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3-D television expected in homes in 2010updated: Mon Nov 02 2009 09:52:00

Three-dimensional images are expected jump out of movie theaters and into living rooms by next year.

3DTV in your living roomupdated: Mon Nov 02 2009 09:52:00

HDTV is so last year -- at least that's what TV makers hope you'll say. CNN's Reggie Aqui checks out 3DTV.

3-D television expected to come to homes in 2010updated: Fri Sep 18 2009 09:02:00

Three-dimensional images are expected jump out of movie theaters and into living rooms by next year.

Yes, Virginia, the DTV transition still isn't overupdated: Thu Jun 11 2009 12:52:00

In less than 24 hours all full-power broadcast TV stations in the U.S. will flip a switch to stop broadcasting their analog TV signals and will only broadcast TV signals in digital. And for millions who are unprepared, it could mean lights out on their favorite TV shows.

Fortune: Samsung TVs go upscale in a downturnupdated: Tue Jun 09 2009 12:46:00

If you are a consumer electronics maker looking for profit in a time when would-be customers are counting their pennies, what do you do? One tactic: launch a new line of pricey products.

Congress must act on TV switch, rights group saysupdated: Tue Feb 03 2009 18:21:00

A civil rights group says that unless Congress delays this month's scheduled death of traditional television broadcasts, millions of people -- many of them poor, disabled or elderly -- will see only static on their sets.

3D is coming to a living room near youupdated: Thu Jan 15 2009 16:36:00

Three-dimensional TV is coming to a living room near you. But will the technology spur a consumer spending spree like digital and high-definition TV did before it? Or will 3D end up being the next big flop?

Fortune: Samsung bets big on the great outdoorsupdated: Mon Dec 22 2008 08:50:00

As anyone who has walked into Best Buy lately knows, the prices of high-definition TVs are in a precipitous freefall. Wilmington, NC Moves to Digital TVupdated: Mon Sep 08 2008 16:00:00

With the flick of an eight-foot switch at midday Monday, the Southern city became the first market in the U.S. to make the change to digital-only broadcasting

Fortune: Apple TV and the death of the cable set-top boxupdated: Fri May 30 2008 10:03:00

The announcement this week that Sony plans to work with other television makers to eliminate the need for set-top cable boxes could not have gained more affection at Fortune magazine's Hollywood digital test lab - also known as my living room.

CNNMoney: Get the picture: TVs may cost moreupdated: Mon May 05 2008 15:08:00

If you're looking for a deal on a flat-panel TV or home theater system, this may be the time to act.

CNNMoney: A touchdown for TV sellersupdated: Wed Jan 30 2008 13:42:00

Despite all the noise about a belt-tightening underway, one industry survey estimates that consumers will buy 3.9 million new televisions in time for Super Bowl Sunday.

Consumer Electronics Showupdated: Tue Jan 08 2008 11:27:00

CNN's Veronica De La Cruz is in Las Vegas for the International CES and talks to Jim Barry about the latest gadgets.

Fortune: Cable's consumer electronics makeoverupdated: Mon Jan 07 2008 13:03:00

Comcast CEO Brian Roberts says he remembers walking around the Consumer Electronics Show five years ago with Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt. He recalls seeing a big presence from his rivals in the satellite-television business. His own industry, by contrast, was nowhere to be found. Retailers to Sell Digital TV Boxesupdated: Tue Dec 11 2007 15:00:00

Several retailers will sell equipment enabling analog television sets owners to continue to view programming after the 2009 nationwide switch to digital broadcasting

CNNMoney: Sam's Club CEO: 'We have personality'updated: Mon Oct 29 2007 11:36:00

Wal-Mart CEO Lee Scott and his deputy, Sam's Club CEO Doug McMillon both say they are excited about the holiday shopping season.

Get your game onupdated: Thu Oct 25 2007 06:34:00

CNN's Matt West reports on a man building more than just a name in extreme sports with a spot in Tony Hawk's video game.

CNNMoney: Best Buy: Consumers baffled by HDTVupdated: Tue Sep 25 2007 00:14:00

As Best Buy gears up for its important high-definition TV sales months, a new survey from the No. 1 electronics retailer reveals that almost 90 percent of Americans still don't understand HDTVs - and close to 50 percent underestimate the cost of buying one.

CNNMoney: Circuit City braces for a rough ride aheadupdated: Wed Jun 20 2007 02:09:00

Circuit City on Wednesday reported a steep first-quarter loss amid a big drop in TV sales and warned that it expects more sales volatility ahead as it charts a turnaround strategy.

Fortune: A pretext for revengeupdated: Thu May 31 2007 13:30:00

In October 2003, Karl Kamb, then a 40-year-old Hewlett-Packard vice president, made a presentation that persuaded CEO Carly Fiorina to take her company into a new line of business: flat-panel telev...

Fortune: The trouble with Apple TVupdated: Wed May 30 2007 07:21:00

Let's pause for a moment amid the worshipful buzz before the launch of Apple's iPhone in June to consider the heretical notion that Steve Jobs might be promising more than he can deliver.

Review: Apple TV best for iTunes addictsupdated: Tue Mar 27 2007 13:42:00

Apple's answer to the digital media adapter is finally here.

Money Magazine: Cool tech: How to keep up with your kidsupdated: Thu Feb 15 2007 18:08:00

Feel like a tech dinosaur? Here's how to join the 21st Century without going broke.

CNNMoney: Super Bowl stimulates appetites for HDTVsupdated: Wed Jan 24 2007 08:39:00

Super Bowl XLI is expected to generate a buying frenzy for high-definition, flat-panel televisions, with an estimated 2.5 million consumers saying they plan to purchase an HDTV before the big game Feb. 4, a retail industry group said Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Retailers punt Super Bowl TV discountsupdated: Fri Jan 19 2007 08:57:00

Kick yourself - hard - if you didn't buy that $990 Westinghouse 37-inch, 1080p LCD TV back in December. Unfortunately, industry watchers say this year's Super Bowl TV deals probably won't be as juicy as those holiday blowout bargains.

Money Magazine: The World is Flatupdated: Mon Jan 01 2007 00:01:00

You've been waiting for the high sign for years, so here it is: If you want to buy a flat-panel TV, now's the time to do it. Thanks to competition and overproduction, prices have dropped like a roc...

Money Magazine: Flat-panel TVs: Five top picksupdated: Thu Dec 21 2006 15:56:00

Plus: Answers to all your flat-panel questions

CNNMoney: Circuit City shares plummet on quarterly lossupdated: Tue Dec 19 2006 08:12:00

Shares of No. 2 electronics retailer Circuit City tumbled nearly 19 percent Tuesday after the electronics chain stunned investors with an unexpected third-quarter loss.

CNNMoney: Best Buy misses forecasts; stock tumblesupdated: Tue Dec 12 2006 08:44:00

Best Buy Co. Tuesday reported higher third-quarter earnings that nevertheless fell short of Wall Street forecasts - and cited stiff competition for computers, TVs, CDs and other products.

Shortcuts: How to buy a televisionupdated: Thu Dec 07 2006 04:48:00

The world biggest television went on sale in London this week. Made by Panasonic and costing a wallet-busting £50,000 ($98,460), the plasma screen set is 103 inches (8.7feet) wide and weighs in at a whopping 220 kilograms. This latest piece of high-tech home entertainment kit may be out-of-reach for most of us, but there are still plenty of other alternatives on the market to tempt the modern television-buying consumer.

Fortune: Domo arigato, Mr. Penguin-botoupdated: Thu Oct 05 2006 16:19:00

The annual trade show known as Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies (CEATEC), under way here this week, is the Japanese equivalent of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), except about two years more advanced. We've come here, along with some 200,000 gadget-happy Japanese consumers, to see what American consumers might expect to see at home in 2008.

Transcript: Katsuhiko Machida, President of the Sharp Corp. updated: Fri Aug 11 2006 09:45:00

This is today's frontline in the battle of the electronics giants. Flat screen TVs are among the fastest moving consumer electronics products in the world. For one company flat-screens are more than a hot product, they're a virtual corporate life-saver. Sharp is now the world's biggest maker of liquid-crystal display televisions. But it wasn't that long ago that the company based in Osaka, Japan had lost its way. Profits had fallen sharply, the brand was limp and the future looked bleak. What it needed was radical corporate surgery and the doctor and savior as it turned out was the new president. Katsuhiko Machida spent 29 years at Sharp before taking the top job in 1998. And he took a huge gamble early on in his presidency by deciding to focus Sharp on flat-screen televisions and shut down many other product lines. He spoke to CNN's Andrew Stevens.

Fortune: The Welshman, the walkman, and the salarymenupdated: Thu Jun 08 2006 09:45:00

One day last July, two naked men lowered themselves into a hot spring in Hakone, a Japanese tourist town known for its beautiful lake and views of Mount Fuji. One was a pallid, curly-haired 63-year...

Fortune: The Welshman, the Walkman, and the salarymenupdated: Fri May 26 2006 16:04:00

One day last July, two naked men lowered themselves into a hot spring in Hakone, a Japanese tourist town known for its beautiful lake and views of Mount Fuji.

Fortune: Fox the day after tomorrowupdated: Mon May 15 2006 15:14:00

In 1903, an Eastern European immigrant and one-time street peddler named William Fox built a 149-seat movie theater in a penny arcade in Brooklyn.

CNNMoney: Sony's got its groove backupdated: Fri May 05 2006 09:20:00

Movies, video games, MP3 players, and TVs. Is there anything that Sony doesn't make?

Fortune: Canon's Big Gunupdated: Mon Jan 30 2006 17:38:00

ASK CANON CEO FUJIO MITARAI to explain how he turned a floundering Japanese electronics maker into one of the world's most profitable technology giants, and he's apt to tell you about an Internal Revenue Service auditor named Greg. It was 1966, and Mitarai had been put in charge of accounting at Canon's new U.S. subsidiary. In its first year the venture reported a profit of just $6,000, a sum so paltry it aroused suspicion at the IRS. After scouring Canon's books for a month and verifying that its U.S. earnings were every bit as meager as claimed, Greg, the agency's lead auditor, offered Mitarai some free advice: Deposit your accounts receivable in the bank, close the company, and go home.

CNNMoney: Super Bowl's a jackpot for TV salesupdated: Fri Jan 27 2006 07:25:00

What's the single most-important thing on Super Bowl night?

Fortune: Canon's Big Gunupdated: Thu Jan 26 2006 11:15:00

Ask Canon CEO Fujio Mitarai to explain how he turned a floundering Japanese electronics maker into one of the world's most profitable technology giants, and he's apt to tell you about an Internal Revenue Service auditor named Greg. It was 1966, and Mitarai had been put in charge of accounting at Canon's new U.S. subsidiary. In its first year the venture reported a profit of just $6,000, a sum so paltry it aroused suspicion at the IRS. After scouring Canon's books for a month and verifying its U.S. earnings to be every bit as meager as claimed, Greg, the agency's lead auditor, offered Mitarai some free advice: Deposit your accounts receivable in the bank, close the company, and go home.

Fortune: Digital TV: Leaving viewers in limboupdated: Fri Jan 20 2006 00:10:00

Your old TV set may well go dark in 2009, and believe it or not, that's a good thing.

Fortune: Ode to Toyupdated: Mon Dec 12 2005 00:01:00

HERE'S CAUSE FOR HOLIDAY CHEER: PRICES FOR FLAT-PANEL TVs and computers have been falling like snowflakes. (If it seems to you as if prices are drifting up, perhaps it's because the elves have been...

CNNMoney: Corning's rose-colored glassupdated: Fri Dec 02 2005 09:34:00

While today's most popular TV and computer screens are flat, shares of Corning, which makes the glass for these products, are anything but.

Fortune: A Perpetual Crisis Machineupdated: Mon Sep 19 2005 00:01:00

The guts of a next-generation digital video camcorder are splayed on a worktable near Sun Woo Song's desk, although to a visitor's eye they might as well be the innards of a notebook computer or a ...

CNNMoney: Corning: Heart of glassupdated: Thu May 19 2005 11:38:00

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Quick. Name this year's best performing tech stock in the S&P 500.

Fortune: Is This The Right Man For Intel?updated: Mon Apr 18 2005 00:01:00

No. 50

CNNMoney: Buying the big TVupdated: Mon Feb 07 2005 11:14:00

If you're not one of the 1.4 million people who went out and bought a new, big TV for yesterday's Super Bowl game, maybe you found yourself ogling at your buddy's big-screen TV. And you got the great idea of getting one of your own.

CNNMoney: The hot gadgets of 2005updated: Fri Jan 07 2005 09:38:00

Better. Bigger. Faster. Cheaper. And of course, it's not "hot" unless its wireless and portable.

Fortune: The 25 BEST PRODUCTS of the Yearupdated: Mon Dec 13 2004 00:01:00

Of the thousands of new product designs that manufacturers sprang on the public this year, which ones qualify as truly great--and why? Check out FORTUNE's second annual design roundup, which focuse...

CNNMoney: I want my HDTV!updated: Tue Oct 05 2004 11:23:00

There is nothing like watching a football game on a humongous flat-screen TV.

Business 2.0: Don't Mess with Texas Instruments The Dallas company conquered the market for specialized cell-phone chips. Now it's doing it agupdated: Wed Sep 01 2004 00:01:00

Only a decade ago, Texas Instruments, the once mighty company where engineer Jack Kilby invented the integrated circuit and essentially launched the modern electronics business, had the look of a f...

Stocking upupdated: Wed Jul 14 2004 15:26:00

It's amazing what buying a home does to you. There's the status change from renter to homeowner. I admit, I find it somewhat laughable, since the bank owns most of it, but let's not fight over a few pennies.

Aeon ends ties with Sharp over TVsupdated: Thu Jun 10 2004 21:27:00

Japan's biggest supermarket chain Aeon has cut its business ties with consumer electronics maker Sharp after Sharp filed a court action against a television set supplier.

CNNMoney: Gear up for a wireless summerupdated: Mon May 24 2004 11:40:00

Wireless TVs that fit into your pocket, sleek entertainment systems beautiful enough to hang on the wall and more dirt-cheap printers are expected to be some of the hot trends in consumer electronics this year.

Money Magazine: The Big Picture Ever wanted a wide-screen TV? Now's your chanceupdated: Sat May 01 2004 00:01:00

You just gotta have one of those big-screen TVs. We understand. As with sports cars and designer handbags, the lure of luxury can turn the most prudent shopper into a slobbering impulse buyer.

CNNMoney: Big screen: Rear projectionupdated: Thu Apr 15 2004 10:44:00

This is the TV that family rooms are built for. The new rear-projection TVs are nothing like their forebears, those old tavern staples that relied on three cathode-ray guns beaming blue, green and red to form images on the screen -- often so skewed that they produced rainbow effects.

CNNMoney: The big picture at homeupdated: Thu Apr 15 2004 10:12:00

You just gotta have one of those big-screen TVs. We understand. As with sports cars and designer handbags, the lure of luxury can turn the most prudent shopper into a slobbering impulse buyer.

CNNMoney: Go go gadget phone!updated: Wed Apr 07 2004 13:06:00

Wall Street may be starting to worry about whether big businesses are going to substantially increase their spending on tech.

CNNMoney: Flat profits for flat panel TVsupdated: Fri Jan 09 2004 12:32:00

Tech companies have seen the future...and its name is the boob tube.

Fortune: The Race To Make The World Flat You know you want this TV--and soon you'll be able to afford it! Manufacturing advances are brinupdated: Mon Nov 10 2003 00:01:00

If the wall of your den cries out for a big, beautiful flat-screen TV, but there's no way you can justify forking over the $4,000 it would cost to buy, say, the 42-inch Samsung shown above, stay tu...

Fortune: Shootout In Gadget Land This Christmas everyone from Dell to Virgin wants to sell you MP3 players, camcorders, updated: Mon Nov 10 2003 00:01:00

It's a sunny Southern California evening in mid-October at the posh South Coast Plaza shopping center in Orange County, and Sony Corp. is throwing a bash. Were you to pass by the roped-off event on...

Fortune: TV Guide Mirror, mirror, on the wall, which big-screen TV is fairest of all?updated: Mon Jul 07 2003 00:01:00

Like many members of my species--Couchpotatosaurus rex--I am attracted to big-screen TVs. In an ideal world I would park my recliner in front of something like the 24-by 32-foot AstroVision video d...

FSB: Digital Domain Draw the curtains: It's showtime. The latest audio and video goodies turn any living room into a updated: Thu May 01 2003 00:01:00

Ah, the good old days. A slice of pizza was a nickel, a movie was a quarter, and the trickiest decision when choosing a television set was whether to get color or black and white. I typically don't...

Fortune: Sony Re-dreams Its Future Its wizards are hatching lovable, Internet-connected gadgets that know you and tend updated: Mon Nov 25 2002 00:01:00

Kunitake Ando is all smiles, as you would expect him to be, given that he presides over what is arguably the world's greatest and (next to Santa's workshop) most legendary toy factory. As president...

Fortune: Peter Lewis On Technologyupdated: Mon Jul 08 2002 00:01:00

PLASMA: IT'S A GAS Prices for these wide-screen, superthin TV sets are still inflated, but they're falling rapidly. Should you watch or wait? Here's the skinny on Hitachi's new 42-inch dazzler.

Fortune: The Most Valuable Square Foot In America Billions have been spent in pursuit of a device to turn the boob tube into a smart machupdated: Mon Apr 01 2002 00:01:00

What do television executives call "the most valuable square of real estate in America"? No, it's not Regis Philbin's high chair on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. It's the space on top of your TV s...

Fortune: Growing Pains A skinny TV with a fat price tag. A new VCR that plays only heavy metal. And a gorgeous wide-screen updated: Mon Apr 01 2002 00:01:00

Watching TV used to be simple. Scamper out of bed, run downstairs, twist the dial to one of the three channels that got clear reception through the rabbit-ears antenna, and settle in for a glorious...

Fortune: I Want My iTVupdated: Mon Apr 01 2002 00:01:00

It's a damp February morning, and Debbie Drake is feeling under the weather. The 33-year-old account manager for a graphic design firm has spent the past few days on her couch, nursing a cold and c...

Fortune: Gift Guide Our annual roundup of the best tech gifts: because it's just not satisfying unless you can plug it in updated: Mon Nov 26 2001 00:01:00

Gift guide: under $50

Fortune: Sony's Boogie Knight Sir Howard Stringer is on a quest. To battle the media giants, he must connect Sony's updated: Mon Mar 19 2001 00:01:00

You could argue that Sony blew it by sitting out the entertainment industry consolidation of the 1990s. Slow-moving, cautious, and traumatized by its early failures in Hollywood, the Japanese elect...

Fortune: Here Come The Next Must-Have Tech Products Loaded with gee-whiz features, digital set-top boxes will replace updated: Mon Aug 14 2000 00:01:00

Confused by "set-top boxes" yet? I am, and by this fall, you will be too. Walk into Best Buy, Circuit City, or any other major consumer electronics retailer, and you'll see the first manifestations...

Fortune: The Web Is Not Enough Matsushita thinks the Internet is the answer to its problems. But first the world's argest consumer electrupdated: Mon Jun 26 2000 00:01:00

The off-the-rack gray suit, tie clip, company button, and metal-rimmed glasses mark Yoichi Morishita, chairman of Matsushita Electric, as a prototypical Japanese salaryman. Through patience, hard w...

Fortune: Made In Japan The country's R&D labs are busy inventing the 21st century. Get ready for robot dogs, video cell phones, electupdated: Mon Dec 06 1999 00:01:00

If you are beginning to think that Japan has lost its flair for product innovation and global marketing, think again. No matter how far down Japan's economy may be, its R&D divisions and factories ...

Fortune: Say Hello to Dan, The Digital Gardenerupdated: Mon Jul 19 1999 00:01:00

Meet Dan Seoane. Dan is the Digital Gardener, a Renaissance man of the Internet Age. He is convergence in human form.

Fortune: Profiting From the Digital TV Revolution Digital television creates new opportunities for all kinds of fupdated: Mon Dec 21 1998 00:01:00

I'm not much of a television fan (some evenings I do watch the news), but I'm delighted that TV is going digital. Not because of the larger screens it will bring, but because of the bigger picture:...

Money Magazine: Go To The Movies--At Your Home Theaterupdated: Sun Feb 01 1998 00:01:00

Does this sound familiar? You saw a movie in a theater and loved it, so now that it's out on video, you've invited friends over to see it in your living room. Everyone gets comfortable, you dim the...


When Microsoft CEO Bill Gates sat down with Reed Hundt, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, to chat about digital television last May, broadcasters and television manufacturers began...

Fortune: SET-TOP BOX WARS THE BATTLE FOR THE INFOBAHN IS ABOUT TO START -- RIGHT IN YOUR LIVING ROOM The household device that receives aupdated: Mon Aug 22 1994 00:01:00

WHICH TERM you choose to use, whether the electronic superhighway, the infobahn, or the national information infrastructure, may reveal whether you're an interested spectator, a cognoscente, or a p...

Fortune: SLOW PAYOFF FOR NEW PHILIPS PUSH Jan Timmer is rolling out innovative products, but besides the Japanese updated: Mon Sep 21 1992 00:01:00

ONLY A FEW months ago Jan Timmer, president of Dutch giant Philips Electronics, looked poised to win his high-tech showdown against the Japanese. Since taking over in 1990, Timmer has shaken up Phi...

Fortune: A U.S. COMEBACK IN ELECTRONICS Consumer products featuring a powerful new made-in-America technology called digital signal proceupdated: Mon Apr 20 1992 00:01:00

FOR THE FIRST TIME since Japan devastated the U.S. consumer electronics industry in the 1970s, American companies have a chance to stage a comeback in a mighty market that has annual sales of $32 b...

Fortune: THE U.S. WINS ONE IN HIGH-TECH TV American technology should leapfrog Japan to create the world's best television system by 1995updated: Mon Apr 08 1991 00:01:00

EVER WONDER why there's no Channel 1 on your TV? Half a century ago, when TV was a baby, there was a Channel 1. But ham radio and aircraft communications on adjoining frequencies caused serious int...

Fortune: ZENITH: BOXED INTO TELEVISION SETSupdated: Mon Nov 06 1989 00:01:00

There's still plenty of static ahead for Zenith Electronics. The roughly $635 million the company will get from France's Groupe Bull for its personal computer manufacturing business will give Zenit...

Fortune: TV'S HIGH-STAKES, HIGH-TECH BATTLE It's over HDTV, the biggest thing since color. Both Japan and Europe are well ahead. Can the updated: Mon Oct 24 1988 00:01:00

WHEN color television burst upon the world in the early 1950s, the U.S. was in the vanguard: The first commercial broadcasts used a pioneering system developed by RCA. It was the end of the decade ...

Money Magazine: Digital Dilemmas In which MONEY offers some opinionated guidance on the purchase of stereo TVs, VCRs and other things that go beupdated: Tue Dec 01 1987 00:01:00

If flakes of silicon are swirling about your head like snow during the final frenzy of holiday shopping, welcome to the blundering herd. Digital dilemmas! Electronic enigmas! Big-ticket blues! The ...

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