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Quantum dot tech for LG UHD TVs

LG Electronics will unveil a new 4K Ultra HD TV with quantum dot technology as part of its expanded TV line-up at the 2015 International CES 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 […]

93% of viewers impressed by 4K

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Strategy Analytics says that consumer awareness of Ultra-HD or 4K television is growing steadily, and that 93 per cent of those who have seen the technology in action have found it ‘extremely or somewhat’ impressive. Strategy Analytics’ latest ConsumerMetrics survey conducted with 2,001 US-based participants during November. The percentage of respondents who are aware of the term ‘Ultra HD’ rose […]

4K “milestone” for DirecTV-14

DirecTV’s latest satellite, its fourteenth, was successfully launched out of French Guyana on December 6th, and will be a “significant milestone” in DirecTV’s build-up of its 4K/Ultra-HDTV services. Phil Goswitz, DirecTV’s SVP/Space and Communications, speaking from the launch, congratulated rocket company Arianespace as well as Space Systems/Loral, the satellite’s builder on the success, adding: “Today we achieved a significant milestone […]

Black Friday to boost 4K TV sales

TV makers and retailers have added Ultra-HD TVs to their Black Friday promotions for the first time. This time last year, the first wave of 4K TVs in the US carried prices of $7,000 and upwards. Today, retail giant Best Buy will have a 55-inch Samsung Ultra-HD Smart TV for $899.99, a price cut of $500. It’s the first time […]

Global TV shipments rebound, 4K sales accelerate

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According to global market research and consulting firm DisplaySearch, global TV shipments, led by continued strong demand in North America, grew more than 4 per cent last quarter, after several quarters of weak growth. LCD TV shipments alone rose nearly 9 per cent, according to the latest findings in the Quarterly Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report, produced by DisplaySearch, […]

Large-screen TV sales up 48%

Sales research specialist GfK says the UK market for large TV displays (50″+) has managed “strong sales” in the past year, with October sales up 48 per cent on October last year.  However, total TV sales fell back 1 per cent in value overall, and 32”-42” sales fell by 11 per cent in value terms. Consumer electronics (excluding games consoles) […]

UltraFlix 4K for Samsung UHD TVs

Entertainment technology specialist NanoTech Entertainment has signed an agreement with Samsung Electronics America for the UltraFlix 4K streaming channel to be launched on all 2014 Samsung Ultra High-Definition (UHD) TVs. The transactional VoD 4K network is available immediately on Samsung UHD TVs as a featured 4K App. With UltraFlix, Samsung UHD TV customers will have one-click access to more than […]

OLED display market set for strong growth

Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) displays and smart-phone/tablet screens are going to see “spectacular” growth rates over the next few years according to a stud from Infiniti Research/TechNavio. The analyst firm say that the global OLED display market will grow at a CAGR of 36.7 per cent in the period to 2018. The global OLED Display market is nearing commercialisation […]

LG claims top spot in UHD panel shipments

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South Korean electronics giant LG Display has sold a massive 578,000 Ultra-HD TV panels in the month of October, according to DisplaySearch’s latest numbers. The volume meant that LG was for the first time in 22 months the ‘top’ supplier of flat panels, and beating rival Innolux into second place. Samsung came in third position. The total volume of Ultra-HD […]

DirecTV claims 4K UHD first

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US DTH operator DirecTV has become the first multi-channel video provider to offer 4K Ultra-HD programming direct to customers’ TVs. Available immediately, DirecTV is offering a variety of new releases, popular films and nature documentaries in 4K, teaming up with Samsung as its exclusive CE 4K UHD launch partner. Customers who have DirecTV’s Genie HD DVR will be able to […]

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