Study: 4K Ultra HDTV Adoption To Soar

March 10th, 2015 · 2160p, 3D UHDTV, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Curved Screen, UHDTV


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With all of the media focus on Apple Watches this week, here’s a reminder that the living room big-screen still rules the tech roost in the home, and ground zero for the exploding 4K Ultra HDTV market is right here in the U.S.A.

A “Connected Home Devices” study tracking global Ultra HDTV unit shipments released by market research firm Strategy Analytics this week said 4K Ultra HDTV is blossoming and North America is expected to emerge as the world leader in household penetration within the next five years.

More on what’s pushing the interest, where other regions rank in order and why you might want to consider an upgrade to 4K with your next TV purchase after the break:

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Samsung’s 2015 4K Ultra High Definition Prices Revealed

March 10th, 2015 · 2160p, 3D UHDTV, 4K LED LCD, Connected TVs, Curved Screen

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We’ve now gathered prices, model numbers and main features for Samsung’s remaining 2015 4K Ultra HDTVs.

The new list completes the one we began earlier with the company’s 2015 top-end “JS” series 4K Ultra HDTV models highlighted at the January International Consumer Electronics show for having near-future tech including high dynamic range.

All of the additional model numbers have the “JU” series designation and consist of four series with 20 models. Screen sizes range (depending on the particular series) from 40-inches to 78-inches.

More good news: Samsung has begun shipping its first 2015 models including the flagship 65-inch JS9500.

We begin with models shipping later this month via Amazon and then list all of the series, along with main features, screen size and UPP (unilateral pricing program).

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SCSA Readies Formal Launch Of 4K UHD Download Service

March 6th, 2015 · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Blu-ray Players, Connected TVs, News, UHD (4K) Media Players, UHDTV

SCSA team_1The SCSA launch team at the 2015 International CES: Chris Sato, SCSA marketing senior VP; David Huerta, SCSA executive director/GM; and Clayton Biele, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment global technology strategy associate director.


In what may have been the best kept secret at International CES, 4K Ultra HDTV enthusiasts are about to get another big boost in the availability of native 4K content through a pending formal launch of a secure download service developed by a coalition of electronics manufacturers and Hollywood studios.

Called the Secure Content Storage Association (SCSA), the body of consumer electronics and Hollywood movers and shakers has developed a similarly named system due for a mid-year sendoff. It is designed to simply and easily download native 4K Ultra HD movies, videos and TV programs to large capacity storage products, such as Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices, media players, flash storage devices and even some mobile devices to playback rich, high-quality 4K content that is purchased or rented online.

More on the SCSA’s members, products and rollout plans after the break:

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Sony Spins Restructuring To Underscore Long-Term Commitment To TV Category

March 5th, 2015 · 3D HDTV, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Connected TVs, News, UHD 4K OLED, UHDTV, Uncategorized

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Mike Fasulo, president of the newly renamed Sony North America, said this week that reports of the “spinoffs” of Sony’s TV and Video and Audio businesses have been greatly exaggerated.

Despite changes in business structure, Sony electronic products aren’t going anywhere, so you can feel comfortable buying that new Bravia or XBR TV this year.

More on the closing of Sony’s stores, this year’s Triluminos display technology and plans for high dynamic range (HDR) metadata firmware updates after the break:

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Multi-Industry Ultra High Definition TV Alliance May Be Planning Your Next TV

March 4th, 2015 · 2160p, 3D UHDTV, 4K LED LCD, Connected TVs, UHD 4K OLED, UHDTV

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We’re only about four years into the market launch of high resolution 4K Ultra HDTV, but TV manufacturers, content producers and engineering consultants made it clear at International CES a few weeks ago that we’ve only just started to see what this new display ecosystem can deliver.

Learn the details and read an interview with a UHD Alliance member spokesperson after the break.

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Should You Grab a Red Hot Close-Out Deal on a 2014 4K UHD or HDTV or Hold Off for a 2015 Model?

March 3rd, 2015 · 2160p, 3D HDTV, 4K Curved Screeen, 4K LED LCD, Connected TVs, LED LCD Flat Panels

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The short version is: it depends on the TV. We break it down into four categories: high-end 4K UHD; mid- to low-end 4K UHD; high-end Full HD TV (1080p) and mid- to low-end Full HD TV.

The results appear after the break

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Sony’s 2015 4K UHD TV Prices Leaked- HD Guru Exclusive

February 26th, 2015 · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Connected TVs, Full Array LED Backlit with Local Dimming, UHDTV

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The 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in January provided the first glimpse of Sony’s 4K UHD line for 2015. Now, thanks to our industry sources, we have all the prices and expected shipping dates of the new models.

All the info after the jump.

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Vizio’s 2015 4K UHD TV Prices Leaked- HD Guru Exclusive

February 20th, 2015 · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Connected TVs, News, UHDTV

Vizio 2015 M65-C1 4K UHDTV Front logo 580For years Vizio would invite the press to see their latest TV line at an off-site venue during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. This year, Vizio dispensed with the showing. Rather than wait for a formal announcement, we’ve obtained from our industry sources the retail prices, release dates, specs, and a photo of the new 65-inch model (above).

All the details after the jump.

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