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CES 2015 4K Ultra High Definition Recap: Thoughts on High Dynamic Range (HDR)

January 27th, 2015 · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, HDR, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels

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One of the main TV trends at CES this year was High Dynamic Range, or HDR.

Essentially, TVs labeled as such offer significantly greater contrast ratio, an expanded range of brightness from light to dark.

More than just a marketing term, HDR could be the next big jump in picture quality.

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Sony CES 2015: 4K UHDTVs and Projectors Galore

January 15th, 2015 · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Front Projection, HDR, Laser HDTV, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, UHD 4K OLED, UHDTV

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Sony has announced their 2015 lineup of 4K TVs, and a new 4K projector.

The new lines expand on last year’s offerings, which were well reviewed (by us and others).

All the info after the jump.

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Panasonic Unveils 2015 Ultra HD LED LCD Lineup

January 5th, 2015 · 2160p, 3D UHDTV, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Connected TVs, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, UHD 4K OLED, UHDTV

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Panasonic has announced their 2015 lineup of Ultra HD “4K” TVs. Sizes range from 50- to 65-inches across three different lines.

The nine total models have some surprising new features.

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Sharp 2015 Ultra HD and HD LED LCDs

January 5th, 2015 · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, UHDTV

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Sharp has announced their 2015 line of Ultra HD “4K” and ultra-huge 1080p LED LCDs. And there are a lot of them.

Lots and lots of info, after the jump.

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New Philips Ultra HD LCD TV Uses Lasers

January 5th, 2015 · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Laser HDTV, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, UHDTV

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First there was CCFL. Then there was LED. Now, LASERS.

The new PFL8900 series from Philips uses lasers as part of its backlighting.

More info after the jump.

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HDTV and 4K Ultra HDTV Predictions for 2015

January 3rd, 2015 · 2160p, 4K Curved Screeen, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Laser HDTV, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, OLED, OLED, UHD 4K OLED, UHDTV

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With 2014 now over and done, it’s time to look forward. We’ve collected information from our TV industry contacts, and are ready to make predictions for 2015.

But let’s first look back at how we did with our 2014 predictions.

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LG Announces its 2015 LED LCD 4K Ultra HD TV Line

December 29th, 2014 · 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Connected TVs, LED LCD Flat Panels, News

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LG has released preliminary information on 5 series of its extensive 2015 4K UHDTV (3840×2160 resolution) LED LCD models to be officially shown at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show next week in Las Vegas. The new models will be available multiple screen sizes (to be announced) to fit a wide range of consumer needs.

The details after the break.

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Hot After Christmas 4K UHDTV and HDTV Deals

December 28th, 2014 · 2160p, 3D HDTV, 3D UHDTV, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Connected TVs, Curved Screen, News, OLED, UHD (4K) Media Players, UHDTV

This Weeks Hot Deals

With the Christmas buying season behind us, the TV makers are  making a  push before the NFL playoffs and the Superbowl. For those of you that waited, you will find prices lower this week on a number of 4K Ultra High Definition TVs and HDTVs.

In the 4K UHD TV category we found new deals on a number of brand name makes and models. The hottest deals are in the 49-60-inch screen sizes, up to $200 lower than the best pre-Christmas deals.

A standout is the 60-inch Sharp LC-60UD27U . This model is a late 2014 entry, one of the last name brand 4K TVs to ship. It has the goodies needed for future 4K sources (such as next gen Blu-ray) with all 4 HDMI inputs being HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.2 compatibility. It is also THX 4K certified and includes an internal H.265 compression decoding for Netflix 4K and other future 4K streaming sources.

It retails for $3200 and was $1998 last week. It is now priced at $1798.

Other hot 4K deals include the 55-inch LG 55UB8500 now $1299 and the 49-inch Sony XBR49X850B for $1298.

Sony has also extended it’s free 4K media player bundle with $100 worth of free movies ($799 value, must be purchased via Amazon direct) on its highly reviewed X900B series models and the top of the line 65-inch 65XBR950B model.

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