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Should you buy a 4K Ultra HDTV?

Should you buy a 4K Ultra HDTV? | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Buy or Fly?

If you’re an early adopter with a need for a new set, chances are you’re going to pull the trigger on a UHDTV anyway, no matter what the arguments for or against.

And chances are you’ll be happy with your purchase, since The UHDTVs coming from each maker are easily as good as their high-end 1080p models.

Also, TV replacement cycles are now much shorter than they were in the recent past, with many consumers now replacing their sets every 6-8 years on average.

Just go into the deal knowing that the technical minutiae surrounding Ultra HD isn’t fully locked down, and that sets a few years down the road could offer better performance and more features than those available now. (But isn’t that always the case?)

At minimum, make sure the UHDTV you buy has an upgrade path to HDMI 2.0—though that in itself may not be the end of story when it comes to a no-compromise next-generation video standard.

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Netflix begins testing 4K streaming content, ahead of 2014 rollout

Netflix begins testing 4K streaming content, ahead of 2014 rollout | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it



Netflix has begun the testing of 4K HD videos through streaming on its service.


While the 4K videos aren't the content you'd exactly sit around all day and watch, the company's testing is a step in the right direction to a wide-scale, working 4K delivery option.


Netflix has added seven 4K videos to its catalog over the last week.


One is titled "El Fuente: 24 MP, which promises "an example of 4K at 24 frames per second." It's not exactly the most interesting footage in the world, and simply shows kids playing in a fountain and people riding bicycles - all around just trying to highlight the powers of 4K.


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ATEME Reports on 4EVER Consortium’s Progress in HEVC, Ultra HD

ATEME Reports on 4EVER Consortium’s Progress in HEVC, Ultra HD | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


On the one-year anniversary of the creation of the 4EVER Consortium, ATEME, a global leader in advanced video compression solutions for the broadcast industry, announced the accomplishments and future plans of the project.

The 4EVER consortium was formed one year ago with the primary goal of paving the way for delivering an enhanced television experience to viewers regardless of the viewing context, such as in the home, on the go, as well as in public areas and cinemas.


ATEME Website:

http://www.ateme.com/

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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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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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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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Improving Outlook for UltraHD?

Improving Outlook for UltraHD? | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


NSR is an international market research and consulting firm specializing in telecommunications technology, with a particular focus on satellite and wireless networks, emerging technology and media applications.

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4K/UltraHD Isn’t a Revolution, It’s a Feature

4K/UltraHD Isn’t a Revolution, It’s a Feature | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

 

4K is going to happen.

 

It won’t fail, but I don’t believe it will take the industry by storm either; at least not in the same capacity DVD or even color TV did.

 

Like 3D, 4K isn’t something you have to have, but instead, I believe, something you’ll ultimately just get.

 

I’m not saying 4K will be necessarily forced upon us, it’s just going to happen.

 

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The form factor of UltraHD TV will be its undoing

The form factor of UltraHD TV will be its undoing | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

 

"Technology (and current high price of UltraHDTV) aside, the reason I personally feel 4K will never be broadcast over the air and into the home has to do with the change in form factor from its predecessor, or lack thereof in this case."

Michael   Grotticelli


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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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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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Tokyo 2020 will be the world’s first 8K Ultra HD Olympic Games

Tokyo 2020 will be the world’s first 8K Ultra HD Olympic Games | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it



NHK is one of the world’s few broadcasters to have an NHK roadmap, and has decided to ignore the halfway-house of 4K being pushed by TV manufacturers, which will be used at next year’s FIFA World cup in Brazil.


Plans are already drawn up to develop 8K coverage across Japan via satellite, before starting terrestrial broadcasts on Japan’s equivalent of Freeview.


Other public broadcasters may follow NHK’s lead, allowing 8K technology to develop before taking the expensive step of upgrading from HD.


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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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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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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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Cheapest UHD 4K2K television sets to sell for as low as £400 soon?

Cheapest UHD 4K2K television sets to sell for as low as £400 soon? | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

 

Chinese TV manufacturers are said to consider holding special sales events for  Ultra HD TV products in the first week of May to coincide with the holiday  period.

 

Prices, according to anonymous industry sources, are likely to fall in  line with Full HD TV models.


 

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Innolux reportedly ships more than 100,000 Ultra HD TV panels in March

Innolux reportedly ships more than 100,000 Ultra HD TV panels in March | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

 

The shipments have been mostly to China-based TV vendors, which are currently preparing for increased sales during the nation's May 1 holiday period.

 

The company is shipping mostly 39- and 50-inch panels.

 

Innolux also expects to ship more than 200,000 50-inch and above size Ultra HD TV panels in the second quarter of 2013, followed by 400,000 in the third quarter and 600,000 in the fourth quarter of the year, added the sources.

 

Innolux Website:

http://www.innolux.com/opencms/cmo/index.html?__locale=en

 

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UHD TV market limited, China becomes territory to fight for!

UHD TV market limited, China becomes territory to fight for! | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

 

 

 

 

After the Chinese market rapidly raised penetration rates of LED, 3D, and Smart TVs in the past years, the 2013 marketing focus will be place on the UHD TV, especially the products with low-cost panels.

 

As Chinese TV brands have no IC solution that analyzes UHD images as the first-tier TV brands but depend on panel makers for complex transformation resolutions between panels and images, the image quality is not as superior as the first-tier TV brands, but the selling price and cost come closer to the affordable level for consumers.

 

As a result, WitsView projects that China is likely to become the main playfield where the UHD TV market scale grows quickly and also a territory to fight for among panel makers.

 

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