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CES 2012: DirecTV Related Information

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Sixto, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. Sixto

    Sixto Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2005
  2. texasmoose

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    May 24, 2007
  3. Alan Gordon

    Alan Gordon Chancellor

    Jun 7, 2004
    Dawson, Georgia
    While I would probably be amazed at how thin it is, I'm actually perfectly fine with the thickness of my Sony LCD, and it's nowhere near as thin as a lot of the sets being offered today.

    I'd be far more interested in seeing the PQ and colors on it...

    Honestly, aside from the Hopper, Toshiba's glasses-free 3DTV, and Samsung's OLED, I'm not too impressed with anything I've read about yet... :(

  4. bobnielsen

    bobnielsen Éminence grise

    Jun 29, 2006
    I used a pair of Actiontec MOCA units for MRV before DECA came out (over my OTA coax). They only had 2 ports but worked quite well although the ran a bit hot and the plastic case on on of them deformed a bit over the hot spot. The ran at 1.1 GHz.

    SPACEMAKER Freethinker

    Dec 11, 2007
    Mason, MI
    So basically CES is a bust so far as it pertains to most DirecTV customers who don't plan on buying one of those Samsung TV's.
  6. RACJ2

    RACJ2 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    Although you are correct that a lot of acronyms are used on this forum, RVU isn't one of them.

  7. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    It's very hard to get a real take on PQ, as they're showing fancy bits of Hi-rez photography and clips.

    The LG OLED is actually thinner than the waif-like Sammy. Pic attached- I lucked out and got my laptop on WiFi just now, and the photos I emailed Stuart this am I don't think have yet actually gotten on to a server.

    As to photo, don't be deceived by white post. The edge of the set extends above the biz card I had held out there- by the show guy; I couldn't get that close!
  8. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    Attached photo, didn't upload in time. Hopefully, here it is.

    Attached Files:

  9. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

    Jun 23, 2004
    Mill Creek, WA
    Wow! What are they saying about pricing for these?
  10. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    I count four of them - is that right ? All 55" size ?
  11. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    I don't yet know enough about OLED's, but if they have better response time, and can go bigger than an lcd with better pic quality, and are more energy efficient (and that might be a huge one) I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't get into the market. The key is what advantages they can offer over lcd. Not even necessarily from a consumer standpoint, but from a manufacturing standpoint. If they can make them for less the lcd's, we will see them. But I have no idea if that will be possible or not yet.
  12. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

    Sep 16, 2006
    My cellphone uses a oled screen, and the contrast ratio is amazing. Id love to see one of these things in the showroom with a blue ray source demo. Im scared its gonna be $10K or more tho. Thats about 10X out of my price range :)
  13. Alebob911

    Alebob911 Hall Of Fame

    Mar 22, 2007
    Thanks to everyone at CES 2012!! You guys are doing a great job as usual! Good info on the OLED sets there! Makes me glad that I have waited to upgrade the MBR TV. Maybe something will come of OLED and since I'm not in a huge hurry to upgrade, I'll keep watching the news on OLED.
  14. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    I heard stuff in the 6K range.
    And both Sammy and LG roped off display areas seemed to have six or more sets!

    Desire thy name is Super OLED!
  15. NR4P

    NR4P Dad

    Jan 15, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    Had the chance to get up close to the Samsung OLEDs. Worth noting while they have great colors and are super thin, they don't have any speakers or jacks showing for connectivity. The way they are shown is on a custom made silver stand that has to have the cables hidden inside. And the base of the silver stand is not in view.

    So when they hit the market someday it will be interesting to see how the HDMI cables, coax etc all connect. And if any will ever have a speaker.

    On a separate note, the Sony 4K projector....is supposed to be about $25K when released later this year according to the Sony rep.
  16. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    I wouldn't be surprised if they had one cable that went to a box that had all the inputs on it based on how thin these things are. They could make that one cable a hdmi spec what, 4 is it? that carries ethernet as well? that'd be perfect IMHO.
  17. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    Looks like this is prototype Super OLED panels, not TV [or monitors as we seen it before), so really one HDMI type of cable would do all the signals to the panel. No need audio, Ethernet, etc.
  18. markrogo

    markrogo Godfather

    Sep 18, 2007
    Gee the generic MOCA adapter I was told was "impossible" just weeks ago is real. Shocking!

    As for the OLEDs, initial prices are likely $8000-10000 honestly. $6000 is very very unlikely until well into 2013. It's beautiful, but I'd say the picture quality of a Sharp Elite is very close.

    A $1500 version at 55"? Definitely coming. Probably around 2018-2020 however.
  19. dirtyblueshirt

    dirtyblueshirt Under Suspicion

    Dec 6, 2008
    Anaheim, CA
    Actually, it's 8k, since it's doubling the 4k resolution. Sharp debuted the worlds first 8k set. I'll be checking it out later.
  20. TheRatPatrol

    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

    Oct 1, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    Which phone do you have?

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