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Just in case you had any lingering doubt that 4K HDTVs would be everywhere in a matter of months, LG has followed Samsung and Sony by introducing a range of its own. LG Electronics' newest Ultra HD TV series (model LA9700), which is available in 65- and 55-inch class sizes, went on sale for the first time in the U.S. this week. The price? $8000 for the big one, and $6000 for the smaller one. According to LG, these are the first Ultra HD sets in these sizes with "full-backlit LED screens." Each one also includes a 4.1-channel, 50-watt sound system via a sliding speaker bar. With LG's NANO technology,... Read more...
4K is quite the in-thing these days. Where 3D failed, 4K resolution is apt to thrive. Why? No glasses, of course. And people tend to really, really love pixels -- just look at how well the Retina display has gone over in the iPhone and MacBook Pro. Now, Asus is pushing the envelope by revealing a monster of a monitor. It's a 31.5" 4K Ultra HD monitor, designed for only the most spacious of desks and perceptive of eyes. It offers up 4x the resolution of a standard 1080p desk monitor, which should make photo designers drool. The PQ321 has a native 3840 x 2160 resolution, 140 pixels-per-inch, a 16:9... Read more...
4K HDTVs are slowly but surely finding their way to production lines. While we've seen early price estimates ranging from outrageous to outrageously affordable (at least, comparatively), and Sony's newest sets land somewhere in the middle. The company has just gone official with pricing and release dates for the BRAVIA X9 4K HDTV range, with sales to start this week and shipments to commence in mid-June. In UK stores including Sony Centres, John Lewis and Currys from mid-June, BRAVIA X9 will ship in 55" and 65" screen sizes. While 4K content is going to be hard to come by for a while, the X9 range... Read more...
So, now that 4K HDTVs are hitting the production line, one has to wonder: where is all of that 4K content going to come from? No doubt, some of it will be upscaled 1080p content at first, but many motion pictures are already being shot natively in 4K. It's just a matter of time before even more content arrives that way, as well. But to do it properly, you need a capture card that can handle the extreme influx of all of that data. 4K shooting requires huge amounts of storage space, and also, a memory card with tons of bandwidth to handle all of the I/O transmissions. That's where Toshiba comes in.... Read more...
3D HDTVs never really went anywhere, and most folks outside of the marketing world would probably tell you that they aren't surprised. But the next major leap in television technology may be on the verge of hitting the mainstream: 4K. While 4K projectors have been around for years and have already infiltrated many cinemas, few consumer-level units have been produced. But that's changing, and fast. Seiki has just introduced a new 50" 4K HDTV that's instantly different than the rivals coming out from LG, Sharp and Sony. Instead of costing well north of $10,000, this set is listed for just $1,299.... Read more...