Entries Tagged as 'Blu-ray Discs'

Ultra-HD Blu-ray Spec. Released

May 12th, 2015 · 1 Comment · 2160p, Blu-ray Discs, Blu-ray Players, HDMI, HDR, News, UHDTV

Updated! The long-awaited specifications for the Ultra HD Blu-ray™ format were officially released Tuesday by the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) along with a new logo indicating Ultra HD compatibility. The BDA said the Ultra HD Blu-ray specification “will enable delivery of Ultra HD content via Ultra HD Blu-ray disc to the rapidly growing number of […]

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HEVC: Two Pools of Thought

March 30th, 2015 · No Comments · 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Blu-ray Discs, Blu-ray Players, Cable TV, Connected TVs, Digital Media Receivers, Streaming Services, UHD (4K) Media Players, UHD 4K OLED, UHDTV, Uncategorized

Patent pools are a method of aggregating disparate claims to intellectual property rights used in a new device or technology so that manufacturers and content producers can pay one fee to satisfy all parties. But for the new High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) compression system used for 4K Ultra HDTV and other video formats, the […]

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Ultra HD Blu-ray Is On The Way

March 17th, 2015 · 1 Comment · 3D Blu-ray player, 3D HDTV, Blu-ray Discs, Blu-ray Players, DVD Players, HDMI, HDR, UHDTV

  What some look to as the holy grail of source devices – Ultra HD Blu-ray™  continues to move closer to completion this week as members of the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) resolve remaining elements for the format’s specifications. More on what to expect in the final Ultra HD Blu-ray spec. after the break:

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CES 2015 Recap: Thoughts on Color

February 5th, 2015 · 1 Comment · 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Blu-ray Discs, HDR, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, UHD 4K OLED, UHDTV

Color, until now, hasn’t been talked about much when it comes to TVs. Sure, some company might claim some ridiculous percentage of some vaguely recognizable abbreviation, but in all, color was color and as long as it wasn’t wrong, it wasn’t discussed much. Since nearly every LCD from the last few years has used “white” […]

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Must-Have HDTV Accessories 2014

November 27th, 2014 · No Comments · 3D Blu-ray player, Audio, Blu-ray Discs, Blu-ray Players, DVD Players, DVR, Extended Warranties, HDMI, Reference Materials, Sound Bars, Sound Systems, Surround Sound Systems

  Here are some must-have accessories every HDTV owner should consider. Big or small, 720p or 4K, these can improve your experience, save you some money in the long run, and even make your TV look even better. From proper HDMI cables to media streamers, soundbars to sound systems, setup discs and surge protectors, there’s something […]

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4K Content: A Status Report

March 12th, 2014 · 6 Comments · 4K LED LCD, Blu-ray Discs, Streaming Services, UHDTV

March is here, and that means college basketball (March Madness), the end of snow (not here in the Northeast, sadly) and, yes, St. Patrick’s Day for those who celebrate that. It also means the new 2014 UHDTVs and HDTVs are due to arrive soon. While this is great news for those seeking to spend their […]

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HDTV/UHDTV: Are You Getting the Complete Picture?

February 4th, 2014 · 2 Comments · 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Blu-ray Discs, Connected TVs, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, OLED, Reference Materials, UHDTV

Late 2012 saw the introduction of 4K UHD TVs, and at the 2014 CES in January, a slew of new 4K models were announced with dramatically lower price points compared with last year’s very expensive first-generation sets. These also have smaller screen sizes designed to appeal to a wider audience beyond well-heeled videophiles.

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HDTV and Ultra HDTV Predictions for 2014

January 2nd, 2014 · 2 Comments · 3D HDTV, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Blu-ray Discs, Curved Screen, HDMI, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, OLED, Sound Bars, UHDTV, Uncategorized

With 2013 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 2014. But let’s first look back at how we did with our 2013 predictions.

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