Familiar to most of us as laptop computer screens, LCD displays have yet to win many converts among the home theater faithful. The product category is coming along, however, as evidenced by Samsung’s extended-definition SLK407W Tantus television receiver.
Widescreen Digital Light Processing displays are dropping in price, thanks in no small way to companies like Samsung Electronics. On May 31, Samsung announced two new high-definition rear-projection DLP screens that should get the attention of movie fans everywhere.
Sensory Science is upping the ante in the video processor game. On April 12, the Scottsdale, AR-based electronics firm introduced the new CL-2500 Video Processor from its California Audio Labs division. The processor is "a videophile-quality home theater component functioning as both an HDTV-ready video switcher as well as video processor," according to the announcement, and is claimed to "raise the standard in home theater performance and operation."
Sharp has introduced what it claims is the largest LCD high-definition flat-panel now available. The company is the market leader in LCD televisions, according to a 2003 report from DisplaySearch, an Austin, Texas-based market research firm.
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Liquid crystal displays have come a long way from their low-resolution origins in watches, calculators and handheld games. The LCD is one of several flat-screen technologies that will grow in prominence as the buying public moves away from bulky CRT monitors and rear-projection enclosures.