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Samsung Makes Convincing Case for Curved UHD TV

Samsung Makes Convincing Case for Curved UHD TV | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


To our surprise, not only did the curved model seem more immersive, it also had noticeably wider viewing angles.


The reason could be due to the curvature radius of 4200mm chosen by Samsung, which does seem like the ideal sweet spot.


So if you’re wondering if bendy tellies are ideal for the living room, the answer is a resounding yes.


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First Year of the 4K TV Era

First Year of the 4K TV Era | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Four things are happening that making 2014 the first year that 4K will be broadly available:

1) New Technologies
2) Affordable 4K sets
3) Increasing amount of 4K content
4) Content distribution.

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Ultra-widescreen LG 105-inch 21:9 Curved UHDT

Ultra-widescreen LG 105-inch 21:9 Curved UHDT | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


The world for HDTVs are getting wider, and that’s literally with LG’s recent announcement of a 105-inch 21:9 Curved UHD TV.

However, this new LG creation will be different from its 77-inch curved HD OLED TV brother as a bigger sibling will utilized LCD display with an improved TFT technology for superb and even backlighting across the curved display.

Technically, it’s not 5K with 5,120 x 2,160 UHD resolution but the 105UB9 model has a wider-than-usual 21:9 “CinemaScope”.

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4K Resolution Is Visible vs 1080p on 55″ TV from 9′ Viewing Distance

4K Resolution Is Visible vs 1080p on 55″ TV from 9′ Viewing Distance | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


The results are now in, and an overwhelming majority of participants correctly identified the 4K TV, indicating that there exists a perceptible difference even from as far as 9 feet away on a 55in screen.


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Can the ultra stop the slump? Times are tough for TV sellers, but ultra-HD has them picturing better times!

Can the ultra stop the slump? Times are tough for TV sellers, but ultra-HD has them picturing better times! | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


While sales have been brisk for tablets and smartphones, another consumer electronics staple, the television, has been in a slump.

It could be staging a comeback, though. Analysts say ultrahigh- definition could be the next big thing.


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Sears to Offer 3 Ultra HD 4K TVs for Well Under $1,000

Sears to Offer 3 Ultra HD 4K TVs for Well Under $1,000 | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Sears has announced that it will sharply discount three Seiki Ultra HD TVs -- 55-, 50-, and 39-inch models -- for Thanksgiving and Black Friday.


There are three models to choose from value-focused TV manufacturer Seiki.


A 55-inch “Sears exclusive” model will go for $849.99.


A 50-inch model will go for $749.99 (down from $1,220.69).


And a 39-inch model, previously $699, will go for the door-busting price of $499.99.


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Android tablets and phones are going ultra-high definition

Android tablets and phones are going ultra-high definition | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Technology The next Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, the de facto chip for flagship Android handsets, will support the Ultra-HD standard, while the next Intel chips will bring 64-bit processing to tablets.


And if mobile devices are able to capture and play UHD content, it could be the solution to kick-starting the UHDTV market.


At the moment the television sets are sold at a premium and there is very little native content available for them.


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You'll Never Want to Stop Watching 4K TV

You'll Never Want to Stop Watching 4K TV | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it



Do you think your current HDTV is good enough? Then you haven’t experienced the magic that is 4K Ultra HD.


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Panasonic TX-L65WT600B 65 4K Ultra HD TV: Hands on and first impressions

Panasonic TX-L65WT600B 65 4K Ultra HD TV: Hands on and first impressions | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Panasonic’s TX-L65WT600B 65-inch 4K Ultra HD set is on sale now and Recombu Digital was invited to see it up close and personal.


There are a few 4K TVs out there at the moment like Samsung’s UE65F900 and Sony’s Sony Bravia KD65X9005, both of which are slightly cheaper at £5,000 compared to the £5,500 Panasonic is asking for.

So what separates the TX-L65WT600B offering from the crowd?


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The EBU, World's Largest Satellite and Fiber Video Network, to Optimize Live Broadcast Transmission Using NovelSat NS3

The EBU, World's Largest Satellite and Fiber Video Network, to Optimize Live Broadcast Transmission Using NovelSat NS3 | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


With increasing demand for more HD channels, high-end video and Ultra High Definition TV (UHDTV) on the horizon, satellite bandwidth demand is outstripping supply for certain specific footprints.


This shortage has been driving up satellite transmission costs while limiting availability, thereby forcing leading broadcasters to search for innovative solutions to address this critical business challenge.

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Sony Filming Wimbledon 2013 & Confederations Cup In Ultra HD 4K

Sony Filming Wimbledon 2013 & Confederations Cup In Ultra HD 4K | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Sony is about to team up with the BBC to film at least some of this year’s Wimbledon tennis tournament in 4K resolution when it kicks off on the 24th of this month.

The experiment is being described as a “trial broadcast,” according to British home cinema publication What Hifi, and will be carried out alongside a similar ultra high-definition (UHD) filming project that’s underway at the FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil.

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UHD satellite contribution trials

UHD satellite contribution trials | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Measat Satellite Systems has begun trials with Ericsson to demonstrate the ability to provide live ultra high definition TV video contribution over Measat’s satellite network, as part of an effort to define the necessary workflows through the entire broadcasting ecosystem to the home.

The Malaysian-based satellite provider currently covers more than 150 countries across Asia, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Australia, representing 80% of the world’s population.


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Panasonic Develops 56-inch 4k2k OLED Panel

Panasonic Develops 56-inch 4k2k OLED Panel | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Panasonic Corporation has developed a 56-inch organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panel with  4k2k resolution (3,840 x 2,160 resolution, 8.29 million pixels), the world's largest OLED panel produced through the “RGB all-printing method.”


In the printing method of production of OLED panels, OLED materials are applied to the substrate through a printing technique to form an electroluminescent (EL) layer.  


Due to the simplicity of the production process, it is expected that the technology will be easily adaptable to the production of OLED panels in a variety of screen sizes.  


Through the printing method, it is also possible to apply just the right amount of organic material to where it is needed, reducing waste material and shortening production lead time, making the printing method of production more economical.


 

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Global UHD TV Shipments Saw Q4 Spike: DisplaySearch

Global UHD TV Shipments Saw Q4 Spike: DisplaySearch | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


The latest report on global Ultra HD TV shipments from NPD’s DisplaySearch offered both good and bad news for retailers looking for some relief to the underperforming television market.


The good news is that, thanks to a dramatic end-of-year surge, global 4K LCD TV shipments reached 1.6 million units in 2013, with nearly 1 million units alone shipped in the fourth quarter.


The bad news is that the rapidly accelerating demand for the technology is driving 4K LCD panel and TV prices down at a fast pace, meaning the window for profit taking is narrowing.


Andre Bontems's insight:


... No bad news for the consumer!


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CopperHead 4K Camera Transceiver

CopperHead 4K Camera Transceiver | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Miranda Technologies’ new Telecast CopperHead 3404K camera-mountable fibre transceiver is designed to simplify the installation of Ultra HD infrastructure.


The transceiver requires just two strands of fibre optic cable to carry all bi-directional signals, including four 3Gbps HD-SDI paths, from camera locations to truck or control room or around a remote production site.
 
The dual-strand bi-directional system enables 4K cameras to be easily multi-purposed for ENG, digital cinematography and studio applications without the constraints imposed by copper connections.


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Ultra-Widescreen Samsung 105-inch UHDTV

Ultra-Widescreen Samsung 105-inch UHDTV | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Samsung is already taunting for the world’s most curved

Ultra-Widescren and Ultra-High Definition TV, the Korean company had just unveiled a behemoth 105-inch UHDTV for CES 2014.


It appears that the ultrawidescreen format at 21:9 is getting into heated battle, with LG also had just announced its 105-inch UHDTV paving the way for Sammy’s own version of same size and format.


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20 Popular Technical TV Terms You'll Want To Know When Shopping for a New Set

20 Popular Technical TV Terms You'll Want To Know When Shopping for a New Set | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Ever gone shopping for a new HDTV and been confused by all the lingo the salesperson uses?


We’ve broken down some of the major terms you may hear or read about as you’re shopping for a new TV set:

  • 1. 1080p
  • 2. 720p
  • 3. 1080i
  • 4. 4k ‘Ultra HD’
  • 5. 8k ‘UHDTV’
  • 6. 3D
  • 7. Refresh rate
  • 8. Frame rate
  • 9. Progressive
  • 10. Interlaced
  • 11. HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface)
  • 12. HDMI 2.0
  • 13. Smart TV
  • 14. LED (light-emitting diode)
  • 15. LCD (Liquid Crystal Display)
  • 16. OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode)
  • 17. Plasma
  • 18. Aspect Ratio
  • 19. Cloud TV
  • 20. Soap Opera Effect


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Switching From 1080 to Ultra HD

Switching From 1080 to Ultra HD | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


With 4k displays already showing up in viewers' living rooms and ATSC 3.0, the step from 1080i to 1080p may be incrementally too small to be worthwhile.


I recently started seeing advertisements from BlackMagic for their ATEM Production Studio 4k switcher and like their camera, the price for the unit is surprisingly low.

According to their website, the top of the line model is $2,495 and is self-contained in that it includes a 1 M/E 10 input switcher, DVE, graphics and keying and a multiview monitor driver.


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Development of a 4K 10-Bits HEVC Encoder

Development of a 4K 10-Bits HEVC Encoder | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


The process of delivering a new video compression design will happen in a gradual manner.


It will take a substantial amount of time to achieve significant gains again but it is the general belief that this will be possible in the future.


The currently used methodology is well-established and it has delivered positive results for more than 20 years.


There are currently a number of techniques that needs further work and could be investigated in detail; among those we could include: even larger blocks and transforms, more complex intrapicture prediction methods (including short distance intra prediction), more complex intrapicture prediction methods (considering more motion vector candidates), additional filtering processes, prediction of luma and chroma data from each other, dictionary based coding, alternative transforms and alternative entropy coding methods.


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Sharp's 4K Ultra HD 70-inch hits the Big Time, and THX Certification

Sharp's 4K Ultra HD 70-inch hits the Big Time, and THX Certification | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Sharp's new Aquos 4K ultra HD offering, the LC-70UD1U sits alone in the 4K universe, as the only 4K set to receive THX certification so far.


The cost? A cool $7500...


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Panasonic Toughpad 4K UT-MB5 Tablet Official


The Panasonic Toughpad UT-MB5 will feature a 20” display with a 4K UHD display resolution.

It will also be powered by an Intel processor clocked at 1.9GHz, with 256GB of SSD storage, 8GB of RAM, a USB 3.0 port, an SD card slot, and a smart card reader.

It basically sounds like you’d be lugging around a monitor with you all day long.

In any case give the tablet’s hardware specs, not to mention the 4K display, don’t expect stellar battery life as Panasonic estimates about 2 hours of use before its battery is depleted.


It will be available in early 2014 and will retail for US$6000.


Andre Bontems's insight:


Quite amazing!


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Four Technologies Making Ultra-High Definition TV Possible Today

Four Technologies Making Ultra-High Definition TV Possible Today | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Here are four technologies making UHD possible today:


•  Upscaling Technology
•  Clear Motion Rate Technology
•  Micro Dimming Ultimate Technology
•  Color Depth Advancements

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AMD Radeon R9 290X vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 at 4K Ultra HD

AMD Radeon R9 290X vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 at 4K Ultra HD | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Gaming at 4K For The First Time.


Yesterday, AMD released the Radeon R9 290X video card at $549 that was able to outperform the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 in the majority of benchmarks that we ran. 


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4K UHD TV interest causing an OLED rethink | whathifi.com

4K UHD TV interest causing an OLED rethink | whathifi.com | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it
4K UHD TV may be the future of television – at least until production of 'next generation' superthin OLED screens improves on its current 90% reject rate. ... Meanwhile, 4K will join the immense popularity of 3D.
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What is 4K TV? 10 reasons why you should care

What is 4K TV? 10 reasons why you should care | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

 

10 Reasons why 4K is more than just a fad:

 

 

Reason #  1:  4K is not just a fad

Reason #  2:  4K film and TV is already common and it's growing

Reason #  3:  4K can recreate the look of 35mm film digitally

Reason #  4:  4K is far closer to 'the cinema at home' than 2K

Reason #  5:  4K delivers detail 2K and Full HD cannot reach

Reason #  6:  4K is the perfect resolution for full immersion

Reason #  7:  Native 4K delivery to the home is closer than you think

Reason #  8:  4K can solve controversies and get closer to nature

Reason #  9:  4K does wonders for 3D and is essential for ‘glasses-free’

Reason #10:  4K isn’t as pricey as you think and will get cheaper

 

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