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NHK updates 8K for NAB

Japan’s public broadcaster NHK is showcasing its latest product and programming concepts in 8K/Super Hi-Vision at the giant NAB show in Las Vegas next week (North Hall N8933). NHK will debut two new lightweight 8K cameras which they have developed for broadcasters, one of which can be fitted with its own recording unit and thus be the first portable video […]

V-Nova claims compression paradigm rewrite

Emerging from ‘stealth’ mode as it refined its technology over a five-year period with a range of industry partners, video compression solutions specialist V-Nova has released a number of products based on its PERSEUS technology, suggesting its performance shifts the entire video bitrate-quality curve, offering UHD quality at HD bitrates, HD at SD bitrates, and SD video at audio bitrates. […]

SMPTE: “4K picking up speed”

The Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE), in its latest ‘Newswatch’ publication, states that the industry’s transition to 4K has “picked up considerable speed” and quoting writer Pete Putman suggests that the production of ‘ordinary’ HD TV screens is likely to cease by the end of 2016-2017. “The trend line is proceeding,” says Putman. “Just take a look […]

HD TVs in 80% of US homes

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Consumer research from Leichtman Research Group, Inc. (LRG) found that 81 per cent of households in the US have at least one HD television set, and about 52 per cent of all households have multiple HDTVs. Five years ago, 46 per cent of US households had at least one HD TV, and 17 per cent of households had more than […]

133-Megapixel sensors for 8K UHD

A California company which specialises in high-resolution and ultra-sensitive CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductors) image-sensing transistors for use in digital imaging, says it has been working with Japan’s public broadcaster NHK to develop a 133 Megapixel camera sensor.

4K set for 50% of US homes

The US will emerge as the leading market for 4K or Ultra HD TVs in terms of household penetration by 2020 followed by the leading Western European markets, Australia, South Korea and China. According to Strategy Analytics’

DTG: ‘Don’t oversell UHD’

The UK’s Digital Television Group (DTG) has highlighted the risks of over-promising on the 4K experience after the Advertising Standards Authority told DSG Retail not to re-run a Christmas ad implying that 4K TVs would show greater detail without supporting evidence, and to ensure they “clearly communicated the standard of quality that would be achieved”. DTG CEO Richard Lindsay-Davies said […]

Samsung, LG, Sony 42% of all TV shipments

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Global TV brands, Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics and Sony, gained market share and increased their year-over-year shares of LCD TV shipments by an average of 11 per cent in 2014, which is higher than the market average. According to IHS, the top three TV brands purchased more than one third (37 per cent) of the total global TV panel supply in […]

Ericsson enables Tata Sky 4K

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Communications technology specialist Ericsson has enabled Tata Sky, India’s leading DTH operator, to launch the first commercial 4K video service in the subcontinent. With the launch of the Tata Sky 4K service, customers subscribing to this service can watch video up to four times the resolution of the standard HD video currently available. Ericsson will provide compression technology for 4K […]

LG leads UHD sales

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South Korean electronics giant LG supplied 1.86 million Ultra-HD panels in Q4/2014, and took 27.9 per cent of the global market by volume according to data from DisplaySearch. LG narrowly beat

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