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Samsung U28D590D 28 inch UHD (4K) Monitor

Samsung U28D590D 28 inch UHD (4K) Monitor | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


The Samsung U28D590D features a 60Hz TN panel with a UHD (4K) resolution of 3840 x 2160 and a stylish brushed metal stand.

The monitor is expected to be released on April 14th in the US from $699.99 and should be available globally (including the UK) shortly afterwards.

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aioTV unifies 4K Ultra HD and traditional multichannel

aioTV unifies 4K Ultra HD and traditional multichannel | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


aioTV has announced release of PassBox 4K, an application platform that unifies 4K and UHD video delivery in the home along side traditional video and OTT services.


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Yamaha Introduces RX-V377 AV Receiver with 4K ULTRA HD Pass-Through Video Technology

Yamaha Introduces RX-V377 AV Receiver with 4K ULTRA HD Pass-Through Video Technology | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Yamaha is ready for the future, the RX-V377 supports 4k ULTRA HD Pass-Through video technology; meaning once you upgrade your screen or source to 4K ULTRA HD, the Yamaha RX-V377 is ready to go.


The RX-V377 also supports HDMI Consumer Electronics Control (CEC), Audio Return Channel (ARC), 3D Pass-through, Deep Colour 30/36 Bit, Compatibility for 24Hz refresh rate and Auto lip-sync adjustment.


Despite being a low price, the receiver comes with a full complement of features.


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Disney/ABC cool on 4K

Disney/ABC cool on 4K | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Disney/ABC Television Group, while being totally supportive of 4K shooting and production for its own content, is less keen on 4K/Ultra-HD transmission.


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Japan commits to 8K/Super Hi-Vision

Japan commits to 8K/Super Hi-Vision | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


While many of the world’s leading TV companies start thinking about transmitting 4K/Ultra-HD-1 as the industry’s ‘next step’ in its evolution from black & white, to colour, to digital TV and high-definition TV, it seems the Japanese remain committed to their Super Hi-Vision/8K broadcasts.


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8K Train Can't Be Stopped

8K Train Can't Be Stopped | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


While U.S. broadcasters are wrestling with how and when to utilize 4K (aka Ultra High Definition or UHDTV) in their production workflows, or if at all, the Japanese broadcast industry is determined to move to a higher resolution level, namely 8K.


That's 16 times the resolution of 1080-line HD, or 7680 × 4320 (33.1 megapixels, 12-bit processing). Uncompressed, an 8K 60fps image produces a data rate of about 24 Gbps.

Japan's national broadcaster, NHK, plans to deploy equipment that complies with the bandwidth-hungry format at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.


In January of this year, NHK's science and research laboratories said it successfully transmitted 8K television signals via a single standard UHF terrestrial broadcast channel over a distance of 27 km.


The field test, conducted on Jan. 20 was performed as a follow-up to a May 2012 demonstration in which the UHD signal was sent slightly more than four km.


For all those professionals trying to decide whether now is the time to buy a 4K camera, talk and testing of 8K systems is not doing anyone any favors.


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Convert HD video into 4K Ultra HD video with Seiki U-Vision cable

Convert HD video into 4K Ultra HD video with Seiki U-Vision cable | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


The all new Seiki U-Vision HDMI cable can easily convert any HD video into a 4K ultra HD video on the go!


The Godsend for those who recently bought 4K TVs home and already done streaming most of 4K content on YouTube is now available in the US markets for just $50.


Andre Bontems's insight:

Quite Amazing! I cannot wait to try it!

Please post review!


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Broadcasters Not So Eager to Switch to UHDTV

Broadcasters Not So Eager to Switch to UHDTV | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


There's a lot of discussion about 4K--also known in the broadcast and consumer electronics worlds as UHDTV--production and whether it is practical for broadcasters to distribute 4K signals--it requires four times the bandwidth of current 1.5 Gbps infrastructures to get into the home.


Broadcasters covering live events have utilized the technology as part of an overall HD sports telecast in order to provide viewers with captivating high-resolution, slow-motion replays and critical analysis of disputed plays.

With little demand from consumers for UHDTV sets, however, it might take a while before we see activity in this space at the local OTA station level.


Indeed, with 4K content now available on YouTube, it's entirely possible that viewers will be watching UHDTV content via the Internet well before it can become a viable broadcast standard.


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Seven simple reasons why UHD/4K in the living room makes sense, where 3D didn’t

Seven simple reasons why UHD/4K in the living room makes sense, where 3D didn’t | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


It's easy after the fact to say "I told you so", but 3D never happened in the living room as we pointed out four years ago here.


Looking at the world though the same prism, here are my seven bullet points summarizing why UHD/4K will happen.


If you’re not sure what UHD/4K really is, see this quick guide ...


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Samsung, LG compete for bigger slice of China UHD market

Samsung, LG compete for bigger slice of China UHD market | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


South Korea's top two tech giants said Monday they will make full-fledged efforts to tap deeper into the Chinese market for Ultra HD (UHD) TVs with customized product lineups for consumers there.

Amid the rise of Chinese players, South Korean firms have been aggressively emphasizing their technological lead over their global rivals.

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VGTel, Inc. Prepares to Market Its Inventory of UHD Films to International Markets

VGTel, Inc. Prepares to Market Its Inventory of UHD Films to International Markets | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Back in December, VGTel entered into agreements to finance the digital scanning of a series of 15/70mm films to an 8K digital format.


In collaboration with its production and distributor partners, the films have all been scanned, downscaled to 4Kresolution and are presently being offered for 4K or ultra high definition television ("UHD TV") broadcast and theatrical distribution.


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The Next Big Thing: 4K Ultra HD

The Next Big Thing: 4K Ultra HD | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


We are on the verge of another major jump in resolution, and the next big thing is 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160).


Once you go 4K, you won’t want to go back. 4K displays have four times the number of pixels as 1080p brethren and provide superior image clarity by packing more than 8 million pixels.


If you’re using a 4K display now, check out the clear difference in visual quality by adjusting the resolution on a few 4K YouTube videos.


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Cheap Ultra HD monitors are on the way, mid-2014 for cheap 4K

Cheap Ultra HD monitors are on the way, mid-2014 for cheap 4K | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


It looks like cheap 4K monitors will be hitting consumers by mid-2014, so hold off on your monitor purchase just a little longer!


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Samsung USA’s Curved 4K Ultra HD TV Event

Samsung USA’s Curved 4K Ultra HD TV Event | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Last week, Samsung Electronics America (SEA) invited journalists and industry members to New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum to show off its upcoming 2014 lineup of predominantly curved, ultra high-definition (UHD) LED LCD televisions.


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4K Content: A Status Report

4K Content: A Status Report | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Where’s the 4K content at?


  • Netflix
  • Samsung UHD Video Pack
  • Amazon Instant
  • M-GO
  • DirecTV
  • Comcast
  • Sony Video Unlimited 4K Service
  • YouTube
  • Blu-ray Disc


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Dell UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD Monitor Review

Dell UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD Monitor Review | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


The Dell UP3214Q is a pricey 4K monitors that offers extremely high resolution backed up with superb image quality.


DELL updated pricing:

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&cs=19&sku=210-ACBL


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SkyeBella's curator insight, April 8, 2014 8:41 AM

And this would be perfect for college or university student learning CAD, and streaming HD Movies. Perfect hight too!, nice work #DELL (as usual)

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3D, 4K, HD? An Expert's Take on the Battle of the TV Acronyms

3D, 4K, HD? An Expert's Take on the Battle of the TV Acronyms | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Anyone who attended CES this year could not help but be dazzled by the latest offerings of 3D TVs from LG and Samsung. But consumers are still confused about the latest TV technology.


In this article, Barry Sandrew, founder of Legend3D talks about the future of 3D TV.


Andre Bontems's insight:


"4K creates a better 3D experience, and 3D makes 4K a far superior experience."


... Well defined by Mr. Barry Sandrew!


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H.265 vs VP9: 4K Video Codecs Explained

H.265 vs VP9: 4K Video Codecs Explained | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


We compare the codecs battling to bring you 4K video.


H.265 and VP9 support 8K content as well and with physical media on the wane, this makes them quite frankly the future of television and video, which is why they're so important.


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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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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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SkyeBella's curator insight, April 8, 2014 8:43 AM

Thank goodness this is not multiple choice, as they really need "5) All of the Above & Plus Some...."

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UHD TV sharper image with large screen and much more...

UHD TV sharper image with large screen and much more... | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Early adopters will be very disappointed with what the ultra high definition televisions can currently offer.


Based on the way our eyes perceive the real world, it's been calculated that UHD is only noticeable at normal viewing distances when the screen is larger than 70 inches in size.


Buy a 50-inch UHD screen and most viewers will not be able to pick the difference between it and a regular HD screen at normal viewing distances, even when watching UHD content.


Despite this, the UHD display will likely cost four times as much.


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Skymedia readies 4K UltraHD TVs with NanoTech media player

Skymedia readies 4K UltraHD TVs with NanoTech media player | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


4K UltraHD specialist NanoTech Entertainment has partnered up with Korea's Skymedia of Korea, to integrate the Nuvola NP-1 4K streaming media player into Skymedia television sets.


Skymedia Website:

http://eng.skymediakorea.com/main/main.php


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intoPIX Demonstrates First TICO Lightweight Compression Running on FPGA Hardware - NAB 2014

intoPIX Demonstrates First TICO  Lightweight Compression Running on FPGA Hardware - NAB 2014 | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Without any usage of external memory and with an incredibly low footprint, TICO FPGA IP-cores provide a lightweight visually lossless compression up to 4:1, with a fixed latency of few pixel lines for HD, 4K or 8K.


This new advanced image and video compression algorithm is designed to efficiently and invisibly tackle important cost and bandwidth challenges faced by our industry.


NAB 2014 intoPIX Booth:  C5243

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More than half of Europeans likely to buy UltraHD set in next two years

More than half of Europeans likely to buy UltraHD set in next two years | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Despite fears that it could be the new 3DTV, UltraHD will be launched in Europe to a market that is well disposed to what it can offer, research from Strategy Analytics has revealed.


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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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