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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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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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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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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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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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The Myth of 4K Ultra HD TV Superiority: Why A Cheap TV with More Pixels is Still Just a Cheap TV

The Myth of 4K Ultra HD TV Superiority: Why A Cheap TV with More Pixels is Still Just a Cheap TV | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Until 4K Ultra HD content becomes more widely available, and unless you need a giant screen where the extra pixels are necessary, our recommendation is to stick with regular old 1080p HDTV.  


There are a lot more choices, including both LED/LCD and plasma TVs, a better selection of features, and pricing that won't break the bank.


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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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2013 NAB Show Anticipated Trends

2013 NAB Show Anticipated Trends | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

 

When you look in the rear view mirror of the annual NAB Show, there ought to be a collection of both the past and future: an honest look at what hasn’t worked; what’s awaiting the industry a few months down the line; what’s coming 10 years into the future.

 

Television broadcasting needs to drive for a new and more capable next-gen platform,” said Mark Aitken, vice president of advanced technology at Sinclair Broadcast. For many broadcasters and for the networks, it’s 4K; for others it’s the promise of mobile TV.

 

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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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SES Transmits First ULTRA HD Signal By New Standard

SES Transmits First ULTRA HD Signal By New Standard | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

 

Luxemburg has hosted SES Industry Days, where world’s leading satellite operator SES, together with its partners Harmonics and Broadcom Corporation carried out the transmission of the first Ultra HD signal by HEVC standard, via ASTRA satellite(19,2° E).

 

Compared with the standard MPEG-4, HEVC is 50% more efficient.

 

DVB-S2 satellite communication standard has been used for the transmission of the Ultra HD signal at the 20 Mb/sec rate.

 

According  to the company representatives, this was the first live video-transmission of Ultra HD(3840 x 2160 pixels) by HEVC standard, while previously only H.264 had been used.

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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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Bosch makes foray into 4K Ultra HD

Bosch makes foray into 4K Ultra HD | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


German-based security solutions manufacturer Bosch on Wednesday announced that it will be bringing the next generation of high-definition imaging to the video surveillance market with the development of a new 4K Ultra HD video solution.


Bosch Website:

http://boschvirtualexhibit.com/iscwest/exhibit-areas/innovation-4k-imaging/


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Back to the Future with 4K: Large-Sensor Motion Picture Cameras in 2013

Back to the Future with 4K: Large-Sensor Motion Picture Cameras in 2013 | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

 

A motion picture camera used to be a light-sealed box with a strip of film running through it. Was it easy to thread? Did it run quiet? How bright was the viewfinder?

 

Today’s cameras are exponentially more complex.

 

They are literal bundles of separate technologies, each lurching forward at a different rate.

 

To understand today’s cameras, you must understand the parts to understand the whole.

 

Andre Bontems's insight:

 

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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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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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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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8 Reasons why you should be excited about Ultra HD

8 Reasons why you should be excited about Ultra HD | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


1. It looks amazing
2. You can sit closer to the screen
3. It makes passive 3D more tolerable
4. 4K OLED is coming
5. There are already hundreds of movies out there
6. TV shows are now shot in 4K by default
7. 4K TV broadcasts aren't far away
8. Glasses-free 3D is coming

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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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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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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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Review: Corel VideoStudio X6 eases creative video production

Review: Corel VideoStudio X6 eases creative video production | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

Corel's VideoStudio X6 is the easiest-to-learn, easiest-to-use video editor out there. It supports most major technologies, and the creative tools are first-rate.

 

Version X6 of Corel VideoStudio brings the super-intuitive and easy-to-use video editor/producer within into a virtual dead heat with the feature sets offered by its competitors.

 

New tricks in its bag include animation overlays, controlling DSLRs for stop motion animation, free-form motion editing, layer swapping, motion tracking, support for 2K and 4K video, and variable speed.

 

 Corel Website:

 http://www.corel.com/corel/product/index.jsp?pid=prod4900077


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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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Will Ultra-High Definition Break the Internet?

Will Ultra-High Definition Break the Internet? | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


The amount of data you’d have to stream for ultra-high definition is about 2GB per second.


You’re not going to stream that over your current connection,” says Jeffrey Schniller from MIT’s Information Services and Technology Department.

What happens when the technology becomes cheap enough to tempt millions of us to upgrade?


Think of the strain all that high quality streaming will place on broadband infrastructure.


Is TV going to break the Internet?



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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, April 20, 2013 2:58 AM

This is an important question to look at and consider.

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Harmonic Wows NAB Crowds with HEVC Compression Demo Showing Ultra HD to Be Realistic Upgrade to HDInc - Video Infrastructure Solutions

Harmonic Wows NAB Crowds with HEVC Compression Demo Showing Ultra HD to Be Realistic Upgrade to HDInc - Video Infrastructure Solutions | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it



Harmonic, the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, announced today that its comprehensive demo consisting of HEVC compressed Ultra HD content in a variety of real world scenarios is proving popular with NAB Show attendees.


The demo shows Ultra HD to be viable at bandwidths currently used for HD, using the new HEVC (H.265) standard instead of the predecessor AVC (H.264).


Ultra HD content is shown using HEVC at 3-7 Mbps using a Broadcom Ultra HD HEVC chipset decoder.


Alongside this, a software decoder from NTT Docomo is shown to demonstrate Ultra HD HEVC decoding for the increasingly important multiscreen market.


Harmonic Website:

http://www.harmonicinc.com


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