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CES 2015 Recap: Thoughts on Color

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

CES 2015 Thoughts on Color

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” LEDs (actually a blue LED with a yellow phosphor), there wasn’t that much difference between them, color-wise, either.

That changed in a big way at CES 2015.

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Set-Up Tips to Make Your HDTV or 4K Ultra High Definition TV Super Bowl-Ready

February 1st, 2015 · Connected TVs, Curved Screen, Reference Materials, UHDTV

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The Consumer Electronics Association claims about 22 percent of all HDTVs are purchased for the specific purpose of watching the Super Bowl. But around 1 in 5 HDTV owners end up NOT watching the big game or other programs in high definition due to improper setup (source: The Nielsen Company).

The following checklist will help you determine if your HDTV is displaying the sharpest possible picture. Follow along, and we’ll take you through the steps to make sure it’s in shape for Super Bowl viewing.

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CES 2015 4K Ultra High Definition Recap: Thoughts on High Dynamic Range (HDR)

January 27th, 2015 · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, HDR, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels

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One of the main TV trends at CES this year was High Dynamic Range, or HDR.

Essentially, TVs labeled as such offer significantly greater contrast ratio, an expanded range of brightness from light to dark.

More than just a marketing term, HDR could be the next big jump in picture quality.

…maybe.

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Sony CES 2015: 4K UHDTVs and Projectors Galore

January 15th, 2015 · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Front Projection, HDR, Laser HDTV, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, UHD 4K OLED, UHDTV

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Sony has announced their 2015 lineup of 4K TVs, and a new 4K projector.

The new lines expand on last year’s offerings, which were well reviewed (by us and others).

All the info after the jump.

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Panasonic Unveils 2015 Ultra HD LED LCD Lineup

January 5th, 2015 · 2160p, 3D UHDTV, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Connected TVs, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, UHD 4K OLED, UHDTV

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Panasonic has announced their 2015 lineup of Ultra HD “4K” TVs. Sizes range from 50- to 65-inches across three different lines.

The nine total models have some surprising new features.

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Sharp 2015 Ultra HD and HD LED LCDs

January 5th, 2015 · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, UHDTV

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Sharp has announced their 2015 line of Ultra HD “4K” and ultra-huge 1080p LED LCDs. And there are a lot of them.

Lots and lots of info, after the jump.

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New Philips Ultra HD LCD TV Uses Lasers

January 5th, 2015 · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Laser HDTV, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, UHDTV

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First there was CCFL. Then there was LED. Now, LASERS.

The new PFL8900 series from Philips uses lasers as part of its backlighting.

More info after the jump.

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HDTV and 4K Ultra HDTV Predictions for 2015

January 3rd, 2015 · 2160p, 4K Curved Screeen, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Laser HDTV, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, OLED, OLED, UHD 4K OLED, UHDTV

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With 2014 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 2015.

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

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