Category Archives: TV/4K/UHD

If Action Cams Are Over, What’s Next?

GoPro, the inventor of and leading seller of action cams, recently announced what it called a “deep loss” for its first quarter 2016. It was GoPro’s second straight quarterly drop after several years of storybook hockey stick ascent to top … Continue reading

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8K TV is Around the Corner—No Kidding

At the IFA Global Press Conference (GPC) in Hong Kong, held in conjunction with the inaugural IFA-organized CE China confab, we were told that 1.4m 8K Super Hi-Vision (SHV) TVs would ship in 2019, with another 2.1m in 2020. Wait. … Continue reading

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Why Smart TVs Are Like a 10-Year-Old

Smart TVs – or, rather, their makers – have yet to put all the pieces together to make them any smarter than a precocious 10-year-old. Even though the TV is often the heart of the home, even smart sets lack … Continue reading

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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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