Entries Tagged as 'Blu-ray Discs'

HDR Still Not Happening At Retail

August 13th, 2015 · 4 Comments · 2160p, 4K Curved Screeen, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Amazon, Blu-ray Discs, Blu-ray Players, Blu-ray Titles, Connected TVs, HDR, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, OLED, OLED, UHD 4K OLED, UHDTV

4K Ultra HDTVs capable of delivering High Dynamic Range (HDR) may be one of the hottest new technologies on the television market this year, but don’t be surprised if you don’t hear anything about it on retail sales floors, so far. Even though some of the latest and greatest HDR-ready (unofficial terminology) TV models are in stores, the feature […]

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BDA To Start Licensing Ultra HD Blu-ray Standard

August 5th, 2015 · No Comments · 2160p, Blu-ray Discs, Blu-ray Players, Blu-ray Titles, HDMI, HDR, News, UHDTV

The arrival of Ultra HD Blu-ray players got a little closer Wednesday with word that the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) will begin licensing the Ultra HD Blu-ray format starting Aug. 24th. The date is about a month later than the group had originally expected. In addition to providing movies and television programs encoded in native […]

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Connector Solution Brings Support For Next Gen. Video

August 3rd, 2015 · 1 Comment · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Audio, Blu-ray Discs, Connected TVs, HDMI, HDR, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, OLED, Satellite TV, Satellite UHD 4K TV, Streaming Services, Surround Sound, UHD (4K) Media Players, UHD 4K OLED, UHDTV

One of the sticking points in delivering next-generation video formats from mobile devices and PCs to displays received a new solution Monday.   Lattice Semiconductor, a chip manufacturer which acquired Silicon Image, one of the leading developers of the HDMI interface, revealed Monday a pair of chip solutions for transmitting and receiving new superMHL video and […]

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HEVC Patent Pool Issues Its Bill

July 22nd, 2015 · No Comments · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Blu-ray Discs, Blu-ray Titles, Connected TVs, Digital Media Receivers, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, OLED, OLED, Satellite TV, Satellite UHD 4K TV, Streaming Services, UHD (4K) Media Players, UHD 4K OLED, UHDTV

Manufacturers of 4K Ultra HDTVs, Ultra HD Blu-ray players, mobile devices, 4K Ultra HD software and other products using high efficiency video coding (HEVC) compression and decoding technology are about to be handed another bill. The HEVC Advance, which is a second patent pool that surfaced last March looking to administer royalty collection for HEVC […]

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Ultra-HD Blu-ray Spec. Released

May 12th, 2015 · 2 Comments · 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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