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LCD TV enters it's artsy phase - Developed w/ The Thomas Kinkade Company

anythingwt
06-04-2008, 07:58 PM
From Cnet:

We're in the "fourth wave" of LCD technology, according to Samsung.

Moving from the first LCD notebook screens, to monitors, to high-definition televisions, the next iteration of the technology is ... Thomas Kinkade?

At a press event Tuesday evening in San Francisco, Samsung introduced a prototype hybrid LCD TV and art display it is calling the Digital Masterworks Art-TV. Though not a shipping product yet, the TV is set to be a 46-inch widescreen display with a fine art frame in place of a traditional bezel. The display will feature 1080p resolution, 3,000:1 contrast ratio, 500 nits of brightness, and a 40GB hard drive to store other images.

The TV is being developed with The Thomas Kinkade Company, so naturally the first versions of this set will be used to display art by Kinkade. The set will come pre-loaded with his paintings or will be updated, either wired or wirelessly, according to Samsung.

Full Read (http://crave.cnet.com/8301-1_105-9959308-1.html)

I've seen similar ideas presented before, but The Thomas Kinkade Company getting involved is awesome, as he has some beautiful work. Plus, with LCDs claiming a lifespan of 60,000+ hours, these things could last forever even if you have them turned on all the time.

Loves2Watch
06-04-2008, 08:24 PM
Awesome!!!

Codes20
06-05-2008, 10:26 AM
Hasn't Panasonic been doing "picture frames" around TVs for a while? Still neat though, I love the look of TVs like that.

rbinck
06-05-2008, 11:46 AM
Add some Artcoustic speakers:
http://www.purecontemporary.com/images/product_4578.jpg
http://www.purecontemporary.com/ProductGuide/product/1002824 (http://www.purecontemporary.com/ProductGuide/product/1002824)

And your wall will look like an art gallery when the TV is off!

pappylap
06-05-2008, 12:24 PM
you wont believe it but I had visions of a digital art display system that could be hung on the owners wall when I was in Art School mid 80s......ces't la vie.....

anythingwt
06-05-2008, 01:43 PM
you wont believe it but I had visions of a digital art display system that could be hung on the owners wall when I was in Art School mid 80s......ces't la vie.....

Too bad you didn't patent that idea back then!

... although at the time I bet people would have thought your were crazy :lol:

pappylap
06-05-2008, 02:10 PM
Yeah Newt I know... my idea was for a digital panel that would randomly shift pixel color and intensity to create an ever-morphing canvas of abstract images.....the faculty didnt think much of the idea.

rbinck
06-05-2008, 02:57 PM
Kinda like a flat panel lava lamp?

Joe_news
06-06-2008, 03:01 AM
We have the 46A750 on display and it has a built in mode where it will display photos and paintings which looks Really nice. Samsung's latest screens look so clear, its quite a feat.