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3D Effect: Is Anyone Talking about Video Quality Anymore?

Are we so gaga over TV gimmicks that we forget about the most important message?


Julie Jacobson · January 15, 2010

CES 2010 was a little sad in the display category. There was so much talk about 3D and Widgets that the message of video quality was lost.

Beautiful LED displays got some good press, as did some of the 4K2K sets from the likes of Panasonic, Toshiba and JVC.

Even so, the press (including us) was so gaga over 3D that they hardly seemed to notice the tremendous strides in “regular” TV – you know, the kind that will be watched 95% of the time.

“Some people are sacrificing picture quality for 3D,” said Toshiba’s Maria Repole during CES. “For Toshiba, the picture quality is the most important.”

I’m sure most integrators feel the same way, so hopefully that message won’t get lost amid the latest hype.



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Julie Jacobson is founding editor of CE Pro, the leading media brand for the home-technology channel. She has covered the smart-home industry since 1994, long before there was much of an Internet, let alone an Internet of things. Currently she studies, speaks, writes and rabble-rouses in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V, wellness-related technology, biophilic design, and the business of home technology. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, and earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a recipient of the annual CTA TechHome Leadership Award, and a CEDIA Fellows honoree. A washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player, Julie currently resides in San Antonio, Texas and sometimes St. Paul, Minn. Follow on Twitter: @juliejacobson Email Julie at julie.jacobson@emeraldexpo.com

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