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Friday, July 12, 2013

Sony tries to solve problem of missing 4k content

Ultra TVs with their 4k resolution are a hard sell.

After all, there’s not a lot of media content to watch on these super-high resolution televisions.

Sony aims to address that with their new media player. It comes with ten 4k res movies, and you can download new content direct from Sony. Sony is hoping this will entice you to make the leap to the new format.

Read more here: http://news.consumerreports.org/electronics/2013/07/sony-launches-fmp-x1-4k-ultra-hd-media-player-4k-service-to-follow.html

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Service Care TV & Appliance Repair's Vice President, Toxey McDavid
Posted by Toxey McDavid at 12:13 PM
Categories: Sony, Television, TV

Sunday, April 28, 2013

New ultra hd TVs (4k) soon to be offered at more... reasonable prices.

Sony, Vizio, Westinghouse and a few more brands are planning to release some smaller ultra hd TVs at lower prices. They’re still expensive, and there is the concern about lack of content, but it’s starting to get more interesting.

Read more here: http://feedly.com/k/YHskrw

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Service Care TV & Appliance Repair's Vice President, Toxey McDavid
Posted by Toxey McDavid at 11:58 AM
Categories: Sony, Television

Friday, March 15, 2013

Sony's new 84-inch XBR-84X900 Ultra HD TV

Consumer Reports spent some in-depth time checking out the Sony’s 84-inch XBR-84X900 Ultra HD TV.

It’s big and beautiful, and Sony seems to be doing what they can to make up for the lack of content for 4K TVs.

Of course, there used to be very limited content for HD televisions, and that caught up nicely.

http://feedly.com/k/Zap8TA

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Service Care TV & Appliance Repair's Vice President, Toxey McDavid
Posted by Toxey McDavid at 7:58 AM
Categories: Sony, Television

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Toshiba to halt domestic television production, as has Hitachi

In light of falling prices (and falling profits), electronics giant Toshiba has halted domestic production of televisions and will focus on more profitable ventures with an eye to double their operating profit by 2014-2015.

Together, Toshiba and Samsung dominate the world market for NAND Flash chips, many of which are used in Apple iPhones.

Read the entire article here: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/17/us-toshiba-idUSBRE84G09Z20120517

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Service Care TV & Appliance Repair's Vice President, Toxey McDavid
Posted by Toxey McDavid at 5:47 PM
Categories: Apple, LCD, Panasonic, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Televisions, Toshiba

Sony and Panasonic might team up to make OLEDs, and prices may fall quicker

This is just in the discussion phase, but these two long-time rivals might be considering this desperate measure to combat Korea's dominance in the television market, and to prevent them from being left behind in the burgeoning OLED market.

Hopefully this won't lead to more losses due to underpriced products, but the consumer will win either way (at least in the short term).

Read more here: http://www.digitaltrends.com/home-theater/unexpected-sony-and-panasonic-partnership-could-see-the-price-of-oled-tvs-quickly-fall/

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Service Care TV & Appliance Repair's Vice President, Toxey McDavid
Posted by Toxey McDavid at 5:28 PM
Categories: LED TV, LG, OLED, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, Televisions

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Hilarious article title includes "Asian giants wrestle"

I would post this article because of the content about televisions and the new OLED, and also because of the references to several brands that we service like LG, Samsung, Sony, Panasonic, Toshiba and Sharp.

But it's the title of the article that I keep enjoying:

"Analysis: As technology shifts, Asian giants wrestle for TV control"

For someone with my imagination, I am picturing giant asians wrestling over a huge remote control, and hopefully now you are, too.

P.S. It's a very informative article on the subject.

Enjoy: Analysis: As technology shifts, Asian giants wrestle for TV control

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Service Care TV & Appliance Repair's Vice President, Toxey McDavid
Posted by Toxey McDavid at 4:23 PM
Categories: LCD, LG, OLED, Panasonic, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Televisions, Toshiba

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Google teams up with LG, Samsung, Sony and Vizio for try #2 at Google TV

In this Yahoo! article, we learn that Google TV is back for a second try, and it's supposed to be faster, better, stronger than before.

Check it out on our Facebook page, and while you are there, please LIKE us. :)

Here's the link: http://www.facebook.com/Service.Care/posts/232299930212333

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Service Care TV & Appliance Repair's Vice President, Toxey McDavid
Posted by Toxey McDavid at 9:32 AM
Categories: Google TV, LG, Samsung, Sony, Vizio

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi form JV Japan Display

Combined with a Japanese government-funded group (INCJ), these three major manufacturers have joined forces to produce small and medium-sized LCD touchscreens for automobile and mobile markets.

Apparently this venture is 70 percent owned by INCJ, and has reduced their workforce by about 1,400.

Read more here: Full cNet article

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Service Care TV & Appliance Repair's Vice President, Toxey McDavid
Posted by Toxey McDavid at 10:52 AM
Categories: Hitachi, LCD, Sony, Toshiba

Samsung gains serious lead in LCD TV sales competition

The top 5 sales leaders for fourth quarter 2011 were (in order from highest to lowest):

Samsung - 23.6%

Vizio - 15.4%

LG - 12.4%

Sony - 8%

Toshiba - 7.8%

Of course, it should be kept in mind that in a previous post we listed how LCD sales are flattening in the U.S., so this is sales shares of a shrinking market.

Read more about the LCD sales leaders here: click to read article on DealerScope

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Service Care TV & Appliance Repair's Vice President, Toxey McDavid
Posted by Toxey McDavid at 10:42 AM
Categories: LCD, LG, Samsung, Sony, Televisions, Toshiba, Vizio

Monday, February 27, 2012

Sony 4k Video Projector, Black Diamond, unveiled on video.

I'm sure it looks even better in person, but Sony and Screen Innovations have a video of the impressive quality of this 4k projector:

Watch the video here: http://www.dealerscope.com/article/sony-screen-innovations-show-4k-projection-system-25029182#

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Service Care TV & Appliance Repair's Vice President, Toxey McDavid
Posted by Toxey McDavid at 2:49 PM
Edited on: Wednesday, March 07, 2012 3:57 PM
Categories: Sony

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Samsung going OLED, spinning off LCD production

Samsung, Sony, Panasonic and Sharp have all experienced losses in the LCD production market.

With LCD sales dramatically flagging, and stiff competition from Chinese manufacturers, Samsung plans to concentrate on the newest TV technology, OLED.

Read more here: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/20/us-samsung-idUSTRE81J05L20120220?feedType=RSS&feedName=technologyNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2FtechnologyNews+%28News+%2F+US+%2F+Technology%29

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Service Care TV & Appliance Repair's Vice President, Toxey McDavid
Posted by Toxey McDavid at 7:58 AM
Edited on: Wednesday, March 07, 2012 3:58 PM
Categories: LCD, OLED, Panasonic, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Televisions

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Samsung and Sony pondering the future of LCD production

In the face of high costs and lower profitability, both Samsung and Sony are considering their options in regards to the future of LCD production for the television business.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-57377239-17/samsung-considering-options-for-lcd-business-spinoff-possible/

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Service Care TV & Appliance Repair's Vice President, Toxey McDavid
Posted by Toxey McDavid at 9:04 AM
Edited on: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 9:09 AM
Categories: LCD, Samsung, Sony, Televisions