LG To Produce All the LCD Monitors with 5000:1 Contrast Ratio

Submitted by lalit on August 30, 2007 - 11:27am.

LG said at IFA that starting from September 1st all the LCD monitors produced in their fabs will have a contrast ratio of 5000:1. LG will be using Digital Fine Contrast technology to get the results. LG will launch two LCD monitors based on this technology the L227WT and L206WU. The L227WT will be a 22” monitor targeted at gamers and graphic designer. The monitor will reproduce 100% of the NTSC color spectrum and will have a 2ms response time. It will be available in November and price is yet not known. The second monitor 20” L206WU lets you connect up to six monitors at once via USB and it has a 2ms response time. It will be available in October and price is not known.

LG’s HS101 Portable LED Projector

Submitted by lalit on August 30, 2007 - 11:12am.

The HS101 is 1.7 pound LED DLP projector, which has a contrast ratio of 2000:1. The project has 800 X 600 resolution and 4:3 aspect ratio. The LED is rated for 20,000 hours. The project has DV, D-sub and DVI input and will be available for 799 EUR ($1090 US).

Nikon Announces Two New L-Series Cameras

Submitted by lalit on August 30, 2007 - 10:52am.

Nikon announced L14 and L15 cameras based on EXPEED image processor. Both the cameras have red-eye correction, D-lighting exposure correction, face recognition, 3X optical zoom and ISO up to 1000. The difference between the two cameras are that the L14 has 7-megapixel and 2.4”screen where are L15 has 8-megapixel and 2.8” screen. The L14 will cost $150 and the L15 will cost $180. Both cameras will be available in September.

Samsung’s Sexy SP-A800B DLP Projector

Submitted by lalit on August 30, 2007 - 10:30am.

This 1080p DLP projector is based on .95” DMD chip. It features 24 frames per second film mode. It has 2000 hours, 300W and 1000 lumens bulb that has contrast ratio of 10,000:1. Sp-A800B comes with two HDMI, one RGM, Two Component, S-Video and RS232. Date of availability and price is not known.

Intel Release Details About SoC Embedded Processor Tolapai

Submitted by lalit on August 30, 2007 - 10:17am.

Intel has released more technical details about its system-on-a-chip (SoC) processor called Tolapai. Tolapai will have 600MHz, 1GHz and 1.2GHz processors and each processor will have 148 million transistors. The TDP will be in range of 13 to 20 watts and the processors will be based on 65nm process. Intel envisions to use the processor in networking related embedded applications.

You can get more details about the processor on Ars Technica

Sony Releases NWZ-S610 Walkman

Submitted by lalit on August 30, 2007 - 9:44am.

According to Sony NWZ-S610 was designed with a younger demographic in mind. The player has 1.8” QVGA screen and includes FM tuner. The player has battery life of 9 hours for video and 33 hours for music. It support WMA, MP3, AAC, JPEG (image) and MPEG-4 (video) formats. The 2GB player comes in black, pink, red and silver colors and costs $120. The 4GB player comes in same colors as 2GB but will cost $160. The 8GB player comes in just black color and costs $210.

Sony Releases NWZ-A810 Walkman PMP

Submitted by lalit on August 30, 2007 - 9:32am.

The NWZ-A810 is Sony’s first PMP in US that can play video also. The NWZ-A810 has 2” QVGA LCD screen and support WMA, AAC and MP3 audio formats. The player also supports JPEG for photos and MPEG-4 (H.264/AVC) for video. The battery life on the player is 8 hours for video and 33 hours for music. The 2GB player comes in white, pink, black, blue and silver colors and will cost $140. The 4GB player comes in white, pink, black and silver colors and will cost $180. The 8GB player comes in just Black and Sliver and will cost $230. Why can’t they offer all the colors in all the capacities?

Sanyo’s 1080p Xacti DMX-HD1000

Submitted by lalit on August 30, 2007 - 9:17am.

According to Sanyo Xacti DMX-HD1000 is world’s smallest camcorder that can record 1080p. The camcorder records in HD/MPEG-4 AVC codec and can shoot for up to 2 hours on a single charge. It can also take 8-megapixel stills and has 10X optical zoom. Other features on the camcorder are 2.7” screen, HDMI out, SDHC support and 1/2.5 inch CMOS sensor. The camcorder can record 1 hour and 25 minutes of full HD recording on 8GB SDHC card. The camcorder will be available in Japan in September for about $1000.

Kodak Announces Three New Camera, HDTV Dock and Digital Picture Frame

Submitted by lalit on August 30, 2007 - 9:06am.

The Kodak EASYSHARE V1253 and V1233 are both 12-megapixel cameras with 3X zoom, face detection technology, image stabilization, and can shoot 720p video (30fps). The V1253 has 3.1” LCD screen and will cost $299 where as the V1233 has 2.5” LCD screen and will cost $249. Both the cameras are available now in retail stores. The high-zoom EASYSHARE Z812 is an 8-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization, ISO up to 3200, face detection technology, smart scene mode and 12x optical zoom. The camera is available now for $299.
Kodak also announced HDTV Dock, which connects to your HDTV for viewing pictures from Kodak cameras, SD cards and USB drives. The Dock comes with remote control to manage the slideshow. The HDTV Dock will be available in October for $99. The 10” digital picture frame SV1011 was also announced. The frame has 16:9 aspect ratio and 800 X 480 resolution. The frame has 128MB memory for storing image or video. The SV1011 will cost $199 and is available now.

Nikon’s Flagship Compact Digital Camera Coolpix P5100

Submitted by lalit on August 30, 2007 - 8:37am.

The P5100 is an update to P5000 and the camera employs the new EXPEED image processor. The camera has 12.1-megapixel sensor, 3.5X zoom, Optical image stabilization, ISO up to 3200 (at 5-megapixel), 2.5” LCD screen, manual focus, 26 shooting modes and 5 white balance settings. The camera supports SDHC and can records movie at 30 frames per seconds. The camera has in-built distortion correction which works real time to correct the live preview as well as stored images. The camera will be available in September for 299 pounds.