LED TVs have become quite ubiquitous in the U.S. An abroad as more manufacturers focus on LED TV technology to produce most of their TVs. Sharp, LG, Samsung, Vizio, focus more of their money and attention on LED backlit LCD TVs than on other TV technologies. In fact, though LG and Samsung both produce plasma and LED TVs, more than 60% of their model series are LED backed LCDs.
That accounts for the reason that LED TVs are being produced in such large numbers. Over 65% of new TV modesl are LED backed LCD TVs. That appears to be the result primarily of these manufacturers to have a good competing technology in the marketplace.
Following are some of the highlights of some of the manufacturing technologies for 2011:
The Panasonic TV GT30 series features four models, the TC-P65GT30, a 65-inch class (64.7” measured diagonally); the TC-P60GT30, a 60-inch class (60.1 measured diagonally); the TC-P55GT30, a 55-inch class (55.1 measured diagonally ) and the TC-P50GT30, a 50-inch class (49.9” measured diagonally). The GT30 series features an Infinite Black 2 Panel; VIERA Connect, Wi-Fi ready with included LAN (through USB port); Skype Video/Voice calling; 3D VIERA Image Viewer™ to view JPEG 2D digital still images, 3D digital still images and both 2D & 3D HD video recorded on an SD Memory Card; DLNA compatibility; VIERA Link, PC input; four HDMI connections; three USB ports; THX certification3; fast switching phosphors and a 600Hz Sub-field Drive. The GT30 models will ship in the Spring of 2011, with pricing to be determined.
The Panasonic TV ST30 series contains six screen sizes, from 42-inches to 65-inches, to the Panasonic family of Full HD 3D HDTVs. Featured in this series are the TC-P65ST30, a 65-inch class (64.7” measured diagonally); TC-P60ST30, a 60-inch class (60.1” measured diagonally); TC-P55ST30, a 55-inch class (55.1” measured diagonally); TC-P50ST30, a 50-inch class (49.9” measured diagonally); TC-P46ST30, a 46-inch class (46”measured diagonally) and the TC-P42ST30, a 42” class (41.6”measured diagonally). The ST30 Full HD 3D HDTVs present a feature package that includes Infinite Black 2 Panel; VIERA Connect; Wi-Fi Ready with LAN (through USB port); Skype Video/Voice calling; 3D VIERA Image Viewer™ to view JPEG 2D digital still images, 3D digital still images and both 2D & 3D HD video recorded on an SD Memory Card; DLNA compatibility; VIERA Link; three HDMI connections; two USB ports; fast switching phosphors; 600Hz Sub-field Drive. The ST30 HDTVS will be available in Spring, 2011, with pricing to be determined.
Samsung LED TVs
The first thing you notice about the LED D8000 series is its barely visible 0.2″ brushed metal bezel, a fine line that subtly frames the rich content on the screen and enhances the TV’s light form factor. The D8000 Series continues the minimalist style of the award-winning C8000 Series and uses an improved Quad Stand to ensure ultimate harmony between the TV and its environment.
With a 240Hz refresh rate, 2 millisecond motion picture response time (MPRT) and improved LED backlight scanning, this CES Innovation Award honoree offers true-to-life 2D, 3D and HD images with outstanding clarity. In addition to the Ultra Clear Panel, the TV is the first to offer Micro Dimming Plus technologies to provide the richest, most lifelike pictures with deep blacks and pure whites.
The D8000 Series comes with Samsung’s new 3D glasses and Samsung’s innovative Touch Control that can also stream TV programs to its built-in 3″ LCD screen, almost like a second TV, even while a Blu-ray disc is being played on the TV.
The D8000 has a built-in Wi-Fi connection and many convenient ways to manage and display content through Samsung’s Smart Hub portal. The set can connect to other devices using DLNA or Samsung’s patented One Foot Connection technology.
Toshiba SLV411 TV Models – For those looking to cut down the clutter in their entertainment systems, the SLV411 Series of LED/DVD Combo TVs are ideal. The TVs feature a built-in sleek slot-loading DVD Player and 60Hz LED Panels with DynaLight™ technology. The SLV411 Series will be available in 720p resolution 19- and 32-inch diagonal screen sizes and a new 1080p resolution 24-inch diagonal screen size, starting in February 2011.
Toshiba SL415 TV Models – The new “Streaming Combo TV,” the SL415 Series features everything consumers need to get instant access to their favorite online content and social networking sites. Featuring built-in Wi-Fi and Net TV with Yahoo! Widgets, the SL415 include 60Hz LED panels with DynaLight™ technology and will be available with a 720p resolution 32-inch diagonal display and a new 1080p resolution 24-inch diagonal display, starting in the first quarter of 2011.
Toshiba SL412 TV Models – For those looking to step up to an affordable big screen LED TV from a standard CCFL model, the SL412 Series features a 1080p resolution CineSpeed LED Panel with DynaLight™ and ClearFrame 120Hz technology on 46-inch and larger screen sizes. The SL412 Series will be available in 40-, 46-, and 55-inch diagonal screen sizes, starting in March 2011.
Each AQUOS Quattron model features Sharp’s proprietary Quad Pixel Technology that adds the color Y (yellow) to the three colors of R (red), G (green), and B (blue) of the traditional television pixel structure. This technology enables the reproduction of colors that have been difficult to portray using conventional LCD displays, such as the brass color of musical instruments. The addition of the yellow sub-pixel also allows more light to pass through to the panel. Sharp’s advanced pixel control technology minimizes light leakage while offering a wider aperture to let more light through. The combination of these factors results in brighter, more vibrant images. This added brightness is particularly important for 3D images, enabling the Sharp’s 835 Series 3D LCD TVs, as well as the current 925 Series 3D LCD TVs, to compensate for the common problem of images becoming dark and dull when viewed through active shutter 3D glasses.