LG’s $12,000 OLED TV

LG LogoLG bills its OLED screens as “The Ultimate Display” and Don Baine takes a look to see if the claim holds up.

LG’s OLED TVs are stunning on so many levels – the slimness of the screen, the thinness of the bezel, the curved screen with 3D, the blackness of the blacks, brightness of the colours and finally the price. At $12,000 for a 55″ screen, it’s not cheap, but it is the ultimate display.

If you’ve got the cash, you can pre-order now with availability expected in the US from mid-March.

Interview by Don Baine, the Gadget Professor.

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LG Releases More Info on OLED TV for CES

You may have seen the news and pictures floating around the internet the past few days of the LG 55 inch OLED TV that they plan to show at CES.  Now some more information has been released about this ultra-thin beauty.  Before you get too excited and start pulling out your wallet, the TV is only a prototype and it will be unveiled at a private, media-only event.

This is the largest OLED TV yet produced.  In a blog post to their UK website yesterday LG claimed that, “By incorporating the company’s 4-Color Pixels and Color Refiner features with LG Display’s advanced OLED (organic light-emitting diode) panels, LG OLED TV generates the most natural colors of any TV set at a much lower price point than could have been achieved using the standard manufacturing process.”

LG claims that this TV has been produced at a significantly lower cost than past OLED TV’s.  They are also claiming an infinite contrast ratio, the utmost clarity and sharpness, and color capabilities that are “technically impossible with LED and LCD display panels”.  They also claim the display is 1,000 times faster than traditional LED and LCD displays.  The TV will be unveiled at CES on January 9th at 8pm.

New Sony DSLR SLT-A77, A65, NEX-7 Makes my Mouth Drool

Sony SLT A77

Sony SLT A77

Sony announced some new DSLR cameras today. All three working at 24.3MP and using the APS-C format. Announced as the SLT-A77, SLT-A65 and NEX-7, these new DSLR cameras will contain fixed translucent mirrors, full manual focus and exposure override.

The SLT-A77 is made of a magnesium-alloy that is touted as weatherproof. It can capture in JPG and RAW formats (12 frames a second) – as well as HD AVCHD video in 60p/60i/24p – up to 29 minutes per video.

Other features of the SLT-A77 include 19-point /11 cross AF system, ISO sensitivity, built in GPS for geo-tagging and dual memory card slots for larger photo shoots.

The Sony Alpha A65 also has the 24.2 MP APS-C imaging sensor and shoots at 10 fps. It has a 15 point AF system and three cross sensors. The NEX-7 also has a 24.2 MP APS-C sensor and 921,000-dot tiltable LCD (with 2.3 million dot OLED viewfinder) screen. It has a slimmer case (more like a point-and-shoot with replaceable lenses).

All three will be sold at B&H only at launch.  The SLT-A77 starts at $1,399.99. The A65 is at $899.99 and the NEX-7 is at $1,199.

Recom Technologies Programmable LCD Video Name Tags

Sean and Lynn from Recom Technologies demonstrate the programmable LCD video name tags. The name tags use OLED screens and have two gigabytes of internal memory that can be accessed via USB. The video name tag sells for $198 and can be purchased from their website.

Interview by Andy McCaskey of SDR News and Esbjorn Larsen of MrNetCast.com.

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GNC-2010-04-29 #571 Mophie.com Object of my Tirade

Do not ever buy any charging device from Mophie. I explain in my show tonight on how this is the worst designed after-market i Phone charger and my experience with three failed units. Listen to learn how to win a Roku. We will give another one away next week. Next show will be recorded in Albuquerque New Mexico.

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UK Technology Policy Debate
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Listener shares his Apps on his phone.
Inflatable Booster Seat.
Create your Online School.
Online Tattoo Simulator.
Digital Makeup Mirror.
Incredible ISS Pictures.
Aliens = No Contact.

Show Links:
Oil Everywhere!
Water from Space.
Progress to ISS.
Chile wins big Telescope.
Sony TV’s with Intel Inside.
HP and Palm good match or bad?
Steve Jobs Talks Down Flash.
TomTom to save itself with Apps?
T-Mobile and Bandwidth Caps.
No Tethering yet from AT&T?
Space Balloon – 1 SUV – 0
No G’s for the iPhone.
Hotel Wi-Fi Ratings.
Gov’t Request and Google.
Thats my iPhone story and i’m sticking to it.
1 Million dollars for rights to cell Mobile ads to iPhone?
Is Facebook the New Mob?
40 Uses for Floppies.
2nd Chrome Patch Available.
NASA says no Life on Mars, Yet.
Gov. Palin email trial deadlocked.
OLED used for Infrared?
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iPad 3g Pricing!
Polaroid Lives.
Spirit sets a Record!
College Students Attendance Tracked!
Windows 7 Worst Features.

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GNC-2010-02-18 #553 Live in Texas

Probably advisable not to be in the Ustream chat with a pizza handle, I will ban you. He folks hopefully this show encoded ok the last one had some issues. I replaced it but not before about 25,000 of you had downloaded it. Lots of tech tonight and some stimulating questions for you to respond to.

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Pay for goods on Facebook with Paypal.
Google buys and kills Remail?
School Spied on kids with Laptop Webcams?
Jobs says Flash is to power hungry?
BSOD during last Tuesday patches? You have a Trojan on your PC!
Advanced testing to get kids Graduated by 10th grade?
Don’t spam a Judge!
Australian Copyright Industry has it backwards!
Patent Shell Company Game!
NBC delayed Telecast causes spoilers!
YouTube allows blocking of content to set top boxes?
NY Times $20-30 for iPad edition :)
Your P2P files not subject to search warrant!
What a View!
Next Shuttle mission delayed!
Is that a Wi-Fi signal in your Sim Card?
256gb USB Stick?
NEC does 16gbps USB 3.0 Connection.
Entourage Delayed!
HP Slate to be Cheaper then iPad?
Inside Olympics Mission Control.
Orange Peel = Ethanol
Windows Phone 7 Strategy!
Andromeda Images x3
Should Google Apologize?
Time Warner Pricing out of Site!
Netflix and watch Instantly!
Smartmobs is this not the truth!
iPad Shippments!
WordPress has short outage!
Dumber and Dumber!

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GNC-2009-09-01 #507 Proud Dad Shares!

Big weekend for my son details in my show! Bad weekend for Hilton Hawaiian Village plus we have a time capsule winner of a $50.00 gift certificate. I spend some time of the Google and Amazon digital book debate going on, looking for Ohana weigh in. We had a great round table this weekend show will be posted shortly at TechPodcasts.com as well.

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Los Angeles Fires!
Book Publishers at War.
Cafe Wifi Users Spend Money?
Google Wifi Lessons Learned.
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More predictions on what Apple will do with iPhone Carriers!
Wikipedia color code coming?
Old Version of IIS Major Hole!
300 Photoshop Resources!
Microsoft says Apple will control TV Industry?
Shuttle Arrives at ISS!
5 Million dollar bail for hacker not lowered?
Fringe stars to twitter re-run?
Death Match Leopard versus Windows 7
NFL may have no one watching due to Blackout!
Digiprotect appears to be trapping P2P users!
Recording Officials call Legislatures disgusting for supporting Fair Use!
A&E Fighting for Fair Use of Music!
Can Government jobs be cool?
Update your IE Browser feed a hungry American!
EC2 Monitor Instances Management Console.
Is College worth it in down economy?
Job Letter Dissected.
Netbook Sales Double!
Breathalyzer built into a Toyota!
OLED as cheap as printing newspaper!
Camtasia for Mac.
Telescopes in Antarctica!
Leopard Compatibility Program List!
Roz Savage headed to Tarawa!
Roz Savage on CNN!

GNC-2009-05-01 #473 Tech News you Need to Know

Honestly I have no idea how my lovely wife keeps things organized, I am just glad she is not going to be gone more than 2 weeks. Lots of tech tonight and a few laughs as well which you will hear.

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Lower Prices possible for Mac’s.
Internet to Suffer Brown Outs in 2012.
T-Mobile connected Digital Photo Frame Cheaper!
Motorola bleeding red in Losses!
Amazon starts charging by the MB on Kindle.
Monster Video card for Mac Users to check out!
.TV going away when Tuvalu sinks?
Microsoft to update Pirated copies of Windows 7?
A very Expensive Green Home can save you money!
Smile your on a Stolen Laptop !
FeedDemon Supports Google Reader finally!
2009 DOCSIS 3.0 Role Out Per Vendor.
Do you still have a copper Land Line?
Windows 7 Available Oct 23rd, 2009!
Are you Going to Podcamp Ohio?
HULU knocking out competitors quickly.
Payola may be dead but Radio stations are entrenched with old Media .
Are you a Early Bird or a Night Owl.
United States needs a Bot Army?
AT&T in battle to retain iPhone exclusivity.
YouTube gives dad info to deliver baby when no one else there to help!
NASA starts laying of Shuttle contractors!
Search Google in Gmail now!
Sony walks away from OLED display space!
Hacker Gains access to Twitter admin spys on Britney Spears.
Twitter Fadding dont let it happen to you!
Orlando Police Chief needs to read Constitution!
Sweedish ISP tells EU were not logging!
Next the government are going to be tracking us in our car’s and applying a tax based on usage..
Ok to stream AT&T TV Content but not 3rd Parties content
50 Tools any Home should have. (wink wink)

GNC-2009-02-27 #455 On my way to Japan

On my way to Japan tomorrow morning, but dealing with a very sore back after a major fall here at home. Slightly worried about my connectivity in Japan but will keep you all advised if it looks like I will have to delay a show. Congratulations to Dale on winning PogoPlug.

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Show Notes:
Windows 7 will play .Mov Files
Old School NASA Saturn Picture
Twitter Alternatives
Digg to Battle Stumbleupon
1.5 Million Footprint Found
Google Apps Status Page
CC Zero
Quebecor Sells Out on Three Strikes
Border Search of Encrypted media must give up Data
Earth Eclipse as Seen from Moon
Windows 7 Are they Listening
MIT Invention Powers Bicycles
Do you have a Broken Mac Air Hinge
I Love this Monitor Setup!
17 inch Macbook Pro Review
Pirate Bay Day 9
Lenses Informational
Why the Labels are Crying Wolf
Panther and CDN Networks Merge
Powerbook Battery Explodes
RIP Rocky Mountain News
Say Hello to Google Twitter
Facebook Photos a iPhone Contact List
iPhone Japan poor sales
MRO trouble
Discovery March 12th Launch
Blubrry Sponsors Wordcamp Denver
Fairness Doctrine first Nail in Coffin
How to Sync two Windows Home Servers
FAA hack
36 Changes to Windows 7
CBS gets Pass by Apple to Stream TV via 3G – Podcasting Denied
Asus Eee PC 1000HE

GNC-2007-12-11 #324

I have made the announcement on when I will do the 24 hour Marathon show. Set your calendar it will be Dec 21st

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Five Tips to avoid Printing Pitfals
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On the Media
Remember Pearl Harbor
Firestore
Kadoink’s phonecast lines

Show Notes:
Nokia and OGG
Busted for Pirating
Photoshop Contest and Winners
Voip on iPod Touch
FCC 210,000 Towers need Generators
Canadian DMCA
NASA Night Shinning Clouds
Wiimots
ArtiGo Mini PC Kit
Some OLPC Shipping
Workaround for Zune 3 Play Rule
Sony OLED unboxing and Breakdown
Amazing Looking HTPC
Voyager 2 #1
Voyager 2 #2
Hidden MP3 Player/Recorder
Dubai Life
Whats a Blog?
Watching Online
Buzz on Marc
Future Safe Archives
Naughty Company Western Digital
Linked in going more Social?
NYT Readership
Media Player Users Beware
Transistor turns 60!!!
NAV 11 for Leopard
UK Wind Turbines
ISP inserting messages on Google Pages
Singing Songs for Charity told to pay up by PRS

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