EISA VIDEO AWARDS 2010-2011
European Best Value LCD-TV 2010-2011 – LG 42LE5300
Only a few manufacturers offer a high quality 42¨ LED backlight HD TV for less than 1.000 Euro. This makes the LG 42LE5300 look like great value for money, particularly when you consider the list of value added features and connectivity options which include a USB port ready for photo, music and video playback. A new generation of user friendly menus enables simple and intuitive access to functions and settings encouraging users to explore these however, excellent colour reproduction and good movement compensation are guaranteed, straight out of the box.
European Camcorder 2010-2011 – Panasonic HDC-TM700
The Panasonic HDC TM700 HD camcorder delivers exceptional picture quality aided by a three CMOS sensor system and bright Leica Dicomar lens. Excellent low light performance coupled with a low level of noise is ensured by a hard working picture processor. A new 1080/50p picture format offers great movement reproduction and advanced users benefit from a full range of manual adjustments backed by a Focus Assistance system and histogram displays. A new intelligent automated system provides effective focus/exposure tracking while a two-stage image stabiliser makes reportage shots very easy. 32 GB internal memory together with SD memory slot offers operational flexibility.
European 3D-Plasma TV 2010-2011 – Panasonic TX-P50VT20
Panasonic TX-P50VT20 has it all, delivering a cinema-like 3D experience with natural colours to your living room or home theatre. This is accomplished through true deep black tones which retain picture details in dark picture areas. Colours are truthful in THX mode, but colour and sharpness is at your command with eight picture modes as well as user adjustable settings. The new, faster plasma panel displays 3D-films from Blu-ray without any disturbing elements. Fast movements are reproduced very well and the power consumption is the best seen on any plasma.
European LCD-TV 2010-2011 – Philips 46PFL9705
Philips is considered by many to be a technology leader offering innovative solutions. Continuous improvement in search of optimum performance is once again demonstrated by features such as excellent motion compensation and direct LED scanning backlight with local dimming. The 46PFL9705 sees the introduction of Bright Pro technology, a “turbo boost” for brightness, which gives a vivid dynamic to images; sun-like whites offer huge contrast to the darkest blacks. The TV delivers powerful performance in all areas including great audio reproduction, wireless internet connection with full browsing ability and Ambilight Spectra 3. This impressive offering is ready for 3D, via an optional kit.
European Blu-Ray Player – Samsung BD-C8900/8900S
The Samsung BD-C8900 delivers extraordinarily high picture quality from Blu-ray discs to any of today’s HD displays, even when reproducing 3D. The ultra-fast start up time when loading a disc is extremely impressive. But this product is much more than just a Blu-ray player: the versatile source unit also delivers great audio and pictures from an integrated HDTV cable or satellite tuner (‘S’-version) and allows up to 136 hours recording of HD programme material to an internal 500 GB hard disk drive as well. The BD-C8900 is equipped with CI+ slot, built-in Wi-Fi, Internet-TV and USB playback, adding great flexibility and streaming services to its excellent performance. The UK-model BD-C8900M has an incorporated DVB-T2 tuner.
European 3D Solution 2010-2011 – Samsung UE46C8000 + HT-C6930W
Looking for an exciting 3D home theatre including 7.1 sound? The superslim Samsung UE46C8000 is equipped to bring the fascinating world of 3D into your living room. Full HD, 3D-quality and 2D to 3D conversion are impeccable and convincing; its super slim design underlines the superior class of faithful colours and deep black delivered by advanced LED technology. This Media-Centre-TV is equipped with HD-Tuners and Internet-TV allows users to install applications from Samsung‘s App Store, sharing and streaming all kind of media via the home network, including USB-recording and a Skype video phone feature. Great sound is achieved in the combination with the Samsung 7.1 system HT-C6930W that includes a 3D-capable Blu-ray player and powerful amplifiers, wireless rear speakers and automatic sound calibration via a microphone.
European TV Innovation – Sharp Quattron RGBY Technology
Every small advance in technology enables engineers to find new solutions and deliver better picture quality in the rapidly growing LCD TV market. Unlike standard LCD screens, Sharp introduces an additional yellow pixel to the three primary colours; Red, Blue and Green. Sharp calls this technological advance Quattron and under testing, picture brightness is visibly enhanced with even objects like brass, gold and other tricky colours and subjects are reproduced more vividly due to the extended colour space. Quattron technology also helps to reduce power consumption allowing good levels of brightness to be achieved with less power.
European Video Projector 2010-2011 – SIM2 Grand Cinema Mico 50
The home theatre enthusiast will love it: the SIM2 Grand Cinema Mico offers amazing picture quality with near perfect colours and amazing black level due its ‘Dynamic Black’ feature. The single Chip DLP projector is based on a new high quality technology that uses RGB LED’s with a lifetime of 30,000 hours as a light source. The usual mechanical rotating colour wheel is no longer needed inside the optical engine. LED technology delivers instant power-up and down coupled with high picture quality lasting for many years without discernable degradation. Removing the need to purchase replacement mercury-based lamps offers the Mico 50 green credentials while saving you money. A range of high quality zoom lenses brings further flexibility to this maintenance-free, high picture quality, low noise offering.
European 3D-LCD TV 2010-2011 – Sony BRAVIA KDL-52HX900
The Sony KDL-52HX900 delivers tremendous video quality and hyper-realistic results with 2D and 3D sources. Sony’s magic touch is clearly visible in the huge contrast ratio, top-class movement compensation, the superb BRAVIA Engine 3, and the most efficient Direct-LED Backlight yet. Even standard 2D sources may be watched in thrilling 3D due to Sony’s conversion process. The Sony KDL-52HX900 is much more than a TV it’s an amazing hub for all sources and is even equipped with a full Wi-Fi internet browser. This piece of modern art from Sony combines the beauty of a unique design with a maelstrom of technologies that bring the excitement of 2D and 3D cinema experiences to your living room.