Category Archives: TV/4K/UHD

UHD Blu-ray: A Niche of a Niche

  Some of the UHD Blu-ray player suppliers who have dipped their toes into the new format pool are taking different approaches on selling a new packaged media format in a video landscape where fewer consumers will likely show much … Continue reading

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How Will TV Makers Compete With VR?

For VR to go mainstream, there may need to be a non-helmet, group-sharing counterpart—wider TVs with paradigm-snapping viewing capabilities. Are there any on the horizon? Find out why or why not here.

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Is UHD Blu-ray The Last Gasp of Packaged Media?

Considering the popularity of UHD TVs and the dearth of 4K content, you’d think UHD TV buyers would be snapping up UHD BD decks and UHD Blu-ray titles. Surprisingly, not so much. Found out what this means here.

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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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