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Hitachi affordable 720p HD 4.5-inch smartphone display outed

Hitachi affordable 720p HD 4.5-inch smartphone display outed

True HD smartphones could become more common and more affordable in the near future, with Hitachi announcing a new 4.5-inch IPS LCD panel running at 1280 x 720. The amorphous silicon-based TFT promises to be cheaper than existing high-res smartphone panels, which have generally used low-temperature polysilicon (LTPS) to bypass issues with the extra wiring necessary for 720p HD and above resolutions. It's a panel fit for Apple, indeed, running at a Retina Display besting 329ppi.

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3M invests in innovative LCD maker Pixel Qi

3M invests in innovative LCD maker Pixel Qi

3M and Pixel Qi Corp have announced that 3M is investing money into Pixel Qi. Exactly how large of an investment 3M made is not known at this time. The hope is that with 3M's display prowess and name the investment will accelerate the growth and development of the cool Pixel Qi screens that are very easy to read in direct sunlight and indoors.

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Samsung Reported as Top TV Brand in North America 1st Half of 2011

Samsung Reported as Top TV Brand in North America 1st Half of 2011

When you're the king of anything, it's important that other people understand and know that you're the king. When you're Samsung, and you're the king of television sales in North America over the first half of 2011, the people that are going to know about it, especially when it comes to investigating the legitimacy of such a claim, are DisplaySearch, Quixel Research, and iSuppli. Together they've produced findings today that tell a story that can only be construed one way: if you're an avid consumer, Samsung is more than likely sitting in your living room displaying all of your HDMI-converted content through a gigantic screen TV right this minute.

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Samsung MV800 Point-and-Shoot Official [Video]

Samsung MV800 Point-and-Shoot Official [Video]

The folks at Samsung have revealed a whole slew of new items this week at IFA 2011, here a camera whose form factor they let us know has "literally flipped." You'll be working with Samsung's next step in their DualView line, this camera with a 16.2-megapixel rating and a pivoting 3-inch flip-out LCD touchscreen. You'll be glad this sort of ability didn't get lost with the past generation of similar pivoting screens here as this is the first real nice point-and-shoot to feature one in a LCD that's truly able to bring you a unique and portable experience.

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LG slashes capital expenditures thanks to sagging demand for TVs and Notebooks

LG slashes capital expenditures thanks to sagging demand for TVs and Notebooks

LG has announced that it is slashing the investment plan it has for capital expenditures for 2012 to a three year low. The cut in expenditure is a sign that the demand for flat screen TVs and computers is sagging. We already knew this from the poor sales of notebooks at some of the major makers. LG also announced that it has no plans to build a new LCD factory in 2012.

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Intertek tests AH-IPS LCD versus AMOLED for performance

Intertek tests AH-IPS LCD versus AMOLED for performance

One of the biggest improvements for the iPhone 3GS to the iPhone 4 was the screen. The AH-IPS panel that the iPhone 4 uses is much better than the older screens. A company called Intertek has pitted a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display from the Galaxy S2 against a 4.5-inch AH-IPS Display like the one Apple uses on the iPhone. The IPS display has 720 x 1280 resolutions at 392 ppi with the Super AMOLED at 480 x 800.

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Sony WhiteMagic double-bright LCD eyes cameras and phones

Sony WhiteMagic double-bright LCD eyes cameras and phones

Sony's latest LCD display isn't going to revolutionize your desktop or home entertainment experience, but it might just blind you if you surreptitiously check your phone in bed. The 3-inch White Magic panel doubles brightness by adding a fourth, white pixel to each RGB cluster: that pixel - along with some image processing tech - can be used to boost outdoor visibility or, in a power saving mode, provide regular LCD performance but at half the energy draw.

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Dell UltraSharp U2412M 24-inch IPS display sells for $399

Dell UltraSharp U2412M 24-inch IPS display sells for $399

Dell is mostly known for its laptop computers and it has a bunch of accessories for laptops and desktops too. Dell has a new display for computer users that is packed with tech called the UltraSharp U2412M. The screen is large with a panel measuring in at 24-inches. The panel has a 16:10 aspect ratio and uses IPS tech along with an LED backlight.

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Hitachi shows off new 4.5-inch 3D glasses-free LCD for mobile devices

Hitachi shows off new 4.5-inch 3D glasses-free LCD for mobile devices

Hitachi has announced a new small screen that is sure to find its way onto smartphones and other portable gadgets in the coming months. The new screen is 4.5-inches wide and supports 3D content. The screen needs no glasses for viewing the 3D content either and it has HD resolution so you can watch the HD content you like too. That HD resolution is as interesting as the 3D tech to me.

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