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Rupert Murdoch thinks Amazon, Netflix are too big. Duh.

Unless you’re the one in the lead, no one likes monopolies. Few people may understand this concept more than Rupert Murdoch, the 83-year-old founder of one of the world’s largest media conglomerates. If you’ve ever watched some TV, especially anything from 21st Century Fox, he’s made money off of it. But local and cable television more »

Sharp releases new AQUOS 4K UD27

 line, a series of 4K Ultra HD TVs and a Hi-Res Audio Player, is now shipping. The TVs are equipped to provide Netflix streaming and other inputs as 4K content is released. 70″ screens are available with 16% more viewing space and a wallpaper option for displaying personal photos during non-viewing times. The device is more »

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Google Nexus Player launches soon, relief for Ouya owners

Google really wants its hardware behind all the content you might enjoy on your home television sets. If you’ve been interested in a competitive alternative to Apple and Amazon, you’ll be able to preorder the Google Nexus Player soon, with the device hitting major retailers at the beginning of next month. The Nexus Player will more »

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JVC latest manufacturer to offer 4K Ultra HD TV

Another big brand has joined the 4K Ultra HD TV fray, as JVC will introduce the 65-inch, $1,999 JVC Diamond Series DM65USR by the end of this month.

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What is Ultra HD TV? (video)

There’s been a lot of noise about 4K Ultra HD TV this year, but not many people know exactly what it is. So we decided to make a video that can serve as a primer on the technology.

Vizio unveils five P-Series 4K Ultra HD TVs, all under $2,500

The price floor is continuing to crumble in the 4K Ultra HD TV market — and the 4K content hasn’t even arrived yet. There will be five new 4K Ultra HD TV models on the market very soon, as Vizio today launched its P-Series of Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TVs — and they’re all priced under $2,500. Even the 70-inch model.

CE industry settles on a name for 4K/UHD/Ultra HD TVs: 4K Ultra HD

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.

NanoTech to deliver native Ultra HD content to Sony TVs

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.

Verizon’s internet TV in 2015 may be a la carte

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 »

Ultra HD TV buyers beware: Read the fine print

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.

Prepare to binge watch with LG 4K OLED TVs

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 »

LG’s new curved OLED HDTV becomes first TV to achieve UL GREENGUARD Certification

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.