Hottest HDTV and UHD 4K Labor Day Week Deals

August 30th, 2014 · 21:9 Curved UHDTV, 3D HDTV, 3D UHDTV, 4K LED LCD, Connected TVs, Curved Screen, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, OLED, Plasma, UHDTV

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Labor Day week marks back to school, the start of the NFL season and with it the beginning of the TV selling season.

We see price drops, especially on Ultra High Definition 4K TVs.

We also see two new 4K models  from Samsung.

In addition to a $1000 price drop on Sony’s top of the line UHD 4K XBR65X950B  with 65-inch LCD screen and full array LED backlight with local dimming,  there are also holiday savings on a number of LG and Samsung  4K models.

LG has added a new Soundbar/Sound Plate bundle on its LB7100 series HDTVs. We’ve include a link with all the details.

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2014 Shootout for Best HD and UHD 4K TV

August 15th, 2014 · 21:9 Curved UHDTV, 3D HDTV, 3D UHDTV, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Connected TVs, Curved Screen, News, OLED, Plasma

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New York TV retailer Value Electronics will be conducting their 10th annual TV Shootout this Saturday August 16th and Sunday August 17th. All the contending models are optimized for best, most accurate performance prior to the event. The team is lead by veteran ISF TV calibrator Kevin Miller. Audience members will hear presentations from manufacturers and TV industry renowned experts. Next, they will be shown a series of test patterns and video content on all the competing displays, then vote for best TV. We spoke to Value Electronics proprietor Robert Zohn to learn the list of TVs that made the final cut and how our readers can watch the event streamed live. Details appear after the break.

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Vizio Issues a Recall on 245,000 HDTVs for a Tip-Over Problem

August 7th, 2014 · LED LCD Flat Panels, News

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Vizio just issued a recall on several HDTV screen sizes sold during the last 7 months for the potential of tipping-over. This is due to the defective table stands included with the TVs. Vizio states there have been 51 reports of table stand failure of its 39- and 42-inch models.

If you have one of these TVs, or another Vizio TV with a table stand failure, you should contact the Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC).

Details (including model numbers affected and links) after the break.

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DirecTV Announces UHD 4K Video on Demand and Satellite Delivery

August 1st, 2014 · Cable TV, Satellite TV, Satellite UHD 4K TV, UHDTV

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During today’s earnings call,  DirecTV’s CEO and President Michael D. White announced they will be launching their own 4K Video On Demand (VOD) 4K service “before the end of the year”. White also spoke about the rest of DirecTV’s ambitious 4K plans.

The details appear after the break.

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Panasonic and Sony Are Back Together for New OLED Venture

August 1st, 2014 · 3D UHDTV, 4K Flat Panel, News, OLED

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Yesterday, a new OLED venture was announced in Japan called JOLED. Its purpose: to combine Panasonic and Sony’s R&D for Organic Light Emitting Diode display panels.

Both TV makers first displayed samples of ink-jet printed OLED TVs at the 2013 Consumer Electronics show. Sony and Panasonic had a prior OLED joint development agreement. It lasted 18-months, ending in late 2013.

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LG’s Ultra High Definition 4K OLED TV Price Leaked

July 28th, 2014 · 3D UHDTV, 4K Curved Screeen, Connected TVs, News, OLED, UHDTV

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LG announced at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show it would ship a 65-inch Ultra High Definition 4K OLED (organic light emitting diode) TV this year. Thanks to leaked information we now know it will carry a retail price of $8,999 but sells for $6,999 (UPP).

Learn the availability, features and more after the break.

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Samsung 105-inch Curved UHD 4K TV Costs $120,000

July 22nd, 2014 · 21:9 3D LED LCD Flat Panels, 21:9 Curved UHDTV, 4K LED LCD, Connected TVs, Curved Screen, News, UHDTV

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Today Samsung announced the availability of its biggest curved screen TV ever. First shown at the 2014 CES, the 105-inch UN105S9W UHD 4K TV sells for $119,999.99 . Unlike Samsung’s other curved models which incorporate the HDTV and UHDTV standard 1.78:1 aspect ratio, this one uses an ultra wide panel with 2.37:1 aspect ratio. More details after the break.

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Samsung UN55HU8550 UHD 4K TV Review

July 16th, 2014 · 4K LED LCD, Connected TVs, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, UHDTV

Samsung UN55HU8550 front 580Anyone shopping for a new television today may be tempted to future proof their display investment by choosing a model that features the new high-resolution technology, dubbed Ultra High Definition 4K. UHD feeds you eyeballs with four times the number of pixels compared to 1080p screens.  The Samsung UN55HU8550 UHD 4K TV delivers an impressively detailed picture with superbly calibrated imagery right out of the box, and its cutting edge features and integrated tech should please the forward-looking and currently-contented alike.

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