Category Archives: TV/4K/UHD

Welcome to TV’s 5th Wave

A piece exploring the historical waves of country-dominated TV suppliers over the last 50 years from the U.S. to Europe to Japan to Korea and now, maybe China? – for Digital Technology Consulting. Read on here.

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Now Is the Time to Buy a 4K TV—But Which One?

A piece on how to buy a 4K TV in 2016 for Hometips.com (via eBay), which you can read here – and, yes, I know “FALD” stands for “full array local dimming.” Don’t ask.

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Is There A Universal Cable Converter Solution?

If you think the presidential primaries, Cam Newton v. the media, and Superman v. Batman battles are brutal, just wait. Two of the most hated entities in our society—the Federal government and local cable TV providers—are about to butt proverbial … Continue reading

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CES 2016: Hisense & Sharp Announce 47 New TV Models

During CES once again, I did on-the-spot reporting for the Show Daily, run by TWICE. Many of the stories I wrote appeared ONLY in the printed edition of the Show Daily, unfortunately. But this story on Hisense’s new 2016 TVs … Continue reading

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5G: Something Is Happening, But We Don’t Know What It Is

As our annual sojourn to the crowded and exhausting CES creeps closer like an appointment for a root canal, we might foretell here what we expect to see at the annual electronics gathering. But instead, we’d like to look ahead … Continue reading

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The Best TV Under $1,000

Yes, new 4K UHD TVs with HDR (High Dynamic Range) and WCG (Wide Color Gamut) are here. But in this piece for Techlicious, I explored the best bargains in both 2K and 4K (albeit last year’s models), including the Vizio … Continue reading

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Is the HEVC Digital Camera/Editing Software Logjam About to Burst?

All 4K UHDs can decode HEVC files; after all, all the 4K streaming video content from Netflix and Amazon and Vudu and anyone else who is or will be streaming 4K video is encoded in HEVC. Unfortunately, the HEVC ecosystem … Continue reading

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Smartphone Developments: New Features that are Worth Buying

Likely my last story for Consumers Digest (it’s a long, sordid story). In all events, my general survey of the smartphone landscape as of September 2015 (when written, not when published).

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Shhh! Panasonic is About to Debut UHD Blu-ray – But Don’t Tell Anyone

Did you know that Panasonic was on the verge of releasing the world’s first UHD Blu-ray deck? No? Neither did I, or anyone else who doesn’t speak Japanese or work for Panasonic. Read more here.

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Why the UHD Transition is NOT the HDTV Transition

If you’re feeling some weird sense of déjà vu with the chicken-egg conundrum surrounding the production of 4K content/broadcasting and UHD TV sales, it’s because you have vague recollections of the introduction of HDTV back in the late 1990s. While … Continue reading

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