Category Archives: TV/4K/UHD

AV1: Curb Your Enthusiasm

Like Chewbacca cosplayers drooling in anticipation over any Star Wars Episode IX detail droplet, attendees at the recent Streaming Video East confab were all atwitter over the potential of the recently minted AV1 video codec proffered by the Alliance for … Continue reading

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The 4K Video Codec War: What You Need To Know

We’re all familiar with format wars — VHS v. Beta, Blu-ray v. HD-DVD, even the 19th century’s AC v. DC war of the currents. What you may not be familiar with is the current 4K video compression format war between … Continue reading

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The Next Best TV Under $1,000?

In January, we named the 55-inch 6 Series TCL TV, the 55P607 (the 2017 model), the best value for a TV under $1,000, and now TCL has upgraded its 6 Series for 2018. Better yet, the company is selling its new … Continue reading

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Sharp Now Shipping 8K TVs Overseas

After years of teasing at varying trade shows, Sharp has finally begun shipping the world’s first commercially available 8K monitor, the 70-inch, 7,680 by 4,320 Aquos LV-70X500E (€11,199). Continue reading this post here.

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What Will Be The Legacy of Legacy Formats?

Recent reports of the demise of the compact disc feature elegies tinged with funereal nostalgia for what was once a bold, new and literally shiny technology.  Those might as well have been elegies for all physical media including the CD’s … Continue reading

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Samsung Bows Smarter, Prettier 2018 QLED TVs

Stressing beauty, size and functionality, along with a set of unique intelligence and aesthetic features, Samsung officially unveiled its 2018 QLED and Ultra HD TV lineup at a grandiose CES-style event at the American Stock Exchange building in lower Manhattan. … Continue reading

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Ready for the AI TV Future?

Ready for the AI TV Future?

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UHD Blu-ray’s Narrow Opportunity Window

UHD Blu-ray’s Narrow Opportunity Window

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The Coming 1K/2K to 4K Upconversion Disconnect

The Coming 1K/2K to 4K Upconversion Disconnect Or why I won’t buy a 4K TV – yet.

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Where Old TVs Go to Live

Here’s my story on Huff Post all about my visit to the Early TV Museum in Hilliard, OH.

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