba LCD, according to Chinese language press as DigiTimes reports.

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LG OLED TV mass-production in July as Q4 panel losses narrow

LG OLED TV mass-production in July as Q4 panel losses narrow

LG Display will begin mass-production of its large-scale OLED panels, such as those used in the 55-inch OLED HDTV the company demonstrated at CES earlier this month, in July 2012. CFO Jeong Ho-young confirmed the production plans after LG Display revealed its Q4 2011 financial results, Korean site Asia Economies reports, with the line capable of up to 48,000 panels per month.

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Apple TV still a hobby, says Tim Cook

Apple TV still a hobby, says Tim Cook

Apple TV has long been considered a hobby by the late Steve Jobs and it still is for the Cupertino company, which reported spectacular earnings today for fiscal Q1 2012. During the earnings call, CEO Tim Cook revealed that 1.4 million units of the Apple TV were sold in this past quarter, a record for the device. But, it still remains very much a hobby for the company, although one that Cook says he can't live without.

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Hitachi moves LCD TV production away from Japan

Hitachi moves LCD TV production away from Japan

Hitachi and many of the other LCD TV firms in the tech world are having a hard time making the money the segment once turned. The problem is that the purchase of TVs is sagging, and the industry is still recovering in the wake of the price fixing fines that totaled hundreds of millions of dollars. Hitachi has announced today that it will be moving its LCD TV production outside of Japan.

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