It's CES 2010! 3D HDTV Was Everywhere (Robert found the best!) DIY CableCard: EngadgetHD's Ben Drawbaugh has the scoop. 720p Skype: LG and Panasonic Promise Skype HDTVS. RGBY? Sharp Adds a Fourth Pixel. Two Great Settop Boxes: Boxee Box by Dlink And The PopBox. Blu-ray releases for January 12th, 2010.
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3D ready HDTVs were the biggest thing at this year's CES, and everyone including Panasonic, LG, Sharp and Toshiba had models on display, and even DirecTV and Disney are getting in on the action. Watch the video to find out whose display looked the best.
Samsung showed off a new super-thin C9000 HDTV measuring at a mere .3" thin, which had even the most jaded giddy with excitement. Watch the video to find out why Robert's more excited about their C8000 series.
Sharp introduced their new quad-pixel technology, adding yellow to the RGB we all know and love. They say it expands the viewable color gamut, but watch the video to find out whether Robert and Patrick think it lives up to the hype.
Faster refresh rates! Many maufacturers are talking about better and faster panels, but does it really make a difference? Watch the video to find out if it's worth the upgrade.
Toshiba is building their fastest processor ever into their new Cell TV, promising a CPU 140x more powerful than any other. That means a display brighter than anything you've ever seen, and lots of advanced features. Watch the video to see what else you can expect from this new technology.
Both LG and Panasonic have included Skype directly into their new HDTVs, which will make it easier than ever to video chat with your family and friends from your living room couch. Watch the video to find out which of the two have the better setup.
Engadget HD's Ben Drawbaugh joins Patrick to talk about some new developments on the cable card front. Silicon Dust includes networking, while Ceton manages one with four tuners in a single slimline PCI Express slot. Watch the video to find out all the details.
HDTV design is seeing an overhaul. From LG's 8mm thin bezel to Samsung's touch screen remote capable of displaying a second channel, watch the video to find out why the spousal approval factor of these new models have gone up.
HDTVs keep getting bigger and bigger. Most notable is Panasonic's 152" screen with 4K resolution. Watch the video to find see more on the biggest HDTV display at CES.
Both Blu-ray players and HDTVs are more energy efficient than ever. Even plasmas are conforming to the new Energy Star 4.0 standards. Watch the video to see just how improved these new models are.
Carry your TV with you on the go! Mobile ATSC is being embraced by everyone from Vizio to Samsung, on dedicated devices and cell phones. Watch the video to see how you will soon be able to watch the broadcast baseball game while you're live at the stadium.
Tired of adjusting your volume between your program and the commercials? Do your neighbors complain about those loud gunfights even while you still can't hear the soft dialogue? Watch the video to see how Dolby has solved that problem in a way that pleases even the strictest audiophile.
LG and Panasonic's displays have blacker blacks than ever before, but do they measure up to the discontinued Kuro? Watch the video to see when you can expect to see black levels that are truly black as night.
Newly released HDTVs and Blu-ray players are greener than ever. Watch the video to find out just how much electricity you can save by upgrading to the latest model.
Boxee gets a dedicated settop box from D-Link, meanwhile the Popcorn Hour C-200 has evolved into the PopBox. In any case, there are some great new 1080p settop boxes for $130 to $200. Woot! Watch the video to find out which one is the best deal for you.
Remote controls are being revamped everywhere. From Vizio's integrated QWERTY keyboard, to Toshiba's gesture controlled display, watch the video to see how your interaction with your HDTV will be revolutionized in the coming months.
With new 3D Blu-ray players comes new HDMI cables. Watch the video to find out why you might need two HDMI ports on your next player.