Items tagged with HDTV

In the world of exploding markets, video streaming is high atop the list. Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft -- pretty much every major consumer electronics name is wrapped up in video streaming in some way. And now, even a name that's linked tightly to nightly DVD rentals is venturing into the virtual world after... Read more...
According to a recent report, around half of all Super Bowl commercials featured Twitter in some form or fashion. Perhaps it was just a hashtag logo at the end, or perhaps it was that iconic bird icon beside the company's Twitter handle. Regardless of the particulars, it's quite clear that Twitter has exploded, and is... Read more...
The way things are going, it looks as if the second-screen experience is only going become more universal, not less. And companies involved in that space stand to gain a lot of attention in the coming months and years. Dijit Media isn't a company that too many outside of the tech sphere have heard of, but that could... Read more...
Now that CES is over, we're left with one major thought: when are those gorgeous 4K HDTVs hitting the market? It's clear that 4K is going to be the next major leap in high-definition television, and it's likely that many with decade-old HDTVs will soon be tempted to update those. But in order to do so, a lot of other... Read more...
These days, you aren't getting much attention in the streaming TV universe if you aren't named Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, or Apple. But Crackle, billed as a "multi-platform entertainment network," is hoping to get a bit of that limelight with a new announcement. In a bid to get onto more devices and in front of more... Read more...
One of the buzzwords to come out of CES last week wasn't really a world at all: it's 4K. But the term you'll be hearing more often is "Ultra HD." Samsung actually showcased an 85" Ultra HD monster at the show, and to those who generally complain that CES is full of concepts that never ship -- have a look at this. The... Read more...
While Smart TVs have improved over the years, one issue in particular has bothered us: there's no uniformity. Every single TV has their own user interface, and every single software back-end is written on a different platform. And how can you get developers to band together and help make an ecosystem better, if every... Read more...
Intel being in the set-top business isn't news. The company has been producing SoCs that are ideal for boxes that hum along 24/7 handling media-related tasks, and while these chips aren't nearly as well-known as the Xeons and Pentiums of the world, they're being shipped in a large amount of products. But what if we told you those shipments... Read more...
Mitsubishi may have wound down its production of laser-based rear-projection television, but lasers are clearly too stylish to leave the display industry completely. LG has just let slip a new Hecto laser TV projector, which is set to make its official debut in just days at CES 2013. Reportedly, the rectangular black box will be able to produce... Read more...
CES 2013 is just around the bend, and it looks like a couple of companies are getting that boll rolling sooner rather than later. Instead of waiting for the official show doors to open, Samsung is taking the wraps off of a few secrets ahead of time. Thanks to shots seen in its Flickr feed, which the company is known... Read more...
Looking to get into a business? Don't bother with flat-panel TVs. The last company to seemingly get into this shindig and have a real go at it was Vizio, and it's been downhill ever seen. Sony, Sharp, LG, Toshiba and a host of others have cited the TV panel industry at being one with razor thin margins, and while new plasma and LCD sets used... Read more...
Ultra HD? It's shaping up to be a major story at CES 2013, with 4K HDTVs finally to a point where affluent consumers start to buy these sets. But then, of course, there's the chicken-and-egg issue: will anyone buy a 4K HDTV without 4K content to enjoy, and on the other hand, will anyone produce 4K content without... Read more...
Live in a FiOS town? Before we proceed further, consider yourself highly enviable. Now, you might also find yourself soon yearning for an LG Smart TV. Why? Because FiOS TV customers will soon be able to stream content directly into those sets. LG's Smart TV platform has just become the first in the industry to allow FiOS TV customers to enjoy... Read more...
As CES 2013 draws closer, you can count on more and more HDTVs surfacing. Hitachi's the latest of the bunch, introducing their Fall 2012 line of Smart TVs. Included are new 3D UltraVision UltraThin LED TVs, and these actually support Roku streaming within. The whole lot supports 1080p HD output, built-in WiFi and IPTV connectivity. Encased... Read more...
Hello, beautiful. There really isn't a whole lot more to say about Sony's new HDTV, but we'll try. At IFA in Berlin, Sony unveiled "the future of television," and while such wording is bold, it may honestly be warranted in this particular case. The company's newest is a massive 84" set, and better still, it's a 4K HDTV, which ought to make... Read more...
When the going gets tough, the tough get going. And evidently, those that can't beat 'em eventually join 'em. All of the common phrases seem to apply to Apple, which may finally be caving to the powers that control television content in a bid to make any impact at all. Despite years of rumors, no Apple-infused... Read more...
Although most of our time is spent hunkered down in the labs running benchmarks, taking and editing pictures, compiling data, working on page layouts, and of course writing, on occasion some of us actually get to go out into the real world and interact with people. I know. It’s crazy. But it does happen... Read more...
The world's largest HDTV? Not quite, but it's certainly amongst the biggest, and definitely up there in terms of TVs that are actually available for sale to simpletons like us. Samsung just announced a new 75" monster of a TV -- a Smart TV that actually includes a copy of gesture-controlled Angry Birds. That's right... Read more...
Got a 60" HDTV? Your neighbor might. But what if you could say you had a 60" HDTV that wrapped around the corner of a wall? Now that'd be a talking point. Evidently, LG Display will be developing a unique technology for an ultra high-def flexible OLED display that's 60" diagonal. The problem? It'll take until 2017 to create, but it'll probably... Read more...
Remember when "widescreen" HDTVs hit the market en masse, and people were complaining far and wide about "black bars" still seen when watching DVDs? It's because loads of movies are shot and filmed at 21:9, not the 16:9 that typical HDTVs show. But evidently Vizio thinks that there's a cadre of consumers out there willing to pony up for an... Read more...
Ever heard of RED? That's the company making those crazy high-resolution 4K EPIC cameras that all the fancy filmmakers seem to be using these days. But it's the 4K part here that we want to point out; while RED's 4K cameras are wildly small for capturing that much detail, what about this guy? A Canadian company by the name of Point Grey just... Read more...
Most of the time, companies have extol their new devices, and explain why Product A is superior to Product B. But sometimes, you do things like this. Sharp has just introduced the "largest TV on the planet." And really, need we say more? Actually, we do. There are without question TV sets out there larger than this... Read more...
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