Thursday, January 14, 2010

Adding Y to RBG

As much hype at CES was all about 3D technology, I found that another important feature was completely overlooked, QuadPixel Technology.  Sharp has obviously done their homework on adding Yellow to the color range when they introduced this.  Quoting from their website "This four-primary-color video technology employs a four color filter, for the first time in the industry, that adds the color Y (yellow) to the three colors of R (red), G (green), and B (blue)".  In a nut shell, they will be able to produce a staggering 1 Trillion colors on their new Edge Lit LED line of TV's utilizing the new Yellow sub-pixel along with reproducing colors that have been difficult to portray using the conventional RGB format.  This will also allow for a more vivid picture with more detail.  The LE920UN series will be a QuadPixel Edge Lit 1080P LED with 240Hz and the LE820UN will also have QuadPixel Technology but running at 120Hz.  Look for a complete update from us as soon as these hit our showrooms along with a few remaining questions we still have regarding their color choice.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Diamond 800 series Speakers @ CES-2010

Bowers & Wilkins 800 series has offered legendary audio performance for decades. Now the Diamond 800 series builds on that legacy with vastly improved performance across the board and for the first time the inclusion of a diamond tweeter in every speaker in the seven model range.
Bowers & Wilkins is proud to announce the launch of the 800 Series Diamond. The first new incarnation of the legendary 800 Series in six years brings Bowers & Wilkins closer to the ultimate ambition of its founder, John Bowers; to create a transducer that truly neither adds to nor subtracts from the original signal.
Specially designed for the home, the 800 series offers levels of quality such that the most demanding recording and mastering studios in the world choose to use them. All 800 series get boosted by implementation of the famous diamond tweeter technology throughout the whole range, including the new 805 Diamond, a speaker that brings diamond tweeters into the range of more discerning listeners than ever before.
The new diamond 800 series increases efficiency and improves the dynamic range of the top-end performance. And with the implementation of a new dual magnet motor system, bass performance has also improved. Coupled with improvements in the crossover, B&W, once again takes the 800 series to a new level of performance.