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 »
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.
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.
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 »
Even though the summer heat may be far from over, vacation and fun are about to come to a screeching halt. That’s right; August is back-to-school month. While some kids may be groaning, their respective parents could very well be rejoicing! There’s nothing like having more freedom and quiet in a house that has just more »
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A study conducted by The Diffusion Group found that “short-term demand for 4K/Ultra HD televisions is hindered by two simple but structurally important fundamentals: a widespread lack of awareness among consumers and a marked sensitivity to the costs of these advanced sets.”
The global market research company J.D. Power today released a study that shows Samsung, LG, and Vizio rank among the highest in customer satisfaction when purchasing a high-definition television. is rated the highest in both smaller than 50-inch and larger than 50-inch televisions. According to the report, customers are shopping on price when purchasing a more »