Tag Archives: 4K

5 Reasons Not To Buy A 4K TV Just Yet

More reasons to delay your purchase of a 4K TV, which you can read at Huffington Post here.

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Many Monstrous Notes at CES 2017

After experiencing CES, one gets the feeling that consumers are being inundated with too much new technology, far too much to comprehend or adopt. Read why here.

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A 360-Degree Video Future? Codec is Key

Today, encoding standard 6:9 4K video footage is well served by the newest codecs. But getting to a future of fully immersive 360-degree video recording is where encoding will go next. Read more here in this blog entry at Digital … Continue reading

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OLEDs Aplenty at IFA

Nearly every TV maker at IFA in Berlin displayed are UHD OLED sets, all using panels sourced from LG. Read who and why here.

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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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