"Finding itself with a wealth of a additional bandwidth thanks to a new satellite going up today, DirecTV may have already decided its first big addition will be 3D. Citing the always popular unnamed sources, HD Guru says we should prepare for a CES announcement that the bird will be up and running by March beaming down a collection of movies, sports and TV shows in 3D HD, requiring only a firmware upgrade on existing set-top boxes to tune into the new stations. UK satellite provider Sky has already tipped its hand about 2010 3D plans, with a newly freshened HDMI spec expected to ease things along and nearly every manufacturer either already producing compatible displays or planning to announce them in less than a week there's very little doubt remaining about whether broadcast 3D is coming home this year, only how and when." Source
"Another week, another "world's thinnest." LG's new LCD looks like an OLED, and at just 2.6mm thick, it's actually a shade thinner than Sony's XEL-1.
Thankfully LG didn't compromise on diagonal size, with this prototype coming in at 42-inches. It's LED-backlit, with a 120Hz processor (for the US market, anyway) and apparently only weighs 4 kilograms." Source
"LG's just stolen ahead in the 3D TV wars, claiming it will sell 400,000 3D TVs during 2010, and in the following year a mahoosive 3.4 million units.
Putting its money where its mouth is, LG's also joined forces with the Korean SkyLife, one of the largest 3D TV broadcasters in the world. Aiming to create industry standards, and do for 3D TV what Sony did for Blu-ray, they'll work together to ensure those ambitious sales targets are met.
Ultra-slim bezels are part of LG's hook, which supposedly help the 3D image pop with more effect. No doubt we'll be seeing more products launch next month at CES, such as these 42-72-inch models and 150-inch projectors which LG's been spouting off about, as so far it's only launched the 47-inch 47LH50 and 23-inch LCD monitor in Korea." Source
"Verizon Communications has agreed to forward copyright violation notices on behalf of Hollywood studios, including NBC Universal, multiple sources tell CNET.
The news comes after Verizon began issuing the same type of copyright letters on Thursday--as part of a test--on behalf of the music industry.
In addition to its deals with the Recording Industry Association of America and NBC Universal, Verizon has similar partnerships with an undisclosed number of other film studios and copyright owners, according to sources with knowledge of the negotiations. It is unclear when Verizon began issuing the letters for NBC Universal." source