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Ready or not, the 4K HDTV revolution is coming. And we're guessing that every single TV manufacuter on the planet is hoping for better traction than was received with 3D HDTVs. Samsung has just announced new 55" and 65" Ultra HD sets in the F9000 range, both of which will be available to pre-order on July 21st. Following in the footsteps of the award-winning Samsung S9 UHD TV introduced earlier this year, the F9000 series offers four times the resolution of 1080p. Each set also includes a  four-step process including signal analysis, noise minimization, UHD up-scaling and detail enhancement... Read more...
3D HDTVs didn't have a very successful run, but the television industry as a whole sure hopes that 4K HDTVs have better luck. The same technology that has wowed movie-goers in select, higher-end cinemas is headed to living rooms across the world soon. Toshiba announced the L9300U Series of 4K Ultra HD TVs will be available for purchase in the U.S. this August, starting at $4,999 MSRP for the 58-inch model. Powered by Toshiba's proprietary CEVO 4K Quad+Dual Core Processor, L9300U Series TVs deliver the highest quality 4K image processing, including Resolution Restoration to restore clean near 4K... Read more...
Samsung today announced the availability of its Curved OLED TV at an event held in Seoul, South Korea. One of the major upsides to using a curved panel is that viewers will be able to enjoy "true-to-life" pictures no matter what their viewing angle or vantage point, Samsung says. It also features a "Multi View" function that allows viewers to watch two different live TV programs simultaneously. "This technology is made possible through the rapid response time of the screen and exclusive 3D glasses with built-in earphones that deliver separate audio to each viewer," Samsung explained in a press... Read more...
And just like that, the final nail in the coffin is hammered down. While sales of 3D HDTVs weren't ever remarkable, there was still a slim chance that the technology would garner enough traction to be profitable. But no more. The one and only at-home content hope for 3D was sports. Movies, sure, but mostly the technology would live or die based on the success of sporting events. ESPN 3D was one of the first major 3D channels, and ESPN was one of the first networks to invest heavily in 3D even before it was a proven medium. Sadly, it appears that the bet won't pay off. ESPN has announced, amidst... Read more...
The television industry could use a swift kick in the rear, or at least a revolution in terms of the UI used to access pay-TV content. But until then, it looks as if the second screen is the only place where innovation is ongoing. TiVo's latest efforts on this front is in the app world, where its mobile companion software is being used to power cable operators' second screen experiences. Thomas Elam, Vice President and General Manager Service Provider Business, TiVo, said, "TiVo's operator solutions help the provider's subscribers realize the full value of their subscription and enhance content... 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...
After all of these years, Vizio's still cranking out low-cost HDTVs. But these days, quality seems to be higher on the priority list. The company's new M-Series is a cut above some of the older models, rivaling flagship sets from LG, Sharp, Sony and Toshiba. This week, pricing and availability details were launched for that range, which includes the Razor LED Smart TV models. These guys have an exceptional design, with practically no bezel to speak of and impressive specifications to boot. The signature M-Series design is available in a full range of screen size classes including 32" (M321i), 40"... Read more...
Well, well -- the fight for the living room continues. With Microsoft marketing the Xbox One not as a game console, but as an "all-in-one" living room product, it's clear that consumer companies are intently interested in claiming the eyeballs of those plopped down in front of the television. Google TV was Google's own effort to accomplish that, but it never really went anywhere. That said, there's always time for a second chance, and LG is looking to make that happen. A new Korea Times report suggests that LG Electronics could see its TV sales rise due to integration with Google TV. Presently,... 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...
These aren't easy times for Sharp. The company has been reeling for years now, and this isn't the first occasion where we've heard that Sharp may need to take drastic measures just to remain afloat. The latest report suggests that around 5,000 Sharp employees will soon be heading for the exits, with directors and advisory roles being hit the hardest. Also, it'll shift production to a three-year plan to hopefully recover in time. Most of Sharp's job losses will mount overseas. With around 51,000 employees, 5,000 isn't a huge percentage, but it'll still be felt. The main office in Osaka will see... Read more...
While cloud services in general are hotter than ever, it's been quite some time since we've heard an update on LG Cloud. But now, the Korea-based company is providing a crucial update. LG Cloud was first (quietly) rolled out in the U.S., South Korea and Russia last year, but now, things are about to get a lot more global. LG plans to roll Cloud out to more than 40 other nations (including those in Europe, Asia, and Latin America) but the next of May. LG Cloud enables users to stream content directly to LG CINEMA 3D Smart TVs as well as providing a convenient location to store entertainment content... 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...
The future of television may not rest in the hands of typical content creators. Or, perhaps not directly in the hands of the same distribution channels that we're used to. While ISPs have typically been the ultimate gatekeepers for content, smaller firms like Amazon and Netflix are quietly paving the way for a new type of distribution that bypasses Comcast, Viacom, HBO and all of the rest. They're forking out funds to produce original content that only their subscribers have access to, flipping the equation entirely. Soon, it'll be pay-TV subscribers that are clamoring for access to shows that... Read more...
Here's a question: does the world need a giant Windows 8 PC? Something tells us the answer must be "yes," and that something is the InFocus BigTouch. It's a giant 55" all-in-one Windows PC, built for huge conference rooms, educational spaces, and working event spaces. Or, the home office of someone who firmly believes that bigger is truly better. It's a massive machine -- large enough to double as a suitable HDTV in most cases, with an internal PC that boasts six USB sockets, two HDMI ports, two Ethernet jacks, a Core i5 processor, and a display resolution of 1920x1080. There's also a 120GB solid... Read more...
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