Entries Tagged as 'News'

Vizio Makes Your Data Key In New Business Direction

July 27th, 2015 · No Comments · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, Amazon, Audio, Connected TVs, Full Array LED Backlit with Local Dimming, HDR, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, Sound Bars, Surround Sound, Test Equipment, UHDTV

Vizio, the king of value-priced TVs traditionally sold through discount chains and warehouse clubs, is looking at you as it revamps its business model. The California-based company filed a Form S–1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday looking to raise at least $172.5 million from its initial public offering. The company plans to sell Class […]

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Denon, Integra Add Atmos, DTS:X AV Receivers

July 24th, 2015 · No Comments · Audio, HDMI, HDR, News, Sound Systems, Surround Sound, Surround Sound Systems

The Denon and Integra AV receiver brands recently unveiled new additions to their AVR lines, bringing support for both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X object-based surround sound. Denon said that in August it will deliver the AVR-X3200W ($999) and AVR-X4200W ($1,499) [pictured at top] AVRs that will ship with Dolby Atmos support on board, and will […]

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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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Nothing Refreshing About Refresh Rates This Year

July 21st, 2015 · No Comments · 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, OLED, Plasma, UHD 4K OLED, UHDTV

Back in 2012, the HD Guru warned readers that most TV manufacturers had started substituting industry standardized specifications for LED LCD TV motion smoothing technologies with proprietary terminology and corresponding numbers that at first glance appeared to be high native refresh rates but actually weren’t. Here we are in 2015 and the practice, for the […]

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Samsung Adds JS7000 Series SUHD TVs With HDR

July 16th, 2015 · 1 Comment · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Connected TVs, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, News

UPDATED! Samsung introduced Thursday a new JS7000 series to its lineup of “high dynamic range” (HDR) capable SUHD TVs. The JS7000 models include full array backlighting with local dimming and cover three screen sizes: the 50-inch UN50JS7000, the 55-inch UN55JS7000 and the 60-inch UN60JS7000, carrying unilateral pricing policy (UPP) prices of $1,299, $1,599 and $2,099, respectively. More on […]

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Panasonic Expands 4K Ultra HD Photo Mode In Lumix Camera

July 16th, 2015 · No Comments · 2160p, Digital Camera/Camcorder, Digital Cameras, News, OLED, OLED, UHDTV

Panasonic Thursday continued to expand its assortment of Lumix 4K cameras featuring 4K photo mode with the introductions of the mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Lumix GX8 camera (pictured at top) and the Lumix DMC-FZ300 (FZ300) bridge-style point-and-shoot. The two cameras join Panasonic’s growing list of Lumix models, including the GH4, LX100 and FZ1000, with 4K […]

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4K Ultra HDTV Deals Lined Up For Amazon ‘Prime Day’

July 14th, 2015 · No Comments · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, Amazon, Connected TVs, Digital Camera/Camcorder, Digital Cameras, Digital Media Receivers, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, UHDTV

Amazon will kick off its much-hyped Prime Day event for members of its Prime subscriber program starting at 3 a.m. EST/midnight PT tonight — July 15th — including a number of TV specials. The event, which promises to rival promotions offered on Black Friday, will include “thousands of deals” including “lightning deals” on a number of television specials […]

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Amazon Slates Prime Birthday Event

July 7th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Amazon, News

Amazon revealed that it plans to celebrate its 20th Anniversary by offering a one-day sales event for Prime subscribers that will rival Black Friday. The event, which Amazon is calling “Prime Day,” is scheduled for July 15th and is open to Prime members only in the United States, United Kingdom, Spain, Japan, Italy, Germany, France, […]

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