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Suhit Gupta
08-12-2004, 10:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://news.com.com/Epson+aims+to+turn+TVs+into+printers/2100-1041_3-5294880.html?part=rss&tag=5294880&subj=news.1041.10' target='_blank'>http://news.com.com/Epson+aims+to+turn+TVs+into+printers/2100-1041_3-5294880.html?part=rss&tag=5294880&subj=news.1041.10</a><br /><br /></div><i>"Consumers will soon be able to to print product catalogs and magazines from their television sets, if Epson has its way. Such convergence between televisions and printers is already happening. In Japan, for instance, Epson has a share in the Megaport digital broadcasting station, the company said at a recent press event in China ... The company sees television-based printing as a natural meeting point for its core business--imaging--and its emerging efforts in the market for large-screen televisions."</i><br /><br /><img src="http://www.digitalmediathoughts.com/images/epsontvprint.jpg" /><br /><br />Epson launched the Livingstation line of products, which are large-screen televisions with built-in printers where users can also view, print and archive JPEG pictures from various memory formats, including Secure Digital, Memory Stick, CompactFlash and CDs. Some Livingstation projection TVs are already available in the US (47-inch LCD screen is priced at $3,199, and a 57-inch screen costs $3,699). Epson is also using its inkjet technology to create large-size organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays. Apprently a 40 inch OLED display has been announced.