Wednesday, January 07, 2009
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Hitachi, Ltd. unveilled their
Hitachi's CES exhibits include:
UT and LCD Technology
Hitachi will showcase 50-inch Ultra Thin(35mm) plasma TV prototype and the
next generation, even thinner (15mm) Ultra Thin LCD display prototype with
RGB LED back-light. The LCD prototype is 37-inch screen size, and will use
only half the power consumption compared to the previous model as part of
Hitachi's overall environmental vision. As Hitachi expands its television
line-up, models will feature Full HD1080p / 120Hz panel and Reel120
technology which allows higher contrast ratio and higher picture quality.
Hitachi will also expand its LCD HDTV
line-up with mainstream
pricing for 2009. The screen sizes will include 32", 42", 46", 52" and
panel speed will be 120Hz or 60Hz depending on size. Other features include
Hidden Speaker, Swivel Stand, High Gloss Luminous Black Finish and High
Efficiency CCFL Backlight panel.
Style-Unlimited Design Corner
Hitachi is presenting design ideas applied to the UltraThin Series. High
quality finish is applied on the UltraThin Series front frames using
materials such as luxurious Japanese lacquer and genuine gold-leaf. The
stands made with knock-down aluminum parts and wood board are light,
steady, and easy to assemble at home.
DZ-BD10HA Blu-ray Camcorder
Hitachi Home Electronics (America), Inc. introduces its next-generation
Blu-ray Disc Hybrid Camcorder with the ability to record onto the next
generation HD format, Blu-ray. This camcorder has the versatility of being
able to record HD video onto three separate formats (Blu-ray Disc, Hard
Drive, SDHC) and provides the flexibility and ease of playback and long
recording time all in one camcorder.
Ultra Short Throw LCD Projector And Large Venue Projector
Hitachi will exhibit the CP-A100 3LCD projector at CES. This model features
a very short throw distance, eliminating the problem of presenters
obstructing the projected image by standing in front of the screen.
Additionally, the CP-A100 offers networking capabilities, allowing multiple
projectors to be controlled and monitored from a single location. Hitachi
will also showcase the CP-X10000 3LCD Professional Series projector. The
CP-X10000 projector is the first model in Hitachi's new 3LCD Professional
Series, offering a brightness of 7,500 ANSI lumens and up to six lens
Gesture Control TV Interface
The TV interface prototype with gesture control interface allows users to
operate a television by simply moving the hand without using a remote
control unit. The embedded camera sensor spontaneously reacts to hand
motion to turn TV on and off, scroll channels, control volume, and is also
expandable to control home network such as air-conditioning and lighting.
Hitachi has developed Super-Resolution technology to create high definition
images of various resolutions. In contrast to conventional technology,
which transforms video of a given resolution to a pre-determined level of
high definition image, Hitachi's new technology uses original signal
processing technology to transform video of various resolution levels to
the optimal level of high-resolution image.
As a result, it is possible to create high-definition images from video
containing images of various resolutions on the same display such as in
television broadcasts. In additional to transforming SD video to near HD
video, this technology also enhances full HDTV (1920x1080 pixels)
iVDR (Information Versatile Disk for Removable usage) is a removable hard
disk drive with features compatible with a wide range of applications from
AV to PC and an additional feature of Electronic Paper Display. This allows
for ultra low power consumption and is indefinitely re-writable.
Clarion, which joined Hitachi-group as a consolidated subsidiary since
2006, is joining the Hitachi booth with their Mobile Internet Navigation
Device, ClarionMiND. The ClarionMiND combines connected personal GPS
navigation and real-time Points of Interest (POI) with Internet based
entertainment and full web browsing capabilities.