We’ve been harping on this for a long time: Are the new class of super-high-resolution televisions called 4K TVs, UHD TVs, or Ultra HD TVs? This week, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), which runs the yearly, epic CES show in Las Vegas and the rest of the year sets the tone for the consumer electronics industry, came up with a solution. Or maybe, more accurately, a compromise.
Ultra HD TVs are receiving lots of hype (at least from TV manufacturers), but the bugaboo has been, and continues to be, the lack of “native” Ultra HD content to watch on them. Broadcast, cable/satellite and Blu-ray don’t yet offer it, although Amazon and Netflix are stepping forward with limited offerings. Today comes some welcome news for the category, as there’s going to be a little more to watch soon on demand.
One huge complaint about cable TV, which has persisted over time, is the lack of choice. I’m not talking about not having enough channels; we actually pay for too many. Out of those hundreds of channels you hand over hard-earned cash for, how many are watched with regularity? Ten? Twenty? For us, it’s about twelve, more »
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Epson today announced new Pro Cinema projectors with 3LCD Reflective laser technology, as well as the new Home Cinema 3000-Series of 2D and 3D Full HD 1080p projectors.
Oimgresne thing we always tell people when they ask about Ultra HD TV is to know that there isn’t much content for it yet (although that is slowwwly changing). The other is that the standards are still in flux, and there’s no guaranteeing that the Ultra HD TV (a.k.a., 4K TV) you buy today will work with the standards of tomorrow.
One of the biggest problems facing the rollout of Ultra HD TVs is that there’s no “native” Ultra HD content available to watch on them. There’s no Ultra HD TV channel yet, and there doesn’t seem to be one on the horizon. Although Netflix and Amazon will stream an extremely limited amount of Ultra HD content this year, it won’t be a panacea. And there’s no Ultra HD disc player, which would be the successor to the Blu-ray Disc player. Now there’s news that an Ultra HD player could be available by the end of 2015.
You’ve been reading up about LG 4K OLED TVs all year long, saving money as you go. If you’ve been bursting with excitement and anticipation, the wait is almost at an end. LG Electronics has just announced the start of sales of their curved OLED TVs with 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution. Featuring the latest more »
UL Environment reports that it performed rigorous tests against the GREENGUARD Certification standard in its Marietta, Ga., laboratory, to confirm low emissions from the LG 55EC9300.
Now you have two new options for front projection, as BenQ America, which bills itself as the top-selling DLP projector brand in The Americas, today introduced its “next-generation” Colorific home entertainment projectors, the 3D-capable, 1080p HT1075 ($1,199) and HT1085ST ($1,299), which will be available next month.
When it comes to streaming internet media to television sets all over the world, Roku is a leader, if not the leader. Cable-cutting in favor of viewing online content has been made easier and more possible by Roku and all of its products. Now, the company has teamed up with Hisense, the fourth largest global more »
Flat panel televisions are great, yet they are even better when positioned correctly. What does this mean, exactly? Well, if you’ve have to suffer screen glare, or awkward sitting to find the best viewing spot, you’ve been doing it all wrong. That’s why some genius invented wall mounts to improve on home viewing experiences. By more »