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You can go ahead and set your recently purchased 4K television on the side of the road for garbage pickup, it's obsolete now. Just kidding, folks! Your 4K Ultra HD display is still tops, though at some point in the not-too-distant future you can bet that TV makers will try pushing 8K models onto consumers. The groundwork is already being laid with supplementary technologies like DisplayPort getting upgraded for the impending 8K revolution.Just this week, the Video Electronics Standards Associate (VESA, from here on out) announced that it published version 1.4 of the DisplayPort audio/video standard. It builds upon the advancements introduced in DisplayPort 1.3 and now has the bandwidth and compression... Read more...
At a show where huge, elaborate booths are the norm, LG always manages to outshine most. Year after year, it walks journalists and other attendees through massive displays that positively bristle with new electronics and enormous TVs that fill the room with color. This year, LG is rocking the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) with some new 4K TVs and is even talking up a 98-inch, 8K TV. “We’re confident our newest HDR-enabled SUPER UHD TVs in 2016 will generate much excitement not in the industry, but also with consumers in general,” said Brian Kwon, President and CEO at LG’s Home Entertainment Company in a statement. “We are the only company with a dual strategy focused on both OLED and IPS... Read more...
By any metric, 8K is an incredible resolution. In fact, given that most HD content is still published in 1080p, the same could be said about 4K. With that, "incredible" in relation to 8K could mean different things to different people. 4K packs in four times the pixels of 1080p, while 8K takes that and multiplies it by four once again. We're talking 33,177,600 pixels. For some more perspective, here's our handy comparison graphic: Most current 1080p desktop monitors being sold today hover around the 22-inch form-factor, while 4K can be had in monitors 27-inch and above. So it stands to reason that an 8K computer monitor should scale upwards as well. Perhaps 40-inches? That could be ideal, but... Read more...
Here's a fun fact -- YouTube has supported 8K video since 2010. The label for 8K video (4320p/8K) was only added "earlier this year," according to Google, but support for the crazy high resolution has been baked into YouTube for the past five years. The thing is, who has the equipment to shoot video at that resolution? Not many, which is why the recently uploaded "Ghost Towns" is likely the first 8K video on YouTube. Ghost Towns was uploaded three days ago and is a short 2 minute and 8 second video, but due to the buzz it's receiving on the Internet, it's already up to more than half a million views. It was filmed by Luke and Marika Neumann using a RED Epic Dragon 6K in portrait... Read more...
Is this an April Fools joke, a simple error on its part, or a massive, high-profile leak from one of Apple’s largest suppliers? We may never know, but LG Display last week issued a press release announcing its next generation of high-resolution 8K display panels. While the arrival of 8K displays is headline-grabbing in its own right, what makes this reveal so intriguing is the fact that LG managed to slip this peculiar sentence into its press release: “Apple has also announced that they will release the ‘iMac 8K’ with a super-high resolution display later this year.”LG's 8K scale (Source: LG)8K scaling courtesy Wikipedia (Source: Wikimedia Commons) For starters, Apple hasn’t announced anything... Read more...
VESA is probably best known for its TV wall mount specifications, but the non-profit standards organization also provides specs for electronics. One of those standards, DisplayPort (DP), is a display interface that competes with the likes of HDMI and DVI. VESA updated the embedded version of DisplayPort, known as eDP, to support higher resolutions, more colors and better refresh rates in mobile devices like laptops and smartphones.  VESA’s eDP v1.4a is based largely on eDP v1.3, but has some important new features for device manufacturers as they bump up mobile device displays into the 4K category and start looking towards even higher resolutions. eDP v1.4a will even be able... Read more...
Massive displays are everywhere you look at the Consumer Electronics Show, but I found that some of the most interesting displays at CES 2015 are small: LG Display has some slick new technology for smartphones and a prototype for car dashboards that we hope will be showing up in cars soon. Touch-sensitive sides put icons and sliders in easy reach on this LG Display phone. A smartphone with curved edges struck me as unnecessary and unwieldy – until I got a chance to check out LG Display’s 6-inch smartphone with an “active bending” plastic OLED display. Notifications, including text message, can slide up the side of the phone and are surprisingly easy to ready as they pass by. The edges can also... Read more...
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