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38.5m Ultra-HD TVs to ship in 2018

In light of swift reductions in pricing, analytics firm IHS has boosted its forecast for Ultra-HD liquid-crystal display (LCD) television sets. IHS now predicts 38.5 million Ultra-HD LCD TV sets will ship in 2018, up from 1.5 million in 2013, according to the TV Systems Intelligence Service at IHS. Shipments will fly up more than […]

January 6, 2014

Sub-$1,000 4K TV from Polaroid

Digital age photography and consumer electronics specialist Polaroid is showing what it describes as a superior quality, affordable new line of televisions at CES 2014. Polaroid will début a 50” Smart TV that is Roku Ready, as well as a 50” Ultra HD 4K Television. According to Polaroid, the sets will provide consumers with unparalleled […]

January 3, 2014By Colin Mann

Thomson and MStar Semiconductor to demo advanced 4K OTT delivery to connected TVs during CES

At the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Thomson Video Networks and MStar Semiconductor will demonstrate advanced delivery of over-the-top (OTT) content to connected TVs via the emerging High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard. The demonstration will highlight the interoperability of Thomson Video Networks’ award-winning ViBE VS7000 multi-screen encoding/transcoding platform with MStar’s 4K […]

January 3, 2014

Sky promotes Attenborough 3D doc with glasses-free display

Media device specialist Stream TV Networks has teamed up with Sky and London’s Natural History Museum to promote the New Year’s Day première of the latest programme from Britain’s best-loved broadcaster. Extinct creatures are brought back to life in David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive 3D, to be broadcast at 6.30pm on New Year’s Day […]

December 31, 2013By Colin Mann

NanoTech adds WW rights to 4K Moving Murals

NanoTech Entertainment, a pioneer in bringing the 4K Ultra HD experience to consumers and businesses, has announced a worldwide distribution agreement with Epic Eye, the parent company of Moving Murals, a dynamic art solution.  Under the agreement, UltraFlix, NanoTech’s streaming 4K Ultra HD service, has been granted 4K rights to distribute Moving Murals’ current gallery […]

December 29, 2013

Sony and Panasonic scrap OLED partnership

Sony and Panasonic are scrapping their OLED display TV panel joint-venture “alliance”, blaming technical challenges and production costs. The pair will independently focus on building 4K/Ultra-HD LCD panels.  Both companies have faced heavy losses within their TV divisions, and local reports quote spokesmen for both businesses saying that LCD-based 4K displays show greater promise.  The […]

December 27, 2013By Chris Forrester

LG to unveil 105” Curved Ultra-HD at CES

LG Electronics will be unveiling what it says is the world’s first 21:9 aspect ratio Curved Ultra-HD TV (Model 105UB9) at the CES 2014 show in Las Vegas. LG’s newest premium TV is also the company’s very first Curved Ultra-HD model and is, at present, officially the largest curved TV ever made. “LG Display has […]

December 19, 2013

Dolby proposing 4K+ for CES Ultra-HD

There has been some concern amongst the production community that Digital Europe’s ‘Beyond HD’ recommendation that their minimum standard for 4K/Ultra-HD displays should be set at an 8-bit depth for colour is simply not adequate. There was considerable argument at IBC over the proposal, with a general consensus that a colour bit-depth of 10-bit should […]

December 18, 2013By Chris Forrester

Dolby Atmos for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug with DVS and Park Road Post

When The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), premiered on December 12th, 2013, the new Dolby Atmos standard added another dimension to the experience of sound, alongside stunning images. Dolby Atmos envelops the audience, allowing for precise sound event positioning in the auditorium, perfectly complimenting the […]

December 18, 2013

Amazon plans 4K future

Amazon Studios, the original film and TV production arm of Amazon.com, has revealed plans to shoot all 2014 full original series, including comedies and dramas, in 4K Ultra HD. Rival entertainment streaming service Netflix recently confirmed that it is filming its second season of award-winning drama series House of Cards in 4K. “As a premium […]

December 17, 2013By Colin Mann