Entries Tagged as 'Connected TVs'

DEG: 4K Ultra HD Products Saw Strong Q1 Sales

April 29th, 2016 · No Comments · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Blu-ray Discs, Blu-ray Players, Connected TVs, Full HD 1080p, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, UHDTV

Sales of 4K Ultra HDTVs, UHD players and supporting 4K media saw strong sales over the first three months of 2016, according to preliminary data supplied Friday by the DEG: Digital Entertainment Group, a multi-industry home entertainment promotional association. Ultra HDTV sets continued to show “dramatic” growth in the quarter, with unit sales shipments surpassing […]

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CTA Defines Wide Color Gamut Displays

April 27th, 2016 · 1 Comment · 2160p, Connected TVs, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, UHDTV

  The Video Division Board of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) recently updated the official industry terminology for 4K Ultra TVs by including definitions for displays that support a wide color gamut (WCG). Prior, the CTA board had established related terms for 4K Ultra HD supporting High Dynamic Range (HDR). Most of the terms fall […]

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Review: New 1080p Roku TV Streaming Stick

April 25th, 2016 · No Comments · Amazon, Connected TVs, Full HD 1080p, HDMI, Headphones, Product Reviews, Streaming Services

Major TV manufacturers have been trying to solve the puzzle to building a successful and satisfying smart TV system for the better part of a decade now, but the truth is that Roku has been one-step ahead of most of them since before they started integrating complex operating systems and IP functionality into dumb displays. […]

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Samsung’s 2016 KU7500, KU7000, KU6500, KU6300 4K UHD TV Prices Leaked

April 21st, 2016 · 2 Comments · 2160p, 4K Curved Screeen, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Connected TVs, Curved Screen, HDMI, HDR, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, UHDTV

  Updated! Samsung unveiled pricing and features on its new SUHD TV model series last week, but said nothing about lower-priced UHD tiers planned for 2016. (This story was updated with additional information on availability and adds the KU6300 Series.) Industry sources today revealed to HD Guru the pricing and features for Samsung’s step-down 4K […]

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Comcast Kicks Off Xfinity TV Partner Program, Roku, Samsung On Board

April 20th, 2016 · No Comments · 2160p, 4K Curved Screeen, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Connected TVs, Curved Screen, Digital Media Receivers, DVR, News, UHD (4K) Media Players

Comcast said Wednesday said that it has launched an Xfinity TV Partner Program to expand the range of retail devices its customers can use to access Xfinity cable TV service, and Roku and Samsung are on-board. The Xfinity TV Partner Program will leverage open standard technologies, including HTML5, to provide a common framework to connect […]

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Universal Reveals 4K Ultra HD Movie Release Plans

April 19th, 2016 · 1 Comment · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Blu-ray Discs, Blu-ray Players, Blu-ray Titles, Connected TVs, Digital Media Receivers, HDR, News, Streaming Services, Surround Sound, UHD (4K) Media Players, UHDTV

  Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) said Tuesday that it will release for home use globally a slate of films in 4K Ultra HD resolution with high dynamic range (HDR) both in Ultra HD Blu-ray format and as digital streaming and downloads, beginning this summer. The studio said it plans to release a mix of […]

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Vizio Unveils More SmartCast `Displays’ In New E, M Series Lines

April 19th, 2016 · No Comments · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Amazon, Connected TVs, Full Array LED Backlit with Local Dimming, Full HD 1080p, HDMI, HDR, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, News

Vizio unveiled Tuesday new entry level E-Series 4K Ultra HD “home theater displays” and Full HD TVs and M-Series 4K Ultra HD “home theater displays” that incorporate the new SmartCast Smart Entertainment Ecosystem first introduced in the 2016 P-Series. Like those models recently unveiled SmartCast P-Series, the new E-Series and M-Series SmartCast “displays” build in […]

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Review: Samsung’s UBD-K8500 Sets Bar High For Ultra HD Blu-ray

April 18th, 2016 · 2 Comments · 2160p, 3D HDTV, 4K LED LCD, Amazon, Blu-ray Discs, Blu-ray Players, Blu-ray Titles, Connected TVs, HDMI, HDR, Product Reviews, Review, Surround Sound, UHDTV

Samsung’s UBD-K8500 Ultra HD Blu-ray player (above) has a curved design but no readout. Since the introduction of the first DVD player, Samsung has sought to be first-to-market with all of the latest optical disc technologies to come along. The company’s track record includes the introduction of the first DVD player, the first Blu-ray player […]

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