March 2, 2014 builds video walls with a vintage touch

Filed under: Technology by Branko Collin @ 8:54 pm

stapel-tvEvery video wall that the three entrepreneurs of create is unique, financial news site Z24 writes.

Instead of clicking together countless similar LED screens the three friends from The Hague use old-fashioned CRT TVs, each screen a unique set.

Dave Seth Paul told Z24: “People hire us because they tire of the same-old state-of-the-art LED screens. Old TVs have a certain charm.”

The company uses old sets they get from friends or that they buy off Marktplaats for ten euro a piece. So far they’ve collected 60 TVs which enables them to build a vintage video wall of 6 by 2.5 metres. The units are driven by tiny Raspberry Pi computers.

For the Leiden International Film Festival a gate of TV sets was built by (the name means Stack TV), each set displaying on of the movies shown at the festival. In front of the screens a small living had been constructed.


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April 8, 2012

Philips getting out of the TV business

Filed under: Technology by Branko Collin @ 11:53 am

Dutch electronics giant Philips has sold its television division to TPV Technology from Taiwan.

The company from Eindhoven is 30% owner of TPV, and will license its name to the Taiwanese for five years, with an option of a five year extension. The new TPV owned TV manufacturer will be called TP Vision, and will headquarter in Amsterdam, Bright reports.

In the last quarter Philips’ television division lost 272 million euro.

(Photo of the first Philips colour TV from 1964 by Philips, used with permission)

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