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Quantum Dot Technology to Join LG's 4K ULTRA HD TV Lineup in 2015

Quantum Dot Technology to Join LG's 4K ULTRA HD TV Lineup in 2015 | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

 

LG Electronics (LG) will unveil a new 4K ULTRA HD TV with quantum dot technology as a new component of its expanded TV lineup at the 2015 International CES®,  Jan. 6-9  in  Las Vegas .

 

LG's 4K ULTRA HD TVs with quantum dot technology will offer a wider colour palette and improved colour saturation than conventional LCD TVs and will be available in 2015 to complement LG's other ULTRA HD TV and OLED TV offerings.

 

What are Quantum Dots, and how could they help your next TV?

 

http://www.cnet.com/news/what-are-quantum-dots-and-how-could-they-help-your-next-tv/

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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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Gefen Builds Extendable 4K Ultra HD Infrastructure using Fiber Optic or CAT‐5 HDBaseT® Connectivity

Gefen Builds Extendable 4K Ultra HD Infrastructure using Fiber Optic or CAT‐5 HDBaseT® Connectivity | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Extending 4k Ultra HD content based on HDMI specifications requires significant bandwidth using proper cabling capable of delivering Ultra HD resolutions without any signal degradation or delays.


To meet these requirements, Gefen introduces two intelligent new solutions that optimize and manage bandwidth utilization to provide a plug and play implementation of 4k Ultra HD.


The new Gefen Extender for HDMI 4k Ultra HD over Fiber delivers resolutions up to 4k (3840×2160@30Hz) together with RS‐232 and bi‐directional IR using one SC‐terminated fiber optic cable.


This long‐range solution is effective up to 2000 meters (6600 ft.) in distance.


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Ultra HD: Sky sounds note of caution!

Ultra HD: Sky sounds note of caution! | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


BSkyB will not rush into Ultra HD until it can be sure it can deliver a lot more to consumers than at present, according to Chris Johns, the company’s chief engineer, broadcast strategy.


Speaking in a debate organised by the International Moving Image Society (BKSTS) entitled The Merging of Film & TV, he added that the current situation contrasted with the introduction of HD, which was a ‘perfect storm’ as it came at the same time as CRT sets were being replaced by flat screens.


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Dell Unveils 32" Ultrasharp with 3840x2160 Native Resolution

Dell Unveils 32" Ultrasharp with 3840x2160 Native Resolution | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Dell recently pulled the wraps off their latest Ultrasharp 32″ display.

This gargantuan display is expected to be Dell’s flagship professional series monitor featuring an Ultra HD resolution of 3840×2160 (140ppi) based off of Sharp’s IGZO (Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide) display technology.

As expected of a Dell Ultrasharp display, the monitor will feature a wide color gamut of 1.07 billion colors, a whopping 64 times more colors than a standard TN panel based monitor.

No official word on pricing at this time although I’d expect the display to be priced somewhere in line with ASUS’s 31.5″ Ultra HD display, which currently runs for around $3,500.

Dell expects the monitor to be available in Q4 of this year.


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Mark Treen's curator insight, July 28, 2013 10:38 AM

This is what you want to watch for as pixel counts go up. Does the gamut also go up. The TV's I saw were not ready for 4K simply for this reason.

Andre Bontems's comment, July 29, 2013 10:44 AM
I do agree! Thanks for your comment!
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Super Size Me – Why Front Projection Setups, Not Larger Flat Panel Displays, Are The Way to Go

Super Size Me – Why Front Projection Setups, Not Larger Flat Panel Displays, Are The Way to Go | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


It's no big surprise that flat panel displays are getting larger. Not only larger, but seemingly more affordable too.


And then there is UltraHD/4K.


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FutureSPORT Reflections, Part 1: Can Ultra HD Withstand the Spotlight?

FutureSPORT Reflections, Part 1: Can Ultra HD Withstand the Spotlight? | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Ultra HD, it appears, will be different from 3D and, in fact, could be different from the HD transition, which itself was fraught with doubts and dismissive attitudes.

Why will it be different? Future Sport laid it out.

1. There is already a market for 4K equipment

2. Using 4K within HD productions gives the format visibility today

3. Those who see it today quickly see the benefits…

4. …and it is easier to demonstrate than 3D or even HD

5. Prices will continue to drop


These five factors seem to set Ultra HD up nicely to find success in the marketplace. But there are still plenty of hurdles to overcome. Next week, the second installment of this report will delve into what those are and how the industry will address them.


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Enhanced UHD TV Panels Already Being Discussed

Enhanced UHD TV Panels Already Being Discussed | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


The 4K ultra-high definition image standard (3840 x 2160 pixels 4K resolution) has only been around for a few months, but already display makers are considering enhancement.

Never mind that the specification is already the farthest ahead of the curve.

Anyway, a report says that in 2014, and maybe even this year, Ultra HD TV panels will start to use wide color gamut (WCG) technology, bringing color saturation to NTSC 100%.


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4K Ultra-High Definition TVs Set to Become New Standard

4K Ultra-High Definition TVs Set to Become New Standard | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


TV brands are prepping for a high rate of growth for UHD TVs during the next four years.


The rise will begin this year as UHD TV panel shipments increase to close to 943,000 units, up from under 33,000 units in 2012.


The next two years will see shipments rise to 7.1 million units in 2015, on their way to reaching 20.8 million units by 2017, with 50-inch and larger sets capturing 34 percent of the LCD TV panel market.


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AUO to produce wide color gamut Ultra HD TV panels in 2Q13

AUO to produce wide color gamut Ultra HD TV panels in 2Q13 | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


AU Optronics (AUO) has plans to produce volume shipments of Ultra HD TV panels equipped with Wide Color Gamut (WCG) technology for color saturation as high as NTSC 100% in the third quarter of 2013, according to industry sources.


AU Optronics Website:

http://auo.com/?sn=101&lang=en-US


About Wide Color Gamut Technology:

http://www.mendeley.com/catalog/technology-wide-color-gamut-backlight-light-emitting-diode-liquid-crystal-display-television/


http://www.nec-lcd.com/en/technology/sft_wide_color.html



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Rallying Against UltraHD/4K Is Stupid

Rallying Against UltraHD/4K Is Stupid | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


As the Borg used to say, “resistance is futile.” There really is no other way to sum up our current and eventual transition to UltraHD/4K than that.


Fighting the changeover to UltraHD/4K is akin to trying to reverse the direction of a cyclone by blowing at it through a drinking straw. It isn’t going to happen.


How do I know, I’m one of those who used to rally against UltraHD/4K.


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UHD TV makers: J'Accuse!

UHD TV makers: J'Accuse! | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Current UHD 4K TVs are incompatible with any future streaming, broadcast or Blu-ray 4K content delivery standards, and UHD TV makers know it.


If TV makers know current UHDs will never be able to display commercially available 4K content, and do not loudly and clearly inform buyers of this 4K disability, they are teetering on the edge of consumer fraud.


After all, how can you call your TV "4K" if it can't play back anything in 4K?


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Can UHD's Introduction Match the Hype?

Can UHD's Introduction Match the Hype? | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

 

A few years ago, 3-D TV came onto the market with tremendous hype and promise to transform how people watch TV. It didn't happen. How avoiding the mistakes of 3-D may spell greater fortunes for brands making Ultra High Definition TVs?


Faced with a lack of content, high pricing and inconvenient technology, 3-D never emerged from a niche status?a situation that continues today. Many now predict the same fate for ultra-high-definition (UHD) television.

 

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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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Sony showcases phone with ultra-HD video recording

Sony showcases phone with ultra-HD video recording | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Sony is borrowing innovations from its audio and camcorder businesses and incorporating its new Xperia Z2 smartphone with noise-canceling technology and ultra-high-definition video recording.


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4K: What It Is And How Will It Affect You

4K: What It Is And How Will It Affect You | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


For the next few years at least, 4K looks set to be a realm for the super-rich and die-hard early adopters.


However, with the ever-popular Netflix looking be the mainstay of 4K Internet streaming and plenty of room for improvement when it comes to large home TV resolutions, the new standard does at least have a gap to slot into when prices fall, which they will.


There’s also a an avid PC gaming fan base that are already posting YouTube videos of 4K gaming sessions, although the future of 4K gaming on next-gen consoles looks less certain.


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235722's curator insight, January 16, 2014 11:52 AM

So basically 4k is the most amazing type od display you can get. I is way better than 1080p and everything you look at comes to life right in your front room. This is truly amazing and I am so excited when I get one.

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Technicolor and Marseilles Demo "4K Image Certified" Upscaling

Technicolor and Marseilles Demo "4K Image Certified" Upscaling | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Last month, I wrote about Technicolor's "4K Image Certification" program, which is designed to identify and recognize products that excel at upscaling 1080p to near-native UHD quality.

This is critical for the burgeoning UHD market, since there will be very little native-4K content available to consumers for quite some time.

Yesterday, I got to see a demonstration of the first video-processing chip to receive the Technicolor certification, the VTV-1222 from Marseille Networks, and I have to say, I was very impressed.

By Scott Wilkinson
http://www.avsforum.com/u/17662/scott-wilkinson



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Nuvola NP-1 | The Future of Television

Nuvola NP-1 | The Future of Television | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


The Nuvola NP-1 is the world's first streaming media player that supports 4K UltraHD movies.


Connect via Ethernet or Wi-Fi to any network with 6Mbit/s or greater1 and start watching TV in Ultra High Definition. Nuvola can stream 4K UltraHD movies and videos from a variety of sources including the bundled NanoFlix UHD channel.


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Onkyo TX-NR828 : 7.2, THX Select 2 Plus et upscaling UltraHD

Onkyo TX-NR828 : 7.2, THX Select 2 Plus et upscaling UltraHD | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Onkyo annonce donc le modèle TX-NR828 qui reprend les principales spécifications du TX‑NR727. Adoptant pour ce produit la certification THX Select 2, Onkyo et THX fêtent ainsi leur 20ème année de collaboration.


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Can Ultra HD (4K) TV Avoid The Fate Of 3D?

Can Ultra HD (4K) TV Avoid The Fate Of 3D? | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


TV panel makers are hedging their bets on the success of next-generation Ultra HD (4K) LCD TVs over the next four years, despite concerns from industry analysts that the new display tech could go the same way as 3D.


Unlike with 3D however, the prospects do appear better. For one thing, TV makers like Sony are actively working to ensure the availability of 4K content for their customers.


In Japan, plans are underway to establish 4K broadcasting by as early as next year.


Meanwhile, 4K video cameras are now widely available on the market, something that will help to facilitate the creation of native content.


With the new HEVC codec now capable of transmitting 4K over the net, it shouldn’t be long before more content becomes available.


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DVDO Quick6 6x2 4K UltraHD HDMI Switch - Review

DVDO Quick6 6x2 4K UltraHD HDMI Switch - Review | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


he DVDO Quick6 6x2 4K UltraHD HDMI Switch provides expanded HDMI connectivity for those that have found that they have run out of HDMI inputs on their TV or home theater receiver.


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Suppose they gave us 4K HD and nobody really cared?

Suppose they gave us 4K HD and nobody really cared? | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


So what of Ultra HD 4K?


Will there ever be a market for that much resolution in the home?


“Time will tell,” says Panasonic’s Tsuyuzaki. “Keep in mind, people are already working on 8K. But I think 3D, IPTV [TV content delivered via Internet protocol rather than broadcast, cable or satellite] and mobile are the three areas where display technology is really going to evolve in the next few years.”


Translation: Forget 4K for now. Sit back, relax and enjoy your new HD flat screen. It’s going to be around a long while.


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LG to procure Ultra HD TV panels from AUO

LG to procure Ultra HD TV panels from AUO | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


LG Electronics will reportedly procure 55-inch Ultra HD TV panels from AU Optronics (AUO), with shipments expected to begin as early as May 2013, according to industry sources.


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The Upcoming Intel Media Box Could Be the Gateway to 4K

The Upcoming Intel Media Box Could Be the Gateway to 4K | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Intel announced Wednesday that its fourth-generation Haswell processors would support 4K resolution.


That’s great news for computers, but even better news if that technology finds its way into Intel’s upcoming set-top box.


With the Iris graphics news and Intel’s desire to break into the TV market with an all-in-one set-top box, the company could deliver the first real 4K content device.


And that would be great, because the 4K transition needs a device that actually pushes content to those expensive TVs.


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Demand for UHD TVs Much Higher Than Expected

Demand for UHD TVs Much Higher Than Expected | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Even UHD TVs just started to sell and fact they are still quite expensive it looks that their popularity is already much higher than expected and even for the first and very expensive models there is really high demand.


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