Items tagged with 1080P

If you need to get your Orange is the New Black fix in 1080p, Edge might be the browser for you. Microsoft Edge is now the only Windows browser that can consistently stream Netflix in 1080p (the other browsers were limited to 720p). These recent tests follow-up an investigation conducted by Microsoft on browser battery life in June. According to Microsoft’s own testing, Netflix sent higher resolution and higher bitrate video to Microsoft Edge compared to the other browsers. The fact that Microsoft Edge received 1080p content in their test indicates that the browser actually ran a somewhat higher power draw than it otherwise would have. Internet Explorer also ran 1080p, however, it was less predictable... Read more...
Back in mid-2014, Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO Richard Yu lobbed quite a few grenades at the nascent market for QHD smartphone displays. At the time, 1080p displays were quite common on flagship smartphones, so Yu stated, “I don't think we need QHD displays on mobiles. Your eyes totally cannot identify between full HD and 2K on a smartphone. You can't distinguish the difference, so it's totally nonsense.” Yu went on to add that the power demand for QHD were immense, and added, “[Your] eyes cannot see the difference, so why should we do that? I think it's a stupid thing." If that is how Yu felt about QHD (2560x1440) displays on smartphones, imagine what he would say about Sony’s Xperia Z5... Read more...
Prepare to meet Lily, the world's first throw-and-shoot camera and the first product from Lily Robotics. Lily is self-flying unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) camera that is designed to follow you, committing your movements to video and/or still photos, via a small circular GPS-enabled tracker that you keep on or near you.  A single tap on the tracker gets the party started, readying Lily to follow a defined set of commands, all while maintaining a tight focus on you. And armed with a camera that company CTO and co-founder Henry Bradlow says is roughly equivalent to the GoPro Hero 3, Lily is able to deliver the results of that focus in the form of 1080p video at 60fps, 720p video at 120fps,... Read more...
Samsung yesterday announced three additions to their nascent curved display line, diverting attention from the looming official release next Friday of their two new Galaxy S6 smartphones. The new models, all featuring 1080p panels and priced significantly lower than the $1,199 SE790C Curved Monitor Samsung debuted in January at CES include the SE590C Curved Monitor (31.5-inches, 1920x1080 resolution, 3000R curvature, $599.99), the SE591C Curved Monitor (27-inches, 1920x1080 resolution, 4000R curvature, $399.99), and the SE510C Curved Monitor (available in both 23.6 and 27-inch sizes, 1920x1080 resolution, 4000R curvature, $299.99).  “We’ve seen a lot of excitement... Read more...
If the transition from the Galaxy S4 to Galaxy S5 was disappointing to customers and detrimental to Samsung’s smartphone sales/earnings, we have to wonder if the same fate will befall HTC. We hope not, but the HTC One M9’s specs have been officially revealed, and for better or worse, it’s more of the same. As we have detailed in previous articles, the HTC One M9 carries on the same design theme that we first saw with the One M7 and continued with the One M8. It’s a clean, sleek, industrial look, but it would have been nice to see HTC spice things up a bit. With Samsung swinging for the fences design-wise with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, we’ll just have to see how HTC’s conservative approach... Read more...
Sony is being accused of display resolution shenanigans in its Killzone: Shadow Fall game for the PlayStation 4 (PS4) console. According to the California class-action lawsuit, Sony advertised the game as running in 1080p, but fell short of that promise when it was discovered that the multiplayer portion runs at an upscaled 960x1080. According to the lawsuit, parts of which were reposted by Kotaku, "Sony admitted that it did not in fact design Killzone to display multiplayer graphics in 1080p, but instead used a technological shortcut that was supposed to provide 'subjectively similar' results." What the suit is referring to is what Killzone developers Guerilla Games describe as "temporal rejection,"... Read more...
We've finally entered the era where resolution is of the utmost importance, it seems. Retina Displays are now found across most of Apple's flagship products, 1080p panels are popping up on flagship Android devices, and even lower-end tablets are aiming to hit the HD ranking. And while 1080p is fantastic even on an 85" panel sitting in the living room, can you imagine how crisp a 13" panel would look with that kind of pixel density? You don't have to imagine it any longer. It's for sale. Dell's small-but-powerful XPS 13 Ultrabook has started to ship directly from Dell with a 13.3" 1080p display, also offering a wider 72% color gamut (up from 45% on the 720p panels). The base rig also ships with... Read more...
At the Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies (CEATEC) 2012 convention in Japan this morning, Sharp gave attendees a glimpse of its new 5-inch Full HD 1080p LCD panels for smartphones. That's right -- while the majority of Ultrabook makers struggle to cram 1080p displays into thin and light laptops, Sharp is getting it done on smartphone-sized screens. Pixel density checks in at an incredible 443 pixels per inch (ppi), beating out the Retina Display on Apple's iPhone 5 model, which measures 4 inches and features a 326 ppi. It's also higher than the Samsung Galaxy S III (4.8 inches, 306 ppi) and Nokia Lumia 920 (4.5-inches, 332 ppi). Sharp says the 5-inch panels employ CG-Silicon technology,... Read more...
Something's brewing over at HTC, and if early benchmarks are any indication, it's going to knock your socks off when it debuts. Specifically, it appears HTC is prepping a new flagship smartphone, one that will sport a large touchscreen with a 1794x1080 resolution and a 1.5GHz processor nestled into a performance oriented chipset. Details of the unnamed device appeared on GLBenchmark.com, where it's listed under the codename "dlx" with model number HTC6435LVW. Based on the device information data, the phone is destined for Verizon Wireless, but what's really interesting are the performance numbers. HTC's smartphone scored 121.1 frames per second (FPS) on GLBenchmark's Egypt Offscreen test and... Read more...
Now that there's a 1080p mobile display (courtesy of LG Display), why not usher in a 1080p mobile camera? Great idea, says OmniVision. The company has just introduced the OV2722, which is its second-gen native 1080p HD CMOS image sensor. It's engineered specifically for highly portable products (tablets, phones, etc.), where low profiles are critical. It relies on the company's new OmniBSI+ pixel architecture, and is built on the new 1.4-micron OmniBSI+ pixel. The OV2722 supports multiple platform architectures and controllers with both parallel and MIPI interfaces, but there's no word on when companies will start integrating these into products. Given that it's already in volume production,... Read more...
What if your next display was one that you wore on your head? It could be. Silicon Micro Display has just announced their new ST1080 glasses, an almost futuristic gizmo that allows for 1080p playback right in front of your face. It's similar in scope to the Vuzix displays that are already out there, but these offer up support for 2D and 3D viewing, and it'll even hang with augmented reality. There's video out for those times where you just need to step back from it all, and it can be recharged via USB. But here's the question: would you put one of these on your face? As nifty as this is for big screen viewing on the subway, in meetings (shh, don't tell the boss) and in cramped studio apartments,... Read more...
The smart folks at Genius recently kicked off their foray into the camcorder business with the launch of the G-Shot HD575T. The G-Shot is a hybrid high-definition touchscreen optical camcorder with "one of the slimmest" profiles around, the company claims, but despite its comparatively thin stature, it's capable of shooting Full HD 1080p video and snapping up to 16-megapixel still images with software interpolation. It has a 3-inch LTPS touchscreen display that folds in and out as needed, as well as rotates. If you tap the screen before snapping a photo, you can make brightness adjustments with the Auto Exposure feature. Once you've taken the shot, you can rotate pictures with a twist of your... Read more...
Earlier this month we covered Walmart's burgeoning partnership with the Ultraviolet DRM system backed by major Hollywood studios and their plans to "assist" customers in registering DVDs with the Ultraviolet system. Walmart has since announced additional details to the program and it's a clever attempt to drive more users to Vudu, Walmart's subsidiary movie streaming service. Here's how the service works. "Starting April 16th, 2012 in more than 3,500 stores, Walmart customers will be able to bring their DVD and Blu-ray collections to Walmart and receive digital access to their favorite titles from the partnering studios. An equal conversion for standard DVDs and Blu-ray discs will be $2. Standard... Read more...
Asus is pumping out a fair number of product announcements at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and one of them relates to an upgraded version of its Eee Pad Transformer Prime tablet. The new tablet -- model TF700T -- will sport the same body style and slip into the same docking station as the original Prime (TF201), but will come with a few upgrades. Nothing ground shaking to make you want to throw your existing Prime tablet in a river a sadness for falling prey to EAS (Early Adopter Syndrome), but the TF700T will boast a Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) Super IPS+ display, upgraded from the TF201's 1280x800 resolution. Asus is also upgrading the integrated front-facing camera from 1.2MP... Read more...
Sony will release a new PS3 SKU in the near future, but the upcoming console revision will remove a current feature. According to a leaked (but confirmed) memo, the new "K" series PS3 will no longer output Blu-ray HD video over anything but HDMI. All previous PS3 consoles have been capable of outputting all 1080P content over component out. According to Sony, the new SKU has been released in response to the finalization of the AACS standard. AACS is the content protection system that governs Blu-ray Disc. The finalized standard limits analog output resolution as follows: All new players sold after December 31, 2010 "must limit analog video output of BD content to interlaced standard definition... Read more...
For the past few years, display manufacturers of every stripe have been singing the praises of 3-D displays and their various levels of support for the nascent standard. Consumers, unfortunately, haven't been playing along. Despite marketing initiatives, high-profile film releases, and prominent support for 3-D gaming from the likes of Sony and Nvidia, 3-D isn't catching very well. TV manufacturers are grappling with some of the same difficulties that've slowed down Blu-ray adoption. It took various manufacturers and the FCC decades to create an HDTV broadcast standard that satisfied the government's concerns while delivering superior image quality, but there was never any question as to whether... Read more...
For every gem you find on YouTube, there are at least a dozen crappy videos recorded in standard definition. It's not YouTube's fault -- the Google owned video sharing site came into existence before affordable hand-held camcorders capable of shooting HD videos emerged. But as long as companies like Toshiba keep releasing high-tech gear at low-tech prices, we expect to see higher quality videos posted online. Take Toshiba's newly introduced Camileo P100 and B10 camcorders, for example. As the more expensive of the two, the P100 will only set rookie directors back $180 (MSRP), yet it offers Full HD 1080p recording, a 5x optical zoom, and a 16MP photo resolution. It also sports a swiveling 3-inch... Read more...
Origin's EON line of gaming PCs was never a slow one. In fact, it was one of the most blazing lines around, with wicked customization options and a sky-is-the-limit vibe to it. Now, there's even more wow-factor packed in. The company has just upgraded the EON17-S with a 1080p 3D panel and overclocking options that push the CPU to 4.8GHz! Yes, that's from Origin, and yes, they'll honor their own warranty even with a chip pushed to the extreme. Furthermore, the company's tossing in a built-in 3D emitter. So, let's recap: a near-5GHz CPU, 1080p 3D and a massive 17" shell. Shame the starting tag is still $1759, but you obviously get what you pay for.... Read more...
Another day, another new Panasonic camera. The company has been pumping out a healthy amount of compact cameras here lately, with the LUMIX FX78 featuring an f/2.5 24mm ultra-wide Leica lens, a 3.5" touch screen and a 1080p movie mode. That's not too shabby for simply a point-and-shoot camera, and there's also Touch AF, Touch Zoom, Touch Shutter, and Touch Playback. A 5x optical zoom is also featured, with the Smart Touch Screen allowing the Auto Focus to be set by simply touching the subject on the LCD. In other words, if you aren't cool with using a touch panel to access pretty much everything on this camera, you'll probably want to look for another model entirely. And with 3D being all the... Read more...
Warpia announced StreamHD, a device that lets you stream media from a laptop to a TV in true 1080p resolution. With the StreamHD, you can share video, pictures, movies, presentations, and more from your laptop wirelessly with your HDTV. The StreamHD supports a range of 30 feet (line-of-site). If your home theater system has optical inputs, the StreamHD will deliver 5.1-channel surround sound. New StreamHD from Warpia Wirelessly Extends Your Entertainment World with 1080P PC-to-TV Streaming Advanced connectivity solution beams media from laptop computer to TV in true HD quality San Jose, Calif., January 4, 2011 – Warpia is excited to unveil the newest contribution to their line of wireless... Read more...
Warpia's not new to content streaming. In fact, they're one of the early ones to bring it to mass-market with a lower priced, USB-based solution. And now they're stepping it up a notch. With 1080p wireless streaming becoming the norm, Warpia is revealing a new and improved Easy Dock Pro. This multi-piece solution allows you to wirelessly connect a laptop to your desktop monitor, keyboard, mouse, and speakers, or to your big-screen TV in HD quality. It's also machine agnostic; just plug it in a USB port and let the 1080p material stream away. It works with Macs and PCs, and it supports monitors and other displays up to 25” with resolutions of 1920x1080 via a DVI or VGA connection. There's... Read more...
Home Theater PC buffs rejoice, wireless HDMI technologies have finally come of age. Though there are two camps firmly entrenched in the market (Intel's WiDi and WHDI), the bottom line is lag-free full HD 1080p HDMI wireless video/audio transmission is now a reality. No longer does that HTPC need to be shoehorned into the confines of your entertainment center. And that desktop replacement notebook you have perched on the coffee table just got a major display upgrade, seamlessly connected to your HDTV; look Ma, no wires. Stay with us as we take you through a tour of two WHDI standard-based wireless HDMI transmitter kits--the Asus WiCast and the briteView HDelight. Big screen gaming nirvana and... Read more...
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