DirecTV Announces UHD 4K Video on Demand and Satellite Delivery

August 1st, 2014 · Cable TV, Satellite TV, Satellite UHD 4K TV, UHDTV

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During today’s earnings call,  DirecTV’s CEO and President Michael D. White announced they will be launching their own 4K Video On Demand (VOD) 4K service “before the end of the year”. White also spoke about the rest of DirecTV’s ambitious 4K plans.

The details appear after the break.

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Panasonic and Sony Are Back Together for New OLED Venture

August 1st, 2014 · 3D UHDTV, 4K Flat Panel, News, OLED

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Yesterday, a new OLED venture was announced in Japan called JOLED. Its purpose: to combine Panasonic and Sony’s R&D for Organic Light Emitting Diode display panels.

Both TV makers first displayed samples of ink-jet printed OLED TVs at the 2013 Consumer Electronics show. Sony and Panasonic had a prior OLED joint development agreement. It lasted 18-months, ending in late 2013.

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LG’s Ultra High Definition 4K OLED TV Price Leaked

July 28th, 2014 · 3D UHDTV, 4K Curved Screeen, Connected TVs, News, OLED, UHDTV

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LG announced at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show it would ship a 65-inch Ultra High Definition 4K OLED (organic light emitting diode) TV this year. Thanks to leaked information we now know it will carry a retail price of $8,999 but sells for $6,999 (UPP).

Learn the availability, features and more after the break.

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Samsung 105-inch Curved UHD 4K TV Costs $120,000

July 22nd, 2014 · 21:9 3D LED LCD Flat Panels, 21:9 Curved UHDTV, 4K LED LCD, Connected TVs, Curved Screen, News, UHDTV

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Today Samsung announced the availability of its biggest curved screen TV ever. First shown at the 2014 CES, the 105-inch UN105S9W UHD 4K TV sells for $119,999.99 . Unlike Samsung’s other curved models which incorporate the HDTV and UHDTV standard 1.78:1 aspect ratio, this one uses an ultra wide panel with 2.37:1 aspect ratio. More details after the break.

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Samsung UN55HU8550 UHD 4K TV Review

July 16th, 2014 · 4K LED LCD, Connected TVs, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, UHDTV

Samsung UN55HU8550 front 580Anyone shopping for a new television today may be tempted to future proof their display investment by choosing a model that features the new high-resolution technology, dubbed Ultra High Definition 4K. UHD feeds you eyeballs with four times the number of pixels compared to 1080p screens.  The Samsung UN55HU8550 UHD 4K TV delivers an impressively detailed picture with superbly calibrated imagery right out of the box, and its cutting edge features and integrated tech should please the forward-looking and currently-contented alike.

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J.D. Power: Samsung Leads HDTV Satisfaction Survey as Vizio Falls

July 10th, 2014 · 3D HDTV, News, Plasma, Reference Materials

JD Power 2014HDTV 50-Inches or More580Yesterday,  market research firm J. D. Power published its annual High Definition Television Satisfaction Report surveying customers who recently purchased an HDTV. Samsung won the top spot for both HDTV categories- under 50-inch screens as well 50-inch and larger models. Vizio, which held the overall top spot in 2012 and 2013 (with a 1st place tie in the under 50-inch category) plummeted to 3rd place in the latest under 50-inch survey, being bested by LG (2nd) and Samsung (1st).

Vizio tumbled down to 5th place in the large screen category,  from 4th place in 2013 and 1st place with all screen sizes in 2012.

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End of an Era: Samsung To Exit Plasma HDTV Production

July 9th, 2014 · Connected TVs, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, OLED, Plasma

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Samsung’s plasma TV panel making division has decided to pull the plug on its plasma production at the end of November. What are the implications? We give you the details after the break.

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Sony BDP-S3200 Blu-ray Player Review

June 30th, 2014 · Blu-ray Players

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As one of driving forces behind the Blu-ray format, Sony may have produced more Blu-ray players than anyone else. Every year we see many new models from them as high-end features trickle down the line, and new features appear. This trickle-down effect leads to every player being a better value than the year before, and to the higher-end players becoming even more niche products.

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