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Sagemcom Showcases 4K UHD with 60 FPS

Sagemcom Showcases 4K UHD with 60 FPS | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Sagemcom 4K UHD set-top boxes with 4K UHD 60 FPS video also include advanced features such as picture in picture, time shifting, record...

Thanks to integrated performing Wi-Fi, the Sagemcom set-top box will allow operators to deliver a superior multi-screen, multi-device viewing experience to their subscribers.


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South Korea will invest US$14.4 million this year in fostering its Ultra HD industry

South Korea will invest US$14.4 million this year in fostering its Ultra HD industry | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


South Korea will is trying to secure a competitive edge before the expected sales boom from global sports events,.


South Korea also plans to foster some 150 UHD experts through customized education programs and send 10 candidates for further training at overseas UHD-related firms.


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marketing987's curator insight, April 23, 8:06 PM

Sports has got to be the primary driver of adoption.

 

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LG G3 Headed to Sprint Seen in UAProf, Sports 5.5″ UHD Display and 3GB of RAM

LG G3 Headed to Sprint Seen in UAProf, Sports 5.5″ UHD Display and 3GB of RAM | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


The LG G3 is set to come packed with:


  • 5.5″ UHD Display (2560 x 1440)
  • Snapdragon 800 Quad-Core processor clocked at 2.3GHz
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 13MP rear-facing Camera (capable of shooting stills at 4160×3120)
  • 2.1MP front-facing Camera
  • 4G LTE connectivity
  • MicroSD slot
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Runs Android 4.4.2.



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Blackmagic's New URSA is a Serious 4K Production Camera

Blackmagic's New URSA is a Serious 4K Production Camera | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


The Blackmagic URSA was designed to be the beastly cinema camera that everyone wanted the 2.5K and 4K Blackmagic cameras to be.


After rigging them out for higher end productions, the other BMCC cameras became larger than the URSA.


As a result, Blackmagic took the key wishlist items and packaged them into a full size production camera with little compromise.


Notably, the body and components are built to be upgraded.


While the URSA is currently configured with a 4K sensor capable of delivering 60fps, the rest of the camera can handle up to an 8K sensor at 30fps.


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Embrionix Created the World’s First 12G-SDI (12G UHD-SDI)Coaxial

Embrionix Created the World’s First 12G-SDI (12G UHD-SDI)Coaxial | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it
Laval, Quebec (PRWEB) April 05, 2014 -- Embrionix, the leader in video SFP and advanced video emSFP products, is proud to announce the creation of the world’s first UHD 12G-SDI video SFP. The coaxial UHD 12G-SDI SFP is the first video SFP to support bit rates from 50 Mbps to 11.88 Gbps.
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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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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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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, 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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Does the world need curved TVs?

Does the world need curved TVs? | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Back in 2013, we saw the first signs that curved screens might be the next "3D" as both Samsung and LG showed off curved OLED TV.


In 2014 we were once again presented with this trend as we joined CES 2014, now only in a much larger scale as Samsung launched curved LCD panels.

But what justifies these curved panels?


Have the TV manufacturers found a solution to a problem we didn't even know existed?


And if so, what is this mysterious problem that they are trying to fix?


Let's find out.


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LG Display Zeroing in on 3D UHD TV Market

LG Display Zeroing in on 3D UHD TV Market | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


LG Display Co. proclaimed this year as the new “first year of 3D,” as it heralds a new era of Ultra High Definition (UHD) TV.


The TV giant vows to lead the global 3D market this year by focusing on China.


Ever since the first 3D TV rolled out in 2011, the company has enjoyed its status as a forerunner in 3D-related technology, but it hasn’t been able to capitalize on it owing to the stagnancy of the 3D TV market.


The company is aiming at reigniting 3D boom by using the popularity of UHD TV.


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Why Netflix in Ultra HD will ruin TV

Why Netflix in Ultra HD will ruin TV | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Netflix has ruined television forever.


Speaking as an unashamed hi-def snob who'd rather miss out on a show than have to watch it in grotty standard def, I've been champing at the bit to devour native 4K.

Unfortunately, having now been one of the first to watch Ultra HD streamed live from Netflix servers, my beloved Full HD just doesn't look that great any more.

The old acuity-meter has been irrevocably upgraded. Yes, 4K over the internet really is that good.


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Wouter de Kort's curator insight, April 11, 3:06 AM

True. For now it's almost impossible to stream 4K to your TV. Were just not having fast enough internet to do that at this moment.

Mauro Tarantino's curator insight, April 11, 4:07 AM

Netflix ha rovinato la televisione per sempre.

Parlando come uno  hi-def snob senza vergogna che preferisce perdere uno spettacolo piuttosto che vederlo in low - def, sto cercando di limitarmi nell'aggredire il il 4K nativo

Purtroppo, essendo ormai stato uno dei primi a guardare Ultra HD in streaming in tempo reale dai server di Netflix, il mio amato Full HD semplicemente non si può più guardare.

La vecchia metrica di definizione è stata definitivamente aggiornata.... Sì il 4K su internet è veramente fantastico.

Cas Op de Beek's curator insight, April 11, 5:29 AM

And now its time for that all the dutch channels are hd and maby 4k its about time! 

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Blackmagic Studio Cameras Unveiled

Blackmagic Studio Cameras Unveiled | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Along with the new URSA production camera, Blackmagic also announced an exciting Studio Camera version of its popular BMCC line.


The HD camera captures 1080/60p with 1 x 3G-SDI 10-bit 4:2:2 output, while the 4K model captures 2160/60p and offers 12G-SDI output for 4K capture to an external device.


The camera has no built-in recorder option; however, a Hyperdeck Shuttle can be attached for on-location recording.


The HD version of the BMSC should begin shipping this month, while the 4K version should begin shipping in July.


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Fox and Samsung Team Up For UHD Content

Fox and Samsung Team Up For UHD Content | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


20th Century Fox and Samsung are getting the ball rolling for UHD owners (and prospective owners) by partnering up to deliver more UHD content.


With 10x more Ultra HD sets expected to be sold this year it may be time for UHD to take hold in the marketplace.


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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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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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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.


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"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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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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